Free Diabetes Program Comes To Pottstown Library Starting Today

Pottstown, PA – free informational diabetes program will be offered in Pottstown starting today.

The program is for adults diagnosed with diabetes and their families. Participants will attend two-hour classes that include discussions about diabetes, exercise and cooking demonstrations.

The free program called “Dining with Diabetes” will be offered every Friday in October starting with an informational and registration session today. The classes will be taught at the Pottstown Regional Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The library is located at 500 E. High St.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/lifestyle/20141002/free-diabetes-program-comes-to-pottstown-library-starting-today

MOSAIC Community Garden Manager To Facilitate Two Upcoming Workshops

ImageProxy (1)Laura Washington

Environmental Health & Safety Committee

Laura Washington is the Garden Manager for the Mosaic Community Land Trust.  As a certified herbalist, weight and lifestyle coach, and a Level 1 CrossFit trainer, Laura has a passion for organic foods, natural healing and physical activity.  She also serves as a board member for the Pottstown Karate Club.  As a member of the TCN Environmental Health & Safety Committee, Laura conducts organic gardening workshops for the community.  She will be facilitating two upcoming workshops this month.  One will be held on Friday, April 11th at 10:30 am at the Pottstown Seniors’ Center and a second workshop on April 22nd at 6:00pm at the Pottstown Regional Public Library.  “We are proud to have her as a member of the Committee,” stated Robyn Slater, committee co-chair.
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Pottstown Regional Public Library To Host Celtic Concert

Back by popular demand – Charlie Zahm – Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM

Charlie Zahm is one of the most sought-after Celtic singers on the East Coast.  Those who attended last year really enjoyed his concert. 

Admission is $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for ages 5-14.  Tickets can be obtained at the library or purchased at the door the night of the concert. 

The Pottstown Regional Public Library, 500 East High Street, Pottstown PA 19464

Contact:  610-970-6551

http://www.charliezahm.com/  

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Vision For Future Of Pottstown Ready For Public Feedback

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

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

POTTSTOWN, PA — It has been nearly three decades since Pottstown had a new comprehensive plan, but there is a draft on the drawing board right now that is ready for public review.

Crafted with the help of the Montgomery County Planning Commission, the current draft plan provides an overall vision for the community and suggests for how to implement that vision.

The draft calls for taking advantage of what Pottstown has — historic architecture and resources to attract heritage tourism; expanding the airport and railroad access; transitioning apartment units back to single-family ownership and appropriate development of multi-unit apartments.

Pottstown’s first Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1960.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140208/vision-for-future-of-pottstown-ready-for-public-feedback

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Opposition Builds To Library Funding Cut By Lower Pottsgrove Township

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montg...

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LOWER POTTSGROVE TOWNSHIP, PA — The township commissioners’ decision to reconsider its 2014 funding for the Pottstown Regional Public Library has resulted in a swelling of support for the library and a number of efforts to keep the funding intact.

Earlier this month when the Board of Commissioners reorganized, the new majority announced its intention to open up the 2014 budget adopted one month earlier and reduce funding to the Pottstown Regional Public Library on High Street.

Paradoxically, in December, Lower Pottsgrove had joined with both Upper Pottsgrove and Pottstown borough in increasing the allocation to the library for 2014.

In Lower Pottsgrove’s case, the commissioners had agreed in December to increase the annual allocation by $5,000 — up to $65,000.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140118/opposition-builds-to-library-funding-cut-by-l-pottstrove

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Pottstown Regional Public Library Funding Rescue May Lie With School Parents

POTTSTOWN PA – Can residents in the Lower Pottsgrove portion of the Pottsgrove School District do what they proved capable of five years ago this month: rescue the Pottstown Regional Public Library by encouraging the township Board of Commissioners to restore proposed funding cuts? The school board’s leader is hoping for it.

The library may literally be banking on it.

A majority of commissioners announced last Monday (Jan. 6, 2014), during their reorganization meeting, that they intended to conduct a Feb. 3 (Monday) hearing in part to consider cutting $10,000 in library funding from the township’s already approved 2014 budget. The library had been allocated to receive a $5,000 increase in Lower Pottsgrove’s contribution, from $60,000 annually in each of the past five years, to $65,000 this year.

The majority last week instead suggested it wants to now lower the donation to $55,000, eliminating the increase and another $5,000 as well. Those commissioners – board President Bruce Foltz, Vice President Stephen Klotz, and new member Shawn Watson – have indicated they would prefer to put more money into the police department and other priorities.

Read more: http://sanatogapost.com/2014/01/13/library-funding-rescue-may-lie-school-parents/

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New Lower Pottsgrove Board Wants To Cut Library Funding, Add Police

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montg...

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LOWER POTTSGROVE — New township commissioners’ Chairman Bruce Foltz is the first to acknowledge that he and the new majority on the board made a lot of changes in their first meeting of the year Monday night.

In fact, he said so in comments at the close of the meeting.

“We want the staff, fire department, solicitor, and commissioners to have the same goal; for the township to be user friendly,” said Foltz at the close of Monday’s re-organization meeting during which he was elected chairman and many of the immediate changes were implemented.

