RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:04:24 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Elmcroft Senior Living celebrates Earth day with life talks and butterfly tree planting]]> Elmcroft Senior Living Community wanted to celebrate Earth Day with their moto "Here's to Life."

On Wednesday, April 22, they chose to celebrate by planting a butterfly bush and inviting Judy Plica to speak on life and the new beginnings that come with spring

Plica is the facilitator for GriefShare through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Exeter.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:48:39 -0400 2015-04-24T11:48:39-04:00 2015-04-24T11:48:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood High Students of the Month]]> The Fleetwood Area High School would like to announce their senior students of the month for April.

Haley Schappell is the daughter of Steven & Audra Schappell of Blandon. Haley's future plans are to attend Rowan University and study in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Once Haley obtains her degree she plans to work in the field of robotic prosthetics.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:55:37 -0400 2015-04-23T17:55:37-04:00 2015-04-23T17:55:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Longswamp woman looks back on recent charity work in El Salvador]]> Tillie Sodano is 79 years old, mother of eight children, grandmother to 21 and great grandmother to seven. She returned from a week of volunteering/working with the poor in the poverty-stricken Central American country of El Salvador from January 10 to January 17, 2015.

The endlessly energetic Sodano of Longswamp was in El Salvador with the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:33:26 -0400 2015-04-23T11:33:26-04:00 2015-04-23T11:33:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Lancaster Tourism: Honey Brook couple brings Barbados discount card concept to PA Dutch Country]]> Question? What does the beautiful island of Barbados have in common with the farmlands of Lancaster County? Answer: A vibrant tourism industry that annually welcomes millions of guests to their small parts of the world.

A local Honey Brook couple, Robin and John Galascione, decided to bring some of the tourism marketing techniques of that Caribbean destination to the hotels and merchants of PA Dutch Country.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:47:20 -0400 2015-04-22T14:47:20-04:00 2015-04-22T14:47:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week]]> Newman has proven to be a smart boy who is very willing to please. He is obedience trained and a proud loose-leash walker/runner. He prefers walks or runs over toys, but is also content being a couch potato from time to time. He does great in the car and is housebroken. Newman is a big baby and the sweetest guy, but prefers to be the only canine in the house.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:58:15 -0400 2015-04-21T16:58:15-04:00 2015-04-21T16:58:15-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet Tiki]]> Hi, my name is Tiki! I am a dramatically colored short-haired tortoiseshell, with beautiful swirls of orange and black. These are set off with my white bib and delicate white feet. Everyone tells me how pretty I am so I don't think it counts as boasting if I tell you that.

I am sweet and gentle, maybe a bit shy at first, but I warm up quickly.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:49:56 -0400 2015-04-21T16:49:56-04:00 2015-04-21T16:49:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Colon cancer survivor creates "Tour de Tush" bicycle race that takes cyclists through Kutztown and Lenhartsville]]> Gale Fritsche, a self-proclaimed "avid runner and cyclist," loves to compete, having raced in the Boston Marathon and local races for years. He leads a healthy lifestyle, and his family has no history of cancer, but when he turned 50, his health turned with him.

Gale took a trip to the doctor for a routine colonoscopy, expecting to receive good results and be on his way, but the doctor delivered the news that he had stage III colon cancer.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:13:40 -0400 2015-04-21T13:13:40-04:00 2015-04-21T13:13:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown author Lisa Schnell releases 'High Tide for Horsehoe Crabs', hopes to encourage children to go out and explore]]> Kutztown author Lisa Schnell released her new book "High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs" on April 14.

Schnell found inspiration for the book while walking on the beach a few years ago.

"I saw a horseshoe crab and realized that I'd seen these animals all my life but didn't know much about them.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:12:57 -0400 2015-04-21T13:12:57-04:00 2015-04-21T13:12:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Colebrookdale Railroad celebrates Earth Day with Mudball Express]]> The Colebrookdale Railroad celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, April 18, with a Mudball Express excursion. During the hour long trip, passengers were encouraged to throw wild flower seed mudballs from the side of the train's open car.

Volunteers used 10 buckets of materials plus seeds to create about 2,000 mudballs for the two scheduled train rides.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:07:32 -0400 2015-04-20T12:07:32-04:00 2015-04-20T12:07:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Jake's Flea Market open for 35th Season]]> The beginning of spring can mean a lot of things like planting flowers, warm weather, enjoying the outdoors. For many locals, spring means the reopening of Jake's Flea Market.

Located on Route 100 in Barto, Jake's Flea Market opens at 6 a.m. on Saturdays and goes until the early afternoon.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:14:36 -0400 2015-04-20T11:14:36-04:00 2015-04-20T11:14:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Pottstown Roller Derby holds home opener; Skaters sign autographs for Girl Scouts]]> North Coventry Junior Girl Scout Troop #41475 attended the Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars' (PRDR) home opener on Saturday, April 11.

Amy Lignelli along with Co-leader Jen Thoms escorted four of the group's six troop members to PRDR's Saturday, April 11, bout. In attendance were: Anna Lignelli, Julia Thoms, Liana Davis, Kylie Doto, Emma Stott, Alaina Frick plus, and one scout-supporting brother Jack Lignelli.

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:58:30 -0400 2015-04-19T08:58:30-04:00 2015-04-20T10:22:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown, Fleetwood, Brandywine Heights, Oley Valley and Hamburg middle and high school students recognized for excelling in technology education and business courses or FBLA]]> By Lisa Mitchell

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce recognized local students during its April 17 breakfast.

"Technology education looks very different in different schools but these students have emerged as leaders among their peers in some form of technology education," said Kutztown Superintendent Kathy Metrick, introducing the honored students one at a time.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:43:32 -0400 2015-04-17T16:43:32-04:00 2015-04-21T10:40:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University Boxer Trot: 300 students, staff will race around campus in undergarments or costumes on Thursday, April 16 to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network]]> More than 300 students, staff and faculty are expected at the 5th annual Kutztown University Boxer Trot, sponsored by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, on Thursday, April 16, outside of the McFarland Student Union Building. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and the race begins at 3 a.m. All proceeds benefit the fraternity's national charitable partner, the Children's Miracle Network.

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:58:04 -0400 2015-04-15T16:58:04-04:00 2015-04-15T16:58:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Jared Lawler of Twin Valley among 20 youth awarded Good Citizenship Award]]> Two Chester County students were recently named recipients of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer's Union League Good Citizenship Award.

Christopher DeHaven of Bayard Rustin High School and Jared Lawler of Twin Valley were among 20 award winners. They were honored as part of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer's Annual Awards Banquet on March 7 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center-Lehigh Valley.

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:46:59 -0400 2015-04-15T15:46:59-04:00 2015-04-15T15:46:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valleys Garden Club connects with local 18th century gardening roots]]> At its recent member seed exchange, Twin Valleys Garden Club learned how American plants and trees forever changed the English landscape gardens of the 1700s.

John Bartram joined the group and their guests to relate the originals of the popular Bartram's Gardens. The stunning colors and year-round varieties of native plants of the colonies became highly prized in Britain and throughout Europe.

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:46:27 -0400 2015-04-15T15:46:27-04:00 2015-04-15T15:46:27-04:00