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Plans for a tourist excursion railroad on the eight-mile Colebrookdale line between Pottstown and Boyertown are moving forward and picking up support, most recently from a team of 40-or-so volunteers to got together to do a clean-up along the route.
Last weekend, the volunteers, led by the Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars and folks in Montgomery County’s ARD program performing court-ordered community service, picked up trash along the right of way.
Berks County Subway provided lunch for all volunteers, and the Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation provided water.
POTTSTOWN — Sometimes things just fall into your lap just when you need them.
Just one day after members of the Pottstown School Board and borough council brainstormed about ways they can work together to cut costs and market Pottstown to a broader region, an opportunity to do just that for free was again presenting itself.
During their first joint meeting of the year on Feb. 25, members of both Pottstown boards echoed a common lament, the need to market what Pottstown has to offer to a wider audience, to better coordinate and add to major events and the need for additional funding help from outside sources and the surrounding townships.
On Tuesday, the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee heard about an opportunity being developed over the last year with the help of the Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation to do many of those things at a ridiculously low cost.
Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
POTTSTOWN — A new home for the Pottstown Area Senior Center having been secured, a $1.2 million capital campaign is now under way to pay for the renovations needed to convert the former Pottstown Athletic Club on Moser Road into a state-of-the-art senior center.
Purchased in February for $550,000, the building has several floors, but plans for senior center renovations are focused on the ground floor, which can be accessed from behind the building and is level with the 92 parking spaces that come along with the property.
The purchase of the building was made possible as the result of a $100,000 grant from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation, said Executive Director Brad Fuller.
He said the next phase is aimed at renovations needed to open the center by next August, when the lease at the YMCA on North Adams Street, where the center is currently located, expires.
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is sponsoring a bicycle tour of Pottstown next Saturday, July 23rd from 9 am until 1 pm. The tour is being made possible by a grant from the Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation.
The tour will start at 140 College Drive, at the Schuylkill River Heritage Area offices next to Riverfront Park, at 9 am. Participants will be use the free Bike Pottstown “yellow cruisers” to take a five-mile ride down to the Grosstown Road trailhead and back to Riverfront Park. Next on the agenda is a tour of Pottsgrove Manor followed by lunch at Grumpy’s Deli in downtown Pottstown. The cost of the four-hour tour is $15 but does not include lunch.
There is limited space so call (484) 945-0200 for more information and to register. You must register in advance!
Sounds like a cool morning so don’t delay. Call and make your reservations today!