RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:46:51 -0500 60 <![CDATA[What's Cooking with LindaWhen it's cold outside, eat soup!]]> As soon as the cold settled in, it's SOUP TIME! Lenore Lasowecky, Fleetwood, shares this recipe for Mexican Meatball Soup that is hearty, warm and flavorful.

Mexican Meatball Soup

2 T Olive Oil

2 ¾ Cup Chopped Onions

4 Garlic Cloves, minced

2 Small Bay Leaves

5 14oz.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:29:15 -0500 2014-11-26T10:29:15-05:00 2014-11-26T10:29:17-05:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Girl Scouts plant fall mums at Willow Creek Elementary]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1793 planted mums at Willow Creek Elementary School in Fleetwood.

The girls planted mums along the building as well as around the sign along the road. The PTA provided a gift card from Esbenshades for the troop to use to purchase the plants. Each girl in the troop was asked to bring a spade and their own watering can to get the job done.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:27:41 -0500 2014-11-26T10:27:41-05:00 2014-11-26T10:28:19-05:00
<![CDATA[Aging Parent Fair helps answer questions; Held Dec. 4 at Kutztown Grange]]> Professionals serving the aging population in Berks County will host the Aging Parent Fair, providing attendees with financial resources, care alternatives, assistive services and connections to the people and programs who can serve them and their loved ones, according to Wendy Kerschner of Comfort Keepers.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:26:38 -0500 2014-11-26T10:26:38-05:00 2014-11-26T10:26:39-05:00
<![CDATA[Publishing techie switches to emergency medical services career]]> Here's how Richard Becker spent his vacation in Disneyworld.

"I'm sitting on a park bench, watching people enjoying the rides and exhibits, and here I am on a three-hour teleconference call with executives from my company. That did it for me. This was my awakening. Time for a career change."

That was 10 years ago.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:23:40 -0500 2014-11-26T10:23:40-05:00 2014-11-26T10:23:42-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary Club honors Twin Valley senior Ashley Hoffma, and junior Jared Lawler]]> Twin Valley School District officials are pleased to announce that on November 19 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School senior Ashley Hoffman, and junior Jared Lawler as their Students of the Month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Ashley was honored for her academic and athletic achievements.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:40:39 -0500 2014-11-25T13:40:39-05:00 2014-11-25T13:40:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley High School December Intern of the Month Sarah Mundell]]> Sarah Mundell, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named December's Intern of the Month.

Mundell has been interning at Twin Valley Elementary Center for two years and her success as an intern has continued to grow over time.

As a junior, Mundell interned with learning support at TVEC under Mrs.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:39:51 -0500 2014-11-25T13:39:51-05:00 2014-11-25T13:39:56-05:00
<![CDATA['Adventures in the Land of Art': Kutztown Middle Schoolers, KU art students offer art experience with senior citizens]]> Kutztown Middle School and Kutztown University art students collaborated for "Adventures in the Land of Art," offering an art experience with community senior citizens.

Kutztown Middle School and KU students gathered on Nov. 19 in the Trinity Lutheran Church for their second Intergenerational Gathering, inviting senior citizens to join them in creating artwork, enjoying refreshments, and sharing conversation.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:39:25 -0500 2014-11-24T11:39:25-05:00 2014-11-24T11:40:11-05:00
<![CDATA[Shartlesville Lions Club holds annual free Thanksgiving dinner]]> It's a Shartlesville Lions Club tradition to prepare a free Thanksgiving dinner for the seniors citizens of the township each year. This year the Lions served a traditional holiday meal, complete with choice of chocolate or vanilla cake to approximately 115 Seniors. Compliments flowed and prizes were awarded, courtesy of community help, as well as the talent, time and treasure of individual Lions and other volunteers.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:34:43 -0500 2014-11-24T09:34:43-05:00 2014-11-24T09:34:47-05:00
<![CDATA[Penn Bernville Elementary third graders in Mr. Luckenbill's class answer what they are thankful for]]> What are Penn Bernville Elementary third graders in Mr. Luckenbill's class thankful for this year? Here are their responses.

Michael F., age 8: I am thankful for my pets because they are cuddly and cute. I am also thankful for my brothers because they play with me.

Hayden L., age 9: I am thankful for my friends because I have play dates with my friends.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:34:12 -0500 2014-11-24T09:34:12-05:00 2014-11-24T09:34:16-05:00
<![CDATA[Tilden Elementary Center fourth graders in Mrs. Fuhrmann's class answer what they are thankful for]]> What are Tilden Elementary Center fourth graders in Mrs. Fuhrmann's class thankful for this year? Here are their responses.

Jason I.: I am thankful for being able to see all my family members during Thanksgiving and other holidays. I always enjoy having a good time when we get together.

Alex W.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:33:47 -0500 2014-11-24T09:33:47-05:00 2014-11-24T09:33:54-05:00
<![CDATA[John's Supply hosts Honey Brook holiday food drive Dec. 6]]> For the fourth year, John's Supply and Rental owners, John and Dorothy Seldomridge, and their family are hosting a holiday food drive at the Honey Brook Food Pantry, located at Door 8 of the Good Food Distribution Center, on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

"This is a Seldomridge family thing that just got started over a dinner conversation," said Debbie Elmer, one of the facilitators of the drive.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:45:26 -0500 2014-11-22T10:45:26-05:00 2014-11-22T10:45:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Big Shot: Bill McClarin]]> With Thanksgiving only days away, many people pause to contemplate why they are thankful. They may show their thanks during church, in an assignment written for school or in the form of a prayer at the Thanksgiving dinner table. There is no wrong answer. Whether one is thankful for a personal Savior, your health, your children, your spouse or a myriad of other people/things, they are all good reasons to be thankful.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:40:35 -0500 2014-11-22T10:40:35-05:00 2014-11-22T10:40:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Engagement notice: Steinbrecher and DelRossi to wed]]> Heather Steinbrecher, Elverson, and Terry DelRossi, Honey Brook, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michelle and John Steinbrecher, Elverson. She graduated from Twin Valley High School in 2010 and Boston University in 2014. She is a recruiter for Penske Truck Leasing in Reading.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:39:20 -0500 2014-11-22T10:39:20-05:00 2014-11-22T10:39:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown graduate Andy Schön travels world, shares experiences in new book]]> He knew what he wanted to do, and he knew when he was finished doing it.

Andy Schön, a 1996 Boyertown graduate, has been around the world and now he's sharing his experiences in his new travel photography book: "Fifteen Times around the World: A lion bit me in Zimbabwe, and other travel adventures.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:36:22 -0500 2014-11-20T10:36:22-05:00 2014-11-21T10:24:02-05:00
<![CDATA[Honey Brook Community Library luncheon thanks volunteers]]> Honey Brook Community Library Director Jennifer Spade was all smiles Friday, Nov. 14.

Library volunteers, board members and Friends of the Library were all gathered to enjoy a 'thank you luncheon' from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Honey Brook Community Library, 687 Compass Road.

Guests were seated at tables decorated with a fall theme in the main library area.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:26:40 -0500 2014-11-19T12:26:40-05:00 2014-11-19T12:26:50-05:00