RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 29 May 2015 20:04:57 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet two sisters who would like to stay together]]> Faith and Sapphire are sisters born in August, 2012. Their rescuer found them in the woods when they were kittens, and she gave them all the TLC they needed to make them well and strong.

Faith is a beautiful little calico whose nickname is Bubbles because as a kitten her purrs sounded like bubbles.

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<![CDATA[Pets: Adoptables from the Montco S.P.C.A]]> Please meet Jaxon, a handsome and loving bachelor hoping to stumble across the love of his life. Jaxon enjoys showing off his athleticism, going on walks, and spending time with his humans. He is just shy of a year and a half, but very mature for his age; he will gladly demonstrate sit, down, paw, stay, come, and grabs his toy on command if you ask.

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<![CDATA[The Center at Spring Street has a new bus]]> The Center at Spring Street, located at 200 West Spring Street in Boyertown, is a gathering place for active older adults 55 years of age and over who are wanting to stay active and connected with other seniors in the community.

Boyertown Area Multi-Service recently purchased a new bus through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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<![CDATA[Volunteers serve meal at Hope Rescue Mission]]> A group of fifteen people, members of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown, travelled out to Reading to serve a meal at Hope Rescue Mission on Sunday, May 3.

The mission is a place of refuge for homeless men in Berks County. The group prepared the meal ahead of time at St. John's and then served 95 men a delicious meal of ham, potato stuffing, green beans, corn, fruit cup, rolls and dessert.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll residents show off green thumbs and passion for gardening]]> The gardens at Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care are flourishing once again, thanks to the hard work and dedication of residents at Chestnut Knoll and members of the Pottstown Garden Club. This season, residents have been able to get some fresh air and plant vegetables in the garden, in preparation for later use in the kitchen to be part of their daily meals.

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<![CDATA[Reiffton students collect donations to support Child Life Services Program at CHOP]]> Local students are 'changing the world with kindness.'

This year Exeter's Reiffton School students wanted to focus on supporting the Child Life Services Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. They decided to show this support by doing a 'Pay it Forward' Initiative in the form of a donation drive to collect items needed for the program.

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<![CDATA[New Hanover Historical Society slates May program]]> New Hanover >>The May meeting of the New Hanover Historical Society will feature an illustrated talk by Jim McClelland about how cannon were made in Pennsylvania for the American Revolution. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at the restored Swamp Creek School House, Reifsnyder Road, by the township's Swamp Creek Park.

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<![CDATA[Pets: Adoptables from the Montgomery County SPCA]]> Ty enjoys long cat naps in tight quarters, feline and canine companionship, and above all, love. He can be rather timid and shy, but once he feels comfortable, you better look out. Ty will reserve your lap for hours at a time just appreciating the company and back scratches. And if all that scratching gets to be a bit too much, tuck him in a blanket by your side where he'll snuggle up safe and secure to sleep away his troubles.

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<![CDATA[Summer's coming: Party-ready recipes]]> Backyard barbecues, parades, parties, potlucks - summer's almost here!

Memorial Day "was always the kickoff of summer growing up," recalled executive chef Fred Duerr of Rising Sun Inn in Franconia. "Then you can go to the Jersey Shore."

But first, he's planning a weekend picnic to celebrate the season.

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<![CDATA[Visitors explore camping, wildlife at Kernsville Dam]]> Key organizations and businesses worked together to present "Let's Go Camping with Cabela's" a free event held Saturday, May 9, at the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area in Hamburg. Participants learned important safety tips, had opportunity to try skills like archery and bird watching, and enjoyed the area's beautiful trails throughout the afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Taylor Ray Renninger achieves Eagle Scout]]> Brandywine Heights High School 2014 graduate Taylor Ray Renninger, Macungie, will be recognized at the 2015 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on May 21.

The Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mountain Council sponsors the annual event. Eagle Scout Taylor was bestowed this award and joined the Brotherhood of Eagle Scouts.

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<![CDATA['On the Homefront' held at Hopewell Furnace]]> Elverson >> Hopewell Furnace supported the Union Army through the production of pig iron for weapons and other articles of war. During the conflict the furnace's residents supported the troops by supplying more domestic materials for the war effort while continuing their daily lives. Now they celebrate the war's end and the return of the friends and relatives that left to fight it during "On the Homefront," which was held Saturday, May 2.

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<![CDATA[Joe Stagnitti appointed to head Morphy Auctions' new Antique & Vintage Fishing Tackle, Baits & Ephemera department]]> The fish will soon be biting at Morphy Auctions' Pennsylvania gallery, with the announcement that the company has launched an Antique & Vintage Fishing Tackle, Baits & Ephemera department.

Heading the newest of Morphy's specialty divisions is Joe Stagnitti, a well-known dealer and collector who has had a committed involvement in the fishing collectibles hobby for more than 25 years.

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<![CDATA[Students and seniors gather for Center at Spring Street's 'Senior Senior' Prom]]> On Friday, May 8, the Center at Spring Street hosted a 'Senior Senior' Prom including the center's senior citizens and Boyertown High School National Honor Society students. "Music Across the Ages" themed decorations and food were provided by the students.

Fifty students and 58 senior citizens danced together to music from the band Classic Touch.

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<![CDATA[Native trees and flowers featured at Hawk Mountain event]]> Outdoor enthusiasts spent a pleasant afternoon exploring the grounds of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary during the "Learn Your Trees" walk led by Dr. Chris Sacchi on Saturday, April 27. The walking tour, which covered the walking paths around the sanctuary and a short hike to the Southern Outlook, included an emphasis on identifying native plants by examining leaves, bark and other characteristics.

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