Carousel of Flavor underway in Pottstown now thru 4 pm!



Date : Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 from noon to 4 p.m.

100 Block of High Street, Pottstown in front of Borough Hall


Expanded wine and beer garden this year!

Over 6,000 attended last year. Featuring live bands, crafters and entertainment for children of all ages.

The Carousel at Pottstown and Carousel of Flavor website.

“When We Were Soldiers” opens tomorrow at ArtFusion 19464

I am so grateful and proud to have been part of “When We Were Soldiers,” an exhibit showcasing the stories, memories, and artifacts of local Vietnam veterans. It opens tomorrow at ArtFusion 19464, at 254 E. High Street, in Pottstown. See the Mercury’s awesome coverage here.

An opening reception and welcome home ceremony will run from 5-8 pm, beginning at the Borough parking lot at High and Charlotte Streets. There will be a motorcycle cavalcade and speakers to give the “welcome home” that these veterans never received. I, along with writer Parker Blaney, interviewed the vets this past summer and worked with them to draft narratives of their experiences, from getting drafted to their service, and their experiences coming home, re-integrating into civilian life, and the long-term effects of war. These men were brave once again to have this dialogue and agree to share it with the general public.

Cathy Paretti of ArtFusion has put their stories on homemade paper and combined them with photos and all kinds of articles that these veterans and others brought back with them. It will be a truly educational exhibit, appropriate for middle school students and older, about this time in our country’s history. Please plan to visit sometime between Sept. 20 – Nov. 9.

When We Were Soldiers: personal stories of our Vietnam Veterans

September 20-November 9
Opening reception September 20 from 5-8pm.
Please RSVP via email or by calling 610-326-2506.

ArtFusion 19464
254 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464

Regular Hours

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

3rd Annual Pottstown Pet Fair this Saturday

This news comes via the Pottstown Pet Fair’s Facebook page…

This Saturday, the 3rd Annual Pottstown Pet Fair will take place in Memorial Park at 75 King Street from 9 am – 3 pm. There will be over 80 vendors. This is the LARGEST FREE PET EVENT IN Pennsylvania! Check out their Facebook page today and tomorrow to see all the vendors and wonderful sponsors too. Bring the furry loves in the family too, and if you don’t have any pets, our rescues can help with that adoption of a forever love of your life.

Family Fun Fair at First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church is holding its 2nd Fall Family Fun Fair – FREE to ALL – on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 414 E. High St., Pottstown.  There will be a Bounce House, Pipper the Clown, Juggler, Face Painters, a Duck Pond, games & prizes, crafts, and live music.  A LIVE reptile show will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room.  A free hot dog lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m.

Dean Fields in concert this weekend

First United Methodist Church of Pottstown (414 E. High St.) will be hosting its 4th Coffee House Concert of the year on Sunday, September 15th at 6 pm (after the scheduled Eagles game has ended).  The concert will feature the singer-songwriter Dean Fields.  Dean is an incredibly talented musician, with a gift for lyrics and a great voice.  You can read more about Dean, listen to some of his music, and download some free songs at his website:  Join them for some wonderful music, good coffee, and some tasty desserts!

Pottstown SCORE offers fall workshops

How to Start and Operate a Small Business
You will learn practical, real-life information on how to start a new business or enhance you current business ideas to make more profits. Workshops will be held at the Pottstown SCORE office, 244 High Street, Suite 102 (New York Plaza).
             Session I, Monday, Sept 9, 2013 7:00 PM

Tax and Legal Implications and

How to get information about business

Session II, Monday, Sept 16, 2013 7:00 PM

How to set up a Business Plan and

How to get a Business Loan

Session III, Monday, Sept 23, 2013 7:00 PM

How to Market your product

 Session IV, Monday, Sept 30, 2013 7:00 PM

It’s All About your Profits

Why are you in Business?

Call 610-327-2673 or register online at 

More information is available at 

Future Workshops
5 Must Do’s for Every Small Business Owners – Monday, October 7, 2013  7:00 PM

Quickbooks 101 – Monday, October 21, 2013  7:00 PM

To get more information go online at or Call 610-327-2673

MCCC Hosts 10th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show

Here’s an announcement from Montgomery County Community College. They have a lovely art gallery at their West Campus in Pottstown. Check it out this fall!

Montgomery County Community College will host the Tenth Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show, Aug. 28-Oct. 18, at the Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.

Sponsored by the Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area, the art show features 83 original pieces of artwork that highlights the beautiful and unique qualities of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.

Philadelphia artist Susannah Hart Thomer won Best of Show for her watercolor, “Escalation,” which depicts the spiral staircase located outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art leading to the Schuylkill River.

Second place went to Jonathan Bond, Kempton, Berks County, for his painting, “Lutz Tannery,” and third place went to Teresa McWilliams Farina, Royersford, for her pastel, “Pennypacker Mills Tranquility.” The Staff Choice Award went to Lori Quinque-Quinn, Perkiomenville, for her watercolor painting, “The Coyle Farm Winter Sheep.”

Honorable mentions were awarded to Walt Hug, Birdsboro, for his photograph, “Midnight at Memorial Hall,” and Arnold Winkler, Blue Bell, for his digital composite, “Valley Forge.”

This year’s show was juried by Terry Newman, owner of Newman Galleries in Philadelphia.  He spent several hours examining the 107 entries before making his selections.

The hours for the MCCC gallery are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed weekends. For more information contact the SRHA at 484-945-0200 or the MCCC Galleries Director Holly Cairns at 215-619-7349 or

You can help support the arts and art education programs at Montgomery County Community College by becoming a Friend of The Galleries. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, contact the College Foundation at 215-641-6535. Friend and follow MCCC’s arts on

The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, managed by the non-profit Schuylkill River Greenway Association, uses conservation, education, recreation, cultural and historic preservation and  tourism as tools for community revitalization and economic development. For more information about the SRHA visit

Register by Sept. 5th for Cycles & Cemeteries Ride

Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series
Cycles  & Cemeteries Ride
Register by September 5 for Early Bird Price!

Ride on the Schuylkill River Trail from Norristown to East Falls and tour on foot two historic cemeteries, visiting burial sites of Civil War notables including Gettysburg Generals Hancock and Meade. Ride options include 14 or 28-mile rides. 


When: Saturday September 21, 2013; Check-in 8-9 a.m.


Where: Ride begins at Montgomery Cemetery, 1 Hartranft Ave., West Norriton (just outside of Norristown, PA) and follows the Schuylkill River Trail to Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood.

Cost: $35 early bird price; after 9/5 cost is $40.

Optional return bike/passenger shuttle $10.

Optional  lunch and Laurel Hill Cemetery tours for non-riding guests of participants $15.

Amenities: Price includes well-marked route, catered lunch, guided cemetery tours and free t-shirt (t-shirt not available if registering after 9/5).

Visit our website for more details
Questions? Call the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at 484-945-0200; or email
Ride Details

Two options make this a great event for all cyclists!
* 14-mile one-way ride from Montgomery Cemetery in West Norriton (just outside Norristown) to Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls with return bike and passenger shuttle. Shuttle is $10 extra per person.
* 28-mile round-trip ride from Montgomery Cemetery  to Laurel Hill Cemetery and back.
* Both rides include lunch and guided tours on foot of two historic cemeteries where Civil War notables are buried.


Register early! Ride limited to 250 riders.

Due to the width of the trail, no bicycle trailers will be permitted on this ride. Helmets are strongly recommended. No day of event registrations accepted. Registration closes 9/20 at noon.

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