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Drop in PSSA scores worries school board |Sep 26, 2014

LIMERICK — Superintendent David Goodin and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Keith Floyd gave a presentation on standardized test scores of Spring-Ford Area School District students in last week’s board workshop meeting.

New teacher contract approved for Spring-Ford |Sep 26, 2014

LIMERICK — Almost two years after negotiations began and with one full year working under an expired contract, a state mediator’s proposal was approved as the basis for a new contract for Spring-Ford Area School District’s teachers.

Limerick agrees to revise sewer line deal |Sep 26, 2014

Limerick — The township and a developer digging sewer laterals who ran into some difficulty during the installation have come to an agreement on how best to move forward.

Rainy weather causes crash in Limerick Thursday |Sep 26, 2014

Slick roads due to Thursday’s rainy weather reportedly caused an accident in Limerick.

Distributor of synthetic drugs to Montco stores is headed to jail |Sep 26, 2014

norristown >> An Allentown man has jail in his future after he admitted to running a business involved in the illegal distribution of synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia, primarily to gas stations and convenience stores in Montgomery and Lehigh counties.

G Lodge Restaurant celebrates 30 years under current ownership |Sep 26, 2014

The G Lodge Restaurant of Phoenixville will reach its landmark 30th anniversary of being in business on Oct. 1. Open seven days a week, the long-running breakfast and lunch spot has been a favorite destination in the community for many years.

Body found by burning vehicle in Valley Forge Park |Sep 26, 2014

LOWER PROVIDENCE — A dead body was discovered next to a burning vehicle near the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge National Historical Park Tuesday night.

Community turns out for free child safety seat checks |Sep 26, 2014

Phoenixville area residents had the chance to learn how they could improve their children’s safety in the car and meet the Philly Phanatic last Saturday.

Pennypacker Mills to host All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival |Sep 26, 2014

With the changing of the seasons, bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. and experience a very Victorian All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival.

PV Post Prom partners with Impact Thrift Stores for clothing donation fundraiser |Sep 26, 2014

The PV Post Prom Committee is partnering again with Impact Thrift Stores for the upcoming fall clothing drive, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Perkiomen Valley High School, located at 509 Gravel Pike in Collegeville.

Corbett announces grant funding for Skippack water line work |Sep 26, 2014

SKIPPACK — State grant funding has been announced that will connect a stretch of homes in Skippack Township with public water lines in an area where contaminated water wells were first found more than a decade ago.

Humane Society Phoenixville celebrates 1st anniversary on First Friday |Sep 25, 2014

This first Friday of October will be a very special first Friday for the Humane Society Phoenixville & The Art Deska Gallery. Not only will the Humane Society Phoenixville & The Art Deska Gallery be participating in the Borough of Phoenixville’s regular First Friday festivities, but it will also be commemorating its first anniversary in the borough.

Malvern Prep community welcomes class of 2018 with brotherhood ceremony |Sep 25, 2014

The freshman class of Malvern Prep has officially embarked on their upper school journey.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: Sugar and Spice and everything Salt? |Sep 25, 2014

SUGAR – was originally considered a luxury. Eventually it became cheap, common and widely used.

Kiwanis Community Day and Chicken BBQ slated for Oct. 4 |Sep 25, 2014

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is sponsoring their Community Day and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Reeves Park.

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park hosts monarch butterfly release |Sep 25, 2014

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park hosted its annual monarch butterfly release Sept. 13. The event includes educational programs and allows visitors a chance to interact with the monarchs. Once released, the butterflies migrate south for the winter.

‘Fall in Love with Facetime’ and win tickets to SNL or Fallon |Sep 25, 2014

Facetime Theatre is planning its fourth annual fundraiser for Oct. 10 at the Spring Hollow Golf Club in Spring City, and it’s kicking it off with a fantastic raffle of VIP tickets to see “Saturday Night Live” or “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in New York City.

Nostalgia for a Cause: Retro Con celebrates the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s for charity |Sep 24, 2014

Take a step back in time when Retro Con, a convention that focuses on all things retro and raising money to donate to charities, returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks at the end of the month.

Shooter in Montco assault-rifle killing plans to appeal conviction |Sep 24, 2014

NORRISTOWN — A former Collegeville man who was convicted in June of a shooting in Norristown in 2011 that injured two people and killed one person was given a life sentence in prison on Thursday by Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Smyth.

Collegeville man admits to killing friend in Malvern, hiding body |Sep 24, 2014

WEST CHESTER — A Montgomery County man admitted on Friday to shooting and killing a close friend he had grown up next door to in Malvern, but was unable to explain to the judge who accepted his plea what motive he had for the murder.

Property ‘upset’ sale nets $2.1M for Montgomery County |Sep 24, 2014

NORRISTOWN — After about an hour and a half of auctioning on Thursday, 33 Montgomery County properties were sold to several bidders during county treasurer’s upset real estate tax sale.

Limerick awards bid to hook-up properties with contaminated groundwater to public system |Sep 24, 2014

LIMERICK — Further attempting to remedy groundwater contamination in the township, Limerick’s board of supervisors awarded a contract to a construction company to hook up homes in a northern section of the township to public water.

Proposed Spring-Ford pilot program would provide computer for every student |Sep 24, 2014

LIMERICK — Plans to implement a pilot program for Spring-Ford Area School District’s one-to-one computer initiative this school year were laid out for the school board during a recent workshop meeting.

O’Leary, Hunsicker among Montco Hall of Famers |Sep 23, 2014

Two local sports figures are among the 12 inductees for the Montgomery County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this year.

