RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:28:18 -0400 60 <![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
<![CDATA[Little Mates Graduates]]> Little Mates CDC, 3025 North Street, Morgantown, presents the Little Mates Pre-K 2 Graduating Class of 2014.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:47 -0400 2014-07-28T16:16:47-04:00 2014-07-28T16:16:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Craig Thatcher Band to present free concert at Musikfest's Main Stage]]>

BETHLEHEM ­- Just when it seemed dark - as in the first dark night ever at Musikfest's main stage - local blues icons The Craig Thatcher Band and Musikfest partner Coordinated Health have come together to shine the spotlight on the elements that make Musikfest one of the most unique music events in the nation.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:10:20 -0400 2014-07-28T15:10:20-04:00 2014-07-28T15:10:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Celebrating Celtic with Dollops of Irish Cheer at the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest]]> "As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans."

Ernest Hemingway, "A Moveable Feast"

Oysters for happiness, food for the soul and music for the feet, fueled by beer amid the rousing, throbbing cadence of bagpipes and drums -it was time to celebrate everything Celtic and a burgeoning crowd joined the Irish fraternity to raise a cheer at the 10th annual Berks Celtic Oyster Festival.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:15 -0400 2014-07-25T20:15:15-04:00 2014-07-28T14:20:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Tribute for Rep. Hennessey held at Tel Hai, Honey Brook Township]]> Honey Brook Twp.-On Monday, July 21 State Rep. Tim Hennessey of the 26th Legislative District was honored for his long service and advocacy of issues important to older Pennsylvanians.

Serving in the State House of Representatives since 1993, Hennessey has been a stalwart supporter of older Americans.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:01:04 -0400 2014-07-22T17:01:04-04:00 2014-07-22T17:01:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Tel Hai senior staff member honored]]> Honey Brook Twp.-On June 18 the state-wide association of not-for-profit senior services providers, LeadingAge PA, presented their 2014 Professional Advancement Award to Sue Verdegem, Tel Hai's Senior Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration. The annual conference and exposition was held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:22 -0400 2014-07-21T15:15:22-04:00 2014-07-21T15:15:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Troop 101 Boy Scouts Earn 50-mile Award]]> Seasoned members of Boy Scout Troop 101 of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown, recently spent 5 days and 4 nights on the Appalachian Trail to earn the 50-mile award.

The idea was to backpack the 5 days with all gear and food, so as to test the limits of the Scout's endurance.

In order to earn the 50-mile award, a Scout must hike the distance over the course of at least five days, and complete 10 hours of service.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:57:14 -0400 2014-07-21T09:57:14-04:00 2014-07-21T15:12:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Reinert Family Reunion]]>

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:36:48 -0400 2014-07-21T14:36:48-04:00 2014-07-21T14:36:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Girl Scout holds Robotics Camp for Children to receive Gold Award]]>

With a goal of earning her Gold Award, Girl Scout Lucy Horn, 17, Reading, hosted a two-week long robotics camp for students interested in learning how to build and operate robots at the Dunn Community Center, Exeter Township, recently.

Horn started her career in Girl Scouts as a Brownie in third grade.

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:08:22 -0400 2014-07-13T10:08:22-04:00 2014-07-14T09:46:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Ficco family shares their Summer Fun photos]]> Ficco family from Honey Brook shared a few summer fun photos with Tri County Record.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:53:17 -0400 2014-07-09T16:53:17-04:00 2014-07-09T16:53:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Meet Your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Bryan Hilt]]> I grew up in York, Pennsylvania and am 43 years old. Growing up I went to public school and graduated high school after high school I went to a sheltered workshop where I cut tar paper five days a week. Growing up my favorite things were playing with my cousins, going swimming, and going to Easter Seals which taught me how to walk and be able to stand on my own.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:42:38 -0400 2014-07-09T16:42:38-04:00 2014-07-09T16:42:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Chesco athletes excel at Special Olympic Games]]>

Two athletes from Chester County who represented Pennsylvania at the 2014 Special Olympics National Games returned home victorious from the competition.

Justin Grimley of Elverson and Sonja Swanenburg of Coatesville won medals in bocce and bowling, respectively, at the event, which is held every four years and this year ran from June 20-24 at 11 sports venues in New Jersey.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:53:38 -0400 2014-07-09T10:53:38-04:00 2014-07-09T10:53:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Eagle Scout Project Dedication in Longswamp]]> June 29, Pastor Dr. Kathy Brearley of Longswamp U.C.C. in Mertztown dedicated the Eagle Scout Project of Troop 575 Scout Jacob Moyer. Matthew Hensinger, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 575, was also on hand to explain the significance of the Eagle Scout Rank and Eagle Project. Jacob coordinated with Longswamp U.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:17:05 -0400 2014-07-07T14:17:05-04:00 2014-07-07T14:17:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Pottstown parade brings spectators from near and far to celebrate Independence Day]]>

For many people in the Pottstown area, the Fourth of July parade is an annual ritual.

One family, however, came from much farther away to celebrate America's independence.

"We come here in the summer time and we wanted a good parade," said Wendy Cullinane, who lives in Clonakilty, Ireland, and attended the parade with her two daughters, 9-year-old Sabine and 8-year-old Adriana

The trio was at the parade because it reminded Cullinane of the parades she saw growing up in Bethlehem.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:31:23 -0400 2014-07-07T10:31:23-04:00 2014-07-07T10:31:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Project Schuylkill Outdoor Leadership Odyssey kayaks children down the Schuylkill]]> Children from Bethany Children's Home got drenched and muddy kayaking the Schuylkill River for an upclose and personal experience of a watershed right in our own backyard.

Introducing youth to the lush environment that surrounds them is a summer project for the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, working with AmeriCorps VISTA's Appalachian Coal Country Team to introduce students to their outdoors through first-hand encounters.

Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:42:09 -0400 2014-07-06T20:42:09-04:00 2014-07-06T20:42:21-04:00