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PHOTOS: PCEF’s annual dinner raises thousands for Phoenixville schools

By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

Upper Providence rejects 52-home project on Black Rock Road

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The township supervisors have denied the Freeland/Black Rock Associates preliminary subdivision plan due to technical deficiencies. ...

By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys For Digital First Media |

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    PHOTOS: PCEF’s annual dinner raises thousands for Phoenixville schools

    UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Phoenixville Community Education Foundation (PCEF) hosted its annual fundraiser gala on Friday night at RiverCrest Golf Club. Hundreds of community members attended the popular event to support educational programs for students within the Phoenixville Area School District.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Facetime Theatre’s Summer Experience: Register now for Facetime Theatre’s Summer Experience for students entering first through fourth grades, running June 15-19 & June 22-26. Summer Experience consists of two weeks of half-day camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin Commons in Phoenixville. Session I runs from June 15-19 and Session II from June 22-26. Each session will focus on different skills and utilize different curriculum so that students can...

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  • News

    Groups seek volunteers to monitor health of local streams

    A consortium of local conservation and watershed organizations announces the second session of the Schuylkill Water Stewards volunteer training program, starting in spring 2015. The inaugural training program was conducted last fall, with 20 volunteers successfully trained and mobilized to help monitor and protect water quality in the French, Hay and Pickering Creek Watersheds.

    Courtesy of Schuylkill Water Stewards |

  • Editorials

    Gov. Tom Wolf inviting conversation: Who’s up to task?

    We’ve heard a lot of state budget addresses over the years, stretching back to Gov. Dick Thornburgh. They’ve been fairly predictable, as have been the default responses of the opposite party (one party’s “investments” are another’s “taxes” or “giveaways”).

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  • Columns

    Think About It: You Know You are Old If...

    One of hardest things to understand is what it means to be old. I am beginning to realize what Bernard Baruch meant when he said, “To me, old age is always ten years older than I am.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Crime

    Suspect sought in downtown convenience store robbery

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Police are still looking for the man who robbed the Save More Discount Store on the 200 block of Bridge Street last week.

    By Eric Devlin and Matthew D'Ippolito edevlin@21st-centurymedia.com and mdippolito@21st-cencurymedia.com @Eric_Devlin and @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Dougie (dog) Dougie is a sweet beagle, about 25 pounds, whose favorite things are belly rubs, sleeping and snacks. Dougie has an adorable tail that wags enthusiastically in response to any attention from women. Dougie was one of 60,000 beagles bred annually for research, and he has come a long way in overcoming the trauma that he suffered. While he remains shy and sometimes anxious around men, he not only accepts all the petting his humans want to give, but has started to ask for it.

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  • Politics

    Dinniman tells seniors he backs property tax elimination

    OXFORD >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19th, of West Whiteland was largely “preaching to the choir” at the Oxford Senior Center on Thursday when he described his efforts to eliminate property taxes.

    By Chris Barber cbarber@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • News

    Upper Providence rejects 52-home project on Black Rock Road

    UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The township supervisors have denied the Freeland/Black Rock Associates preliminary subdivision plan due to technical deficiencies.

    By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Exelon nuke plant seeks more Schuylkill River water during heat waves

    LIMERICK >> The Delaware River Basin Commission is considering a request by Exelon for permission to increase the amount of water the Limerick nuclear plant can withdraw from the Schuylkill River on hot summer days.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com @PottstownNews on Twitter |

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