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Pottstown’s National Night Out Block Party

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Night Hike and Tree Planting At The Althouse Arboretum

Night Hike!

Hike on candle lit trails…
Roast marshmallows…
Listen to storyteller…
Games & activities…

Our most popular event!          Fun for the whole family!

Friday, October 23rd
6pm to 9pm
$2.50 per person
Parking at the Aquatic Club on Moyer Road (Shuttle provided)

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! Hope to see you there!

Kids Day A FREE Community Event Hosted By Olivet Boys & Girls Club

The Olivet Boys & Girls Club is hosting a free event at their Pottstown Unit, the Richard J. Ricketts Center, located at 658 Beach Street in Pottstown, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 26. The purpose is to strengthen relationships between the Club, partners and the Pottstown community, in addition to celebrating and supporting our kids. The best way to do that is to invite the community into the Club. The event will include food, games and entertainment. Pottstown School District staff, students and parents, along with community members and community partners, will be invited.

Wellness Council Of Boyertown Presents Senior Walking Bingo

WHEN: 10am on April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, September 10th, and October 8th

WHERE:  Boyertown Area Sr. High School Memorial Stadium Community Track

Free event encouraging activity and fun!
Grandparents bring your grandkids, kids bring your senior parents, caregivers bring the seniors you care for. Bingo cards, prizes, water, and snacks are provided for Seniors.
We encourage multigenerational activity for fun & fitness!

What may you ask is “BINGO Walking”?
When you arrive, each Senior will receive a BINGO card.  For each half lap you walk around the track, 10 BINGO numbers will be pulled. Mark your BINGO cards with pulled numbers.  Each 5 in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal), you get to choose a prize from our Prize Table including household goods & healthy living items.

Boyertown Area Sr. High School
Memorial Stadium Community Track
120 N. Monroe St., Boyertown, PA

Weather Permitting –
if the weather is inclement please join us at the
New Hanover Rec. Center, 2373 Hoffmansville Road, Fredrick, PA 19435

Contact Information
Dr. Julie Adamski, Chair at DrJulieAdamski@energy-pt.com or 610-310-0915

Diane Lauer, Director at BoyertownWellness@yahoo.com or 610-334-3710.

In Focus: Church Reaching Out To Sherman Hills To Be Community Partner In Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Is there hope for Sherman Hills?

The bigger question — Is there hope for the City of Wilkes-Barre?

The Restored Church on North Franklin Street will do its part to try to revive the city’s morale and its pride, and eliminate its fear.

The church will hold an event — “I Love My City” — on Saturday, April 25 in the Sherman Hills apartment complex parking lot. All residents of the city are welcome with their children. The church hopes the event will serve as a catalyst for similar events to be held.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/152853433/

Healthy Kids Day To Be Held At Pottstown YMCA

Saturday, April 25 at 10:00am – 1:00pm
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA is holding a free community event at 16 Y locations to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, moon bounces and much more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.
Pottstown YMCA, 724 N Adams St, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464

 
Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross

Pottstown Celebrates Young Children – April 18th

PEAK

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1-3 pm

at the NEW LOCATION

Pottstown High School    750 N. Washington St.

Approximately 700 people attended this free event for Pottstown families with young children last year at the YMCA.  We hope to see you this year at Pottstown High School!  If your organization is able to participate by providing a family activity or other resources to support families, we provide the table and space at no cost.  Please reply to Jane Bennett – jbennett@pottstownsd.org for questions or to confirm your participation.

Thanks for all you do to support that all Pottstown’s children enter kindergarten ready to learn and achieve.  Join us and help celebrate Pottstown’s young children and families!!

