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Wednesday Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Mock Nuclear Emergency Drill Opens Today
    Local police departments, fire companies, ambulance crews, and other first responders within 10 miles of the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station today will demonstrate their skills in dealing with disaster.
  • Ring In Season With Pottsgrove Holiday Concerts
    Hear the beautiful music that Pottsgrove School District students have dutifully practiced to entertain you during the holidays. Their six concerts get under way Nov. 30. The schedule is part of the school board agenda; it meets tonight.
  • Pottsgrove Counselors Broadcast On Facebook
    Counselors at Pottsgrove High School will take to the Facebook airwaves Monday (Nov. 20) for a live broadcast about preparing for college. The program will be publicly available.
  • Girls Go Career Exploring Wednesday Night
    Wednesday’s “Girls Night Out” at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center allows high school girls in Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford and Upper Perkiomen districts to find a future that interests them.
  • Tuesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    “The Coach” is stepping down; Pottstown council caps tax increase at 18.61 percent; Step into Boyertown studios for a peek.
  • Deer Ridge One-Lane Limits Began Monday
    Traffic on a portion of Deer Ridge Drive in Sanatoga will be reduced to one lane for the next 30 to 60 days, due to construction for nearby Spring Valley Farms.
  • Diamond Credit Volunteers Serve In Reading
    Volunteers from Diamond Credit Union, headquartered on Medical Drive in Lower Pottsgrove, recently assisted with a marathon to benefit the Friends of Reading Hospital.
  • Kehoe New Leader In Pottstown Regional Library
    Pottstown Regional Public Library’s new executive director, Michelle Kehoe, officially stepped into her new job Wednesday. The library is supported by funding from the Pottsgrove townships, and the borough of Pottstown.
  • Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
    These listed events are scheduled to occur this week (Monday through Sunday, Nov. 13-19, 2017), as provided to The Post calendar.
  • Middle School Trojans’ Team Goes Undefeated
    Pottstown Middle School football players have ended their season in undefeated fashion, having won each of the eight games played against opponents this year. Now they’re ready for a high school challenge.
  • Local Nursing Provider Warns Of Bankruptcy
    Genesis Health, operator of the Sanatoga Court and Sanatoga Center nursing facilities on Evergreen Road in Lower Pottsgrove, issued a warning it may have to file for bankruptcy protection.
  • Buried Pipeline Near Trappe To Carry Natural Gas
    An underground pipeline that currently carries oil beneath the feet of residents near Trappe will be converted to deliver natural gas under a new deal between two energy companies.
  • Vandals’ Vehicle ‘Turfs’ PV Middle School Field
    It’s expected to cost $5,000 to fix damage caused during overnight Thursday or early Friday hours outside Perkiomen Valley Middle School West in Zieglerville. A vehicle was used to tear up athletic fields. Police are requesting public help in the incident.
  • Saturday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    OJR, Pottstown ending Thanksgiving rivalry game; Borough Council faces $1.4 million budget gap; Limerick insurance broker sentenced; Woman stabbed in Phoenixville lot; PA redistricting lawsuit proceeds.
  • Thanksgiving Service Scheduled In Limerick
    St. James United Church of Christ will offer its thanks Nov. 21.
  • Use Census, Reference Data To Build Business
    There’s a goldmine of sales information just waiting to be unearthed in U.S. Census data. Learn how to do the digging during a Nov. 28 SCORE seminar at the Pottstown library.
  • Lower Pottsgrove Plans $31 Tax Hike In 2018
    Township commissioners voted Thursday to approve a tentative, but not final, 2018 budget that increases taxes on the average property by $31.25 next year. The reason: creation of a new capital fund for future projects.
  • Police Seek Man In 2 Incidents Over 3 Days
    A photo produced from home video footage is grainy, but a truck he apparently drove may help identify a male New Hanover police seek in connection to theft and burglary on Buchert Road.
  • No Picnic In Amity: Vandalism Destroys Tables
    A township Eagle Scout was working to clean, fix, and in some cases replace picnic tables beneath the new pavilion at Amity’s Lake Drive Park. His efforts so far were ruined by weekend vandalism.
  • Toepel Plans Holiday Party, Hopes ‘Gifts’ Arrive
    State Rep. Marcy Toepel isn’t holding a Dec. 8 holiday party to collect gifts for herself. She hopes visitors will bring along a non-perishable food item to benefit local families in need.
  • Upper Pottsgrove, Limerick Road Work Ahead
    Expect only a day of lane restrictions on Route 100 for road work in Upper Pottsgrove, PennDOT said, but a full week of the same on Limerick Center Road in Limerick.
  • Outfitter Deal Proposed For Schuylkill Trail
    Why sit back and wait for business to come their way?, managers of the Schuylkill River Trail wondered. They’re being proactive in trying to attract a private partner to supply trail-side services.
  • Outlets Mark 10th Anniversary At Interchange
    The Philadelphia Premium Outlets, at the Sanatoga interchange of U.S. Route 422, marked its 10th anniversary Wednesday with a ceremony conducted by the Spring-Ford Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Learn The Story Of The Boones As Gunsmiths
    The Pennsylvania long rifle is credited with helping to win the Revolutionary War. Find out what Daniel Boone’s relatives had to do with it during a Nov. 19 lecture in Birdsboro.
  • Candles Brighten Holiday At Wentz Farmstead
    Candle-lit lanterns will guide the way to the historic Wentz Farmstead barn and sheepfold during its annual holiday tour Dec. 2 in Worcester.
  • Hutt, Nippert Chosen As New Pottsgrove Directors
    Incumbent Matt Alexander was the lead vote-getter in Tuesday’s elections for Pottsgrove school board members; incumbent Robert Lindren will return as well. They will be joined by board newcomers Scott Hutt and Charles Nippert.
  • Incumbents Return In Lower Pottsgrove Voting
    Raymond Lopez and Earl Swavely will return to their Lower Pottsgrove commissioners’ chairs after winning the township’s only contested race against challenger Michael Bianco.
  • Health Insurance Deadlines Just Weeks Away
    Despite recent months of changes, health insurance help remains available in Pennsylvania. Choices can be affordable, too, but those who need coverage must act quickly.
  • Wednesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    general election results from Tuesday for Pottstown mayor and borough council, Pottstown schools, New Hanover supervisors, state-wide property tax question.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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