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  • First Four Lots Approved At Spring Valley Farms
    The first four lots for home construction have been approved at the Spring Valley Farms housing community on Bleim Road, Lower Pottsgrove commissioners learned Monday.
  • Township Police Help Youth Workforce Program
    A Montgomery County program that helps eligible youths and young adults advance their education and land a job has signed the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department as its newest partner.
  • Gatsby’s Reopens After Five Weeks Of Repairs
    Gatsby’s Restaurant at the SunnyBrook Ballroom in Sanatoga reopened Tuesday to the public after five weeks of work to repair damage from a burst water pipe.
  • Lane Changes Prepare For New 422 Bridge Usage
    The westbound side of a new bridge being built on U.S. Route 422 across the Schuylkill River is nearly ready to carry traffic. PennDOT crews will work next week to prepare it for drivers.
  • Liked The ’80s? Like To Roller Skate? Try This
    Go bouffant with your hair. Go flashy with your outfit. Go speedy with your skates. Rockstar Roller Derby has an “80’s Themed Adult Skate Party” planned for March 2 at Ringing Rocks Roller Rink.
  • Artist Mary Kane Talks Feb. 20 About Painting
    When is a painting finished? Abstract artist Mary Kane tackles that topic in a talk being sponsored by the Pottstown Area Artists Guild.
  • Think Ahead Toward Summer Camp At WMCTC
    Students in grades 5-8 can have fun, and learn about how they might want to spend their future, during camps coming this summer to the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center in Limerick PA.
  • Try Some Real Maple Syrup At Farm Park
    There’s a world of difference between commercial (and artificial) maple syrup, and the real thing. Attend a Feb. 25 program at Norristown Farm Park to learn how real syrup is made, and why it tastes better.
  • Commissioners Authorize ‘Campus’ Land Deal
    Lower Pottsgrove commissioners on Monday authorized the purchase of three properties for a prospective municipal campus. What form it may take, and when, is just beginning to be considered.
  • Musicals Await At Pottsgrove High, Middle School
    It’s theater season in the Pottsgrove School District! Two rousing performances await ticket holders: “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Pottsgrove High, and “Tarzan, The Stage Musical,” at Pottsgrove Middle.
  • Pottstown School Hail Honor Roll Recipients
    Dozens of students in Pottstown High, Middle and elementary schools were named to their honor rolls in the just-concluded second marking period.
  • Spring-Ford Bleeds Green, But Offers A Warning
    With video. Spring-Ford school administrators apparently expect to see lower attendance today because of the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade. Parents must report and approve absences of their students, they warned.
  • Spring-Ford STEM Fair Back With Three Goals
    This year’s STEM Fair, scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Spring-Ford Ninth Grade Center in Royersford, intends to highlight not only student achievements, but higher-tech colleges and employers too.
  • Township Traffic Equipment Upgrades Due Soon
    Installation of traffic signal improvements that represent a substantial investment in Lower Pottsgrove by the state Department of Transportation are expected to begin later this month.
  • Local Legislators Weigh In On Budget Proposals
    Three state legislators representing western Montgomery County residents indicated Gov. Wolf’s budget introduction Tuesday included some items they liked, and others not so much.
  • Arboretum Recycling Event Returning Feb. 24
    Pack your car with electronic devices and appliances you want to be rid of, and head for the Althouse Arboretum recycling event Feb. 24 in Upper Pottsgrove.
  • Homestead Warms February With Fireside Tales
    Snuggle close to a wood fire, enjoy some cookies and hot chocolate, and listen to tales about Native Americans in the eastern woodlands during a Feb. 11 event at Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro.
  • Douglass Program Offered For Black History Month
    A reenactment of abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ life by actor Fred Morsell is being offered for free Feb. 15 at Phoenixville Middle School. A thousand seats will be available, it said.
  • Klotz Resigns As Commissioner; Moving To NJ
    Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Vice Chairman Stephen Klotz announced Monday he would resign from his elected position at month’s end, and move to Brick Township NJ to accept a promotion from his employer.
  • North Keim Bust Finds 10 Pounds Of Pot, $5,000
    Lower Pottsgrove police who searched a North Keim Street home Saturday after obtaining a warrant found 10 pounds of marijuana and $5,000 in cash. Two people were arrested on drug-related charges.
  • Authorizing Land Purchase On Board Agenda
    Lower Pottsgrove commissioners are expected to act tonight (Monday) on finalizing their earlier tentative agreement to buy three Sanatoga properties for a future municipal building.
  • Sanatoga Neighbors Celebrate Eagles’ Super Win
    Fireworks sounded in back yards across housing communities in the north end of Sanatoga village, as fans in Lower Pottsgrove and across the nation celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Super Bowl victory Sunday.
  • Icy Roads Delay Some Monday School Openings
    The Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Spring-Ford Area and Perkiomen Valley school districts all issued calls to delay school building openings Monday by two-hours due to icy conditions.
  • Scheduled This Week In Pottsgrove Sports
    These Pottsgrove Falcons athletic events are scheduled for the coming week (Monday through Saturday, Feb. 5-10, 2018), according to the Pottsgrove School District athletics office.
  • Your Mailman Cometh, With Township Tax Bill
    Lower Pottsgrove’s annual town and county tax bills arrived during the weekend at the mail boxes of township property owners. It’s a pre-spring day-brightener that’s colored robin’s egg blue.
  • Fuel Fed Vehicle Flames On Tanglewood Court
    Sanatoga Fire Company volunteers extinguished the Saturday night blaze on Tanglewood Court in the Woodgate housing community, with help from Ringing Hill and Limerick.
  • 422 Ramp Scene Of Multi-Car Crash Saturday
    The accident occurred early Saturday evening at Township Line Road and 422, and brought out first responders from Linfield and Limerick fire companies, as well as Limerick police.
  • Minor Injuries Saturday At 422 Accident In Amity
    Volunteers from the Monarch and Amity fire companies responded Saturday afternoon to an accident on U.S. Route 422 at Monocacy Creek Road. Two people suffered minor injuries.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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