“We want to bring businesses into the township and have it not be a hassle, with all the back and forth, for our contractors and developers,” Foltz said.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140106/new-lower-pottsgrove-board-wants-to-cut-library-funding-add-police

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Help For Job Seekers At The Pottstown Regional Public Library

jobnowlogoIndividual Help Available at the Library

The reference desk in the library has two PCs dedicated to job seekers.  The Reference Librarian is available for consultation.  Other services include printing, scanning, and faxing.  A small cost-recovery fee applies to printing and faxing.

JobNow provides on-demand access to live, expert coaches for every stage of a paton’s job search.  JobNow includes Live Career Coaching,Career ResourcesExpert Resume Assistance, and the Adult Learning Center.

The Pottstown Regional Public Library is located at 500 East High Street in Pottstown.  

Click here to be taken to their website: http://ppl.mclinc.org/

Pottstown Regional Public Library Holiday Party

Fun for the whole family.

Saturday, December 8th at 1 pm 

Musical performance, snacks, and fun activities recognizing Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.

The event is FREE.  Please contact Leslie Stillings at 610-970-6551 for more details.

Pottstown Regional Public Library, 500 E. High St., Pottstown

Joint Fundraiser Benefits Two Pottstown Organizations

The second annual Books and Brushes Beef and Beer will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 6-9pm at the Ballroom on High. Named for the two organizations who founded the The Gallery School of Pottstown and the Pottstown Regional Public Library — this community fundraiser is a fun evening of great food and music. All proceeds will benefit the programs and ongoing operations of both organizations.

Popular Pottstown restaurant Grumpy’s will be catering, and the fundraiser will be held at the Ballroom on High, a great downtown venue. The Ballroom, at 310 E. High St. next to the Farmer’s Market, is also the home to SwingKats. Local DJ and MC extraordinaire Pete LaRosa is donating his time and talents to the fundraiser, so be ready to get out on the dance floor.

Tickets are only $20 and include hot roast beef sandwiches, pasta and veggie salads, beer and soft drinks, and homemade desserts. There will also be vegetarian wrap sandwiches available. Guests can purchase their tickets online at www.galleryonhigh.org or in person at the School at 254 E. High St. or the Library at 500 E. High St. The ticket deadline is Tuesday, August 7. No tickets will be available at the door.

The Gallery School of Pottstown is a 501c3 non-profit community art school and gallery. The School offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence. The Gallery on High hosts rotating shows featuring local artists. The Gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items. 

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!

The Gallery School Of Pottstown Partners With The Pottstown Regional Public Library

Pottstown, PA – The Gallery School of Pottstown Partners with the Pottstown Regional Public Library

On Saturday, August 13 from 6 – 9pm, Pottstown will be hopping! Two important Pottstown organizations–the non-profit Gallery School of Pottstown and the Pottstown Regional Public Library—will be hosting a joint fundraiser. The Books and Brushes Beef and Beer will feature local food and businesses and benefit the programs and ongoing operations of the community art school and the library.

The theme for this event is “local.” Popular Pottstown restaurant Grumpy’s will be catering, and the fundraiser will be held at the Ballroom on High, a great downtown venue.  The Ballroom, at 310 E. High St. next to the Farmer’s Market, is also the home to SwingKats. Pottstown’s own radio station WPAZ will be creating the soundtrack for the event, so bring your dancing shoes!

Tickets are only $20 and include hot roast beef sandwiches, pasta and veggie salads, beer and soft drinks, and homemade desserts. There will also be vegetarian wrap sandwiches available. Guests can purchase their tickets online at www.galleryonhigh.org, or in person at the School at 254 E. High St. or the Library at 500 E. High St.

The Gallery School of Pottstown is a 501c3 non-profit community art school and gallery. The School offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence. The Gallery on High hosts rotating shows featuring local artists. The Gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items.

Lincoln Elementary School Second Graders Learn About Pottstown

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

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It is always great to read stories like this.  Some of Pottstown’s second grade students learned about two import resources in their town – the Pottstown Regional Public Library (PRPL) and the Gallery School on High.  Both businesses are found on Pottstown’s main street, a few blocks apart, and both businesses can help Pottstown’s children learn and succeed.

Three teachers from Lincoln Elementary School Jill Bolonski, Heather Kurtz and Leslie Swartz took their students on an all day field trip to the PRPL and the Gallery School.  To read about what all the students did, click here:

http://pottstownschools.com/pottstown/In%20the%20Spotlight/LINCOLN%20ELEMENTARY%20STUDENTS%20EXPLORE%20%93IN%20TOWN%20CLASSROOM%94/

Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to those awesome teachers at Lincoln!

Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to the Pottstown Regional Public Library and the Gallery School for being incredibly welcoming and tremendous educational assets in Pottstown.

Links to the PRPL and Gallery School are found on the homepage of this blog under the category Important Pottstown Sites on the right side of your screen.

Pottstown To Showcase Itself In Community Open House September 11th

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

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This Saturday Pottstown will be the place to be!  From 11 am until 3 pm activities galore will be taking place in Smith Plaza and throughout Pottstown.  The party moves to Pottstown Senior High School from 3 pm until 6 pm with even more activities.    

This idea has been a long time coming!  Let’s muster all our civic pride and be proud of Pottstown, put our best foot forward and say positive things this Saturday.    

Click on the link below to read Evan Brandt’s article about what exactly is going on, where and when!    

http://www.pottstownmercury.com/articles/2010/09/07/news/srv0000009304288.txt