RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:59:09 -0400 60 <![CDATA[ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Frederick Living staff and residents accept]]> Staff and residents of Frederick Mennonite Community in Frederick, Pa. participated in at ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the morning of Friday, Aug. 29.

The challenge, while for a good cause, also hit close to home for some Frederick Living residents. Doris Oeschlager of Red Hill, recently lost her oldest son to Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:06:42 -0400 2014-09-02T12:06:42-04:00 2014-09-02T12:07:07-04:00
<![CDATA[MCCC student Candace Benson of Pottstown is runner-up in BET's Sunday Best Competition]]> Montgomery County Community College student Candace Benson of Pottstown is the runner-up on BET's Sunday Best gospel-based music competition with Geoffrey Golden of Cleveland, Ohio, taking the top spot.

The results were announced Aug. 31 at the conclusion of a special two-hour finale, during which both finalists performed.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:29:48 -0400 2014-09-01T12:29:48-04:00 2014-09-01T12:29:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg native Vanessa Long reaches for her dreams in New York City]]> In just three short months, Hamburg native Vanessa Long has worked on one off-Broadway show and one off-off-Broadway show as well as currently preparing for her next show which premieres Nov. 7 in New York City.

"My main focus is stage direction and choreography, although I also act and dance," said the 23-year-old and 2010 graduate through Lighthouse Christian Academy.

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<![CDATA[Morgantown flying clubs tour Lancaster Airport Tower]]> Members of the Tri-County Flyers and the Morgantown Aero Club, and other local Morgantown Airport pilots and family members recently attended a tour of the Lancaster Airport control tower.

The purpose of the tour was for student pilots, newly minted pilots, and experienced pilots to get a glimpse of what goes on from the other side of the microphone when talking to ATC (air traffic control) from their airplanes.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:45:46 -0400 2014-09-01T10:45:46-04:00 2014-09-01T10:45:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Honey Brook Historical Society undertakes preservation of The Honey Brook Herald]]> More than 2,000 copies of the Honey Brook Herald have found a new home with the Honey Brook Historical Society.

"A local historian, Frances Jacobs, donated more than 2,000 copies of the Honey Brook Herald to the Honey Brook Historical Society for preservation, when it came time to break up her household," Barbara R.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:43:57 -0400 2014-09-01T10:43:57-04:00 2014-09-01T10:44:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Through My Kitchen Window: Avoid the school lunch slump]]> Are you packing multiple lunches, or need a fast lunch for your preschooler or homeschooler? Here are a few quick and easy lunch ideas to keep you out of the school lunch slump.

Fill a baggie with a good handful of your favorite roasted nuts and dried fruit. Our favorite is cashews, macadamias and dried apple rings.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:42:37 -0400 2014-09-01T10:42:37-04:00 2014-09-01T10:43:06-04:00
<![CDATA[How old do you think the earth is?]]> Honey Brook Twp. >> Tel Hai's Life Enrichment Committee will offer a two-session discussion of this fascinating and long-debated subject.

Dr. Allan Bleecker will evaluate evidences from the natural world and from Scripture. The presentations will be held in the community's chapel on Thursday, Sept.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:40:45 -0400 2014-09-01T10:40:45-04:00 2014-09-01T10:40:47-04:00
<![CDATA[What's Cooking with Linda: Blueberry Coffee Cake]]> ANY FLAVOR Coffee Cake!

This coffee cake recipe was enjoyed at a recent recipe group as a Blueberry Coffee cake. It was moist and perfect! Feel free to substitute another fresh fruit in place of the blue berries.

Blueberry Coffee cake

1 cup packed brown sugar

2/3 cup flour

1 tsp.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:30:09 -0400 2014-09-01T10:30:09-04:00 2014-09-01T10:30:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Topton couple celebrates 65th anniversary]]> Robert and Carol Schillinger, residents of The Lutheran Home at Topton, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a small family celebration at the senior living community. The couple were married Aug. 6, 1949, in Conyngham, when both were 19. High school sweethearts, they attended West Hazelton High School.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:29:17 -0400 2014-09-01T10:29:17-04:00 2014-09-01T10:29:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff member Melanie Rehrig receives Permanency Teamwork Recognition Award]]> Topton >> Melanie Rehrig, who supervises the Family Finding and Older Child Matching Imitative efforts at the Topton office of Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, was one of three adoption professionals who recently received the Permanency Teamwork Recognition Award during the annual conference of the Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:28:12 -0400 2014-09-01T10:28:12-04:00 2014-09-01T10:28:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Harold "Freck" Miller reflects on his experience in his seventh decade of scouting]]> In 1939, FDR was president, a loaf of bread was eight cents and televisions were the newest technology available. Also that year, Hamburg native Harold "Freck" Miller became the first in his family to join the scouts. "At that time," Freck said, "you had to wait until you were nine to join the cubs and you had to be 12 to be a scout.

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<![CDATA[Dreibelbis Farm hosts PA German Farm Festival]]> Virginville >> Time comes to a standstill where history chooses to leave its footprints.

Yet, inside the Dreibelbis ancestral farmhouse near Virginville, the grandfather clock in the tea-room keeps time to this day, decades after it was first installed, ticking away the seconds and counting the minutes as it bears witness to the labyrinth of genealogy and march of successive generations.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:18:35 -0400 2014-08-27T12:18:35-04:00 2014-08-30T11:14:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Community Partnership takes the Ice Bucket Challenge: Mayor Green, Mamma's Pizza, Kutztown Library help raise awareness, funds for ALS]]> Kutztown Community Partnership took the Ice Bucket Challenge, eagerly and willingly.

The excitement and nerves were high as KCP members lined up out front of their office on Main Street on a hot, sunny afternoon Aug. 27. Short handed for bucket dumpers, they pulled people off the street to help.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:05:31 -0400 2014-08-27T18:05:31-04:00 2014-08-29T11:55:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Bat rehabilitator talks to Longswamp Boy Scout Pack 575]]> The boy scouts of Longswamp Pack 575, Den 2, from Mertztown, received an education in bats on a recent Friday night.

Stephanie Stronsick was the educator. Stephanie works as a Naturalist at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus and volunteers as Aark's bat specialist. She is the only animal rehabilitater in PA that specializes in bats.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:56:27 -0400 2014-08-26T19:56:27-04:00 2014-08-26T19:57:04-04:00
<![CDATA[German pen friend visits Kutztown]]> Fleetwood alumna Heidi Schroeder has a German pen friend she has been writing to since the 6th grade, about 17 years.

Heidi's German teacher Mrs. Kutz from the Fleetwood School District gave her class pen friends as a class assignment. Heidi and Anika have kept in touch ever since.

Finally Aug.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:18:16 -0400 2014-08-26T10:18:16-04:00 2014-08-26T10:18:21-04:00