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PHOTOS: Experience Kimberton’s old-fashioned country fair |Jul 29, 2016

The 88th Kimberton Fair continues through Sunday, July 31. At the fair, you can experience everything the old-fashioned country fair has to offer you and your family. From 4-H Livestock competitions to Home Living Exhibits to Log Sawing, the Fair Queen Competition, a Baby Contest, plus great Food and Entertainment, its all happening at the Fair.

West Pikeland ordinance requires address numbering for shared driveways |Jul 29, 2016

WEST PIKELAND >> Township supervisors and firefighters worked together to develop address numbering approaches for residences with a shared driveway to multiple homes. Officials said that the required reflective numbering on mailboxes will help first responders locate these residences during an emergency.

Free KI pill distribution set for Aug. 4 |Jul 29, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The Montgomery County Health Department will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health Annual Free Potassium Iodide Distribution on Thursday, Aug 4.

Judge bars testimony about porn email scandal from Kane trial |Jul 29, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County judge has ruled that testimony about a pornographic email investigation conducted by embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane cannot become part of the defense strategy at Kane’s upcoming perjury trial.

LIVE: Hillary Clinton visits business in Hatfield |Jul 29, 2016

A day after becoming the first woman to accept the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton will be in Hatfield, Montgomery County, this afternoon and we will be right there with here.

PennDOT plans Route 23 bridge repairs on Aug. 5 |Jul 28, 2016

PennDOT officials announced they will begin construction next month to rehabilitate the Route 23 bridge over the French Creek.

Phoenixville, Royersford churches to host National Night Out events Aug. 2 |Jul 28, 2016

National Night Out is returning next week to help communities foster relationship with local law enforcement.

Pennsylvania delegates excited about casting ‘historic’ vote |Jul 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> Pennsylvania delegate Shelly Rahman couldn’t contain her joy after she voted for Hillary Clinton to officially clinch the Democratic nomination for president.

Imperial’s Catering to host ‘Lights Out: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ |Jul 27, 2016

On Sunday, Aug. 21, Imperial’s Catering in Trappe is hosting “Light’s Out: A Tribute to Frankie Valli And the Four Seasons,” a fund raising event to benefit the local non-profit Pillars of Light and Love, whose mission focuses on creating happy, confident and courageous kids, teens and adults.

Local Sanders supporters sad campaign is over, ‘but it’s kind of been coming’ |Jul 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The morning after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania Democrats were eager to recognize the former candidate for his work in championing progressive ideals, but were just as eager to unite behind Clinton for president.

Experts: Technology and youth dominating the voting realm |Jul 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> A panel of U.S. representatives addressed how technology plays in their governing and why it’s important to be civically engaged from emailing to voting at a forum sponsored by SAP.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Jul 27, 2016

Charlie (dog) Charlie is a four year old Jack Russell terrier who has not had an easy life. He was hit by a car at 18 months and lost the sight in his right eye and now needs a new home because his owner passed away.

Brandywine Living hosts 2nd annual Back to School Supply Drive |Jul 27, 2016

Brandywine Senior Living at Upper Providence, in Phoenixville, will kick off the back-to-school season by hosting its second annual Back to School Supply Drive.

Students honor longtime employee while raising money for prostate cancer research |Jul 27, 2016

It was hot and sunny and school was no longer in session, but that didn’t stop Devon Prep students, alumni, parents and friends from participating in the third annual “Batting for Pat” Wiffle Ball Tournament, named for longtime Devon employee Pat Nattle of Mont Clare.

Phoenix Community Calendar July 31 |Jul 27, 2016

Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

Chester County couple wins right to build on protected land in Charlestown |Jul 27, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A Chester County couple has won the right to build a house on an unspoiled, wooded piece of property near the historic Village of Charlestown, acreage that has been the subject of previous litigation over whether its conservation easement prohibits such construction.

