Looking West


20090610-LookingWest100px-ZlomekThese stories, which may be of interest to readers of The Limerick Post, appeared exclusively between Aug. 23 (2009; Sunday) and Aug. 29 (2009; Saturday) in its companion publications, The Sanatoga Post and The Pottstown Post:

Saturday, Aug. 29

Friday, Aug. 28

Thursday, Aug. 27

  • School District Salary Schedules Approved
    Annual salaries of two dozen administrative, supervisory and professional employees of the Pottsgrove School District were officially approved Tuesday night by the school board.
  • Stuff To Do This Weekend
    Kick up your heels on the disco floor with The Tramps in Sanatoga. Kick a ball around at the TOP Soccer Festival in Limerick. Or kick back at the Taste of the Valley Food Festival, also in Limerick.
  • Western Center: A Work In Progress
    By any definition, the multi-million dollar expansion of the Limerick PA career training center where many Pottsgrove High School students will spend a portion of their coming school year is big, big, big.
  • Zoners OK Private School’s Messaging Sign
    Coventry Christian Academy will be allowed to erect an internally lit sign with changing messages on its North Pleasant View Road campus.
  • Also, In The Pottstown Post …

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Tuesday, Aug. 25

  • Signs, Signs, Everywhere Are Signs
    Small advertising signs for services and events are cropping up like weeds on Lower Pottsgrove roadsides. One commissioner has asked for better sign enforcement.
  • State Sen. Rafferty’s Office Hours Friday
    The staff of Lower Pottsgrove’s state senator will be available locally to help constituents with Pennsylvania-related problems.
  • The Post Marks Its First Full Year
    We’re singing Happy Birthday, as The Sanatoga Post marks its first year of online publication. We served 20,000 unique visitors during our first 12 months. We thank each and every one.
  • Also, In The Pottstown Post …

Monday, Aug. 24

  • What They Sold For
    A weekly review of top prices paid for homes in Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township and neighboring municipalities.
  • Notebook Worthy
    In the future, maybe not a toll highway for 422, but a toll lane? In September, maybe a day without cars?
  • The Post Week In Review
    For Aug. 16-22, 2009.
Workers behind the stove at the annual summer picnic Sunday of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church in Pottstown learned a new definition of "hot."
Workers at the Sunday picnic of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church learned a new definition of “hot.”

Sunday, Aug. 23

20090610-LookingWest100px-ZlomekThese stories, which may be of interest to readers of The Limerick Post, appeared exclusively between Aug. 16 (2009; Sunday) and Aug. 22 (2009; Saturday) in its companion publications, The Sanatoga Post and The Pottstown Post:

Saturday, Aug. 22

Friday, Aug. 21

  • Township Seeks Grant For Park Site Plan
    Lower Pottsgrove will apply for additional money to determine the future use of Snell and Norton parks. At least one township commissioner seemed unconvinced a use existed.
  • Township Summer Paving Continues
    North Adams Street at Buchert Road was blocked for a portion of the day Thursday, as an area contractor re-paves parts of several Lower Pottsgrove roads.
  • Pottstown Alumni Reunion Set For October
    If you graduated from Pottstown High – no matter what year or what class – you’re wanted to join with fellow grads Oct. 3 in a bash planned at Sanatoga’s Sunnybrook Ballroom.
  • Pottsgrove Falcons Sports For Aug. 22-29, 2009
    Athletic practices officially got under way this week. Kicking off the Pottsgrove schedule, a varsity football scrimmage Saturday morning.

Thursday, Aug. 20

  • MCCC Expands In High Street Building
    Enrollment growth forced the community college to expand to the second floor of renovated North Hall in Pottstown. A Sanatoga businessman led the ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony.
  • Stuff To Do This Weekend
    Get tomato-blasted in Gilbertsville. Get thundered upon at the car show in Sanatoga (and bring canned food for a worthy cause). Get your fill at three church festivals and picnics in Limerick, Gilbertsville and Pottstown. And get your boogie down with a free summer concert.
  • Heard Everywhere But Pottsgrove Stadium
    The sound of hopes deflating emanated from Kauffman Road, as the Pottsgrove School District pays far more than it expected to replace the broken sound system in the high school stadium.
  • District August Conference Costs OK’d
    Pottsgrove is spending more than $7,000 this month to send teachers and administrators to conferences and workshops in advance of the start of school.
  • Three Local Blood Drives Saturday
    If you’ve got the time and energy, give a pint at either of two locations in Pottstown or a third in Gilbertsville.
  • Stimulus Spot Check: Summer Wave Of Projects Nears Crest
    In Montgomery County PA, and across the rest of the nation, this summer finally is seeing “shovels in the ground” as the result of the federal economic stimulus program. A ProPublica report.
  • Also, In The Pottstown Post …

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Monday, Aug. 17

Sunday, Aug. 16

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20090610-LookingWest100px-ZlomekThese stories, which may be of interest to readers of The Limerick Post, appeared exclusively between Aug. 9 (2009; Sunday) and Aug. 15 (2009; Saturday) in its companion publications, The Sanatoga Post and The Pottstown Post:

