A Petition To Control Blight In Pottstown

If you are interested in building a better Pottstown, please click on the link below and sign the petition to control blight!  The petition will go to the following people:

  • Governmental persons that can control blight in Pottstown, PA! (Pottstown Judges and Pottstown Codes Dept.)
  • PA State House (Rep. Tom Quigley)
  • PA State Senate (Senator John Rafferty)
  • Agency responsible for subsidized housing violations (Montgomery County Housing Authority)


Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, October 15 & 16 In Blue Bell

Embrace the beauty of fine craft and hand-crafted works of art, all locally and regionally created, one by one, by over 70 master craftsmen and women.

The Fall Fine Craft Fair is the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s most popular outdoor/indoor festival, and is held on October 15 & 16 at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA.  This annual event brings together thousands of loyal art patrons and craft collectors in search of flawless contemporary and traditional crafts…

For more information, click here: http://www.pacrafts.org/fine-craft-fairs/october/

Pottsgrove Manor, October 22 “An Apple a Day – the Colonial Way!”

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania — Enjoy autumn at Pottsgrove Manor with “An Apple a Day, the Colonial Way” on Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Pottsgrove Manor’s staff and volunteers will demonstrate some of the ways our colonial ancestors used apples. Learn how apples would be made into hard cider, and try your hand at working the cider press. Watch the colonial cooks as they make apple butter and other historic apple recipes. Young visitors can make themed crafts to take home.

At 1:00 pm, master gardener Jane Irvin-Klotz will present a talk called “Apples: They Built America,” which will explore the importance of apples to early Americans, including the man we know as Johnny Appleseed.

In addition to the demonstrations and activities, the first floor of the manor house will be open for self-guided tours, and the museum shop will be open all day. Apple cider and cookies will also be available for purchase.

A donation of $2 per person is suggested for this program.

Pottsgrove Manor, home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown,Pennsylvania.  Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks and Heritage Services Department. 

Regular museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tours are given on the hour; last tour of the day begins as 3:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610.326.4014. For more information and a full calendar of events, visit us on the web at http://historicsites.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor

or http://www.facebook.com/PottsgroveManor.

Pennsylvania Fall Foliage News

Click on the link below if you are looking for information about fall foliage viewing in Central Pennsylvania:


2010 Crime Stats Released For Berks County And Reading

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The 2010 crime statistics for Berks County and the City of Reading have been released.  The stats show a drop in violent crime but a rise in property crimes (probably due in part to the recession).  The city and county also showed a decrease in the overall number of crimes reported.

The report is a mixed bag of news as violent crime is on the rise in Berks county but decreasing in the City of Reading.  To read the article from the Reading Eagle, click here: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=336977

Schuylkill River Festival, Saturday, October 8th, Pottstown

The 2011 Schuylkill River Festival in Pottstown will be held this Saturday, October 8th from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Fine art, crafts, kid’s activities, music and food.  Native American Dancing and displays, cultural exhibits from various groups, and Environmental Conservation and Preservation Displays.

The Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show and Sale, featuring original 85 works from regional artists, will be open throughout the day at Montgomery County Community College‘s Art Gallery, at 16 W. High Street.

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area will also host a Schuylkill River Trail information table with free full-color maps to anyone signing up for our email updates.

New this year will be a geocaching table, sponsored by Vintage Connections, with guided geocaching hunts at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.  You can take the 2011 Schuylkill River Trail Geocaching Adventure and enter to win a gift basket with wine, books and other items from the Schuylkill River Heritage Area and Vintage Connections.

Friendly’s Files For Bankruptcy – Closes 63 Restaurants

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Another victim of a bad economy is Friendly’s.  The chain has closed 63 restaurants, including their Coventry Mall location in Pottstown.

No other locations have been listed for closure so hopefully Shoemaker Road in Pottstown is safe!

Click the link below to see a complete list of closed locations, by state: