RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:22:25 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Conestoga Christian School student excels in national competition]]> Conestoga Christian School graduating senior Michael Boerman and teacher Larry Everhart attended Technology Student Association (TSA) Nationals in Dallas, TX at the end of June.

Michael competed admirably, snagging second place in CAD 3D Engineering and also placing in Tech Sketching and Application.

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<![CDATA[Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills help support New Journey Community Outreach, Inc., in Reading]]> Residents and staff of The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, recently delivered food and clothing donated by their community to New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.'s, food pantry and clothing center.

The group from The Heritage visits the organization's soup kitchen each month to serve lunch to low income individuals and families in the Reading community and support New Journey's community outreach activities.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:58:05 -0400 20150727155805 2015-07-27T15:58:05-04:00 2015-07-27T15:58:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Phillie Phanatic visits kids at The Goddard School, Gilbertsville]]> Phille Phanatic, the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team, visited The Goddard School in Gilbertsville on Tuesday, July 21.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief]]> When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I'd always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown community celebrates van purchased with donated funds]]> Friends and family of Alaina Derecola of Boyertown gathered on the sidewalk in front of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church to celebrate her new van. The van was purchased with money donated by friends, family and strangers.

During the Sunday liturgy at St. John's Good Shepherd UCC pastor, Rev.

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<![CDATA[Practice your English -- Dispelling this cuisine's bad rep]]> Ever heard of bangers and mash, bubble and squeak or a bacon butty? Better practice your English.

"English food has a bad reputation for being bland and not very exciting," said K.C. Kulp of The Whip Tavern in West Marlborough. "We've proved that's not true."

Nestled in the Chester County countryside, his restaurant serves classics like sausage rolls and Scotch eggs, hard-cooked eggs "wrapped in house-ground local pork, lightly breaded and fried.

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<![CDATA[FUn Friday: Petting zoo and ice cream make a perfect mother-daughter summer outing]]> Parenting experts tell us it is important to spend one-on-one time with our children, especially when you have more than one child. But parents also know that times like that do not just happen. They require available time and intentional planning. So when my older child headed off to camp for a week, my daughter and I made plans to go horseback riding.

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<![CDATA[Omen weighs in at healthy 317 pounds at Ryerss Farm in Warwick Township]]> Roly Poly Omen had a thyroid condition when he came to Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines in Warwick Township is now healthy and trimmed down.

The photo is of Omen on our new Equine Scale which was donated to us so that we can better monitor the weights of the horses and adjust the feed accordingly to keep them healthy.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:31:37 -0400 20150721113137 2015-07-21T11:31:37-04:00 2015-07-21T11:31:37-04:00
<![CDATA[NEW BEGINNINGS: First trip to Europe brings back memories of past travels]]> Much of life seems to be made up of a series of mundane occurrences that happen day after day -- alarm sounds, press snooze, get up, brush teeth, dress, and on and on it goes.

But sometimes there are days, nestled between the monotony, that break the routine. You are thrust out of your comfort zone, caused to step out on faith while consumed by feelings of exhilaration and nervousness.

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:32:39 -0400 20150718113239 2015-07-18T11:32:39-04:00 2015-07-18T11:32:39-04:00
<![CDATA[The Globetrotting Graduate: Why solo traveling can be inspirational]]> There are a lot of articles on the Internet about the "solo female traveler" but each one misses an important point. Whether female or male, being a solo traveler encourages personal growth and independence.

I find the idea of the "solo female traveler" in itself an annoyance. The idea of grouping travelers by gender is ridiculous.

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:30:12 -0400 20150718113012 2015-07-18T11:30:12-04:00 2015-07-18T11:30:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Annual Blobfest draws thousands to Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Thousands of people swarmed to Phoenixville Friday night and Saturday to attend Blobfest, the annual celebration honoring the 1958 film "The Blob," which starred a young Steve McQueen and was filmed locally.

The popular all-­weekend event featured special guests, live music, unique vendors and much more.

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<![CDATA[100 and still an independent senior at The Lutheran Home at Topton]]> Oval glasses and silvery-white hair framed Mae Gerhart's face as she led the way to her living room using a walker. Gerhart lives in an apartment at the Lutheran Home at Topton and still maintains independent living at the age of 100. She was getting ready to celebrate her 100th birthday on July 5 with her family including her one-year-old great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Neiman.

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:12:43 -0400 20150713121243 2015-07-13T12:12:43-04:00 2015-07-13T12:12:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Karen A. Stout]]> As Dr. Karen Stout officially took the helm as President and CEO of Achieving the Dream, Inc. on July 1, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) celebrates her legacy as the institution's fourth president. That legacy is vast, and her impact, on both the institution and on individuals in the community, will reach far into the future.

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:01:59 -0400 20150713110159 2015-07-13T11:01:59-04:00 2015-07-13T11:01:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Clambake to be held; orders needed by July 26]]> Clambake to be held at Huff's Church Park, Hereford Township on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Bake includes 1 dozen clams, chicken leg or breast meat, potatoes, corn on the cob, carrot, onion, beverage and dessert. Price is $16 per bake. Additional clams can be ordered at $7 per dozen or 1 doz.

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<![CDATA[Family Fun Friday: Local Berks County history makes for fun family outing]]> People may be skeptical, but exploring local historical sites can be a lot of fun. My children were among those skeptics when we headed out one Friday to visit the Berks County Heritage Center in Wyomissing, Penn. We decided to approach the center the long way, parking at the Red Bridge Recreation Center lot off Tulpehocken Road.

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