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Housing Authority recognized for inovative design at Fairview Village |Nov 21, 2014

On Oct. 17, the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) was honored to receive the prestigious Excellence in Housing award presented by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).

Crossroads Presbyterian, Limerick Bowl to offer Turkey Bowl dinner |Nov 19, 2014

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those without a home or living alone.

Neighbors of proposed Phoenixville school site worried by project scope |Nov 19, 2014

SCHUYLKILL TWP. >> Township supervisors unanimously approved a zoning change in their last meeting for the site where the Phoenixville Area School District plans to build its new school and fields complex, much to the dismay of residents living in an adjacent neighborhood.

Empty Bowls raises over $18k for PACS pantry |Nov 19, 2014

Phoenixville: Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) held its annual Empty Bowls event at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus Nov. 7. The event raised $18,454 for PACS’ emergency food pantry to combat hunger locally and raise awareness of the global problem.

PHOTOS: Dogs give it their best at National and Philly Dog Shows in Oaks |Nov 18, 2014

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: Canines and dog lovers filled the expo center last weekend for Saturday’s National Dog Show and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s dog show on Sunday. To find out who won best in show, watch the broadcast of the National Dog Show at noon on NBC Thanksgiving Day.

TCHS Pickering celebrates Veterans Day with military band performances |Nov 17, 2014

To celebrate Veterans Day, the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus hosted a concert of the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast on Monday, Nov. 10. Brass in Blue, a brass quintet, and High Altitude, a rock band, gave a private concert to TCHS students during the day.

RSVP to donate picture books to Montgomery County preschoolers on Giving Tuesday |Nov 16, 2014

On Dec. 2, RSVP of Montgomery County will participate in the #GivingTuesday movement, a national initiative created to evoke the spirit of giving back to community during the days after Thanksgiving.

RSVP provides tutoring in STEM programs for region’s students |Nov 16, 2014

Algebra: a simple concept that strikes fear in the hearts of most high school students. As it turns out, algebra really is part of our daily lives and often, we don’t even know it. Still skeptical?

Humane Society, Spayed Club partner to provide spay and neutering services in Phoenixville |Nov 16, 2014

The Humane Society Phoenixville and The Spayed Club are pleased to announce a partnership that will bring low-cost spay and neutering services for cats and dogs to the Phoenixville community.

Perkiomen Valley School Board wants look at budget with zero-percent tax increase |Nov 14, 2014

PERKIOMEN >> Just about two months into the current school year, the Perkiomen Valley School Board is already discussing the next year’s budget and many board members want to get a look at one with no tax increase.

Upper Providence police officers lauded for life-saving efforts |Nov 14, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Police Chief Mark Toomey recognized five of his officers during the Nov. 3 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Phoenixville High School senior chosen to attend medical school conference |Nov 13, 2014

Sierra Longo, a senior at Phoenixville Area High School, is attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16.

Royersford pediatric cancer patient gets room redesign |Nov 13, 2014

ROYERSFORD >> In July 2008, Trey Love, a then 21-month-old boy from Royersford, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.

Dogs to strut their stuff at the Expo Center this weekend |Nov 13, 2014

More than 1,500 purebred dogs are hoping to earn barking rights to the most distinguished canine title in the country when the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show takes over the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks on Nov.

Phoenixville holds special events in honor of Veterans Day |Nov 13, 2014

Honoring our vets: A number of events were held in Phoenixville last weekend and Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. Above, left to right, Fred Bieler, Dan Stranick and Don Mahoney of Phoenixville VFW Post 1564 display the colors during Phoenixville Area High School’s Saluting Our Veterans on Tuesday.

Multimedia presentation maps local American Revolution battles |Nov 10, 2014

Sean Moir, a Tredyffrin Township resident and owner of Western Heritage Mapping in Valley Forge, will present “A Fortnight in Chester County – The Philadelphia Campaign of 1777” at Duportail House, 297 Adams Drive, Chesterbrook, on Wednesday, Nov.

Zwikl stepping down as director of Schuylkill Heritage Area |Nov 7, 2014

POTTSTOWN >> Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt D. Zwikl has announced that he will retire, effective June 30, 2015.

Voter turnout around 45%, about average for governor’s race, officials say |Nov 7, 2014

Although nice weather and busy poll stations may have given the impression of above-average voter turnout Tuesday, election officials in Chester, Berks and Montgomery counties indicated it was anything but.

2 arrested after allegedly robbing bank branch |Nov 7, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> Two people were arrested Tuesday in Delaware after they allegedly robbed a bank branch inside a Chester County grocery store.

Crossroads Presbyterian, Limerick Bowl to offer Turkey Bowl Dinner |Nov 7, 2014

The holidays are right around the corner, and the spirit of the season reminds us of how blessed we are to be surrounded by loved ones.

University of Valley Forge hosting piano sale |Nov 7, 2014

Running through Nov. 9, the University of Valley Forge (UVF) is holding the annual piano sale in the Flower Chapel, featuring Yamaha pianos. The university entered into a partnership with Menchey Music a few years ago and as a result, UVF hosts the company’s annual county sale.

Phoenixville Rotary Club to host annual Community Breakfast |Nov 7, 2014

The Rotary Club of Phoenixville will be hosting its annual Community Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Phoenixville Senior Center (153 Church Street). The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 8 a.

Royersford accident traps passenger in car |Nov 7, 2014

ROYERSFORD >> An accident early Thursday morning left a passenger pinned inside a vehicle.

Royersford woman admits fraudulently receiving $145K in disability benefits |Nov 7, 2014

NORRISTOWN >> A Royersford woman has admitted to fraudulently obtaining more than $145,000 in federal disability income, while still working, by illegally using the identifying information of a relative.