THE TABLE: Australia - the smallest continent |Jul 27, 2016

The Commonwealth of Australia is comprised of the Mainland, the island of Tasmania and several other small islands, for a total of 2,969,907 square miles surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.

Laws in Pennsylvania would require massage assault reporting |Jul 25, 2016

Owners and employees of massage spas and therapeutic practices would be responsible for reporting allegations of sexual assault of clients under terms of bipartisan legislation that was spurred by a Chester County case in which a man continued to work as a masseur even after a woman complained that he had molested her.

Piazza expresses appreciation for Phoenixville roots upon induction |Jul 24, 2016

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. >> As a young man growing up in baseball, Neil Herman always liked the Los Angeles Dodgers as his favorite Major League Baseball team.

$3.3M in tax credits aid affordable housing in Chester, Montgomery, Berks |Jul 22, 2016

More than $3.3 million in state-administered federal tax credits will help plans for the construction of 155 low-income housing units in three projects, one each in Phoenixville, Gibraltar and Upper Pottsgrove.

Limerick board opposes Ridge Pike restaurant sign |Jul 22, 2016

LIMERICK >> Officials in Limerick Township are worried one restaurant’s new sign application is so bad, it could ruin the appearance of the Ridge Pike corridor.

Democratic National Convention brings boon to hotels in region |Jul 22, 2016

Thousands of visitors will begin arriving in the region this weekend for the Democratic National Convention being held July 25-28 in Philadelphia. An estimated 6,000 delegates and alternates will participate in convention week activities, and thousands more are expected to join the festivities.

Devon Prep Upper School athletes honored at Sports Banquet |Jul 21, 2016

Devon Prep Upper School student athletes were recently honored at an annual Sports Banquet held at the Desmond Hotel. Coaches and their assistants were available to talk about their teams, review their season and hand out awards.

Devon Prep names new Admissions Director |Jul 21, 2016

Mr. Kevin J. Mulholland, of Media, has been named the new Admissions Director at Devon Preparatory School. Mulholland, a Class of 2002 alumnus, succeeds Mr. Patrick Kane, of Springfield, who now serves as the school’s Director of External Operations and is responsible for large gift donations.

Spring City author weaves gripping tale of international mystery, crime in new novel |Jul 21, 2016

Author Thomas W. Becker, of Spring City, announces the nationwide release of his new novel, Terror in the Streets: A Novel of Mystery and Intrigue.

Don’t miss coverage of the Democratic National Convention starting Sunday |Jul 21, 2016

Once again, the eyes of the world will be focused on our area as Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention starting Monday. History will be made when Hillary Clinton accepts the official nomination for president.

Independence Blue Cross ‘Blue Crew’ lends a hand by beautifying Medal of Honor Grove |Jul 21, 2016

On Thursday, July 14, in the spirit of civic engagement and community service inspired by the upcoming 2016 Democratic National Convention, more than 60 Independence Blue Cross associates participated in a day-long service project at the Medal of Honor Grove in Phoenixville.

THE TABLE: Idaho & its capital, Boise |Jul 21, 2016

It seems the state of Idaho was named after a steamship named Idaho, which navigated on the Columbia River. Originally this name was suggested by lobbyist George M. Willing, derived from the Shoshone language, which was never authenticated as he later claimed he made it up.

Devon Horse Show and County Fair donates remaining food to PACS |Jul 21, 2016

Janet Heaton, with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors in Wayne, and Joseph Scott McArdle, with Keller Williams Realty in Audubon, each longtime chairman of the Devon Horse Show and County Fair, were on hand to deliver the remaining food items that were not utilized during this year’s event.

Tolls on Pennsylvania Turnpike going up 6 percent for 2017 |Jul 20, 2016

HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Tuesday approved a 6 percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2017.

Phoenix Community Calendar July 24 |Jul 20, 2016

Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown to host a second ‘Pokemon Go’ event |Jul 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo hosted a “Pokémon Go” event on Tuesday, July 19, but due to the hours of the event — noon to 4:30 p.m. — many Pokémon trainers weren’t able to attend.

