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  • Bleim Road Closure, Detour Starts Next Week
    Bleim Road in Lower Pottsgrove will close daily, Monday through Saturday, for between 6 and 12 hours per day for pipe replacement, PennDOT said. Detours start Wednesday, and continue through November.
  • Family Activity Fills Township Community Day
    Lower Pottsgrove is throwing a party, its third annual Community Day, Saturday at the Ringing Hill Fire Company grounds on White Pine Lane. It’s free, family-oriented, and promises to be fun.
  • Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
    For Saturday: Community Day in Lower Pottsgrove, Halloween parades in Boyertown and Harleysville, dedication of the new Limerick fire house, trunk-or-treat in Limerick Community Park, and the renovated high school open house in Boyertown.
  • New Meineke Care Center Opens In Pottstown
    One of the newest of more than 900 Meineke Car Care Centers across the country has opened on South Hanover Street in Pottstown.
  • Pottstown Score Course Offers Selling Basics
    How do you increase your company’s sales revenue? There are basic techniques that can benefit every business. Learn them at a Nov. 1 seminar in Pottstown.
  • Aging Services Explained Over Coffee In Limerick
    Services provided by Montgomery County’s Department of Aging are on the Oct. 25 agenda of the monthly coffee break sponsored by Limerick Parks and Recreation.
  • Friday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Court witnesses identify alleged Lower Pottsgrove gun trafficker; Pottstown musical “Palooza” raised thousands for hospital; rail link to King of Prussia gets a boost.
  • Lower Pottsgrove Bridge Work Closing 422 Lane
    The right lane of U.S. Route 422 in Lower Pottsgrove, between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges, will close next Monday and Tuesday for bridge construction.
  • Rail Crossing Work, Paving To Close West King
  • West King Street between Route 100 and Manatawny Street will be closed during the Friday-through-Sunday weekend, as the Colebrookdale Railroad makes repairs there.
  • Theraplay, Already In Limerick, Expands West
    A 25-year-old company that provides occupational, physical, and speech therapies for children at a West Ridge Pike, Limerick, office will now expand into the Pittsburgh area.
  • Thursday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Trial under way for alleged Lower Pottsgrove gun trafficker; Second plea entered in West Pottsgrove racing crash deaths case; Pottstown plans no water, sewer rate hikes.
  • Retailer’s Haunt Helps Horses For Halloween
    A Halloween “Haunts For Horses” event Saturday (Oct. 21) at an area lawn and garden center will benefit the Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines in Warwick, south of Pottstown.
  • Boyertown Seminar Covers Alzheimer’s, Finance
    An Oct. 23 seminar in Boyertown covering the latest research and insights on Alzheimer’s can help you keep your mind active as you age, and also offer advice in handling finances for the elderly.
  • Township Police Search For New Job Applicant
    No, it’s not a criminal investigation … it’s a job opening. Lower Pottsgrove’s Police Department hopes to hire a full-time administrative support person soon. Maybe you’re qualified?
  • Two Township Employees Receive Recognition
    Two Lower Pottsgrove employees, Finance Director Michele Christman and Public Works Director John Fogel, have been honored by the township Board of Commissioners for their job longevity.
  • Wednesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    New programs equip Girl Scouts as leaders; Phoenixville rises again, fueled by food and beverages; King of Prussia Mall growing again next year.
  • Grilled Hot Dogs Friday Mark S-F Celebration
    The school district, non-profit Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, and Dietz & Watson are partying Friday to congratulate students for their efforts in sending needed footwear to hurricane-ravaged states.
  • All Hail, Pottstown High’s Homecoming Court
    Three Pottstown School District photos distributed Tuesday commend the members of this year’s Homecoming Court, displayed in their finery.
  • With IRS, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
    Advance tax planning makes sense for small business owners. They may want to know now where they stand … before year-end arrives. Pottstown’s SCORE chapter holds a seminar on the subject Thursday.
