RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:25:16 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Raggedy Ann celebrates 100th birthday: Great-niece of originator, from Mohrsville, sells dolls at Leesport Auction Toy Show]]> Iconic American toy Raggedy Ann celebrates her 100th birthday this week, and a local relative of the doll's creator wants to make it a memorable celebration.

Cindy Gruelle Goho, of Mohrsville, is the great-niece of Johnny Gruelle, the creator of the original Raggedy Ann doll. Goho and her husband, Rick, who have an extensive collection of Raggedy Ann dolls, memorabilia and vintage toys from the 1930s through 1975, will mark the anniversary of the first patent issued for Raggedy Ann on Sept.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:16:30 -0400 20150831111631 2015-08-30T14:16:30-04:00 2015-08-31T11:16:31-04:00
<![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.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:34:20 -0400 20150901132831 2015-08-28T11:34:20-04:00 2015-09-01T13:28:31-04:00
<![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.

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:50:56 -0400 20150825145056 2015-08-25T14:50:56-04:00 2015-08-25T14:50:56-04:00
<![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.

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:07:15 -0400 20150814120715 2015-08-14T12:07:15-04:00 2015-08-14T12:07:15-04:00
<![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.

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:07:12 -0400 20150814120712 2015-08-14T12:07:12-04:00 2015-08-14T12:07:12-04:00
<![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.

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:07:06 -0400 20150814120706 2015-08-14T12:07:06-04:00 2015-08-14T12:07:06-04:00
<![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.

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:15:18 -0400 20150810071518 2015-08-10T07:15:18-04:00 2015-08-10T07:15:18-04:00
<![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.

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:51:03 -0400 20150805115103 2015-08-05T11:51:03-04:00 2015-08-05T11:51:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Remembering a Boyertown pioneer -- Mary Jane 'MJ' (Schneider) Lentz]]> In 1957, a woman moved into the Boyertown area and took it by storm. The community -- the people of the community, past and present -- were important to her.

Mary Jane "MJ" (Schneider) Lentz, 90, well-known as a chronicler and pioneer in the Boyertown community, passed away a month ago on Sunday, July 5.

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:48:33 -0400 20150805105213 2015-08-05T10:48:33-04:00 2015-08-05T10:52:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Birdsboro Boy Scout Troop 595 sees 60th anniversary]]> Boy Scout Troop 595 celebrated its 60th Anniversary at Rustic Picnic Area on Saturday, July 25.

In attendance were family members, the Hawk Mountain Boy Scout Council, and former scoutmasters of Troop 595: Marty Datocha, Jeff Kauffman, Mike Keating, Bob Mealand and Bob Myers.

The celebration included a Court of Honor and a picnic.

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:42:21 -0400 20150803144221 2015-08-03T14:42:21-04:00 2015-08-03T14:42:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Conestoga Christian School student excels in national competition]]> Conestoga Christian School graduating senior Michael Boerman and teacher Larry Everhart attended Technology Student Association (TSA) Nationals in Dallas, TX at the end of June.

Michael competed admirably, snagging second place in CAD 3D Engineering and also placing in Tech Sketching and Application.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:23:16 -0400 20150730122316 2015-07-30T12:23:16-04:00 2015-07-30T12:23:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills help support New Journey Community Outreach, Inc., in Reading]]> Residents and staff of The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, recently delivered food and clothing donated by their community to New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.'s, food pantry and clothing center.

The group from The Heritage visits the organization's soup kitchen each month to serve lunch to low income individuals and families in the Reading community and support New Journey's community outreach activities.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:58:05 -0400 20150727155805 2015-07-27T15:58:05-04:00 2015-07-27T15:58:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Phillie Phanatic visits kids at The Goddard School, Gilbertsville]]> Phille Phanatic, the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team, visited The Goddard School in Gilbertsville on Tuesday, July 21.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:30:07 -0400 20150727113007 2015-07-27T11:30:07-04:00 2015-07-27T11:30:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown community celebrates van purchased with donated funds]]> Friends and family of Alaina Derecola of Boyertown gathered on the sidewalk in front of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church to celebrate her new van. The van was purchased with money donated by friends, family and strangers.

During the Sunday liturgy at St. John's Good Shepherd UCC pastor, Rev.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:32:25 -0400 20150723093225 2015-07-23T09:32:25-04:00 2015-07-23T09:32:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Omen weighs in at healthy 317 pounds at Ryerss Farm in Warwick Township]]> Roly Poly Omen had a thyroid condition when he came to Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines in Warwick Township is now healthy and trimmed down.

The photo is of Omen on our new Equine Scale which was donated to us so that we can better monitor the weights of the horses and adjust the feed accordingly to keep them healthy.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:31:37 -0400 20150721113137 2015-07-21T11:31:37-04:00 2015-07-21T11:31:37-04:00