RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:03:28 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Through My Kitchen WIndow: Picking our own apples, then heading to kitchen]]> We love apples so getting to pick our apples was an especially enjoyable experience.

My daughter Anna, 4, and I spent the afternoon picking apples with her grandmother recently. This was a particularly good season for their apple trees this year. Many of the good apples were at the top of the tree and required the use of an old-fashioned apple picker, which reminded of something used for lacrosse.

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<![CDATA[Diakon Adult Day Services program receives grant to support area seniors]]> Diakon Adult Day Services at Manatawny, 30 Old Schuylkill Road, in Pottstown was recently awarded a nearly $5,000 grant from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, providing a subsidy to seniors with low to moderate incomes who need adult day services and are currently waiting for financial assistance from the county or state.

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<![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet Brianna, the 'queen of the castle']]> At only four-and-a-half years of age, Brianna is the perfect choice for a family wanting a settled adult cat who is still young enough to have plenty of energy for play and fun. Brianna is a talker, and she is particularly vocal when she is carrying around her favorite toy in her mouth. You would think she would drop it with all her chatter, but she is always in full possession of her prize!

Brianna likes to be the "queen of the castle" so she is great as an only cat or with a dog having a laid-back disposition.

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<![CDATA[Adoptables from the Montco SPCA]]> Please meet Zoe, a six-year-old Boxer/Staffordshire mix. This quiet girl was turned in because her previous owners didn't have enough time to devote to her. She is a relatively calm and mature lady who has had limited exposure to other animals. She is good with kids and adults, alike. Release A258255.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll to offer Virtual Dementia Tour to help caregivers understand the struggles of living with dementia]]> Have you ever wondered what it's like to live life in the day of someone who has dementia? What is their perspective? Thanks to Chestnut Knoll, caregivers and family members are able to "walk in their loved ones' shoes" and experience dementia for themselves, so they can better understand the physical and mental challenges of those who have dementia.

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<![CDATA[Third Annual Bark For Life draws crowd to Oley Fairgrounds]]> A handful of volunteers continue to push for a cause close to their hearts. On Sunday, Oct. 4, the 3rd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown/Oley Valley kicked off at the Oley Fairgrounds. The event benefits the American Cancer Society under Boyertown's Relay For Life.

The goal is to raise awareness and funding for the fight against cancer in addition to supporting all cancer survivors and caregivers -- canine and human.

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<![CDATA[(No heading)]]> Tuesday, October 6

6:00-9:00 PM BINGO Nite

The doors open at 4 p.m. with refreshments available for purchase. We offer hamburgers and hot dogs, soup, chips, a variety of candy, ice cream and desserts. Bingo begins at 6 p.m. and prizes include meat, grocery, and small money prizes. A 50/50 is played and door prizes are also given out during the evening.

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<![CDATA[West Chester's Kathy Finegan honored by Operation Smile for volunteer work]]> Every time Kathy Finegan travels to a third-world country, she leaves behind smiles.

The smiles belong to children, teenagers and even adults who had been ostracized for facial deformities, who had trouble eating and speaking, or who didn't have the appropriate medical care to make a difference in their lives.

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:17:41 -0400 20151003131741 2015-10-03T13:17:41-04:00 2015-10-03T13:17:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: How the Pope's message helps parents]]> I don't know about you, but I'm definitely feeling the Francis Effect. Pope Francis's recent visit to the U.S. had me spilling tears of joy, glued to the TV watching his every move and the crowd's reaction to his presence. I did my best to quiet everyone within ear shot so that I could make out the words the Pontiff was saying during his speech to Congress and masses in both New York and Philadelphia.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Out and About at The Peanut]]> Sometimes you find a vocation and sometimes, a vocation finds you. For those lucky few, enjoying what they do is very evident to the people around them. I was lucky to find some folks that like what they do and do their best to share their passion with everyone.

We were invited to The Peanut Bar & Grill in Royersford recently by Joann DeFrencisco of 513 Entertainment and owners Duane and Donna Norris.

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<![CDATA[Think Pink: The story of a nurse who had a dream]]> Joy Mattson is a registered nurse at Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook. Joy knew that one of her residents, Mary Troop, a retired nurse, was diagnosed with breast cancer and was undergoing both radiation and chemotherapy. Joy noticed that Mary was becoming depressed and that her hair was beginning to fall out.

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<![CDATA[Adoptables from the Montco SPCA]]> May we have the honor of introducing Pudgy and Boomer? These two handsome 11-year-old Pugs are in search of a home together. They have lived and grown up with each other and would be devastate if they were separated! They are both good with children and appear to get along well with other animals.

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<![CDATA[Meet Cornflake, a gentle and loving kitty who needs a home]]> She's grrrrreat! No, not Tony the Tiger... it's Cornflake the Cat! Cornflake and her beautiful kittens were found in Pottstown by a kind cat lover. After being taken inside, Cornflake proved herself to be a doting mother. Her kittens are now weaned, and it's her turn to be on the receiving end of the pampering and devoted care.

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:20:50 -0400 20150929122050 2015-09-29T12:20:50-04:00 2015-09-29T12:20:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Kindred Spirits Too Quilt Guild hosts quilt show, raises funds for Boone Area Library]]> Members of Kindred Spirits Too Quilt Guild hosted their first quilt show at Boone Area Library Sept. 20 and donated proceeds from the show to the Boone Area Library. The show also included raffles, refreshments, handmade items for sale and a contest for best quilt.

The guild turned the library into a quilt museum for the day displaying around 200 quilts that were made by members and antiques owned by the members.

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<![CDATA[Former East Greenville resident, now at Frederick Living, to turn 100]]> On most Friday nights, Evelyn Thomas, formerly of East Greenville and for the past seven years a resident at Frederick Living, Frederick, Pa., can be found with her bridge group. Mrs. Thomas, who will be 100 on Oct. 13, still concentrates, with canny precision, on the bidding and strategy essential to playing a top-notch game.

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