The Limerick Post scanned available newsfeeds during the past 24 hours and found these stories of local interest.

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Area representatives voted along party lines on stimulus plan (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
Like the House of Representatives as a whole, the area’s Congressional representatives split largely along party lines Wednesday evening in the vote on the economic stimulus package. Republicans Jim Gerlach, 6th Dist. (which includes Limerick Township), Charlie Dent, 15th Dist. and Joe Pitts, 16th Dist. held with their party in voting against the $825 billion package.

Buying your first home? Wanna tell the world? (
Even with the housing market in a severe slump, reality TV shows about buying homes plow on. The HGTV show “My First Place” is coming to the Philadelphia area in its sixth season. The requirements: you must be fun and interesting (among others).

Snow and ice make for slippery driving (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
Nothing out of the ordinary was reported in Limerick in the aftermath of the mid-week ice and snow storm.

Foundation donates $5,000 to the WCTS (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
The Grainger Foundation recently made a $5,000 donation to The Western Center for Technical Studies.

Police blotter in Limerick (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
Tax charges at The Lakeside Inn, and a DUI arrest on U.S. Route 422.

Teenagers caught after spray-painting spree (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
Three teenagers went on a spray painting spree Jan. 10, tagging Spring-Ford school district buildings, a Royersford police car and at least 10 other vehicles before stealing bicycles, police said.

Park offers Ravishing Raptors program (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
Upper Schuylkill Valley Park is offering an out-of-the-ordinary Valentine’s Day program. On Feb. 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the park will  host Ravishing Raptors, introducing the parks resident birds of prey to visitors including the park’s two bald eagles, Montgomery and Liberty.