March 15, 2024: Things We "Heard" and Would Like To Share ...


by Lesley Misko

Peppermint Stick Candy Store Celebrates 9 Years; Offers St. Patrick's Day Treats

"Of course, we can't forget our amazing customers! Nine years ago, we embarked on a sweet journey, and it wouldn't have been possible without each and every one of you. To our amazing customers, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

"We've seen countless smiles walk through these doors, from wide-eyed little ones picking out their first lollipop to familiar faces returning for their childhood favorites. It's truly heartwarming to see your younger customers grow up alongside us, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

"And let me tell you, we have some amazing memories of you all too! 

"Peppermint Stick Candy isn't just a shop; it's a place where sweetness and joy collide. It's where you find that perfect treat to spark a smile or a nostalgic memory. Here's to nine years of sugary happiness, and to many, many more! Thank you for making us a part of your community and your special moments. Let's raise a gummy bear to all of you!Calling all Leprechaun Hunters!

"This beautiful weekend is the perfect time to hunt for those mischievous leprechauns! While you're out searching, be sure to stop by for our delicious St. Patrick's Day ice cream specials!" 

Bally Area Recreational Development Society Succeeds in Regrowing the Tree Fund

On March 7 they shared: 

"Storms have caused damage to several older trees. One will need to come down soon, and a bark pest ruined one tree by the playground. The Borough set aside $200. BARDS is adding another $200." That kicked off the fundraising effort directed towards a $1,500. goal... and by March 13, donations raised the Tree Fund total to $1,600.

BARDS has now moved on to raising the money necessary to sealcoat the parking lot at the pool/park complex.

 Please make out checks to: Bally Borough and add Tree Fund to the memo. Checks can be dropped off at the Borough office on 425 Chestnut St OR mailed to Bally Borough, PO Box 217, Bally, PA 19503 or call CALL 484-241-5490.

Boyertown Area Senior High (BASH) 12th Graders Return from Class Trip to Disney

It seems that this annual senior class trip to Disney  is one of the best things about being a BASH student. Even long-ago BASH grads still cherish the memories.  

Kim Frain comments, "This trip has always been the best organized trip ever! And such an opportunity for a large group of classmates to have a great time!" Meredith Alyse says, "I remember my senior class trip 20 years ago. I’m so glad that Boyertown still does this with their seniors. I have so many great memories." Faith-Scott Hoy agrees, noting, "I'm so glad to see that Boyertown Senior High is still doing the Disney Senior class trip. I had a blast when I went back in '86."  

Photographic evidence suggests this year's seniors are continuing the tradition of making great memories.

New Hanover Township Parks and Recreation Plans Next Book Club

They share, 
"The upcoming picks for the book club are "Paris Daughter" by Kristin Harmel and "Hunting & Gathering" by Anna Gavalda. Feel free to read either or both. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30. We're still finalizing the location, but we're aiming to convene for dinner at Villa Caterina Cucina, pending its availability."

New Gilbertsville Art Gallery-- The Crossroads-- Debuts New Show

"Join us for the opening of Around the World, an exhibit featuring the photography of Peju Simoyan!

"Olapeju was exposed to photography at an early age, growing up in a diplomatic family with parents who actively documented family experiences with photography as they travelled across continents. Despite this early exposure, she didn’t actually own a camera till she was over the age of 30!

"Come explore the world through her art at her gallery opening on March 16 from 3-6pm!" 

[All information and photos from Facebook.]

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