CPR Events Calendar and Pottstown Police Witness Training‏

Greetings All!

The year is starting off with gusto!  Within the next few months there several events coordinated to keep us (the community) engaged in crime prevention and positive community development.  Please select the link to CPR’s Calendar of Events to view the entire calendar.  For March the Pottstown Police have developed a free Witness Training Program, giving the community the tools to recognize suspicious behavior and capture the important details that help them police more effectively.  Let’s start this spring out right and set a precedent in our community that Drugs, Crime and Violence will not be tolerated.
Starting in April, the Pottstown Police are sponsoring a Civilian Police Academy for borough residents.  They are currently accepting applications and this just looks awesome!   Check out the link to PPD for more details. http://www.truenet.net/pottstownpd/Civ%20Pol%20Acad.htm
Remember, MOST IMPORTANT component of a Neighborhood Watch organization is COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, so please stay involved and don’t lose hope.

Here’s a Preview of our calendar:

Friday, March 18, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Wi tness Training by Pottstown Police | Borough Hall (3rd Floor Council Chambers)

Friday, April 15, 2011
7:00pm – 7:45pm
Neighborhood Watch Meeting | PAL Bldg (146 King St.)

Sunday, April 17, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Womens Self Defense | 21 N. Hanover St. (Pottstown Karate Club)

Saturday, May 21, 2011
10:00p am – 2:00pm
Park Garden Planting | Washington/Chestnut St. Park

Saturday, June 4, 2011
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Science in the Park | Washington/Chestnut St. Park

Viva Pottstown!

Pottstown Borough Ward Meeting – Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

TriCounty Performing Arts Center, 245 East High Street, Pottstown, PA – Room A – 2nd floor

Residents are invited to present concerns to the Borough Manager and Department Heads in an informal setting and to give residents an update of what’s happening in the Borough.

Pottstown Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

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The Borough of Pottstown will begin accepting applications for the Pottstown Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program on Monday, March 14th, 2011.

The Pottstown Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program is a cooperative effort between the Borough of Pottstown and Genesis Housing Corporation, Inc. Based on applicant eligibility and available funding, grants are available for major capital improvements and repairs to owner occupied dwellings in the Borough of Pottstown. Assistance has been provided by the Montgomery County Department of Housing & Community Development. A maximum of $40,000 per home is available, and requires the filing of an 8-year forgivable lien placed on the property.

For more information:  http://www.pottstown.org/pottstown-oohrp.html


Philadelphia Posts Net Gain In 2010 Census

Logo for the 2010 United States Census.

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For the first time in 50 years, Philadelphia showed a net population gain in the 2010 census.  This is very good news for our largest city. 

City living is becoming popular among young people and many cities are courting this new emerging “urban dweller” market.  The longing for the suburbs and a McMansion is evidently losing some market share with younger people and older folks who are downsizing and moving into walkable urban areas for convenience.

Philadelphia’s out-migration has finally ended and the city showed a net gain of 8,456 people.  The official population of Philadelphia is 1,526,006 residents.  While this is not a huge gain, compared to other decades when the city lost 50,000 to 100,000 residents at a clip, this is important.

Census numbers decide things like our state’s number of representatives in Congress and how much money we get from the federal government for various programs.

I hope other cities in Pennsylvania have some encouraging numbers as well.

TriCounty Community Membership Meeting

TriCounty Community Network Membership Meeting

Tuesday, March 15, 8am-10am

Montgomery County Community College, West Campus

South Hall, 1st Floor, Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown


Do you deliver groceries or prescriptions to a homebound parent?

Do you provide transportation for doctors’ appointments?

Do you make phone calls to coordinate services for a loved one? 

Do you provide care for a parent, child, elderly or chronically ill family member?

Then you are one of 44 million informal caregivers.  This meeting is for you!

This expert panel will provide valuable information and answer your questions.

Caregivers Support Panel

Robert M. Slutsky, Esq., Elder Law & Estate Planning – Elder Care Law

Angela Boyer, MSW, Hospice Manager, TriCounty Home Health & Hospice – Hospice Care

Celeste Faux, Supervisor, Montgomery County Aging & Adult Services – Government Support Programs

Shirlee Barlow, Managing Director, Columbia Cottage Assisted Living – Options of Care

Susan Cleaver, Creative Living Coach – Self Care for the Caregiver

Presented by the TCN CARE Program

Please RSVP by Friday, March 11.  Call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2.

Special thanks to our breakfast sponsor

High Street Music Company

Partnering to improve health, social and environmental conditions.

TriCounty Community Network

260 High Street, Pottstown, PA  19464

TCN Information & Questions – 610-705-3301, Extension 2
First Call Information & Referral Service – 610-705-3301, Extension 3