RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:16:16 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Reading-based artist brings 'sparkle' to the Animal Rescue League]]> The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, a shelter that transforms the lives of animals, has recently received a transformation of its own.

In a span of just three days, Reading-based artist Nettie Price, has brought a new breath of life to the facility's "Meet and Greet" room with a donation of the mural "A Good Home.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown's Mikaela Axman recognized for Outstanding Leadership and Civic Contributions by Widener University]]> Widener University, one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize Mikaela Axman of Boyertown as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

In its fourth year, the program recognized 134 students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.

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<![CDATA[Wedding Announcement: Leslie Kerchner and Corey Weaver wed]]> Leslie Ann Kerchner and Corey D. Weaver, both of Allentown, were married December 20, 2014 at Immanuel UCC in Shillington. Rev. Frances Merkel officiated the ceremony. The reception was held at The Barn, Flying Hills, and the wedding trip was to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Kerchner is the daughter of Marlin S.

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<![CDATA[Scouts team up with seniors to build Pinewood Derby cars]]> For the past four years, residents of The Heritage of Green Hills, Shillington, have been assisting boys of Exeter Township Cub Scout Pack 358 craft their cars for the annual Pinewood Derby competition.

With the help of the seniors, a project that could take dads and their sons days worth of work is finished in just one afternoon at The Heritage.

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<![CDATA[Wedding Anniversary: Michael and Debra Turner celebrate 25 years]]> Michael T. and Debra E. (Levan) Turner, of Fleetwood, celebrated 25 years of marriage on December 23, 2014. The couple were married December 23, 1989 at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Oley, by Rev. Richard C. Wolf.

The couple's family held a surprise celebration at Hoss's Steakhouse in Leesport.

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<![CDATA[Brewery planned at Brinton Lodge, formerly Covatta's restaurant]]> If you brew it, they will come.

That's the hope, at least, for Hidden River Brewing's owners Doug Reeser and Kevin Margitich. As soon as June, you'll be able to hop in your kayak, boat over to Brinton Lodge and sip a Hidden River craft beer while perusing the museum in the historic building.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Rotary Club honors Kutztown & Brandywine seniors as January students of the month]]> The Kutztown Rotary Club honored seniors Erika Matrone and Rebecca Merkel as students of the month for January at ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern January 8.

The award is given each month of the school year to graduating seniors from Kutztown Area and Brandywine Heights High Schools who have been nominated by their guidance counselors.

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<![CDATA[Celebrating 'Hat Day']]> Students at St. Francis Academy, Bally, recently celebrated 'Hat Day.'

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<![CDATA[Master Gardeners hold winter gardening series in February]]> Penn State Master Gardeners are offering a Winter Gardening Series of how-to topics for area gardeners on four Thursday evenings in February, at the Berks County Agricultural Center in Bern Township. All classes will be held in the Ag Center Auditorium, from 7-9 p.m.

"Spring will be here before we know it," said Beth Finlay, Coordinator for the Master Gardener Program in Berks County.

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<![CDATA[Wedding Announcement: Felter and Loch married in September]]> Sarah Felter and Matthew Thomas Loch were married on September 13, 2014 at Mellon Park in Pittsburgh.

Lee Felter, the bride's brother, officiated the double ring ceremony. A reception followed at The National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

Sarah is the daughter of Tricia and Ralph Felter of Topton.

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<![CDATA[Engagement Notice: Hoffert and Paterno to wed in March]]> Tracy Hoffert and Dr. Stephen Paterno, both of Coppell, Texas, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bruce and Diane Hoffert, Mohnton.

The groom-to-be is the son of George and Mary Paterno, Kutztown.

Hoffert graduated from Gov. Mifflin High School in 2000 and later attended Kutztown University.

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<![CDATA[Guest Column: Eating My Way Down Main Street]]> At the top of Main Street in Kutztown sits a quaint coffee shop. Uptown Espresso Bar: A second library for Kutztown University students and a common pit stop for the town regulars in need of their daily dose of coffee.

Upon walking in, one instantaneously picks up on the homey ambience that this charming little store gives off.

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<![CDATA[Sly Fox Brewing Company's newest release hits the trail in April to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail]]> The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is pleased to announce its collaboration with Sly Fox Brewing Company, Pottstown, Pa., on the release of a new canned beer that benefits and celebrates the Schuylkill River Trail.

SRT Ale, due to hit local distributors in cans on Earth Day, is brewed specifically for craft beer fans who also love the outdoors of southeastern Pa.

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<![CDATA[A lover's feast filled with chocolate treats: Valentine's Breakfast Buffet at Historic Joanna Furnace will be held Feb. 14]]> You and your Valentine (and don't forget the rest of the family) can enjoy a unique Valentine's Day experience. Indulge in a chocolate enhanced buffet menu and become acquainted with the site and the people of Historic Joanna Furnace.

"This event is so fitting as a Valentine's Day destination.

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<![CDATA[Tri County RecordChristmas 2014 Coloring Contest Winners]]> The following youth won the Tri County Record Christmas 2014 Coloring Contest:

Age 5 to 6 Category

Annabelle Auger, age 5, Morgantown

Age 7 to 8 Category

Anna Styer, age 7

Age 9 to 10 Category

Laura Posh, age 10, Morgantown

Age 11 to 12 Category

Eliza March, 12, Elverson

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