RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:17:00 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Blandon author Dori Hoch releases 'The Easter Bunny Brothers']]> Submitted

Dori Hoch, Blandon, recently released her newest book filled with colorful illustrations and the competitive antics of, "The Easter Bunny Brothers."

Hoch, a retired elementary teacher and reading specialist from the Fleetwood and Wilson School Districts, collaborated with artist, author, and West Lawn native, Jane Wolfgang, former elementary art teacher for Governor Mifflin and Wilson School Districts, to create a book suitable for preschoolers through early elementary.

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<![CDATA[Sanatoga Fire chief reflects on past, outlines plans for future]]> LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A lot of firefighters first pull on their bunker gear when they're still in their teens. Not David Saylor Sr., who was initiated into the brotherhood of firefighters at the age of 41.

This was 22 years ago when his then-15-year-old son, David Saylor Jr., decided he wanted to become a junior firefighter, but only on the condition that his father also join up.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:07:05 -0500 2015-03-02T15:07:05-05:00 2015-03-02T15:07:05-05:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Village Library welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson]]> Village Library in Morgantown welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson, who started on Feb. 9.

She "developed a love for books and libraries at a young age," Donaldson wrote to Tri County Record.

Donaldson volunteered at her local library while attending high school in Paraguay. Having grown up in South America, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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<![CDATA[Daniel Boone grad Navy Petty Officer David Hurley serves as Yeoman]]> In addition to his civilian professions as hospital security and a health fitness specialist, Petty Officer 2nd Class David Hurley has committed to serving our nation as a Yeoman in the U.S. Navy Reserve assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Lehigh Valley.

Hurley's service includes four years of active duty and a two-year deployment to Iraq with the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC).

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary honors Twin Valley students Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger as February Students of the Month]]> On February 18 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School juniors, Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger, as their Students of the Month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Alyssa was honored for her academic, musical, and athletic achievements. Alyssa is a first chair violin, a member of Tri-M, and is also a member of the Twin Valley bowling team.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley High School senior Amy Carvalho named March Intern of the Month]]> Amy Carvalho, a senior at Twin Valley High School, was named March's Intern of the Month. She currently interns at Twin Valley Elementary Center and Robeson Lutheran Preschool.

At Twin Valley Elementary, her mentors are Jaime Burns, a first grade teacher and Ann Nagel, a speech therapist. Her responsibilities there include working with the students who need help, assisting with the preparation of classroom materials, and helping to display student work.

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<![CDATA[DJ Jon Gosselin mixing music at Bally Hotel]]> The former star of TLC's hit show "Jon and Kate Plus 8" has moved on from television, but is still in the limelight while changing careers to become a disc jockey.

Gosselin joined Eclipse Entertainers last October after an ex-girlfriend and former DJ let him spin music at her events. "I used to go to her gigs and, being in the I.

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<![CDATA[Elverson girl, 13, wins 2nd in Cricket League art competition]]> Eva Dillon, 13, of Elverson, won second prize in the October 2014 Cricket League art competition.

"I was really surprised to hear that I won second place! It made me really happy!" Eva writes to Tri County Record.

For this contest, each entrant was asked to submit original artwork with a Halloween theme.

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<![CDATA[Pottstown Roller Derby's fresh meat program back on the track for 2015]]> They are at it again.

The Pottstown Roller Derby League has kicked off their Fresh Meat program for 2015; the first of two sessions is underway.

"I was drawn to the Fresh Meat program because of their enthusiasm. When you start derby--anyone--you get addicted. Derby gives you a sense of strength and empowerment like no other.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:27:32 -0500 2015-02-16T11:27:32-05:00 2015-02-16T12:00:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Service Unit holds 26th annual Valentine Dance]]> With Valentine's Day just around the corner, one local group have wasted no time to celebrate their loved ones.

Girls throughout the area recently danced the night away at the 26th annual Valentine Dance on Friday, Feb. 6, at New Hanover Methodist Church in Gilbertsville.

The dance, organized by the Boyertown Service Unit of the Eastern Pennsylvania Girl Scout Council, brought more than 260 young ladies and men--all of which were "dressed to the nines," according to organizers.

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<![CDATA[Scot Guldin from Kutztown honored by Thrivent Financial for outstanding performance]]> Scot R Guldin, ChFC, FIC, Kutztown, a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial, has qualified for the Pinnacle Council conference by providing outstanding financial guidance, solutions and service to members of the organization in 2014. Out of Thrivent Financial's 2,300 financial representatives, only 124 qualified for this honor.

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:24:59 -0500 2015-02-10T15:24:59-05:00 2015-02-11T13:01:12-05:00
<![CDATA[Safe Transition Council appoints Susan Fitzgerald from Hickory House in Honey Brook]]> Susan Fitzgerald, a physical therapist with Hickory House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Honey Brook, has been appointed a member of the Safe Transition Council for Life Care Centers of America.

Life Care Centers of America (LCCA) is a national company with 250 skilled nursing facilities throughout the United States with a strong mission to meet the needs of the aging population.

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:45:20 -0500 2015-02-10T14:45:20-05:00 2015-02-10T14:45:20-05:00
<![CDATA[Keystone Villa Retirement Communities: Young at heart after 70 years together; Keystone Villa at Fleetwood couple celebrates wedding anniversary]]> Richard A. and Alvera N. Correll reminisce about 70 years of loving and living.

They have recently celebrated their wedding anniversary at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood. The Corrells were married January 25, 1945, notwithstanding a 59-mile journey to a courthouse during a major snowstorm, as well as some slight opposition from their families.

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:41:23 -0500 2015-02-06T11:41:23-05:00 2015-02-06T11:41:23-05:00
<![CDATA[High Point senior competes in District/Region Honor Bands]]> On Dec. 6, 2014, Philip Arcuri, a senior at High Point Baptist Academy, Geigertown, auditioned alongside over 600 area high school students for the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association (PMEA) District 10 Honor Band. Philip placed sixth in the trombone section, earning him a position in the annual PMEA District 10 Band Festival.

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:32:48 -0500 2015-02-04T13:32:48-05:00 2015-02-04T13:32:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Meet Your Sunny Crest Neighbor Mary Becker]]> My name is Mary Becker and I was born in 1969 I am 45 years old. At 6 years of age I had a high fever for days which caused a ruptured ear drum and this is why I have had some special needs throughout my life. I have three sisters and one brother and my cherished memories are of living on a farm and playing with children and caring for the chickens in the chicken coop.

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