Stop by Grumpy’s Hand-Carved Sandwich Shop at 137 East High Street anytime after 11 am TODAY, when the festivities will get underway to unveil a new sandwich created by the Pottstown High School winners of the Chopped competition.
The winning team of Hannah Irvin and Alyssa Vanish, shown here with Sheila and Gene Dugan, will be on hand with their classmates to celebrate and promote the culinary arts program at the high school.
Wednesday is still veggie day at Grumpy’s! Here’s the menu for today:
SOUPS: fava bean soup / chicken orzo
SANDWICH: roasted pepper and fresh mozzerella wrap
THE IRVANISH SPECIAL: Presented today for the first time!
SIDES: freeken salad, blackeyepeas with barley salad
Come out and meet the talented students of PHS Culinary Arts!
West End Alley, a new dining and music venue at 107 East High Street, will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, April 27th!Business partners Ed Wysocki and Hattie Eckman invitethe community to come out for a fantastic evening of live music, a DJ and a gourmet buffet. Doors open at 5pm. This event is open to the public and tickets ($20) will be sold at the door. Check out their Facebook pagehere.
West End Alley is a newly renovated event venue in the heart of Pottstown, across from Borough Hall.They offer full catering and affordable elegance both on and off premises. No event is too big or too small. Consider celebrating your special event, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or just a gathering of friends. DJ or live music available. The possibilities are endless.
“How to Start and Operate a Small Business” April 2013 and May 2013
“How to Start and Operate a Small Business”Workshop sponsored by Victory Bank
Workshop Dates:Session I – Monday, April 22 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Legal, Tax and Accounting considerations in
setting up a new business
Session II – Monday, April 29 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM
The Business Plan and The Business Loan Representatives from the Victory Bank to help you in loan applications
Session III – Monday, May 6 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Marketing and sources of Market information
Session IV – Monday, May 13 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Its All About Profit – What are the results that you want to achieve in running your business
Instructors: Scott Cass; Ralph Clemmer; Donald Havas; Laurie Kercher (Victory Bank); Jeff Kofsky; David Megay, Esq; Scott Rakowski, CPA and Carolyn Wiker – to speak on Sources of Information in Session I.
Cost:Each workshop will cost $25. A manual for business plans cost $20. Special price of $100 is offered for the 4 courses plus the manual
Location: All Workshops to be held at the Home Office of Pottstown SCORE, 244 East High Street, Suite 102, Pottstown, PA 19464, Easy access to the rear of old New York Plaza Building – 244 East High St. Free parking is available. Registration begins at 6:45 PM each evening
SCORE is an nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow, and succeed nationwide. It provides counseling on small business start-up procedures and on problems in existing small
businesses. Its services are confidential and FREE.
Pottstown SCORE is located at 244 East High Street, Suite 102 and covers the Tri-County area for counseling and educational workshops. We have many counselors who are experts in Business planning, Business strategies, Sales, Marketing, Management advice, computer technology advice, banking, finance, insurance and communications.
SCORE meetings:What You Need to Know
The local SCORE meets the first Monday of each month at the SCORE office. If you would like to help others in business you may call our office at 610-326-2673 to volunteer as a counselor.
Because April is “National Poetry Month,” Hill’s own published, award-winning poet Erik Mortenson is celebrating by sharing a poem a day with The Hill community, something he did last year and is continuing this year.
Erik recently published an award-winning chapbook, The Fifteenth Station (Accents Publishing.) All proceeds from the book will go toward supporting Rwandan women and children with HIV/AIDS.
The Hill’s website describes Erik’s poetry project and the inspiration for it in more detail here, but here are some snippets to whet your literary appetite:
“Mortenson has published a chapbook of poems that share the wrenching sadness, isolation, and physical suffering experienced by an impoverished young African woman with AIDS. The structure for the 15 poems, collectively titled The Fifteenth Station, mirrors the 14 Stations of the Cross that appear in Roman Catholic churches to commemorate the final hours of Jesus Christ.
“Mortenson – who writes as E.K. Mortenson – began conducting extensive research for this project in 2009, delving into religious imagery, medical reports from the World Health Service, and cultural background, all of which he synthesized into poems written in several different voices, primarily that of the woman with AIDS. Each poem (or “station”) advances and flows into the next….
“Late last summer, when The Fifteenth Station won the Judge’s Choice award in the Accents 2012 Poetry Chapbook Contest, Mortenson donated his modest prize money to Partners in Health and pledged to also donate every penny of his chapbook sales profits. To his delight, his publisher, Accents Publishing, has agreed to match his prize money and contribute 50 percent of its own profits from the chapbook sales to Partners in Health.
“‘In the small poetry press world — where presses operate on, at best, a shoestring budget — this is virtually unheard of,’ Mortenson says. ‘This is a most gracious gift.’
“Furthermore, Zachary Lehman, Headmaster of The Hill School, promised to match Mortenson’s prize money on behalf of the School. His offer ties in well with the theme established for students for The Hill’s 2012-13 school year, “What can I do?”
“‘Although the contributions themselves are small, I am hoping to create a groundswell of concern,” Mortenson says. “The book is $5. That’s like, what? A large cup of coffee at Starbuck’s? Now half of that money will go to women and children who need it most.'”
Congratulations to Erik for getting his work published and using his poetry to educate and inspire compassion for others!
Our seventh annual Fashion Plates fundraiser is almost here. Please join us on Saturday, April 20 at Brookside Country Club from 6-9pm.
All proceeds benefit non-profit ArtFusion 19464 and help us live our mission of making the arts accessible to everyone in our community. Fashion Plates also serves a vital purpose in helping us keep our doors open, raising funds to meet our day to day expenses.This year’s theme is Fashion Notes, and the event will be an amazing fusion of food, historical fashion and live music.
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