Pottstown: 2 Fires Displace 3 Families

POTTSTOWN — Sunday was far from a day of rest for area firefighters after two fires broke out, gutting two homes and damaging another.

The first fire occurred around 7 a.m. in a twin home building in Union Alley at the 300 block of Evans Street.

According to Pottstown Fire Chief Richard Lengel, the fire was sparked by someone cooking on a stove. He said the building was a loss.

No one was injured but 16 people were displaced by the blaze.

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Homeowners Flock To Sunnybrook For Return Of Pottstown Home Show

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Back where it belongs!

POTTSTOWN — For people looking to redesign, upgrade or get new ideas for their upcoming projects, the Pottstown Home Show has a lot to offer.

But you better hurry because the event ends today at 5 p.m.

On Friday, the home show returned to the Sunnybrook Ballroom after a short hiatus.

“We are excited to be back,” said Eileen Gilbert, director of operations for the show. “This is where the home show was born in 1952 and it is where we would like to be.”

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Albert R. Boscov’s Impact Stretches Beyond Berks, And Beyond Business

English: Boscov's Department Store in the Exto...

English: Boscov’s Department Store in the Exton Square Mall. Built c. 1998 as an expansion to the mall, it displaced the Zook House which was on the NRHP in Chester County, PA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Even in a city famous for its entertainers, Albert R. Boscov stands out.

Twice a year Boscov heads to Las Vegas for the country’s biggest consumer-goods trade show, held in the city’s convention center.

The building is packed with almost 3,000 vendors selling everything from diamond rings to dog food.

Boscov is one of 45,000 retailers who attend.

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