Pottstown Area Police Athletic League 9th Annual Food Festival

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Tri-County Area YWCA’s 1st Women’s History Month Celebration 2014

Where: Montgomery County Community College West
101 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464

When: Sunday, March 09, 2014

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

RSVP: Dawn Short (610) 323 – 1888 ext. 202

Email: dshort@ywcatricountyarea.org

Price: $40 Includes performance & lunch

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $35 BEFORE FEB. 07
Get Your Tickets Now-This Event Is Sure To Sell Out Fast!

Featuring: Dr. Daisy Nelson Century – Dr. Daisy Nelson Century defines her role as a Historical Interpreter because she becomes that character.  She dresses like the character from that particular time period and weaves their story to the audience from birth to death.  She engages the audience through every phase of their life.  The audience will be right there to laugh, cry, sigh, and cheer as the character unfolds right in front of their eyes.  The performances are usually 35 minutes to 1 hour long. There is always room for questions at the end. 

Dr. Daisy Century has her Ed.D. She taught for over twenty years in the Philadelphia School System as an award winning science teacher.  She has become quite a history hound and historian researching information for her historical interpretations.

YWCA Tri-County Area  *  315 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

(610) 323 – 1888 *  www.ywcatricountyarea.org 

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Tri-County High School Art Exhibit At MCCC West Campus In Pottstown

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

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

High school students from Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties will showcase their artwork at Montgomery County Community College’s first Tri-County High School Art Exhibition and Competition at its Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.

The exhibition opens Monday, Jan. 13, and will continue through Friday, Feb. 21. The artists’ reception will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 5-7 p.m. with the awards presentation at 6 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the community.

Students from approximately 20 public, parochial and private schools were invited to participate in the exhibition. The artwork features a variety of subjects and styles in an array of media. College art faculty members will be judging the artwork.

More details: http://calendar.mc3.edu/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=1772&information_id=2563&type=&syndicate=syndicate

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Healthy Eating Just Got Easier In The Tri-County Area

Untitled-TrueColor-01If you live in the Greater Pottstown area and are concerned about your health here is some great news.  iCreate Cafe had started home delivery!  Get delicious food brought right to your door.

If you live in Pottstown, there is a $15.00 minimum for free delivery.

If you live in Limerick or Douglasville, there is a $20.00 minimum for free delivery.

If you live in Boyertown, there is a $25.00 minimum for free delivery.

iCreate’s website is http://www.icreatecafe.org/ or call Ash at 484-312-0404.

Happy eating 🙂

Pottstown Area Sports Icon Don Seeley Dies At 62

Editor’s note:  Our thoughts and prayers are with Don’s family.

Longtime Mercury Sports Editor Don Seeley died Wednesday morning while doing what he loved — playing golf.

He was 62 years old.

According to friends who were with him, Seeley took ill at Lederach Golf Club and was taken by ambulance to Grand View Hospital in Sellersville.

Seeley retired as The Mercury’s sports editor in February, a post he held for 15 years.  He continued to write for The Mercury, his byline appearing in Wednesday’s edition after covering the inaugural PAC-10 Senior Bowl boys lacrosse game Tuesday night.

For more than 32 years, Seeley’s coverage and perspectives on everything from wrestling to football to baseball (American Legion and otherwise) filled the pages of The Mercury.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130627/NEWS01/130629410/local-sports-icon-don-seeley-dies-at-62#full_story

YWCA Tri-County Area Summer Outdoor Camp

June 24th through August 30th

Fernbrook Access Park in North Coventry

A Full Day School-Age Care Program

For Ages 6 to 12 –   $155.00/week

Transportation Provided

Subsidized families – call your case manager

YWCA Phone – (610) 323-1888, Renee Spaide, Child Care Director

Pottstown / Tri-County Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Information

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Updated at 11:08 p.m.) POTTSTOWN, PA — Numerous power outages and downed trees are making travel dangerous this morning after Hurricane Sandy blew through the area.  Route 100 is closed in several locations due to wires including at Pughtown Road, Route 23, Prizer and Flowing Springs roads in Chester County.

The Perkiomen Creek is rising fast and is expected to crest later this morning.

In a press conference Tuesday morning, Gov. Tom Corbett asked residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary, though this did not stop a crowd of people from lining up for coffee and donuts at the Pottstown Dunkin Donuts on East High Street.

Around 9 a.m., the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation lifted speed limit restrictions on most major highways in the state except for Interstate 90 and 79 in the northwest.  The remains of Tropical storm Sandy were slowly heading northwest toward the Great Lakes Tuesday morning.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20121030/NEWS01/121039979/trees-cause-havoc-after-sandy-hits-(video)&pager=full_story

Shop Smart. Buy Local. Shop Pottstown!

Sustainable communities thrive on local support.

 Think community first, and buy locally.

 Say “Yes” to creating thriving small businesses and buy locally.

 The Shop Smart. Buy Local. Shop Pottstown Initiative is open to all employees of the Pottstown School District.

 The Shop Smart. Buy Local. Shop Pottstown Dates are Wednesday, 5/1 to Thursday, 5/31

 Map of downtown merchants, list of names, addresses & hours is included so you have everything at your fingertips to shop & buy local!

 Each merchant will place a sticker on your receipt for every purchase made for the initiative – be sure to ask for this!

 Save stickered receipts and drop them into the jar located in your school’s office.

 Each week, we will tally the total dollar value of the receipts and there will be a graph in the office so you can track your progress and check out how you’re doing against the competition!

