RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:20:22 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Murder mystery event 'Murderoulsy Uncorked!' slated at Moonlight Winery]]> A classic whodunit at Moonlight Winery has been sponsored by Moonlight Winery, Fecho Productions and Genesius Theatre.

After the huge success of A Christmas Carol on the Trolley, that commenced and ended at the Moonlight Winery, Fecho Productions and Moonlight Winery have teamed up, once again, to present "Murder At Moonlight Winery" - the mystery is entitled - "Murderoulsy Uncorked!"

This fun interactive event will be a rare vintage, indeed, and the world of fine wines is ripe with intrigue for all those would-be sleuths out there.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:08:38 -0500 2015-02-26T10:08:38-05:00 2015-02-26T10:08:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone grad Navy Petty Officer David Hurley serves as Yeoman]]> In addition to his civilian professions as hospital security and a health fitness specialist, Petty Officer 2nd Class David Hurley has committed to serving our nation as a Yeoman in the U.S. Navy Reserve assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Lehigh Valley.

Hurley's service includes four years of active duty and a two-year deployment to Iraq with the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC).

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:14:34 -0500 2015-02-25T14:14:34-05:00 2015-02-25T14:14:34-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary honors Twin Valley students Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger as February Students of the Month]]> On February 18 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School juniors, Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger, as their Students of the Month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Alyssa was honored for her academic, musical, and athletic achievements. Alyssa is a first chair violin, a member of Tri-M, and is also a member of the Twin Valley bowling team.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:45:21 -0500 2015-02-25T12:45:21-05:00 2015-02-25T12:45:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley High School senior Amy Carvalho named March Intern of the Month]]> Amy Carvalho, a senior at Twin Valley High School, was named March's Intern of the Month. She currently interns at Twin Valley Elementary Center and Robeson Lutheran Preschool.

At Twin Valley Elementary, her mentors are Jaime Burns, a first grade teacher and Ann Nagel, a speech therapist. Her responsibilities there include working with the students who need help, assisting with the preparation of classroom materials, and helping to display student work.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:45:03 -0500 2015-02-25T12:45:03-05:00 2015-02-25T12:45:03-05:00
<![CDATA[DJ Jon Gosselin mixing music at Bally Hotel]]> The former star of TLC's hit show "Jon and Kate Plus 8" has moved on from television, but is still in the limelight while changing careers to become a disc jockey.

Gosselin joined Eclipse Entertainers last October after an ex-girlfriend and former DJ let him spin music at her events. "I used to go to her gigs and, being in the I.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:54:15 -0500 2015-02-23T10:54:15-05:00 2015-02-23T10:54:15-05:00
<![CDATA[Elverson girl, 13, wins 2nd in Cricket League art competition]]> Eva Dillon, 13, of Elverson, won second prize in the October 2014 Cricket League art competition.

"I was really surprised to hear that I won second place! It made me really happy!" Eva writes to Tri County Record.

For this contest, each entrant was asked to submit original artwork with a Halloween theme.

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:18:27 -0500 2015-02-19T11:18:27-05:00 2015-02-19T11:18:27-05:00
<![CDATA[Through My Kitchen Window: Your Questions & Recipes]]> It's time! This is the week I answer your food and cooking questions, and share your favorite recipes.

Your Questions:

Why is bone broth suddenly so popular? I keep seeing articles about restaurants selling cups of hot broth. - Jamie in Pennsylvania

I think this is another case of Grandma Knew Best and we are slowly realizing it.

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:44:52 -0500 2015-02-18T16:44:52-05:00 2015-02-18T16:44:52-05:00
<![CDATA[Museum opens Fegely's Reading Diner for first annual Fastnacht Day]]> In celebration of Fat Tuesday on Feb. 17, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles opened the Fegely's Reading Diner for their first annual Fastnacht Day.

Community members were invited to come out and enjoy Fastnacht, coffee or tea inside of the restored 1938 Monarch model dining car.

According to museum curator Kendra Cook, the idea of opening the diner for the celebration was suggested by a member.

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:26:26 -0500 2015-02-18T11:26:26-05:00 2015-02-18T11:33:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Snowshoeing offers sweet outing for Valentine's Day]]> A dozen people braved freezing temperatures to strap on snowshoes and hit the trails by the Kernsville Dam this past Saturday. They took part in "Snowshoeing with Your Sweetie," a free and new program organized by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

The group gathered that afternoon in the Monument Parking Lot at the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area, Tilden Twp.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:45:22 -0500 2015-02-16T11:45:22-05:00 2015-02-17T13:14:35-05:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Pottstown Roller Derby's fresh meat program back on the track for 2015]]> They are at it again.

The Pottstown Roller Derby League has kicked off their Fresh Meat program for 2015; the first of two sessions is underway.

"I was drawn to the Fresh Meat program because of their enthusiasm. When you start derby--anyone--you get addicted. Derby gives you a sense of strength and empowerment like no other.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:27:32 -0500 2015-02-16T11:27:32-05:00 2015-02-16T12:00:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Valentines hit the Berks County Wine trail for special weekend]]> Valentines of all kinds hit the Berks County Wine Trail on a snowy Valentine's Day weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, for the annual "Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event Weekend" at eight wineries in the county.

From the start on Feb. 14, winery parking lots were filled with visitors ready to taste popular and specially featured wines paired with a Valentine's must have: chocolate.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:42:40 -0500 2015-02-16T11:42:40-05:00 2015-02-16T11:42:40-05:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Hamburg Lions Club holds successful Valentine Dance]]> The Hamburg Lions Club Valentine Dance at the Hamburg Field House on Saturday night, Feb. 7 was a success with 500 people attending to hear the Fabulous Grease Band. There was lots of dancing to 50s, 60s and 70s songs. Lion Scott Maberry took time out from his work to dance with his wife Kathleen.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:20:52 -0500 2015-02-16T11:20:52-05:00 2015-02-16T11:20:52-05:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Boyertown Service Unit holds 26th annual Valentine Dance]]> With Valentine's Day just around the corner, one local group have wasted no time to celebrate their loved ones.

Girls throughout the area recently danced the night away at the 26th annual Valentine Dance on Friday, Feb. 6, at New Hanover Methodist Church in Gilbertsville.

The dance, organized by the Boyertown Service Unit of the Eastern Pennsylvania Girl Scout Council, brought more than 260 young ladies and men--all of which were "dressed to the nines," according to organizers.

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:34:49 -0500 2015-02-11T10:34:49-05:00 2015-02-11T13:45:23-05:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Scot Guldin from Kutztown honored by Thrivent Financial for outstanding performance]]> Scot R Guldin, ChFC, FIC, Kutztown, a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial, has qualified for the Pinnacle Council conference by providing outstanding financial guidance, solutions and service to members of the organization in 2014. Out of Thrivent Financial's 2,300 financial representatives, only 124 qualified for this honor.

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:24:59 -0500 2015-02-10T15:24:59-05:00 2015-02-11T13:01:12-05:00
<![CDATA[Safe Transition Council appoints Susan Fitzgerald from Hickory House in Honey Brook]]> Susan Fitzgerald, a physical therapist with Hickory House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Honey Brook, has been appointed a member of the Safe Transition Council for Life Care Centers of America.

Life Care Centers of America (LCCA) is a national company with 250 skilled nursing facilities throughout the United States with a strong mission to meet the needs of the aging population.

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:45:20 -0500 2015-02-10T14:45:20-05:00 2015-02-10T14:45:20-05:00