Pottstown Councilor Jody Rhoads Is Looking For A Few Good Men And Women To Run For Pottstown Borough Council

Next year there will be four Pottstown Borough Council seats up for grabs:  Wards 1, 3, 5 and 7.  As many people know Jody is not a politician.  He is a life-long resident who truly cares about Pottstown and has been trying to make things better since taking office four years ago as Sixth Ward Councilor. 

Councilor Rhoads just won a landslide re-election and will be in office another four years.  We need more people on council like Jody.  We need concerned citizens who want to do the right thing by Pottstown, not bobbleheads who go along with whatever their party tells them to do!  We need independent thinkers and doers in leadership positions if Pottstown is ever to turn the corner, clean up its act and revitalize.  One maverick on council can’t get things done.  We need four people with a like-minded vision to get the job done!

If you are interested, talk to Jody and see what’s involved with being a councilor!  He knows the ropes after serving four years!  Start attending council meetings or committee meetings to see exactly why Pottstown is not moving forward!  It’s a question of leadership!  The right leadership WILL move Pottstown forward!

Lancaster’s Lemon Street Expands Downtown To The North With Stores, Markets And Apartments

Editor’s note:  Lancaster is leading the way as a highly walkable urban community.  Continued development to bring people and businesses downtown is paying big dividends.
Fifteen years ago, real estate developer Ed Drogaris sought to breathe life into a mostly moribund block on North Prince Street.
His Prince Street Center project eventually redeveloped two vacant tobacco warehouses and a former car dealership.
They became 130,000 square feet of residential, commercial, retail and restaurant space.
In recent years, his efforts have shifted to the corner of the block.

10 Despicable Doughnuts

A jelly donut that was bought at Dunkin' Donut...

A jelly donut that was bought at Dunkin' Donuts in Brooklyn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  You’re starting with Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Crumb – just click on the read more link and keep hitting next to see them all!  You can see the list on the left-hand side of the screen under Morning Gut Busters once you click on read more! 

Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Crumb Donut

500 calories, 18 g fat, 350 mg sodium, 52 g sugar

The addition of blueberries may sound wholesome, but don’t be fooled. This sickeningly sweet treat packs 500 calories and 52 grams of sugar—or the equivalent of 20 Hershey’s Kisses.

Read more: http://fitbie.msn.com/eat-right/tips/10-despicable-doughnuts/tip/1

Lower Macungie Mapping Out Ambitious Greenway Plan

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lehigh County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lehigh County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Budd Coates dreams of one day jogging continuously along pathways and parks through Lower Macungie without the need to compete with traffic cluttering streets and highways in one of the Lehigh Valley‘s most populated municipalities.

“Not to pick on anyone,” Coates said, “but Lower Macungie is so fragmented with some of these developments, you not only can’t get from one development to another in anything other than a car, you can’t get from one block to another.”

The avid Emmaus runner’s wish may not seem that far-fetched. Lower Macungie is in the process of mapping out an ambitious environment-protecting greenway plan, complete with a network of trails that would help connect the 22 1/2 –square-mile township’s neighborhoods to nearby municipalities and to surrounding parks, schools and other landmarks.

Forming the spine of the system would be 18 miles of trails that would follow the Little Lehigh and Swabia creeks.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-lower-macungie-greenway-plan-20120414,0,6389307.story

Yes Is Coming To The Sands Bethlehem Event Center

A groundbreaking English progressive rock band that over the past 40 years has produced 13 gold and platinum albums and a half-dozen Top 40 hits will play at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in July, it was just announced.

Yes, which had the triple-platinum album “90125” and No. 1 song “Owner of a Lonely Heart” in 1983, will play at the event enter July 18, the venue has announced.

Tickets, at $49.50, $65 and $85, will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 20 at www. sandseventcenter.com or www.livenation.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the event center box office at the Shoppes at the Sands mall at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.

Read more: http://blogs.mcall.com/lehighvalleymusic/2012/04/groundbreaking-prog-rockers-to-play-sands-bethlehem-event-center.html

Woman’s Body Found In Burning Car In Greenwich Township, Berks County

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

State police have identified the woman found dead in her car this morning after firefighters extinguished flames that engulfed the car in the parking lot of a restaurant near Interstate 78 in northeastern Berks County.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=380057