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Go Schuylkill Greenways helps you plan your next adventure on the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill River Trail

People looking for something fun to do outdoors with friends and family don’t have to search very far with the new Go Schuylkill Greenways website.

The next adventure is just a click away. Whether it’s borrowing a bike for an enjoyable ride on the Schuylkill River Trail, renting a kayak for a paddle on the Schuylkill River or finding time for a do-it-yourself excursion; Go Schuylkill Greenways is the place to visit to learn about all these opportunities.

“The Greater Philadelphia Region is rediscovering how beautiful and clean the Schuylkill River has become. There are so many ways for just about anyone to enjoy this incredible natural resource and the trail that runs alongside it,” said Schuylkill River Greenways NHA Executive Director Elaine Paul Schaefer. “This new website will help residents and visitors to the area navigate how to get on the river or trail and take full advantage of both!”

Those that visit GoSchuylkillGreenways.com are first asked to choose their activity. For …

Rhythm at Reeves Featuring Patrice & The Show Coming to Reeves Park on August 25th

Celebrate the last Saturday of the Summer with Patrice & The Show at the Reeves Park Bandshell! Led by front woman Patrice Hawthorne of Peaches and Herb fame, this ten-piece band with its multi-talented musicians and vocalists has more than 70 years of combined experience! In addition to the live music, the event will also feature food trucks and family friendly activities.

For more information, please visit Phoenixville First or the Facebook Event page.

Local Baker Wins on Netflix Sugar Rush

Peri Anderson, owner of Brooklyn Girl Bakery, was part of a team that won the most recent episode of Sugar Rush on Netflix. I reached out to Peri to learn a little more about her bakery:
I started out taking a recreational cake decorating class with my mom when I was still living in NY. I loved it and moved to PA to be with my boyfriend (now husband), where I began interning for a bakery in Chestnut Hill. Over the course of 7 years I worked my way up from intern to pastry chef until I decided to leave in 2012. I do all of my baking in our home kitchen which is licensed and insured by the Dept. of Agriculture. Initially, I wanted to focus on wedding cakes so I immediately started contacting wedding venues in the area to see if they would include me a wedding cake vendor in their packages. I currently work with over 10 venues and several caterers in the area. While wedding cakes are my main focus, I also make cakes and cookie favors for all occasions. While I don’t have a retail locatio…