RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 27 May 2015 05:42:54 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Reiffton students collect donations to support Child Life Services Program at CHOP]]> Local students are 'changing the world with kindness.'

This year Exeter's Reiffton School students wanted to focus on supporting the Child Life Services Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. They decided to show this support by doing a 'Pay it Forward' Initiative in the form of a donation drive to collect items needed for the program.

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<![CDATA[New Hanover Historical Society slates May program]]> New Hanover >>The May meeting of the New Hanover Historical Society will feature an illustrated talk by Jim McClelland about how cannon were made in Pennsylvania for the American Revolution. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at the restored Swamp Creek School House, Reifsnyder Road, by the township's Swamp Creek Park.

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<![CDATA[Pets: Adoptables from the Montgomery County SPCA]]> Ty enjoys long cat naps in tight quarters, feline and canine companionship, and above all, love. He can be rather timid and shy, but once he feels comfortable, you better look out. Ty will reserve your lap for hours at a time just appreciating the company and back scratches. And if all that scratching gets to be a bit too much, tuck him in a blanket by your side where he'll snuggle up safe and secure to sleep away his troubles.

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<![CDATA[Summer's coming: Party-ready recipes]]> Backyard barbecues, parades, parties, potlucks - summer's almost here!

Memorial Day "was always the kickoff of summer growing up," recalled executive chef Fred Duerr of Rising Sun Inn in Franconia. "Then you can go to the Jersey Shore."

But first, he's planning a weekend picnic to celebrate the season.

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<![CDATA[Visitors explore camping, wildlife at Kernsville Dam]]> Key organizations and businesses worked together to present "Let's Go Camping with Cabela's" a free event held Saturday, May 9, at the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area in Hamburg. Participants learned important safety tips, had opportunity to try skills like archery and bird watching, and enjoyed the area's beautiful trails throughout the afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Taylor Ray Renninger achieves Eagle Scout]]> Brandywine Heights High School 2014 graduate Taylor Ray Renninger, Macungie, will be recognized at the 2015 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on May 21.

The Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mountain Council sponsors the annual event. Eagle Scout Taylor was bestowed this award and joined the Brotherhood of Eagle Scouts.

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<![CDATA['On the Homefront' held at Hopewell Furnace]]> Elverson >> Hopewell Furnace supported the Union Army through the production of pig iron for weapons and other articles of war. During the conflict the furnace's residents supported the troops by supplying more domestic materials for the war effort while continuing their daily lives. Now they celebrate the war's end and the return of the friends and relatives that left to fight it during "On the Homefront," which was held Saturday, May 2.

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<![CDATA[Joe Stagnitti appointed to head Morphy Auctions' new Antique & Vintage Fishing Tackle, Baits & Ephemera department]]> The fish will soon be biting at Morphy Auctions' Pennsylvania gallery, with the announcement that the company has launched an Antique & Vintage Fishing Tackle, Baits & Ephemera department.

Heading the newest of Morphy's specialty divisions is Joe Stagnitti, a well-known dealer and collector who has had a committed involvement in the fishing collectibles hobby for more than 25 years.

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<![CDATA[Students and seniors gather for Center at Spring Street's 'Senior Senior' Prom]]> On Friday, May 8, the Center at Spring Street hosted a 'Senior Senior' Prom including the center's senior citizens and Boyertown High School National Honor Society students. "Music Across the Ages" themed decorations and food were provided by the students.

Fifty students and 58 senior citizens danced together to music from the band Classic Touch.

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<![CDATA[Native trees and flowers featured at Hawk Mountain event]]> Outdoor enthusiasts spent a pleasant afternoon exploring the grounds of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary during the "Learn Your Trees" walk led by Dr. Chris Sacchi on Saturday, April 27. The walking tour, which covered the walking paths around the sanctuary and a short hike to the Southern Outlook, included an emphasis on identifying native plants by examining leaves, bark and other characteristics.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Rotary Fundraiser Wine and Beer Festival returns in new location]]> Wine and Brews in the Park! The Kutztown Rotary Club announces the 6th annual Taste of Kutztown Fundraiser; Saturday, June 6 from 12-5 p.m.

Imagine strolling grass-lined pathways; perusing hand-made products created by passionate crafts people. Sample and purchase food and products from vineyards and artisan vendors.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg mom a role model for her own children as well as others]]> As a school counselor and mother, Marybeth Mell has had ample opportunities to be a role model for not only her own children, but hundreds of other children in her position as a school counselor at the Hamburg Area Middle School during the last 11 years.

Mell's children, Alex, HAHS graduate in 2009, and Austin, HAHS graduate in 2010, were the recipients of this encouragement at home.

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<![CDATA[Goddard School. Gilbertsville, holds art show, auction to benefit Relay For Life]]> On Tuesday, April 28, The Goddard School held an art show for its students--but this was not just any ordinary art show. With an under-the-sea theme composed of starfish, turtles and fish, there was an auction open to the parents for murals created by the children.

The murals auctioned off were replicas of famous influential artist's pieces such as Monet, Van Gogh, Motifs, and Warhol.

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<![CDATA[Business: Music and fine Mexican cuisine paired in Pottstown; Classical guitarist Russell Ferrara returns to Juan Carlos Friday nights]]> In the fall of 2008 Ron Garza, chef-proprietor of Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine on High Street in Pottstown, was scouting locations to realize his dream of opening a fine dining restaurant.

Classical guitarist Russell Ferrara was, at that time, in the eighth year of disability from his lifelong music career.

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<![CDATA[Exeter May Days announced; Bake sale on track to reach $12,000 by 6th year for Animal Rescue League]]> It's that time of year again -- Exeter PArks and Recreation along with the Exeter School District has announced "May Days." This year's festival will be held on Friday, May 15 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Exeter High School, 201 East 37th Street, Reading.

Among the rides, games and food to be offered -- there will also be a bake sale held for a cause close to one teen's heart.

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