RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:38:54 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Free testing offered at Life's Choices, Kutztown]]> Life's Choices, 443 W. Main St. in Kutztown, is now offering STD tests for those in our communities.

The tests and treatment are provided at no cost to the individual. The tests that are being offered at Life's Choices are for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, two of the most common STD's. It is our goal to not only provide test and treatment but to educate.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:20:18 -0400 2014-04-21T15:20:18-04:00 2014-04-21T15:20:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Get swimsuit-ready by Memorial Day]]>

Beginner (eight-week goal: Lose 10 pounds, tone up for summer)

This is your program if you feel ready and excited to take on an eight-week challenge, and really just want quick results by starting a new workout and diet. You're starting at little-to-no physical activity throughout the week, and with little-to-no awareness of how your eating habits stack up.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:07:09 -0400 2014-04-18T17:07:09-04:00 2014-04-18T17:07:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Small changes make big difference in getting ready for swimsuit season]]> We just bid a long, cold winter a welcome farewell. But while you're peeling off the layers, remember that swimsuit season is just around the corner.

Are you ready? If not, we have a few ideas on how to lose weight and tone muscle by Memorial Day Weekend.

Not enough time to make a difference?

"It's actually a lot of time," says Danielle Omar, a registered dietitian in Fairfax, Va.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:06:32 -0400 2014-04-18T17:06:32-04:00 2014-04-18T17:06:40-04:00
<![CDATA[A front-yard garden gets squared away]]>

Soil is everything.

That's one thing my brother-in-law, Peter, succeeded in pounding into my head during my year of helping him and my sister grow their own food on their homestead in Maine. So when I bought my Washington townhouse last December and started dreaming of the vegetables I'd grow in the 150-square-foot front yard, I knew the first thing I needed to do was to start improving the dirt.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:54:52 -0400 2014-04-17T16:54:52-04:00 2014-04-17T16:54:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Shillington Police Department installs pharmaceutical drop box]]> The Shillington Police Department is now equipped to accept expired pharmaceutical medications with the installation of a drop box.

On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, the Bally, Shillington, West Reading and Wyomissing Police Departments joined the Berks County District Attorney's Pharmaceutical Drop Box Program.

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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:12:58 -0500 2014-02-28T10:12:58-05:00 2014-02-28T10:13:13-05:00