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Travis Wetzel Trio will liven up the Reinholds Fire Company Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

Farm Country Shindig opens its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring “The Travis Wetzel Trio” at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall.

Berks County Art show to celebrate 35 years in business |Sep 29, 2016

Greshville Antiques and Fine Art, Route 562 near Boyertown, will present the Annual Berks County Art Show Oct. 2 through 9, held in honor of the milestone anniversary of 35 years in business.

Keim Music Fest coming up Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

There’s a fun-filled day of music, food, and history at the second annual Keim Music Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Jacob Keim Farmstead in Oley. This event is a one-day music event held outdoors to raise awareness and restoration funds for the Keim Farmstead, a property owned by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County.

Emma Ketterer named a Budding Artist by Dancing Tree Creations |Sep 29, 2016

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio is proud to name Emma Ketterer as their next Budding Artist. An opening reception, with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet other local artists, will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm.

Experience Adele, A Live Tribute Show to benefit theater |Sep 29, 2016

Our Town Foundation hosts award winning singer, Andrea Taylor, in her iconic performance of “Experience Adele”, a phenomenal live tribute of the popular singer Adele, at the Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South 4th St.

YANKEE CHEF: A sweet treat to enjoy on a fall evening |Sep 28, 2016

Here is a dense, creamy and luscious pie that is my version of a baked Indian pudding, but much tastier. As you can see, it has some milk foam, but don’t be alarmed. I will show you how to make 1 minute foam just like the celebrity chefs make on television, but without special equipment.

‘Long Island Medium’ coming to Liacouras Center in Philadelphia |Sep 28, 2016

“Don’t be discouraged because I’m at such a large venue. I’m not on stage the whole time,” Theresa Caputo said in a phone interview about her upcoming “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience” tour date at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

Five in Lower Providence charged with robbery, lying to police |Sep 28, 2016

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The tables have turned on a group of five people who claimed they were accosted by gun-toting intruder at a trailer park in Trooper late last month.

Valerio Coffee Roasters of Audubon takes organic free trade enterprise to new heights |Sep 28, 2016

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> Many local java enthusiasts are already well acquainted with the renowned varieties of Cafe Excellence, founder Anthony Valerio’s micro coffee roasting enterprise in Audubon.

Former Montco Dem chairman sees presidential debate firsthand |Sep 28, 2016

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. >> Watching Monday night’s first presidential debate from the comfort of your living room is a different experience than watching it from the 10th row of the auditorium.

New banners to honor fallen soldiers unveiled at Montgomery County Courthouse |Sep 28, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The vibrant colors of the new banners surrounding Montgomery County Courthouse represented a renewed pledge to honor 17 Montgomery County residents who gave their lives in military service.

‘More-with-Less’: Iconic cookbook celebrates 40th anniversary |Sep 28, 2016

Cara Longacre Hurst remembers testing many, many recipes. She was just a kid when her mom wrote the “More-with-Less” cookbook, celebrating “simple, joyful eating.”

Phoenixville man headed to state prison on drugs and gun violations |Sep 28, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Phoenixville man was handed a state prison sentence after admitting to drug trafficking and firearms violations that originated when he was found riding in a stolen car in Norristown.

The Stanford Marshmellow Experiment |Sep 28, 2016

“Every choice we make is an investment in a future we cannot see.” — Alicia Britt Chole

Welcome to my World: The Tradition of Hope Chests |Sep 28, 2016

When growing up in the ’50s, as a teen on a farm, I knew about hope chests. My understanding was that unmarried girls collected items, such as handmade embroidered linens, tablecloths, bureau scarves, and placed them in their “hope chest” in hopes of a future marriage.

Spring-Ford board eyes $10M high school expansion plan |Sep 27, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> An estimated $10 million expansion plan of Spring-Ford Area Senior High School’s fitness and performing arts centers had plenty of community members buzzing at a recent school board meeting.

New apartments in Chester County target 55-plus market |Sep 27, 2016

UWCHLAN >> A new luxury apartment complex is open in Chester County, this one targeting active 55-plus adults.

A change in plans for Chester County courthouse constant |Sep 27, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Elizabeth “Lizanne” Redmond, if you ask her, will tell you that the most rewarding part of her multi-faceted professional career were the 20 or so years she spent with the Chester County Department of Probation, Parole, and Pre-trial Services.

Phoenixville official avoids ousting by moving back to his ward |Sep 27, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> A special meeting of Phoenixville Borough Council that was previously described as a “witch hunt” ended with more of a fizzle than a bang.

Phoenixville Kiwanis Club and Jaycees to hold playground fundraiser |Sep 27, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> Two of borough’s most prominent community clubs, Kiwanis Club and the Phoenixville Jaycees, have partnered on a new project aimed at helping families with special needs better enjoy their time together at a local park.

Blast from the past |Sep 26, 2016

PAOLI >> History buffs and military enthusiasts alike enjoyed the Paoli Battlefield Preservation’s 4th annual Heritage Day honoring those who served in the United States armed forces.

State college and university union sets strike date |Sep 26, 2016

After weeks of failed negotiations and publicly lampooning each other, the union representing the faculty of Pennsylvania’s state universities has formally announced a strike will take place Oct.

Phoenixville official: Upcoming meeting is a ‘witch hunt’ |Sep 26, 2016

PHOENIXIVLLE >> Phoenixville Borough Council Vice President Dana Dugan didn’t mince words when describing the agenda for Monday’s special council meeting.

Felony Lane Gang members off to prison |Sep 26, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> One by one, members of the so-called “Felony Lane Gang” caught in Chester County and Philadelphia this spring are entering guilty pleas for crimes associated with the East Coast theft ring they were a part of.

