Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Montco Mommy's family has shared a box set of books for three generations now.
When I was little, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder. I read all of her books, and most days, I’d trade any of my modern day luxuries to be that little girl on the prairie. These days, when I’m sitting in thick Philadelphia traffic or watching my MacBook spin the “pinwheel of death,” I sometimes dream of the same thing. Sometimes, I wouldn’t mind giving up cable TV, electricity and laundry machines for the feeling of wide open spaces, working for the simplicity of survival and skipping out on all of our modern-day challenges. When I was little, my mom handed down her tattered and torn copies of all of Wilder’s books. She had a box set when she was a kid. I still remember the perfect penmanship scripted in pencil with her name on the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The accompanying data gives a detailed look at academic performances, the makeup of the student body, and those students deemed economically disadvantaged.
U.S. News recently released their yearly high school rankings, and though Pottstown High School did not perform well enough to be ranked, the accompanying data gives a detailed look at academic performances, the makeup of the student body, and those students deemed economically disadvantaged. The total enrollment for the high school is 826 students, and the school has a staff of 60 teachers, which breaks down to a 14:1 teacher/student ratio. By grade, the student body looks like this: The student body is comprised of 51-percent male students to 49-percent female students, and half of the entire student body is listed as minority students, with the largest percentage being African American students at 40-percent of total enrollment. …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Second grade students at Edgewood Elementary School gained new appreciation for the joy and value of reading, thanks to a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles Book Mobile.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Joseph T. Lombardo, 59, of Reading, is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 48-year-old mentally disabled woman over a period of two years.
A Reading man is in custody after police say he repeatedly raped a 48-year-old mentally disabled woman over the course of two years. According to the Pottstown Mercury, Joseph T. Lombardo, 59, is charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and indecent exposure, in connection with the alleged repeated abuse of a Sinking Spring woman beginning in 2009 and ending in 2011. Lombardo, who owns a transporation company for the mentally disabled called Life Coach Companion, initially came into contact with the victim when he was hired to transport the woman to the Special Olympics in 2009. A report by NBC10 states that over the course of the following two years, he allegedly sexually assaulted the woman numerous …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Raquel Rosario, 43, was allegedly captured on video encouraging her daughter to fight another girl outside of an area high school.
A mother is facing nurmerous criminal charges after she was allegedly captured on video encouraging her daughter to fight another girl at the Citadel in Reading. According to a report by 69 News, Raquel Rosario, 43, was allegedly captured on video shouting words of encouragement to her daughter as she fought a girl outside of the Intermediate High School on January 3. Police allege that the girls sister, Precious Irizarry, 22, also encouraged the fight, which lead authorities to charge her, as well. Click here to follow us on Facebook A seperate report in the Reading Eagle states that Rosario's daughter called her during the school day to inform her that she planned to fight another girl after school. Rosario, along with Irizarry, arrived…
Sunday, December 23, 2012
ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to share their favorite books.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Are you giving books to your kids as gifts? Which ones are you picking out for friends and family? ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to finish this sentence: The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____. Pick up some of these favorites for the kids in your life, or browse through ReadKiddoRead.com for books that are sure to please any young person this holiday season. Mark Teixeira The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. The book is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, given to me by my friend and high school principal, Barry Fitzpatrick. While I can't single out any book as my favorite, this book stands out because …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Marco Cuevas Mora, 22, will serve two-to-six years in state prison following his guilty plea to homicide by vehicle and DUI.
A Reading man has been sentenced to two-to-six years in state prison for his role in the April DUI crash on Route 422, which claimed the life of 19-year-old Armando Mora-Lemus. According to a report by Carl Hessler with the Pottstown Mercury, 22-year-old Marco Cuevas Mora received the sentence after he enter a guilty plea on charges of homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol. Mora, who is a Mexican citizen, could also face deportation proceedings once paroled from prison, according to the report. Click here to follow us on Facebook The crash occurred shortly after midnight on April 22, when Mora lost control of his 2000 Volkswagon Jetta while traveling 79 miles-per-hour between Grosstown Road and the Route 100 …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
All of us - adults, teens and children - enjoy a scary chill. What better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. PICTURE BOOKS for ages 2-6 The youngest children love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age group: GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE By Kazuno Kohara For ages 1-6 There are fuzzy pumpkin costumes in sizes as small as 6 months, so why not a Halloween board book for …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
One Pottstown first-grader has already read 25 books this school year.