Harrisburg Authority Plays Tooth Fairy To City

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The Harrisburg Authority has unanimously approved a payment to financially distressed Harrisburg City in the amount of $3.8 million dollars! 

The Authority, you may remember from earlier posts, created the $288 million dollar debt on the incinerator which has all but sent the capital city of Pennsylvania to the poor-house.  By some stroke of luck or Divine Intervention, the Authority has funds a-plenty in its water division.  The Authority is assuring the public that their “gift” to Harrisburg will not raise water rates for 2011, exhaust reserves or threaten capital projects

Seems only fitting that the Authority comes up with the money.  This infusion of capital reduces the city’s year-end deficit to a more manageable $1 million dollars. 

The $3.8 million dollars will be used toward city payroll and a big stack of unpaid bills!

Kudos to The Authority for doing the right thing by the citizens of Harrisburg!

Philadelphia Daily News Top 10 Suburban Football Teams

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The Philadelphia Daily News released their Top Ten Suburban Football Teams list.  While no Pottstown area high school made the top ten, Boyertown (9-2) and Pottsgrove (9-2) were listed as Under Consideration.  I guess that’s like an honorable mention.  Kudos to Pottsgrove and Boyertown for their excellent seasons.

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‘8 X 8 = 50’ Art Show And Sale Benefits Allentown School District Arts Program

Nov. 18 event will feature 8-inch art by students, teachers, alumni of William Allen High School arts program.

Allentown, PA (Nov. 15, 2010) – Eight-inch-square canvases in a wide variety of styles and media will be on display at “8X8=50,” a Nov. 18 art show and sale in support of the Allentown Academy of the Arts, at William Allen High School.

More than 50 canvases will be on sale at the show for $50 each. Funds will go to student programs of the Academy of the Arts, William Allen’s “school within a school” offering Allentown School District students instruction in theatre, dance, music and visual arts.

Canvases have been created by students, teachers and alumni of the Academy as well as artists from the community and local colleges and universities, all of whom are interested in supporting arts education in the Allentown School District.

“Work for this event is exceptional,” says Joan Gaydos, president of the Allentown Academy of the Arts Alliance, The Arts Academy advisory board that sponsors the event. “The strong support received from within the community demonstrates how important the youth of Allentown and the arts in public education are.”

The exhibit includes canvases by Jim Musselman, Jill Pecklum, John Gaydos, Ann Lalik, Rudy Ackerman, Lucy Gans, Heather Sincavage, and many more.

The exhibit and sale will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Antonio Salemme Foundation, 542 Hamilton St., Suite 208. Purchases may be taken at 6 p.m

Pennsylvania Government Technology Commission – Strengthening Pennsylvania

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“In September, The Pennsylvania Government Technology Commission was formed specifically to help the Governor-elect and General Assembly tackle the greatest challenges facing Pennsylvania government.”……

This article is worth the read and hopefully this new commission will help Pennsylvania move forward and fulfill its potential!


Monday Morning Nature Clip – Pennsylvania Elk Herd

Watch a three-minute video featuring part of the Pennsylvania Elk herd near Benezette in Elk County.  Around the 1 minute mark the first Alpha male appears.  Later on an even bigger male comes along.  Very impressive racks.