Mosaic CLT Is On The MOVE!

UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fourth Annual Honey Festival

Cedarville United Methodist Church
1092 Laurelwood Road
Pottstown, PA  19465
EVENT CONTACT: Tammy Bowman at tbowman@dejazzd.com
Or May Smith at maysmith@ptd.net

WEBSITE: http://www.cedarvilleumc.org
 
Annual Honey Festival event with demonstrations by local bee keepers and and local goods and crafts for sale by various local vendors, from apples and pears to local grown mums. PA Honey Queen in attendance, honey tasting, activities for children, and more. Free admission and parking. Our facility is handicap accessible. Honey food items will be available for purchase, and an operating hive will be on display. There will also be activities for the children.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
St. Luke’s Community Day

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Obelisk
3206 Big Road
Zieglerville, PA  19492
(610) 754-7762
www.stlukeschurchpa.com
 
It’s a day of affordable fun!  Penguins from Lehigh Valley Zoo will be joining the party, zip lines and giant slides…games and prizes, too!  They will also provide CPR training, food samplings, massages and many other fun and educating activities!  Visit their website for more information!

Saturday, October 24, 2015
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
MOSAIC’s ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
Mosaic Community Garden
423 Chestnut Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
(484) 300-2410
mosaicclt.lw@gmail.com
Facebook:  Mosaic Community Land Trust

Join Mosaic as we celebrate another great growing season!  We will clean up for the first hour, officially closing our 2015 growing season.  Then we will celebrate with warm apple cider, music, fall goodies and sweets, a fire pit for marshmallow roasting (no, marshmallows are not healthy but sure are fun to roast this time of year) and to keep warm….with lots and lots of wonderful conversation and community fellowship!  Please plan to join us during this special event!

Our next workshop, All About Canning and Preserving, is coming soon!  Be on the lookout for more information and save the date!

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One Dead, Thousands Without Power; Roads Remain Closed In NEPA

Locator map of the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Metro...

Locator map of the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Metropolitan Statistical Area in the northeastern part of the of . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8-year-old Susquehanna County boy died Monday when wind from superstorm Sandy knocked a tree limb onto him north of Montrose, authorities said.

And while widespread power outages have left nearly 150,000 in the dark, Northeast Pennsylvania, for the most part, escaped the devastation Sandy left in many other areas.

“We can report back that everything is in really good shape,” Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey O’Brien said at a 6 a.m. briefing.

In Lackawanna County, eleven 911 dispatchers and two supervisors handled 1,313 calls from 3 p.m. Monday through 6 this morning, with downed power lines being the main source of problems.

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/one-dead-thousands-without-power-roads-remain-closed-1.1395736

Culinary Blast From The Past Returning To Berks County – Seafood Shanty To Reopen At Broadcasting Square

If it’s possible to involve future customers and create excitement in a business before it opens, restaurateur Eddie Riegel seems to be doing just that.

Riegel plans to bring back the legendary Seafood Shanty restaurant, a once-popular dining chain that went bankrupt in 1993.

“Honestly, oh my God, I just pinch myself every day,” said Riegel, who lives with his wife, Bonnie, in Exeter Township. “I’m excited, I’m scared, I’m happy, I’m sad. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. It’s a very emotional time.”

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=349104&obref=obinsite

Tens Of Thousands Still Without Power In Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties

Here is a list of the latest figures on how many people are still without power in the Allentown, Bethlehem and Reading areas:

31,425 Lehigh County PPL

8,732 Northampton County PPL

1,475 Lehigh County Met Ed

4,608 Northampton County Met Ed

27,060 Berks County Med Ed

Taylor Swift Pays It Forward – Donates Books To Reading Library

Wyomissing native and music superstar Taylor Swift has not forgotten where she came from.  The singer donated 6,000 new books to the Reading Public Library that will hopefully inspire children to read.  The books will be equally divided between the library’s branches.  Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up for giving back to your community!

To read the entire article, click here: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=339089

Boscov’s Names New Vice Chairman

Boscov’s Chairman and CEO Albert Boscov made an announcement today appointing Jim Boscov as Vice Chairman of Boscov’s Department Stores.  The promotion ensures that the 39-store chain will remain a family business.  Jim holds a master’s degree from Tufts University and started with Boscov’s in 1975 as an assistant store manager.

Albert Boscov said he has no plans to retire but wants to assure employees and business partners that “Boscov’s will remain Boscov’s for many years to come.”

Boscov’s is a Reading, PA-based department store chain founded in 1911.  Boscov’s is one of the last family-owned department store chains left in the United States.  Boscov’s successfully fought off bankruptcy in a little more than one year and has emerged strong. 

