Pa. to announce med-marijuana dispensaries this week |Jun 27, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will announce the winning applicants for the medical marijuana dispensary permits this week, with Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties each set to receive at least location that will sell the yet-to-be manufactured product.

Pa. AG supports Montgomery County Veterans’ Treatment Court |Jun 27, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement officer showed his support for treatment courts during an appearance at Montgomery County Veterans’ Treatment Court shortly before the specialty court’s latest graduation ceremony.

‘Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect’ on view at Brandywine River Museum of Art |Jun 27, 2017

Occupying two floors at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the new “Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect” exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Chadds Ford master painter’s birth.

Trial date set in Schuylkill murder |Jun 27, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> It took some courtroom cajolery, a little verbal arm-twisting, and, to be fair, just some plain, old-fashioned judicial prerogative in the end, but Monday Judge William P. Mahon got a firm date for the murder trial of a man whose alleged shotgun slaying of his girlfriend was recorded on her cellphone.

2 Coatesville bars shut down for code violations after liquor enforcement check |Jun 27, 2017

COATESVILLE >> Following a liquor enforcement check at two bars Sunday, both were shut down for code violations, according to Coatesville police.

‘Project Dawn’ now on stage at People’s Light |Jun 27, 2017

Think of prostitution as portrayed on stage. Tragic, measured and distant, for many decades it was done in a well-worn approach seen in such plays as “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” or “Anna Christie.

KeyBank added to list of most civic-minded banks in the U.S. |Jun 27, 2017

Cleveland, ohio >> KeyBank has been recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded banks in the U.S. The distinction was made June 20 by Points of Light, an organization focused on volunteer service.

Montgomery County: Homeless population down 33% since 2013 |Jun 26, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Homelessness in Montgomery County is down 33 percent since the start of a program aimed to combat it launched four years ago, according to a recent study conducted by the county.

Child dies in East Coventry house fire |Jun 26, 2017

EAST COVENTRY >> A young boy died when his family’s home caught fire early Sunday morning in East Coventry Township, according to a media report and a source at the scene.

Friendship results in new Downingtown micro-brewery |Jun 26, 2017

DOWNINGTOWN >> Two friends meet in school and dream of one day starting their own brewery.

Music Around Town for June 28 |Jun 26, 2017

28 June – Michael Kropp at Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook (6 p.m. start)

Kids learn about fire safety at Limerick youth firefighter camp |Jun 26, 2017

LIMERICK >> Ask any firefighter and they’ll tell you that one of the most important parts of being a first responder is preparation.

30 youths participate in the fourth annual Junior Police Academy |Jun 26, 2017

UPPER UWCHLAN >> About 30 youths had the chance this week to learn about jobs in emergency services.

Elmwood Park Zoo ready for Beast of a Feast |Jun 26, 2017

NORRISTOWN – Elmwood Park Zoo’s (temporary) transformation from daily family destination to wild party location is underway as it prepares for its biggest event of the summer. Guests of this year’s Beast of a Feast, Elmwood Park Zoo’s annual summertime fundraiser, will enjoy sample selections from nearly 50 local restaurants, making it the largest food celebration in the event’s nearly ten year history.

THE TABLE: VIENNA – Not Just A Waltz |Jun 26, 2017

Vienna is the capital and largest city in the country of Austria. It is the 7th largest city in the European Union. Vienna is close to the northeast part of Austria – near Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic on the Danube River.

Challenge for Cancer Bike Tour set Sunday in West Chester |Jun 23, 2017

West Chester>>There’s a bike ride for all ages and skill levels during the 19th Annual Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning Challenge for Cancer Bike Tour on Sunday, June 25.

Montgomery County commissioners name new solicitor |Jun 23, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County Commissioners recently announced that Shelley R. Smith is joining the county’s senior team as county solicitor.

