RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:42:08 -0400 60 <![CDATA[No room for error]]> After climbing 14,410 feet to the summit of Mount Rainier, Scott Wallace knew exactly how he wanted to live the moment.

"I lost my dad 23 years ago and my mom six years ago," said Wallace, a 55-year-old dentist from Elverson. "The first thing I did was find a soft patch of snow and make a big snow angel, so my mom and dad could see it from above.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:28:53 -0400 2014-08-19T15:28:53-04:00 2014-08-19T15:29:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown 9-year-old girl donates hair to Children With Hair Loss]]> Maisy Kellum of Kutztown recently donated 9 inches of her hair to Children With Hair Loss.

Children With Hair Loss is a non-profit organization that provides free hair replacements for children, up to age 21, who have medically-related hair loss.

Maisy states that being able to donate her hair was a goal of hers, and she is glad she has accomplished it, and was excited she can help another child in the process.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:40:24 -0400 2014-08-18T20:40:24-04:00 2014-08-18T20:40:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Shirley Moyer of Oley Township inducted into Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors Secretary Hall of Fame]]> In 1979, Shirley Moyer was working at a bank when one of her regular customers asked a question that would change the course of her career. The customer was the treasurer of the municipal authority in Oley Township, Berks County, and the question was whether Moyer would consider a new job.

She made the move to the authority, serving as secretary, with no inkling of what was to come.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:23:45 -0400 2014-08-18T11:23:45-04:00 2014-08-18T11:46:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Oley native celebrates 102nd birthday alongside Senator Bob Mensch, PA Representative David Maloney and Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery]]> Willard Fisher, an Oley Township native, recently celebrated his 102 birthday alongside friends, family and local officials.

Senator Bob Mensch, PA Representative David Maloney and Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery visited Walnut Woods Independent Senior Living Community on Thursday, Aug. 8, to eat lunch and celebrate Fisher's birthday.

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<![CDATA[Berks County Commissioners honor Iron Horse Helpers on 10th and Final Anniversary]]> A farewell party was held by the local Iron Horse Helpers at the Womelsdorf VFW Pavilion in Womelsdorf on July 26.

Amid the festivities of fellowship, food, beverages, and a great band, the members of the group were presented with a "Certificate of Recognition" from the Berks County Board of Commissioners lauding the organization for services rendered to Berks County and neighboring residents.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:27:01 -0400 2014-08-13T14:27:01-04:00 2014-08-13T14:27:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Big Shot: American Legion Commander of Post 537 Morgantown Awarded Commander of the Year]]> On July 18th in Harrisburg, Roger Jacobs of Morgantown was awarded "Commander of the Year 2014".

Jacobs stated this award goes to our Post 537; The Sons of the American Legion, The Auxiliary, Legion Riders and our Social Members.

They are the ones that made this post what it is today.

Along with Jacobs' award, Post 537 was voted Number 1 in the State of Pennsylvania.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:21:16 -0400 2014-08-12T16:21:16-04:00 2014-08-12T16:21:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Scholarship News]]> Ronald McDonald House Charities /Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources scholarship recipient Tiffany Pershall, a senior at Twin Valley High School in Chester County, accepted a certificate of achievement from McDonald's Owner/Operator Jonathan Chong at an awards celebration held on June 16 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue in Philadelphia.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:54:45 -0400 2014-08-12T13:54:45-04:00 2014-08-12T13:54:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Honey Brook resident enjoys visits from Pet Therapy Dog Jax]]> From AseraCare Hospice

AseraCare Hospice volunteer Nicole Palmer, Sergeant, Lancaster State Police Barracks, hospice brings joy to others by sharing her two Therapy Dog International (TDI) dogs, Jax and Duke.

Joe Gable Jr. enjoys visits from Jax, Pet Therapy Dog volunteer. Joe worked for the Honey Brook Post Office for 30 plus years and even after retiring he continued to work for them as a mechanic and any other jobs that needed to be done.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:54:15 -0400 2014-08-12T13:54:15-04:00 2014-08-12T13:54:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg twirler celebrates successful season]]>

Emelia Adam, a soon-to-be sixth grader in the Hamburg Area School District and daughter of Jeff and Tamra Adam, is jumping for joy after a busy spring and summer of twirling! She has traveled to several competitions throughout this twirling season including Pennsylvania States, Miss Majorette of Pennsylvania and Miss Majorette of North Atlantic Region.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Girl Scout Fun: Senior Troop teaches Daisy Troop crafts, games]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Senior Troop 11064 attended a Daisy troop meeting to teach the younger girls some crafts and games. The older girls brought in a real rabbit for Daisy Troop 1956 to pet and learn about. The younger girls decorated cookies and enjoyed them later for a snack at the end of the meeting.

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:46:02 -0400 2014-08-05T12:46:02-04:00 2014-08-05T12:46:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Induction into Hall of Fame]]> A Fogelsville resident has been inducted into the Signator Investors, Inc. 'Hall of Fame.'

Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce member Michael J. Fischer has been recognized for his long standing commitment to integrity and excellence in customer service in financial services.

Signator Investors, Inc.

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:44:59 -0400 2014-08-05T12:44:59-04:00 2014-08-05T12:45:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Summers in the country bring two families together]]>

Nearly 20 years ago Jocelyn, of Brooklyn, NY, traveled with other New York City children to spend a week in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth "Betty" Atkinson and her husband Richard opened their home up to the young 5-year-old girl and a bond was created that would last for two decades with no sign of going away.

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:04:03 -0400 2014-08-05T11:04:03-04:00 2014-08-05T11:04:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Second Wind Dream piano instructor honored with gift at Elmcroft Senior Living]]> One teacher is being awarded for bridging together residents of Elmcroft Senior Living and musical ability.

Elmcroft residents who participate with Second Wind Dreams get to accomplish a goal off their bucket list through the program. Recently, Second Wind Dreams recognized piano instructor Julie Seiz for her efforts with senior citizens who craved lessons in learning the "tickling of the ivories.

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 13:29:22 -0400 2014-08-02T13:29:22-04:00 2014-08-02T13:29:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Alumni Spotlight Moffett & Torres own Cafe 110, Morgantown]]> In an effort to recognize and support Twin Valley alumni, the Twin Valley Community Education Foundation has created an "Alumni Spotlight" section which is featured in TVCEF's monthly newsletters. The "Alumni Spotlight" highlights a different Twin Valley alum every month who is doing great things in their professional or personal life.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:44 -0400 2014-07-31T13:00:44-04:00 2014-07-31T13:00:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Author presentation 'Boys of the Civil War' at Hopewell]]> Aug. 10 Narvon author Joel Moore will give a presentation titled "Boys of the Civil War" and sign copies of his books, set in the Civil War, in the conference room at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site at 2 p.m.

J. Arthur Moore, author of historically researched Civil War fiction for young readers, will present the stories of some of the real boys from the Civil War in the weeks ahead.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:17:22 -0400 2014-07-28T16:17:22-04:00 2014-07-28T16:17:27-04:00