It seems that all kids go through a phase of fascination with fire trucks and fire fighters -- some of them never outgrow it. If you're a fire fighting fan don't miss the presentation by Mike Kitsock on the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society. The free program will be at the Ashland Area Historical Preservation Society, 318 Center Street, Ashland on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
If you want to meet other like-minded fire fighting fans become a member of the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society. Annual dues are $15 or $125 for a lifetime membership. You can also tour the museum on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour is FREE but donations are appreciated. This is a great outing for your scout troop!
Do you attend or know someone who attends the Schuylkill Technology Center (North or South)? Take part in an online survey to collect information about students' and the community's opinions about the schools. Visit the School Climate Survey here.
How often do we get to hear a Pulitzer Prize winner speak in our area? Well, you'll have a chance this week. On Thursday, October 27 at 5 p.m. author and New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof will be speaking at the Reading campus of Alvernia University (and will be simulcast in the Schuylkill campus at the Cressona Mall). Kristof won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Half the Sky (co-authored with Sheryl WuDunn) about the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.