RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:54:20 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Twin Valley Alumni Spotlight Moffett & Torres own Cafe 110, Morgantown]]> In an effort to recognize and support Twin Valley alumni, the Twin Valley Community Education Foundation has created an "Alumni Spotlight" section which is featured in TVCEF's monthly newsletters. The "Alumni Spotlight" highlights a different Twin Valley alum every month who is doing great things in their professional or personal life.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:44 -0400 2014-07-31T13:00:44-04:00 2014-07-31T13:00:48-04:00
<![CDATA[G-STEM Program introduces teens to the world of environmental science]]> For participating Pottstown Middle School students, Montgomery County Community College's G-STEM- Green Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-program was the first opportunity they ever had to explore the Schuylkill River, hold crayfish or see schools of minnows swim by their legs.

By testing the water quality at various locations along the river, as well as in the Manatawny Creek tributary, students learned about what may impact the life cycle and inhabitants of this river aquarium.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:55:36 -0400 2014-07-30T12:55:36-04:00 2014-07-30T12:55:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Pottsgrove Manor to host summer textile workshops for kids]]> On Sundays in August, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a series of workshops, focusing on a different colonial textile art each week. Kids 8 to 12 years old can learn historical crafts and take home their creations in these fun sessions.

Aug. 3: Learn to Knit - In an era before elastic and modern stretch fabrics, knitting was the best way to create stretchy, fitted clothing and accessories.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:22:16 -0400 2014-07-29T10:22:16-04:00 2014-07-29T10:22:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Phillie Phanatic visits The Goddard School of Gilbertsville]]> Thursday, July 24, seemed like an ordinary day at The Goddard School in Gilbertsville until a certain visitor entered the building.

Phille Phanatic, the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team. The Phanatic began the visit by playing with several of the children on the school's playground equipment.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:04:44 -0400 2014-07-28T11:04:44-04:00 2014-07-29T10:20:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Author presentation 'Boys of the Civil War' at Hopewell]]> Aug. 10 Narvon author Joel Moore will give a presentation titled "Boys of the Civil War" and sign copies of his books, set in the Civil War, in the conference room at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site at 2 p.m.

J. Arthur Moore, author of historically researched Civil War fiction for young readers, will present the stories of some of the real boys from the Civil War in the weeks ahead.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:17:22 -0400 2014-07-28T16:17:22-04:00 2014-07-28T16:17:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Little Mates Graduates]]> Little Mates CDC, 3025 North Street, Morgantown, presents the Little Mates Pre-K 2 Graduating Class of 2014.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:47 -0400 2014-07-28T16:16:47-04:00 2014-07-28T16:16:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Craig Thatcher Band to present free concert at Musikfest's Main Stage]]>

BETHLEHEM ­- Just when it seemed dark - as in the first dark night ever at Musikfest's main stage - local blues icons The Craig Thatcher Band and Musikfest partner Coordinated Health have come together to shine the spotlight on the elements that make Musikfest one of the most unique music events in the nation.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:10:20 -0400 2014-07-28T15:10:20-04:00 2014-07-28T15:10:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Celebrating Celtic with Dollops of Irish Cheer at the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest]]> "As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans."

Ernest Hemingway, "A Moveable Feast"

Oysters for happiness, food for the soul and music for the feet, fueled by beer amid the rousing, throbbing cadence of bagpipes and drums -it was time to celebrate everything Celtic and a burgeoning crowd joined the Irish fraternity to raise a cheer at the 10th annual Berks Celtic Oyster Festival.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:15 -0400 2014-07-25T20:15:15-04:00 2014-07-28T14:20:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Birdsboro Community Center gets everyone together to Zumba]]> Children and seniors joined together in rhythmic dance with a special Zumba day at the Birdsboro Community Center Wednesday, July 16.

Smiles lit up faces as the Latin inspired music unified the campers from Camp Adventure with the senior citizens who attend events at Berks Encore with fun and some blood pumping exercises.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:34:21 -0400 2014-07-25T12:34:21-04:00 2014-07-25T12:34:54-04:00
<![CDATA[New Rotary Club officers installed]]> The Boyertown Rotary recently installed the 2014-2015 officers.

Several Rotarians gathered at the Gilbertsville Fire Company to welcome in and usher out the present and past officers. Visiting guest, Associate District Governor Marie Ann Thompson was also in attendance to swear in new Rotary President Carl Harner a third generation Rotarian.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:47:45 -0400 2014-07-23T11:47:45-04:00 2014-07-23T11:47:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Tribute for Rep. Hennessey held at Tel Hai, Honey Brook Township]]> Honey Brook Twp.-On Monday, July 21 State Rep. Tim Hennessey of the 26th Legislative District was honored for his long service and advocacy of issues important to older Pennsylvanians.

Serving in the State House of Representatives since 1993, Hennessey has been a stalwart supporter of older Americans.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:01:04 -0400 2014-07-22T17:01:04-04:00 2014-07-22T17:01:11-04:00
<![CDATA[The Westy goes to the dogs during 'Dog Days of Summer']]>

Those on their way to lunch at The Westy Bar & Grill in Hamburg on Saturday, July 19, had the chance to spend some time with puppies before and after eating at the restaurant. The CatWorks Inc. held the Dog Days of Summer to help raise funds and find homes for the dogs and cats in their care.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:08:23 -0400 2014-07-22T14:08:23-04:00 2014-07-22T15:16:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Girl Scouts go galactic at Twilight Camp]]> "Galaxy Quest" was the theme for this year's Twilight Camp, sponsored by the Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. The camp was held at Calvary UCC on Route 100 in Barto.

Under the leadership of "Commander" Patricia Moser, forty seven girls are participating in the five day event.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:49:15 -0400 2014-07-21T13:49:15-04:00 2014-07-22T08:09:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Tel Hai senior staff member honored]]> Honey Brook Twp.-On June 18 the state-wide association of not-for-profit senior services providers, LeadingAge PA, presented their 2014 Professional Advancement Award to Sue Verdegem, Tel Hai's Senior Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration. The annual conference and exposition was held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:22 -0400 2014-07-21T15:15:22-04:00 2014-07-21T15:15:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Troop 101 Boy Scouts Earn 50-mile Award]]> Seasoned members of Boy Scout Troop 101 of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown, recently spent 5 days and 4 nights on the Appalachian Trail to earn the 50-mile award.

The idea was to backpack the 5 days with all gear and food, so as to test the limits of the Scout's endurance.

In order to earn the 50-mile award, a Scout must hike the distance over the course of at least five days, and complete 10 hours of service.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:57:14 -0400 2014-07-21T09:57:14-04:00 2014-07-21T15:12:25-04:00