Friday, September 21, 2012

A Day That Will Live in Activity

Tomorrow is going to be one busy day!
In my business, it is gospel that the busiest months of the year for news and events is September, when everyone gets back from vacation; December, when everyone is getting ready to take a vacation; and May/June, when everyone is getting ready for an even longer vacation.

An excellent example of this, allow me to present September 22, which I am calling "the day everything happens."

There are no less than five major events going on in our coverage area that day, any one of which could carry the next day's paper.

But because they will all happen on the same day, often at the same time, we won't be covering all of them.

(Any and all are, of course, encouraged to e-mail photos and summaries of their events to me at

I will present here, chronologically, a list of all the things going on and the irony is, no doubt I will miss one I don't even know about:
  • Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series: 7:30 a.m. registration begins. A bike tour of nine, 18 or 20 miles from Pottstown to Birdsboro on the Schuylkill River Trail. The tour will focus on the Pennsylvania Railroad, its history and impact on the area. Kurt Zwikl, director of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, which is sponsoring this first of several rides, said reaction has been spectacular and more than 100 people have signed up to participate.

    Digital Notebook readers first learned about this on Aug. 8.

    Today at noon is the latest to register. Click here to do so on-line, there is no sign-up tomorrow.

    Fee is $25 for adults (aged 16 and up); $20 for members; $15 for children ages 11-15. Children 10 and under free.

    Price includes refreshments in Pottstown and Birdsboro. Complimentary pre-ride bicycle safety checks provided by Tri-County Bicycles.
  • Second Annual Pottstown Pet Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 Smith Family Plaza in front of Pottstown Borough Hall. I neglected to mention in my post on this yesterday, that the Montgomery County Health Department will be there to provide rabies vaccination at $10 per shot. Admission to the event is free. Food and pet items will be sold there.
  • Open Garden at Pottstown Community Garden from 12 to 2 p.m. at the garden at 423 Chestnut St. Visitors can participate in a salsa-making workshop, learn how the garden works, and pick vegetables to take home. The event is free.
  • Can Jam Festival 2012: Sly Fox brewery, 331 Circle of Progress, the beer-lovers event will host the event from 12 to 9 p.m., it features live music, food and admission is free.
  • At 1:30 p.m. the YWCA will host the next in a year-long "Girl Talk" series, this one on teaching girls to be advocates. The event, at 315 E. King St., will be free.
  • Tomorrow evening, doors open at 6 p.m., the Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars will host an intra-league bout between Damage Inc. and Fabulous disaster at the 422 Sports Complex at 1400 Industrial Highway. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

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