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  • Elementary Strings Players Praised For Concert
    Imagine this: you’re young, you’re somewhat of a newcomer to your musical instrument, and you’re asked to perform in front of a couple hundred strangers. That takes elementary school student bravery.
  • It’s Feb. 1; Time To Plan September Kindergarten
    As of today (Thursday, Feb. 1) parents can start registering children to attend kindergarten in the Pottsgrove School District. Instructions are posted on its website.
  • 422 East Construction To Close A Route 23 Exit
    The ramp from 422 East to Route 23 in the Valley Forge area will close for several months into late summer beginning Feb. 12.
  • 422 Accident Draws Limerick First Responders
    A vehicular accident Wednesday night on westbound U.S. Route 422 near Country Club Road brought out first responders in Limerick Township.
  • Mum’s Not The Word In These Township Meetings
    An informal list of rules imposed by the Lower Frederick Board of Supervisors over recent weeks, in an attempt to keep discussions orderly, were officially approved Tuesday in written form.
  • Troopers Offering Free Active Shooter Training
    Pennsylvania State Police took to Facebook on Monday, following a month filled with news about 11 school shootings across the nation, to promote a free, two-hour active shooter training program.
  • Mailing Sewer Payment? Check That Address
    For the past seven months, those who pay Lower Pottsgrove sewer bills by check have been mailing them to a Baltimore post office box. They’ll go to another box now, but this one’s in West Chester.
  • Two Pottstown Men Arrested After Police Alert
    Two Pottstown residents were arrested Sunday by Amity police, after law enforcement agencies were notified they may have been involved in an alleged “gunpoint robbery” in Berks County.
  • Township 2017 Traffic Violations Up, Crime Down
    The 2017 end-of-year report from Lower Pottsgrove’s police chief indicates the number of traffic violations encountered by officers rose significantly, but overall criminal activity declined.
  • Medal Of Honor Grove Reopens In Valley Forge
    The Freedoms Foundation memorial grove to honor more than 3,000 national Medal Of Honor recipients re-opened this month after months-long maintenance projects were completed.
  • East Auxiliary Donation Benefits Area Agencies
    A $20,000 donation to the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation by its East Auxiliary has helped six local non-profit agencies continue their service offerings.
  • Pottstown Band Members Represent At Concert
    Pottstown High and Middle schools were well represented Saturday during the annual Inter-County Band Concert. Nine student band members were among those selected to perform.
  • Township Authority Garage Up For Bidder Sale
    Lower Pottsgrove’s sewer authority bought property at 2404 Brown St., Sanatoga, in 1999 for $175,000. It no longer needs the parcel, or the garage that occupies it. Now it’s being offered for sale.
  • Even At Night, ‘Grove Manor A Bustling Place
    Learn how Pottsgrove Manor residents worked in the dark, and what they did during the night hours, in a museum exhibit making its Feb. 24 debut in Pottstown.
  • Scheduled This Week In Pottsgrove Sports
    These Pottsgrove Falcons athletic events are scheduled for the coming week (Monday through Saturday, Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2018), according to the Pottsgrove School District athletics office.
  • Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
    These listed events are scheduled to occur this week (Monday through Sunday, Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2018), as provided to The Post calendar.
  • Township Gives Eight Bicycles To Liberty Thrift
    Lost or stolen bicycles found during the past year or more by Lower Pottsgrove police, and not claimed by owners, are being donated by the township to the Liberty Thrift store in Sanatoga.
  • Overnight Beam Placement Next Week On 422
    Travelers on U.S. Route 422 through the Valley Forge area during overnight hours next week can anticipate delays and traffic disruptions, as a bridge beam is put into place.
  • PennDOT Patches 422, Other Roads Next Week
    Rain, snow and ice. Cold temperatures, then warm. Continually heavy traffic. All of them combined have led to crumbling asphalt on local state-owned highways. PennDOT will be out to fix them in coming days.
  • Area Disabilities Expert Bound For Super Bowl LII
    It’s a dream come true for an area man with more than 15 years of experience working with people with disabilities, who also is a sports fan. Shammah Bermudez is Super Bowl-bound, as part of a mobility team working during the big game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
  • County Sheriff Promotes Collegeville Residents
    Two Collegeville residents and four other individuals, one of whom made local history in becoming a lieutenant, were awarded promotions Friday by Montgomery County Sean P. Kilkenny.
  • Saturday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    One killed, one injured in Upper Pottsgrove crash; Jury convicts Douglass man in fatal Route 100 accident; Boyertown schools leave tax door open; Perkiomen woman pleads in stabbing incident.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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