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

By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

Philadelphia region investigators probe burglaries targeting Asian business owners

NORRISTOWN >> Investigators in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties are looking into a burglary ring targeting Asian-owned businesses, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the West Goshen Township Police Department...

By Oscar Gamble @OGamble_TH on Twitter |


  • News

    Phoenixville Borough Council interviews 6 solicitor candidates

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Sleet and freezing rain couldn’t stop Phoenixville Borough Council from conducting its search for a new solicitor.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • 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...


  • 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 |

  • 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.


  • 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 |

  • 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 @PottstownNews on Twitter |

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    Townhome project approved for former greenhouse site in Upper Providence

    UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The supervisors recently approved tentative plans slated to transform an inactive commercial greenhouse property into a Gambone housing development.

    By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Chicken and Cranberry

    Chickens >> What do you know about them other than going to the market to buy what you need? The chicken family — hens, roosters and their eggs — originally ran wild. They were domesticated way back when from Asian descent.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Spring-Ford students, Philly artist ‘Bring the Outside in’ at ninth grade cafeteria

    ROYERSFORD >> Local ninth grade students are leaving a lasting impression on their school walls, and it is not getting them in trouble.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

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