  • Take A Spooky Adult Hike As Dusk Descends
    Choose a friend to accompany you on an adults-only hike planned for Oct. 29 (Sunday) at 6:30 p.m. in the Norristown Farm Park in East Norriton. It’s free, but it may be freaky.
  • Skippack Creek Bridge To Close For Repairs
    The bridge that carries traffic of Old Forty Foot Road over Skippack Creek in Lower Salford will close for repairs Oct. 30. Expect it to be reopened eight months later, PennDOT said.
  • Township Detectives Investigate Alleged Frauds
    Lower Pottsgrove police detectives are working on two separate and unrelated fraud cases that apparently affected township residents.
  • Board OKs Student Account For LGBTQ+ Group
    A Pottsgrove High School student group organized to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues was approved by the school board to open an activity fund for its fund-raising efforts.
  • Tuesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Mother helps with fire prevention in North Coventry; Collegeville man charged with drug delivery; two arrested in Pennsburg swastika vandalism; Boyertown holds Unity Walk.
  • Meet Margeaux, Elusive Bobcat, In Royersford
    It’s not often you get the chance to meet a bobcat face-to-face. But the chance is yours Friday (Oct. 20) at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Route 113.
  • Who’s Got The Best Costume? Maybe It’s You
    A free Halloween Costume Contest for children and adults, sponsored by Krav’n Comics, will be held Oct. 27 (Friday) at center court in Coventry Mall, North Coventry. Registration starts at 5 p.m.; the contest is at 6.
  • District Makes Supplemental Payments To 186
    Supplemental appointees to fill Pottsgrove 186 winter sports and activity leadership positions, and payments ranging from $238 to more than $7,000 for each, were approved last Tuesday by the school board.
  • Get Your Local Halloween Fix With The Post
    There’s a long list of Halloween parades and public events planned to celebrate the spookiest holiday in Lower Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Limerick, Royersford, Collegeville, Boyertown and elsewhere. See our special page.
  • Monday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
  • Lower Pottsgrove state senator invites teens to contest; Suit challenges state legislative district maps; Pennsburg neighbors respond to racist letters with peace vigil.
  • Help Limerick’s K-9 Unit Win National Grant
    Public voters in a national company’s annual grant competition can make a winning difference for the Limerick Police Department.
  • Royersford Library Looks For 3 Board Members
    The Royersford Free Public Library board hopes to welcome three new members during January 2018. Can you step up and be considered?
  • Collegeville Church Collects Items For Homeless
    Got unused bottles of personal toiletry items, or wrapped bars of soap, hanging around the house that aren’t being used? Put them to work helping the homeless, in a drive being conducted this week by a Collegeville church.
  • Construction Done, Boyertown High Opens House
    Renovations are complete at Boyertown Area Senior High School. Open house tours of the facility are planned for Saturday (Oct. 21).
  • Township Chief’s Coffee ‘Positive,’ Tip-Filled
    Lower Pottsgrove Police Chief Michael Foltz’s first public coffee event Saturday was a success, he said, offering “positive feedback” and providing tips on which his investigators will follow up.
  • Pottsgrove Students Chased Away Spookiness
    Pottsgrove High School’s Spark The Wave volunteers made this weekend’s highly popular Friday and Saturday night hikes at Althouse Arboretum fun and safe for hundreds of visitors.
  • Local Medical Firm Named PA’s ‘Best Provider’
    GHP, an international healthcare publication, has presented Lower Pottsgrove-based Pottstown Medical Specialists Inc. with awards for “Best Primary Care Provider – Pennsylvania,” and “Diabetes Specialist of the Year 2017 – North East USA.”
  • Bless Your Beast, And Judge Some Chili Too
    A “Festival Of The Dog,” benefiting the Heather Smiley Fund, is scheduled for Saturday (Oct. 21) at K-9 Cottage and A+ Obedience in Limerick. Have your animal blessed, and chow down at a chili cook-off.
  • Life As A Green Lane Beaver Might Be Good
    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program titled “Leave It To Beavers” Oct. 28 (2017; Saturday) beginning at 4:30 p.m. Explore the world of the North American beaver.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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