Nathaniel Guest, president of the trust that operates the tourist railroad between Boyertown and Pottstown, said 2014 was a year of accomplishments.
Children ages 4-8 and their families can learn about William Penn in January, and revel in colonial adventure during February.
If you're counting, and the Schuylkill River Heritage Area certainly is, there was a whole lot of river promotion locally and regionally during 2014.
Seven area residents have been honored for their academic accomplishments, as reported by their respective colleges and universities.
"Building A Better Boyertown" honored them and other volunteers this month with a thank-you luncheon.
Greater Pottstown Area Senior Center Director Brian Parkes said the organization has successfully raised more than $1 million to renovate its new location.
The visiting inspector from Montgomery AL, whose report was recently released, praised Pottstown High students in its Junior Air Force ROTC program.
Rupert Elementary students danced this week to the cheery refrain of "Little St. Nick" via YouTube.