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Glenside business creates prop for Melissa McCarthy’s SNL sketch

By Linda Finarelli @lkfinarelli on Twitter|

Assisted living units OK’d at former Collegeville Inn in Lower Providence

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The Lower Providence Township Board of Supervisors has granted conditional use approval for an assisted living facility at the former Collegeville Inn site on Ridge Pike. ...

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  • News

    Photos of kids outdoors with pets can win prizes

    This past weekend was a welcome break from the cold with warm temperatures and sunny skies. These conditions are perfect for getting the kids outside to shake off the cobwebs of winter. It’s not only kids who get cabin fever, our four-legged pet friends could probably use from fresh air as well, so enter YOUR CHILD in the FREE Fit Kids Contest and his or her photo could be in the newspaper.

    By Diane Hoffman @diane5hoffman on Twitter|

  • Business

    Exton Square Mall shakes off loss of ‘Mallrats’ sequel

    WEST WHITELAND >> Cut. The Exton Square Mall is taking in stride news that it won’t be featured in movie theaters anytime soon.

    By Brian McCullough @wcdailylocal on Twitter|

  • News

    50 Chester County students to compete in spelling bee

    DOWNINGTOWN >> The Chester County Intermediate unit announced that 50 students are advancing to the 2017 Chester County Spelling Bee on Wednesday.

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  • News

    Counting Crows ... and other birds

    WEST WHITELAND >> For folks who are hooked on birding, there is never an off-season; they do it all year. And for those same bird watchers, the enthusiasm for looking skyward frequently expands to keeping lists, holding meetings, taking trips and buying expensive equipment.

    By Chris Barber|

  • News

    Perkiomen Valley Middle School East to present ‘Seussical Jr.’

    Perkiomen Valley Middle School East students will take audience members on a fantastical journey to the Jungle of Nool and Whoville as they perform “Seussical Jr.” in the Spahr Auditorium Feb. 24-26.


  • News

    spay & save: Jingles Jester wants a new home after a tough life on the streets of Philly

    Jingles Jester is a neutered, 3-year-old male domestic short-hair, mostly white w/ beautiful black and brown markings. What a loving boy! Jingles Jester is ready for a new home after being on the streets of North Philly for two years. He had an infected wound on his leg which was eventually cured but he will always have a limp. Jingles Jester gets around very well despite his limp. He is a good boy with other cats and seems to be okay with dogs. Won’t you make his 2017 great by...


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    Phoenix, Reporter & Item Community Calendar: Week of Feb. 19

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  • Crime

    Upper Merion police asking for public’s help to find Costco jewelry thief

    UPPER MERION >> Upper Merion Township Police Department has released a surveillance image of a suspect involved in a burglary at the Costco Wholesale at 201 Allendale Road.

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  • Business

    Tourism officials tout sport complex proposal for Montgomery County

    UPPER PROVIDENCE>> “Build it and they will come” was the burning imperative that Valley Forge Sports conveyed to a diverse crowd of developers, sports executives and hospitality industry folks at Oaks Center Ice Thursday.

    By Gary Puleo @MustangMan48 on Twitter|

  • News

    Phoenixville anti-discrimination ordinance faces criticism

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Borough council faced criticism for its decision to schedule a public hearing on a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance, which looks to protect residents from discrimination based on, among other things, their sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status. Critics say the ordinance leaves the borough vulnerable to potential litigation and needs more time for revision.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

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