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Springtime Student Open House at Tri-Pac Performing Arts Center of Pottstown, PA March 11, 2012


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The Mission statement of  Village Productions located at 245 E. High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464 (ph. 610.970.1199) is to “seek and strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate, and entertain, through the presentation of quality performing arts events and educational opportunities geared toward a diverse audience.” This local theater did just that Sunday, March 11th, 2012 offering free acting workshops for area children during their Springtime Student Open House.

The acting workshops were divided into grade aged groups K-4th, 5th-7th, and 8th-12th grade, and the classes involved theatrical games similar to charades and simple improv scenarios. Mr. Tony Girozzi taught the acting classes, and some of those in attendance were Hannah Paczkowzki, Sebastian Coates, Ben Williams, Erin Miller, and Dane Jensen-Sellers.

Tony G. has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Univesity of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA and has been involved with Tri-Pac since 2008. Tony G has filled many roles at the theater from acting to set and costume design to directing. You may have seen Tony G. perform in “Honk”, “The Frog Prince”, and Peter Pan” which are all past Tri-Pac shows. At 1 pm the community and open house guests were treated to a student performed “Hansel and Gretel”.

Beyond acting classes the Tri-Pac Performing arts center also offers monologue coaching, voice, flute, trumpet, piano, and guitar musical lessons. Acting classes range in prices from $95-$185 for a two month duration, where students have classes weekly. Contact the Tri-Pac for an entire list of class offerings, and financial aid tuition may be available for acting students who qualify.

Please contact Marta Kiesling at Village Productions if you wish to support Tri-Pac through volunteering, monetary donations, and or supplies.


Cowgirls, Cupcakes, & Couscous! by tjs February 7, 2012

Meet and Greet Hostesses, Terrie Uba and Jin Williams


The evening of Monday, February 6th, Jin Williams professional

business networker and fundraiser from The Referralist, along with

Terrie Uba owner and stylist of T&N Hair  Saloon, hosted a meet

and greet at the salon located at 1220 N. Hanover St., Pottstown,

PA 19464. Phone: 610-970-1606 Open Tuesday through Saturday,

call T&N Hair Saloon for an appointment or business hours. 

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Jin Williams with Nor of Bistro 137

Jin Williams with Nor of Bistro 137

This quaint western themed salon is tastefully decorated with

leather couches, complimented with cow hide pillows, and

antiquated cowgirl art. A unisex salon providing services for

cowgirls and cowboys alike! Little cowpoke (child) hair care

services also available.

Stylists of TN Hair Saloon, Terrie Uba pictured at far right.

Stylists of TN Hair Saloon, Terrie Uba pictured at far right.

Terrie Uba stated that at “T&N Hair Saloon we are here to achieve

the highest possible standards in all that we do. To help clients

achieve their most aspiring expectations. We prioritize competitive

pricing,  long term relationships, and total customer satisfaction.”

Meet and Greet Guests

Guests visit at the Meet and Greet

Guests visit at the Meet and Greet

Guests that attended the event were treated to free goody bags

filled with beauty samples, T&N coupons, and pampered with

mini chair massages. The nearly thirty guests in attendance also

had the opportunity to meet with T&N  stylists and discuss hair,

nail, waxing, facial, cosmetic, and product options.

Mediterranean Refreshments provided by Bistro 137

Mediterranean Refreshments provided by Bistro 137

Complimentary wine and Mediterranean cuisine samples were

served by Nor Sacli Basol of  High Street’s, Bistro 137. 


Cupcakes provided by Milkman Lunch Company

Cupcakes provided by Milkman Lunch Company

Mini tastings of ‘Jinny Von Cupcakes’ were sold along with raffle

tickets for a free T&N Hair Saloon make over, the proceeds

benefiting the multiple scolerosis foundation.

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Von Cupcakes” were prepared by artisan baker Sam Rhame of

Milkman Lunch Company, another growing Pottstown business

located at 451 North Charlotte Street.

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Lisa Futcho-Tucci jewelry merchandiser

Lisa Futcho-Tucci jewelry merchandiser

Lisa Futcho-Tucci an Independent Designer at Origami Owl Living

Lockets was also present, taking necklace orders and showing off

this latest fashionable jewelry trend.

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This fun event was insight into various culinary, massage

therapy, jewelry, and spa salon services that are available to

residents living in Pottstown. Please click a hyperlink to learn

more about any of these locally owned businesses, and remember

to patronize small town America!