Pottstown Municipal Airport Community Day Highlights Aviation ‘Gem’

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POTTSTOWN, PA — With planes taking off every few minutes, excited children couldn’t stop pointing and calling to their parents as they stood on the tarmac at Pottstown Municipal Airport’s Community Day.

“They’re both plane fanatics,” said Rob Moyzan of his children, who traveled from Jim Thorpe for the annual event.

Moyzan’s son and daughter stood near the gates separating spectators from the runway where varied models of propeller planes taxied by.

Further up the runway, Chris Moyer’s grandson, Hayden, swiveled his head from his position atop his grandfather’s shoulder. He patted his grandfather’s arm every time a plane came roaring by on take-off, shouting, “Look!”

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20130929/pottstown-municipal-airport-community-day-highlights-aviation-gem

Pottstown YMCA Membership Event Through May 31st

The Pottstown YMCA, a branch of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, located at the corner of Adams & Jackson Streets in Pottstown is running a Membership Event through May 31st.  Become a new member and the normal joiner fee of $75 is being waived.  Join now and take advantage of access to recreational swimming year round and join as an Association member for access to outdoor pools.  Hundreds of programs offered for infants though Seniors.

Next session of programs runs June 10 – August 18, with registration for members beginning May 20th.  Camp registration is on-going, as well as, child care for ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age.

Call 610.323.7300 for details, stop by for a tour or visit us on the web at https://philaymca.org/

Charleroi Area Lunch Ladies Steal Cafeteria Proceeds, Police Say

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Washington County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Washington County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Is nothing sacred!!!!????

Two Charleroi Area School District cafeteria workers stole about $94,000 in a scheme that involved pocketing cafeteria money and using it to gamble at a casino, according to Washington County criminal complaints.

Stacy Lee Shipley, 50, and Sheila Ann Cook, 49, both of Charleroi, went to The Meadows Racetrack and Casino with money that Ms. Shipley stole from the school cafeteria, the complaints say.

Ms. Shipley would tell Ms. Cook that she had “extra money” with the understanding that the money was stolen. The pair promised each other they would split all winnings, according to the complaint.

Ms. Cook told police that she “just got caught up in the thrill of it all.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/washington/charleroi-area-lunch-ladies-steal-cafeteria-proceeds-police-say-672844/#ixzz2JayX4LgW

J.Lo: ‘No Truth To Reports That Say I Am Definitely Leaving Idol’

LOS ANGELES, Calif.Jennifer Lopez’s days on “American Idol” are up in the air, but not necessarily over.

Following reports that she’s exiting the FOX series after two seasons, the star spoke out on Twitter on Thursday night.

“There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving Idol,” she wrote. “All I said was I haven’t decided what I am doing next year.”

Adding, “When I know for sure what I’m doing I will let the #LOVE!RS know!”

Read more: http://www.accesshollywood.com/jennifer-lopez-no-truth-to-reports-that-say-i-am-definitely-leaving-idol_article_64902

The 2012 Pennsylvania State Fair Guide

It’s back for another year!  Click on the link to see what’s going on in Pennsylvania this year during fair season.  Don’t sit home and be bored.  Get out there and explore Pennsylvania!

Click here for a PDF file of PA Fairs:

http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24476_10297_0_43/AgWebsite/Files/Publications/831485%20V3%202012%20Fair%20Guide.pdf

Easton-Based Crayola Launches New Exhibits

The sixteen Crayola "Metallic FX" sp...

The sixteen Crayola "Metallic FX" special effect crayons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Crayola Experience celebrated the opening of an 18,000 square-foot expansion with build-your-own space suits, a glow-in-the-dark doodle room, and a special green, odoriferous crayon called Alien Armpit.

Though their crayons might have been spiked with galactic body odor, dozens of kids rushed the new tables and activity areas in the Activity Studio, one of several new exhibits in the space Crayola moved into earlier this year as the National Canal Museum moved out.