Trial date set in Chester County child murder case |Sep 26, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> The Common Pleas Court judge overseeing the cases of three people accused in the brutal torture and murder of 3-year-old Scott “Scotty” McMillan has set April 3 as the date the first defendant will go to trial.

Ceremony held at Medal of Honor Grove in Schuylkill Township to remember nation’s fallen heroes |Sep 26, 2016

SCHUYLKILL >> Several dozen residents and military members gathered at the Medal of Honor Grove near the Valley Forge National Historical Park for a ceremony remembering the nation’s fallen heroes and calling on the public to lift the grove out of a state of disrepair.

Phoenixville School District eyes ways to close achievement gap |Sep 23, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> It’s an issue school district officials everywhere have been trying to tackle. What is the best way to close the achievement gap among historically under-performing and disadvantaged students?

Time is the most precious commodity of all |Sep 23, 2016

I’m sure I’m not the only one among us who has noticed that times flies.

The first day of autumn sees (fake) snow in West Chester |Sep 23, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> The first day of fall in the borough looked a lot like winter. Despite clear skies and temperatures in the 80s, snow covered the first block of East Gay Street Thursday. Production crews were in front of The Classic Diner and Side Bar & Restaurant filming a holiday commercial for the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Police seek Norristown shooting suspect |Sep 23, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Detectives are investigating a shooting during a home invasion robbery in the 1200 block of West Washington Street shortly before midnight Wednesday.

Communities can get schooled in fitness by using district facilities |Sep 23, 2016

School grounds are no longer just for students and staff but are often open to the community for fitness opportunities.

Pottstown woman sent to prison for role in murder |Sep 23, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Pottstown woman who ran a drug trafficking business with her onetime paramour is on her way to state prison for playing a role in the murder of another man during a dispute about money related to the drug deals.

Upper Pottsgrove mulls open-space trapping request |Sep 23, 2016

UPPER POTTSGROVE >> Township commissioners remain undecided about one man’s request for permission to trap for coyote, raccoon and fox on township-owned open space off West Moyer Road.

Ride for the river to Reading and end at Sly Fox Can Jam Festival |Sep 22, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> People can come along for the ride along the Schuylkill River Trail to Reading then end at a festival filled with food, beer and music.

Township and church come together for community fun in Upper Frederick |Sep 22, 2016

Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church and Upper Frederick Township will both have community days on Saturday right across the street from one another.

Montgomery County Sheriff rounds up child support scofflaws |Sep 22, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Some Montgomery County residents were startled awake by a knock at their doors during the early morning hours of Wednesday — county sheriff’s deputies paying a visit to those who allegedly owed back child support.

Tickets for Norristown Garden Club’s Holiday House Tour go on sale Oct. 1 |Sep 22, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The leaves on the trees haven’t even turned to red and orange yet, but some folks are bypassing fall altogether and heading straight for the mistletoe and holly.

Targeting romantic rival, woman crashes SUV |Sep 22, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned — especially one who is also drunk and behind the wheel of a GMC Yukon SUV.

PMMC, Phoenixville Hospital owner exploring ‘alternatives’ |Sep 22, 2016

FRANKLIN, Tenn. >> Community Health Systems Inc., which owns Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and Phoenixville Hospital — as well as three other hospitals in the region — is reportedly “exploring a variety of options” for its future.

State universities and union pursue 3rd-party solutions |Sep 21, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> As negotiations between state universities and the faculty union continue to stall, both sides proposed contract discussions be handled by a third party but under different rules.

West Point cadet held for trial in West Chester rape case |Sep 21, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A West Chester University student on Tuesday testified that after a night on drinking on St. Patrick’s Day, she awoke in her bedroom to find a man she had met briefly only hours before was in bed with her, sexually assaulting her.

That green stuff on the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County? It’s duckweed |Sep 21, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Runners and bicyclists on the Schuylkill River Trail have watched the green stuff grow all summer. It stayed close to the riverbanks at first, but in places, as the days grew hotter, it expanded so much that it covered the water like shore-to-shore carpeting.

Aqua Pa. announces Chester County projects |Sep 20, 2016

Aqua Pennsylvania recently announced that $3.1 million in infrastructure improvement projects in Schuylkill and Tredyffrin townships and in West Chester borough in Chester County.

Update: Truck driver pulled from quarry at Glasgow Inc. in East Whiteland |Sep 20, 2016

EAST Whiteland >> An oversize industrial dump truck rolled 100 feet down an embankment at the Glasgow Inc. Catanach Quarry injuring the driver and requiring an extensive rescue effort to safely remove him Monday morning.

Three largest Impact Thrift stores on tour itinerary |Sep 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN>>Yard sale season may be winding down, but the bargains at thrift stores beckon all year round.

Villanova Law hosts policy forum on drug epidemic |Sep 20, 2016

Radnor>> Better funding of programs and better treatment options in and out of state correctional facilities are needed to help a growing drug problem, particularly opioids, in the commonwealth, said state leaders and scholars at a Villanova policy symposium held Sept.

Phoenixville woman dies in 3-vehicle crash in Upper Providence |Sep 20, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Authorities say a Phoenixville woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Upper Providence Tuesday morning.

State Sen. Dinniman to recognize Medal of Honor veterans |Sep 20, 2016

Schuylkill Twp. >> Area Medal of Honor recipients will be honored during a special ceremony this weekend.

Limerick police investigate shots fired at home |Sep 19, 2016

LIMERICK >> Police are asking for help from anyone with information about a shooting incident early Sunday morning on Linfield-Trappe Road.

More delays for 422 construction begin Monday |Sep 19, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Lane restrictions on Route 422 west at the Armand Hammer Boulevard intersection are set to begin Monday