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Gerlach explores run for governor (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
Congressman Jim Gerlach, R-6th Dist., has officially announced his interest in running for governor of Pennsylvania come 2010, a day after the current governor delivered one of his most anticipated speeches.

Whooping Cough Confirmed at Spring-Ford Intermediate (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
A fifth grade student at Spring-Ford Intermediate School has been diagnosed with pertussis, better known as whooping cough, according to an announcement posted on the school district’s Web site Wednesday.

Gerlach makes it official, will explore governor bid (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
U.S. Congressman Jim Gerlach, R-6th dist., announced Thursday afternoon that he has filed paperwork with the Pennsylvania Department of State that allows him to raise and spend funds to explore a bid for governor.

Free concert at SFHS tomorrow night (
Spring-Ford Area High School’s symphonic concert band will present a mid-winter performance of contemporary classical music at 7:00pm tomorrow night, February 7, in the auditorium of the Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center.

Commissioners point fingers (The Times Herald, Norristown PA)
Montgomery County Commissioner Joseph Hoeffel III proposed reinstating old ethics rules that would prohibit top county policymakers and their staffs from holding elected office or raising money for political candidates, and he would also ban lawyers in the District Attorney’s, Public Defenders and Solictor’s offices from partisan political activity.

Local photographer wants you donate blood, then smile (The Valley Item, Schwenksville PA)
Freelance photographer Jen Capone of Royersford is offering free portraits in an effort to encourage people to give blood. The promotion is in direct response to her sister-in-law’s leukemia diagnosis two weeks ago.

Future defenders of American history (The Inquirer, Philadelphia PA)
Valley Forge National Park has quite a unique and interesting program to offer to children on Saturday, Feb. 7. Boys and girls, age 6 to 12, are invited to attend a Junior Ranger Program titled “Join the Continental Army.”

Berman Museum of Art invites the public to go behind the scenes (The Inquirer, Philadelphia)
Montgomery County residents can catch a glimpse what it’s like behind the scenes of an art museum when the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, located in Collegeville, opens the process of curatorial assessment and study to the public in its “Work(s) in Progress” exhibition, which is now open through April 12.