Firebird Theatre presents ‘Hairspray’ live on stage |Jul 20, 2016

We can’t stop the beat! Come see this fabulous performance of “Hairspray” the Broadway musical, complete with live orchestra! In this Tony-winning show, set in 1962, Baltimore teens are dancing and singing while trying to integrate a local TV show.

Phoenixville resident begins Peace Corps service in Botswana |Jul 20, 2016

Maryanne Hayde, 25, of Phoenixville, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Botswana on July 30 to begin training as a health volunteer. Hayde will live and work in a community to strengthen the implementation of life skills education and assist students in local schools to adopt healthy behaviors.

$3K worth of Wawa coffee stolen by coffee caper |Jul 20, 2016

WEST GOSHEN >> Police announced Wednesday they are searching for a Wawa coffee caper, a woman who has allegedly stolen over $3,000 worth of coffee bags to date.

Enrollment now open for 2016 Phoenixville Community Health Leadership Academy |Jul 20, 2016

For the 14th year in a row, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation has funded a program called the Community Health Leadership Academy, which helps to identify, train and empower Phoenixville regional citizens for leadership roles that promote the community’s health and advance the quality of life.

Facetime Theatre summer stage to perform Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ |Jul 20, 2016

Facetime Theatre’s summer stage program will be one of the first in the area to perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from July 21 through July 23 in the beautiful Lenfest Theatre at Ursinus College in Collegeville.

RECAP: ‘Pokemon Go’ at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown |Jul 19, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown held a “Pokémon Go” event from noon to 4:30 p.m. The zoo put a lure on each PokéStop located at the zoo throughout the event to give guests the chance to catch a lot of Pokémon.

Phoenixville Borough Council requests halt on stalled parkway project |Jul 18, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> A project over a decade in the making designed to alleviate traffic along the French Creek appears to have hit a dead end.

Royersford Police cite driver for playing Pokemon Go |Jul 18, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> Don’t Pokemon and drive. That’s the message Royersford Police says it wants drivers to remember as the department has already busted someone for playing the popular smart phone game behind the wheel.

Phoenixville school district to close Rt. 29 for construction |Jul 17, 2016

SCHUYLKILL TWP. >> The Phoenixville Area School District will close Route 29 (State Road) between Pothouse Road and Campbell Lane in Schuylkill Township beginning Wednesday, July 20, for road widening and storm water installation, PennDOT announced.

Truck driver found dead beneath load of pipes in Limerick |Jul 15, 2016

LIMERICK >> A man was pronounced dead following an accident in which a load of pipes fell on top of him.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown to host Pokemon Go event |Jul 15, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo is hosting a Pokémon Go event on Tuesday, July 19 from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Royersford woman admits she obtained prescription painkillers by fraud |Jul 15, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Royersford woman has admitted to using a prescription issued to a disabled woman she cared for to fraudulently obtain painkillers for herself.

Trappe man sent to jail for role in Skippack burglary |Jul 15, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Trappe man is headed to jail for his role in two crimes that occurred in Skippack.

Phoenixville Police Chief Mossman leaving after 25 years to take East Coventry post |Jul 14, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> After a quarter-century of protecting and serving the community, Phoenixville Police Chief William Mossman is stepping down from his post.

2 teens on Perkiomen trail struck by SUV |Jul 14, 2016

PERKIOMEN >> Two teenage boys were hospitalized Sunday evening after being struck by an SUV while riding their bikes along the Perkiomen trail.

RE/MAX Achievers, Inc. welcomes new agent to real estate family |Jul 14, 2016

John Ohler, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Achievers real estate, welcomes Kim Welch to the RE/MAX real estate family of red, white and blue.

Local student Valentino Badalamenti, Malvern Prep, receives national honor |Jul 14, 2016

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced on June 22 that student Valentino G. Badalamenti, of Phoenixville, and a student at Malvern Preparatory School, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.