RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:29:22 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Gov. Wolf stumps for school funding in Phoenixville]]> By Evan Brandt

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PHOENIXVILLE >> Pennsylvania's budget battle moved to Phoenixville Area Middle School Tuesday with Gov. Tom Wolf touting the benefits of his budget plan and a local Republican state legislator taking aim at Wolf's claims.

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<![CDATA[LIVE: Gov. Wolf speaks in Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Gov. Tom Wolf continues the "Schools That Teach" tour to discuss his 2015-16 budget priorities at Phoeniville Area Middle School.

Reporter Evan Brandt is there, covering the event live. You can follow his coverage in the above graphic.

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<![CDATA[Molly Maguire's of Phoenixville donates to Good Samaritan Shelter]]> Phoenixville >> Molly Maguire's Irish Restaurant and Pub Wednesday donated $6,300 to the Good Samaritan Shelter.

Each year Molly Maguire's has an annual golf outing, donating its proceeds to a local non-profit organization. This year, proceeds the 2015 Annual Molly's Golf Outing's proceeds were designated for the Good Samaritan Shelter.

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<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week]]> Scooter (dog)

Scooter is a very sweet boy who was found wandering the streets of Norristown. He is a pit bull/boxer mix, about 20 months old and is neutered. With his sweet demeanor we know he had to be someone's family pet and this big boys thinks he is a lap dog. He knows how to sit and give paw.

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<![CDATA[There are plenty of fish, and shrimp, in the sea]]> The SEAS and waters of the world are major contributors to our food supply. Seventy-one percent of the earth is covered with water, while 96.5 percent of the water is ocean. So we are looking at a vast abundance of products. The items most harvested are fish and seafood for our daily consumption. The items from the sea are called salt water and fresh water fish from fresh water lakes and streams.

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<![CDATA[Think About It: Road rage on a bicycle]]> "Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair of the human race." -- H. G. Wells

Several of my UVF friends are avid cyclists. Nearly every weekend, weather permitting, Dr. Dan Mortensen, (Executive VP and VP of Development), Dr. Kevin Beery (VP of Academic Affairs) and Jonathan Capeci (VP of Finance) and sometimes a few more colleagues/friends pack up their bicycles and find their way to the popular Schuylkill River Trail (SRT).

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<![CDATA[Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations]]> A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

Clay For Water was created by Corey Johnson of CJ Pottery to raise awareness of and money for clean water access in developing countries like Nicaragua.

"We are all about educating people on both sides of the spectrum - people who have more than they know how to deal with, and people who have next to nothing," Johnson said in a telephone interview.

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<![CDATA[While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help]]> Early last December - in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy - Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before "being blindsided" by a heart failure diagnosis two weeks later.

A flurry of doctor's visits and cardiac tests followed, but her symptoms persisted.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief]]> When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I'd always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

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<![CDATA[Fun at the Kimberton Fair]]> phoenixville >> The Kimberton Fair opened this week and runs through Saturday at the fair grounds. Those going can enjoy food, rides, livestock competitions, and other competitive events.

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<![CDATA[Woman admits to bad check scheme at Limerick bank]]> NORRISTOWN >> Telling a former East Greenville woman her drug addiction is "tearing" her up, a judge urged her to remain in intensive treatment while serving her sentence for being involved in a bad check scheme at a Limerick bank.

"You can expect that forever and always this will happen over and over again, not because you're a bad person but it's a symptom of your disease," Montgomery County Judge Steven T.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT to repave Egypt Road, replace ramps]]> Get ready for more construction and slowdowns.

PennDOT announced Thursday that construction is scheduled to begin Sunday, July 26, on a $2.8 million project to repair and resurface seven miles of Egypt Road between Route 29 (Collegeville Road) and Main Street in Upper Providence, Lower Providence and West Norriton townships, Montgomery County.

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<![CDATA[THE BLOB IS BACK]]> Groups of people run with hands in the air out of the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville for the annual Blobfest July 10. For more coverage of Blobfest, see Page A3.

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<![CDATA[Penn Diner in Phoenixville is making regulars of its patrons]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The diner is making a sunny-side-up comeback in Phoenixville.

It's a new name that is trumpeted outside the corner anchor location at the Acme shopping center that was once the home of Starr Diner, but it's a name that packs a warm and instantly relatable punch: Penn Diner.

Who wouldn't be tempted to come through the doors of an eatery that tips its hat to our Keystone state?

As one enthusiastic Yelp reviewer noted, Phoenixville needs a place like this, adding "hope they stay.

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<![CDATA[Stable 12 settles in Phoenixville, celebrating its grand opening]]> Phoenixville >> Three longtime friends from Skippack are living the dream of turning a hobby into a business. Stable 12 Brewing Co. celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday morning.

Several notable guests attended the event including U.S. Congressman Ryan Costello, R-6th District; state representatives Warren Kampf, R-157th District and Tim Hennessey, R-26th District and Phoenixville Mayor Michael Speck, all of whom came to show their support for the new micro-brewery in the borough.

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