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 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:22:57 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Wedding Announcement: Felter and Loch married in September]]> Sarah Felter and Matthew Thomas Loch were married on September 13, 2014 at Mellon Park in Pittsburgh.

Lee Felter, the bride's brother, officiated the double ring ceremony. A reception followed at The National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

Sarah is the daughter of Tricia and Ralph Felter of Topton.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:21:09 -0500 2015-01-23T16:21:09-05:00 2015-01-23T16:21:09-05:00
<![CDATA[Engagement Notice: Hoffert and Paterno to wed in March]]> Tracy Hoffert and Dr. Stephen Paterno, both of Coppell, Texas, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bruce and Diane Hoffert, Mohnton.

The groom-to-be is the son of George and Mary Paterno, Kutztown.

Hoffert graduated from Gov. Mifflin High School in 2000 and later attended Kutztown University.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:59:44 -0500 2015-01-23T15:59:44-05:00 2015-01-23T15:59:44-05:00
<![CDATA[Tri County RecordChristmas 2014 Coloring Contest Winners]]> The following youth won the Tri County Record Christmas 2014 Coloring Contest:

Age 5 to 6 Category

Annabelle Auger, age 5, Morgantown

Age 7 to 8 Category

Anna Styer, age 7

Age 9 to 10 Category

Laura Posh, age 10, Morgantown

Age 11 to 12 Category

Eliza March, 12, Elverson

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:07:23 -0500 2015-01-21T15:07:23-05:00 2015-01-21T15:07:23-05:00
<![CDATA[Honey Brook mother and daughter host bone marrow donor registration drive]]> Honey Brook mother and daughter Carol Rathgeber and Caitlin Mooney are teaming up with Delete Blood Cancer to hold a bone marrow donor registration drive on Jan. 30 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Peter UCC in Knauertown.

Mooney, a 24-year-old who now lives in Philadelphia, donated bone marrow in September to a baby boy with an autoimmune disorder, which sparked the idea for the drive.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:30:38 -0500 2015-01-21T12:30:38-05:00 2015-01-21T12:30:38-05:00
<![CDATA[First Fire and Ice Festival brings warmth to Reading with local flare]]> As the Russian author Anton Chekhov said, "People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy." And there were hundreds of happy people in downtown Reading this past weekend for the First Annual Fire and Ice Festival.

From the night of Friday, Jan 16 to the afternoon of Sunday, Jan.

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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:07:41 -0500 2015-01-18T21:07:41-05:00 2015-01-18T21:07:41-05:00
<![CDATA['Huggy Bear' added to Boyertown's Bear Fever Project to bring greater understanding of emotional and mental health issues]]> Students from Boyertown Junior High West's Healthy Kids Club: Kids Who Care Club, welcomed "Huggy Bear," to their campus on Thursday, Jan. 15, by giving him just what he wants for himself and what he thinks everyone needs: lots of hugs.

"When your heart hurts, people send flowers; when your mind hurts, people throw stones," offered Rose Gross, Bechtelsville, business owner and philanthropist, announcing the sponsorship of Huggy Bear, the newest addition to Boyertown's Bear Fever community art project.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Lions Club and Grange honor senior citizens for lifetime contributions to community]]> The 49th annual Senior Citizens Banquet was held on November 29, 2014 at the Fleetwood Grange Hall. The banquet is held each year and is to honor the senior citizens for their lifetime contributions they have made to our community.

The event is co-sponsored by the Fleetwood Lions Club and the Fleetwood Grange.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:10:50 -0500 2015-01-16T12:10:50-05:00 2015-01-16T12:10:50-05:00
<![CDATA[Girl Scout Gold Award: Fleetwood senior delivers surgical caps, hats and crayon bags to duPont Hospital]]> Jacqueline Carroll, a high school senior at Fleetwood High School, has delivered her Girl Scout Gold Award Project to duPont Hospital in Delaware.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest level award a Girl Scout can earn which is equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Award.

Jacqueline led volunteers in learning how to cut, pin, and sew surgical caps and bouffant style hats.

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:37:41 -0500 2015-01-09T13:37:41-05:00 2015-01-09T13:52:28-05:00
<![CDATA[Kreider family shares two fifth generation photos]]> The Kreider family takes a current fifth generation photo with Jace Kreider, 4 months old, and shares last fifth generation photo featuring Jace's father, Jason Kreider, from 1983.

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:23:57 -0500 2015-01-09T12:23:57-05:00 2015-01-09T12:24:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Rich's Automotive Sales & Service earns Top Shop Award]]> Rich's Automotive Sales and Service, on Route 12/Clarion Street in Reading, announce that our automobile service technicians, for the last four out of five years, have earned the Top Shop Award from AAA.

The award recognizes our Auto Repair Facility for its integrity and professional automotive service/repair, as well as its outstanding customer satisfaction rating.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:55:50 -0500 2015-01-06T16:55:50-05:00 2015-01-06T16:55:53-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary honors Twin Valley students]]> On Dec. 17, the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School Senior, Amanda Kelly, and Junior, Brandon Kane, as their Students of the Month.

The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Amanda and Brandon were honored for their academic excellence and service to the community.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:03:54 -0500 2015-01-06T12:03:54-05:00 2015-01-06T12:03:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University Professors presented with annual faculty awards]]> Kutztown University honored Professor Cheryl Hochberg, Dr. Todd Underwood and Dr. Adrienne Oakley.

Dr. Hochberg, chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts, received a Chambliss Faculty Research Award; Dr. Underwood, professor of biology, received a Chambliss Faculty Research Award; and Dr.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:56:01 -0500 2015-01-05T14:56:01-05:00 2015-01-05T14:56:08-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Area High School December Student of the Month]]> Congratulations to the December Student of the Month at Hamburg Area High School, Neal Kerschner. He is the son of Glenn and Diane Kerschner of Hamburg.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:39:03 -0500 2015-01-05T11:39:03-05:00 2015-01-05T11:39:05-05:00
<![CDATA[Artist, director and founder of New Arts Program, Kutztown, James Carroll awarded third Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant]]> James F. L. Carroll, artist, director and founder of the New Arts Program, Inc. in Kutztown, has been awarded a third Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant for 2015-2016.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. was established in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individuals working in the visual arts with established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock.

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Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:59:59 -0500 2015-01-02T15:59:59-05:00 2015-01-02T16:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown woman wishing for Christmas mirale, hopes to help others]]> Where there is an action, there is a reaction--and sometimes that reaction can make all the difference.

Leigh Schwartz has been wishing for a Christmas miracle.

Schwartz, a single mother to a 14-year-old daughter, is a resident of Boyertown. She says it's been the two of them since her daughter was 3 years old.

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Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:04:38 -0500 2015-01-02T14:04:38-05:00 2015-01-02T14:08:26-05:00