Toomey, Casey split on Senate GOP health care plan |Jun 23, 2017

Republican Pat Toomey, one of the select U.S. senators who crafted the secretive Senate GOP health care proposal that was rolled out yesterday, cautioned that it is likely only a first step in correcting a collapsing problem, while his Democratic counterpart condemned the plan, saying it guts Medicaid, hurts older Americans, those with pre-existing conditions and those seeking substance abuse help while giving tax breaks to the rich.

Spring-Ford board accepts official’s resignation, search to fill Region 2 vacant seat begins |Jun 23, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> Nearly a month after he submitted it, the Spring-Ford Area School Board officially accepted former board member Todd Wolf’s letter of resignation and declared his seat vacant.

OJR superintendent leaves for similar post with Colonial School District |Jun 23, 2017

The Colonial School Board in Plymouth has unanimously voted to appoint Michael Christian as the district’s next superintendent, hiring the top administrator away from the Owen J. Roberts School District.

Sam’s Club pulls plug on Exton location |Jun 23, 2017

West Whiteland >> The unexpected announcement from Sam’s Club Wednesday that it is closing its Exton location drew a large but disappointed crowd to the store Thursday.

Local applicants question medical pot permit process |Jun 23, 2017

The question of which of the 45 applicants in southeastern Pennsylvania would be selected to open a medical marijuana growing facility was answered Tuesday when two firms in Berks County were named.

Drivers in fatal Rt. 422 racing crash to stand trial for third-degree murder |Jun 23, 2017

West Pottsgrove >> Two men will be heading to trial in Montgomery County Court on felony charges of third-degree murder and homicide by vehicle in connection to a fatal high-speed race on Route 422.

Officials probe if spectator recorded portion of Bill Cosby trial |Jun 22, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County officials are investigating reports that a member of the public who attended the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial allegedly audiotaped a portion of the trial and took photographs from inside a satellite courtroom that broadcast the proceedings.

NEW ON DVD: ‘A Cure For Wellness’ is the work of a true visionary |Jun 22, 2017

“A Cure For Wellness” (2017, Fox, R, $30), the latest from Gore Verbinski (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), is old-fashioned in all the right ways.

Imelda May kicks off next week’s concert picks |Jun 22, 2017

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

Nine-week Philadelphia Zoo attraction mixes education and frosty fun in the middle of summer |Jun 22, 2017

Just you wait till the next heat wave.

NEW TO STREAMING AND VOD: Far from a classic, space-thriller ‘Life’ has its moments |Jun 22, 2017

A sci-fi thriller in the “Alien” tradition, the formulaic “Life” is far from a classic but it’s a decent time-waster especially for genre fans who can’t get enough of slimy, homicidal space creatures.

The Purple Xperience out to channel essence of Prince at Keswick Theatre |Jun 21, 2017

Minneapolis guitarist and pianist Marshall Charloff talked about being a Prince tribute artist in 2011, when Prince was still alive.

Judge releases identities of jurors at Bill Cosby trial |Jun 21, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County judge who presided over the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial released the identities of the jurors who deadlocked in their deliberations, but jurors will be limited in what they can speak about publicly.

The Adam Ezra Group headlines at the Sellersville Theater |Jun 21, 2017

Drawing from the tradition of American folk music, The Adam Ezra Group embraces their artistry, nurturing a community of fans through heartfelt words and music. Exemplifying this mission, the bands latest album release “Hurricane Wind” is a hands-on, groundbreaking collaborative effort with their fans.

THE YANKEE CHEF: This summertime treat is a peach |Jun 21, 2017

Give this sweet, crispy, hot and loaded-with-flavor treat a try. I waiver on mentioning ice cream topping for this delicious, summertime treat because. ... well, I don’t know why actually. So have at it and mound some real vanilla ice cream right on top of this dessert.

Don’t forget da’ dip: New ways to upgrade your apps |Jun 21, 2017

The heat is on – time for backyard barbecues, picnics in the park and beachfront bashes. So, grab some crackers, chips or veggies and dip into summer!

