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Wednesday Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Board Considers $2.5M Roof Replacement At MS
    The projected cost to replace roofing at Pottsgrove Middle School, and fix other problems with the structure, exceeds $2.5 million. School directors may authorize the work at their meeting tonight.
  • School Directors Take Their Seats Tonight
    Ahead of the Pottsgrove school board’s regular meeting, its will introduce and administer oaths of office to returning and newly elected directors.
  • Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
    These listed events are scheduled to occur this week (Tuesday through Sunday, Dec. 5-10, 2017), as provided to The Post calendar.
  • Royersford Wins More Trail Grant Funding
    Royersford received another $181,100 in grant funds to help extend its riverfront trail from Arch Street to the borough-Upper Providence boundary line, it announced Monday.
  • Pottsgrove Program Tackles Texting Head-On
    With video and infographic. A program being presented this week in Pottsgrove High School strives to deliver a strong message to juniors and other teen drivers: texting behind the wheel can get them killed.
  • Scheduled This Week In Pottsgrove Sports
    These Pottsgrove Falcons athletic events are scheduled for the coming week (Monday through Saturday, Dec. 4-9, 2017), according to the Pottsgrove School District athletics office.
  • Monday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Area schools offering assistance to Antonelli students; Decisions still await on proposed 18-percent Pottstown tax hike; Phoenixville man barricaded himself in home with gun.
  • Santa Shows In Sanatoga For Hot Meal, Friends
    With 6 photos. Santa Claus arrived in Sanatoga on Saturday, as he does every year, to mix and mingle with guests at the fire company dinner. He’ll be back in two weeks as well, for a ride around Lower Pottsgrove.
  • Festival Features Trail Hunt, Box Stacking, Crafts
    With 6 photos. Exploring Althouse Arboretum trails Saturday in Upper Pottsgrove helped visitors to its Winter Festival win prizes for finding items on a scavenger hunt list. It was one of many activities during the day.
  • Overnight Detours Return To 422 In Pottstown
    Barrier installation will continue only during overnight hours next Monday through Thursday on U.S. Route 422 through North Coventry, West Pottsgrove, and Douglass townships.
  • Township’s Last Yard Waste Pick-Up Monday
    Expecting someone to rake up leaves for you? You’re dreaming. Hoping someone will haul away your already-raked leaves? OK, that’ll happen Monday in Lower Pottsgrove.
  • Met-Ed Utility Schedules Tree Work In Township
    Crews working on behalf of Metropolitan-Edison, which supplies electricity to a portion of Lower Pottsgrove Township, will be out beginning Tuesday (Dec. 5) to prune tree limbs that pose a hazard to electrical wires.
  • Chapel Handbells Set Outlet Holiday Tree Blazing
    With video. The handbell choir of Limerick Chapel, 378 W. Ridge Pike, welcomed the holiday season Friday at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets with a performance for the public.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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