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  • Chief: Township Launches New Police Website
    A new website being introduced today by the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department will take a time to implement, but is expected to pay big dividends in distributing information and fighting crime.
  • Cold Temps Postpone 422 Bridge Traffic Shift
    Mother Nature had her way, PennDOT did not. Cold overnight temperatures Tuesday forced agency to postpone its plans to shift westbound U.S. Route 422 traffic onto a new bridge.
  • Exceptional Women Nominations Remain Open
    The YWCA Tri-County Area continues to accept nominations through Monday for its annual Tribute to Exceptional Women, for achievements in leadership, service, and their careers.
  • County Cooperative Extension Welcomes You In
    An open house for the Montgomery County offices of Penn State Cooperative Extension is scheduled Feb. 23 in Collegeville. It’s a chance to learn more about its programs for youth, families, and agriculture.
  • Pottsgrove To Consider New Administrative Titles
    When they meet tonight, members of the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors are scheduled to be asked to consider creating three new positions and revising a fourth. Two of the titles are in leadership.
  • Three Falcon Football Seniors Sign Intent Letters
    Pottsgrove football players Rahsul Faison, Dez Austin, and Bailey Delp have announced where they’ll head for their college educational and athletic careers.
  • Schools’ Foundation Receives Mascaro Donation
    Trash hauler J.P. Mascaro And Sons has donated $5,000 to the Foundation for Pottstown Education through the company’s educational fund.
  • Art Show Features Spring-Ford And PV Students
    An art show that is a 31-year tradition, sponsored regional teachers’ organizations, this year features works by Spring-Ford and Perkiomen Valley school district students. It opens Feb. 25.
  • Elks’ Breakfast Benefits Disabled Individuals
    The Elks Lodge will serve up breakfast in Pottstown almost any way you’d like it, while its dining patrons support programs for state residents with disabilities.
  • Township Explores Firefighters’ Tax Credit Offer
    At the suggestion of Commissioner Earl Swavely, Lower Pottsgrove will explore offering a local tax credit to Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire companies members who are active volunteers.
  • Five Arrests Last Month At Pottsgrove High
    Five arrests resulted from 10 incidents that occurred during January at Pottsgrove High School, according to a Lower Pottsgrove Police Department report.
  • Scheduled This Week In Pottsgrove Sports
    These Pottsgrove Falcons athletic events are scheduled for the coming week (Monday through Saturday, Feb. 12-17, 2018), according to the Pottsgrove School District athletics office.
  • Pottstown Home Expo Returns To Coventry Mall
    The March 3-4 event features local remodeling and construction contractors who can handle everything from kitchens and baths to roofing to painting. Plenty of fun activities are planned too.
  • Were They Saints Or Sinners? You Decide
    Love changes everything … or at least the disciples of Free Love Valley once hoped. Learn their story in a special Valentine’s Day presentation at historic Brinton Lodge in Douglassville.
  • ‘Dinner And A Show’ Offers Spicy Topic, Meals
    The latest collaboration between Ursinus College and the Collegeville Economic Development Corp. offers a play of funny but adult content, and great meals prepared by local chefs.
  • Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
    These listed events are scheduled to occur this week (Monday through Sunday, Feb. 12-18, 2018), as provided to The Post calendar.
  • PennDOT Crews Out Across County For Fixes
    Portions of 10 different highways in western Montgomery County municipalities, including Upper Pottsgrove, Pottstown, and Limerick, will be visited by PennDOT work crews next week in a concerted effort to fill potholes and fix deteriorated pavement.
  • Foundation Plans An Alumni Directory Update
    Postcards and e-mails began circulating Friday to Pottstown High School alumni, in which the Foundation for Pottstown Education asks their help to update a 9-year-old directory.
  • Dive Into Pizza, Help Royersford Library Too
    Giovanni’s Pizza & Restaurant in Royersford will donate a portion of its sales Feb. 22, from noon to 8 p.m., to help support the Royersford public library. Feel yourself getting hungry?
  • State Agency OKs Schwenksville Water Main Loan
    Schwenksville’s Borough Authority was won a $1.05 million state agency loan so it can replace more than 2,700 feet of a crumbling water main.
  • Pottsgrove HS Names 2Q Honor Roll Students
    Students at Pottsgrove High School have been designated as recipients of honors or distinguished honors during the second quarter of the 2017-2018 academic year. Its lists were released Wednesday.
  • Pottsgrove MS Reports 2Q Honor Roll Students
    Dozens of Pottsgrove Middle School students have been designated as recipients of honors or distinguished honors during the second quarter of the 2017-2018 academic year. The honor roll was released Wednesday.
  • Pottstown NAACP Sets Black Heritage Celebration
    Join area families and residents Feb. 24 at the YWCA Tri-County Area in Pottstown for student performances, music, and crafts to observe Black History Month.
  • Find Money To Start A Business, Or Grow One
    New companies don’t magically appear out of thin air. They need capital to start, and more money to grow. Learn creative ways to find financing during a Feb. 28 SCORE workshop in Pottstown.
  • Prepare Yourself For A Manufacturing Career
    Learn what it takes to obtain an entry-level job in manufacturing, or learn how to change direction in a current manufacturing job. An MCCC program at the Pottstown campus starts March 19.
  • Enjoy African-Style Story-Telling In Royersford
    “Land Ho! Voyages in African-American History” will be presented free, with no registration needed, during a Feb. 16 family show at Royersford Free Public Library.
  • 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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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