RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:29:46 -0400 60 <![CDATA[The jocund company of daffodils]]>

Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners.

"If it was for 12 months, you'd go crazy," said Karen Cogar, a daffodil fancier whose ornamental and woodland garden in Alexandria, Va., is awash at the moment with choice varieties beyond popular comprehension.

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<![CDATA[Rotary Student of Month: Haley Bailey, Kutztown senior]]> Kutztown Area High School senior Haley Bailey was honored April 2 as the Kutztown Rotary Student of the Month in ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern.

The award is given each month to a senior from Kutztown Area High School and from Brandywine Heights High School that have been selected by guidance counselors in recognition of scholarship, community service and student activities contributions.

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<![CDATA[American Legion Eagle Scout Project]]> Boy Scout Aaron Giniewski unveiled his Eagle Scout American Legion remodel project at the American Legion Post 626, Birdsboro, Saturday, April 12.

Giniewski, a sophomore at Exeter High School, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 333 out of St. Lawrence.

For his Eagle Scout project, Giniewski remodeled the bathroom and upstairs foyer at American Legion Post 626.

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<![CDATA[Profile: Kutztown High School Principal Barry Flicker]]> Kutztown Area High School Principal Barry Flicker talked with The Patriot during a recent distracted driving awareness program.

Thanking Student Council advisor Suzanne Mixa for the weeks of planning and working with Student Council to bring the Don't Drive Distracted program provided by Lehigh Valley Heatlh Network to Kutztown, he said, "She empowers the students to own this activity.

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<![CDATA[Pottstown Bark for Life raises money to fight cancer]]>

POTTSTOWN - Hundreds of people and pups strutted their stuff at Memorial Park Saturday morning at Bark for Life.

The annual event, which started in Pottstown eight years ago, raises money for the American Cancer Society, as well as helping to increase cancer awareness.

Sue Dudek, a Bark for Life co-chairwoman, said the event is all about honoring those diagnosed with cancer and to appreciate "canine caregivers.

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<![CDATA[Tail Waggin' Tutors Program visits with Pottstown students]]> Pottstown Middle School fifth and sixth grade students spend some quality time with man's best friend. Once a week four members of the Tail Waggin' Tutors Program - Jack, Blue, Mozart, and TJ sit in the classroom as students read a book of their choice.

Reading intervention assistant Victoria Redmond says of the program, "Statistics have shown that reading to a visiting canine buddy assists students with learning skills, encourages communication, lowers blood pressure, decreases anxiety, provides comfort, and in general brightens the students' day.

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<![CDATA[Goddard School students 'step up for the environment']]> The kids at the Goddard School in Gilbertsville have been busy little bugs recently.

From Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28, the school celebrated 'Stepping Up for the Environment' by participating in many different recycling crafts, by having lights out for an hour during the day to help conserve energy and by holding a recycled fashion show.

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<![CDATA[Big Shot: Twin Valley Middle School teachers, principal pied in the face, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society]]> Twin Valley Middle School teachers, principal pied in the face, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

By Michelle Zeitz

Leo Club Advisor

Spring Fever has officially kicked in, and teachers at Twin Valley Middle School are celebrating it by getting pied in the face!

The TVMS Leo Club, a youth branch of the Lion's Club, held a school-wide fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:54:04 -0400 2014-04-09T13:54:04-04:00 2014-04-15T14:05:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Season One Winner of 'Project Runway' to Speak at Albright College]]> Jay McCarroll, the season one winner of the reality show, "Project Runway," will speak at Albright College 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Klein Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts. This event is sponsored by Club Vogue, Albright's student fashion group.

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<![CDATA[Honey Brook resident, Kasey Hoffman, to compete in the 2014 National Poll Championships]]> Kasey Hoffman of Honey Brook, Pa., qualified for the American Poolplayers Association's (APA) 2014 9-Ball Shootout by winning in regional competition on March 2 in Baltimore, Md. Hoffman will join amateur poolplayers from throughout North America to compete in the world's most rewarding 9-Ball singles championship-cash and prizes totaling $150,000 are guaranteed to be awarded.

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:40:55 -0400 2014-04-05T11:40:55-04:00 2014-04-05T11:41:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Tel Hai Retirement Community's annual sew-in benefits Veterans]]> Tel Hai's SEW Creative group invited neighbors and friends to join in the annual Veterans Quilt Sew-In on Thursday, March 13 in the Tel Hai Chapel. No sewing experience was required of the volunteers; light refreshments were served. The bitter cold outside was countered by the warm hearts of the 54 volunteers participating.

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<![CDATA[Paranormal activity investigated at Durango's Saloon, Boyertown]]> The quest for Boyertown's haunted history continued recently.

On Sunday, March 23, when the Boyertown Historical Society in conjunction with Greater Leigh Paranormal and Boyertown Paranormal conducted a paranormal investigation of Durango's Saloon.

Hosts Pete and Sandy Haberle, owners of Durango's, closed down early to give investigators and their guests full access to the building.

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:24:22 -0400 2014-04-04T10:24:22-04:00 2014-04-04T10:24:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Girl Scout News: Pinkalicious Good Time, Great Lessons]]>

Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1793 recently attended the Pinkalicious The Musical after reading several of the books at their meetings. The Pinkalicious books have great lessons in each story. The girls earned a Pinkalicious Patch (which is on the front of their boxes) for the Girl Scout uniform and received an oversized Pink Cupcake (just like in the book and musical) so they could share it with their moms after their outing.

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:54:48 -0400 2014-04-02T13:54:48-04:00 2014-04-02T13:55:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Girl Scouts send cookies to troops]]> There's nothing that quite compares to food which brings back memories of home.

The Girl Scouts have a program called Cookies from Home (CFH), which allows Scouts to sell cookies and have them shipped overseas to U.S. troops.

Cookies have recently been collected by the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA Council.

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<![CDATA[April intern of the month]]> Jonathan Ebert, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named April's Intern of the Month. Ebert interns at B.J. Baldwin Electric, Inc., in Narvon where he is being taught the key components of engineering. B.J. Baldwin Electric, Inc. is a complete multi-faceted electrical and mechanical contracting firm.

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