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Spring City American Legion post holds annual services in Black Rock Cemetery |May 25, 2015

Spring City American Legion Post 602 held its annual Memorial Day services in Black Rock Cemetery Monday, May 25.

Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville holds annual Patriotic Celebration |May 25, 2015

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville held its annual Patriotic Celebration in Reeves Park Friday, May 22.

Phoenixville community recognizes Memorial Day with services in Reeves Park |May 25, 2015

Phoenixville American Legion Post 482 and Phoenixville VFW Post 1564 recognized Memorial Day with services in Reeves Park.

5K Run/Walk benefits Spring-Ford Area High School Senior Impact Awards |May 24, 2015

More than 350 Spring-Ford students, staff and families participated in the second annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run April 24. The 5K Run/Walk benefited the Spring-Ford Area High School Senior Impact Awards.

Perkiomen Valley School District hosts PV Olympics event for students with special needs |May 24, 2015

COLLEGEVILLE >> Students with special needs from across the Perkiomen Valley School District had the chance to compete with each other in the district’s third annual PV Olympics event, held on May 5 in Thomas J.

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School students tour battlefield at Gettysburg |May 24, 2015

The seventh-grade students of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School visited Gettysburg on Wednesday, May 6.

Wolf chief of staff says governor ‘more than flexible’ on sales tax expansion plan |May 23, 2015

Gov. Tom Wolf’s chief of staff, Katie McGinty, said the governor is willing to compromise over his proposal to subject nursing homes, child care, flags, and many other goods and services to the state sales and use tax.

Phoenixville Boy Scouts place flags at Morris Cemetary ahead of Memorial Day |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville Cub Scout Troop 119 member Ian Cockerham replaces the old American flags in Morris Cemetery with new ones getting ready for Memorial Day.

Holy Family School holds its annual May Procession |May 22, 2015

Holy Family School held its annual May Procession in St. Ann Chapel May 21.

Phoenixville Area High School presents academic awards |May 22, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area High School presented its awards for outstanding achievement in academics and athletics at a combined banquet/program ceremony May 19 in the cafeteria and auditorium.

Phoenixville Area High School students dance the night away at prom |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville Area High School held its prom at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown this past weekend.

Six candidates get ballot spots for Perkiomen Valley School Board |May 22, 2015

The primary vote in the Perkiomen Valley School Board race resolved little.

Schuylkill Township sidewalk study fosters community connections |May 22, 2015

Schuylkill Twp. >> A sidewalk feasibility study is meant to improve community connections, economic growth and exercise opportunities in the area.

Children can swim for free in June at local YMCAs for Splash Week |May 22, 2015

Area YMCAs are offering free swim lessons to children for Splash Week June 1 through June 5.

Contaminated soil being removed from Meadow Brook Golf Club |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville >> Phoenixville School District officials say contaminated soil found at the site of its incoming elementary school is being removed safely.

Divided Spring-Ford Area School Board rejects $144M budget |May 22, 2015

Royersford >> It looks like it’s back to the drawing board for the Spring-Ford Area School Board.

Phoenixville Area School Board approves zero tax increase budget |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville >> For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Phoenixville Area School District will have a zero tax increase.

Upper Providence Township police to hold open house May 30 |May 22, 2015

The public is invited to attend the May 30 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Upper Providence Township Police Administration Building, 1286 Black Rock Road, beginning at 10 a.m. The facility will be open for limited tours until 2 p.

Detention basin approval clears way for construction Goddard School in Upper Providence |May 22, 2015

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The township supervisors recently granted a developer a waiver to allow construction of an infiltration detention basin near the southwest corner of Arcola and Collegeville roads designed to meet Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection standards.

Spring City man draws jail for injuring woman in DUI crash |May 22, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> There was not a dry eye in the courtroom as a Limerick woman bravely and compassionately expressed forgiveness for the Spring City man who struck her vehicle and seriously injured her while he drove under the influence of drugs.

Cromley, Jackon ousted in Spring-Ford Area School Board primary |May 22, 2015

The Spring-Ford Area School Board will look slightly different after Tuesday night’s primary election.

All Phoenxiville Area School Board candidates move on to November |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville >> Tuesday night’s primary election failed to settle who will serve on the Phoenixville Area School Board for another four years. Eight candidates competed for five open seats on the school board and it appears all eight will face off again in November.

Renaissance Academy in Phoenixville holds fundraiser for memorial garden |May 21, 2015

Phoenixville >> A local high school baseball team recently hosted a special game and raised more than $1,000 for an important cause.

Dogwood Parade and festival bring out the best of Phoenixville |May 18, 2015

Phoenixville >> Thousands came out to enjoy Phoenixville’s annual Dogwood Parade last Saturday, May 16, which marked the last day of the weeklong Dogwood Festival. Community members lined the streets of the parade route and watched as more than 90 groups participated this year.

Spring-Ford teachers honored by students |May 17, 2015

Spring is typically when graduating seniors receive accolades. But for the 10th year, Spring-Ford Area School District seniors applauded the teachers, counselors and administrators who have made an impact on their lives at the 10th annual Senior Impact Awards.

After 3,500 games, Phillies security guard calls it a career |May 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> After 45 years of working security detail for the Philadelphia Phillies, Tony Valerio, 87, of Ridley Township, decided to finally retire.

