RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:01:00 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week]]> This is Roxy. She is a beagle and labrador retriever mix. This adorable girl is approximately 9 years old but still enjoys long walks and being active. Roxy is a wonderful mix of both breeds. Stop in and meet her and many other shelter friends at the Perkiomenville S.P.C.A. ID#A253101

Gordon is a very handsome neutered lynx point Siamese mix.

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<![CDATA[Children take part in second annual Eggstravaganza at Schuylkill Valley Community Library]]> Schuylkill Valley Community Library held their second annual "Eggstravaganza" on Saturday, March 28. The event began at 10:30 a.m. with projects for the early birds, including coloring, word searches, and foam chicks to decorate.

The tables were filled in the library as children arrived and began working on their Easter-themed crafts.

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<![CDATA[Morning snow forgotten with the springtime spirit of Berks County Parks' Annual Eggstravaganza]]> Morning snow flurries and cool winds did not delay the Easter Bunny's arrival to the annual Eggstravaganza at the Berks County Heritage Center. March 28 may have yielded a wintry weather feel outdoors, but it did not keep away families eager to celebrate spring with the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.

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<![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet Lucky and Pebbles]]> Lucky and her daughter, Pebbles, are a gorgeous pair of glamour girls, both long-haired calicos. They are young adults, with Lucky being only 3 years old and Pebbles only 1 1/2.

They have never been separated and are thoroughly bonded so they MUST be adopted together. That's a good way to double your pleasure as they are both sweet, affectionate and loving.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:30:01 -0400 2015-03-30T12:30:01-04:00 2015-03-30T12:30:01-04:00
<![CDATA[My View: I completed the Fools Run 5k!]]> I was a runner in my youth, participating in track and cross country. Knee injuries put my running career to a halt in college but I still fondly remember that feeling of flying while out running. So when Don Sechler of the Kutztown Optimist Club asked if I'd be running in the Kutztown Fools Run this year, I couldn't decline.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood couple celebrates 50th Anniversary]]> Darlene and Martin Younker, Fleetwood, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27.

They were married on March 27, 1965 at Frieden's Lutheran Church, New Ringgold. The ceremony was performed by the late Rev. Charles Orem.

To celebrate the anniversary, a surprise party was by their children at the Virginville Fire Company.

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<![CDATA[Sweet treat busyness]]> Becky Degler is just one of many members and friends of Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church, of Bernville, helping create the traditional sweet Easter treats that the church is known for making annually. She, along with many men and women volunteers, gives many volunteer hours to this traditional fellowship and fund-raising event.

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<![CDATA[Annual banquet celebrates beauty and bounty of outdoors at Salem EC Church]]> The third Annaul Sportsmen's Banquet at Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, included something for everyone. Organizers of the banquet were pleased with the event, with approximately 125 in attendance. The afternoon and evening included interactive vendors, tasty food and an entertaining speaker.

"I organize the banquet every year as an outreach opportunity to fellow outdoorsmen (and women & children!)," Cori Dixon, chair of the event, said.

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<![CDATA[Meet Lori Carnes, Boyertown's 2015 Citizen of the Year]]> "We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill uttered these words more than fifty years ago, but this quote is one that this year's Boyertown Citizen of the Year lives by. Lori Carnes makes her life by giving.

Indeed, one look at her calendar tells you much of what you need to know about Carnes.

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<![CDATA[Couple at Keystone Villa celebrates millennium birthdays]]> John Brower is planning his 104th birthday party on March 31. He said he has been lucky in life and lucky in love to not only have had a great first marriage, but also a wonderful second marriage.

His lady-love for the last 44 years is Mary Brower, who turned 100 years old on February 9, and resides with him at Keystone Villa at Douglassville.

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<![CDATA[Daughter of Daniel Boone grad to be featured on PBS special about cancer]]> The daughter of a 1999 Daniel Boone graduate will be featured on a PBS special airing next week.

"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a Ken Burns production, will be aired on Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1 beginning at 9 p.m.

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

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<![CDATA[Through My Kitchen Window: Baking Anna's Pumpkin Spice Cake]]> My daughter Anna, 3, really wanted to make something with pumpkin after she found a can of pumpkin puree in the cabinet.

After much thought, and repeated requests from Anna, we decided to make pumpkin spice cake.

I hit the Internet looking for the perfect recipe that's egg free and dairy free.

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<![CDATA[Daniel Boone Optimist Club's 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt draws a crowd; 7,000 eggs hunted]]> The Daniel Boone Optimist Club held their 13th annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, March 22, at Amity Community Park.

Jay Merz, Daniel Boone Optimist Club Treasurer and chair of this year's egg hunt, said volunteers filled 7,000 eggs with candy, dollar coins, and prize tickets. The eggs were placed in the snowy field early in the day.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:50:19 -0400 2015-03-25T16:50:19-04:00 2015-03-26T10:05:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Heritage of Green Hills in Shillington: Transition consultant shares tips on how to downsize home]]> The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, recently sponsored a seminar, "Downsizing is Simpler than You Think."

The presentation by Mark Clark, owner of Transition Connections in West Lawn, provided tips on how seniors can make the process of moving to a smaller home or retirement community easier and less stressful.

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<![CDATA[Wohlsen Construction apprentice Mark Rineer wins Gold Medal for Carpentry at National Craft Championship]]> Mark Rineer of Wohlsen Construction, Lancaster, received the Gold Medal for Carpentry at the National Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Craft Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

After winning the Gold Medal for Carpentry at the local level at the Keystone Chapter of ABC's Craft Competition, Rineer qualified for the national competition.

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