RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:36:38 -0400 60 <![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[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.

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<![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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<![CDATA[Cruze in for a Cure: Fighting back in honor of Morgan]]> On Saturday, June 6, at the Morningstar Fellowship grounds in Bechtelsville, the "Miracles From Him" team, part of the Relay for Life of Boyertown, held their fourth annual Cruze In for a Cure event.

During the Opening Ceremony, Sherry Sperring, co-creator of the event and a cancer survivor, asked for a show of hands of other survivors in the crowd.

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<![CDATA[With the help of 3-D printers, Westtown School students develop prosthetic hands for children]]> Engineering students at Westtown School have developed robotic hands for two area children. As part of the school's Hand Project, and in conjunction with Nemours/ Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, the high school students worked for months in Westtown's Science Institute, customizing each hand so it would fit each child accordingly.

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<![CDATA[Barbara's Beauties of Southern Berks gather for tea]]> Barbara's Beauties chapter of the Red Hat Society recently held a Tea Party on the patio of one of the members.

The ladies were dressed in their 'Red Hat' attire wearing a red hat and a purple outfit. On the month of your birthday, you wear a purple hat and a red outfit. Members under fifty years old wear a pink hat and a lavender outfit.

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<![CDATA[New Hamburg graduate discusses music and the future]]> When asked to describe the musical gifts of Hamburg Area High School 2015 graduate, Cody Knight, his music director, Dr. Christy Ryan, said, "he knows his ability level, but what people don't know about him is how hard he works… People assume it comes easily. He is humble."

Cody Knight told the story of his interest in music beginning as a small child.

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<![CDATA[St. Francis Academy celebrates two decades of Dairy Day]]> On May 29 Dairy Day at St. Francis Academy celebrated two decades of making oversized ice cream confections that thrilled, chilled and filled delighted students and everyone young at heart.

And this year followed that tradition with the parents voting on the favorite creation of two decades to be recreated.

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<![CDATA[Kutz becomes 100th Eagle Scout in Troop 184's 100th Year]]> Friends, families and fellow scouts gathered for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Brandon Kutz, son of Craig and Tina Kutz, of Hamburg, on May 17. The occasion included a review of Kutz's qualifications to achieve the rank, the reading of poems by guests, and comments and letters from local and national leaders.

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<![CDATA[The Center at Spring Street has a new bus]]> The Center at Spring Street, located at 200 West Spring Street in Boyertown, is a gathering place for active older adults 55 years of age and over who are wanting to stay active and connected with other seniors in the community.

Boyertown Area Multi-Service recently purchased a new bus through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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<![CDATA[Volunteers serve meal at Hope Rescue Mission]]> A group of fifteen people, members of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown, travelled out to Reading to serve a meal at Hope Rescue Mission on Sunday, May 3.

The mission is a place of refuge for homeless men in Berks County. The group prepared the meal ahead of time at St. John's and then served 95 men a delicious meal of ham, potato stuffing, green beans, corn, fruit cup, rolls and dessert.

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<![CDATA[Reiffton students collect donations to support Child Life Services Program at CHOP]]> Local students are 'changing the world with kindness.'

This year Exeter's Reiffton School students wanted to focus on supporting the Child Life Services Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. They decided to show this support by doing a 'Pay it Forward' Initiative in the form of a donation drive to collect items needed for the program.

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<![CDATA[Taylor Ray Renninger achieves Eagle Scout]]> Brandywine Heights High School 2014 graduate Taylor Ray Renninger, Macungie, will be recognized at the 2015 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on May 21.

The Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mountain Council sponsors the annual event. Eagle Scout Taylor was bestowed this award and joined the Brotherhood of Eagle Scouts.

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<![CDATA['On the Homefront' held at Hopewell Furnace]]> Elverson >> Hopewell Furnace supported the Union Army through the production of pig iron for weapons and other articles of war. During the conflict the furnace's residents supported the troops by supplying more domestic materials for the war effort while continuing their daily lives. Now they celebrate the war's end and the return of the friends and relatives that left to fight it during "On the Homefront," which was held Saturday, May 2.

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