RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:31 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Kutztown Community Partnership takes the Ice Bucket Challenge: Mayor Green, Mamma's Pizza, Kutztown Library help raise awareness, funds for ALS]]> Kutztown Community Partnership took the Ice Bucket Challenge, eagerly and willingly.

The excitement and nerves were high as KCP members lined up out front of their office on Main Street on a hot, sunny afternoon Aug. 27. Short handed for bucket dumpers, they pulled people off the street to help.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:05:31 -0400 2014-08-27T18:05:31-04:00 2014-08-29T11:55:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Bat rehabilitator talks to Longswamp Boy Scout Pack 575]]> The boy scouts of Longswamp Pack 575, Den 2, from Mertztown, received an education in bats on a recent Friday night.

Stephanie Stronsick was the educator. Stephanie works as a Naturalist at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus and volunteers as Aark's bat specialist. She is the only animal rehabilitater in PA that specializes in bats.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:56:27 -0400 2014-08-26T19:56:27-04:00 2014-08-26T19:57:04-04:00
<![CDATA[German pen friend visits Kutztown]]> Fleetwood alumna Heidi Schroeder has a German pen friend she has been writing to since the 6th grade, about 17 years.

Heidi's German teacher Mrs. Kutz from the Fleetwood School District gave her class pen friends as a class assignment. Heidi and Anika have kept in touch ever since.

Finally Aug.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:18:16 -0400 2014-08-26T10:18:16-04:00 2014-08-26T10:18:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Master Kim's Black Belt Academy students earn black belts]]> It was a time that they were waiting for. Each person was thrilled and anxious at the same time. "What day? What time?" you may ask? It was the week end that they were testing for their Black Belts at Master Kim's Black Belt Academy in Bechtelsville.

On Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9, Mark Van Horn, Matthew Pavelko-Fox, Korina Zambrano, Robert Posenauer, Jake Mc Cann, and Bennett Tilton were promoted to the next level at The Academy.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:17:54 -0400 2014-08-25T11:17:54-04:00 2014-08-25T11:18:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Behind-the-scenes tour: Twin Valleys Garden Club tours production greenhouses at Longwood Gardens]]> Members and guests of Twin Valleys Garden Club got a behind-the-scenes tour of the production greenhouses at Longwood Gardens on June 25.

The tour took the groups to the state-of-the-art greenhouses, headhouse and propagation centers for world-renowned Longwood Gardens, Kennett Twp.

Upcoming tours for club members are Chanticleer Pleasure Garden, Wayne and visits to local plant nurseries for expert gardening tips.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:40:23 -0400 2014-08-23T13:40:23-04:00 2014-08-23T13:40:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds annual Award Ceremony]]> The Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds an annual Award Ceremony to recognize the girls who have earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. This year's event was held on July 27, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyertown. The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout (Grade 4-5) can achieve.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:10:05 -0400 2014-08-21T10:10:05-04:00 2014-08-21T10:10:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Run4Sam gives back to community in runner's memory]]>

Runners, walkers and supporters spent a rainy morning at Gring's Mill Park on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, for the seventh annual Run4Sam. The 4 mile or 10K race and 2 mile walk followed by kids fun run is in memory and honor of Samuel Brooklyn Reed, a Schuylkill Valley High School graduate and cross country runner who was killed by a hit and run drunk driver while attending the University of Pittsburgh on September 1, 2007.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:05:05 -0400 2014-08-20T15:05:05-04:00 2014-08-20T15:05:23-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[No room for error]]> After climbing 14,410 feet to the summit of Mount Rainier, Scott Wallace knew exactly how he wanted to live the moment.

"I lost my dad 23 years ago and my mom six years ago," said Wallace, a 55-year-old dentist from Elverson. "The first thing I did was find a soft patch of snow and make a big snow angel, so my mom and dad could see it from above.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:28:53 -0400 2014-08-19T15:28:53-04:00 2014-08-19T15:29:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown 9-year-old girl donates hair to Children With Hair Loss]]> Maisy Kellum of Kutztown recently donated 9 inches of her hair to Children With Hair Loss.

Children With Hair Loss is a non-profit organization that provides free hair replacements for children, up to age 21, who have medically-related hair loss.

Maisy states that being able to donate her hair was a goal of hers, and she is glad she has accomplished it, and was excited she can help another child in the process.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:40:24 -0400 2014-08-18T20:40:24-04:00 2014-08-18T20:40:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Shirley Moyer of Oley Township inducted into Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors Secretary Hall of Fame]]> In 1979, Shirley Moyer was working at a bank when one of her regular customers asked a question that would change the course of her career. The customer was the treasurer of the municipal authority in Oley Township, Berks County, and the question was whether Moyer would consider a new job.

She made the move to the authority, serving as secretary, with no inkling of what was to come.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:23:45 -0400 2014-08-18T11:23:45-04:00 2014-08-18T11:46:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Oley native celebrates 102nd birthday alongside Senator Bob Mensch, PA Representative David Maloney and Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery]]> Willard Fisher, an Oley Township native, recently celebrated his 102 birthday alongside friends, family and local officials.

Senator Bob Mensch, PA Representative David Maloney and Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery visited Walnut Woods Independent Senior Living Community on Thursday, Aug. 8, to eat lunch and celebrate Fisher's birthday.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:15:58 -0400 2014-08-15T15:15:58-04:00 2014-08-15T15:23:27-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Berks County Commissioners honor Iron Horse Helpers on 10th and Final Anniversary]]> A farewell party was held by the local Iron Horse Helpers at the Womelsdorf VFW Pavilion in Womelsdorf on July 26.

Amid the festivities of fellowship, food, beverages, and a great band, the members of the group were presented with a "Certificate of Recognition" from the Berks County Board of Commissioners lauding the organization for services rendered to Berks County and neighboring residents.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:27:01 -0400 2014-08-13T14:27:01-04:00 2014-08-13T14:27:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Big Shot: American Legion Commander of Post 537 Morgantown Awarded Commander of the Year]]> On July 18th in Harrisburg, Roger Jacobs of Morgantown was awarded "Commander of the Year 2014".

Jacobs stated this award goes to our Post 537; The Sons of the American Legion, The Auxiliary, Legion Riders and our Social Members.

They are the ones that made this post what it is today.

Along with Jacobs' award, Post 537 was voted Number 1 in the State of Pennsylvania.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:21:16 -0400 2014-08-12T16:21:16-04:00 2014-08-12T16:21:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Scholarship News]]> Ronald McDonald House Charities /Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources scholarship recipient Tiffany Pershall, a senior at Twin Valley High School in Chester County, accepted a certificate of achievement from McDonald's Owner/Operator Jonathan Chong at an awards celebration held on June 16 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue in Philadelphia.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:54:45 -0400 2014-08-12T13:54:45-04:00 2014-08-12T13:54:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Honey Brook resident enjoys visits from Pet Therapy Dog Jax]]> From AseraCare Hospice

AseraCare Hospice volunteer Nicole Palmer, Sergeant, Lancaster State Police Barracks, hospice brings joy to others by sharing her two Therapy Dog International (TDI) dogs, Jax and Duke.

Joe Gable Jr. enjoys visits from Jax, Pet Therapy Dog volunteer. Joe worked for the Honey Brook Post Office for 30 plus years and even after retiring he continued to work for them as a mechanic and any other jobs that needed to be done.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:54:15 -0400 2014-08-12T13:54:15-04:00 2014-08-12T13:54:19-04:00