Collegeville Holiday House Tour Slated For December 15th

Christmas in the post-War United States

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COLLEGEVILLE – The nonprofit Collegeville Economic Development Corporation is hosting Collegeville’s First Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon to 4 p.m.  Eight of Collegeville’s most beautiful homes will open their doors.

At 4 p.m., the House Tour Reception begins at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Collegeville Station.  There will be appetizers, hot cider or mulled wine, a holiday bazaar and a silent auction.

Read more:  http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/business-briefs-collegeville-holiday-house-tour-slate-dec-15/1

The Ninth Annual Carousel Of Flavor Restaurant Festival – Pottstown

Date : Sunday, Sept 30, 2012 from noon to 4 p.m.

100 Block of High Street, Pottstown in front of Borough Hall

Expanded wine and beer garden this year! Over 4,000 attended last year.  Featuring live bands, crafters and a clown for children of all ages.

If you have any questions regarding the Carousel of Flavor, please contact the Chairpersons:

Jill Burbank (610) 970-0624 or email CarouselofFlavor@hotmail.com

For access to forms, click here: http://www.pottstowncarousel.org/events.htm

Foster Grandparent Program At Appalachian Brewing Co., Collegeville

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Party with a Purpose

Eat, drink and shop at Appalachian Brewing Company while raising money for the Foster Grandparent Program and learning about Decorating Den Interiors. 

Thursday, April 12, 11am-10pm

Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 West 3rd Avenue, Collegeville, PA

11 a.m.-10 p.m.    Order from a special fundraising menu, bid on silent auction items, and receive a free design consultation from Decorating Den Interiors

5-9 p.m.    Shop with local vendors (Silpada, Tastefully Simple, and many more!)

For more information, call the Foster Grandparent Program at 610-630-0201. The Foster Grandparent Program, a program of Family Services, provides volunteer opportunities for limited-income seniors over the age of 55 to help children with special needs.

Beer Brewing Demonstration At Pottsgrove Manor

Pottstown, Pennsylvania—On Saturday, November 5th from 11:00am to 3:00pm, visitors to Pottsgrove Manor will learn how beer was made in the colonial era with the program “…the common Family Way of Brewing.”

Brewing beers of various strengths was often part of the colonial housewife’s responsibilities. Her aim was to produce healthful, palatable drinks to suit the size and needs of her family. In this program, food historian Dr. Clarissa F. Dillon will demonstrate historical home-brewing using authentic 18th-century beer recipes.

There is a $2 per person suggested donation for the program. This program is being held in conjunction with Pottsgrove Manor’s current exhibit, “Spirituous Liquors and Healthful Distillations: Alcohol in Colonial America.” Guided tours of the exhibit will be offered on the hour during the program.

The exhibit can also be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tours are given on the hour; last tour of the day begins as 3:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610.326.4014.

Pottsgrove Manor, home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, is located at100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown,Pennsylvania.  Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks and Heritage Services Department. 

For more information and a full calendar of events, visit us on the web at http://historicsites.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor.

Lancaster Gets Innovative Café

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Tuesday, August 30th, a new restaurant will open in Lancaster near the Arts Hotel and F&M College.  The Fridge, will be a craft beer and artisan flat-bread pizza café.  The will offer the regions largest selection of craft beer and microbrews.  Selections are available by the individual bottle and mix and match six-packs.

The craft beer movement in the midstate is really taking off.  The Fridge will join The Tape Room on King Street in Lancaster City, which also offers craft beers.

The Fridge is located at 534 N. Mulberry St., right off Harrisburg Pike, and is adding to the mix of eateries and shops along Harrisburg Pike.

To check out The Fridge, click here:

http://www.beerfridgelancaster.com/

York’s Central Market To Hire Chief Operations Office

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This is a huge step in the right direction for York!  The Central Market will hire a Chief Operations Officer who will be responsible for bringing in new high-quality vendors and more shoppers. 

A new brewpub (Mudhood Brewing Company) is under construction and could open in April!  That will create more nightlife and help attract college students downtown!

Check it at out: http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_17438652?source=rss_viewed

Unusual Summer Weather Creates Wine Lovers Dream

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2010 will go down in history as an unusual weather year; record snow fall and a very early, hot and dry summer.  The hot, dry weather, coupled with just the right amount of rain, has produced one of the highest quality grape harvests in many years.  Smaller, sweeter grapes were produced, in bountiful quantities, which make the best tasting wines.

This is good news for Pennsylvania which is one of the largest grape producing and wine making states in the U.S.  This bumper crop of superb grapes will allow Pennsylvania producers to financially benefit from the fruits of their labor in these troubling economic times.  Wine, grapes and grape juice contributed $2.35 BILLION dollars to Pennsylvania’s economy in 2007!  A record harvest like this will substantially increase this figure!