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  • There’s A Surprise Inside The Soldiers’ Parade
    With video. Just like a present you haven’t opened and didn’t expect to receive, there’s a surprise inside the final holiday concert number performed Thursday by the 4th and 5th Grade Chorus of Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School.
  • Meanwhile, Just Down The Hall, In The Gym …
    With video. While 4th- and 5th-grade singers harmonized on holiday tunes Thursday in a concert at the Pottsgrove Middle School auditorium, youth basketball players filled the gymnasium just down the hall in practice for future games.
  • Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
    Lots of holiday festivities: A Dickens’ Christmas concert at Sunnybrook, the annual Festival of Trees in Boyertown, the Iron Plantation Christmas in Elverson, two concerts by The Coventry Singers, and candlelight tours in Collegeville, Phoenixville, and at Wentz Farmstead.
  • Church Sells Cookies By The Pound, And More
    If you’ve ever been to the holiday cookie sale at Pottstown’s Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, you know they’ve got more varieties of goodies than Santa has whiskers. The sale is scheduled for Dec. 9.
  • Township OKs Medical Drive Valuation Appeal
    Lower Pottsgrove will lose about $327 in annual tax revenue, and Pottsgrove schools will lose about $3,700, under a proposed assessment appeal settlement for a Medical Drive property.
  • 5 Named To Township Infrastructure Committee
    A five-member panel that will make recommendations to Lower Pottsgrove commissioners on how they might spend proceeds of a future capital reserve fund was named Tuesday.
  • Executive Session Covers Personnel, Real Estate
    Personnel and real estate were topics of an hour-long Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ executive session Tuesday night. Also, the board has canceled its scheduled Dec. 4 meeting, and will instead meet only once next month, on Dec. 21.
  • Guess Where $859,320 Went During October?
    Lower Pottsgrove Township incurred $859,320 in expenses during October 2017. Here’s where it spent your tax money.
  • Get Some Roller Derby Practice With The Rockstars
    It’s the off-season for the Pottstown area’s Roller Derby Rockstars. They’ll stay in shape with practices at the Ringing Rocks rink. The sessions are open to the public, and start Dec. 7.
  • Township Supplied Stacks of Stats On Hazards
    In helping Montgomery County create an update to its hazard mitigation plan, due in January, Lower Pottsgrove dusted off reams of historical data on earlier emergencies and responses to them.
  • Police: Parking Lot Dispute Led To Car Punching
    At the Giant supermarket in Royersford, a man involved in a parking lot disupute punched the victim’s car (that had to hurt!) and damaged it. Then he and a woman left. Police hope you can identify them.
  • Phone Scammers Targeting Douglass Residents
    Another set of phone scams is making the rounds. The latest targets Douglass Township elderly residents, asking them to buy gifts cards as bail for relatives.
  • Wednesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Upper Pottsgrove plans no tax hike in 2018; After 2 years, Pottstown approves land bank law; 13 years in New Hanover without a tax increase; Pennsburg woman off to prison.
  • $2+ Million Deals Top Township Property Sales
    Two separate and unrelated real estate sales in Lower Pottsgrove Township, completed just two days apart, each were valued at more than $2 million, according to Montgomery County property records.
  • Board Plans Forming Infrastructure Committee
    Lower Pottsgrove commissioners will meet tonight. On their agenda its a plan to form a infrastructure committee, potentially to determine and rank township capital improvement needs.
  • You’ll Cackle With Scientific Glee In Royersford
    A mad scientist returns Dec. 9 to the Royersford Free Public Library, for a show filled with holiday experiments that would tickle even Santa’s funny bone.
  • Schwenksville Holiday House Tour Returns Dec. 9
    Area residents and businesses have again decorated their properties for public viewing, as part of the annual Holiday House Tour held by the Women’s Civic Club of Schwenksville. Tickets are available now.
  • Background Check Fee Hikes Won’t Affect Schools
    If you volunteer to work with kids at a local school, required criminal background checks remain free. Anyone else who needs a records scan, usually for a job, will pay much more starting Friday.
  • Airman With Pottstown Ties Completes Training
    The son of a Pottstown resident, and a Faith Christian Academy graduate, has completed Air Force basic military training in San Antonio TX.
  • Pottstown Students Show Their Holiday Service
    Thirty Pottstown area families can experience a happier holiday, thanks to the efforts of members of the Pottstown High School Service Club. They collected hundreds of food items for local distribution.
  • Gardener Display: What You Grow Can Become Festive
    See Master Gardener Sharon Gross demonstrate how to create a seasonal topiary, Wednesday evening (Nov. 29) at the public library in Royersford.
  • Why Buy Ornaments? Make Them! At Farm Park
    Buying ornaments for holiday decorations is passe. Make them instead, and have fun while you’re at it. A Dec. 10 two-hour program at Norristown Farm Park shows you how.
  • Guide Rail Repairs Prompt Tuesday Lane Closings
    PennDOT crews will fix separate guide rail problems on U.S. Route 422 and Route 100. Their work will require right lane closures for a few daytime hours.
  • Scheduled This Week In Pottsgrove Sports
    These Pottsgrove Falcons athletic events are scheduled for the coming week (Monday through Saturday, Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 2017), according to the Pottsgrove School District athletics office.
  • Pottstown Football Players Deliver Holiday Meals
    Eleven Pottstown area families benefited from food donations made this week by members of the Pottstown High School football team.
  • Preliminary Hearing Set In Alleged Robbery
    A 30-year-old Pottstown man faces a Dec. 7 preliminary hearing on charges he robbed the America’s Best Value Inn in the borough last week.
  • Paving Restrictions Ahead On Linfield Road
    A PennDOT contractor will pave a portion of Linfield Road and Main Street in Limerick next week. Expect land restrictions Monday through Friday.
  • Diamond Credit Manager Earns Certification
    Phil Fry, business services manager for Diamond Credit Union in Lower Pottsgrove, has received a certification in business lending.
  • Coffee Promotion Benefiting Local Food Banks
    Large cups of hot coffee bought with a loyalty card will result in Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants’ donations to regional food banks that help local organizations feed the hungry.
  • Session Explores Computer Machine Operations
    Montgomery County Community College and Pennsylvania CareerLink are working with an area employer to explore career opportunities in computerized numerical control machine operations.
  • No Place Like Home For Royersford Cafe Owner
    With video. Royersford cafe owner and caterer Donna Musetti has traveled far and wide in her 30-year hospitality career, but she wanted to start her latest venture close to home.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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