RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:00:55 -0500 60 <![CDATA[New Hanover Moms Club recognizes Rare Disease Day, seeks to raise awareness]]> Moms and children of New Hanover Township came together on Feb. 28 as part of the 'Day-by-day, Hand-in-hand' campaign organized as part of Rare Disease Day.

Now community has been invited to take part.

The Moms Club of New Hanover Township has partnered with the Wellness Council of Boyertown for their 10th Annual Wellness Fair taking place on Saturday, March 21.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:43:30 -0500 2015-03-04T13:43:30-05:00 2015-03-04T13:43:30-05:00
<![CDATA[Celebrating the Emerald Isle with 'The Songs of Ireland' Concert]]> A week after presenting classic French farce, the Historic State Theatre of Boyertown continues a stage tour of Europe with the "Songs of Ireland" concert on March 7.

The show features Killen Clark, The King Brothers, and The Chester County Emerald Society Pipe Band, each bringing their own take on classic Irish music to the stage.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:12:04 -0500 2015-03-04T13:12:04-05:00 2015-03-04T13:33:32-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown team to compete in Preston & Steve's Cardboard Classic this Friday]]> While some are steering away from the cold, some are choosing to steer into it head-on.

Boyertown area residents Mark Clauss, Gail Maxham, Chris and Cindy Prindle and Mark Stout have built a 17-foot-long cardboard Harley Chopper sled which features an eagle head at its center. The team is planning to compete in Preston and Steve's Cardboard Classic at Jack Frost Mountain Friday, March 6.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:57:10 -0500 2015-03-03T10:57:10-05:00 2015-03-03T15:50:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet Oliver]]> Are you one of those people who loves big, cuddly, orange-and-white boy cats? Then Oliver is your guy! He is pure sweetness and adores the company of his favorite people. He's the best buddy ever for couch potato sessions!

Oliver and the other pets in his household recently lost their home. Oliver had been with this family his whole life, and at 10 years of age, it has been a big adjustment for him.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:03:46 -0500 2015-03-03T14:03:46-05:00 2015-03-03T14:03:46-05:00
<![CDATA[Blandon author Dori Hoch releases 'The Easter Bunny Brothers']]> Submitted

Dori Hoch, Blandon, recently released her newest book filled with colorful illustrations and the competitive antics of, "The Easter Bunny Brothers."

Hoch, a retired elementary teacher and reading specialist from the Fleetwood and Wilson School Districts, collaborated with artist, author, and West Lawn native, Jane Wolfgang, former elementary art teacher for Governor Mifflin and Wilson School Districts, to create a book suitable for preschoolers through early elementary.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:20:58 -0500 2015-03-02T15:20:58-05:00 2015-03-02T15:20:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week]]> Tina is a beautiful spayed senior lab/pointer mix, two great breeds in one wonderful dog. Tina is a fun girl that loves playing with her toys and resting in the bath tub. She enjoys all human company, never lived with dogs and does not favor cats. Release Number A248292

Zoey is a spayed domestic short hair.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:07:21 -0500 2015-03-02T15:07:21-05:00 2015-03-02T15:07:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Sanatoga Fire chief reflects on past, outlines plans for future]]> LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A lot of firefighters first pull on their bunker gear when they're still in their teens. Not David Saylor Sr., who was initiated into the brotherhood of firefighters at the age of 41.

This was 22 years ago when his then-15-year-old son, David Saylor Jr., decided he wanted to become a junior firefighter, but only on the condition that his father also join up.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:07:05 -0500 2015-03-02T15:07:05-05:00 2015-03-02T15:07:05-05:00
<![CDATA[Visitors hit snow-covered trails for geocache challenge]]> Visitors to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, a raptor sanctuary located at 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, were invited to bundle up and hit snow-covered trails to complete a geocache challenge on Saturday, Feb. 21. Participation was included with the regular per-person, trail-use fee at the conservation site.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:17:01 -0500 2015-03-02T10:17:01-05:00 2015-03-02T10:17:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Village Library welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson]]> Village Library in Morgantown welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson, who started on Feb. 9.

She "developed a love for books and libraries at a young age," Donaldson wrote to Tri County Record.

Donaldson volunteered at her local library while attending high school in Paraguay. Having grown up in South America, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:04:20 -0500 2015-02-27T12:04:20-05:00 2015-02-27T13:44:16-05:00
<![CDATA[Murder mystery event 'Murderoulsy Uncorked!' slated at Moonlight Winery]]> A classic whodunit at Moonlight Winery has been sponsored by Moonlight Winery, Fecho Productions and Genesius Theatre.

After the huge success of A Christmas Carol on the Trolley, that commenced and ended at the Moonlight Winery, Fecho Productions and Moonlight Winery have teamed up, once again, to present "Murder At Moonlight Winery" - the mystery is entitled - "Murderoulsy Uncorked!"

This fun interactive event will be a rare vintage, indeed, and the world of fine wines is ripe with intrigue for all those would-be sleuths out there.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:08:38 -0500 2015-02-26T10:08:38-05:00 2015-02-26T10:08:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone grad Navy Petty Officer David Hurley serves as Yeoman]]> In addition to his civilian professions as hospital security and a health fitness specialist, Petty Officer 2nd Class David Hurley has committed to serving our nation as a Yeoman in the U.S. Navy Reserve assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Lehigh Valley.

Hurley's service includes four years of active duty and a two-year deployment to Iraq with the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC).

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:14:34 -0500 2015-02-25T14:14:34-05:00 2015-02-25T14:14:34-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary honors Twin Valley students Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger as February Students of the Month]]> On February 18 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School juniors, Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger, as their Students of the Month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Alyssa was honored for her academic, musical, and athletic achievements. Alyssa is a first chair violin, a member of Tri-M, and is also a member of the Twin Valley bowling team.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:45:21 -0500 2015-02-25T12:45:21-05:00 2015-02-25T12:45:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley High School senior Amy Carvalho named March Intern of the Month]]> Amy Carvalho, a senior at Twin Valley High School, was named March's Intern of the Month. She currently interns at Twin Valley Elementary Center and Robeson Lutheran Preschool.

At Twin Valley Elementary, her mentors are Jaime Burns, a first grade teacher and Ann Nagel, a speech therapist. Her responsibilities there include working with the students who need help, assisting with the preparation of classroom materials, and helping to display student work.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:45:03 -0500 2015-02-25T12:45:03-05:00 2015-02-25T12:45:03-05:00
<![CDATA[DJ Jon Gosselin mixing music at Bally Hotel]]> The former star of TLC's hit show "Jon and Kate Plus 8" has moved on from television, but is still in the limelight while changing careers to become a disc jockey.

Gosselin joined Eclipse Entertainers last October after an ex-girlfriend and former DJ let him spin music at her events. "I used to go to her gigs and, being in the I.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:54:15 -0500 2015-02-23T10:54:15-05:00 2015-02-23T10:54:15-05:00
<![CDATA[Elverson girl, 13, wins 2nd in Cricket League art competition]]> Eva Dillon, 13, of Elverson, won second prize in the October 2014 Cricket League art competition.

"I was really surprised to hear that I won second place! It made me really happy!" Eva writes to Tri County Record.

For this contest, each entrant was asked to submit original artwork with a Halloween theme.

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:18:27 -0500 2015-02-19T11:18:27-05:00 2015-02-19T11:18:27-05:00