RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:16:37 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Adventure on the river: Terre Hill Boy Scouts canoe and kayak on Susquehanna River]]> Terre Hill Boy Scouts Troop 172 recently took a canoe and kayak trip on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River over Labor Day weekend.

They started at Shawville, Pa and paddled 30 miles to Karthaus, Pa. They spent two nights camping along the river at primitive campsites.

Scouts participating are Jonathan Searle, Todd Trupe Jr.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:37:37 -0400 2014-09-19T16:37:37-04:00 2014-09-19T16:59:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Community Library Children's yoga offers 'great benefits']]> Fleetwood >> After a year and a half long hiatus, Miss Alicia returned to Fleetwood Area Public Library on Sept. 17 to kick off "Yoga for Kids Ages 5-12."

Around 6:30 p.m., kids piled in, kicking off their shoes and setting down their towels and mats. As the class began, the kids were enthused by songs, stretches, dances and Miss Alicia's silly jokes.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:56:46 -0400 2014-09-19T16:56:46-04:00 2014-09-19T16:57:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Getting to Know your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Amelia Rissler]]> My name is Amelia Rissler, I am 53 years old and I grew up in Martindale on Gristmill Road.

When growing up I would help my mother clean house and I weeded the flower beds. My favorite thing to do growing up was jump roping but that goes back 40 years! I attended Reamstown School, Hinkletown School, and then Martindale School when I was young.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:36:38 -0400 2014-09-19T16:36:38-04:00 2014-09-19T16:36:40-04:00
<![CDATA[2013 Fair Person of the Year returns for 68th annual event; Kevin Bieber serves for 12th year as Oley Fair President]]> Kevin D. Bieber was awarded 2013 Fair Person of the Year for his dedication to and involvement with the Oley Valley Community Fair, the Oley Valley community and the Pennsylvania State Fair Association.

Bieber was honored to receive the award.

"The award is very prestigious to me and is probably the most coveted award I have ever received.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:19:28 -0400 2014-09-19T11:19:28-04:00 2014-09-19T11:19:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Eagle Scout patches parking lot at American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro]]> Richard Wike, a junior at Exeter Senior High School and member of Troop 333, put some work towards his Eagle Scout project recently with the American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro.

Wike patched major cracks in the legion's parking lot and repainting the parking space lines. Wike continues to work towards his Eagle Scout badge, as he still has four merit badges to obtain.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:10:05 -0400 2014-09-19T11:10:05-04:00 2014-09-19T11:10:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Grandparents Day Celebration featured classic-car display, food, bake sale, root beer floats and entertainment by Good Intentions]]> The Lutheran Home at Topton recently held a Grandparents Day Celebration that included a classic-car display, food, a bake sale, root beer floats, and entertainment by Good Intentions. The goal of the celebration was to recognize the role grandparents play in so many lives.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:13:56 -0400 2014-09-16T12:13:56-04:00 2014-09-16T12:14:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown community raises flag, remembers Sept. 11]]> On Thursday, Sept. 11, Walnut Woods of Boyertown held a flag raising ceremony to reflect on the events and those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Area officials and emergency responders reflected alongside residents of Walnut Woods.

Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery and State Representative David Maloney were among those in attendance.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:20:30 -0400 2014-09-15T15:20:30-04:00 2014-09-15T15:21:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Earnshaws of Morgantown: Couple sees one street Morgantown expand to a multi-street village]]> Betty M. Ranck was born in Honey Brook April 13, 1926 to Fred W. Rank, Sr. (1888-1965) and Mary C. Richard (1892 - 1984).

Morgantown has been her home since her family moved to Morgantown when she was two years old.

She attended the Caernarvon Grade School at Chestnut and Main Street. Her school memories include operettas directed by their music teacher Miss Marian Craig (who later married Ed Rodman) of Snow White (Betty was Snow White) and Tom Sawyer (Betty was Becky Thatcher) held in the fire hall.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:29:51 -0400 2014-09-15T10:29:51-04:00 2014-09-15T14:42:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg graduate featured speaker at Mercersburg Academy's Opening Convocation]]> Matthew Caretti, who is entering his 13th year on the faculty at Mercersburg Academy, was the featured speaker at the school's 2014-2015 Opening Convocation Sept. 7. Caretti grew up in Shoemakersville and graduated from Hamburg Area High School. He later earned a bachelor's degree from Susquehanna University (where he played football) and a master's degree from Shippensburg University.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:08:24 -0400 2014-09-15T14:08:24-04:00 2014-09-15T14:08:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University professor studies ancient footprints: Romanian cave offers glimpse into early life in Europe]]> Kutztown University professor Dr. David Webb has been analyzing ancient footprints from the Ciur-Izbuc Cave in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

The cave's 'chamber of footprints' had once contained 400 footprints, and nearly 200 of them were in good condition. But in the summer of 2012, Webb found only 51 had survived.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:39:37 -0400 2014-09-15T09:39:37-04:00 2014-09-15T09:39:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University professor publishes innovative novel]]> Kutztown University Professor Dr. Keith Massie published "Amber in the Moment," an avant-garde novel which adapts illustrations from Kurt Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions."

The book tells the story of Vonnegut working to produce his final novel and is written under Massie's pseudonym, Kirk Vonnegut.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:39:03 -0400 2014-09-15T09:39:03-04:00 2014-09-15T09:39:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown, Exeter grads Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt team up with Sylvester Stallone for 'Expendables 3']]> Back in 2000, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt met during a screenwriting class in Philadelphia. The two have been writing together ever since-all the way to Hollywood.

Rothenberger is a graduate of Boyertown Area Senior High and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Benedikt, a native of Iceland, eventually moved to Pennsylvania where she would attend Exeter Township High School and the University of Pittsburgh.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:43:15 -0400 2014-09-09T19:43:15-04:00 2014-09-10T09:15:40-04:00
<![CDATA[ColumnHaving lunch with Walt Funk]]> The last four and a half years I have been treasurer for Honey Brook Meals on Wheels. I have had contact with many of the Meals on Wheels' clients and much more contact with them in the last two years since I have also been a substitute coordinator and substitute driver delivering meals. Most of the clients are anywhere from their 70s to their mid-90s.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:32:15 -0400 2014-09-09T15:32:15-04:00 2014-09-09T15:32:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Celebrate Harvest Time at Hopewell Furnace Sept. 13]]> The National Park Service invites the public to "Harvest Time" --a historic harvest day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 13, according to Hopewell Furnace NHS Superintendent Edie Shean-Hammond.

The day-long free event will feature the behind-the-scenes work and harvest activities of a 19th century "iron plantation.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:30:40 -0400 2014-09-09T15:30:40-04:00 2014-09-09T15:30:42-04:00
<![CDATA[A home cook's guide to oil options]]> My husband and I are having a slight disagreement. He says peanut, I say olive.

So next to our stove sits a bottle of virgin olive oil and a bottle of peanut oil. When my husband mixes up a batch of pancakes, or stir-fries veggies he grabs the peanut oil. When I make roast beef or a garlic sauce for pasta, I use olive oil.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:25:39 -0400 2014-09-09T15:25:39-04:00 2014-09-09T15:26:02-04:00