RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:24:11 -0400 60 <![CDATA[QuadForge UVA Research Project is Montgomery County Community College's 'Innovation of the Year']]> The QuadForge Undergraduate Research Program earned Montgomery County Community College's 2014 Innovation of the Year award last week during an annual ceremony recognizing projects that advance the College's mission and strategic goals.

MCCC's QuadForge program is an open source research project that provides freshmen and sophomore Engineering and Computer Science students with the unique opportunity to develop autonomous quad rotor flight vehicles, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs).

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<![CDATA[Get swimsuit-ready by Memorial Day]]>

Beginner (eight-week goal: Lose 10 pounds, tone up for summer)

This is your program if you feel ready and excited to take on an eight-week challenge, and really just want quick results by starting a new workout and diet. You're starting at little-to-no physical activity throughout the week, and with little-to-no awareness of how your eating habits stack up.

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<![CDATA[Small changes make big difference in getting ready for swimsuit season]]> We just bid a long, cold winter a welcome farewell. But while you're peeling off the layers, remember that swimsuit season is just around the corner.

Are you ready? If not, we have a few ideas on how to lose weight and tone muscle by Memorial Day Weekend.

Not enough time to make a difference?

"It's actually a lot of time," says Danielle Omar, a registered dietitian in Fairfax, Va.

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<![CDATA[Cool apps that help you get in touch with the environment]]>

Dear EarthTalk: What are some cool apps that work with a mobile phone that can help me get in better touch with the environment?

- Mitchell Brown, Troy, Mich.

Not surprisingly, there are thousands of "green" apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.

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<![CDATA[A front-yard garden gets squared away]]>

Soil is everything.

That's one thing my brother-in-law, Peter, succeeded in pounding into my head during my year of helping him and my sister grow their own food on their homestead in Maine. So when I bought my Washington townhouse last December and started dreaming of the vegetables I'd grow in the 150-square-foot front yard, I knew the first thing I needed to do was to start improving the dirt.

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<![CDATA[The jocund company of daffodils]]>

Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners.

"If it was for 12 months, you'd go crazy," said Karen Cogar, a daffodil fancier whose ornamental and woodland garden in Alexandria, Va., is awash at the moment with choice varieties beyond popular comprehension.

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<![CDATA[Rotary Student of Month: Haley Bailey, Kutztown senior]]> Kutztown Area High School senior Haley Bailey was honored April 2 as the Kutztown Rotary Student of the Month in ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern.

The award is given each month to a senior from Kutztown Area High School and from Brandywine Heights High School that have been selected by guidance counselors in recognition of scholarship, community service and student activities contributions.

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<![CDATA[American Legion Eagle Scout Project]]> Boy Scout Aaron Giniewski unveiled his Eagle Scout American Legion remodel project at the American Legion Post 626, Birdsboro, Saturday, April 12.

Giniewski, a sophomore at Exeter High School, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 333 out of St. Lawrence.

For his Eagle Scout project, Giniewski remodeled the bathroom and upstairs foyer at American Legion Post 626.

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<![CDATA[Mind Your Body: Yoga for the Three F Words: Fight, Flight, or Freeze]]> Our fast-paced world with the prevalence of multi-tasking, profusion of information, and sense of scarcity, is creating an epidemic of stress-related conditions. Technology bombards us every day with events that are difficult to comprehend or process.

Much of the stress that we face is psychological in nature.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation offer Certificate Course for Professionals and Students]]> Attention Physical and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Nurses: do you need contact hours? Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation are offering two free, two-hour certificate courses for professionals and students on Thursday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 29

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, it's as important as ever for industry professionals to understand the methods being utilized to assist seniors in the aging process.

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<![CDATA[YMCA volunteers get the Boyertown pool in shape for summer]]> Summer is just around the corner and for most Boyertownian's that means packing up the beach bag with towels and sunblock for a day at the Boyertown Pool. Crystal clear and as blue as the Mediterranean it may not cross anyone's mind just how much work it takes to get the pool and that refreshing aqua blue oasis ready for visitors.

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<![CDATA[Profile: Kutztown High School Principal Barry Flicker]]> Kutztown Area High School Principal Barry Flicker talked with The Patriot during a recent distracted driving awareness program.

Thanking Student Council advisor Suzanne Mixa for the weeks of planning and working with Student Council to bring the Don't Drive Distracted program provided by Lehigh Valley Heatlh Network to Kutztown, he said, "She empowers the students to own this activity.

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<![CDATA[This is what last night's 'Blood Moon' looked like]]>

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<![CDATA[St. Michaels' Church holds egg hunt]]> Saturday, April 12, St. Michaels' held their annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. The story of Holy Week read by Pastor Buzzard, was followed by egg hunts, snacks, craft and prizes!

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro gets a makeover with the Schuylkill Scrub]]> People from all ages met up at Birdsboro Borough Hall Saturday, April 5 to clean up the town as part of The Great American Clean Up, and Schuylkill Scrub.

Volunteers were split into two teams; the Daniel Boone High School Interact Club, led by Mrs. Alicia Turner, and The Birdsboro Rotary Club.

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