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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:14:14 -0400 60 <![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.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:15 -0400 2014-07-25T20:15:15-04:00 2014-07-26T12:47:20-04:00
<![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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:57:14 -0400 2014-07-21T09:57:14-04:00 2014-07-21T15:12:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Reinert Family Reunion]]>

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:36:48 -0400 2014-07-21T14:36:48-04:00 2014-07-21T14:36:53-04:00
<![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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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:14:10 -0400 2014-07-21T10:14:10-04:00 2014-07-21T10:14:13-04:00
<![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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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:46 -0400 2014-07-16T00:01:46-04:00 2014-07-16T00:01:54-04:00
<![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.

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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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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:08:22 -0400 2014-07-13T10:08:22-04:00 2014-07-14T09:46:51-04:00
<![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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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:47:50 -0400 2014-07-11T12:47:50-04:00 2014-07-11T12:47:54-04:00
<![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.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:05:55 -0400 2014-07-10T17:05:55-04:00 2014-07-14T09:48:37-04:00