Tax liens filed against Phoenixville school board candidate’s failed business |May 15, 2015

Phoenixville >> A failed business, in which Phoenixville School Board candidate Lisa Longo was one of five investors, has tax liens filed against it in Chester County courts, records show.

6 seek 5 open seats on Perkiomen Valley School Board |May 15, 2015

No matter who wins, there will be at least one new member of the Perkiomen Valley School Board when the swearing-in ceremony occurs in December.

Phoenixville Area High School inducts Wall of Fame members |May 14, 2015

Phoenixville Area High School recently welcomed two new members to its Wall of Fame.

Harrowing assault draws state prison term |May 14, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> A Phoenixville area man with a history of domestic violence towards his girlfriend pleaded guilty just before his trial on assault charges was about to begin.

Phoenixville Borough Council hires law firm; councilwoman angry at spending choices |May 14, 2015

Phoenixville >> Two hotly debated issues lead Phoenixville Borough Council member Jennifer Mayo to say council should be ashamed of itself Tuesday night.

Election 2015: Eight candidates vie for five Phoenixville School Board seats |May 14, 2015

There’s two separate elections taking place on May 19. One for Democrats and one for Republicans. In Phoenixville, eight candidates are vying for five open seats on the school board.

Four Spring-Ford Area School Board candidates vie for Region 1 seats |May 14, 2015

With the May 19 primary election approaching, four candidates are vying for two open seats in Region 1 of the Spring-Ford Area School Board, which covers Upper Providence.

Two vie for Region 3 seat on Spring-Ford Area School Board |May 14, 2015

With the May 19 primary election approaching, two candidates are vying for one open seat in Region 3 of the Spring-Ford Area School Board. Incumbent Mark Dehnert faces challenger Christina Melton. While both candidates are cross-filed in both the Republican and Democratic primary ballot, their political party is included in the profile below.

University of Valley Forge graduates first class since name change |May 14, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> The University of Valley Forge held its 76th annual Baccalaureate and Commencement services for the graduating class of 2015 last Friday

Four Region 2 candidates vie for seats on Spring-Ford Area School Board |May 14, 2015

With the May 19 primary election approaching, four candidates are vying for two open seats in Region 2 of the Spring-Ford Area School Board.

Montgomery County Health Department to offer vaccination clinics in June |May 10, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County Health Department will be conducting low cost rabies immunization clinics on Saturdays in June.

Goat race crowns newest champion in Pottstown |May 10, 2015

Pottstown >> After accidently crowning the wrong winner in last year’s event, the organizers behind this year’s Sly Fox Bock Fest Goat Race were taking no chances.

Phoenixville foodies come out to annual Food Festival |May 10, 2015

Phoenixville foodies came out as the annual Food Festival lined Bridge Street Saturday, May 2.

Limerick Police Department celebrates 50 years |May 10, 2015

Limerick >> For half a century, the Limerick Township Police Department has kept a watchful eye to make sure residents continue to stay safe. To honor the department and celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary, and to commemorate National Police Week, the township’s board of supervisors recognized each of the department’s 26 police officers, with their family members in attendance May 5.

Linfield Road Bridge to close May 11 for 6 months |May 10, 2015

Get ready to deal with another Schuylkill River bridge closing.

Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center budget debated |May 10, 2015

Limerick >> As Jack Harris stood before the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center Joint Operating Committee May 4, he struggled to keep his anger in check. He’d just learned that his $30,000 position as the school resource officer will likely be cut next year.

$80M budget for Phoenixville’s Early Learning Center reviewed |May 10, 2015

Phoenixville >> The Phoenixville Area School Board got a closer look at the books of its new school April 28.

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School students go on bowling social in Limerick |May 10, 2015

The Home and School Association of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School in Collegeville hosted the sixth-grade social at Limerick Bowl, Ridge Pike, Limerick. Kids enjoyed unlimited bowling, delicious snacks and interactive arcade games on Friday night, April 17.

Phoenixville High School hosts Relay for Life |May 10, 2015

Relay for Life Walkers make their way along the track during the Relay for Life held at Phoenixville High School.

Madison Denson crowned Phoenixville’s 2015 Dogwood Queen |Apr 29, 2015

As April comes to a close and May begins, Phoenixville gets Dogwood Fever. Last Saturday, April 25, Madison Denson was named the 2015 Dogwood Queen during the Dogwood Pageant at Barkley Elementary. She will carry on the duties of the Dogwood Queen through the festival and beyond throughout the year.

Perk Valley sophomore plans Haiti mission with Royersford church |Apr 29, 2015

ROYERSFORD >> Building dreams for others, is what a Perkiomen Valley sophomore is going to do this summer.

Waddle down to Collegeville for the third annual Rubber Ducky Regatta |Apr 29, 2015

COLLEGEVILLE >> On your mark! Get set! Float!

Calendar of Events |Apr 29, 2015

Ongoing Skippack Spring Fest: Skippack Spring Fest, sponsored by Henning’s Market, is back again Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). This year’s Spring Fest will bring delicious food, an array of vendors and fun for the whole family.

PHOTOS: With murals complete, Bluebird Distilling is almost ready to open |Apr 29, 2015

Bluebird Distilling owner Jared Akins is hoping for a summer opening for the distillery on the corner of Starr and Bridge streets. Now that the murals on the walls are complete, it’s well on its way.