Pottstown Halloween Parade Planned, Funds Needed

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

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

POTTSTOWN, PA — With civic groups working to make Pottstown “the place to be” for Halloween, it would be remiss not to mention the event that got it all started — the Halloween Parade.

As Halloween-parade lovers may recall, last year’s parade almost didn’t happen when it was revealed that the organizers did not have the fee waiver they thought they had from borough council.

Council eventually agreed to pay half the fee for police overtime services to $2,500, but it was a scramble to come up with the money.

Dick Frantz is the Pottstown Rotary Club’s point man on parade matters and he said the club, which co-sponsors the parade with the Pottstown AMBUCS, hopes to avoid that last minute scramble this year.

Rad more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20131006/pottstown-halloween-parade-planned-funds-needed

10th Carousel Of Flavor A Hit In Pottstown

Picture 584Editor’s note:  Nice mention of iCreate Cafe in the article as a first time participant.  We enjoyed the Carousel of Flavor again this year. The carousel itself is looking great.  They are making excellent progress toward completing it.  A very large event that showcases Pottstown in a positive light.

POTTSTOWN, PA — In its 10th year, the Carousel of Flavor proved to be a hit again.

“Word’s getting out,” said the event’s chairman, Miles Feather.

A board member of the Pottstown Carousel, the long-term project to bring a carousel as an attraction for the borough, Feather said 20 restaurants took part in the event this year, three more than last year.

That included nine different new establishments from the year before to go along with some of the standbys, such as The Very Best and Grumpy’s.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20130923/10th-carousel-of-flavor-a-hit

Pottstown Rumble Deserves Local Support

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

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

Editor’s note:  We agree!!!

If there was ever a time to come out and support the Pottstown Rumble, this is it.

The Rumble is an annual grass tournament in Pottstown started more than 20 years ago by a group of volleyball enthusiasts.

The group, led by by Ken Kaas, worked tirelessly to grow the tournament, starting with some nets in Memorial Park to become the largest grass tournament on the East Coast.

Kaas and his cadre of volunteers got business sponsors to make the pot of prize money attractive to some of the best volleyball players in the country, some from other countries as well.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130618/OPINION01/130619259/pottstown-rumble-deserves-local-support-#full_story

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Event To Be Observed In Pottstown

The TCN Homeless Services Program will commemorate National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day with a Candlelight Ceremony remembering those who have passed away in the region this past year.

 

Thursday, December 20, 5pm-6:30pm

Smith Family Plaza

100 E. High Street, Pottstown

 

Please bring new men’s sweat socks & long johns to help keep someone warm this winter.

For more information, call 610-705-3301 or email homeless@tcnetwork.org.

Pottstown Carousel Of Flavor Big Hit, Large Crowd

Yesterday’s Ninth Annual Carousel of Flavor in Pottstown was a smashing success.  The very large crowd was happily eating, listening to live music and people were catching up with old friends they kept running into.  The weather, in the upper sixties, was perfect to work up an appetite.

Pottstown needs to do a large downtown event at least six times a year to draw people into the borough.  If there is something worthwhile going on, people will show up; as evidenced by the thousands who came out yesterday to enjoy themselves.

We were happy to see former Pottstown Borough Manager Jason Bobst in attendance.  Jason looked well-rested and refreshed as he greeted the many people who were clearly glad to see him.  Evidently his new job is agreeing with him!  We think that showed a great deal of character for Jason to show up and support Pottstown.  How many borough councilors were there yesterday?  I didn’t see any.  I only saw the mayor.

Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to make yesterday’s event a huge success!

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Body Unnoticed In Pottstown Park For 8 To 12 Hours

Editor’s note:  It’s rather hard to believe that a dead body could be a few hundred feet away from Borough Hall, the Brick House and in view of High Street and nobody noticed?  Is the homeless problem so bad that we just ignore someone lying on the ground in a public place?  If the woman died where she was photographed, how could she have been there that long and nobody thought something was wrong?

POTTSTOWN, PA — The woman whose lifeless body was found lying near the fountain in Smith Family Plaza Thursday evening has been identified by the county coroner who said she was likely there for 8 to 12 hours before someone alerted authorities.

Dr. Walter I. Hofman said the woman has been identified as 49-year-old Cynthia Atkinson, believed to be homeless.  Hofman said no next of kin has been identified.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120622/NEWS01/120629763/body-unnoticed-in-pottstown-park-for-8-to-12-hours

Body Found In Pottstown Borough Hall Park

POTTSTOWN, PA — The body of a woman was found in Smith Family Plaza Thursday evening.

A passerby alerted police to the discovery about 6:45 p.m. and investigating officers found the woman dead by the fountain on the park on High Street, opposite Pottstown Borough Hall.

Police had not identified the body as of 8 p.m., although they estimated her age to be about 40.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120622/NEWS01/120629801/body-found-in-pottstown-borough-hall-park

TriCounty Community Network Holds Community Awareness Event:

WHAT:  TriCounty Community Network’s (TCN) Homeless Services Program, which consists of 25 local organizations, is hosting a community awareness event titled, “Rethink Homelessness” on November 30. As the temperature drops and the holiday season begins, many individuals in our area are homeless and are without food. The goal of the event is to draw awareness to this devastating problem affecting many in our community and offer ways our community can work together to help our homeless neighbors in need. TCN’s Homeless Services Program Committee is already connecting homeless individuals with agencies that can provide a successful continuum of care. Members of TCN’s Homeless Services Program Committee will lead the event and introduce formerly homeless individuals who will share their difficult journey.

WHO:  TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions.  Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, C.A.R.E. (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, SAFE (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development.  For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org

WHEN:          Wednesday, November 30, 2011

                            12:00 – 1:00 PM

WHERE:        Smith Family Plaza

                             100 East High Street

                             Pottstown, PA

COST:               Free

RSVP:               Members of the media should RSVP to Karen Higgins, A&E Communications, at khiggins@aandecomm.com or 610-831-5723. 

 Partnering to improve health, social and environmental conditions.

 

TriCounty Community Network

260 High Street, Pottstown, PA  19464

610-705-3301
www.TCNetwork.org

@TCN_Pottstown

First Annual Pottstown Pet Fair – September 24, 2011

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

9 AM to 2 PM

(Free Public Event)

Smith Family Plaza

In front of Pottstown Borough Hall

Downtown Pottstown 

Spaces are available at no charge to any rescue or

non-profit groups 

Commercial Vendors will be charged $10.00 per 6ft space 

You must supply your own table and chairs. 

Please pass this flyer along to any interested parties. 

To reserve your spot please contact Bill Sharon

via email at: bsharon@pottstown.org