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Montco to spray for adult mosquitoes in Collegeville, Upper Providence |Aug 21, 2014

The Montgomery County Health Department will spray for mosquitoes in Upper Providence and Collegeville Thursday, Aug. 28, weather permitting, from approximately 8 to 11 p.m. The date for spraying in case of inclement weather is Thursday, Sept.

Spring-Ford School Board discusses eliminating per capita taxes |Aug 21, 2014

LIMERICK — Spring-Ford Area School Board discussed the per capita tax at a workshop meeting Monday night before a surprise motion to eliminate it was voted down.

Citizen scientists wanted for Summer of Bugs event at Valley Forge park |Aug 21, 2014

VALLEY FORGE — Valley Forge National Historical Park and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are partnering in the Summer of Bugs, a summerlong inventory of the park’s terrestrial invertebrates, better known as land bugs.

Phoenixville artist won’t let vandals stop him |Aug 21, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Local artist Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg may be best known as the organizer of the annual Firebird Festival, but his art extends to many different places.

Perkiomen Valley reaches tentative contract deal with teachers |Aug 20, 2014

PERKIOMEN — The Perkiomen Valley School District and the union representing district teachers have reached a tentative contract agreement, the school board announced Tuesday afternoon.

PMMC, Phoenixville Hospital patients caught in medical cyberattack |Aug 20, 2014

Some Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and Phoenixville Hospital patients are among the estimated 4.5 million caught in a cyberattack announced by Community Health Systems Inc., the parent company of the hospitals.

Breisblatt has agenda for Phoenixville football |Aug 20, 2014

By Barry Sankey bsankey@21st-Century

Local players part of Northeast Irish Rugby Club 10’s |Aug 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — The Northeast Irish Rugby Club hosted its inaugural 10-year-olds’ tournament on Aug. 9. Men’s and women’s clubs from across the region played in an all-day tournament in a round-robin style.

Local sports notices for Aug. 24 |Aug 20, 2014

FOOTBALL The Henry J. Bernat Stadium Fund has been established.

Auto Racing roundup: Shock over Tony Stewart |Aug 20, 2014

By Ken Johnson For 21st Century Media

PAPA basketball crowns champions |Aug 20, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - Three age group team champions were crowned in Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives (PAPA)/Board of Recreation (PBRD) basketball action for boys and girls on Aug. 17 at Reservoir Park.

Man attempts to escape Royersford Police during drug arrest |Aug 20, 2014

ROYERSFORD — Police arrested a man who allegedly struggled and attempted to run from police after an officer tried to arrest him for having marijuana.

Security fence for Phoenixville Police mulled |Aug 19, 2014

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.

Montco Quarter Midget racing |Aug 19, 2014

Tennis coaching legend Leo Scoda steps down after 51 years at Phoenixville |Aug 19, 2014

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

(Updated) Raise would bump Phoenixville superintendent’s annual salary to $230K |Aug 18, 2014

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.

Royersford Fire Department invests in multi-purpose truck |Aug 18, 2014

When it comes to saving borough taxpayers money, Royersford Fire Department is thinking outside the box.

Montco projects $1.5M deficit by 2015 |Aug 18, 2014

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.

Upper Providence OKs roof replacement for township building |Aug 18, 2014

By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys 21st Century Media

Fifty-third Philadelphia Folk Festival winds down |Aug 18, 2014

UPPER SALFORD — Philadelphia Folk Festival security volunteer Vic Martinson eloquently summed it up.

Trial for former GOP chairman Kerns scheduled for November |Aug 18, 2014

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.

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: What you need to know to start stamp collecting |Aug 18, 2014

The process of stamp collecting is nearly as old as the stamp itself.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: From noodles to nuts, cooking in ‘N’ |Aug 18, 2014

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.

Phoenixville paving project delayed |Aug 18, 2014

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.

Kelly Chevrolet to sponsor Phoenixville Area Soccer Club season |Aug 18, 2014

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.

Former Schwenksville Item owner/editor Bruce MacBain passes away |Aug 15, 2014

When opportunity knocks, answer the door.

Route 422 West ramp to be closed Aug. 22-25 |Aug 15, 2014

LOWER PROVIDENCE — PennDOT has annouced that the westbound U.S. Route 422 off-ramp at Trooper Road (Route 363) will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, for reconstruction and resurfacing.

Zoning change approved for former Trappe school |Aug 15, 2014

PERKIOMEN – The Perkiomen Valley School Board approved a “restrictive covenant” for its First Avenue Trappe building Monday night which allows a zoning change conducive to what the property’s buyer hopes to construct.

Phoenixville appoints planning commission member |Aug 15, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — After borough council deadlocked Tuesday on appointing a new planning commission member, Mayor Mike Speck reluctantly cast the deciding vote for Deb Johnson.

