RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:58:43 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Mind Your Body: Yoga for the Three F Words: Fight, Flight, or Freeze]]> Our fast-paced world with the prevalence of multi-tasking, profusion of information, and sense of scarcity, is creating an epidemic of stress-related conditions. Technology bombards us every day with events that are difficult to comprehend or process.

Much of the stress that we face is psychological in nature.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation offer Certificate Course for Professionals and Students]]> Attention Physical and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Nurses: do you need contact hours? Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation are offering two free, two-hour certificate courses for professionals and students on Thursday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 29

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, it's as important as ever for industry professionals to understand the methods being utilized to assist seniors in the aging process.

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<![CDATA[YMCA volunteers get the Boyertown pool in shape for summer]]> Summer is just around the corner and for most Boyertownian's that means packing up the beach bag with towels and sunblock for a day at the Boyertown Pool. Crystal clear and as blue as the Mediterranean it may not cross anyone's mind just how much work it takes to get the pool and that refreshing aqua blue oasis ready for visitors.

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<![CDATA[Profile: Kutztown High School Principal Barry Flicker]]> Kutztown Area High School Principal Barry Flicker talked with The Patriot during a recent distracted driving awareness program.

Thanking Student Council advisor Suzanne Mixa for the weeks of planning and working with Student Council to bring the Don't Drive Distracted program provided by Lehigh Valley Heatlh Network to Kutztown, he said, "She empowers the students to own this activity.

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<![CDATA[This is what last night's 'Blood Moon' looked like]]>

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<![CDATA[St. Michaels' Church holds egg hunt]]> Saturday, April 12, St. Michaels' held their annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. The story of Holy Week read by Pastor Buzzard, was followed by egg hunts, snacks, craft and prizes!

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro gets a makeover with the Schuylkill Scrub]]> People from all ages met up at Birdsboro Borough Hall Saturday, April 5 to clean up the town as part of The Great American Clean Up, and Schuylkill Scrub.

Volunteers were split into two teams; the Daniel Boone High School Interact Club, led by Mrs. Alicia Turner, and The Birdsboro Rotary Club.

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<![CDATA[St. Francis Academy holds annual egg hunt]]> Pre-K and sixth graders at St. Francis Academy held their annual Easter Egg hunt on Friday, April 11. They lined up behind their school and hunted eggs.

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<![CDATA[Adoptable pets from the Montgomery County S.P.C.A.]]> Chloe is a spayed adult kitty. She is a great girl that is good with children and doesn't mind being around other cats or dogs. Chloe is litterbox trained and ready to find a loving home. Release number A242777

Bruno is a 5 year old neutered Lab/Rottweiler Mix. He will fit great in a home with older children and would appreciate being the only pet in the household to receive all the love and attention possible.

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<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Give me back my hometown]]> It seems like not that long ago when I used to ride my bike all over town, without a care in the world. Life was simpler then. Days were spent working hard at school, playing sports, and going to church with family. I smile when I reminisce about school dances and playing manhunt outside when the sun went down.

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<![CDATA[Pottstown Bark for Life raises money to fight cancer]]>

POTTSTOWN - Hundreds of people and pups strutted their stuff at Memorial Park Saturday morning at Bark for Life.

The annual event, which started in Pottstown eight years ago, raises money for the American Cancer Society, as well as helping to increase cancer awareness.

Sue Dudek, a Bark for Life co-chairwoman, said the event is all about honoring those diagnosed with cancer and to appreciate "canine caregivers.

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<![CDATA[Tail Waggin' Tutors Program visits with Pottstown students]]> Pottstown Middle School fifth and sixth grade students spend some quality time with man's best friend. Once a week four members of the Tail Waggin' Tutors Program - Jack, Blue, Mozart, and TJ sit in the classroom as students read a book of their choice.

Reading intervention assistant Victoria Redmond says of the program, "Statistics have shown that reading to a visiting canine buddy assists students with learning skills, encourages communication, lowers blood pressure, decreases anxiety, provides comfort, and in general brightens the students' day.

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<![CDATA['Outdoor Berks' App offered through Reading Health System]]> Reading Health System, in partnership with the Friends of Reading Hospital, introduced a free app for smart phones, "Outdoor Berks." Designed to make it fun and easy for those visiting, living, or working in Berks County to get out and be active, the app provides easy access to parks and recreation available throughout Berks County.

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<![CDATA[Boone graduation date is June 6]]> The Daniel Boone School Board unanimously approved on March 24 for the 2014 graduation date to be moved back to the original date of Fri., June 6, at 7 p.m., in the High School Stadium.

The rain date is Saturday, June 7.

Acting Superintendent Dr. Patricia Sanker said some of the district's in-service days can be converted to student days in order to fulfill the graduation requirement of 180 student days.

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<![CDATA[Clay on Main to host 5th annual Jammin' for Dollars]]> Clay on Main will holding their 5th annual fundraiser dinner Jammin' for Dollars on Friday, April 11, at the studio in Oley.

Dinner is at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. for appetizers and silent auction preview. This relaxing evening includes dinner, a silent auction and an after dinner jam with friends and neighbors.

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