2 Berks County firms chosen for region’s medical marijuana licenses |Jun 21, 2017

HARRISBURG >> Two Berks County applicants were granted state permits to begin growing medical marijuana in Southeast Pennsylvania, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.

Delco handyman gets jail time for stealing $1M from elderly Chesco couple |Jun 21, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> A part-time handyman from Delaware County who siphoned almost $1 million from his unwitting employers to fund a lifestyle of luxury has been sent to prison after repaying the funds he stole.

Schuylkill Township moves Wawa hearing to Valley Forge fire house for bigger crowd |Jun 21, 2017

SCHUYLKILL TWP. >> In consideration of the sizeable crowd that showed up for the first hearing June 12 on a proposed new Wawa store, the township supervisors have decided to move the next hearing to a larger venue.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Arts fest in Manayunk, beer tasting in Lansdale, Irish fest in Havertown, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and much more on tap |Jun 21, 2017

Festival time Manayunk Arts Festival: The 28th annual Manayunk Arts Festival runs 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 24 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25 on Main Street from Shurs Lane to Green Lane and Cotton Street from Main to Cresson streets.

Rumor of $100M cut in education budget rattles fair school funding campaign |Jun 20, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Worried by rumors that the state legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts.

CONCERT: The End of America makes Steel City Coffee House debut |Jun 20, 2017

Critically acclaimed Indie folk rockers The End of America is one of the latest bands to emerge from the burgeoning creative renaissance that is putting the thriving Philly music scene back on the map.

Pa. Lottery films string of commercials at Ana’s Corner Store in East Norriton |Jun 20, 2017

EAST NORRITON >> When a bunch of Pennsylvania Lottery TV commercials debut later this summer, even the most discerning viewer probably won’t recognize the beloved local icon where the filming was done.

Multiple house fires reported in Chester County after thunderstorms |Jun 20, 2017

POPCOPSON >> Chester County firefighters were kept busy battling three fires after a late afternoon storm passed through the area Monday. The first call was for a home on McCormick Way in New London, which was reported struck by lightning at about 4:20 p.

Spring-Ford teachers authorize strike, continue talks |Jun 20, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> The Spring-Ford Education Association teachers union announced Sunday its membership approved a strike authorization as contract talks continue with the school board. The two sides of the bargaining table plan to meet again Wednesday.

Downingtown West students discourage parents from hosting underage parties |Jun 20, 2017

DOWNINGTOWN >> Instead of asking parents to buy them alcohol during the prom and graduation seasons, Downingtown students actually told parents not to do that.

Judge weighs media requests to identify jurors at Bill Cosby trial |Jun 20, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County judge who presided over the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial took under advisement a request by media outlets to release the identities of the jurors who deadlocked in their deliberations.

UPDATE: Power outage leaves Chester County government with limited phone, internet services |Jun 20, 2017

Chester County government entities are experiencing a power outage that has left employees working on limited capacity.

North Coventry Police search for theft suspect |Jun 20, 2017

NORTH COVENTRY >> Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a recent theft.

Women fighting cancer get some help at home through Cleaning for a Reason |Jun 19, 2017

Limerick >> For women fighting a battle against cancer, everyday tasks can be difficult.

Local boy, 8, named ‘police chief’ for a day |Jun 19, 2017

Willistown>>Willistown Township Police Department hosted eight-year-old Asher Callan as their “Chief” for a Day on June 6. He was awarded the position through an auction at the Spring Fair benefiting the General Wayne Elementary School PTO.

Blue Bell man: Never too late to pursue what you always wanted to do |Jun 19, 2017

Every once in a while, Whitpain Township resident Michael J. Lyons gets a “you look familiar” from somebody he’s never met.

Dates set for Washington Memorial Chapel Carillon Series, Valley Forge |Jun 19, 2017

UPPER MERION >> Washington Memorial National Carillon at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge will present the 2017 Frank P. Law Summer Carillon Concert Series beginning in July.