‘Orange Crush’ tennis tourney concludes |Aug 15, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - The annual “Orange Crush” Tennis Tournament capped off another year of week-long activity with finals in several youth divisions at the Leo J. Scoda Tennis Courts on Aug. 7.

We need housing finance reform now |Aug 15, 2014

Across the political spectrum, there is near unanimous agreement that the current housing finance system, in which Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other agencies are guaranteeing or insuring nearly 90 percent of all home loans, is unsustainable.

PHOTOS: Ronald McDonald entertains at Phoenixville Public Library |Aug 15, 2014

Ronald McDonald stopped by the Phoenixville Public Library on Wednesday afternoon to read to the children and entertain them with tricks.

Upper Providence asks residents for feedback in emergency services survey |Aug 15, 2014

Do you know how many fire calls/year there are in Upper Providence Township?

Good Samaritan Shelter seeks to offset roof replacement costs |Aug 15, 2014

A Phoenixville nonprofit that helps community members in need now finds itself in need of the community’s help.

Thunder Outreach sponsors benefit concert for Limerick burn victim |Aug 15, 2014

ROYERSFORD – Thunder Outreach is hosting a benefit concert for Kyra Tramontana, the 19-year-old victim of a work accident that left second- and third-degree burns over 35 percent of her body.

VIDEO: Irish Thunder performs at Valley Forge |Aug 14, 2014

UPPER MERION — The thunder heard at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park Wednesday night surprisingly meant beautiful weather and a song-filled evening.

Celebrate Can-It-Forward Day at the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market |Aug 14, 2014

The Phoenixville Farmers’ Market will celebrate International Can-It-Forward Day with a free canning demonstration on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.

Police release details of Phoenixville pedestrian crash |Aug 14, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Borough police Wednesday released information on a two-vehicle crash Tuesday which sent a pedestrian to the hospital along with some occupants of the vehicle that hit him.

Limerick man charged with touching girlfriend’s daughter |Aug 14, 2014

LIMERICK — A 17-year-old girl was allegedly touched inappropriately by her mother’s boyfriend while they were alone and waiting for the woman to return from work.

PHOTOS: Montgomery County 4-H Fair |Aug 13, 2014

The annual Montgomery County 4-H Fair was held Aug. 7-9 at the county 4-H Center in Creamery. The fair gives 4-H members the opportunity to show of this year’s projects to their family and the public.

Man uses SUV without permission in East Pikeland, lands in jail |Aug 13, 2014

EAST PIKELAND — After potentially violating a restraining order, police arrested a man for DUI while driving a vehicle for which he did not have permission to be behind the wheel.

Tree limb causes loss of power to 800 in Linfield area |Aug 13, 2014

LIMERICK — Approximately 800 people, mainly in Limerick and East Coventry townships, had their power restored shortly after they lost it Tuesday, according to PECO representative Greg Smore.

Perkiomen Valley School Board fills vacant seat |Aug 13, 2014

PERKIOMEN — The Perkiomen Valley School Board used the early part of its business meeting Monday night to select a new board member to replace the recently resigned Andrea Galambos.

2 charged for making threats against Pumptown Tavern employees |Aug 13, 2014

SPRING CITY — Two Delaware County men have several charges lodged against them after they allegedly terrorized a local gentleman’s club in Spring City, claiming to be police and threatening the bar with firearms.

Pedestrian struck by car in Phoenixville, no major injuries |Aug 13, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE – A pedestrian was struck as a result of a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in the borough.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish prepares for sixth festival |Aug 13, 2014

The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (BTC) Parish in Limerick will be holding its sixth annual festival next week, and it boasts fun for everyone, with some new attractions this year for all ages.

Mom and Pop restaurants shine during Collegeville Restaurant Week |Aug 12, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — The premier Collegeville Restaurant week, running through Aug. 17, brings the town’s vibrant culinary scene to life, while reminding folks that there is a world of flavor outside the cluster of big box eateries that have descended on the area in the last few years.

VF Christian College sues over Affordable Care Act abortion provisions |Aug 11, 2014

SCHUYLKILL — Valley Forge Christian College has filed a federal lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that it provide health insurance which could include abortion services and the “Plan B” abortion pill.

Auto Racing: ‘Doctor’ Johnson wins at Grandview |Aug 11, 2014

Grandview Danny Johnson, aka “Doctor,” invaded the 1/3-mile high banks of Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville on Aug. 9 to operate on the hometwon favorites in the 50-lap 44th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial.

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Technology changing the antiques world |Aug 11, 2014

Technology has helped many people get the information they need in short order. When it comes to learning the value of antiques and obtaining appraisals, more and more people are finding that expert advice by searching online.