Children grabbed glue sticks, tissue paper, a rainbow of crayons, fat markers, stencils, colored sand and brown paper bags – everything you need to make a spacesuit.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-crayola-experience-grand-opening-20120405,0,4160945.story

Merry-Go-Round At The Pottstown Carousel With Santa

Noon Until 6:00pm – December 11, 2011

At the Carousel Building

King and Manatawny Streets, across from Memorial Park

Photo’s with Santa are $10.00 for one child and $15.00 for two or more!

Donations are tax deductible – proceeds benefit the Carousel at Pottstown

Gift Baskets Raffles * 50/50 Drawings * Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider

Food and fun for all ages!

www.carouselatpottstown.org

28th Annual Pennsylvania Christmas Craft and Gift Show Starts December 1st!

If you want to shop till you drop then look no further than the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.  The 28th Annual Pennsylvania Christmas Craft and Gift Show has HUNDREDS of vendors with merchandise for every taste and budget!

In addition to shopping, there is food, entertainment, a 120-foot train display, gingerbread house building and visits with Santa for the kids!

OMG you say!  Tell me more!

WHEN: 10am – 8pm Dec. 1 & Dec. 2  

9am – 8pm Dec. 3  

10am – 5pm Dec. 4

WHERE: Farm Show Complex, 2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg

COST: $7, $6 seniors

INFO: (717) 233-5100 or www.pachristmasshow.com

Brunch With Santa At The Elmwood Park Zoo In Norristown

If you live in the area and have little ones who still believe in Santa, you can head on over to the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown on December 11th, 17th or 18th and have some holiday family fun!

The holiday event features food, zoo admission, entertainment and pictures with Santa for $25.00 per adult and $15 per child.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, an omelet station, French toast, Belgian waffles, Chicken Primavera, eye of round roast and much more!

The zoo is located on Harding Boulevard in Norristown.  Reservations are required!  Call (610) 277-3825, ext. 241 or click here www.elmwoodparkzooevents.wordpress.com

Pottstown Hometown Holiday Celebration 2011 Events

Here is a breakdown of this year’s Pottstown Hometown Holiday Celebration events:

Sunday, November 27th – Noon until 4pm

Crafters at the Farmer’s Market and face painting for the kiddies

Decorating downtown, starting at the Santa House at Smith Plaza

Free Trolley Rides throughout the day

December 2nd – 6:30pm until 9:30pm

Santa comes downtown at 6:30pm  (photos with Santa are $7)

Candy toss

Tree lighting

Carol sing with Barbershop Quartet

Storytime sponsored by the Pottstown Regional Public Library every half hour starting at 7:00pm – TANGO 139 High Street

Face painting at Memories N More

Coloring at Argento’s

December 10th – noon until 4pm

Santa House open

Crafters at the Farmer’s Market

Face painting at Memories N More

Coloring at Argento’s

Storytime at TANGO 139 High Street – every half hour

Free Trolley Rides

December 18th – noon until 4pm

Hometown Holiday Brunch – Farmer’s Market and Juan Carlo’s.  Reservations!  To buy tickets call (610) 323-5400 by December 12th!

Santa House open

Crafters at Farmer’s Market

Face painting at Memories N More

Coloring at Argento’s

Storytime at TANGO, 139 High Street – every half hour

The following shops will be open from noon until 4pm on 11/27, 12/10 and 12/18:

Grumpy’s, J&H Produce, Freeland Meat Market, Cole’s Tobacco, Tri-PAC, Rich Renieri, Argento’s Pizza, Laserworks, Weitzenkorn’s, High Street Music, Christian Science Reading Room, The Brick House, Flaming Franks, Bistro 137, Old World Barber and Company Cakes.

City Of Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade, Saturday, November 19th

Christmas in the post-War United States

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If you love Christmas, and all things associated with it, the place to be tomorrow is Wilkes-Barre.  Saturday, November 19th is the Wilkes-Barre Christmas parade plus a fun-filled day of holiday activities in the city.  The best part of all is that it is FREE!

The fun starts at 10am with the showing of A Christmas Story at Movies 14, downtown.  If you bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots, you get in FREE!

From noon until 1pm, you can enjoy a free Christmas concert by the King’s College Cantores Christi Regis Singers in the lobby of the Ramada, also downtown.