Saturday, Aug. 15

Friday, Aug. 14

Thursday, Aug. 13

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Monday, Aug. 10

  • Federal Stimulus In MontCo Worth $108 Per Person … So Far
    An analysis by ProPublica shows more than $84 million so far has flowed into Montgomery County under the federal Recovery Act. U.S. Route 422 drivers and the Pottsgrove School District are among direct beneficiaries.
  • How Berks, Chester Counties Compare In Stimulus Spending
    Unlike the national picture, of which ProPublica reporting is critical, it appears that in the Tri-County area the county of greatest need received the most stimulus money per capita.
  • What They Sold For
    A weekly review of top prices paid for homes in Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township and neighboring municipalities.
  • Creeks Swell With Sunday’s Rain
    The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Sunday, as streams in Lower Pottsgrove and elsewhere filled with run-off. Up next today: scorching heat.
  • Foundation’s Peeke Videos Available Online
    Video segments from the inspiring speaker who advocated lifestyle changes during the fifth anniversary dinner of the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation now can be viewed online.

Sunday, Aug. 9

20090610-LookingWest100px-ZlomekThese stories, which may be of interest to readers of The Limerick Post, appeared exclusively between Aug. 2 (2009; Sunday) and Aug. 8 (2009; Saturday) in its companion publications, The Sanatoga Post and The Pottstown Post:

Saturday, Aug. 8

Friday, Aug. 7

Thursday, Aug. 6

  • Township Grant App Twists Through Norristown
    Federal money Lower Pottsgrove wants to buy police radios is being sought under a grant request made through the borough 16 miles east.
  • Stuff To Do This Weekend
    Three different carnivals, and a folk festival. Four musical concerts, two of them for free. A night walk, Colonial gamesmanship, and the annual Montgomery County 4-H show. Don’t tell us “there’s nuthin’ to do.”
  • Summer’s Been Busy For Club Revive
    Teen club operators Sandra and Cary McGuckin branched out from their Lower Pottsgrove base during the summer, adding locations in Allentown and Sellersville to attract hundreds of young dancers.
  • Faux Bee Gees Booked At Sunnybrook
    If you think “Stayin’ Alive” was heavenly music; if you can’t hear “Jive Talkin'” often enough; if “Nights On Broadway” is the soundtrack of your life … well, then, this show is for you.
  • Also, In The Pottstown Post …

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Monday, Aug. 3

Sunday, Aug. 2

20090610-LookingWest100px-ZlomekThese stories, which may be of interest to readers of The Limerick Post, appeared exclusively between June 14-20 (2009)  in its companion publication, The Sanatoga Post:

  • Quiet Crowd Hears Bands Battle
    Seven rock bands competed to be judged the best Friday night at Sanatoga’s Sunnybrook Ballroom in a cancer-fighting fund-raiser. Those in attendance seemed to have a good time. Watch a Post video of one performance.
  • Community Band Releases Concert Schedule
    The Pottsgrove Community Band doesn’t limit itself to just three townships! Its summer-long concert schedule takes its music to audiences far and wide across the area.
  • Chief’s Concern: Daytime DUIs
    As Lower Pottsgrove police stay aggressive in DUI and seat belt law enforcement, Chief Michael Shade identifies a worry: drunks driving during the day.
  • New Equipment Highlights Fire Report
    Ringing Hill Fire Company’s housing of new equipment was noted in Lower Pottsgrove Fire Marshal Lew Babel’s recent report to township commissioners.
  • State OKs Police Consolidation Study
    Pennsylvania has agreed to pay for a study that looks at merging Lower Pottsgrove’s department with two others. The township is definitely NOT interested, but it’s playing along.
  • What It Takes To Run A School District
    Lots of organizations and people and specialists. Most of them at a price. All of them appointed annually.
  • Store Opens At Upland; District Anticipates Revenues
    The first store opened Tuesday at Upland Square Shopping Center. That got Pottsgrove School District directors wondering about how much added tax revenue the center could yield.
  • Hair Salon Donates To Cancer Center
    The mother of its co-owner died of breast cancer, so she conducted a fund-raiser to help others.
  • District Honors Retiring Teachers
    The Pottsgrove school board Tuesday night recognized three retiring teachers who have given more than six decades of service to the district’s students.
  • California Echoes Sanatoga’s “Bark”
    A West Coast Relay For Life fund-raising effort decides the Bark For Life parade at Sunnybrook during April was an idea worth copying.
  • Bids Sought For Pottsgrove Sound System
    The 20-year-old public address system in the Pottsgrove High School stadium is “toast” and will be replaced.
  • Community Band Keeps Connecting People
    For 50 years now, the Pottsgrove Community Band has helped area residents keep a song in their hearts. The band played its anniversary concert Sunday. Couldn’t go? Watch a Post video of a great performance!
  • Ways To Spend A Fine Sunday
    From planting flowers at Ringing Hill station, to planting a foot in just the right spot and throwing a strike: Sunday was an exceptional day for doing almost anything.