RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:25:43 -0500 60 <![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.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:11:08 -0500 2015-01-26T10:11:08-05:00 2015-01-26T10:11:08-05:00
<![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.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:21:09 -0500 2015-01-23T16:21:09-05:00 2015-01-23T16:21:09-05:00
<![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.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:59:44 -0500 2015-01-23T15:59:44-05:00 2015-01-23T15:59:44-05:00
<![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.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:12:36 -0500 2015-01-23T14:12:36-05:00 2015-01-23T14:12:36-05:00
<![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.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:20:35 -0500 2015-01-23T11:20:35-05:00 2015-01-23T11:20:35-05:00
<![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.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:05:18 -0500 2015-01-21T16:05:18-05:00 2015-01-21T16:05:18-05:00
<![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

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:07:23 -0500 2015-01-21T15:07:23-05:00 2015-01-21T15:07:23-05:00
<![CDATA[Honey Brook mother and daughter host bone marrow donor registration drive]]> Honey Brook mother and daughter Carol Rathgeber and Caitlin Mooney are teaming up with Delete Blood Cancer to hold a bone marrow donor registration drive on Jan. 30 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Peter UCC in Knauertown.

Mooney, a 24-year-old who now lives in Philadelphia, donated bone marrow in September to a baby boy with an autoimmune disorder, which sparked the idea for the drive.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:30:38 -0500 2015-01-21T12:30:38-05:00 2015-01-21T12:30:38-05:00
<![CDATA[New Year, real you: Try a plant-based diet]]> Outside, traffic whizzed by on Lancaster Avenue in Devon. Inside the Raw Can Roll Cafe, a blender whirred.

"We make our own almond milk," said owner Sheryll Chavarria as she added frozen banana, peanut butter and raw cacao. "That is one of our signature smoothies."

Next to a handwritten list of specials like raw pasta Bolognese, a large board advertised "the New Year, the real you," a challenge to get healthy in 2015 and go vegan.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500 2015-01-21T02:00:00-05:00 2015-01-20T10:19:18-05:00
<![CDATA[First Fire and Ice Festival brings warmth to Reading with local flare]]> As the Russian author Anton Chekhov said, "People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy." And there were hundreds of happy people in downtown Reading this past weekend for the First Annual Fire and Ice Festival.

From the night of Friday, Jan 16 to the afternoon of Sunday, Jan.

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:07:41 -0500 2015-01-18T21:07:41-05:00 2015-01-18T21:07:41-05:00
<![CDATA[Felicia Fisher's Slice of Life: Thinking outside the (brownie) box]]> I cannot tell a (baking-related) lie. I use boxed, store-bought brownie mix. To me, the ultimate brownie not only has an over-the-top, amazing, "Oh my gosh I need a glass of milk right now to wash this down" chocolate flavor but is of the fudge and not the cake variety. Despite my various efforts, my made from scratch attempts were oily and bland.

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:15:16 -0500 2015-01-16T13:15:16-05:00 2015-01-16T13:15:16-05:00
<![CDATA['Huggy Bear' added to Boyertown's Bear Fever Project to bring greater understanding of emotional and mental health issues]]> Students from Boyertown Junior High West's Healthy Kids Club: Kids Who Care Club, welcomed "Huggy Bear," to their campus on Thursday, Jan. 15, by giving him just what he wants for himself and what he thinks everyone needs: lots of hugs.

"When your heart hurts, people send flowers; when your mind hurts, people throw stones," offered Rose Gross, Bechtelsville, business owner and philanthropist, announcing the sponsorship of Huggy Bear, the newest addition to Boyertown's Bear Fever community art project.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Lions Club and Grange honor senior citizens for lifetime contributions to community]]> The 49th annual Senior Citizens Banquet was held on November 29, 2014 at the Fleetwood Grange Hall. The banquet is held each year and is to honor the senior citizens for their lifetime contributions they have made to our community.

The event is co-sponsored by the Fleetwood Lions Club and the Fleetwood Grange.

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:10:50 -0500 2015-01-16T12:10:50-05:00 2015-01-16T12:10:50-05:00
<![CDATA[Skin Cancer Foundation shares tips for reversing sun damage]]> Summers spent pool side and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation. Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays leaves behind lasting damage on the skin - including wrinkles, leathery or sagging skin and brown spots. In fact, more than 90 percent of these visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun.

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:47:16 -0500 2015-01-15T12:47:16-05:00 2015-01-15T12:47:16-05:00
<![CDATA[Dairy Industry: White Gold Milk 'puts milk back into milk;' New brand is U.S. produced and sold locally]]> White Gold milk, sold at Shady Maple and Stoltzfus Market in Honey Brook, touts "high standards" and "superior taste" and challenges consumers to "taste the difference."

"I started this organization called Family Dairy Farm really because of the need for better milk," said Intercourse, Lancaster County dairy farmer Mike Eby, who is also chairman of the National Dairy Producers Organization.

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:09:14 -0500 2015-01-14T17:09:14-05:00 2015-01-14T17:09:14-05:00