- Get Your Free Coffee While It’s Hot!
Or maybe even while it’s iced, if available. Today is National Coffee Day, and at more than 20 locations across western Montgomery County, you can get yours without paying a dime.
- Ribbon-Cutting Officially Opens Arboretum
Fourteen representatives of public, private and Pottsgrove High School groups gathered Saturday for the official ribbon-cutting to open Althouse Arboretum in Upper Pottsgrove.
- In Linfield, The Bridge Is Looking Better
PennDOT crews are making good progress, and reportedly are still on schedule, in their $4.6 million repair of the Linfield Bridge over the Schuylkill River.
- They’ll Climb Trees Saturday In Royersford
With video. The Eastern Tree Climbing Competition was postponed, then could not be held in nearby Valley Forge, so Royersford has stepped up as its host. The event will be held Saturday in Victory Park.
- Montgomery County’s Latest Emergency Dispatches
Did you just hear a siren? It could be the police, emergency medical service personnel, or fire companies being dispatched by Montgomery County’s Department of Public Safety. See its incident list here in real time.
- Ahead On The Calendar
Local events by the day, week or month. Got one to add? E-mail The Post.
- AccuWeather News And Tomorrow’s Forecast
A look at what tomorrow will be like, provided by AccuWeather.
- Sunnybrook Team Looking Toward February
Expanded meeting rooms, now rising on the west side of the Sunnybrook Ballroom complex in Sanatoga, probably won’t be ready until spring. Everything else could re-open Valentine’s Day.
- Lower Pottsgrove’s August Expenses $392,955
Lower Pottsgrove incurred $392,955 in general fund expenses during August. Here’s where the money went.
- Green Lights Again; Papal Road Closures Lifted
Traffic bans and road closures related to the now-completed visit of Pope Francis in Philadelphia have been rescinded. Anticipated traffic troubles on U.S. Route 422 didn’t occur.
- Events Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
Meetings, activities, and events happening this week, as submitted to The Post calendar.
- Penn State ‘THON’ Solicits Your Donations
University students were out at a variety of Montgomery County locations during the weekend, in a launch of this year’s dance marathon fund-raising to fight childhood cancers.
- How Far Can They Throw Your Can?, Klotz Asks
Lower Pottsgrove commissioner Stephen Klotz usually ends a board meeting saying nice things about local people. So it was a surprise Thursday to hear him blast a garbage hauler’s employees.
- Personnel Matter Topic Of Exec Session
Lower Pottsgrove commissioners met Thursday behind closed doors for about an hour before they met in public, the township solicitor said.
- Swavely Named To Township Police Committee
The former West Pottsgrove police chief, now a Lower Pottsgrove commissioner, will serve on the board’s Police Committee as Shawn Watson’s successor.
- Township Thanks Firms’ For Special Donation
A major highway contractor and a respected area supplier of construction-related products teamed to donate $3,000 worth of traffic control items to Lower Pottsgrove.
- 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.
Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor
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