RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:15:25 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Dorothy Padfield, daughter of Zern's Farmer's Market founder, celebrates her 100th birthday]]> Friends and family gathered at Manatawny Manor, 30 Old Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown, on June 19 to celebrate Mrs. Dorothy Padfield's 100th birthday.

Dorothy was born in 1915 in Gilbertsville the sixth of ten children, to William and Addie Zern. Her father, William, opened the iconic Zern's Farmer's Market in 1922.

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<![CDATA[Relaying through the rain -- Boyertown holds 8th Annual Relay For Life, seeks to meet goal by Aug. 31]]> While enduring rainy weather -- Relay For Life participants would not let their spirits be damped. Boyertown's eighth annual Relay for Life kicked off at the Boyertown Community Park on Saturday, June 27.

"The rain definitely made it challenging, but it also showed the determination and support that the Boyertown community has for this cause," said event coordinator Kristin Quigley.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill River Trail leads in national contest for 'best urban trail']]> CONSHOHOCKEN >> In a Reader's Choice contest between 20 trail systems nationwide the Schuylkill River Trail is currently leading the contest for the top choice among USA Today readers.

Local runners and bicyclists can vote for their favorite urban trail once per day until polls close on Monday, July 20 at noon ET.

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<![CDATA[Family Fun Fridays: Visit a Farmer's Market for Culinary Adventures]]> As summer weather settles in, home gardeners can get impatient, waiting for tender young plants to grow and produce juicy tomatoes, sweet corn and other garden delights. Our whole family was sharing this impatience, so we decided to spend a fun Friday outing visiting a local farmer's market.

Living in bountiful Berks County, we have lots of choices for farmer's markets.

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:23:34 -0400 20150628132334 2015-06-28T13:23:34-04:00 2015-06-28T13:23:34-04:00
<![CDATA[5 home gardens toured at Fourth Annual Hamburg Garden Stroll]]> "Anyone in Hamburg who has a small area of sunshine can grow fruit and vegetables," were the inspiring words offered to future gardeners by Paul Wikerd, a retired minister and resident of Hamburg since 1987.

Wikerd is an experienced beekeeper who described his goal for the gardens in his narrow State Street back yard as having "something available to eat every day", made possible by vegetable beds under glass for cold-resistant salad crops grown in the winter.

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 15:04:53 -0400 20150702143733 2015-06-27T15:04:53-04:00 2015-07-02T14:37:33-04:00
<![CDATA[GLOBETROTTING GRADUATE: Why I keep going back to Paris]]> Paris is not my favorite place to visit, yet I find myself consistently revisiting the city. Outside of London, it is the foreign city I know best.

Since 2006 I have visited Paris three times, and by summer's end it will be five. Recently, as I planned my way from Bordeaux back to London by train, with a stop in Paris, I wondered what it was that kept bringing me back.

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:05:21 -0400 20150627171516 2015-06-27T12:05:21-04:00 2015-06-27T17:15:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: 10 years a mom]]> Years ago, as a communications professional in the corporate world, I remember when my colleagues were honored for a decade or more of service. In a world where attention spans are gradually diminishing, doing anything constructive for 10 years can be considered quite an accomplishment. It illustrates responsibility, commitment and consistency.

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:10:55 -0400 20150627121055 2015-06-27T12:10:55-04:00 2015-06-27T12:10:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Brew Hub: Craft brewing in the Philly region]]> The Craft Beer industry has soared to new heights globally, and the Philadelphia area has been a flagship of homebrewed growth and innovation.

Digital First Media highlighted local breweries and the brewing process in a new special section called Brew Hub.

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:13:12 -0400 20150625131312 2015-06-25T13:13:12-04:00 2015-06-25T13:13:12-04:00 UTUBEVIDEO
<![CDATA[Fitness: Better Self Image Starts Right Here!]]> What I have learned since opening my little boutique nearly 5 years ago...

Some of you might be wondering, why is she now writing on Self- Image, Self-Confidence, Wellness, Better Nutrition, Getting Healthy...when she just owns a Consignment Shop for heaven's sake. You may say, I don't get the connection???.

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<![CDATA[Focus on the Family: Daughter's peers focused on unrealistic beauty standards]]> Q: My daughter is entering the tween years, and I'm concerned about her self-image. The other girls in her peer group are so focused on being thin and wearing the right clothes. But my mom always told me, "Pretty is as pretty does." How can I get that same message across?

Jim: Without question, our culture tends to define women by their appearance.

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:48:04 -0400 20150624174804 2015-06-24T17:48:04-04:00 2015-06-24T17:48:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Pottstown Health & Wellness Foundation awards more than $1.5 million in grant funds]]> The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has awarded $1,547,345 in grant requests during the spring grant round of fiscal year 2014-2015 to 40 non-profit organizations, schools, and municipalities.

According to Dave Kraybill, president, "These programs play a major role in supporting the Foundation's mission of promoting healthy lifestyles within the community.

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:24:32 -0400 20150623112432 2015-06-23T11:24:32-04:00 2015-06-23T11:24:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Pottstown's Levi S. Wolf renamed to list of "Super Lawyers" In Pennsylvania]]> Levi S. Wolf of Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C. in Pottstown, PA has been renamed to the list of top workers' compensation attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015 as published by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Wolf was named as a "Rising Star" in the magazine in 2011 and 2012, which recognizes excellence in lawyers under age 40, and to the Super Lawyers list in 2014.

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:24:30 -0400 20150623112430 2015-06-23T11:24:30-04:00 2015-06-23T11:24:30-04:00
<![CDATA["Summer of Ska" Pints for Pups event series benefit pets and pet owners in need]]> Humane Pennsylvania will present "Summer of Ska" in a series of three Pints for Pups events spanning Lancaster, Berks, and Montgomery counties this summer.

Pints for Pups, which had its beginnings ten years ago as a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Berks County, is a beer tasting and festival where attendees are encouraged to bring their leashed and well-behaved dogs.

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:16:29 -0400 20150623111629 2015-06-23T11:16:29-04:00 2015-06-23T11:16:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Mary visits St. Paul's Vacation Bible School in Fleetwood]]> St. Paul's U.C.C. in Fleetwood hosted its Vacation Bible School last week. Fleetwood resident Linda D. Bullock, Ms. Senior Pennsylvania America 2012, portrayed Mary during VBS. Mary writes about her experience at St. Paul's VBS.

Nazareth (where Jesus was a kid)


My name is Mary and I live in Nazareth.

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:27:45 -0400 20150622132745 2015-06-22T13:27:45-04:00 2015-06-22T13:27:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Cruze in for a Cure: Fighting back in honor of Morgan]]> On Saturday, June 6, at the Morningstar Fellowship grounds in Bechtelsville, the "Miracles From Him" team, part of the Relay for Life of Boyertown, held their fourth annual Cruze In for a Cure event.

During the Opening Ceremony, Sherry Sperring, co-creator of the event and a cancer survivor, asked for a show of hands of other survivors in the crowd.

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:24:27 -0400 20150615122427 2015-06-15T12:24:27-04:00 2015-06-15T12:24:27-04:00