Feeling Pottstown proud!
The National Runaway Switchboard estimates that on any given night there are approximately 1.3 million homeless youth living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or with strangers.
Here is Your Chance to Help
The TCN Homeless Services and Youth Development Committees are working together to create care packages for local homeless teens. You can help by donating any of the following items:
$5 Gift Cards to Local Food Stores
Prepaid Phone Cards
Items can be donated by contacting Paula Kamp at 610-326-9460, Ext. 209 to schedule pick up or drop off at Community Health & Dental Care at either of the following locations:
11 Robinson Street, Suite 100, Pottstown
700 Heritage Drive, Pottstown
TCN cordially invites you to a holiday celebration.
Hot Breakfast Networking Games & Prizes
Tuesday, December 16th, 8am-10:30am
Copperfield Inn at Lakeside
594 West Ridge Pike, Limerick
Special thanks to our breakfast sponsors
Join a TCN Committee. Committees will meet 9am-10:30am.
**Registration Deadline: December 9th. Only registered members and guests will be admitted**
Click here to register or call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2.
The TCN Homeless Services and Youth Development Committees are
developing care packages for local homeless teens. You can help by donating any of the following items:
$5 Gifts Cards to Local Food Stores
Prepaid Phone Cards
Items can be donated at the TCN Holiday Celebration on December 16th
Contact Paula Kamp at 610-326-9460, Ext. 209 to schedule pick up or drop off at Community Health & Dental Care at either of the following locations:
11 Robinson Street, Suite 100, Pottstown
700 Heritage Drive, Pottstown
Take a step back in time this holiday season, and tour some of York’s oldest homes in the Avenues neighborhood, set aglow with festive lights, beautiful décor, food, music and hodgepodge of holiday traditions.
Nine Avenues neighborhood homes will open their doors and spread some holiday cheer to the public next weekend for open house holiday home tours on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Developed in the 1800’s, by a Civil War solider, the York County Avenue homes were some of first homes developed outside the core of downtown York. Shortly after the neighborhoods initial development, it became well known for it’s very fashionable Victorian and prairie style mansions and architectural design to love.
3231 Tilghman Street
Join The Bach Choir, Bach Festival Orchestra and Soloists for beautiful music inspired by Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The concert will close with a traditional carol sing.
- J. S. Bach Cantata 147 featuring Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
- C. P. E. Bach Magnificat
- Robert Parsons Ave Maria
- Charles Villiers Stanford Magnificat in G
- Daniel Gawthrop Mary Speaks
Click here to purchase tickets: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=7060778&cobrand=lvartsboxoffice
Recognized by Travel+Leisure Magazine as one of the top holiday markets in the U.S., Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the heart-warming sounds of live Christmas music, delicious food and more.
Become an ArtsQuest member today and you’ll not only receive FREE admission to Christkindlmarkt but also an ArtsQuest gift card good for purchases at the ArtsQuest Center and the Stacks Shop at Christkindlmarkt!
Contact Samantha Kulp at 610-332-1365 for more information or visit http://www.christmascity.org/
Friday * December 5 * 8:00 p.m.
Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s enduring novel, this popular Broadway musical follows the lives of Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March as they come of age in Civil War America. An aspiring writer, Jo finds inspiration in the memories of the lives, loves, and tragedies that she and her sisters experience while their father is off at war. This holiday season, Little Women will remind us to stand for what we believe in and to care deeply for those we love. Ages 6+
Click Here to Buy
Last Minute Discount
for ONLY $9.99!
Price of Regular Ticket at the door $29.00
Rush Tickets available online only
Rush Ticketing is a service of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. For more information, visit:
Malvern, PA – Hoover Financial Advisors completed its fall Funds for Food campaign by raising $12, 500 for Chester County Food Bank. The goal was $10,000. “We couldn’t be happier to exceed our original plan,” says Pete Hoover, CFP, president and founder of HFA. “The holidays can be tough for families who don’t have enough to eat. The Food Bank reports that more than 50,000 residents of Chester County are food-insecure. Last year, it distributed over 2.6 million pounds of food, including 800, 000 pounds of fresh produce, to 100 food cupboards. We are very pleased to be able to help and thank all our clients and business colleagues who contributed so generously to the fund-raising campaign.”
