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Great feel good story about PHS students who are working with PDIDA as volunteers to keep downtown Pottstown looking great!
You can read the inspiring story here:
Lansdale is getting a new addition to their business district this fall. Round Guys Brewing (gotta love the name) has signed a lease as 324 Main St. in downtown Lansdale. In addition to beer the new establishment hopes to have a light food menu as well.
Round Guys will start being open weekends / holidays and go from there, as demand dictates.
The Mayor, Councilor and Code Enforcement have worked with the owners to make this a reality. (Imagine that)
Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to Lansdale’s leadership for helping to fill a vacant downtown building with a business that will attract people to their downtown.
To visit their website: http://www.roundguysbrewery.com/
This is today’s feel good story. It’s a pleasure to report on something positive happening to farmers in our state. Pennsylvania is still an agricultural powerhouse but farmers have it tough these days.
Two young brothers (Joshua and Nathan Crissinger) own a dairy farm in Dauphin County. In 2009 they scattered a bag of birdseed on an empty field to see what would grown. Sunflowers grew and ended up being sold for birdseed, which netted the two young men some extra money. This launched a whole new business for the duo but not the one you would think.
Last year, the brothers decided to plant sunflowers as a cash crop to convert into birdseed once again. Another fortunate event happened. The owner of a gigantic greenhouse complex in McAdoo made a business proposition to the brothers to buy their sunflowers. Not for birdseed but to sell as fresh-cut flowers.
Last year the brothers sold 17,000 fresh-cut sunflowers to the greenhouse in McAdoo.
This year Josh and Nathan planted 1.5 million sunflowers to be harvested and sold to the McAdoo greenhouse as fresh-cut flowers. Last year’s total harvest is now being shipped daily from the farm!
The feel good ending to the story is that Josh and his fiancée are to be married, in a gazebo surrounded by four acres of his sunflowers, in September!
Hosted by: Pottstown Family Center AND Rolling Hills Apartments
When: Fourth Wednesday of the Month
(starting in July; 7/27/11; 8/24/11; 9/28/11; 10/26/11; and 11/16/11)
(third week in November due to Thanksgiving)
Where: Rolling Hills Apartments (Community Room)
2120 Buchert Road, Pottstown, PA 19464
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Our playgroups are designed for parents with children age zero to five. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents with small children and talk about the joys and hardships of parenting. You will get to play with your child in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a snack too! THERE ARE LOTS OF FREE GIVEAWAYS EACH MONTH.
Call the Family Center to let us know you’ll be there at
Please spread the word to your friends and we hope to see you all there!