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Saturday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Township OKs Local Emergency, If Required
    Lower Pottsgrove’s emergency management coordinator and police chief have the ability to declare a local state of emergency, if necessary, in dealing with this weekend’s papal visit.
  • Five Looking To Take Watson’s Board Seat
    Lower Pottsgrove commissioners next week will interview five candidates who expressed interest in succeeding former commissioner Shawn Watson, who resigned from the board Sept. 8.
  • Phoenixville Driver Charged With DUI
    His tires screeched, Lower Pottsgrove police said. His engine revved. He zoomed past a police patrol but was stopped, they added, and then failed sobriety tests.
  • Hopefully, The Noise Didn’t Keep You Awake
    PennDOT contractors were at work again Wednesday night, milling pavement from North Pleasant View Road north of Sanatoga Road. The state is re-paving portions of the highway through month’s end.
  • Three Arrested In Royersford On Drug Charges
    A variety of drug charges have been filed against three Royersford area residents after a months-long borough and county joint investigation. Preliminary hearings are set for October.
  • County Plans Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 17
    Want to dispose of unused or unwanted medications, and keep kids safe from the contents of your medicine cabinet? A Montgomery County initiative scheduled for Oct. 17 can help.
  • Fuel Up; Your Hunger Helps Falcon Football
    Everyone enjoys a hearty breakfast. Let the Pottsgrove Football Boosters serve you next Saturday (Oct. 3) at Applebee’s Restaurant in Pottstown. Their program wins with every bite.
  • A Chance To Make The Government Pay You
    Federal, state and local governments rely on small businesses for services and products. How can your company get in on the act? Find out Sept. 30 (Wednesday) at a Pottstown SCORE seminar.
  • You Might Find That Needed Gadget Here
    Been searching for a WhatsAWhosIt and can’t find one? Us neither. We could have better luck Saturday at the Colossal Yard Sale in Collegeville, with more than 80 vendors attending. It’s free to visitors.
  • Spring Valley Gets Planners’ Preliminary OK
    Lower Pottsgrove’s Planning Commission has granted preliminary approval to the Spring Valley Farms housing community to be built on land bordered by North Pleasant View and Bliem roads.
  • Rabid Raccoon Find Confirmed In Limerick
    The township police department urged parents to warn children: stay away from wild animals.
  • Bee Happy At Cedarville Honey Festival
    They’re offering sweetness, stickiness, and anything imaginable to do with honey (and even some fun things that aren’t related) Saturday at Cedarville United Methodist Church in Pottstown.
  • Editor’s Selections Wednesday In The Post
    Watson sues Sanatoga attorney over business disputes; Local firm designs packaging for papal commemorative coin; One-day strike authorized at PMMC; Spring-Ford marches on capitol; and high school sports.
  • Olivet’s Saturday Focus On Family Time
    The Olivet Center in Pottstown calls its Saturday event “a day for kids,” but it intends to bring out the kid in parents too. Spending enjoyable family time is its real goal.
  • Friendship Ambulance Vehicles Re-Licensed
    All four ambulances operated by Friendship Ambulance of Royersford were re-certified Tuesday for operation by the state Department of Health.
  • Papal Visit Entertainment Spills Over Here
    The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia has spawned a family day Friday at nearby Valley Forge Historical Park. Bring a picnic meal and join in activities and historical demonstrations.
  • Westbound Armand Hammer-422 Ramp To Open
    PennDOT’s contractor working on the westbound on-ramp to U.S. Route 422 at Armand Hammer Boulevard finished a week early. The ramp should open Tuesday.
  • State Road Re-Paving Still In Motion
    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation work to re-pave portions of Pleasant View and Buchert Roads has stopped. It’s just taking longer than initially anticipated.
  • Bargain Hunters Go Shopping At Sunnybrook
    KidSense Children’s Consignment held its last sale Thursday through Saturday at Sunnybrook Ballroom. It will move to Coventry Mall for its spring sale in March 2016.
  • Pets Reigned At Saturday Fair In Pottstown
    With 44 photos. Love was in the air, and in a pen, and roaming the grounds too during the fifth annual Pottstown Pet Fair on Saturday in Memorial Park.
  • Decorative Sidewalks Installed At Gateway
    Owners of the Gateway At Sanatoga shopping center in Limerick, currently home to Costco and Chick-fil-A, are making a variety of landscaping improvements. The work began on West Lightcap Road.
  • Saturday Service Honors Chief’s Memory
    Community residents, and men and women who worked and served with him, said goodbye Saturday to former Lower Pottsgrove Police Chief Raymond Bechtel.
  • Fill Those Pottsgrove Plates, Help Make Music
    Pottsgrove High School Marching Band members and boosters worked to keep patrons satisfied during a Sunday fund-raiser, with gratifying results.
  • New Pharmacy Due At East High And Beech
    The former Liberty gas station at the corner is getting a substantial makeover. A pharmacy will occupy the substantially renovated building, according to borough paperwork.
  • Fly-In Breakfast Draws The Hungry And Curious
    With video and 11 photos. The annual fly-in breakfast held Sunday morning at Heritage Airport in Limerick attracted airplane lovers, curious families, and those hungry for a home-style cooked breakfast.
  • Friendship Names McGinley Medical Director
    Dr. Nevin McGinley, an emergency room physician in Reading, has also been named the new medical director of Friendship Ambulance in Royersford.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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