“An Apple A Day -The Colonial Way” – Oct 22 At Pottsgrove Manor

Pottstown, PA – Enjoy autumn at historic Pottsgrove Manor with “An Apple a Day, the Colonial Way” on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11:00 am to 3:00

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Pottsgrove Manor’s staff and volunteers will demonstrate some of the ways apples were used in colonial days. Learn how apples would be made into both sweet and hard cider, and try working the cider press. Watch the colonial cooks as they make historic apple recipes. Young visitors can make themed crafts to take home.

There is a suggested donation of $2.00 per person for this program. The manor house will be open for guided tours on the hour of the site’s current exhibit, “Potts and Family: Colonial Consumers,” and visitors are welcome to shop in the museum store.

Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Regular museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Tours begin on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm.

Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and

Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department. For more information, please call

610-326-4014, or visit the website at www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor. Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor.

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Calling All Volunteers!‏

Night Hike was awesome!

Nothing but rave reviews for an awesome program planned and carried out by Spark the Wave students! If you missed it be sure to join us next year!

Calling All Volunteers!!

Saturday, October 31st, Sunday, November 1st

Saturday, November 7th & 14th

Come anytime between 10am to 3pm

We’ll be planting lots of trees and shrubs along Penn’s Woods Trail and can use all the help we can get! Bring shovels and other large digging tools if you have them. Hope to see you there!

Suburban Life: County Farm Markets, Stands Offer Variety Of Gourds For Carving, Baking

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County

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

Fall is here, and that means its time to begin thinking about the season’s fruits, vegetables and decorations.

Fresh-picked apples are available from mid-August through mid-November. And while pears and watermelons should be around through the first part of October, you probably won’t find corn, beans and tomatoes after the middle of September.

Pumpkins and gourds are now out in full force, along with other fall decorations including Indian corn, hay bales, corn stalks and mums.

York County has a wealth of locally owned markets and stands where you can find fall fruits, vegetables and family activities.

Read more: http://www.ydr.com/community/ci_26583752/suburban-life-pumpkins-gourds

The Pumpkin House – Kenova, WV

A friend of mine suggested that something like this would make a great festival for Pottstown.  As many residents recall, tractor trailer loads of pumpkins made their way into Pottstown every fall to become Mrs. Smith’s pumpkin pie, before the company was sold.  She suggested in addition to the pumpkin carving that a “pumpkin toss” might be fun when the pumpkin viewing was all over.

Several locations come to mind, Memorial Park or Riverfront Park would be at the top of the list.

This would be a great “homage” to Pottstown’s past.  Pumpkin parade, pumpkin queen, Pumpkin 5K and the list goes on and on 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kenovas-Famous-Griffith-Pumpkin-House/278830822139142

Woman, 30, Plunges To Death In Philly

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Philadelphia ...

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

Somehow, the cellphone slipped out of her hand.

Ngoc Tran Vo, a 30-year-old beauty with a checkered past, was on a 12th-floor balcony of the Residences at Dockside in the wee small hours Friday, looking south on the Delaware River, when her phone tumbled to a patio eight floors below.

Vo, and the man whose apartment she was visiting, called security from the posh condominium and asked them to retrieve the device, said police Capt. Laurence Nodiff, of South Detectives.

“They said they could do it at a reasonable time, but it wasn’t even 4 a.m.,” he said.  “They couldn’t disrupt the sleep of anybody who was in the [fourth floor] apartment.”

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Woman_30_plunges_to_death.html#752BlWWjbeIMLqzs.99

Pennsylvania Fall Foliage News

Click on the link below if you are looking for information about fall foliage viewing in Central Pennsylvania:

http://www.wgal.com/news/29397588/detail.html

A Good October Poem :)

Oz

I know a brute
who eats rotten fruit,
farmers hogs
and occasionally stray dogs.

He doesn’t make a fuss
over sores that pus,
or body odor so foul
it’s like a hundred dead owls.

His revolting smile
makes my stomach churn bile.
His gums have begun oozing,
it’s my lunch that I’m losing.

His breath could rot wood
and kill Red Riding Hood.
Bring strong men to their knees
begging spare their lives please.

His hair has more lice
than a sewer has mice.
His hands comb like big rakes
then it snows with great flakes.

Sometime he farts a great melody,
but usually it’s silent and deadly.
He can belch a great chorus
and clear an acre of forest.

But he’s not unhappy in the least
since his wife’s the Wicked Witch of the East.
Wasn’t she squashed by a house you say?
Yes, so he killed Scarecrow and used all his hay.

Then Cowardly Lion who just got his courage,
was all chopped up and added to the porridge.
Dorothy and Toto were next on the list,
so he ground them to a pulp with his big giant fist.

What about the Tinman, what happened to him?
Well he’s the brute I’m talking about, his name is Tim.
He wore the costume so all would not see,
the monster inside who just wanted to live free.

So how do I know him, am I his friend?
No, I’m just a fly on the wall whose life’s coming to an end.
Heed my warning; you’re not in Kansas anymore.
This land of Oz hides grisly creatures galore.

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By: Jessica Schmidt

It Feels Like Fall

Definitely a chilly morning here in the North End.  My neighbor is mowing his lawn and I am wrapped up in a blanket, LOL!  I think we are finally having some fall weather!  

Makes me reminisce about high school football games on Saturday afternoons back in Canton.  Back then, everything revolved around school or church.  If you were doing something it was usually at one of two places.  Harvest Bazaars, changing leaves, picking apples at Landon’s orchard and thinking about what to be for Halloween.  It was safe to Trick or Treat back then and nobody imagined x-rayed candy.  Probably a good thing because the nearest hospital was 10 miles away, LOL!

Enjoy your beatutiful fall day Pottstown!

Happy First Day Of Fall Pottstown!!!

Summer is officially over and we start a new season today.  Hopefully we will have a nice mild fall and not a horrendous winter. 

Looking forward to changing leaves and the holidays to come.  There are alot of upcoming activities that I recently posted on here.  I will try and repost as the dates draw near.