RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:03:29 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Fleetwood couple celebrates 50th Anniversary]]> Darlene and Martin Younker, Fleetwood, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27.

They were married on March 27, 1965 at Frieden's Lutheran Church, New Ringgold. The ceremony was performed by the late Rev. Charles Orem.

To celebrate the anniversary, a surprise party was by their children at the Virginville Fire Company.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:49:20 -0400 2015-03-30T09:49:20-04:00 2015-03-30T09:49:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Meet Lori Carnes, Boyertown's 2015 Citizen of the Year]]> "We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill uttered these words more than fifty years ago, but this quote is one that this year's Boyertown Citizen of the Year lives by. Lori Carnes makes her life by giving.

Indeed, one look at her calendar tells you much of what you need to know about Carnes.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:33:14 -0400 2015-03-26T17:33:14-04:00 2015-03-26T17:40:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Couple at Keystone Villa celebrates millennium birthdays]]> John Brower is planning his 104th birthday party on March 31. He said he has been lucky in life and lucky in love to not only have had a great first marriage, but also a wonderful second marriage.

His lady-love for the last 44 years is Mary Brower, who turned 100 years old on February 9, and resides with him at Keystone Villa at Douglassville.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:35:45 -0400 2015-03-26T14:35:45-04:00 2015-03-26T14:35:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Daughter of Daniel Boone grad to be featured on PBS special about cancer]]> The daughter of a 1999 Daniel Boone graduate will be featured on a PBS special airing next week.

"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a Ken Burns production, will be aired on Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1 beginning at 9 p.m.

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:45:53 -0400 2015-03-26T13:45:53-04:00 2015-03-26T13:45:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone Optimist Club's 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt draws a crowd; 7,000 eggs hunted]]> The Daniel Boone Optimist Club held their 13th annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, March 22, at Amity Community Park.

Jay Merz, Daniel Boone Optimist Club Treasurer and chair of this year's egg hunt, said volunteers filled 7,000 eggs with candy, dollar coins, and prize tickets. The eggs were placed in the snowy field early in the day.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:50:19 -0400 2015-03-25T16:50:19-04:00 2015-03-26T10:05:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Wohlsen Construction apprentice Mark Rineer wins Gold Medal for Carpentry at National Craft Championship]]> Mark Rineer of Wohlsen Construction, Lancaster, received the Gold Medal for Carpentry at the National Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Craft Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

After winning the Gold Medal for Carpentry at the local level at the Keystone Chapter of ABC's Craft Competition, Rineer qualified for the national competition.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:15:46 -0400 2015-03-25T11:15:46-04:00 2015-03-25T11:15:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley High School Senior Claudia Panik named April Intern of the Month]]> Claudia Panik, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named April's Intern of the Month. Panik has interned both in her junior and senior years at Twin Valley Elementary Center and has had exposure in Kindergarten, 1st and 4th grade classrooms. Her responsibilities include assisting students in small group, large group, and one-on-one, including lesson preparation and delivery, PSSA writing prep and helping with writing lessons and spelling tests.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:57:59 -0400 2015-03-24T13:57:59-04:00 2015-03-24T13:57:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Reading Derby Girls kick off season, show support for Berks Animal Rescue League]]> On Sunday, March 15, the Reading Derby Girls (RDG) began their 2015 season with a bout against NOVA Roller Derby (NOVA) of Northern Virginia.

Due to an injury, League President, Holly "Hollywood Crusher" Jester didn't skate in Sunday's bout, but was excited for the team's 4th season saying "We (RDG) have become more of a team and work together more since we began playing derby.

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<![CDATA[Ribbon Cutting celebrates new The Peppermint Stick Candy Store in Boyertown]]> On Friday, March 13,a ribbon cutting celebration was held in honor of the grand opening of The Peppermint Stick Candy Store in downtown Boyertown.

Hosted by Building A Better Boyertown and the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, the ribbon cutting event is part of the organizations strategy in supporting local business.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:42:34 -0400 2015-03-20T16:42:34-04:00 2015-03-20T16:42:34-04:00
<![CDATA[USS Cole returns to Home Port; Reading native earns pins, seeks to make second class and continue Navy career]]> The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) returns to Naval Station Norfolk Mar. 13, 2015 following a seven-month deployment in the U.S. Fleet Forces and 6th Fleet Areas of Operations.

Cole deployed August 22, 2014 to the Mediterranean Sea, where the ship assumed duties as 6th Fleet's Ballistic Missile Defense unit.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:15:06 -0400 2015-03-18T13:15:06-04:00 2015-03-18T13:15:06-04:00
<![CDATA[New Hanover Moms Club recognizes Rare Disease Day, seeks to raise awareness]]> Moms and children of New Hanover Township came together on Feb. 28 as part of the 'Day-by-day, Hand-in-hand' campaign organized as part of Rare Disease Day.

Now community has been invited to take part.

The Moms Club of New Hanover Township has partnered with the Wellness Council of Boyertown for their 10th Annual Wellness Fair taking place on Saturday, March 21.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:43:30 -0500 2015-03-04T13:43:30-05:00 2015-03-04T13:43:30-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown team to compete in Preston & Steve's Cardboard Classic this Friday]]> While some are steering away from the cold, some are choosing to steer into it head-on.

Boyertown area residents Mark Clauss, Gail Maxham, Chris and Cindy Prindle and Mark Stout have built a 17-foot-long cardboard Harley Chopper sled which features an eagle head at its center. The team is planning to compete in Preston and Steve's Cardboard Classic at Jack Frost Mountain Friday, March 6.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:57:10 -0500 2015-03-03T10:57:10-05:00 2015-03-03T15:50:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Blandon author Dori Hoch releases 'The Easter Bunny Brothers']]> Submitted

Dori Hoch, Blandon, recently released her newest book filled with colorful illustrations and the competitive antics of, "The Easter Bunny Brothers."

Hoch, a retired elementary teacher and reading specialist from the Fleetwood and Wilson School Districts, collaborated with artist, author, and West Lawn native, Jane Wolfgang, former elementary art teacher for Governor Mifflin and Wilson School Districts, to create a book suitable for preschoolers through early elementary.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:20:58 -0500 2015-03-02T15:20:58-05:00 2015-03-02T15:20:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Sanatoga Fire chief reflects on past, outlines plans for future]]> LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A lot of firefighters first pull on their bunker gear when they're still in their teens. Not David Saylor Sr., who was initiated into the brotherhood of firefighters at the age of 41.

This was 22 years ago when his then-15-year-old son, David Saylor Jr., decided he wanted to become a junior firefighter, but only on the condition that his father also join up.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:07:05 -0500 2015-03-02T15:07:05-05:00 2015-03-02T15:07:05-05:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Village Library welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson]]> Village Library in Morgantown welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson, who started on Feb. 9.

She "developed a love for books and libraries at a young age," Donaldson wrote to Tri County Record.

Donaldson volunteered at her local library while attending high school in Paraguay. Having grown up in South America, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:04:20 -0500 2015-02-27T12:04:20-05:00 2015-02-27T13:44:16-05:00