RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 28 May 2015 08:02:32 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Reiffton students collect donations to support Child Life Services Program at CHOP]]> Local students are 'changing the world with kindness.'

This year Exeter's Reiffton School students wanted to focus on supporting the Child Life Services Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. They decided to show this support by doing a 'Pay it Forward' Initiative in the form of a donation drive to collect items needed for the program.

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<![CDATA[Taylor Ray Renninger achieves Eagle Scout]]> Brandywine Heights High School 2014 graduate Taylor Ray Renninger, Macungie, will be recognized at the 2015 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on May 21.

The Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mountain Council sponsors the annual event. Eagle Scout Taylor was bestowed this award and joined the Brotherhood of Eagle Scouts.

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<![CDATA['On the Homefront' held at Hopewell Furnace]]> Elverson >> Hopewell Furnace supported the Union Army through the production of pig iron for weapons and other articles of war. During the conflict the furnace's residents supported the troops by supplying more domestic materials for the war effort while continuing their daily lives. Now they celebrate the war's end and the return of the friends and relatives that left to fight it during "On the Homefront," which was held Saturday, May 2.

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<![CDATA[Students and seniors gather for Center at Spring Street's 'Senior Senior' Prom]]> On Friday, May 8, the Center at Spring Street hosted a 'Senior Senior' Prom including the center's senior citizens and Boyertown High School National Honor Society students. "Music Across the Ages" themed decorations and food were provided by the students.

Fifty students and 58 senior citizens danced together to music from the band Classic Touch.

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<![CDATA[Goddard School. Gilbertsville, holds art show, auction to benefit Relay For Life]]> On Tuesday, April 28, The Goddard School held an art show for its students--but this was not just any ordinary art show. With an under-the-sea theme composed of starfish, turtles and fish, there was an auction open to the parents for murals created by the children.

The murals auctioned off were replicas of famous influential artist's pieces such as Monet, Van Gogh, Motifs, and Warhol.

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<![CDATA[Exeter May Days announced; Bake sale on track to reach $12,000 by 6th year for Animal Rescue League]]> It's that time of year again -- Exeter PArks and Recreation along with the Exeter School District has announced "May Days." This year's festival will be held on Friday, May 15 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Exeter High School, 201 East 37th Street, Reading.

Among the rides, games and food to be offered -- there will also be a bake sale held for a cause close to one teen's heart.

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<![CDATA[Goat race crowns newest champion in Pottstown]]> Pottstown >> After accidently crowning the wrong winner in last year's event, the organizers behind this year's Sly Fox Bock Fest Goat Race were taking no chances.

Under beautiful, sunny skies on Sunday, multiple cameras and judges were in position as the four-legged final competitors galloped down the grass-covered track.

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<![CDATA[Nick Hunsicker is Mr. Boone 2015]]> Ear-piercing screams and stomping feet once again characterized the Daniel Boone School District's 8th Annual Mr. Boone Pageant, which crowned -- with a "coon skin cap" -- Nick Hunsicker as Mr. Boone 2015.

Subtitled "Guts, Glory & Glitter," the show featured the video biographies, talent performances, "formalwear," and "swimwear" of 14 senior contestants at the Daniel Boone High School on April 30.

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<![CDATA[Success of Candy's Home Made Ice Cream in part to 'what goes around comes around']]> What started out as a way to use an empty building has turned into a stopping place for people from multiple counties as they travel through Shoemakersville. When David and Candy Krumanocher ended the auto supply business that was originally known as DJ Auto Supply, they knew they either had to come up with another function for the building or they would have to sell.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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