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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Upcoming boxing card

READING -. King’s Promotions returns to the Allentown area on Saturday February 27th where they will host an exciting professional and amateur boxing card pitting Reading fighters against their nearby Allentown counterparts. The event will consist of five professional fights featuring local fan favorites, as well as five amateur fights featuring the Allentown Boxing Club vs Reading’s King’s Gym. It will take place at the Rodeway Inn & Conference Center at Routes 22 & 39 in Allentown.
The professional fights will feature Jason Cintron vs Doel Carrasquillo in the main event. Cintron, the brother of former IBF welterweight champ Kermit Cintron, is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Martinus Clay at Reading’s Sovereign Center in December. The co-feature will pit Reading’s Keenan Collins against Allentown’s Jorge Delgado. Eliud Torres of Allentown will face Hawaiian native Van Oscar Penovaroff, who currently resides in Reading. Also featured will be regional crowd favorites Travis Kauffman and Julio Cesar Matthews. Kauffman is looking to rebound from a controversial loss against Tony Grano broadcast on Shobox: The Next Generation . Kauffman was recently featured as one of boxing’s “new faces” in the December issue of Ring magazine. Matthews, a former resident of Allentown who currently resides in Reading, is riding a nine fight winning streak. Bragging rights will be at stake in the amateur portion of the night when fighters from the Allentown Boxing Club challenge their counterparts from Reading’s King’s Gym.
Tickets are priced at $25.00, 50.00 and 65.00 and are available beginning Jan.1st at the Rodeway Inn (610-395-3731), and the Allentown Boxing Club (Luis Melendez: 484-860-5162). Doors open at 6:00 pm; first bout starts at 6:30.

PAL Sports Expo

PHILADELPHIA –Thousands of spectators, exhibitors, athletes, and their families will converge on the Valley Forge Convention Center for two days of world-class sports competitions, health screenings, healthy cooking demo’s and fitness seminars.
The 2010 Philly Sports Extravaganza featuring MMA Expo is the greatest sports and fitness experience in the Delaware Valley. The event is dedicated to help everyone start off their New Year’s Resolution with inspiration, perspiration and motivation to achieve all of their health and fitness goals!
“Everyone Deserves to be a Champion” –
Catch all the up-close excitement of fifteen action-packed sports and fitness events including, Olympic-style, weightlifting, strong man, and boxing with more than 1,000 competitors. New to this year is the amazing MMA Expo’s Combative Sports line-up, The Tokey Hill Challenge includes: OTM Grappling, USA Karate, Open Karate, USA Boxing, MMA Referee clinic and MMA Seminars with celebrities, Don’t miss it! Along with the MMA Expo’s diverse exhibitors the Philly Sports Expo’s Health & Fitness Marketplace offers the latest in fitness equipment, apparel, and nutritional supplements and non-stop fitness entertainment. Every event offers the opportunity for up-close and personal sightings and interaction with sports stars, celebrities and fitness personalities; traditional martial arts word champions Tokey Hill and Jimmy Pedro from Zebra mats along with Master Michael Graves and Master Jose Torres will be on hand. MMA champions Cung Le, Sean Sherk, Shonie Carter and Matt Hamill along with World Champion and just added UFC Hall of Famer, Ultimate Fighting Champion Dan Severn will be signing autographs all weekend for free. New sports this year also include the Mid Atlantic Cheerleading & Gymnastics Championships, Old Time Feats of Strength, Olympic Lifting Competition, USA Boxing and Submission Grappling.

The Philadelphia Sports Extravaganza will again present the FAME North East Bodybuilding, Figure and Bathing Suit Model Championships and the Battle of the TITANS Arm Wrestling and Strong Man Contests.
The show hours are Saturday, January 9th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the Celebrity Meet and Greet party starting at 8pm and Sunday January 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $20 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted for free . Tickets purchased in advance online are priced at $15. Celebrity Meet and Greet Tickets are $50.00 per person
Visit for a full listing of events and to purchase advance tickets.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Boy Scouts for PACS

Local Boy Scout troop 85 and Cub Scout pack 85 collected over a thousand cans and boxes of food and baby formula for Phoenixville Area Community Services. John Lukowski, the scoutmaster said this is one of the many community service projects the scouts perform in the community. The boys enjoyed sorting the many cans and boxes on the porch of PACS. For information on joining one of the scout groups families can call John Lukowski at 610-917-0167.

Santa Story Time with the Royersford Library

On Saturday, December 12, at 11:00 AM, Santa Claus will be on hand for his usual story time with the Royersford Free Public Library; only this year it will take place at the Friendship Fire Company, 269 Green Street, Royersford. There will be plenty of room and. . .a parking lot! Makin’Music’s Mr. Daniel will start us out with a Christmas sing-a-long. After that Santa will read a few stories and begin to take the children’s requests. He will stay until every child has a chance to speak with him.
In addition to Santa there will be a bake sale, cookies and milk, crafts, and activities for children to enjoy while waiting their turn. Donate an item to the bake sale and be one of the first families to visit with Santa.
There will also be a holiday toy raffle. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets are available at the library now, and the toys are on display at the library.
The library is located at 200 South Fourth Avenue. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 8 PM and Friday and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Closed Sundays. A used-book sale room is open during regular hours. For more info call (610) 948-7277 or visit the website at

Looking for LEGOS

With hopes to start a Lego Club for age’s kindergarten through fourth grade, Royersford Free Public Library is looking for donations of new or used Lego building blocks. The club is scheduled to begin on Monday afternoon, January 4, 2010. It will run for the first four weeks of January, from 4:15 to 5:15 in the afternoon. Participants may sign-up beginning December 1, 2009. There will be space for 20 children on each day.
Considering its likely success, the Lego Club will repeat its sessions on the first four Tuesdays in February, the first four Wednesdays in March, the first four Thursdays in April, and back to the first four Mondays in May.
Donations can be dropped off at the Royersford Free Public Library during regular business hours. Royersford Free Public Library is a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library. It is located at 200 South Fourth Avenue, Royersford. For more information call (610) 948-7277.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Give to the SPCA this holiday

The Borough of Royersford will be a drop off point for the Montgomery County SPCA food drive. The SPCA can use canned and dry pet food for dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pig. The SPCA could also use small litter boxes and towels.

Please help the SPCA by dropping off items at the Royersford Borough Hall between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For additional information please call 610.948.3737.
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