Daily Archives: August 23, 2013
“Wish Upon A Star” Fundraising Dinner Helps Make Dreams Come True For The Pottstown Cluster Of Religious Communities
The second annual Fundraising Dinner to benefit the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities will be held October 4, 2013 at the Berean Bible Church on High Street in Sanatoga. Tickets are $40 each, which includes a delicious dinner plus an entire evening of entertainment!
The night promises to be exciting, with an encore performance by Maggie Riker – who has performed in operas, musicals, concerts, and cabarets across the United States and Europe – this time being joined by her equally talented brother, Dave Heffner. Also returning to the stage is 12-year old Madison Kershner, a student from St. Aloysius School. The evening’s entertainment is rounded out with performances by The Sounds of Sunnybrook Dance Band and Chorale 33.
To keep the night running smoothly, John Armato, Director of Community Relations for the Pottstown School District, will once again emcee the program. Catering for this special event will be provided by Pottstown favorite, Bause Catered Events.
The event committee, chaired by Dr. Myra Forrest, is comprised of many talented women from the Greater Pottstown community: Terryl Andrews-Marsh, Sharon Basile, Sue Creswell, Doreen Duncan, Lesley Duall, Lois Georeno, Fran Heffner, Teri Hoffman, Lalena Kennedy, JoAnn McKiernan, Maggie Riker, Linda Voytilla and Carol Weitzenkorn.
Last year’s inaugural event raised over $20,000 in support of the PCRC’s programs and services; this year the committee has their sights set on raising over $25,000!
Corporate sponsorship opportunities and seating for the dinner are limited, and are selling quickly! For more information, or to purchase your tickets today, please visit www.pottstowncluster.org, or call (610) 970-5995.
The “Wish Upon a Star” Fundraising Dinner is the not-to-be-missed event of the year!
The Sunnybrook Foundation Is Looking For Volunteers
Volunteers are needed in the following areas: Volunteer Management, Ballroom Set Up (reset & tear-down), Greeters, Light Maintenance (especially housekeeping), & Mail Preparation.
Contact Thom Oehme at 484-624-5187 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer!
To learn more about Sunnybrook you can visit their website here: http://www.thesunnybrookballroom.net/
Broadway Cabaret – Lyric Fest On September 14th At Steel River Playhouse
A great evening out for only $29! For tickets click http://www.steelriver.org/current-season/2013-14_cabaret/ or contact the box office at 610-970-1199.
Federal Grand Jury Indicts PA Cyber Charter School Founder Nicholas Trombetta And His Accountant
Nicholas Trombetta, a onetime wrestling coach who founded the wildly successful PA Cyber Charter School, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a variety of fraud and tax charges.
A 41-page indictment made public this morning outlined the federal government’s allegations against Mr. Trombetta and his accountant, Neal Prence.
“This investigation is active and continues,” U.S. Attorney David Hickton said during a press conference this morning at the FBI field office on Pittsburgh‘s South Side.
Federal investigators tallied the amount they said Mr. Trombetta stole at $990,000.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/federal-grand-jury-indicts-pa-cyber-charter-school-founder-nick-trombetta-and-his-accountant-700493/#ixzz2coSV4x1p
Refinancing Deadline Extended Third Time For Lancaster County Convention Center
For the third time, the deadline for the refinancing of the Lancaster County Convention Center’s debt has loomed and for the third time the deadline has been extended.
On Thursday, board members of the Lancaster County Convention Center Authority approved a 120-day extension of the terms of the $64 million debt agreement. The September 3 deadline was extended to January 2.
County Commissioner Scott Martin has been negotiating on the authority’s behalf with Wells Fargo, the sole bond holder, on the terms of a subsequent agreement.
“We’re going to need some additional time to dot the i’s and cross the t’s,” authority board chairman Kevin Fry said in announcing the extension.
Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/886288_Refinancing-deadline-extended-third-time-for-Lancaster-County-Convention-Center.html#ixzz2coPiuDDR
Wilkes-Barre Council OKs ‘One-Strike’ Rental Ordinance
WILKES-BARRE — One strike. Two readings. Three speakers.
Mayor Tom Leighton’s plan to crack down on problem rental properties in Wilkes-Barre passed a second and final reading during a special council session Thursday night attended by a handful of residents, of whom only three spoke about the “one-strike” amendment to the city’s rental ordinance.
The ordinance will allow officials to shut down a property for six months if landlords and tenants know of criminal activity on the premises and fail to alert authorities. It will take effect Sept. 1.
“The intent is not to penalize landlords, but to increase dialogue,” said assistant city solicitor William E. Vinsko Jr., who drafted the legislation, which he called “another tool to curb drug activity and violence.”
Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/article/20130823/NEWS/130829985
Affleck To Play Batman In ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel
LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) – Ben Affleck will don Batman’s cape and cowl.
Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the 41-year-old actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together.
The studio said Affleck will star opposite 30-year-old Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman from “Man of Steel.” The movie will also feature “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.
The big-screen DC Comics superhero mash-up was first revealed by director Zack Snyder at last month’s Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/movies/20130822_ap_4931ce2116f14802865d8b8dbfe506a4.html#A6uOEpT5icKfzKJ8.99
Conditional Use Hearing By Council For 619-Unit Apartment Proposal In Conshohocken
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — Borough Council held a conditional use hearing Wednesday night on a proposal to build 619 apartments at 401 Washington Street proposed by the O’Neill Properties Group of Upper Merion.
The four buildings will have four stories of apartments built over a single level of parking. Part of the 10.7-acre parcel is located in the floodway of the Schuylkill River.
The conditional use was recommended by the Conshohocken Planning Commission with several land development requirements, said Christine Stetler, the borough Director of Community Development. Part of the parcel is located in Whitemarsh.
Attorney Edmund Campbell Jr., representing the developer, O’Neill Properties Group, said the conditional use would allow the walking trail, two storm water outfalls and several rain gardens to be built within 100 feet of the Schuylkill River bank.
Read more: http://www.timesherald.com/article/20130822/NEWS01/130829879/conditional-use-hearing-by-council-for-619-unit-apartment-proposal-in-conshohocken#full_story