RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:02:31 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Conestoga Christian School student excels in national competition]]> Conestoga Christian School graduating senior Michael Boerman and teacher Larry Everhart attended Technology Student Association (TSA) Nationals in Dallas, TX at the end of June.

Michael competed admirably, snagging second place in CAD 3D Engineering and also placing in Tech Sketching and Application.

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<![CDATA[Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills help support New Journey Community Outreach, Inc., in Reading]]> Residents and staff of The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, recently delivered food and clothing donated by their community to New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.'s, food pantry and clothing center.

The group from The Heritage visits the organization's soup kitchen each month to serve lunch to low income individuals and families in the Reading community and support New Journey's community outreach activities.

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<![CDATA[Phillie Phanatic visits kids at The Goddard School, Gilbertsville]]> Phille Phanatic, the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team, visited The Goddard School in Gilbertsville on Tuesday, July 21.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown community celebrates van purchased with donated funds]]> Friends and family of Alaina Derecola of Boyertown gathered on the sidewalk in front of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church to celebrate her new van. The van was purchased with money donated by friends, family and strangers.

During the Sunday liturgy at St. John's Good Shepherd UCC pastor, Rev.

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<![CDATA[Omen weighs in at healthy 317 pounds at Ryerss Farm in Warwick Township]]> Roly Poly Omen had a thyroid condition when he came to Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines in Warwick Township is now healthy and trimmed down.

The photo is of Omen on our new Equine Scale which was donated to us so that we can better monitor the weights of the horses and adjust the feed accordingly to keep them healthy.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:31:37 -0400 20150721113137 2015-07-21T11:31:37-04:00 2015-07-21T11:31:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Annual Blobfest draws thousands to Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Thousands of people swarmed to Phoenixville Friday night and Saturday to attend Blobfest, the annual celebration honoring the 1958 film "The Blob," which starred a young Steve McQueen and was filmed locally.

The popular all-­weekend event featured special guests, live music, unique vendors and much more.

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<![CDATA[100 and still an independent senior at The Lutheran Home at Topton]]> Oval glasses and silvery-white hair framed Mae Gerhart's face as she led the way to her living room using a walker. Gerhart lives in an apartment at the Lutheran Home at Topton and still maintains independent living at the age of 100. She was getting ready to celebrate her 100th birthday on July 5 with her family including her one-year-old great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Neiman.

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<![CDATA[Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Karen A. Stout]]> As Dr. Karen Stout officially took the helm as President and CEO of Achieving the Dream, Inc. on July 1, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) celebrates her legacy as the institution's fourth president. That legacy is vast, and her impact, on both the institution and on individuals in the community, will reach far into the future.

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<![CDATA[Celebrating Greater Governor Mifflin League's 40th annual Community Days]]> The Greater Governor Mifflin League's 40th annual Community Days was held in Shillington from June 28 to July 4.

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<![CDATA[Meet the Editor: New editor at The Hamburg Area Item]]> Meet your new Hamburg Item editor, Lisa Mitchell.

I am managing editor of Berks-Mont Newspapers and have been working in the editorial department for Berks-Mont since 2006. My experiences with weekly newspapers began 13 years ago after graduating from Kutztown University with a degree in professional writing.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:09:15 -0400 20150706160850 2015-07-06T15:09:15-04:00 2015-07-06T16:08:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Dorothy Padfield, daughter of Zern's Farmer's Market founder, celebrates her 100th birthday]]> Friends and family gathered at Manatawny Manor, 30 Old Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown, on June 19 to celebrate Mrs. Dorothy Padfield's 100th birthday.

Dorothy was born in 1915 in Gilbertsville the sixth of ten children, to William and Addie Zern. Her father, William, opened the iconic Zern's Farmer's Market in 1922.

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<![CDATA[Relaying through the rain -- Boyertown holds 8th Annual Relay For Life, seeks to meet goal by Aug. 31]]> While enduring rainy weather -- Relay For Life participants would not let their spirits be damped. Boyertown's eighth annual Relay for Life kicked off at the Boyertown Community Park on Saturday, June 27.

"The rain definitely made it challenging, but it also showed the determination and support that the Boyertown community has for this cause," said event coordinator Kristin Quigley.

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<![CDATA[5 home gardens toured at Fourth Annual Hamburg Garden Stroll]]> "Anyone in Hamburg who has a small area of sunshine can grow fruit and vegetables," were the inspiring words offered to future gardeners by Paul Wikerd, a retired minister and resident of Hamburg since 1987.

Wikerd is an experienced beekeeper who described his goal for the gardens in his narrow State Street back yard as having "something available to eat every day", made possible by vegetable beds under glass for cold-resistant salad crops grown in the winter.

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<![CDATA[Pottstown Health & Wellness Foundation awards more than $1.5 million in grant funds]]> The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has awarded $1,547,345 in grant requests during the spring grant round of fiscal year 2014-2015 to 40 non-profit organizations, schools, and municipalities.

According to Dave Kraybill, president, "These programs play a major role in supporting the Foundation's mission of promoting healthy lifestyles within the community.

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:24:32 -0400 20150623112432 2015-06-23T11:24:32-04:00 2015-06-23T11:24:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Pottstown's Levi S. Wolf renamed to list of "Super Lawyers" In Pennsylvania]]> Levi S. Wolf of Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C. in Pottstown, PA has been renamed to the list of top workers' compensation attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015 as published by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Wolf was named as a "Rising Star" in the magazine in 2011 and 2012, which recognizes excellence in lawyers under age 40, and to the Super Lawyers list in 2014.

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