In Other News

Phoenixville school district files for ‘immediate’ possession of Meadow Brook

By Frank Otto fotto@21st-CenturyMedia.com |

Limerick Fire Company’s kids camp successful

LIMERICK — After walking away from a controlled fire he just put out with a fire extinguisher, Brody, looking at his hands through wire-rimmed glasses, explained how he did it. ...

By Frank Otto fotto@21st-CenturyMedia.com |

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  • Opinion

    Budget shields taxpayers, but challenges remain

    A contentious budget season has officially ended after Governor Corbett signed a $29 billion appropriations bill into law. But is it fiscally responsible? And what’s holding up reforms on the major issues, like pension reform, facing taxpayers across the state?

    By Bob Dick Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • General news

    Breisblatt directs first grid camp in Phoenixville

    PHOENIXVILLE - The turnout of just 12 youngsters for the first annual Phuture Phantoms Football Camp was far smaller than new Phoenixville Area High School head football coach Evan Breisblatt would have liked.

    Barry Sankey
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  • General news

    Lower Frederick Fire Co. slates Steak Night fundraiser

    Area residents will be able to sink their teeth into a juicy T-bone steak and help a local fire company buy a new fire truck, all at the same time next Saturday.

    By Gil Cohen For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Phoenixville schools may outsource some IT positions

    PHOENIXVILLE — The Phoenixville Area School District is considering outsourcing some of its IT help to a firm in Virginia.

    By Frank Otto fotto@21st-CenturyMedia.com |

  • General news

    Stipend increases approved for head custodians in Phoenixville

    PHOENIXVILLE — Four head custodians in the Phoenixville Area School District received an increase to the stipends they receive for the number of hours they work each pay period.

    By Frank Otto fotto@21st-CenturyMedia.com |

  • General news

    Beth Chaim Reform Congregation welcomes new rabbi

    Rabbi Michelle Denker Pearlman became the new rabbi of Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in Malvern July 1. She takes over from Rabbi Aileen Hollander, who has served as the congregation’s rabbi since 2002. Rabbi Aileen will continue to serve the congregation as the director of religious education.

    Courtesy of Beth Chaim Reform Congregation |

  • General news

    Kiddie Academy of Royersford receives national awards from parent company

    Caroline Klein, franchise owner of Kiddie Academy of Royersford, recently received awards from the parent company, Kiddie Academy, during their annual national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Courtesy of Kiddie Academy of Royersford |

  • General news

    CCLS is ‘flipping out’ over new digital magazine distribution, Flipster

    The Chester County Library System (CCLS) welcomes Flipster to the list of electronic services it provides to patrons. Flipster is a digital magazine distribution service where customers can access magazine from a variety of publishers through a web browser using their Chester County library card number. Users can also download a free app from iTunes to view or download the magazine to a mobile device (an android app will be available in the fall). The CCLS is starting off with 23 titles,...

    Courtesy of CCLS |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Meaning of Tears

    “Tears have always been easier to shed than to explain.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Letters

    Searching for a long-lost friend from Denmark

    To the editor: I am writing to you from Denmark on behalf of my 82-year-old mother, Kirsten Laigaard.

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