SANATOGA PA – Recent jottings from a reporter’s notebook:
Rooting For The Black, Gold And White
Pottsgrove School District residents were given an interesting peek Tuesday (June 26, 2012) at the guts of their newest member of the Board of School Directors.
Diane Cherico – selected to fill the vacancy left by Philip Keogh – gritted her teeth, marched into her public interview with the board, and promptly announced she and her husband Anthony were (gasp!) “big-time Pittsburgh Steelers fans.” This, in the heart of Eagles’ Country.
Directors chose not to discriminate regarding her taste in football teams, and approved Cherico unanimously.
The Bank Only Looks Closed. It’s Not
To drivers approaching the aged brick structure (above) that is the National Penn Bank branch office on the northeast corner of North Charlotte Street and Swamp Pike in New Hanover Township, the building looks to be closed and crumbling. Don’t be deceived; the place is simply getting a long-needed make-over, and the branch is still operating in the interim.
The bank gutted the decades-old office, and a sign facing traffic outside shows how nice it will look once all renovations are complete. That should take a few months yet.
Until then, National Penn patrons can still do their banking right at the same corner. A temporary office (below), complete with outside ATM, has been set up in the parking lot just behind the construction area.
Things Look Familiar, Even Out Of Town
Pottstown area motorists recently traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension (Interstate 476), may have seen heavy equipment with familiar logos outside toll booths at the Clarks Summit PA interchange.
Several dump trucks from Twin County Construction Co. in Limerick were part of the work-in-progress scene last weekend (June 22-24) in lanes that had been excavated and closed to traffic. It’s apparently related to a repair contract the company won from the Turnpike Authority. Twin County is a frequent bidder for authority projects.
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