Contact Info:

Jane Bennett  610-256-6370   jbennett@pottstownsd.org

Mary Rieck   610-970-6655   mrieck@pottstownsd.org

http://www.peakonline.org

“Come To The Fair!” – Annual Colonial May Fair At Pottsgrove Manor

2013 map polePottstown, PA – Celebrate spring at the Annual Colonial May Fair held at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

This yearly event is a fun-filled day with activities for all ages including games, music, dancing, and crafts. Tucker’s Tales Puppet Theatre will present interactive puppet shows and will also provide festive historic music around the grounds during the event. Signora Bella will delight audiences with her acrobatic feats. Colonial conjurer Levram the Great will perform historically-themed magic shows and entertain visitors with pocket magic tricks throughout the day. Members of the Tapestry Historic Dance Ensemble will demonstrate authentic English country dances and will lead visitors in dances around the maypole to open and close the fair.

In addition to the entertainment, a variety of early American crafters and demonstrators will be on hand to display historic skills and trades and sell their wares. Young visitors can compete in hoop races, play with colonial toys and games, help churn butter, and more! The first floor of colonial ironmaster John Potts’ 1752 manor house will be open for self-guided tours during the fair. Open-hearth cooking will be demonstrated in the Pottsgrove Manor kitchen. While visitors can’t try the food cooked in the colonial kitchen, they will be able to purchase food during the event. MMG Concessions will offer burgers, cheesesteaks, hot dogs, sausage, sandwiches, fries, hand-rolled pretzels, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and more. Visitors can also shop at the manor’s museum shop for colonial games, books, and unique gifts.

This year’s fair coincides with the first-ever “Pow-Wow on Manatawny Creek,” celebrating the culture and traditions of the Lenni-Lenape Indians. The pow-wow will be taking place during the hours of May Fair and will be held at Memorial Park, less than a block from the Manor. The public is encouraged to visit both events for an experience that spans time periods and cultures!

For a schedule of the day’s activities and a list of vendors and craftspeople who will be at the fair, please visit http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=1421.

A donation of $2.00 per person is suggested for this event. Visitors are asked to park at the Carousel at Pottstown building, 30 West King Street. There is no charge for parking, and Pottstown’s restored trolley will be giving free rides during the fair between the carousel parking lot, Memorial Park, and Pottsgrove Manor. Handicapped parking is available in the museum’s parking lot.

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. 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 http://www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor.

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Crossword Creator Marks 100th Birthday With Puzzle

Solution to crossword puzzle

Solution to crossword puzzle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PHILADELPHIA, PA — What’s a nine-letter word for a significant event? Try MILESTONE.

Longtime crossword constructor Bernice Gordon is marking two big ones: She turned 100 on Saturday, and The New York Times will publish another one of her puzzles on Wednesday — making her the first centenarian to have a grid printed in the newspaper.

“They make my life,” Gordon said. “I couldn’t live without them.”

Gordon has created crosswords for decades for the Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and others, including puzzle syndicates and brain-teaser books from Dell and Simon & Schuster. She still constructs a new grid every day.

Gordon is nearly as old as the crossword puzzle itself. The first “word-cross” appeared in the New York Sunday World on Dec. 21, 1913; it was diamond shaped and didn’t even separate clues into “Across” and “Down.”

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/lifestyle/20140113/crossword-creator-marks-100th-birthday-with-puzzle

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CEDARVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2013 FUN FAIR

churchfront_144x185On May 18th– 19th  Methodists around the world will unite again for “Change The World” weekend, as an effort to reach out and make a positive difference in their local communities and around the world.  In 2012, Change The World was observed by more than 1500 locations.

To that end, on Saturday, May 18th (Rain Date: May 19th), Cedarville United Methodist Church of Pottstown is holding another FREE Fun Fair for local residents.  Last year we enjoyed welcoming many new faces to explore the grounds of our facility and share some good times with many of our friendly members.

We look forward to seeing local families come to enjoy pony rides, a moon bounce, Rainbow the Clown, puppet shows, story time, games, prizes, food and so much more.   It is all FREE.  This is a gift to your family from ours.

The Fair is from 1p.m. – 5p.m. at Cedarville United Methodist Church, 1092 Laurelwood Road.  Less than 1 mile from Coventry Mall.  For more information visit www.cedarvilleumc.org or call 610-326-4173.

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Table Games Boom Benefits Easton

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English: Skyline of Easton, PA from Lafayette College (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Great to see this money benefit the taxpayers of Pennsylvania!

