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Montgomery County Community College continues its 2014-2015 fine arts season with the exhibit “Color Blast,” which opens on Monday, Nov. 3, at the Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown. A “Meet the Artists” reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5-7 p.m. Both the exhibit, which continues through Dec. 12, and the reception are free and open to the community.
“Color Blast” features the vibrant artwork of three artists, who are brought together through this exhibit and their shared enthusiasm for color: Valley of Peace Burke of Long Island, New York; Lois Schlachter of Spring Mount, Pennsylvania; and Patricia Wilson-Schmid of Lederach, Pennsylvania.
I ate at Ala’s German Restaurant on North Charlotte Street in Pottstown this evening for the first time. It was so good I wanted to help get the word out about this authentic German restaurant. There is nothing like Ala’s any where in the Tri-County area, that I am aware of. Our waitress was from Germany and I gathered all of most of the staff is from Germany.
The menu is fairly extensive and they do have other items besides German cuisine. There is a kids menu; sandwiches, soups and salads for lighter fare and even German Pizza
I ordered bratwurst which comes with sauerkraut and buttered potatoes. Our server asked if I wanted the potatoes or another side so I substituted spaetzle. I received two perfectly grilled brats along...
iCreate Café, Pottstown’s Healthy Oasis
I had the pleasure of dining at iCreate Café last night with two very good friends. It was my first visit, but certainly not my last!
The café is at 130 King Street, Pottstown. It’s the block between Hanover and York Streets. iCreate is diagonally across the street from the Salvation Army, so it is very easy to find.
My friends were anxious for me to experience iCreate and to meet the owner, Ashraf (Ash) Khalil. Walking in I immediately knew I would like this place. The vibe is definitely chill. It’s decorated colorfully and casually, making one feel right at home. The owner, Ash, is very friendly and gave me a tour of the café and computer training center...
Shake Shack is a chain of burger places that started in New York and constantly gets rave reviews for burger places. We will be able to find out ourselves in a few months as one is coming to the King of Prussia Mall.
If you have ever driven the outer ring behind the Mall complex you may have noticed a stand-alone Wachovia bank building by itself at the end of the parking lot across from the entrance to JC Penney. That building will be the home of a new solar powered Shake Shack....
Jake's Wayback Burgers, a burger & fries joint, is now open in the Upland Square Shopping Center!
Jake's Wayback Burgers started as Jake's Burgers in 1991 on Route 273 in Newark, DE, and are still there today. Since then they have expanded to several states and franchisee owners. Their specialty is fresh-made burgers, fries, and shakes. They feature a 'Burger-Of-The-Month' offering.
The new Wayback Burgers location is owned by Lower Pottsgrove based Lynda Hendershot and is planned to have about 30 employees. The grand opening was in July, 2011.
You can find Wayback Burgers in...