Monday, October 12, 2015

Gas prices dropped to $2.19 for a few days at the Speedway (formerly Hess).

The Reading Hospital opened an Urgent Care Center at 422 and Old Airport road in the new building (near Subway and Dunkin Donuts) with Amity Dentistry.

The first frost hit Saturday night since car windows had to be scraped Sunday morning.

Boone Relay for Life next week

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What's new in 2013

Check out the what is new page on

What else would you like to see?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Snow Season Tips

The township police apparently decided to start enforcing the 'no street parking during snow clearing times' this year, even though it has been on the books for years.

The only announcement I found about this was not in the township newsletter or on the township website in 2010 but on the township website in 2011 after I heard people complaining about it.

I learned on ItsAmity Talk that it was discussed after the fact at the January crime watch meeting.

At least it was enforced uniformly. The Amity police chief got cited.

Also remember these other points from the township website:

-Do not to put your snow in the road. You can be cited and it creates hazards after they have already cleared the roads.
-Clear your own sidewalks.
-Do not expect reimbursement for a mailbox damaged by the snow plows.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bookmobile is no longer

I visited the Berks County Bookmobile page this morning to get dats for the October community calendar and fouind this message:

Effective September 30, 2009, Community Bookmobile service will be discontinued.

All materials checked out from the Bookmobile may be returned to any of the libraries located throughout the county. Click here for a list of the libraries, their phone numbers, and addresses.

We are sorry for this inconvenience. It has been our pleasure to serve you.
I am not sure if it is the budget crunch or was being planned anyways due to lack of use. I know the Amity hours and locations had been scaled back this past year.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Local entertainment

Last night we attended the play Miracle on 34th Street in Pottstown tri-county performing arts center ( It is the new site and was the first public performance in the black box stage. It is almost a theater in the round but only on 3 sides.

The acting was good and they showed real emotion. They even brought out my emotion, especially when Santa (who is probably a professional with a real white beard and hair) spoke Dutch to the orphan girl at Macy’s.

There were 13 acts in the first half and 14 in the second half. It started at 7:30, had announcements, a twenty minute intermission and was over by 10:10. They even had refreshments for purchase and the chocolate dessert bar I had was great.

I would consider going to every play, if the cost were less. $40 for entertainment is not cheap and that did not include dinner or babysitting. Compared to the Pottstown movie with a combo popcorn/drink it is still $10 more but it is live acting and fun too.

Enjoy the Schuylkill River trail

I had the chance recently to ride the Schuylkill River trail from Pottstown to Birdsboro. (

It was paved from Pottstown park to Grosstown road. It is a crushed stone trail from Grosstown road to Armorcast Road in Birdsboro. There is parking at Grosstown Road, Old Morlatton Village, Tim’s Ugly Mug or Moyers, and where the trail ends near Rita’s. I did not want to chance the roadside trail on 724 even though it is supposedly marked and I hope wide enough.

It is a great walk too and each part is different. Pottstown is paved flat and sunny, Douglassville is in the trees but smooth. Birdsboro was a little bumpy since it is lower with more trees, leaves and water and along the back yards of houses.

If you get a chance to enjoy it, please do. It is best when it is dry.

Grateful to be in Amity

I thought there has not been a lot to discuss in Amity since I was only thinking about issues that needed to be made known. But with Thanksgiving just past and the thought of gratitude, I realize there is something to be said. Since I was sick for 2 days on Thanksgiving, I am grateful we have an emergency care center in Amity. Even though it was not open at 7 am when I went over, it did open at 9 am and I was in and out within 45 minutes. I am sure the others that were there were glad they could get seen. I think it was worth the extra $30 I had to pay since my normal Dr. office was closed. It was also nice the pharmacy was open too.

I am also grateful we have some fast food. Even though McDonalds is not the best it is convenient to drive through and pick up a quick meal. It is also great to be able to grab a sandwich at Wawa or Subway. I think the new Dunkin Donuts has food too.

I also tried the new Jays Lanes bowling recently. It is a lot better now that it has been rebuilt and is non smoking. Their website is at