RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:49:04 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Morgantown Area Business Association names Jim McIntyre new vp of marketing]]> James "Jim" McIntyre, Nationwide, has been named the new vice president of marketing for the Morgantown Area Business Association.

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:33:24 -0500 20151124132622 2015-11-24T12:33:24-05:00 2015-11-24T13:26:22-05:00
<![CDATA[Group serves Thanksgiving dinner during Reading's tree lighting]]> Organized by the church's Director of Compassion Ministry, Julie Natoli, 25 volunteers from Reading's 'City Reach Church' served a Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who came to the group's table on Friday, Nov. 20. The outreach coincided with Reading's tree lighting holiday event.

The church serves food on 5th and Penn Street the 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of each month.

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:36:03 -0500 20151124123603 2015-11-24T12:36:03-05:00 2015-11-24T12:36:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown grad tours UK, spreads message of love via 'Kevin Onedr' project]]> "This will be the generation to defeat hate. #NoTolerance. We know what we need to do, spread #Love like wildfire. Share a smile, say hello, evaporate hate with the force of Love. United we stand family. Here we go," posted Kevin Onedr on Facebook following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks.

Musician Kevin Onedr, locally known as Kevin Ostromecki -- a 2012 graduate of Boyertown Senior High School -- is in Europe right now promoting his music and his message.

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:05:41 -0500 20151117120541 2015-11-17T12:05:41-05:00 2015-11-17T12:05:41-05:00
<![CDATA[Living with Asperger's -- Douglassville native perseveres through obstacles]]> They said he couldn't do it. They tried to marginalize him. They didn't know what to do with him.

He has proven them wrong, three times over.

Alan Schulze, 27, of Douglassville, graduated from Daniel Boone High School, Kutztown University and Shippensburg University - with each school, life got easier for him.

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:26:33 -0500 20151113122633 2015-11-13T12:26:33-05:00 2015-11-13T12:26:33-05:00
<![CDATA[Barto artist Julie Longacre donates paintings to annual bazaar]]> Julie Longacre has always been innovative in her artwork. Two years ago she produced an adult coloring book, long before the current trend. This is in addition to the projects she continues annually such as a calendar, Christmas cards, Christmas tree print, books, and several ongoing painting projects at her Barto studio.

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:46:44 -0500 20151112134644 2015-11-12T13:46:44-05:00 2015-11-12T13:46:44-05:00
<![CDATA[Couple follows dreams, opens 'Simply Sherry' bakery in Boyertown]]> Simply Sherry -- a bakery designed to serve the community -- will open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 14.

While the bakery serves as an income, it will also provide something much greater to co-owner Sherry Sperring -- a higher quality of life.

Sherry, born and raised in Boyertown, credits her "foodie mentality" to work she did at the Philadelphia Convention Center as a controller involved with the food and drinks.

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:29:08 -0500 20151111112908 2015-11-11T11:29:08-05:00 2015-11-11T11:29:08-05:00
<![CDATA[Local volunteers prepare bagged lunches for Hope Rescue Mission in Reading]]> On Thursday, Oct. 22, a group of volunteers were busy making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches -- preparing approximately 100 bagged lunches to be delivered and handed out at Hope Rescue Mission in Reading.

The group is from at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Douglassville.

Organizer Betty Clark said, "The first bag lunch distribution went very well so we decided to do another.

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:48:48 -0500 20151103124848 2015-11-03T12:48:48-05:00 2015-11-03T12:48:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Pennsylvania Farm Table Co. creates tables that bring families together]]> Douglass (Mont.) >> Sometimes, you just have to take a chance -- a leap of faith.

That's what Bobby Snyder, owner of Pennsylvania Farm Table Co., says about his decision to give up a full-time job with benefits to go into the furniture-making business full time. He specializes in one particular type of furniture -- farm tables.

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:19:36 -0500 20151102121936 2015-11-02T12:19:36-05:00 2015-11-02T12:19:36-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg High School's Aerial Boundaries returns to Kutztown University Choral Festival]]> For the second year in a row, Hamburg's elite choral group, Aerial Boundaries, has traveled to Kutztown University to participate in the High School Choral Festival.

This is the second annual Choral Fest lead by Dr. Hank Alviani, the associate professor of music, and involves a handful of schools from nearby areas.

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:54:29 -0400 20151029125429 2015-10-29T12:54:29-04:00 2015-10-29T12:54:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley senior Hannah Techman named November Intern of the Month, interns at Tel Hai Retirement Community]]> Hannah Techman, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named November's Intern of the Month.

Techman spends her internship at Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook with a speech pathologist. Every day Techman does something different. On occasion Techman works with residents during breakfast to make sure they are swallowing efficiently and receiving a good intake of food.

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:52:16 -0400 20151028165216 2015-10-28T16:52:16-04:00 2015-10-28T16:52:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg's Aaron Menapace wins Berks County's Athletic Director of the Year]]> Aaron Menapace won Berks County's Athletic Director of the Year. Every athletic director in Berks County was eligible to win the award. Menapace thinks he received the award because our coaches and athletes represent us well. The other athletic directors vote based on the program that they feel is best in the county.

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:09:37 -0400 20151028140937 2015-10-28T14:09:37-04:00 2015-10-28T14:09:37-04:00
<![CDATA[St. Francis Academy bazaar turns 40, boasts fresh baked cookies]]> The St. Francis Academy bazaar in Bally has been experiencing fresh baked cookies for 40 years.

In 1975 when the SFA bazaar started, the committee decided they needed something sweet to draw in the crowds. Barbara Stahl, who had a cake baking/decorating business, volunteered a family recipe.

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:54:44 -0400 20151028105444 2015-10-28T10:54:44-04:00 2015-10-28T10:54:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Tradition, pride and spirit high during Schuylkill Valley Homecoming Week]]> Tradition, pride, and spirit are embedded in everyone at Schuylkill Valley High School (SVHS); these characteristics are especially prevalent during Homecoming Week.

This year, Pajama Day kicked off the week. Following Pajama Day was Tie-Dye Tuesday, Red and Black Wednesday, Hawaiian Thursday, and on the day of the pep rally and Homecoming game, Pink Friday.

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:15:13 -0400 20151027121513 2015-10-27T12:15:13-04:00 2015-10-27T12:15:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Cailynn Chase and Rhett Robinson crowned Homecoming Queen and Spirit King at Schuylkill Valley]]> Schuylkill Valley High School hosted its Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 23. Cailynn Chase was crowned 2015 Homecoming Queen. 2015 Runner-Up is Anna Johns. Spirit King is Rhett Robinson.

Homecoming court members were Anna Johns, Alyssa Hartlieb, Claire Burkert, Sydney Foster, Cailynn Chase, Meghan Steffey, Madeline Brzostek and Daisy Grace.

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:59:06 -0400 20151026140905 2015-10-26T12:59:06-04:00 2015-10-26T14:09:05-04:00
<![CDATA[6 inducted into Pride of Schuylkill Valley]]> Schuylkill Valley School District recognized Pride of Schuylkill Valley Inductees. The new members of the Pride of Schuylkill Valley were inducted into the Wall of Fame at a luncheon held Saturday at the high school. Inductees were Lee Potteiger, Robert "Bob" Jones, LeRoy Seip, Wayne Huey, Stuart (Stu) Reese and Toby Lentz.

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:23:15 -0400 20151026135448 2015-10-26T11:23:15-04:00 2015-10-26T13:54:48-04:00