The city was left out of the local share of taxes on the casino’s thousands of slot machines, but came away with a 25 percent cut of local table gaming taxes. The games — poker, blackjack and more than a dozen other options — remain a fraction of the tens of millions poured into Sands’ slot machines, but the casino’s tables are the most popular in the state and show no sign of slowing down.

The city budgeted $560,000 in table games money this year, a slight uptick from 2011’s $530,000 haul, yet Easton could see more than $700,000 if the boom in south Bethlehem continues. Through the first two quarters this year, Sands shunted $336,000 into Easton’s coffers and the table games at Sands remain the state’s highest grossing.

“We are definitely getting more than we expected,” Easton Finance Director Chris Heagele said.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-easton-sees-windfall-table-games-revenue-20120824,0,5728945.story

Pottstown’s Fourth Of July Event Schedule

This year the 4th of July activities span three days starting Monday evening, July 2nd and culminating with the fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4th at 10:00pm!

Click here to see the entire three day schedule of events:http://pottstown4th.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/july-4th-2012-schedule.pdf

The No. 1 State For Lottery Suckers

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English: Great Seal of the State of Georgia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Georgia‘s lottery players are the biggest suckers in the nation, according to Bloomberg Rankings, buying nearly $5 billion of the $50 billion a year in tickets for U.S. state-run games that have the worst odds of any form of legal gambling.

Players in Georgia, whose per capita income is about 10% below the U.S. average, are doing the most damage to their personal finances. According to the Sucker Index created by Bloomberg Rankings, Georgia residents spent the second-highest chunk of their income on the lottery, which funds college scholarships and prekindergarten.

Read more: http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-no-1-state-for-lottery-suckers-bloomberg.aspx

Longaberger Basket Bingo – North End Fire Co., Pottstown

Longaberger Basket Bingo

Join us for Bingo on April 22nd

*New Location*

North End Fire company, 301 Prospect St, Pottstown

Doors open at 12:00, bingo starts at 1:00 p.m.

All baskets are filled.  Tickets: $20.00  Purchase in advance or at the door

Call Lisa Harner at 610-327-4606, ext. 246

20 games and 3 specials  Food available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit KenCrest EmployNet, supporting people with developmental disabilities.

Pottstown Celebrates Young Children Community Event

Smokey the Bear

Smokey the Bear (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A community celebration for families with young children will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Freedom Valley YMCA at Pottstown (724 North Adams Street) from 1:00-3:00. Activities will include a petting farm, moon bounce, Pipper the Clown, Smokey the Bear and over 30 community agencies with games and resources.

PEAK, Pottstown’s school readiness initiative, is partnering with Pottstown Memorial Medical Center

for this community outreach event. All families with young children are invited to attend.

PEAK is a partnership between Pottstown School District and community early learning programs and agencies seeking to prepare children and families for success in kindergarten. For more information, contact 610-970-6655 or visit www.peakonline.org.

 

FREE Community Fun Fair At Cedarville UMC, North Coventry

A cooked hot dog garnished with mustard.

A cooked hot dog garnished with mustard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cedarville United Methodist Church

1092 Laurelwood Road  • Pottstown,PA

www.cedarvilleumc.org  •  610-326-4173

FREE Community Fun Fair

Saturday, May 5th (Rain Date May 6th)  1 p.m. –  5 p.m.

EVERYTHING Is Free of Charge – A Gift From Our Family To Yours

 Bring The Children Out To Enjoy:

 Bubbly Boo The Clown with Skooter the Juggler

Pony Rides

Moon Bounce

Face Painting

Children’s Story Time

Games & Prizes

Hot Dogs & Drinks

Popcorn

DallasFries

                            Door Prizes awarded every ½ hr and include donations by

Boneyard Joe’s, Coventry Café, The Milkman Lunch Shoppe and High Street Yoga.

Less than 1 mile from Coventry Mall

West from all to Left @ Light (Laurelwood Rd.) to Church on Left

Rt. 422 to Rt. 100 West (right) @ Cedarville Rd. Light, ½ mile to Church on Right