For a listing of Boscov’s store locations:

http://www.boscovs.com/static/about_boscov/stores_locations.html

Borders Adds 26 More Stores To Chapter 11 Closing List

Here is the list of Borders stores closing in Pennsylvania taken from their website.  The Philadelphia store was just added Thursday, March 17th.

Camp Hill, PA Capital City Commons 3515 Gettysburg Road
Erie, PA Millcreek Pavilion 2088A Interchange Rd
King of Prussia, PA The Pavilion at King of Prussia 650 Mall Blvd.
Langhome, PA Marketplace at Oxford Valley 2343 E. Lincoln Highway
Monroeville, PA                                                                                                      200 Mall Blvd
Philadelphia, PA (closing by late May 2011)                             1 South Broad, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA Crossgates Shopping Center 1775 North Highland Road
Pittsburgh, PA Eastside Shopping Center 5986 Penn Circles South, Ste 101
Reading, PA Woodmill Commons 1075 Woodland Rd
Whitehall, PA Whitehall Mall 1937 Whitehall Mall
 

For a complete list of store closures nationwide:

http://media.bordersstores.com/pdf/Borders_Reorg_Closure_Listupdated3-17.pdf

Borders announced July 18th that it was going out of business and closing their remaining 400 stores after finding a buyer fell through.

Plane Crash Near Columbia/Sullivan County Border

A small plane crashed on top of a mountain in Jackson Township, Columbia County.  The crash occurred about 9 p.m. last night (Sunday).  Jackson Township is on the border of Columbia and Sullivan Counties.  The nearest town is Benton, PA.

The pilot was 22-year-old James Caswell of Lake Ariel, PA.  Fortunately, Caswell was rescued.  He maintained contact with rescue officials via his cell phone.  The area of the crash is very remote which was a challenge for rescuers.  The plane crashed on top of a mountain, which was described as “all boulders and laurel” by Benton Fire Chief, Ron Robbins.

Geisinger Medical Center‘s Life Flight helicopter found the crash site and was able to help rescue workers, coming a mile and a half up from the bottom of the mountain, find the plane.

Caswell sustained injuries.  The crash is under investigation.

Norristown Borough Adopts $25.5 Million Dollar Budget With 12.74% Tax Increase

Location of Norristown in Montgomery County

Image via Wikipedia

Norristown Borough Council unanimously adopted their 2011 budget tonight that features a tax increase of 12.74%.   No layoff’s were announced.

Interestingly enough, Norristown’s budget is approximately $14 million dollars less than Pottstown’s budget.  Wonder why it costs so much less to run a larger borough??????

Another Restaurant Chain Struggles

Restaurant chain Max and Erma’s has filed for bankruptcy.  The closest location to Pottstown is in Oaks, near the Regal Cinemas.  They are a fairly small chain and mostly regional but the economy is hurting the restaurant business overall.  Around here, trying to eat out on the weekends still involves a wait!  Personally, I have cut back but the wait times seem just as long!

Reading PA Budget Woes aka The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

And some people think Pottstown is the black hole of the universe and FUBAR etc…  Get a load of this crap from 18 miles west on 422, in our state’s 5th largest city.  We have some problems here but they pale in scope, even taking into consideration the size difference.  However, that being said, if this Council doesn’t get their act together and soon….we will be following in Reading’s footsteps.  Act 47 is not some place you really want to go.

Read the comments at the bottom!  What a range of emotion!

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=159646

Then read this if you haven’t already.  Good grief!

http://www.pottstownmercury.com/articles/2009/09/20/opinion/srv0000006426476.txt

Broadway Comes To Berks!

The fourth longest running Broadway musical of all time and winner of multiple Tony Awards is coming to Berks County.  “A Chorus Line” will debut at the Genesius Theatre in Reading at 8:00 p.m. on September 11th.  This popular show features music by Marvin Hamlisch and Lyrics by Edward Kleban.  The Genesius production is Directed and Choreographed by Irving Gonzalez.   The Music Director is Melody Pierce.
 
Ticket prices range from $15.00 to $25.00.
 
Show times are:
 
09/11/09   8:00 PM
09/12/09   8:00 PM
09/13/09   2:00 PM
09/16/09   7:00 PM
09/17/09   8:00 PM
09/18/09   8:00 PM
09/19/09   2:00 PM
09/19/09   8:00 PM
09/20/09   2:00 PM
 
The Genesius Theatre is located at:
 
153 N. 10th Street
Reading, PA  19601
 
To purchase tickets with a credit card call (610) 373-9500
 
To make non credit card reservations, questions and show times call (610) 371-8151
 
For further information see their website at http://www.genesiustheatre.com/
 
17 Broadway Dancers put themselves on the line for their dream only 8 of them will make it. A Chorus Line – Do it for the Love!