Sly Fox Brewery To Open Production Facility In Pottstown’s Circle Of Progress

Sly Fox Brewing recently announced that it will be opening a production brewery in the Circle of Progress Airport Business Center in Pottstown.  Sly Fox already has their executive offices and warehouse space there.  The new brewery will allow Sly Fox to triple their current production.

Sly Fox opened their first brewpub in Phoenixville in 1995.

To read the entire article from the Sly Fox website, click here:

http://www.slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/news_archive/94

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Tool Manufacturer Creates High Quality Products In Pottstown’s Circle Of Progress

Pro Tool creates high quality tools for a variety of uses.  The company, located in the Circle of Progress Business Center, is next to the Pottstown Municipal Airport.  Originally started in Boyertown (2000), the company moved their corporate offices to Pottstown two years ago.  Earlier this year the manufacturing was moved from Honey Brook to Pottstown so the entire operation would be under one roof.

There are 300 Pro Tool dealers in the U.S.  Locally you can find their “Made in America” high-quality products at Hollenbach Home Center, French Creek Outfitters, Ludwig’s Corner Hardware, Eddinger Hardware, Bortz’s Chain Saw Shop, Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops.  Products and catalogs can also be ordered online at: http://www.protoolindustries.net

With Pro Tool and Sly Fox moving their manufacturing and brewing operations to the Circle of Progress, Pottstown is getting an economic boost from these two recent additions.

To read the entire article from the Times Herald, click here:

http://www.timesherald.com/articles/2011/06/24/life/doc4e03a585c3ef2814143433.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Mansfield Featured On WVIA’s “Our Town” Program

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Mansfield, Pennsylvania will be the center of attention on WVIA’s “Our Town” program on Tuesday, June 28th at 8:00 p.m.  WVIA, headquartered in Pittston, is NEPA’s public television station.

We just talked about Wellsboro’s Laurel festival recently so I thought it was pleasantly coincidental that Tioga County‘s other major town is getting some press.

Mansfield is Tioga County’s college town and the home of Mansfield University, part of Pennsylvania’s state university system.  There were 3,360 students enrolled at MU for the Fall Semester of 2006, which nearly doubles the resident population of the borough.

Unlike many towns in this part of Pennsylvania, Mansfield actually experienced population growth during the last decade.  Mansfield’s population count for the 2010 census was 3,625.  The borough is 1.9 square miles.

If you live out of the WVIA viewing area, like I do, you should be able to watch this program using Video On Demand.  This feature is found on the home page:  http://www.wviatv.org

Wellsboro’s Laurel Festival Crowd Tops 20,000

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Another example of working with what you have – Wellsboro has had a Laurel Festival as long as I can certainly remember.  This small town of 3,300 people is the county seat of Tioga County.  Tioga County is home to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and borders New York State.  Tioga County has a land area of 1,134 square miles with a population of 41,000.  The county is 84% rural. 

One thing rural Tioga County has plenty of is mountain laurel, which is the state flower of Pennsylvania.  Wellsboro has a beautiful main street, with a grass median, lined with tall, black gaslights.  Very picturesque!  A great setting for a big parade.

This year’s Laurel Festival included the annual two-hour parade, a juried crafts show and street of foods, and the Firemen’s Carnival, held across town on the annex grounds.  The parade had 65 units, including eight floats carrying 28 queen candidates, 17 bands, five fire companies, five community floats and various vehicles.

Imagine what an influx of 20,000+ people into Wellsboro for a Saturday does for the local economy.  Some people make a weekend of it.  Not bad for a town with less than 3,500 people!  This is not the only large event Wellsboro hosts but we are focusing on this one today.

Fayette County Uses Farmers Markets To Stimulate Economy / Provide Healthy Food To Consumers

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“Our goal was to select locations throughout the county that were convenient to our county residents,” said Bob Junk, local economy manager at Fay-Penn, at an earlier date. “We hope that they will visit each market at least once during the season as each market will be different with unique offerings.”

The family friendly farmers markets bring in local sellers who offer fresh, backyard garden produce and flowers, locally made baked goods, meat and dairy from small, sustainable farms, live music and crafts for kids of all ages.

Read the entire article here:

http://www.heraldstandard.com/entertainment/spinit_weekend/growing-community-county-farmers-markets-a-delectable-diversion/article_0a7a8532-a9a5-5bdf-9ff2-7043434cb072.html

Ennead Architects Selected By Westmoreland Museum Of American Art For Expansion/Renovation

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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art today announced that Ennead Architects has been selected for its expansion and renovation project. Located in New York City, Ennead is a 160-person firm with over 35 years of experience. Susan Rodriguez will be the design partner for the project and Tim Hartung (native of Jeannette, PA) will serve as management partner. The expansion/renovation will enable the Museum to double its space to approximately 70,000 square feet. Expansion/renovation planning was initiated in 2009 in response to the continued growth of the Museum’s collections, educational programming, and critically acclaimed exhibitions program.

To read the rest of the article:

http://www.wmuseumaa.org/about/news.cfm