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ROYERSFORD PA – The Open Door Ministry’s Youth Mentoring Program will be the beneficiary of a silent auction of more than 50 different themed gift baskets being sold in a fund-raiser Saturday (Nov. 20, 2010) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ministry’s offices, 350 Main St., Royersford PA.

Each themed basket is filled with gifts – spa items, gourmet cookbooks and food, movies and popcorn, crafts and jewelry, toys, and more – to please a wide range of ages, interests, and tastes, Open Door Executive Director Laurie Faust reports.

The baskets have already been prepared and are currently on display at The Open Door. Bids are being accepted in person for all baskets. The auction will end promptly at 3 p.m., and all winners will be notified by phone.

For more information, call 610-948-4818.

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The AAA East Penn location at 95 S. Hanover St, Pottstown.

ROYERSFORD PA – A new Travel and Insurance Store operated by AAA East Penn is scheduled to open Dec. 6 (2010; Monday) at 10 a.m. in the Limerick Square Shopping Center, 70 Buckwalter Rd., Royersford PA, the organization announced last week in its November-December 2011 newsletter.

The store offers improved access, additional parking spaces, a conference room for travel and driver safety presentations, and a larger area in which to display travel-related products. Opening of the Royersford location, however, also means the organization’s Pottstown store will officially close Dec. 3 (Friday) at 5 p.m., according to the newsletter’s front-page article.

A grand opening observance for the Royersford store is scheduled for March 10-12, 2011.

Hours of operation in Royersford will by 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. These hours differ from those in Pottstown, the article noted.

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One individual's view from the local road.

LIMERICK PA – Familiar surroundings can look decidedly different, or at the very least can been interpreted in new ways, when seen through different eyes. That may be the lesson to be learned in a Saturday (Oct. 23, 2010) video of Limerick, Royersford and Schwenksville PA neighborhoods, set to music written by Bruce Springsteen.

The video, titled “My Hometown without a large corporation playing Big Brother,” was posted during the weekend and is accompanied by the Springsteen-penned “My Hometown,” although the music is performed by an unidentified musician and singer.

It consists primarily of rural and commercial scenes shot from a moving vehicle, with a particular focus on Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station.

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