RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:02:26 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Third Annual Bark For Life draws crowd to Oley Fairgrounds]]> A handful of volunteers continue to push for a cause close to their hearts. On Sunday, Oct. 4, the 3rd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown/Oley Valley kicked off at the Oley Fairgrounds. The event benefits the American Cancer Society under Boyertown's Relay For Life.

The goal is to raise awareness and funding for the fight against cancer in addition to supporting all cancer survivors and caregivers -- canine and human.

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<![CDATA[West Chester's Kathy Finegan honored by Operation Smile for volunteer work]]> Every time Kathy Finegan travels to a third-world country, she leaves behind smiles.

The smiles belong to children, teenagers and even adults who had been ostracized for facial deformities, who had trouble eating and speaking, or who didn't have the appropriate medical care to make a difference in their lives.

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<![CDATA[Think Pink: The story of a nurse who had a dream]]> Joy Mattson is a registered nurse at Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook. Joy knew that one of her residents, Mary Troop, a retired nurse, was diagnosed with breast cancer and was undergoing both radiation and chemotherapy. Joy noticed that Mary was becoming depressed and that her hair was beginning to fall out.

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<![CDATA[Kindred Spirits Too Quilt Guild hosts quilt show, raises funds for Boone Area Library]]> Members of Kindred Spirits Too Quilt Guild hosted their first quilt show at Boone Area Library Sept. 20 and donated proceeds from the show to the Boone Area Library. The show also included raffles, refreshments, handmade items for sale and a contest for best quilt.

The guild turned the library into a quilt museum for the day displaying around 200 quilts that were made by members and antiques owned by the members.

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<![CDATA[Former East Greenville resident, now at Frederick Living, to turn 100]]> On most Friday nights, Evelyn Thomas, formerly of East Greenville and for the past seven years a resident at Frederick Living, Frederick, Pa., can be found with her bridge group. Mrs. Thomas, who will be 100 on Oct. 13, still concentrates, with canny precision, on the bidding and strategy essential to playing a top-notch game.

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<![CDATA[Preparing for competition at the Oley Community Fair]]> This year the Fair Association is gathering recipes for a cookbook to be sold at the 70th Anniversary of the Oley Fair in 2016. Recipes are being collected for the following categories: beverages, wines, canned goods, soups, salads, any baked goods, pies, desserts, meats, main dishes, casseroles, vegetables, and side dishes.

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<![CDATA[Oley Girl Scout encourages recycling, earns Silver Award]]> Alysha Ulrich of Oley has recently completed earning her Girl Scout Silver Award, "Recycling in the Valley." Alysha and her troop previously achieved their Bronze Award by running a plastic bag recycling drive throughout the district a few years ago, collecting a total of 61,852 plastic bags.

As an eighth grader, she has now taken her passion for recycling a step further within the Oley Valley School District by implementing a recycling system in the Elementary, Middle and Oley Valley High School cafeteria.

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<![CDATA[Shirley Moyer -- the quiet backbone of the Oley Community Fair]]> When it comes to the Oley Fair, few people work harder than Shirley Moyer.

Moyer has been a fixture at the fair for more than 40 years, a quite and stalwart force behind the scenes. This year, her work will come to fruition when the fair is held on Sept. 17, 18 and 19 at the Oley Fairgrounds on Jefferson Street in Oley.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Twirlers: Adam sisters place in top 10 at national competition, win gold at Jr. Olympics]]> As the twirling season concludes two twirlers end their season with many awards. During the week of July 21 both Emelia Adam, seventh grade student in the Hamburg Area School District and her younger sister, Kadryn Adam, a first grade student, traveled to South Bend Indiana to compete in America Youth on Parade Baton National Competition.

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<![CDATA[Berks author publishes children's book on diabetes awareness]]> The Gift, a children's book focused on diabetes awareness and written by Berks County author Joseph J. Swope, will be published Sept. 17 by Black Rose Writing.

The Gift was inspired by a true story involving Swope's wife, Selena, a Type 1 diabetic, while she was attending nursing school. The book is illustrated by Swope's oldest daughter, Chandra.

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<![CDATA[Raggedy Ann celebrates 100th birthday: Great-niece of originator, from Mohrsville, sells dolls at Leesport Auction Toy Show]]> Iconic American toy Raggedy Ann celebrates her 100th birthday this week, and a local relative of the doll's creator wants to make it a memorable celebration.

Cindy Gruelle Goho, of Mohrsville, is the great-niece of Johnny Gruelle, the creator of the original Raggedy Ann doll. Goho and her husband, Rick, who have an extensive collection of Raggedy Ann dolls, memorabilia and vintage toys from the 1930s through 1975, will mark the anniversary of the first patent issued for Raggedy Ann on Sept.

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<![CDATA[Skippack Painting with a Twist hosts fundraising event in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina]]> As part of the nation's largest paint-and-sip franchise, Painting with a Twist of Skippack participated in the company's national fundraising event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 26 through the company's charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose.

Fifty percent of proceeds from the event will be donated to Young Audiences of Louisiana Charter School.

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<![CDATA[Aftershock Dance Studio marks 10th year with cruise ship performance]]> According to Aftershock Dance Studio owner Randilynn Hoch-Wienczeck, the 10th year in business is a special year -- but not just for her business. It's also a special year for her older students, their parents, and the instructors who helped the young dancers learn their craft.

Hoch-Wienczeck has watched three- and four-year-old children start out learning how to move creatively.

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<![CDATA[Cross-country bicyclists from Friendship Circle International rode through Northern Berks]]> On a sunny summer day, 11 riders were nearing their goal as they cycled through northern Berks County. These young men, who were riding to benefit Friendship Circle International, started out on June 28 from San Diego, Calif., and wer expected to reach New York on Aug. 8.

They stopped for a quick lunch break in Edenburg, just east of Hamburg, and remained long enough to share information with people who stopped to talk to them.

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<![CDATA[Wedding Notice: Daigle and Stump wed]]> Elizabeth A. Daigle from Bel Air, Md., and LTJG Nathan P. Stump from Mohrsville were married on Dec. 6, 2014.

The bride is the daughter of Pamela Lauer and Richard Daigle. The groom is the son of Ann and Mark Stump, Mohrsville.

Rev. Dr. Donald Keyser officiated the double ring service.

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