- Retailer’s Show Launches Fire Prevention Week
Fire companies from across the area are observing National Fire Prevention Week by displaying equipment, talking to the public, and teaching fire safety to elementary school students.
- Ringing Hill Firefighters Order New Apparatus
The 100-foot Cobra Mid-Mount tower vehicle, due for delivery in October 2018, will improve firefighting capabilities in Lower Pottsgrove, the township fire marshal said.
- Connection Matters Meeting Set For Oct. 19
Casey O’Donnell will be the featured speaker during the next Pottstown Trauma Informed Community meeting at Brookside Country Club.
- Find Bargains, Blessed Animals In Limerick
A combination fall rummage sale and blessing on the animals is planned Oct. 21 at St. James UCC.
- Monday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
Citadel Palooza, Hunter Hays wows Pottstown crowd Saturday; Judges races, property tax issues on state ballots ahead; Haunted History Gallery opens Friday in Boyertown.
- School’s Blood Drive Friday Collected 81 Pints
Perkiomen Valley High School’s annual fall blood drive was another success, with 81 pints collected to restock emergency blood supplies.
- 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
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- AccuWeather News And Tomorrow’s Forecast
A look at what tomorrow will be like, provided by AccuWeather.
(Due to technical problems, The Post did not publish Sunday)
- One More Thing! 422 Resurfacing This Week
Westbound U.S. Route 422 between Evergreen Road and Armand Hammer Boulevard in Lower Pottsgrove will be resurfaced Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s in addition to already reported activity. Expect lane closures.
- PCTV Broadcasts Sept. 26 School Board Meeting
With video. Now available for your viewing pleasure, PCTV is broadcasting the Sept. 26 meeting of the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors.
- Saturday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
Independence Blue Cross and Tower Health strike a deal; A potential for pleas in the case of West Pottsgrove alleged racing deaths; Downtown Pottstown gets ready for your trick-or-treaters.
- Trick Or Treat Oct. 14 With Downtown Merchants
Bring your own bag, and grab some goodies from downtown Pottstown merchants. Then stay for the Fall Arts Walk and more entertainment during the Oct. 14 “Haunts On High Halloween Extravaganza.”
- Irish Painter, Teacher, Lecturer Visits Artists Guild
Well-known painter Tim Hawkesworth will talk about “The Rigor of Wildness in Art” during the Oct. 17 meeting of the Pottstown Area Artists Guild. It’s free to attend and open to the public.
- Drug Offenses Swamp Monthly Violations List
An overwhelming majority of criminal violations handled during September by Lower Pottsgrove police involved drug-related offenses, the chief’s report said.
- Barrier Installations Detouring 422 At Night
Lane closures will occur daytime hours Monday through Wednesday in Lower Pottsgrove for signage on U.S. Route 422. 422 drivers will be detoured Tuesday and Wednesday nights near Pottstown for barrier work.
- Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
Be bowled over by this weekend’s musical offerings: Citadel Palooza with Hunter Hayes in Pottstown; the Domestic Violence Awareness Month concert in Spring City; the Pop, Rocks and Brews concert in Trappe. Get your 5-K run on Sunday in Pottstown and Collegeville.
- Sukkot, Religious ‘Harvest Fest’, Opens Sunday
Rabbi Ira Flax of Pottstown’s Congregation Hesed Shel Emet notes the Jewish holiday of Sukkot is “the original fall harvest festival.” Its Sunday observance is open to those interested in knowing more.
- Lane Closures, Traffic Stops Due Next Week
Bridge demolition and construction are being blamed for lane closures and traffic stoppages planned next week on a portion of U.S. Route 422 near Valley Forge.
- Do Some Star-Gazing, With Feet Planted Here
Montgomery County Community College is again opening its Blue Bell astronomical observatory during two Monday nights, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13, for exploring the cosmos while safely on Earth.
- Friday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
Security measures have been stepped up for Pottstown’s Saturday country music concert; Perk Valley and Spring-Ford face off tonight in a hot football rivalry; New Hanover police officers hospitalized.
- Police, Troopers Tackle Pruss Hill Road Speeding
Some commuters are traveling Pruss Hill Road daily at speeds of up to 72 miles an hour, more than twice the legal limit. Lower Pottsgrove police and state troopers are working together to catch them.
- Township Continues Limerick Drill Preparations
The deadline for a mock emergency drill at the Limerick Generating Station is only seven weeks away. Lower Pottsgrove’s emergency management team has been practicing for months, and is still at it.
- Exelon Limerick Hosts Community Open House
- Employees of the Limerick Generating Station operated by Exelon will throw open its doors tonight (Thursday, Oct. 5) from 4-7 p.m. for a community open house.
- Hay Creek Annual Apple Fest Next Weekend
It’s all about the apples, and the many ways they can be consumed, during the yearly apple festival scheduled for Oct. 14 and 15 at the historic Joanna Furnace Iron Works outside Morgantown PA.
- Thursday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
Pottsgrove school employees snagged in Blue Cross coverage spat; Pottstown Sly Fox brewing considers opening in Berks County; Pottstown police enforce for seat belts; New life for old Collegeville Inn
- Group Inventories Township Towering Trees
Representatives of the Natural Lands Trust are making not one but two visits to Lower Pottsgrove parks to catalog tree specimens there.
- Family, Police Look For Missing Pottstown Man
Public help is requested to find a Pottstown man who his family said has been missing since Monday afternoon. He has medical needs that must be met, borough police reported.
- Library Landscaping Project Honors Employee
Clara Hoss, who spent 57 years serving patrons of the Pottstown Regional Public Library, will be honored by her employer with a new garden bearing her name.
- Mural Dedication Set At Spring-Ford Arboretum
The garden that serves as a tribute to Spring-Ford Area School District alums and community members will be the site for the Oct. 14 dedication of a newly installed mural.
- Wednesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
Outcry over cost of Upper Pottsgrove garage; Pottstown Citadel Palooza’s musical line-up; Spring City woman plays “Jeopardy;” Non-specific threat investigated in Boyertown schools.
- Coverage Dispute Mars Hospital Celebration
Tower Health, new owner of Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals, is at odds with insurer Independence Blue Cross in a dispute that arose as Tower celebrated the re-launch of its acquired properties.
- ‘Unprovoked Attack’ Ends In High School Arrest
A Pottsgrove High student faces charges in a Sept. 21 attack on another student during a changes of classes. There also were two other arrests high school arrests last month in unrelated incidents.
- Criminal Homicide Alleged In Sanatogan Death
A Pottstown man has been charged with criminal homicide, specifically “drug delivery resulting in death,” in the March overdose death of a Sanatoga resident.
- Have Coffee Oct. 14 With Township Police Chief
Police Chief Michael Foltz is buying coffee for the community Oct. 14 during a casual session at Gatsby’s Restaurant in Sunnybrook Ballroom. He invites you to stop by to visit and talk.
Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor
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