Ice Cream Festival In Philly July 17th

Do you scream for ice cream?  Have no plans for tomorrow?  Then take a trip to Philly’s Reading Terminal Market for the Annual Ultimate Philadelphia Ice Cream Festival sponsored by Bassetts Ice cream.

The festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm in Center Court and includes the following participants:

Bassetts Ice Cream (of course)

Miller’s Twist

Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream

Franklin Fountain

Bredenbeck’s Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor

Kreider Dairy Farms

Pure Gourmet (sorbet)

The event also features arts and crafts for the kids, live music, games, and more! WHYY will be on-hand with giveaways and Clifford the Big Red Dog to round out the fun.

For directions and more information:

http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/about/directions

Minor Earthquake Shakes DC

An earthquake, centered in Rockville, MD, shook the Washington DC Metro Area this morning around 5:00 am.  The quake measured 3.6 on the Richter scale and was the strongest to ever hit the area since record keeping began in 1974.

While the quake didn’t cause any major damage, local police and the US Geological Survey’s website we swamped with inquiries.  Many residents were startled by the seismic activity which is very rare in this area.

2010 Hottest Year On Record?

Each of the 10 warmest average global temperatures recorded since 1880 have occurred in the last fifteen years. The warmest year-to-date on record, through June, was 1998, and 2010 is warmer so far (note: although 1998 was the warmest year through June, a late-year warm surge in 2005 made that year the warmest total year). Analysis by the National Climatic Data Center reveals that June of 2010 was the warmest global average for that month on record, and is also the warmest year-to-date from January to June…..read the entire article at:

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100715_globalstats_sup.html

Interesting Website For Those Concerned About Revitalization

The website link below is a wealth of information and resources about urban renewal, smart growth, urban planning, sustainable communities, economic development etc… that can be applied right here in Pottstown.  Some Code Blue peeps are attending the Building One Pennsylvania event in Lancaster today.  This would be a great group to network with!  Good things are happening north of Pottstown that are worth emulating IMHO.

http://www.renewlv.org/