As they say, what a difference a day makes. Much warmer and the sun was around. We were actually getting hot sitting in Center Court watching semi-final matches. The big drawback today was MUD, MUD, MUD. We endured, despite the mud :). Great time!
The Pottstown Rumble is a great event. It showcases what’s best about Pottstown. It’s well run, people behave themselves, the police were visible, more food than you can shake a stick at (I was told by a player how awesome that is). Usually the players have to get their own food or maybe there are hot dogs. They felt this was a big plus. Especially healthy Vegan cuisine courtesy of iCreate Cafe to keep those athletes in tip-top shape!
The Rumble is a great four day event that pumps a lot of money into the local economy and spreads good will about Pottstown. Can’t put a price tag on good publicity!
Kudos to the Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department for taking great care of one of the best assets in town, Memorial Park!
The Pottstown Rumble is a 4-day fun-filled event – Thursday June 25 to Sunday, June 28, 2015. Along with amazing competition at all levels of the tournament, the Rumble offers plenty of other activities: food, music, and fun. The Rumble starts off Thursday with the Dream in Gold Clinic hosted by 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May with her Father Butch May – 1964 Olympian. Other instructors include high level volleyball players and coaches. Friday brings our Pottstown Rumble Juniors Grass Doubles Tournament ages 18 and under. Saturday morning starts off with a bang with a beefed up fireworks show as over 2,000 players eagerly wait to start their day. Saturday afternoon brings Women’s Pro Finals to center court while the Men’s Pro division wraps up Sunday afternoon competing for the $5,000 first place price. There will be gourmet food, clothing vendors, an on-site massage therapist, and high-energy music throughout the weekend!! All visitors welcome!!
All registrations are first come first serve! You will be notified prior to registering if you are NOT at the main field. Anyone registering after June 21 will be charged a late fee of $20 per entry, this includes walk-on’s if space is available. Walk-on’s will most certainly be playing on satellite fields.
For more information, check out their website: https://pottstownrumble.com/
LIMERICK TOWNSHIP, PA – Summer’s off to a flying start with the return of The Saucony Mile race down the airport runway this Friday.
The Chester County Running Store and the Saucony Shoe Company is hosting the run along the Heritage Field Airport landing strip in Limerick for the second year in a row. The address is 50 Airport Road, Pottstown.
The runway will be open to the community from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Friday for several mile-long races. Race divisions include elites, standard age groups and a kids’ category. About 200 people ran at last year’s event and race director Don Morrison is hoping to have just as great a turnout this year.
“It was very successful…we got a lot of response about how fun it was,” he said.
Calling all gardeners!
Mosaic Community Land Trust Community Gardens is hosting its 3rd Annual Garden Contest!
This year, the contest is BIGGER and BETTER than ever, offering up more than $2,500 is cash prizes and other gifts! More categories = more chances to take home a top prize! Newly added is our Neighborhood category where three or more houses can work on a garden project together for a change to win up to $800! And our Junior Gardener category (for entrants under 18 years old), giving them a chance to win up to $100 cash!
And best of all, we are pleased to announce that this year’s contest is open to all borough residents! Anyone living in the Borough of Pottstown can enter for a chance to win BIG!
Check out the Garden Contest Flyer and the Registration Form for more information.
A warm thanks to our sponsors, including Dick and Sally Heylmun of Pine Hill Tree Farms, Colonial Gardens and the Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation!
Blue Bell/Pottstown, PA— The Writers’ Club at Montgomery County Community College is accepting submissions for its 28th Annual Fiction and Poetry Contest now through 2 p.m. on March 12. Mailed entries must be postmarked by March 5. The contest has categories for both poetry and fiction for MCCC students, as well as for alumni/faculty/staff /community residents. Prizes include $100 for first place, $75 for second, $50 for third and to $25 for fourth in each category.
Entries should be submitted to Associate Professor Patricia Nestler, English Department, Parkhouse Hall, Room 458, Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. Emailed entries will not be accepted.
Guidelines for submitting poetry and fiction are as follows.
Submissions should be typed on 8.5 x11-inch paper; prose should be typed in in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins. The maximum length is 3,000 words.
Name, address, email address and phone number must be typed on a separate title page, along with the category letter and contest entered (A1 MCCC student poetry; A2 MCCC student fiction; B1 non-student poetry; B2 non-student fiction). MCCC students must include their ID numbers for categories A1 and A2. On each subsequent page, the title of the work should be typed in the upper right-hand corner with the last four digits of the phone number from the title page.
The contestant’s name should not appear on any page except for the title page, and all pages should be numbered and clipped together. Contestants may only submit one entry per category and entries will not be returned.
Winners will be notified by email, and entries will not be returned.
For information, call 215-641-6369.
Memorial Day weekend dance-a-THON. Check out Pottstown School District’s Save the Lights website. 50 couples needed to dance. $500 cash prize to the couple who spends the most time on the dance floor. Registration before May 14. Ages 9th grade to 100 years or older may register.
For more information, click here: http://www.pottstownschools.com/pottstown/In%20the%20Spotlight/Save%20the%20Lights%20dance%20marathon%20set%20for%20Memorial%20Day%20weekend,%20Mercury%205-6-14.html/_top
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Nearly 5,000 runners are expected to take part in Sunday’s inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, including participants from more than 30 states and five countries, two Olympians and four American men who have broken 48 minutes for the distance.
The race, which is staged by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc., will begin near Station Square at 9 a.m. Sunday and finish Downtown, using a route similar to the one used for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon. Participants will cross four bridges and go through the West End, North Side, Lawrenceville and the Strip District.
The addition of a $10,500 overall prize purse helped attract a strong field of elite runners, including Fernando Cabada, the former 25K American record holder, and three-time U.S. champion and Ian Burrell.
To visit their website, click here: http://pottstownclt.wordpress.com/ You can print out a full-sized application found under the Gardens page. The link is under the flyer.
“If the weathermen are right, this will be the coldest polar bear dive we’ve had in the series,” said Bill Krause, who organizes the event with his wife, Sue.
The swim will commence at 10:30 a.m. when the participants, who will all have to sign a waiver beforehand, will line up and dash into the Schuylkill River.
Running into the freezing river won’t be the only thing going on, however.