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Area eighth graders graduate from Devon Prep |Jul 30, 2014

Twenty-eight Devon Prep Eighth Graders “moved up” recently during the Eighth Grade Advancement Ceremony held in the school’s athletic facility. Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends attended the ceremony which began with a Mass concelebrated by Devon Prep Headmaster Rev.

Summer Extravaganza to benefit local woman’s battle with Lyme disease |Jul 30, 2014

Come out to Summer Extravaganza 2014 on Aug. 16 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the national register historic landmark Avon Lea Farm and home of Robert Berry, Phoenixville.

Bella Napoli captures VFCC men’s basketball title |Jul 30, 2014

CHARLESTOWN - Bella Napoli outscored Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust, 55-38, in the second half to post a 97-84 victory to capture the 2014 Valley Forge Christian College Men’s Summer Basketball League championship July 29 at The Pit gymnasium.

Meadow Brook golf tourney on tap |Jul 30, 2014

Among the top contestants are the following: James Braunsberg, local qualifer and into the sectional qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Open; Dan Donahue, teaching pro at Raven’s Claw Golf Club; Ken Gaskill, 2004 Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association Player of the Year in 2005 and Senior Player of the Year in 2006; Josh Lewis, who won the 1995 Atlantic 10 Championship while at Temple University, and former course record-holder at Twisted Dunes; Anthony Saltarelli, 2003 and 2007 Phila.

Limerick breaks ground on new $2M public works facility |Jul 29, 2014

LIMERICK — If we have another punishing winter like the one we just weathered, the Limerick road crew will be ready.

This is the time for buying a fishing boat |Jul 29, 2014

It may seem counter intuitive as we head into August and our summer vacation/fishing seasons wind down, but now is a great time to start shopping for that fishing boat you’ve always dreamed about.

Paved road extended to far end of Medal of Honor Grove |Jul 29, 2014

The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove announce an important enhancement in the Grove. For the first time in its history, there is now a paved road along the Hawaii and Alaska acres at the far end of the Grove.

Local sports notices for Aug. 3 |Jul 29, 2014

FOOTBALL The Henry J. Bernat Stadium Fund has been established.

Pa. transfers 16 acres from Pennhurst to East Vincent for park |Jul 28, 2014

EAST VINCENT– The state has completed the transfer of 16 acres to the township for a park.

Montco Quarter Midget racing results |Jul 28, 2014

Spring City starts fast in West Lawn junior legion tourney |Jul 28, 2014

Spring City 6, Wissahickon 2: Ethan Hellberg drove in three runs with two singles to spark Spring City to a victory over Wissahickson in the Junior Legion Eastern Regional tournament at Ted Palka Park in West Lawn on July 27.

‘Old Man’ Haus sweeps Selinsgrove racing |Jul 28, 2014

WILLIAMS GROVE Brent Marks turned the tables on Greg Hodnett at Williams Grove Speedway on July 25. And instead of chasing him to the checkers in the 410 sprint feature, as he did a week earlier, he took the win ahead of the over points leader for his first Grove victory of the season.

25 take part in archery distance competition |Jul 26, 2014

SCHUYLKILL - Twenty-five people of different ages competed in the 9th Annual Archery Distance Competition at the Phoenixville Area YMCA Saturday morning.

Yorgey, Mitchell battle to draw |Jul 26, 2014

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‘Good Old’ event to bring old-fashioned fun to Pennypacker Mills |Jul 25, 2014

The lazy days of summer in the early 1900s often meant sipping lemonade on the wide porch where one could feel a cool breeze, playing lawn games of croquet, boating on the Perkiomen Creek and enjoying a walk through the Victorian garden.

Kimberton Fair returns with fun and a focus on agriculture |Jul 25, 2014

The commotion engulfing the Kimberton Fairgrounds has been hard to miss this week. And it could only signal one thing: The Kimberton Community Fair is here.

Phoenixville Junior Tennis tops Kennett |Jul 24, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - Phoenixville Recreation dropped a narrow 5-4 decision to host Downingtown in the Southern Chester County Junior Tennis League on July 21.

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Breisblatt directs first grid camp in Phoenixville |Jul 24, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - The turnout of just 12 youngsters for the first annual Phuture Phantoms Football Camp was far smaller than new Phoenixville Area High School head football coach Evan Breisblatt would have liked.

Lionville ends Spring City legion season |Jul 24, 2014

In the opener against Chestnut Hill, Spring City’s Mark Breitenbach and Shane Emrich combined on a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts as the Red Sox won, 10-0.

Lower Frederick Fire Co. slates Steak Night fundraiser |Jul 24, 2014

Area residents will be able to sink their teeth into a juicy T-bone steak and help a local fire company buy a new fire truck, all at the same time next Saturday.

Limerick Fire Company’s kids camp successful |Jul 24, 2014

LIMERICK — After walking away from a controlled fire he just put out with a fire extinguisher, Brody, looking at his hands through wire-rimmed glasses, explained how he did it.

Lower Pottsgrove man jailed for illegally possessing firearm while hunting in Limerick |Jul 24, 2014

NORRISTOWN — A Lower Pottsgrove man who once served jail time for stabbing a Limerick teen has been sent back to jail for illegally possessing a firearm during an alleged hunting excursion in Limerick.

Stipend increases approved for head custodians in Phoenixville |Jul 23, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Four head custodians in the Phoenixville Area School District received an increase to the stipends they receive for the number of hours they work each pay period.

Phoenixville schools may outsource some IT positions |Jul 23, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — The Phoenixville Area School District is considering outsourcing some of its IT help to a firm in Virginia.

