This year marks the 100th annual observance of Veterans Day, and whether you’re a veteran or just want to show your support for America’s service members—past and present, there are commemorations in the Pottstown area and beyond for you to join. On Thursday, Nov. 7, Boyertown Rotary Club members will host their 19th annual Veterans Salute at St. John’s…

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POTTSTOWN, Pa., June 4, 2020—With our physical offices closed, the Foundation’s staff continues to work remotely. Each member of our team is engaged in maintaining the normal flow of operations and working behind the scenes to meet the extraordinary needs of our community now and in the months ahead.    The spring and fall grant making cycles are…

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POTTSTOWN, May 22, UPDATE—Over $322,000 has been awarded to 101 nonprofit organizations through the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund, and grant applications are still being accepted through The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.  Nearly $575,000 has been raised so far for the fund, which allows residents, businesses, and philanthropies to donate towards COVID-19 relief efforts. The need remains great…

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With the stay-at-home order still firmly in place for all of Southeast Pennsylvania, the gyms, studios, and schools where most of us routinely exercised are no longer an option—and likely won’t be for several months. The lockdown is, for many of us, leading to a more sedentary lifestyle. As we look toward a phased reopening…

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In the era of facemasks and virtual meetings, we’re all changing how we live in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  But for many of us, changes to daily life have caused a level of isolation and uncertainty that was unimaginable just a few weeks ago. It can be even worse for people with…

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In these days of anxiety and uncertainty, there’s no better way to relax than spending a few hours in the garden. The CDC has recommended taking breaks from the news cycle, and time outdoors provides a welcome refuge from the constant inundation of coronavirus prediction, analysis, and commentary. What’s more, you can join in the annual Boyertown…

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As our communities seek to slow the spread of coronavirus, we’re all adapting to a new way of life that risks greater isolation, higher anxiety, and more uncertainty about the future. Finding ways to cope with our new way of life is vital in the days ahead.  And with the stay-at-home order from the Commonwealth of…

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and the YWCA Tri-County Area has resources to empower young women in the Pottstown area. Nationwide, youth age 12 to 19 experience the greatest rates of dating violence. Girls who face violence in their relationships are at greater risk for suffering long term consequences, including drug use, eating disorders,…

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Pennsylvania has one of the highest rates of radon contamination in the United States, with 40% of homes above the EPA’s safe limit.  And within Pennsylvania, communities in the Pottstown area has rates that are even higher. Some homes are located above natural radioactive deposits, and, in fact, it was through a surprising set of coincidences involving…

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