NEW YORK (AP) — If there is a “best-of” list for music this year, it’s a safe bet to put Adele on top. Billboard has declared her the No. 1 artist of 2011. Rihanna was No. 2, followed by Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne. The list, announced Friday, takes into account album sales, charting singles, radio airplay and other factors.
All I can say is it’s about time!
Camden Mayor Dana Redd announced today that she was moving forward with a county takeover of the city’s police force following a recent spike in crime that has prompted questions about the city’s ability to police itself.
The announcement followed months of silence on the subject of whether Camden would enter into a policing agreement with Camden County, which has been pushing the creation of a regionalized police force spanning the suburbs and the city since early this year.
Construction crews are busy building a new Sonic Drive-In at the Swede Square Shopping Center in East Norriton Township. The new fast food restaurant is expected to open January 12th.
Sconic is looking to employ up to 100 people. Those interested in being paid to be part of the fun can visit the Sonic Job Center at 2953 Swede Rd., East Norriton, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Applicants can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, or attend a job fair at Swede Square on Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“The job fair is where we do the primary hiring … cooks, carhops, people to take orders, drink makers, managers and assistant managers,” said Welsh, standing in what will be the first of its kind for a Sonic — an enclosed patio room.
For more information: http://www.timesherald.com/article/20111209/FINANCE01/111209608/1004
The Downingtown Christmas Parade will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th and will run along Lancaster Avenue. For more information, call 610-269-4203 or visit their website www.dtownchristmas.com
The Coatesville Lukens Historic District Holiday House Tour will take place today, December 9th from 4pm to 7pm. The event is free. Donations are requested. For more information, call 610-384-9282 or check out their website www.lukensnhd.org.
Only in Pottstown! Our illustrious Missy Mayor, Bonnie Heath is upset with Pottstown’s new $38.9 million budget. In an effort to cut frivolous expenditures and luxuries we cannot afford, her $300.00 Mayor’s budget was reduced to $50.00. Well cry me a big fat river! I find this absolutely amazing for several reasons:
a. Bonnie was whining about eating “fuel costs” for attending events. Excuse me, but the last time I checked, driving around a 5 square-mile borough does not exactly use much gas. You might consider buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle if gas to drive around Pottstown is such a strain on your budget. You already require a free ticket to attend an event! Or better yet, don’t make unauthorized and secret trips to Norristown to undermine binding votes of Council you disagree with. That would save a couple bucks!
b. Does the totally ceremonial position of mayor even need a “budget” to be a ribbon-cutter and baby-kisser? I think not!
c. Considering the state of the economy and the state of Pottstown; does this petty whining about $250.00 seem out of touch with reality to anyone else? People are starving, a large percentage of PSD students are on reduced or free lunch, homes are being foreclosed, jobs are hard to come by and our mayor has the chutzpah to carp about her “budget” being cut when we are trying to avoid raising taxes!
Two Roy’s Rants thumbs down for this selfish behavior from a public servant. Why don’t you try being part of the solution instead of being part of the problem, Bonnie!
For the first time in its 99-year history, the Reading Symphony Orchestra will perform Handel’s “Messiah,” along with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and soloists, led by RSO music director Andrew Constantine, Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Sovereign Performing Arts Center.
The soloists will be soprano Janice Chandler Eteme, mezzo-soprano Jan Wilson, tenor Duane Moody and baritone Robert Cantrell.