Tim Buckwalter wins special feature at Grandview |Jul 22, 2014

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY (Outlaws) Daryn Pittman led all 35 laps, but it ws Brian Montieth who was the show on July 17 at the Lincoln Speedway. Pittman started on the pole and bested Outlaw (King” Steve Kinser into turn one as the field trailed with Montieth way back in 15th spot.

Kiddie Academy of Royersford receives national awards from parent company |Jul 22, 2014

Caroline Klein, franchise owner of Kiddie Academy of Royersford, recently received awards from the parent company, Kiddie Academy, during their annual national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Phoenixville school district files for ‘immediate’ possession of Meadow Brook |Jul 22, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Citing a lack of cooperation from a pair of owners of the Meadow Brook Golf Club, the Phoenixville Area School Board voted Monday to take “immediate” possession of the property.

CCLS is ‘flipping out’ over new digital magazine distribution, Flipster |Jul 22, 2014

The Chester County Library System (CCLS) welcomes Flipster to the list of electronic services it provides to patrons. Flipster is a digital magazine distribution service where customers can access magazine from a variety of publishers through a web browser using their Chester County library card number.

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation welcomes new rabbi |Jul 22, 2014

Rabbi Michelle Denker Pearlman became the new rabbi of Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in Malvern July 1. She takes over from Rabbi Aileen Hollander, who has served as the congregation’s rabbi since 2002.

Schwenksville High Class of ‘64 plans 50th reunion |Jul 22, 2014

Plans have begun and invitations have been mailed for a 50-year reunion of the Schwenksville High School Class of 1964.

Fire crews rescue woman via boat in Phoenixville |Jul 21, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Crews from several area fire departments helped evacuate a person suffering from an undetermined medical event from the banks of the Schuylkill River Saturday night on the borough’s north end.

Organizations teaming to create interpreter program in Phoenixville |Jul 21, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Between the pain, fear and urgency of the situation, anyone having a medical emergency finds themselves in a stressful situation.

Police Reports: Pedestrian struck, groom’s iPhone stolen |Jul 21, 2014

Pedestrian struck near bridge PERKIOMEN TWP. — A 17-year-old Collegeville girl was walking on the sidewalk of the Route 113 bridge over the Perkiomen Creek when she was hit around 12:55 p.m. July 8.

Montgomery, Chester county planning commissions meet to discuss issues |Jul 21, 2014

The Montgomery County Planning Commission shared ideas and planning issues with Chester County’s planning commission at a meeting earlier this month, marking the first time in years the two authorities have met with each other to bounce around ideas.

John James Audubon Center in Lower Providence holds bird banding demonstration |Jul 21, 2014

LOWER PROVIDENCE — If you have ever been walking alone near a forested area and felt like eyes were watching you, it could have been a well-camouflaged Eastern screech owl cloaked in the colors of the forest.

Lower Providence Fire Department rescues two entrapped after crash at Egypt Road and Casselberry Drive |Jul 21, 2014

LOWER PROVIDENCE — Lower Providence Fire Department cut the door off of a car on Egypt Road Sunday after a two-vehicle crash entrapped two subjects in one vehicle.

Callers pretend to be IRS in scam |Jul 18, 2014

LIMERICK — Police are warning township residents of a phone scam in which the perpetrators act as if they are with the IRS.

Schuylkill Twp man attacks UPS driver |Jul 18, 2014

SCHUYLKILL TWP — For an unknown reason, a man allegedly attacked a UPS driver who had been traveling behind him on his way to deliver a package.

PHOTOS: Uncle B’s, Fenice Creolo host inaugural Pig Roast and Crawfish Boil event |Jul 18, 2014

Neighboring eateries Uncle B’s BBQ Shack and Fenice Creolo teamed up to host their inaugural Pig Roast and Crawfish Boil last Sunday, July 13, outside of the restaurants at Village of Eland shopping center in Phoenixville.

Playoffs set for VFCC summer league |Jul 18, 2014

CHARLESTOWN - The 2014 regular season of the Valley Forge Christian College Men’s Basketball Summer League, sponsored by Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Valley Forge and Miller Flooring Company, drew to a close on July 17 with Sherwin-Williams going undefeated and earning a number one seed for the playoffs with a 7-0 record.

West Nile virus detected in Chesco and Montco |Jul 18, 2014

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquito samples collected in both Chester and Montgomery county this year.

Undercover Phoenixville Police bust up 2 cocaine dealers |Jul 18, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Two alleged cocaine dealers were arrested after undercover operations conducated by the Phoenixville Police.

Business groups back Ryan Costello in Pa.’s 6th Congressional District |Jul 17, 2014

DOWNINGTOWN — The local, state and national chambers of commerce gathered Tuesday to announce their united support for 6th Congressional District candidate Ryan Costello.

Phoenixville council gets grant for river wall, rejects streetscape bids |Jul 17, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Borough council got good news and bad news at last week’s meeting regarding some projects around town.

Phoenixville contemplating adding lights to some parks |Jul 17, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Council decided last week to pursue a grant which would potentially put lights on athletic fields in borough parks.

Kimberton Volunteer Fire Co. launches recruitment campaign to prepare for fair |Jul 17, 2014

Rides, games of chance, food concessions, raffles, bake goods sales, log sawing and livestock competitions — it takes a lot of manpower for Kimberton Volunteer Fire Co. to mount its annual summer fair.

At RSVP, tutors don’t just go to classrooms |Jul 16, 2014

How many students can a tutor help? In the case of Clarence Rader – probably more than a thousand!

Artists to create mural at Collegeville’s Power House |Jul 16, 2014

Their six original murals include the ones they’ve created for the Minerva D. Braemer Medical Arts Building at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Norriton Fire Engine Company 61 and Meadowood Senior Living community.

Limerick man arrested second time for exposing himself |Jul 16, 2014

LIMERICK — A man who previously pleaded guilty to exposing himself in public parks has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself to two young girls.