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PHOENIXVILLE - Leo Scoda has decided the time is right to step aside now.

The man who built Phoenixville Area High School boys tennis into a dynasty in the old Ches-Mont League and continued on in the Pioneer Athletic Conference has submitted his retirement letter after 51 years at the helm of the Phantoms.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:56:57 -0400 2014-08-19T14:56:57-04:00 2014-08-19T14:57:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Security fence for Phoenixville Police mulled]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Addressing security concerns of borough police, council voted last week to put together a request for proposal for a fence around the back of the Phoenixville police station and district court office.

Chief Bill Mossman said the back area of the police station is too open and provides safety issues for officers, prisoners being escorted from the court and members of the public.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:41:26 -0400 2014-08-19T14:41:26-04:00 2014-08-19T14:41:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco Quarter Midget racing]]>

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:16:32 -0400 2014-08-19T14:16:32-04:00 2014-08-19T14:16:33-04:00
<![CDATA[(Updated) Raise would bump Phoenixville superintendent's annual salary to $230K]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - With his contract set to expire next summer, the Phoenixville Area School Board announced that it has begun negotiating a new contract with Superintendent Alan Fegley.

The proposed contract for Fegley would take effect July 1, 2015, and extend until June 30, 2020, according to information <![CDATA[Phoenixville paving project delayed]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Since bids received were unsatisfactory to borough administration, road paving which was hoped to be completed before the 2014-15 school year began will have to be pushed back.

In last Tuesday's borough council meeting, both the bids Phoenixville received for its road paving project were unanimously rejected.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:21:08 -0400 2014-08-18T16:21:08-04:00 2014-08-18T16:21:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Kelly Chevrolet to sponsor Phoenixville Area Soccer Club season]]> In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Kelly Chevrolet, Inc. is supporting Phoenixville Area Soccer Club through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2014 youth soccer season.

Chevrolet Youth Soccer is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:11:29 -0400 2014-08-18T16:11:29-04:00 2014-08-18T16:11:31-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: From noodles to nuts, cooking in 'N']]> NOODLES (PASTA) - Can refer to moist or dried strips of a flour and water/egg combination. Noodles come in every shape and size you can think of, such as thin, square, coiled, long and short.

Chinese, Arab and Italian cooks all claimed to be the first to create the noodle. Food historians believe that the noodle was discovered in several parts of the world around the same time.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:44:38 -0400 2014-08-18T13:44:38-04:00 2014-08-18T13:44:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: What you need to know to start stamp collecting]]> The process of stamp collecting is nearly as old as the stamp itself.

There have been documented cases of meetings of stamp collectors taking place as early as 1841 and advertisements placed by like-minded individuals who enjoyed stamp collecting in the mid-1800s.

The first government-issued stamp was introduced in 1840 in Great Britain.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:49:00 -0400 2014-08-18T12:49:00-04:00 2014-08-18T12:49:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Royersford Fire Department invests in multi-purpose truck]]> When it comes to saving borough taxpayers money, Royersford Fire Department is thinking outside the box.

This year, the department placed in service a 2011 KME multi-capable rescue truck purchased in January.

"We kept the residents in mind when we bought it," said Gary Wezel, Royersford FD chief.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:14:18 -0400 2014-08-18T12:14:18-04:00 2014-08-18T12:14:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco projects $1.5M deficit by 2015]]>

NORRISTOWN - The delayed sale of the Parkhouse Geriatric Facility and a winter of heavy snowfall are to blame for a projected deficit of about $1.5 million by year's end, according to Montgomery County officials.

The county is projected to end 2014 with about $381 million in revenues and more than $382 million in expenditures, according to a report released by the county commissioners on Aug.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:54:26 -0400 2014-08-18T10:54:26-04:00 2014-08-18T10:54:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Upper Providence OKs roof replacement for township building]]> By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys

21st Century Media

UPPER PROVIDENCE - Township supervisors recently approved a bid for replacing the roof on the administration complex along Black Rock Road.

The board awarded the contract to replace the existing 24-year-old administration building roof to Morrisville's KPI 2 Inc.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:52:30 -0400 2014-08-18T10:52:30-04:00 2014-08-18T10:52:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Trial for former GOP chairman Kerns scheduled for November]]>

NORRISTOWN - Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the assault trial against the former head of the Montgomery County Republican Party on Nov. 24, according to paperwork filed with the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Friday.

Robert Kerns, 67, of North Wales, is scheduled to next appear in court for a pre-trial conference on Sept.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:50:40 -0400 2014-08-18T10:50:40-04:00 2014-08-18T10:50:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Fifty-third Philadelphia Folk Festival winds down]]> UPPER SALFORD - Philadelphia Folk Festival security volunteer Vic Martinson eloquently summed it up.

"It's about music and people watching," the Pitman, N.J., resident said, just before posing with a group of men for the festival's second annual "Facial Hair Photo Opp" by the Martin Guitar Raffle booth Sunday afternoon.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:27:52 -0400 2014-08-18T10:27:52-04:00 2014-08-18T10:27:58-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Upper Providence asks residents for feedback in emergency services survey]]> Do you know how many fire calls/year there are in Upper Providence Township?

Do you know if your fire company is all volunteer, all paid or a combination of both?

What non-emergency services do you expect your fire company to provide?

These are among the questions posed to Upper Providence Township residents and businesses in a survey now being conducted on the township's website.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:38:41 -0400 2014-08-15T19:38:41-04:00 2014-08-15T19:38:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Good Samaritan Shelter seeks to offset roof replacement costs]]> A Phoenixville nonprofit that helps community members in need now finds itself in need of the community's help.

Two homes on High street that are owned by Good Samaritan Shelter (GSS) have a leaking roof that needs to be replaced, and the shelter is hoping for donations to make the $6,000 repair possible.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:38:20 -0400 2014-08-15T19:38:20-04:00 2014-08-15T19:38:23-04:00