Smith Family Plaza – 100 E High Street, Pottstown
Come Downtown and “Eat Like A Local!”
Join our downtown restaurants, Argento’s, Grumpy’s, Lily’s Grill & The Milkmen Lunch Co. for a taste of their fare, LIVE music by ‘Bees in a Bottle’ and your community for lunch outdoors THIS FRIDAY, June 27th, between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (music between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm)
We promise nice weather and the perfect scenery to enjoy lunch, friends and neighbors!
p.s. The RESTAURANTS WILL ALSO BE OPEN if you want to visit them inside as well!
ADDITIONAL DATES PLANNED – July 18, August 15 & September 19th
We are looking for additional local bands – if you know someone and they can play any of the above
dates, please let Sheila Dugan know – 610-323-5400 / email@example.com
Sponsored by Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority
POTTSTOWN, PA — With civic groups working to make Pottstown “the place to be” for Halloween, it would be remiss not to mention the event that got it all started — the Halloween Parade.
As Halloween-parade lovers may recall, last year’s parade almost didn’t happen when it was revealed that the organizers did not have the fee waiver they thought they had from borough council.
Council eventually agreed to pay half the fee for police overtime services to $2,500, but it was a scramble to come up with the money.
Dick Frantz is the Pottstown Rotary Club’s point man on parade matters and he said the club, which co-sponsors the parade with the Pottstown AMBUCS, hopes to avoid that last minute scramble this year.
Editor’s note: Nice mention of iCreate Cafe in the article as a first time participant. We enjoyed the Carousel of Flavor again this year. The carousel itself is looking great. They are making excellent progress toward completing it. A very large event that showcases Pottstown in a positive light.
POTTSTOWN, PA — In its 10th year, the Carousel of Flavor proved to be a hit again.
“Word’s getting out,” said the event’s chairman, Miles Feather.
A board member of the Pottstown Carousel, the long-term project to bring a carousel as an attraction for the borough, Feather said 20 restaurants took part in the event this year, three more than last year.
That included nine different new establishments from the year before to go along with some of the standbys, such as The Very Best and Grumpy’s.
Editor’s note: We agree!!!
If there was ever a time to come out and support the Pottstown Rumble, this is it.
The Rumble is an annual grass tournament in Pottstown started more than 20 years ago by a group of volleyball enthusiasts.
The group, led by by Ken Kaas, worked tirelessly to grow the tournament, starting with some nets in Memorial Park to become the largest grass tournament on the East Coast.
Kaas and his cadre of volunteers got business sponsors to make the pot of prize money attractive to some of the best volleyball players in the country, some from other countries as well.
The TCN Homeless Services Program will commemorate National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day with a Candlelight Ceremony remembering those who have passed away in the region this past year.
Thursday, December 20, 5pm-6:30pm
Smith Family Plaza
100 E. High Street, Pottstown
Please bring new men’s sweat socks & long johns to help keep someone warm this winter.
For more information, call 610-705-3301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday’s Ninth Annual Carousel of Flavor in Pottstown was a smashing success. The very large crowd was happily eating, listening to live music and people were catching up with old friends they kept running into. The weather, in the upper sixties, was perfect to work up an appetite.
Pottstown needs to do a large downtown event at least six times a year to draw people into the borough. If there is something worthwhile going on, people will show up; as evidenced by the thousands who came out yesterday to enjoy themselves.
We were happy to see former Pottstown Borough Manager Jason Bobst in attendance. Jason looked well-rested and refreshed as he greeted the many people who were clearly glad to see him. Evidently his new job is agreeing with him! We think that showed a great deal of character for Jason to show up and support Pottstown. How many borough councilors were there yesterday? I didn’t see any. I only saw the mayor.
Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to make yesterday’s event a huge success!
Editor’s note: It’s rather hard to believe that a dead body could be a few hundred feet away from Borough Hall, the Brick House and in view of High Street and nobody noticed? Is the homeless problem so bad that we just ignore someone lying on the ground in a public place? If the woman died where she was photographed, how could she have been there that long and nobody thought something was wrong?
POTTSTOWN, PA — The woman whose lifeless body was found lying near the fountain in Smith Family Plaza Thursday evening has been identified by the county coroner who said she was likely there for 8 to 12 hours before someone alerted authorities.
Dr. Walter I. Hofman said the woman has been identified as 49-year-old Cynthia Atkinson, believed to be homeless. Hofman said no next of kin has been identified.
A passerby alerted police to the discovery about 6:45 p.m. and investigating officers found the woman dead by the fountain on the park on High Street, opposite Pottstown Borough Hall.
Police had not identified the body as of 8 p.m., although they estimated her age to be about 40.
WHAT: TriCounty Community Network’s (TCN) Homeless Services Program, which consists of 25 local organizations, is hosting a community awareness event titled, “Rethink Homelessness” on November 30. As the temperature drops and the holiday season begins, many individuals in our area are homeless and are without food. The goal of the event is to draw awareness to this devastating problem affecting many in our community and offer ways our community can work together to help our homeless neighbors in need. TCN’s Homeless Services Program Committee is already connecting homeless individuals with agencies that can provide a successful continuum of care. Members of TCN’s Homeless Services Program Committee will lead the event and introduce formerly homeless individuals who will share their difficult journey.
WHO: TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions. Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, C.A.R.E. (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, SAFE (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development. For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
12:00 – 1:00 PM
WHERE: Smith Family Plaza
100 East High Street
RSVP: Members of the media should RSVP to Karen Higgins, A&E Communications, at email@example.com or 610-831-5723.
Partnering to improve health, social and environmental conditions.
TriCounty Community Network
260 High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Saturday, September 24, 2011
9 AM to 2 PM
(Free Public Event)
Smith Family Plaza
In front of Pottstown Borough Hall
Spaces are available at no charge to any rescue or
Commercial Vendors will be charged $10.00 per 6ft space
You must supply your own table and chairs.
Please pass this flyer along to any interested parties.
To reserve your spot please contact Bill Sharon
via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org