At 12:30pm, for those who aren’t in the mood for a concert, there is Storytelling at Barnes & Noble.  You can meet Mrs. Claus and enjoy a Christmas story.

At 1:30pm there is a concert at the F.M. Kirby Center.  The YOUniveristy Suzuki Strings will be playing in the lobby.  Come out and show your support for these young people!

At 2:00pm there is a Christmas Carol sing-a-long on Public Square.

From 2:00pm until 6pm there will be holiday face painting on Public  Square.   That will cost you $5.00 per face :)

At 3:15pm the main event begins.   The Christmas Parade featuring Santa, floats, music and tons of fun begins at South and S. Main Street.  There are four divisions this year.

Immediately after the parade, there will be a tree lighting ceremony on Public Square.  There will be photos with Santa for $5.00 to benefit Valley Santa, courtesy of Boscov’s.  There will also be complimentary (free) hot chocolate from the Salvation Army and the Wilkes-Barre Lion’s Club.

The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association sponsored a window decorating contest this year (Window Wonderland) and over 40 businesses have decorated their windows to add even more holiday spirit to this year’s event!

It’s Christmas time in the city!

Pottstown YMCA 21st Annual Halloween Safehouse

Pottstown YMCA

21st Annual Halloween Safehouse

Y Cares Treat Trail & Food Drive

Friday, October 28, 2011, 6-8 PM

Ages 12 & under with Adult

Admission Fee – Canned Food Item or Donation

Food donations benefit the pantries of The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities & the Salvation Army.

Monetary donations benefit the Y Cares Program of Freedom Valley YMCA

Freedom Valley YMCA at Pottstown, Adams & Jackson Streets, 610.323.7300 or  www.fvymca.org

Bethlehem ArtWalk, Saturday, August 27th

The Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA), a council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC), will feature over 100 artists and musicians lining the sidewalks of Main St. & Broad St. 2011 season of ArtWalks, which will take place on the last Saturday of May June, July and August from 4-9pm!

For children, the Main St. Commons will become KIDS’ CORNER from 4-7pm with a Hershey Park family-pack give-away, and Broad St will host a stage named Prolifick Place outside of the Bank of America building that will featured more vendors and music varieties!

To read all about it, click here:

http://www.downtownbethlehemassociation.com/Bethlehem_s_ArtWalk__.html

POTTSTOWN OPEN DOORS – September 10th

Saturday, September 10th

Pottstown Opens Its Doors to YOU!

Display of rescue/police/military vehicles

Classic Cars

Rescue demonstration including repelling off the high school building

 Come to Downtown Pottstown

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Opening ceremony with Pottstown Middle School Jazz Band at Smith Plaza-11:00 a.m.

Open Doors invites you for a visit:

Pottstown Regional Public Library

Tri-PAC

The Gallery on High

Pottsgrove Manor

Pottstown Karate Club

Carousel

Genesis Housing

Hill School Art Gallery

 Come to Pottstown High School

2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Kid activities

Over 30 organizational information tables

Display of police, fire, and military equipment

Free entertainment

Free food

Display of classic cars

7:00 p.m. Home Varsity Football Game – Pottstown vs. Pennwood (Admission to the game will be charged)

¨ Free entertainment

¨ Free trolley transportation

¨ Free food

¨ Giveaways

¨ Displays

¨ Tours

¨ Demonstrations

¨ Games & Activities for youngsters

¨ Moon Bounce & More!

Nostalgia Night Tonight – Pottstown Classics Monthly Show On High Street

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Nostalgia Nights Car Show
Saturday July 2, 2011
5-9 pm
ON HIGH STREET!

Newer cars now welcome. Bring any year car or light truck !

Park anywhere!

Bring out those modern muscle cars, custom rides and more !

Sorry..no motorcycles.

E-mail us if you have any questions.

$ 10.00 Vehicle Entrance fee applies for all show vehicles . Spectators: FREE 

 This show…..Live Music featuring Hat TRixx

Bring the kids to see Rainbow The Clown!