Friday, November 24, 2017

Shopping Season Begins (and other doings around town)

As you do your holiday shopping this year, please give Norristown's small businesses your patronage, not only on Small Business Saturday (tomorrow, the 25th), but throughout the season for your holiday food, spirits, gifts, party hair-dos, etc. Remember, spending your bucks within N-town's borders boosts our town's economy. Going to the mall doesn't. That goes for you small business owners, too. Help yourself by, in turn, spending some of your profits in Norristown.
Saturday, 9 pm-midnight at Five Saints Distillery (E Main and Green Sts.). Wes Johnson will perform.
Tuesday (and all Tuesdays in November), 6-7:45 pm, Norristown Library. Career Workshops. Local career coach Lynn Carroll will share her expertise and enthusiasm with you in this last workshop for job seekers at all skill levels and in all industries. This week Nail The Interview. Register at

Tuesday, 6 pm in Council Conference Room, Municipal Hall. Budget Workshop. No explanation on the website of what this entails. And interesting that it's the same night and almost the same time slot as the Riverfront Public Meeting. Clone yourself.

Tuesday, 6:30-8 pm in Council Chambers, Municipal Hall. Riverfront Redevelopment Public Meeting. First in a series of public meetings about the Riverfront Redevelopment Feasibility Study. The community’s input is critical to developing and implementing the vision for the redevelopment of Norristown’s riverfront area. (We have a beautiful riverfront. Don't let developers make it look like Conshy.) If you have any questions, please call the Norristown Department of Planning and Municipal Development at 610-270-0450.

Thursday, 6 pm at the Historical Society of Mont. County (1654 Dekalb). Historical Architecture. Presenter Barry Rauhuser will provide fundamental tools needed to start seeing your house in a new light. Introductory topics on historic architecture include formal and vernacular architecture, regional differences in house types (pre-1850), basic styles and construction techniques from 1700 to 1920, how to measure and draw a house, and how to look around at the landscape of houses in Montgomery County. $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Call 610-272-0297 to RSVP.
Next Friday, Dec 1, deadline for nominating a family for the Norristown Police Department's Seven Days Before Christmas. To nominate, go to this link. Monetary donations can be made by mailing your check to the Norristown Police Foundation, 235 E. Airy. Donations of toys and other gifts, and gift cards can be brought to the Police entrance in the rear of 235 E. Airy.

Also next Friday, the deadline to register for GN PAL's Family Holiday Carnival which will be Friday Dec 8, 6:30-8 pm (for children 4-12 years old, and at least one parent or guardian). Games, crafts, music, photo with Santa, giveaways, prizes, food. Call 484-808-4810 to register.

On Wednesday, December 13, the Lt. Patty Simons Food Drive will be gathering at Elmwood Park Zoo and they'll need volunteers anytime between 8 am-11 pm to help collect, sort, and box donated nonperishable goods for this years drive. Heated tents, food and a DJ will make the volunteer time enjoyable. Please come and help.

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