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And now, the best of the beer in the ‘burbs (Daily News, Philadelphia PA)
“A lot of places,” said Gary Fry, who runs the newly opened Craft Ale House (708 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, Montgomery County) with his wife, Melissa, “just want to hire hot-looking girls. I didn’t care if Quasimodo walked in for a job – I just wanted craft beer-knowledgeable and friendly employees.”

Spring-Ford school revenues come up short (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
The difficult realities of a slumping construction market have caught up with the Spring-Ford Area School District, which for years benefited from booming development in the adjoining townships of Upper Providence and Limerick. Revenue collections for this school year are $936,775 below projections.

Code Blue extended until Monday (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
Montgomery County has issued a Code Blue extension until noon Monday. The current Code Blue has been in place for more than two weeks as temperatures have hovered around or dipped below freezing.

Salary board OKs new hires for Montco D.A. (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
While approval to hire clerical staff for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has been a much-debated subject in recent months, the salary board OK’d hiring two file folder investigators Wednesday.

Montco health dept. discusses virus, meningitis problems (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
A 10-year-old North Penn School District student treated for bacterial meningitis in December was the only reported case of the illness in Montgomery County last year, according a county health official.

School News In brief (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
Spring-Ford’s post prom committee meets

Brooke students donate food to Project Outreach (Spring-Ford Online)
At a time when many people are feeling the economic pinch, Brooke Elementary School students are doing their part to help by donating 550 canned goods and other non-perishable food items to Project Outreach of Royersford.

Spring Valley YMCA plans summer camps (Spring-Ford Online)
There’s snow on the ground and a chill in the air, but it’s time to think summer! Spring Valley YMCA will host a Camp 2009 Open House on Saturday, Jan. 31, 8 to 11 a.m., at the Y, 19 W. Linfield-Trappe Rd., Limerick. The open house offers an opportunity to register early for camp, meet camp staff and get a camp T-shirt.

A plug for Stormin’ Norman: ‘He eats like a slob‘ (The Inquirer, Philadelphia PA)
Rick “The Manager” Russo says he was tired of sitting on the sidelines for the WIP Radio “Wing Bowl.” Russo formerly managed past Wing Bowl contender Dave the Dumpster, but decided to try out this year himself. The owner of Russo Landscaping out of Royersford and wife Sherri are excited for his chances.

Royersford photographer has eye on ‘A True Focus on Nature’ (The Inquirer, Philadelphia PA)
Internationally recognized wildlife photographer James Campion’s work will be on exhibit at the John James Audubon Center in Mill Grove through the month of January. The photographer, who lives in Royersford with his wife Mary, said his interest in wildlife photography started ten years ago when he started tracking animals and photographing them as a hobby.