Wednesday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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Wednesday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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Explore! Families Take Lower Up On Its Invitation

7 photos. Incoming students at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School roamed its halls and explore classrooms Tuesday during an open house. Some even sat at their own desks.

On The Field Tuesday, Learning The Game Basics

The start of the Pottsgrove Youth Football season is only weeks away. You could sense the anticipation in dozens of players who crowded Tuesday onto practice fields in Lower Pottsgrove.

Community Day Returns Saturday In Limerick

The annual, and usually packed with people, Limerick Township Community Day returns this Saturday (Aug. 23) to Limerick Community Park. Get out and enjoy yourself.

You’ll Finish Faster, Avoid Fats, Using Lean Meat

On today's Food Page: Lemon Herb Sardine Salad (video), Grilled Steak Fajitas, Spicy Korean Pork Skewers, Fruit Salsa Yogurt Parfait, Protein-Packed Berry Burst Smoothie, and a BLT Pizza.

What’s Available This Week In Local Real Estate

Here are properties available on the area's real estate market that could be seen Aug. 13-20 (2014) via YouTube.

422 Armand Hammer East-Only Ramps Close Sept. 3

Expect the closure to last three months, Lower Pottsgrove Township said Tuesday. Westbound ramps remain open. Blame 422 reconstruction work.

School Board Grants Development’s Emergency Access

First-responders can gain emergency access to the northern hillside of the Coddington View housing community, thanks to an agreement approved last week by Pottsgrove school directors.

A Clean Park Field, At Least Until Another Cutting

Pleasantview Park, Lower Pottsgrove's open space at North Pleasant View and Bleim roads, has a newly-shorn look.

New Credit Union, Phone Store Opening In Pottstown

A new Verizon retailer is read to do business in Pottstown Center on Shoemaker Road, and a Citadel Credit Union branch is coming to Route 100 and Upland Square Drive.

Township Planners Cancel Meeting Set For Monday

No reason was offered, but it's usually because there's little or nothing of significance to consider.

Monday Morning Fire Consumes Sanatoga Town Home

A raging fire that billowed from windows and doors early Monday morning at a town home in the Rolling Hills apartment complex in Sanatoga attracted 10 fire companies and several ambulances.

Governor Gives Montgomery County A Tourism Boost

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett paddled a kayak across the Schuylkill River and into Pottstown on Sunday as one of several efforts to promote tourism and recreation in the state.

Passports, Please! Board OKs Overseas STEM Travel

Pottsgrove School District students who have an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may be interested in a 2015 trip that would take them to England and Switzerland.

Pottsgrove Personnel Decisions Affect 30+ Positions

Appointments, resignations, approval of substitutes, and conference attendance were among personnel decisions approved last week by the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors.

School Lane Closures Planned; Drivers, Be Wary

With Pottsgrove High School under construction, School Lane becomes a relied-upon route for school bus pick-ups and drop-offs. That will result in other restrictions.

Fastest Way To College Money May Be 140 Characters

Rather than use a search engine, high school seniors like those in the Pottsgrove, Pottstown and Spring-Ford districts increasingly are turning to social media outlets to find scholarship funds.

‘Grove Parents Want More Time For Keystone Test Help

State Keystone Exams determine who will graduate from high school. Parents of low-scoring Pottsgrove students want to help boost their results, and asked school leaders for more time to do so.

Some PennDOT Weekend Disruptions Now, Later On 422

Overnight Friday, PennDOT plans to finish pavement patching near Route 422's ramps to Interstate 76. Next weekend, it will close the 422 westbound exit at Trooper Road for more work.

Pottsgrove OKs Fall Sports Coaches’ Supplemental Pay

The 35 individuals named, a majority of them faculty members, will receive a combined total of more than $152,000 for their extra work in district sports during Fall 2014.

Report: 1,100 In Township Earn Less Than $10 Hour

Extrapolating national statistics to a local population is never exact. But if a new report is correct, an estimated 1,187 workers who live in Lower Pottsgrove earn under $10 an hour.

Pottsgrove Tech Works, Satisfied Board Parents Say

Happy Pottsgrove school board members who have children in classes this year say the district's first-day information packet online and new School Messenger program both work well.

Township Budget This Year A More Internal Affair

Make no mistake: Lower Pottsgrove commissioners aren't surrendering control of the annual township budget compilation. They are, however, letting staff do more of the assembly work.

Scott Fulmer Joins Township Planning Commissioners

Fulmer, a former Pottsgrove school board president, was the recent unanimous choice of Lower Pottsgrove leaders to fill a Planning Commission vacancy.