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Wednesday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • 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.
  • 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    Traffic bans and road closures related to the now-completed visit of Pope Francis in Philadelphia have been rescinded.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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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