Think About It: Books That Shaped My Life |Sep 23, 2014

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”

Take a walk in the shoes of minimum wage workers |Sep 23, 2014

I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today.

Phoenixville PAL Youth Wrestling slates registration |Sep 22, 2014

Registration for the 2014-15 Phoenixville Area Police Athletic League (PAL) Youth Wrestling program has been scheduled for all youngsters ages K to 8.

Phoenixville mayor explains veto of parking rules |Sep 19, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the regularly scheduled borough council meeting, the council voted to approve an ordinance amending chapter 15 “Motor Vehicles and Traffic, part 4, General Parking Regulations, Section 15-406 Handicapped Parking Zones, and Section 15-411, Parking Prohibited on Portions of Certain Highways During Street Sweeping Hours from March 1 to December 31,” of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Phoenixville.

PSEA must restore rights of religious objectors |Sep 19, 2014

Jane Ladley knew in high school that she had a passion to help children learn to read. Her passion turned into her profession, and for 25 years Jane taught in Pennsylvania public schools, working with children with learning and behavioral difficulties.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: Rice - the main staple in cooking around the world |Sep 19, 2014

RICE – Is the main staple in cooking around the world.

Phoenixville cellist with musical legacy set to release folk rock collaboration |Sep 19, 2014

Phoenixville’s arts and music scene continues to thrive as native Michael Ronstadt, along with his musical partner Aaron Nathans, get ready to release their new album, “Crooked Fiddle,” on Oct. 10. The duo will embark on an East Coast tour to promote their first collaborative effort.

Phoenixville’s Meadow Brook Golf Club to shut down per court order |Sep 19, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — As of the end of the business day Friday, the Meadow Brook Golf Club property can officially be occupied by the Phoenixville Area School District.

Royersford cancer survivor rides to help others conquer the illness |Sep 19, 2014

A Royersford resident fought a tough battle against cancer, and won. She is now going to give back to the doctors who helped to save her life.

New Name, Same Mission: University of Valley Forge celebrates name change |Sep 19, 2014

As of Tuesday, Valley Forge Christian College has officially changed its name to the University of Valley Forge (UVF). The Pennsylvania Department of Education (DOE) approved the name change on Aug.

Spring City Library holds grand opening of new building |Sep 19, 2014

The Spring City Public Library staff celebrated the grand opening of their new home Sept. 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by community members and special guests who included several area officials.

Think About It: Life Lessons from Thomas Jefferson |Sep 18, 2014

“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

PMYC begins 59th season |Sep 17, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) began its 59th season of operation with two Little Brothers football games Sept. 14 at Charlestown Park.

Police ID man electrocuted after apparent attempt to steal copper wiring |Sep 16, 2014

UPPER MERION — Police have identified 41-year-old Marc A. Tuoni of Norristown as the man who was electrocuted in an apparent attempt to steal copper wiring from a 4,100-volt electrical junction box on the front lawn of Kennedy Supplee Mansion in Valley Forge Park Saturday morning.

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy holds open house for Children’s Discovery Room |Sep 16, 2014

PERKIOMEN TWP. — A 3-foot-tall caterpillar was found counting yellow, mellow fishbugs at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s Children’s Discovery Room Open House Monday.

Nation’s political divide examined in Ursinus College forum |Sep 16, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — No American needs a degree in political science to know that politics in this country is polarized at nearly every level.

Police blotter |Sep 16, 2014

CHARLESTON — An unknown suspect broke into a township residence by forcing in a window and stole $1,500 worth of property between midnight on Aug. 29 and 6 a.m. Sept. 2.

Breathalyzer tests administered to students at Phoenixville football game |Sep 16, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Students heading into the Phoenixville-Owen J. Roberts football game Friday night at Washington Field were breathalyzed to check for under-age drinking.

Spring-Ford eyes eliminating per capita tax |Sep 16, 2014

LIMERICK – The Spring-Ford Area School Board continues to mull becoming the latest school district to eliminate the per capita tax for district revenue.

Chesco makes 200 generators available to towns to keep traffic signals working |Sep 16, 2014

In natural emergencies, sometimes it’s what you didn’t think about beforehand that you miss the most.

Planning commission report shows increased housing construction in Montgomery County |Sep 16, 2014

NORRISTOWN — More housing units were built in Montgomery County in 2013 than in the previous two years, according to a report released Wednesday by the county planning commission.

Harpeth Rising to finally make local debut |Sep 12, 2014

Harpeth Rising was scheduled to make their debut at Chaplin’s on Feb. 13. But a snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow throughout the area resulted in the oft-touring band’s first snow-related cancellation in its five-year history.

Limerick, developer at odds on sewer lateral compensation |Sep 12, 2014

LIMERICK — A dispute over compensation arose between the township and a developer after he struck rock while digging sewer laterals for his new development off Fruitville Road and asked for more money.

OJR School Board rejects coach nepotism policy |Sep 12, 2014

SOUTH COVENTRY — The Owen J. Roberts School Board’s legislative and policy committee rejected two draft policies regarding parents serving as district coaches or paid club advisers when their own children are on the team or club.

Royersford police arrest driveway sealer scammers |Sep 12, 2014

ROYERSFORD — Police arrested three people in connection with a driveway sealing scam they allegedly used to rip off an elderly borough resident.

Motorcycle ride will benefit Justice4PAKids to raise awareness of child sexual abuse |Sep 12, 2014

MALVERN — When Justice4PAKids co-founder Bob Riley wanted to organize a fundraiser for his new organization with a distinct mission, he wanted to raise money in a unique way. So the motorcycle enthusiast started the event Motorcycle Ride4PAKids.