 During the month of May the five Pottstown elementary schools will be competing against one another, and the Pottstown High School, Middle School and Administration will be competing against each other to win:

 The first school to spend $250 wins their staff a Buy Local insulated Lunch Bag!

 Students of winning schools – no uniforms for the entire last week of school, uniforms can be replaced by school appropriate attire of choice for the entire week!!

 Teachers/faculty of winning school – the option to wear school appropriate jeans or shorts and sneakers for the entire last week of school!!

Shop Smart. Buy Local. Shop Pottstown!

Pottstown School District May 2012

For further information contact:

Your Buy Local Committee:

Amy Francis 484-256-7678

amyfrancis@verizon.net

Mary-Beth Lydon 215-528-2753

flyeredup8831@gmail.com

PDIDA Office: Sheila Dugan

610-323-5400

sheiladugan@comcast.net

  Take the WBZH Pledge

go to: www.wbzh.net

Because I want to help my local community thrive and become vibrant, I pledge to:

 Think local first when seeking out a business to meet my shopping needs for goods or services.

 whenever I can suggest local shopping or dining alternatives to family and friends.

 Purchase local produce and other foods from local vendors whenever possible.

I make this pledge because I understand that buying locally allows more of my hard earned dollars to circulate in my community. As a result, locally owned businesses in my community can survive and grow, which in turn can attract new residents and industry helping make the entire Tri-County area a vibrant and affordable place to live, work and play!

Downtown Pottstown Merchant Directory and Map

WBZH Pottstown Looking To Air Local Musicians And Bands

Here is a great opportunity for Tri-County area musicians looking to get some air time!

REQUEST: Local Musicians and Bands… WE WANT YOUR MUSIC TO AIR!
That’s right “The Buzz” wants to include and highlight more local music into our daily format.  If you are a local performer or band and have original material we want to hear it and help promote the great sounds generating from the tri-county area and beyond.  Please forward a copy of your CD, a bio and a schedule of your performance dates to the attention of our Programming Director at 224 Maugers Mill Rd, Pottstown, PA 19464.

TriCounty Community Network Supports Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Pottstown, Pa. (April 26, 2011) – TriCounty Community Network (TCN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health, social and environmental conditions in Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, today announced its support of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative on April 30 to help protect youth and the environment from the negative potential impacts of unused prescription drugs.

Casey Jones, a member of TCN’s Education & Advocacy Team and the C.A.R.E. committee, said the organization is promoting to its members and their communities participation in this important program, which provides the opportunity for free, safe disposal of unused prescription drugs that often are found in home medicine cabinets.

No-questions-asked Take Back Day collection sites will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at several area community locations, including designated supermarkets, under jurisdiction of participating police departments.

        Collection sites within the Greater Pottstown area include:

Pottstown – Giant Markets, 86 Glocker Way, Pottstown (North CoventryPolice) and Lower Pottsgrove Police Department,2199 Buchert Road.

Douglassville -Amity Township Police, 2004 Weavertown Road.

Gilbertsville – Giant Markets, 173 Holly Road(Douglass Township Police).

Phoenixville – Police Department, 140 Church Street, and Giant Markets at 700 Nutt Road.

Schwenksville -Pennsylvania State Police – Skippack Barracks, 2047-C Bridge Road.

Zieglerville -Lower Frederick Township Police, 53 Spring Mount Road.

Oaks -Upper Providence Township Police, 286 Black Rock Road.

Individuals may also drop off prescription drugs at other locations found at the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back website at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback.

Jones, who undertakes community outreach as a Transformation Initiative for Building Healthy Communities Through Healthy Families, said the national collection program complements a significant number of TCN’s own collaborative initiatives in the areas of health, education, environmental awareness, youth and family development, assistance to caregivers and homelessness.

“Prescription drugs are becoming a new drug of choice for youth,” he said, noting that national survey results from the DEA found one in seven teens admitting to abusing prescription drugs to get high during the past year, with 60 percent of teens who have abused prescription pain relievers having done so before the age of 15.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned that unused prescriptions, poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet, may enter streams and rivers and, ultimately, end up in municipal water supplies.

In addition to promoting proper disposal of unused prescription drugs, TCN is seeking to educate the public, including children, about the dangers associated with un-prescribed use of medicines.  It will be providing posters and other materials to its members and others for distribution to and education of individuals, employees and clients.

Members of the public that also would like to promote this activity with posters or handbills, that also can be used as church bulletin inserts, may obtain them from TCN at info@tcnetwork.org.

Additional information about the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative, along with the searchable database of collection sites in neighboring areas, is available at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback.

About TriCounty Community Network                 

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, S.A.F.E. (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development.  For more information on TCN, call 610-705-3301 or visit www.tcnetwork.org.

BIE Moving Pottstown Home Show To Kimberton And Changes Name!!!

I am not sure exactly what to say.  Sunnybrook is too small?  Can’t find another venue around Pottstown?  I know there are some large buildings around here that are empty!  With parking.

It’s 11 miles each way to Kimberton  (per Mapquest).  Basically 20 minutes, depending on traffic.   You might as well have moved to the Valley Forge Convention Center or the Greater Philadelphia Exposition Center in Oaks.  At least the road is better than 724.

Kimberton is not centrally located in the Tri-County area.  That would be Pottstown, if one looks at a map.  We are at the convergence of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties. 

This news makes me crabby.

Boyertown Factory Closing This Year

Another economic casualty is striking the Tri-County region. Federal-Mogul announced it is closing their plant in Boyerrtown by year’s end idling 70 workers.  The company is streamlining their operations to be more globally competitive, due to demand for their products.

Federal-Mogul manufactures automotive products.