Skippack man, ex-treasurer of Upper Gwynedd fire company, jailed for $250K theft |Nov 7, 2014

NORRISTOWN >> A Skippack man faces time in jail and a lengthy period of probation after he admitted to stealing about $250,000 while working as treasurer of the Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Department, reportedly so he could live a lavish lifestyle.

Phoenixville man charged in credit card, vehicle thefts in Worcester |Nov 7, 2014

WORCESTER >> A Phoenixville man faces more than 70 charges after allegedly stealing credit cards and vehicles in Worcester Township.

Limerick receives state grant to implement new trail |Nov 7, 2014

LIMERICK >> A $250,000 grant awarded to the township will complete a planned trail near Limerick Elementary School.

Phoenixville school board names new community budget committee |Nov 7, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Area School Board named the latest addition of its Community Budget Advisory Committee earlier this month, carrying over just one member from last year’s committee.

Phoenixville voters run into polling place confusion |Nov 7, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> New ward boundary lines caused some confusion at polling sites on Tuesday.

Spring City man charged in East Vincent burglaries |Nov 7, 2014

EAST VINCENT >> A Spring City man is facing charges after East Vincent police responded to several burglaries in the area.

Phoenixville gets $317K reimbursement for middle school from state |Nov 7, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> After a freeze lasting three years, the Phoenixville Area School District finally secured a state reimbursement for its middle school project.

Phoenixville mayor’s street-sweeping veto stands |Nov 7, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> A vote to overturn Mayor Mike Speck’s September veto of a street-sweeping ordinance ended up in a tie at a recent borough council meeting, rendering it a failure and upholding Speck’s decision.

Lemon Run team honors memory of Collegeville-area girl |Nov 6, 2014

Although Erin Delia Moore lost her battle to childhood cancer in 2005, her name carries on through the team her Collegeville-area family has organized for Lemon Run Philadelphia, being held Nov. 9 in Fairmount Park.

PACS to hold annual Empty Bowls event to combat hunger |Nov 6, 2014

Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) is getting ready to host its eighth annual Empty Bowls charity dinner on Friday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Technical College High School - Pickering Campus.

Quigley takes revenge, ousts Painter, wins back 146th Dist. seat |Nov 5, 2014

LIMERICK >> Republican Tom Quigley won back the 146th District House seat he lost two years ago to Democrat Mark Painter by a margin of about 750 votes.

Corbin beats Burns, continues Republican streak in 155th Pa. House Dist. |Nov 5, 2014

Republican dominance continued in Chester County’s 155th state House District Tuesday night as Rep. Becky Corbin won handily over Democratic challenger James Burns.

Mike Vereb wins fifth term as state representative |Nov 5, 2014

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> Republican State Rep. Mike Vereb was re-elected to his fifth two-year term Tuesday by outpolling Democratic challenger David McKenzie III, a West Norriton commissioner and Montgomery County attorney.

PHOTOS: Royersford’s Sacred Heart celebrates Oktoberfest, raises funds for Appalachian mission |Nov 5, 2014

Royersford: Over 200 people attended the first annual Oktoberfest celebration at Sacred Heart Church last Saturday night, Oct. 18. The event was a fundraiser for a mission trip to the Appalachian Mountains in June of 2015 to assist the poor.

Rafferty easily wins reelection to 44th state Senate seat |Nov 5, 2014

LIMERICK >> Incumbent Republican state Sen. John Rafferty Jr. cruised to an easy victory Tuesday night, defeating Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone by more than 15,000 votes in the race for the 44th Senatorial District seat, according to unofficial results.

Mensch claims victory over Hansen for state Senate seat |Nov 5, 2014

State Sen. Bob Mensch looks likely to have fended off a challenge from Lansdale Borough Councilman Jack Hansen for re-election to the state Legislature.

Ryan Costello wins in 6th Congressional District |Nov 5, 2014

Republican Ryan Costello defeated Democrat Manan Trivedi to keep Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District in Republican hands.

Kampf wins 3rd election, keeps 157th seat |Nov 5, 2014

Republican Warren Kampf retained his seat in the 157th state House District Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Marian Moskowitz by roughly 2,000 votes.

PHOTOS: Phoenixville Halloween parade mixes old with new |Nov 3, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> Ghosts, princess and superheroes walked Bridge Street last Saturday as a part of the borough’s Halloween parade.

Rafferty, Cozzone face off in the 44th state Senate Dist. |Nov 3, 2014

State Sen. John C. Rafferty Jr. , who has represented Pennsylvania’s 44th state Senate District since 2003, is facing a challenge on Election Day from Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone.

Hansen challenges Mensch for state 24th Dist. Senate seat |Nov 3, 2014

Democrat Jack Hansen, a Lansdale borough councilman, is challenging Republican state Sen. Robert Mensch to represent Pennsylvania’s 24th Senate District, which includes much of Montgomery and parts of Berks and Bucks counties.

Costello, Trivedi debate for the 6th district seat |Nov 3, 2014

West Chester >> Republican candidate Ryan Costello and Democratic candidate Manan Trivedi, the two hopefuls for the Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district, debated Monday at West Chester University.

Costello, Trivedi vie for Pa.’s 6th Congressional District seat |Nov 3, 2014

For the first time in more than a decade, there is no incumbent running in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District.

New 146th House District lines explained |Nov 3, 2014

The 146th state House District is not what it used to be.

Vereb, McKenzie square off in 150th Pa. House District |Nov 3, 2014

NORRISTOWN >> Republican state Rep. Mike Vereb is seeking his fifth term representing the 150th state House District against Democratic challenger David McKenzie III, a West Norriton commissioner and Montgomery County attorney.

Are you in the 6th? |Nov 3, 2014

The 6th Congressional District stretches through four Pennsylvania counties — Berks, Chester, Montgomery and Lebanon.