RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:40:31 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Oley farmer wins Sunoco's Free Fuel 5000 Contest Grand Prize of $5,000 in fuel]]> Sunoco marks the first decade of its popular Free Fuel 5000 contest by giving out $5,000 Grand Prizes to 10 lucky customers from across the country.

The Free Fuel 5000 contest was established in 2004 as a way to reward Sunoco's most loyal customers. To participate, drivers simply need to display a Sunoco bumper sticker on their vehicle, fill up at any Sunoco station, and hope to be spotted with their Sunoco decal between the months of June and August.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:54:59 -0500 2014-12-19T14:54:59-05:00 2014-12-19T14:55:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University Commencement a special day for stroke victim]]> This time last year, things were going well for Jennifer Sommers of Stroudsburg, Pa. As a special education pre-K - 8 and elementary education pre-K - 4 major at Kutztown University, she saw the light at the end of the tunnel and looked forward to graduating in the spring alongside her twin brother, Tim Sommers.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:54:02 -0500 2014-12-19T12:54:02-05:00 2014-12-19T12:54:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Leader honored for 50 years of Scouting]]> John Mehltretter was not expecting a room full of Boy Scout leaders and members, family and friends yelling "Surprise!" when he walked into the weekly Troop 101 meeting at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kutztown on Tuesday.

His wife Judy wanted to honor him for more than 50 years with the Boy Scouts.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:44:17 -0500 2014-12-19T10:44:17-05:00 2014-12-19T10:44:28-05:00
<![CDATA[Pottstown MOMS Club holds Gift-A-Way Event]]> Most folks can use a little extra help from time to time--and what better time than the holiday season.

The Pottstown YMCA was the site of a MOMS Club Gift-A-Way Event on Saturday, Dec. 6.

The MOMS Club, with the help of several local businesses collected toys for families in need. Saturday was the first event of this kind in the Pottstown area.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:30:21 -0500 2014-12-18T10:30:21-05:00 2014-12-18T10:31:05-05:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Owen J. teacher uses passion for scuba and outdoors to help students]]> BUCKTOWN >> How does a school district deal with truancy and behavior issues when the students simply have no interest in traditional education? Challenge them!

That is what Owen J. Roberts intervention behavior and reading specialist Brett Galambos has been doing for the past 10 years. It is through his other passion, scuba diving, that he came up with the idea to combine traditional counseling methods with outdoor challenges and problem-solving activities to motivate and challenge the students.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:28:37 -0500 2014-12-17T14:28:37-05:00 2014-12-17T14:28:54-05:00
<![CDATA[Big Shot: Elverson teen gets her first buck]]> Grace Brown, age 14, of Elverson, hunted her very first buck - a large 8 point! Grace's dad, Andrew, and good friend, Craig Shenk were with Grace on this exciting day! Way to go Grace!! We're all proud of you!

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:35:02 -0500 2014-12-16T15:35:02-05:00 2014-12-16T15:35:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Brownies Brighten the Day for Seniors]]> Brownie Troop 1905 of Honey Brook paid a visit to residents of the Meadows Health Care Center on Saturday, December 7. Troop leader, Jennie Pratt, led the girls on a day long community service project at Tel Hai. The youngsters spent the day doing craft projects and playing games with residents on the Tel Hai campus located off Beaver Dam Road in the township, east of Route 10.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:16:33 -0500 2014-12-16T12:16:33-05:00 2014-12-16T12:16:35-05:00
<![CDATA[Pottstown Halloween Window Decorating awards distributed]]> On Wednesday, Dec. 3, awards for the Downtown Pottstown Halloween Window Decorating were issued at Pottstown's Committee of the Whole Meeting.

Sixteen windows were decorated in an effort to raise money for Pottstown's Halloween Parade. Four awards were issued.

The Most Artistic trophy went to The O'Rourke family: Michelle, Christian and Abigale.

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:33:35 -0500 2014-12-12T12:33:35-05:00 2014-12-12T12:35:59-05:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Twin Valleys Garden Club decorates Coatesville Veterans Affairs building for holidays]]> Members of the Twin Valleys Garden Club recently decorated the lobbies of one of the Coatesville Veterans Affairs medical center buildings as part of the club's annual community outreach. This has been a long-standing club effort and an important part of the club year.

Several members erected a red, white and blue "Thank You" tree where visitors could write a short note to veterans and place it on the tree.

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:23:01 -0500 2014-12-10T15:23:01-05:00 2014-12-10T15:23:06-05:00
<![CDATA[Gilbertsville resident volunteers, raises puppies for Canine Companions for Independence]]> Raising a puppy is a tough job. From the normal tasks of teaching it to not chew the furniture and not eat anything it's not supposed to, to teaching basic commands. But in the end, "sit","stay", and "roll over" are usually sufficient enough.

Gilbertsville resident Brian Ludy does just that, except, those dogs go on to be a part of families across the United States to help children and adults with disabilities.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Area High School November Student of the Month]]> Congratulations to senior Kristen Wade, the November Student of the Month at Hamburg Area High School. She is the daughter of Diana Davenport of Hamburg and Michael Wade of Port Carbon.

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:46:11 -0500 2014-12-08T09:46:11-05:00 2014-12-08T09:46:12-05:00
<![CDATA[Congratulations to the Item and Patriot Pumpkin Hunt winner]]> Congratulations to our Pumpkin Hunt winner, Holly Keller of Hamburg. Holly correct found 20 Pumpkin Hunt logos in the section. Be sure to keep an eye out for our next hunt contest.

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:43:05 -0500 2014-12-08T09:43:05-05:00 2014-12-08T09:43:08-05:00
<![CDATA[Micro Sprint drivers and fans race to help Mertztown boy Bradley Heater, 3, fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia]]> Micro Sprint drivers and fans race to help a Mertztown three-year old fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

The 177 racers from the Kutztown Action Track USA, the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, as well as numerous other tracks throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey got together at Slick Willy's Karts and Eats Friday, Nov.

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:59:00 -0500 2014-12-06T13:59:00-05:00 2014-12-06T13:59:59-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University sophomore Katy Douillette serves community as firefighter, volunteers for Campbelltown and Kutztown fire companies]]> Kutztown University sophomore Katy Douillette is a thrill-seeker--she loves the excitement of a call from the fire station in the middle of the night; the rush of speeding to the scene; the majesty of a wave of water falling over flames that lick the sky far above her head.

But she's also a people person.

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:52:58 -0500 2014-12-05T13:52:58-05:00 2014-12-05T13:53:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Chamber honors juniors for business leadership and excellence]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce recently recognizes students from Kutztown, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Oley, and Brandywine during their breakfast meeting.

"What you're going to hear about these students is a tiny snapshot... because these students have achieved so much and we are so proud of them," said Kutztown School District Superintendent Kathy Metrick.

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:52:13 -0500 2014-12-05T13:52:13-05:00 2014-12-05T13:52:21-05:00