Reception-hopping opportunity downtown this Friday!

The next Positively!Pottstown Happy Hour is happening this Friday night from 5-7 pm at the SCORE office in the New York Plaza building at 238-244 E. High Street in downtown Pottstown. Come out for casual networking, food by Bause-Landry Catering of Pottstown and complimentary beverages – all for just $5. Join SCORE as it celebrates 20 years in Pottstown, and you can also tour the first and second floors of this historic Pottstown landmark. Free parking is available at the rear of the building; the entrance is there too. RSVP to ASAP.

Afterwards, head over to The Gallery on Highat 254 E. High Street for the opening of a brand new solo show – Fairy Tales Do Come True – by the artist DiGi. The reception there is running from 5-8 pm and it’s free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling 610-326-2506.

DiGi’s show will run from September 16 through October 8, 2011. The show can also be viewed during the Gallery’s normal business hours: Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. The Gallery is closed Sundays and Mondays.

DiGi has an eclectic and accomplished background in a variety of fields. She has a Bachelor of Science in Economics/Finance and has acquired many computer graphics and foreign language certificates. She was a member of the United States Army Reserve where she acted as a Russian interrogator. She currently works for Vertis Communications in computer graphics as a premedia specialist primarily working as a Photoshop retoucher and color corrections expert. She splits her spare time creating works of art and teaching Middle Eastern Dance at local high schools and the Freedom Valley YMCA.

She has traveled the United States, Europe and Russia extensively, providing much inspiration for her work. She enjoys working in mixed media, including watercolor, colored inks, colored pencil, Russian lacquer style art, bead embroidery, bead weaving and tapestries. Her works have won many Best of Show and First Place awards, including Grand Prize for her hand-painted ornaments at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., where they were exhibited during the Christmas season. Her works have been featured in major periodicals such as Family Circle, Delaware Today, ArtSpeak, and many other local publications.

The Gallery School of Pottstown
@Gallery on High

254 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464

Gallery School classes starting soon – sign up now!

The Gallery School’s fall session of classes begins September 20. They have a great lineup of multi-week classes and one-day workshops–for all ages! Please see their website for a complete schedule.

Many of their classes have a minimum number of students they need in order to run. Don’t miss out on your favorite class!

Maybe your children would like to make their own Halloween costume and blow away their friends? Or maybe you would like to make your own American flag wall hanging? There are classes for painting, fused glass, pottery & more. Sign up today!
You can register online, over the phone, or in person at the Gallery. Questions? Please email!

The Gallery School of Pottstown
@Gallery on High
254 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464

Blood Drive taking place during Open Doors tomorrow

As part of Pottstown’s Open Doors event on Saturday, September 10th, a blood drive will be conducted in partnership with Miller-Keystone Blood Center. There will be a mobile unite in the parking lot of Borough Hall at 100 High St. from 11 am to 2 pm and another unit at Pottstown high school 2pm to 5 pm.

The summer time is usually a time of need and the events of the last two weeks have only increased the call for help. Pre registration can be done by calling Toll free: 1-800-486-2566 or on line at OR CAN REGISTER AT THE SITE THAT DAY.    Please help spread the word.                                                                
There are still several weeks of summer remaining and they need donors to help assure the needs of the community hospital patients are met. Holiday weekends always see an increase in travel and accidents. Won’t you please encourage your family and friends to visit a mobile or one of our convenient donor centers! To get a list of mobile locations or our donor centers log onto our website

Their weekly $100 gas card promotion will run through tomorrow September 4. Their September promotions include a raffle for everyone that registers to donate between September 1 and 15 can enter to win a $250 Visa card. In addition they are observing the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks by giving every donor a commemorative pin from September 1-15.

The Blood Center thanks all for their continued support in saving lives in our community. Where you give blood does make a difference. MKBC is the only blood supplier to 22 hospitals in our region.

Your Donation. Your Community. Your Blood Center.

Pottstown’s 2nd Annual Open Doors set for Saturday, Sept. 10th


Penn Street skateboarders

 Pottstown will literally open its doors to the community this Saturday, September 10th for a cornucopia of commemorations, demonstrations, displays, games, trolley rides, give-aways and more.

Come to downtown Pottstown for events from 11 am – 2 pm. The opening ceremony will feature the Pottstown Middle School Jazz Band at Smith Plaza at 11 am.

Afterwards, you can stroll around town and stop in at the Public Library, Tri-PAC, The Gallery on High, Pottsgrove Manor, The Carousel, Pottstown Karate Club, High Street Music, Farmers’ Market, Genesis Housing, MOSAIC Community Land Trust, PDIDA and the Hill School Art Gallery, to name just a few. There are all the restaurants and merchants too!

Then… Go to Pottstown High School from 2-5pm for more activities, food and fun. There will be over 30 organizational informational tables, displays of police, fire and military equipment, free entertainment, free food, a display of classic cars.

At 7 pm, the varsity football team will take on Pennwood (admission will be charged.)

Check out a more detailed, tentative schedule recently posted by And you can also find out about all the activities by checking out The Mercury’s new Open Doors blog. Last year’s Open Doors was a remarkably positive day for the entire community, and that spirit carried over to many events throughout the past year. Thanks to the many, many volunteers – being led by John Armato and Erika Hornburg-Cooper – who make this day possible.

Labor Day, a tribute to the American Worker

I found a short history of the origin of Labor Day at the U.S. Department of Labor website. There seems to be some question about who actually proposed the tradition, but it seems pretty clear that it was first put into practice in 1882 in New York City. Check out the story here.

From the DOL… “The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.”

Wishing all those who work, a satisfying day of rest.

Pottstown’s 1st Annual Pet Fair coming up on Sept. 24th

This event, organized by Bill Sharon is growing by leaps and bounds! As of just a few days ago, 43 spots were taken and more reservations were coming in. If you are involved with a rescue or non-profit, animal group, there is no charge for you to have a table at the Pet Fair. This looks like it’s going to become another fine regional event that Pottstown can be proud of. Thanks to Bill and the other volunteers!

First Annual Pottstown Pet Fair

 Saturday, September 24, 2011

9 AM to 2 PM

(Free Public Event)


Smith Family Plaza

In front of Pottstown Borough Hall

Downtown Pottstown


Spaces are available at no charge to any rescue or non-profit groups


Commercial Vendors pay just $10.00 per 6 ft. space


All must supply their own table and chairs.


Please pass this flyer along to any interested parties.


To reserve your spot please contact Bill Sharon

via email at:



Last car show of the season tonight!


Saturday September 3, 2011— On High St.

Car Trophy Show sponsored by

Donate new & like new shoes for the needy!

2nd Annual Match Box Car Race! Bring your car and drag race on our new track. Win a trophy!

All Shows 5—9 PM

Newer cars now welcome. Bring any year car or light truck!

Park anywhere! Bring out those modern muscle cars, custom rides and more! motorcycles.

E-mail us if you have any questions.

$ 10.00 Vehicle Entrance fee applies for all show vehicles . Spectators: FREE

Special Appearance by the Pottstown Roller Derby Rock Stars sponsored by

 Bentley Boards Skate Shop

233 East High St., Pottstown, Pa, 19464

Welcome To the Show’s Newest Sponsor..McLicky’s Ice Cream Parlor,

located next to The Very Best on High Street in Pottstown

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