“Hoover Financial Advisors has been a wonderful partner to Chester County Food Bank, says executive director Larry Welsch. “The company supports us with both monetary contributions and through volunteering. HFA has hosted fund drives among its clients to strengthen this support. We are so very fortunate to have corporations like HFA, who are not only supportive of the efforts of the Food Bank, but are also genuinely committed to the Chester County community. HFA is a true ambassador of Chester County Food Bank,” concludes Welsch.
HFA, which is headquartered on Moores Road in Malvern, was launched in 2005 by Hoover, who has been an independent financial advisor for more than 30 years. Since its inception, HFA has tripled in size. Employees include client relationship managers, financial planners, insurance and tax specialists, investment analyst and an information services manager. Two years ago, HFA was selected as 2012 Small Business of the Year by Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry. For more details, visit its website at petehoover.com or call 610.651.2777. Go to ChesterCountyfoodbank.org for Chester County Food Bank information.
Happy #SmallBizSat Eve! Tomorrow, head over to your favorite local shops and celebrate small businesses!
WILKES-BARRE, PA — City police arrested Jack-Lyn Blake, 47, on charges she stabbed her boyfriend because she found him eating.
Blake was arrested as she attempted to leave her Madison Street residence at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, when they found her boyfriend, Benjamin Smith, holding a towel to his chest.
Smith told police Thursday night he called 911 earlier in the day for an incident involving Blake. Smith claimed Blake was intoxicated and had gone to sleep.
Smith said Blake woke up hours later, came downstairs and found him eating food. He said Blake became angry and grabbed a knife chasing him around the kitchen table, police said.
ASHLAND, PA — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Ashland with the return of the borough tree during the weekend.
The tree was not placed for the past two holidays due to safety concerns after high wind caused two trees to fall — fortunately, without injuries.
The tree placement is sponsored by the Ashland Rotary Club.
The Christmas tree is a major part of the holiday décor of the downtown, joining the many lighted decorations and Christmas banners placed by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Christmas tree project, along with the annual Santa Claus visit and parade, was a long-standing tradition of the Ashland Kiwanis Club. When the Kiwanis disbanded in 2007, the Rotary club picked up the tree and parade projects.
Exton, PA – An anticipated donation of 500 turkeys fell through Friday morning and now Chester County Food Bank is scrambling to collect frozen turkeys by Monday.
“We have families and a number of our food cupboards that are depending on having these turkeys Monday afternoon and we are in need,” said Phoebe Kitson, the Food Bank’s manager for agency and community partnerships.
The Food Bank serves more than 100 organizations in Chester County. The yearly average distribution of turkeys is about 2,000, but this year requests for turkeys increased about 20 percent compared to previous years.
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership expects more than 400,000 people to jam Downtown on Friday night as Light Up Night coincides with a Penguins game, WPIAL championships at Heinz Field and a crowded Petersen Events Center in Oakland likely triggering traffic headaches and a parking shortage.
The Andy Warhol Bridge will close at 9 a.m.; the Roberto Clemente Bridge will close at 10 a.m., both remaining closed until midnight. A host of roads Downtown will close in the afternoon.
“With Light Up Night, we encourage people to use public transportation. People can look at parking on the North Shore and taking T,” said Leigh White, vice president of marketing and communications for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
“There’s a lot of different, good options like parking at Station Square. People can come in early and have dinner, and it’s a great day to take in other things around town.”
A wave of gun violence around the city and the possibility of unrest here stemming from events in Ferguson, Mo., have Pittsburgh police ramping up staffing and training in time for Light Up Night on Friday, when hundreds of thousands of people will converge on Downtown.
Pittsburgh police acting Chief Cameron McLay said Wednesday he plans to put patrol officers on 12-hour shifts to handle whatever arises in the next two weeks. He noted the recent escalation in deadly shootings in city neighborhoods and the impending announcement of whether a police officer will be indicted in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in Missouri.
“Quite frankly, it’s an opportunity to get my officers out and more engaged with the public,” McLay said at a news conference at police headquarters in the North Side. “To me, there are no wasted resources when I’m calling extra bodies in early. If everything is going well, it’s a great chance for my officers to celebrate with the community.”
Brandi Fisher, president of the Alliance for Police Accountability, said she spoke with McLay by phone Wednesday about the potential for a local response to a grand jury decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson.