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Marsha Moss is the juror. Her professional career is centered in the field of public art. She has served as a public art curator and consultant for significant clients such as The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, and is currently working with SEPTA Art in Transit Program, Penn Medicine, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the Philadelphia Family Court.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:00:00 -0400 2015-04-24T02:00:00-04:00 2015-04-23T14:27:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Sacred Heart parish in Royersford holds grand opening of Fellowship Café]]> Sacred Heart parish in Royersford recently opened the Fellowship Café, a place for parishioners to gather for light refreshments. The parish mission to "Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples," is accomplished in the Fellowship Café each week.

To celebrate, Sacred Heart hosted a Grand Opening for the community on Sunday, April 19.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:38:12 -0400 2015-04-23T16:38:12-04:00 2015-04-23T16:38:12-04:00
<![CDATA[UVF students volunteer in the Phoenixville area during Community Day]]> University of Valley Forge students could be seen around the Phoenixville area Wednesday participating in service projects as part of their annual Community Day, despite the temperamental weather.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:10:27 -0400 2015-04-23T16:10:27-04:00 2015-04-23T16:10:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Schwenksville prepares for 7th annual Community Day]]> SCHWENKSVILLE >> The Borough of Schwenksville will once again be hosting its annual Schwenksville Community Day Saturday, May 2.

The seventh annual event will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at Meadow Park, 300 Main Street (behind the firehouse). The Community Day event is organized by the Schwenksville Borough Activities Committee and sponsored by Greenfield Senior Living of Perkiomen Valley, along with many other local businesses.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:13:46 -0400 2015-04-23T15:13:46-04:00 2015-04-23T15:13:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Black Sheep Pottery to hold Ikebana spring exhibit]]> Black Sheep Pottery and Art Center's spring exhibition featuring Ikebana invites a fresh experience of friendship through flowers.

The opening exhibition at the art center's Gallery of Contemporary Ceramics in Skippack Village presents dramatic arrangements of nature to highlight the gentle curves and crisp sculptural edges of stoneware and wood fired ceramic vessels.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:28:30 -0400 2015-04-23T14:28:30-04:00 2015-04-23T14:28:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Skippack's Off The Wall to host 3rd annual 'Small Works Show and Sale']]> Off The Wall Gallery and Framing located in Historic Skippack Village will be hosting its third annual "Small Works Show and Sale" throughout May.

The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., which, incidentally, is First Friday throughout Skippack Village.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:28:26 -0400 2015-04-23T14:28:26-04:00 2015-04-23T14:28:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: Learning Something New]]> For quite some time now I have known about the famous song "Let It Go" from the movie "Frozen," which was released in 2013. Whether it was Idina Menzel singing the Oscar-winning song or it was a host of imitations of little girls on YouTube, most of us have heard it over and over.

I knew about that song and I knew it was important in that movie, which now is the highest grossing animated film of all time and one of Disney's top franchises, but what I didn't know was where that song fit in the movie and what was really being "let go.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:59:01 -0400 2015-04-23T13:59:01-04:00 2015-04-23T13:59:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Wolf's budget has unintended consequences]]> Kermit Bell is worried about his 90-year-old mother, Louise.

Like many seniors, Louise Bell sold her house when she moved to a Palmyra nursing home and lives on a fixed income. But if the proposed sales tax expansion contained in Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal becomes law, her nursing home costs will jump by $3,000 -- essentially adding a 13th month to her annual bill.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:58:29 -0400 2015-04-23T13:58:29-04:00 2015-04-23T13:58:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Hydrogen fuel cells are the future of renewable energy storage]]> In the run-up to a solar eclipse on March 20 of this year, European tabloids had a Y2K-style field day.

In the middle of a bright, sunny day, European solar panels together produce about as much electricity as 90 large nuclear power plants. Germany, with the largest solar commitment, obtains as much as 50 percent of its electricity from the sun during the sunniest hours.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:45:47 -0400 2015-04-23T13:45:47-04:00 2015-04-23T13:45:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Calendar of Events]]> Ongoing

Skippack Spring Fest: Skippack Spring Fest, sponsored by Henning's Market, is back again Saturday, May 9 - Sunday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). This year's Spring Fest will bring delicious food, an array of vendors and fun for the whole family. Woodcarvings, purses, home décor, arts, crafts, food and unique shops are just a handful of the fun and exciting reasons to come to Skippack Spring Fest.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:28:22 -0400 2015-04-23T13:28:22-04:00 2015-04-23T13:28:22-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Herbs and spices or hot and spicy?]]> Herbs >> one of the drawbacks about them is that they are costly to buy at the store or market.

The big advantage is you can grow them most anywhere, indoors, outdoors, in-ground, in containers, window sills. Herbs enhance the flavor of foods as well as being used in medicines and perfumes. At times they are used in spiritual healings and rituals.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:01:43 -0400 2015-04-23T00:01:43-04:00 2015-04-23T00:01:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Percy (cat)

Percy is a neutered male domestic short hair who is white with orange spots and approximately 8 to 9 months old. Percy loves other kitties and would love a safe indoor/outdoor home with playmates. He is a good boy and never bites or scratches. He is up-to-date with FVRCP and rabies shots.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0400 2015-04-23T00:01:00-04:00 2015-04-23T00:00:55-04:00
<![CDATA[RSVP of Montgomery County volunteers recognized with awards]]> RSVP of Montgomery County celebrated their extraordinary volunteers and the contributions they make to our communities daily with a recognition event on April 15 held at Meadowood in Worcester.

Nineteen RSVP volunteers who have served more than 4,000 hours in our communities were recognized with the prestigious President's Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Service Award, thanking them for their significant commitment to volunteering in our region.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:05:21 -0400 2015-04-21T13:05:21-04:00 2015-04-21T13:05:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County judge moves AG hearing to larger courtroom, bans electronic devices]]> NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County judge has ordered that the hearing to determine if Attorney General Kathleen Kane violated a court order by firing an attorney in her office who testified before a grand jury will proceed in a larger courtroom and without electronics.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:30:14 -0400 2015-04-20T10:30:14-04:00 2015-04-20T10:30:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Parkhouse in Upper Providence wants to open more assisted-living rooms in geriatric facility]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The Parkhouse geriatric facility has given residents from its independent-living section, Montgomery Meadows, at least until July to find new homes so it can create more nursing care and assisted-living rooms in its facility.

Melanie McGarry, the nursing home administrator at Parkhouse, said July was given as a loose date only for notification purposes.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:42:20 -0400 2015-04-17T17:42:20-04:00 2015-04-17T17:42:20-04:00