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All the Hoop-la for first time home buyers-What about first time home sellers? - 10/25/07 10:43 AM
I have recently been working with several first time home buyers. We offer all types of "training and information" and walk them carefully through the whole process in order to educate them in all of the details of contracts, inspections, offers etc. that are completely new to them. Last evening, I was speaking with a couple who are considering listing their first home with me. It occurred to me on my drive home that while we offer excellent "sit-downs" with first time buyers; the first time sellers are also new to the process. After all, just because they were well educated (8 comments)
Feeling alittle Sluggish lately? Better Check Your Prescriptions... - 10/21/07 11:12 AM
The past month has been a really chaotic, crazy one for me. Luckily, I've been very busy showing homes, taking classes, visiting local events, teaching children's gymnastics classes and trying to squeeze in grocery shopping and family time etc! Okay, anyone would feel alittle tired, right? Well, I've been on medication for an underactive thyroid ever since my son was born 22 years ago. It took some time to regulate the levels and get everything balanced but my doctor has done a great job at finally getting this back to normal and keeping it there. After feeling more and more tired, getting almost constant headaches and a racing heartbeat, I (6 comments)
Schuykill River Festival this Saturday on College Drive in Pottstown... - 10/10/07 09:08 AM
Looking for a fun day for the family? If you're in the neighborhood of College Drive in Pottstown be sure and stop by the Schuykill River Festival and see the many juried artists, enjoy the beautiful riverfront park along with music, sandbox treasures and face painting for the kids and entertainment of all kinds. While you're there, why not stop in Montgomery County Community College's open house .... Montgomery County Community College, in partnership with the Borough of Pottstown, the Pottstown Mercury, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area (SRHA) and over 20 other local businesses and organizations will host the Schuylkill River (1 comments)
Pottstown's Historic Advertising Murals (Final in a Series of 5) - 10/02/07 02:30 PM
The Luden's mural is located on the rear wall of 236 High Street. Luden's Candies originated in Reading PA in 1879 and was owned by William H. Luden. One of the first products was "moshe" a Pennsylvania Dutch treat made from brown sugar and molasses. Luden expanded his operation from his mother's kitchen to a larger facility at 6th and Washington Streets in Reading in 1892. The extensive candy line grew to include cough drops, hard candy, as well as chocolate and marshmallow products. After changing hands many times, the throat drops are now owned by Pfizer, Inc. If you'd like (7 comments)
Pottstown's Historic Advertising Murals Part 4 - 10/02/07 02:18 PM
The Coca-Cola advertisement is located at 113 High Street. Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by John Pemberton, a Civil War Veteran and Atlanta pharmacist, while trying to develop a headache cure. Coke was first bottled in 1894 and today is recognized as the most popular soft drink found all over the world. This mural can easily be seen (it's by far one of the brightest colored of the murals!) heading west on High Street just past the Weitzenkorn Mural at 145 High St. I especially enjoy the cute saying, "Relieves Fatigue". (1 comments)
Pottstown's Historic Advertising Mural's Part 3 - 10/02/07 10:56 AM
The Garage-Dodge Agency, Ford Accessories advertisement is located at 14 South Hanover Street. The origin and intent of this mural remains unknown. It is possible that several messages are blended on the advertisement including car sales, car parts and/or car insurance sales. The building that houses this mural has actually been home to a taxi company over the many years as well as several other businesses. This mural can be seen heading south on Hanover Street, while the Wrigley's Mural will need to be viewed heading north on Hanover Street. (0 comments)
Pottstown's Historic Advertising Murals (Part 2) - 10/02/07 10:50 AM
The Wrigley's Spearmint Gum advertisement is located at 18 South Hanover Street. The Wrigley Company was founded in 1891 by William Wrigley Jr. Mr. Wrigley was a pioneer in the use of advertising to promote the sale of branded merchandise. He saw that the consumer's acceptance of Wrigley's Gum could be gained faster by telling people about the benefits of the product through newspaper, magazine ads, outdoor posters and other forms of advertising. (2 comments)
Pottstown's Historic Advertising Murals (Part 1) - 10/02/07 10:44 AM
I just returned from my stroll down memory lane in downtown Pottstown. For any of you who haven't done that in some time, you really should get down there. The 100-200 blocks of High Street have some very beautiful renovations; from the city hall promenade to all of the upgrades to the facades on the local businesses. The architecture in the downtown tends to be forgotten by the "regulars" who may have come to overlook the beautiful work over the years--but people just coming through the downtown seem in awe of the "old styles". As promised, I have retrieved (0 comments)
The Historic Advertising Murals of Downtown Pottstown - 10/01/07 03:39 PM
Have you ever seen or heard of the old types of "billboard advertising" that was painted on the sides of buildings? I'm sure some of you have seen the old faded remnants of Mail Pouch tobacco advertising paintings on the side of a barn somewhere? These were common practice in days gone by. Pottstown's Downtown has adopted a really wonderful program called Restored Advertising Murals. There are currently five different locations that have murals restored by local artist, Tim Riegel of Reading PA. This is a truly unique way to embrace the town's rich business history. The Tri County Chamber (3 comments)
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