RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:36:17 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Fun Friday: Spend an afternoon on the wild side at Elmwood Park Zoo]]> The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown offers the ideal afternoon escape for families and animal lovers. Our family took our first visit to this zoo the last Friday before school started and time flew as we explored exhibits featuring diverse mammals, birds, reptiles and more. The property, which extends over 16 acres, dates back to the 1920s and is run as a non-profit by the Norristown Zoological Society.

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<![CDATA[Through My Kitchen Window: Truly, the best apple pie muffin ever!]]> I was craving something sweet and my daughter, Anna, 4, was eager to bake together so we headed to the kitchen with stomachs growling. Anna requested chocolate cupcakes, as usual, but I wanted to try to bake something different.

Taking stock of what we had on hand, I realized that we'd have to bake something without butter, and, of course, without eggs considering Anna's allergy to them.

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<![CDATA[Skippack Painting with a Twist hosts fundraising event in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina]]> As part of the nation's largest paint-and-sip franchise, Painting with a Twist of Skippack participated in the company's national fundraising event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 26 through the company's charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose.

Fifty percent of proceeds from the event will be donated to Young Audiences of Louisiana Charter School.

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<![CDATA[Aftershock Dance Studio marks 10th year with cruise ship performance]]> According to Aftershock Dance Studio owner Randilynn Hoch-Wienczeck, the 10th year in business is a special year -- but not just for her business. It's also a special year for her older students, their parents, and the instructors who helped the young dancers learn their craft.

Hoch-Wienczeck has watched three- and four-year-old children start out learning how to move creatively.

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<![CDATA[Summertime living -- Downtown Boyertown hosts Dog Days]]> Dog Days of August kicked off in Boyertown on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. just off of East Philadelphia Avenue on N. Chestnut Street in front of Zimmer's Pets in downtown Boyertown.

Area residents were invited to come out with their canines as several businesses took part in the event.

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<![CDATA[Detoxing with Hatha Yoga at Berks County Heritage Center]]> A traditional practice in cultures of the East met with the history of the Pennsylvania Germans of the West as Doug Hayward's Hatha yoga class spread out on the lawn against a backdrop of the Gruber Wagon Works and other treasures of the Berks County Heritage Center this summer.

According to the Yoga Journal, '"Hatha" yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (… or postures) …designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones.

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<![CDATA[Felicia Fisher's Slice of Life: Lemon Pound Cake]]> I wouldn't take offense if you didn't want to bake this recipe. In fact, I don't want to bake it lately on account of the ridiculous price of eggs. Each year, I read about a scare of some baking commodity, with chocolate and pecans being the most recent items that were deemed scarce to justify the price increases.

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<![CDATA[Fun Friday: making birthday memories in Lancaster County at Shady Maple, Green Dragon and Old Woodshed]]> What makes a Fun Friday more fun? When it coincides with a birthday! This was true for our family last week, when our oldest son turned 13 on a Friday. We decided the teen years were a great opportunity to explore celebrating birthdays with activities, not gifts. And our next Fun Friday adventure was born.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:53:51 -0400 20150814135351 2015-08-14T13:53:51-04:00 2015-08-14T13:53:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Cross-country bicyclists from Friendship Circle International rode through Northern Berks]]> On a sunny summer day, 11 riders were nearing their goal as they cycled through northern Berks County. These young men, who were riding to benefit Friendship Circle International, started out on June 28 from San Diego, Calif., and wer expected to reach New York on Aug. 8.

They stopped for a quick lunch break in Edenburg, just east of Hamburg, and remained long enough to share information with people who stopped to talk to them.

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<![CDATA[Wedding Notice: Daigle and Stump wed]]> Elizabeth A. Daigle from Bel Air, Md., and LTJG Nathan P. Stump from Mohrsville were married on Dec. 6, 2014.

The bride is the daughter of Pamela Lauer and Richard Daigle. The groom is the son of Ann and Mark Stump, Mohrsville.

Rev. Dr. Donald Keyser officiated the double ring service.

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<![CDATA[Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

Aug. 22, 1990

Tracey Bair, Leesport, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Bair, was crowned to reign over Leesport's sesquicentennial celebration at a banquet held Saturday evening at the Leesport Market Banquet Hall. Winning the crown as Little Miss Leesport in the Princess contest was Adrienne Wagner, Leesport, daughter of Mr.

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<![CDATA[Health & Fitness: New Test to Screen for Lung Cancer]]> Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. Additionally, it is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths (more than 85 percent). Until recently, however, there has been no widely accepted test to screen for this particular cancer. While chest x-rays have been commonly ordered as a screening test, they have typically not been effective at detecting cancer in the earliest stages.

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<![CDATA[Kayak paddle raises $1,800 for Schuylkill Canal Association]]> About 70 people participated in the Schuylkill Canal Association Fundraiser Paddle Wednesday evening, Aug. 5, which brought in $1,800.

Paddlers started from the Lock 60 boat launch in Mont Clare then traveled a five-mile loop along the canal. Doug Chapman, event organizer and owner of Take it Outdoors Adventures, made good on a promise when he navigated the river on a standup paddleboard while wearing a dress.

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<![CDATA[Lizzie Seidel, 11, Hamburg, named Junior Best Of Show in District 4-H Fashion Review]]> A Hamburg Middle School student sewed up the competition at the annual District 4-H Fashion Review this summer.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Seidel, 11, daughter of Les and Kelly Seidel of Windsor Township, was named Junior Best of Show for skillfully crafting an elegant, green, lace-covered party dress.

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<![CDATA[Lewis and Jane Woodland, Keystone Villa residents, share the story behind their 70 years of happy marriage]]> Lewis and Jane Woodland recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 26th. The Woodlands, who now reside at the Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, told their love story during a recent interview.

Our country was still at war in 1945 when Jane and Lewis met on a blind date.

"I have just the fellow, he's the nicest fellow," a friend told Jane about Lewis, who had graduated from West Chester High School in 1941.

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