RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:21:06 -0400 60 <![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.

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<![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.

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<![CDATA[Reinert Family Reunion]]>

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<![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.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home to hold Resource, Education and Support Series for caregivers]]> Are you caring for a senior loved one? Let's talk about it! Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, is pleased to invite the public to a Caregiver Resource Group, on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m., at the Home Care Office, located at 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville.

This seminar will focus on "A Laugh A Day: The healing power of humor.

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<![CDATA[Swift Technique and Historic State Theatre of Boyertown to present benefit concert for 6-year-old with CF]]> Lucas Paxson of Gilbertsville is very much a normal 6-year-old. His mother, Annette, describes him as a 'sports fanatic'. He plays soccer and tee-ball, does karate, bikes, rollerblades and skateboards. He enjoys ice hockey, football and lacrosse as well. He plays the drums and leads a healthy lifestyle, but twice a day must use a chest PT machine, an exercise his mother describes as being "like brushing his teeth" for him.

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<![CDATA[A Slice of Life: The Lore of the Cherries…]]> While the debate rages on whether or not six year old George Washington actually cut down his father's cherry tree with an ax, what's indisputable is that American's are fascinated with cherries. Not only do we celebrate the arrival of the cherry tree blossoms each year with a national festival, Americans consume over a pound of cherries per person, per year.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:43:22 -0400 2014-07-14T09:43:22-04:00 2014-07-14T09:43:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Girl Scout holds Robotics Camp for Children to receive Gold Award]]>

With a goal of earning her Gold Award, Girl Scout Lucy Horn, 17, Reading, hosted a two-week long robotics camp for students interested in learning how to build and operate robots at the Dunn Community Center, Exeter Township, recently.

Horn started her career in Girl Scouts as a Brownie in third grade.

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<![CDATA[Hay Creek Watershed Association holds fundraiser for Birdsboro bridge]]> POTTSTOWN - The Hay Creek Watershed Association is holding a fundraising event at the Sly Fox Tasting Room on Thursday, July 10.

The fundraiser is for a replacement bridge at the Rustic Park along the Hay Creek in Birdsboro off Route 82 South.

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<![CDATA[Sawmill Operation Days at the Daniel Boone Homestead this summer]]> By BerksMontNews Staff

This summer there's a chance to see the Bertolet Sawmill in action at Daniel Boone Homestead. Demonstrations continue July 16, 23, and 30 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is one of only a few water powered, vertical-blade sawmills in the United States. It was originally built in Oley Township by Daniel Bertolet in the late eighteenth century.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:05:55 -0400 2014-07-10T17:05:55-04:00 2014-07-14T09:48:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County goes green with first Berks Sustainability Festival July 19]]> The host of the Reading Pretzel Festival is bringing the first ever sustainability festival to the residents of Berks County with water bottles, bikes, fresh farm food, drinks and local musical performances.

The Berks Sustainability Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Vanity Fair Outlets parking lot, Wyomissing.

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<![CDATA[Painting Workshop at Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, PA's ReStore Montco]]> ReStore Montco of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County (Norristown) is hosting a hands on painting workshop on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11:30 a.m.

The workshop will take place at ReStore Montco located on 533 Foundry Rd. in West Norriton. Darla DeMorrow, owner of HeartWork Organizing, will demonstrate techniques and supplies that can be used to paint many of the furniture items and other treasures just waiting to be transformed at ReStore Montco.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:56:15 -0400 2014-07-10T09:56:15-04:00 2014-07-10T09:56:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home caregivers receive 'Caregiver of the Year' Award]]> Chestnut Knoll At Home in Phoenixville and Gilbertsville provides caregivers to seniors in the community who need a little assistance in their own home. Out of all the caregivers employed at Chestnut Knoll At Home, four of them were recently recognized as "Caregiver of the Year" for their outstanding service.

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<![CDATA[Ficco family shares their Summer Fun photos]]> Ficco family from Honey Brook shared a few summer fun photos with Tri County Record.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:53:17 -0400 2014-07-09T16:53:17-04:00 2014-07-09T16:53:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Meet Your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Bryan Hilt]]> I grew up in York, Pennsylvania and am 43 years old. Growing up I went to public school and graduated high school after high school I went to a sheltered workshop where I cut tar paper five days a week. Growing up my favorite things were playing with my cousins, going swimming, and going to Easter Seals which taught me how to walk and be able to stand on my own.

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