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Friday Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Bridge Work Continues Across Lower Pottsgrove
    The left lane of U.S. Route 422 West will be closed across a portion of Lower Pottsgrove next week (May 22-25) for bridge construction work. Use caution.
  • UPDATE: License Center Back In Operation
    The PennDOT license center on East High Street in Pottstown, which the agency announced would be temporarily closed for a “facilities issue,” is already back in business.
  • Althouse Arboretum Native Plant Sale Returns
    There’s more inventory, and replenished inventory, at the Althouse Arboretum native plant sale. It opened last week and returns Saturday with more bargains, staff members at the non-profit said.
  • Diamond Relay Golf Contest Raises $31,000
    The “Diamond’s Hope” relay team supported by Diamond Credit Union got a boost with $31,000 in funds raised from the firm’s annual charity golf invitational event.
  • Fourth Friday Art Walk Scheduled May 26
    Boyertown’s first Fourth Friday Art Walk was so successful, its merchants are encouraged to do another! It will be held May 26 from 5-8 p.m. at 17 different borough locations.
  • 5 Continue In Pottsgrove School Board Contest
    November’s general election for the Pottsgrove school board will look a lot like Tuesday’s primary battle. Five names will still be offered, from which voters will be asked to choose four winners.
  • Bridge Remnants Littered Sprogels Run Tuesday
    A steel girder and broken deck pieces, the remnants of an earlier accident, littered the area Tuesday morning around a crushed wooden bridge outside Sunnybrook Ballroom. The facility is open and using an alternate traffic entrance.
  • Police, Fire Crews Respond To Medical Drive Call
    First responders suspected electrical problems as a possible cause of smoke that moved staff members and patients to evacuate the offices of Brookside Family Practice and Pediatrics on Tuesday morning.
  • ‘Facility Issue’ Closes Borough License Center
    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation license center is being closed due to what the agency called a “facilities issue.” The nearest alternative centers are between 15 and 22 miles away.
  • Find Your Polling Place Today: Here’s The List
    Elections will be held today to select primary candidates for school boards, municipal governments, and other local offices. The winners’ names ultimately will end up on the November ballot for those seats.
  • Township Responders Had Hands Full Monday
    An early Monday morning tractor trailer accident on U.S. Route 422 that also involved a fuel spill closed the highway down for several hours. While Lower Pottsgrove and other first responders dealt with it, a heavy crane crashed through the wooden bridge at Sunnybrook Ballroom.
  • Township Police Investigate Roller Rink Fight
    Lower Pottsgrove police are looking for witnesses who can help in their investigation of an alleged fight involving 11-year-olds Friday night at the Ringing Rocks Roller Rink.
  • MS Choral Concert Launches Thursday Night
    Two more performances remain in the Pottsgrove School District’s spring concert season; plan to attend them Thursday, and May 24. And if you missed it, catch The Post’s video debut of the Pottsgrove Brass Quintet.
  • PennDOT Works This Week On Township S-Curve
    The hilly curve on North Pleasant View Road in Lower Pottsgrove will be paved this week with a high-friction surface designed for greater safety. Expect intermittent road closures there, PennDOT said.
  • Earlier Meeting Set Tonight For Planning Board
    Lower Pottsgrove Planning Commission members are scheduled to meet tonight, but will start at 6 p.m., a half-hour earlier than usual.
  • Pottsgrove Takes Annual Envirothon Honors
    One of three teams entered by the Pottsgrove School District finished in third place in the annual Envirothon Competition conducted by the Montgomery County Conservation District.
  • Museum Director Talks To Pottstown Art Guild
    The director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum will talk Tuesday to Pottstown Art Guild members about succeeding in a juried art show. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Jewish Congregation Marks 125th Anniversary
    Congregation Hesed Shel Emet officially marks the 125th anniversary of its existence Tuesday, but its gala celebration of the event is being planned for mid-November.
  • Pottsgrove Musicians Tackle Video Game Theme
    With video and three photos. Pottsgrove High School’s concert band took on and succeeded in a unique challenge Thursday, as they presented theme music that served to introduce a popular video game called “Halo.”
  • Daytime Restrictions Next Week On Route 29
    A portion of Route 29 in Upper Providence Township will incur daytime lane restrictions next week as utility adjustments there are completed.
  • Volunteers Helped Spruce Up Schuylkill Trail
    Thanks to volunteer efforts offered as part of this year’s Earth Day observance, portions of the Schuylkill River Trail are clean and ready for spring use.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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