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Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area presents ‘Barn and Vine: The Lost Path to Rural Phoenixville’ |Aug 28, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area presents its next special exhibit, titled “Barn and Vine: The Lost Path to Rural Phoenixville.”

Montgomery County teens beat international competitors with auto ‘wrap’ design |Aug 28, 2015

COLLEGEVILLE >> When two Montgomery County teenagers entered a worldwide Instagram competition a week late, they never expected to win. Nick Szlavik, 14, of Harleysville, and Anthony DiGiovanni 18, of Collegeville, submitted a design for a Lamborghini wrap ― a covering that sticks onto a car to protect its paint ― to Team Salamone, which participates in luxury car rallies that raise money for charities.

Phoenixville mayor dissolves meeting after tie vote |Aug 27, 2015

Phoenixville >> Faith in old ways versus new ways led to a tie-breaking vote in Phoenixville. The old ways won.

Spring-Ford School Board to lead Sept. 21 march on Harrisburg |Aug 27, 2015

Royersford >> With support coming from across the state, the Spring-Ford Area School Board will lead a march on Harrisburg next month.

Spring-Ford School Board may kill per-capita tax |Aug 26, 2015

Royersford >> Upper Providence Township Tax Collector Julie Mullin wasted no time Monday night informing the Spring-Ford Area School Board that it has a tax collection problem.

Phoenixville residents voice concerns over proposed school |Aug 24, 2015

Phoenixville >> Residents in the Phoenixville Area School District came out to voice their concerns over proposed additional projects to the incoming Early Learning Center and Elementary School.

Chesco seeks to recover 9-1-1 fees |Aug 24, 2015

WEST CHESTER>> The Chester County commissioners are poised to take a step that could eventually see the recovery of millions of dollars that would have been used to support the county’s 9-1-1 emergency calling system.

Prison time mounts for man involved in multi-county theft spree |Aug 21, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> A Delaware man who was captured during a high-speed pursuit in Chester County in January saw his state prison time mount in connection with a multi-county, retail theft crime spree that targeted drug stores.

Phoenixville neighbors clash with church over property |Aug 21, 2015

Phoenixville >> All religions have their mysteries, but recent actions taken by Holy Trinity Church have left neighbors scratching their heads.

Royersford bank robber headed to state prison |Aug 20, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> A 59-year-old Royersford man with no prior criminal history is headed to state prison for robbing a borough bank, conduct a judge found “confounding.”

Phoenixville man arrested after heroin sale ends in overdose death |Aug 20, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police have arrested a Phoenixville man after he allegedly sold heroin to a man who died of an overdose hours later.

Spring-Ford Area School Board member calls for march on Harrisburg over budget |Aug 19, 2015

Royersford >> Fed up over the lack of a state budget, Spring-Ford Area School Board members have decided to voice their displeasure with Harrisburg.

New elementary school in Phoenixville could cost $62.4 M |Aug 18, 2015

Phoenixville >> Officials in the Phoenixville Area School District say the budget for the newest school building could be much less than first thought, but it will still cost more than $60 million.

Phoenixville Borough Council Council limits parking, extends loading zone |Aug 17, 2015

Phoenixville >> Parking in the borough may be a little tougher to find during the week, thanks to a new ordinance adopted.

Phoenixville Borough Council OKs home day care operation |Aug 17, 2015

Phoenixville >> Borough officials just helped a local woman get one step closer toward achieving her dream.

Woman walks 20 miles, raises $1,200 for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church food pantry |Aug 16, 2015

Phoenixville >> Blistered feet and a sore body couldn’t stop one woman’s fight to walk away hunger.

G Lodge Restaurant suffers from Route 23 bridge closure |Aug 12, 2015

Schuylkill Twp. >> Like most people around the Phoenixville area, Dennis Dreibelbis says he can’t wait for the Route 23 bridge to reopen.

Chester County to spray for mosquitos in Tredyffrin, Easttown |Aug 12, 2015

Weather permitting, the Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment in portions of Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. The areas to be sprayed include Wilson Farm Park, Strafford Park and a small area of Easttown Township.

Phoenixville Borough obtains property through eminent domain |Aug 12, 2015

This story was updated Aug. 13 with new information.

Man arrested after break-in at Phoenixville apartment |Aug 11, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police arrested a 24-year-old man Monday after he allegedly broke into a home on Bridge Street.

Hitchhiking robot destroyed in Philadelphia may get second lease on life |Aug 7, 2015

The murdered hitchhiking robot hitchBOT may find new life from Chester County resident John Fisher, if the hitchBOT team decides to rebuild the robot.

Lower Providence supervisors approve plan for 139 town houses |Aug 7, 2015

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The board of supervisors Thursday approved the written, conditional use for 139 town houses at the intersection of River Road and Germantown Pike.

National Night Out celebrated in Pottstown, Royersford and Phoenixville |Aug 5, 2015

“This is what its all about,” said Reggie Brooks.

Perkiomen Valley School District robot set to help teach autistic students |Aug 4, 2015

Collegeville >> One little robot is set to change the game in special education.

Communities make plans for National Night Out on Aug. 4 |Aug 4, 2015

POTTSTOWN >> National Night Out is just around the corner and lots of local organizations are prepping.

New mural launches revitalized Phoenixville initiative |Aug 3, 2015

Phoenixville >> For the past two weeks, Teresa Haag has been transforming the blank exterior wall of Marly’s BYO into a three story welcome message.

Phoenixville council shoots down police drone plan |Aug 2, 2015

Phoenixville >> After noticing a borough police officer’s personal flying drone, Phoenixville Mayor Michael Speck said he knew his department needed one of its own — he should have just mentioned the idea to borough council first.

Phoenixville woman with 5 DUIs gets jail time |Jul 30, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> With five drunken driving convictions and an 18-month stay in state prison, Kimberly Ann Reimer should have known better, the judge sentencing her on Wednesday declared.

Water World Park in Phoenixville fails to sell at auction |Jul 30, 2015

Phoenixville >> A former water park failed to make a splash on the auction block.

Royersford Fire Company gets OK to build new firehouse |Jul 29, 2015

ROYERSFORD >> Despite residents’ concern over potential loss of parking spots, the Royersford Fire Department is a step closer toward building a new firehouse.

Updated Schuylkill River Trail maps available |Jul 29, 2015

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area will hand out newly updated Schuylkill River Trail maps at no cost from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Montgomery County unveils $1.8M trail connection to Philadelphia |Jul 29, 2015

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Beneath a shady canopy of trees lining the Schuylkill River Canal, the Montgomery County commissioners gathered with state officials Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Schuylkill Canal Towpath.

Phoenixville Firebird Festival T-shirt logo contest announced |Jul 29, 2015

Phoenixville >> Calling all artists! The Phoenixville Firebird Festival preparations are officially underway including designs for this year’s T-shirt.

Phoenixville gives OK for Firebird Festival to proceed |Jul 29, 2015

Phoenixville >> After weeks of deliberation, a deal has finally been reached and the Phoenixville Firebird Festival is ready to ignite once again.

LIVE: Gov. Wolf speaks in Phoenixville |Jul 28, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Gov. Tom Wolf continues the “Schools That Teach” tour to discuss his 2015-16 budget priorities at Phoeniville Area Middle School.

Gov. Wolf stumps for school funding in Phoenixville |Jul 28, 2015

By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com

While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help |Jul 25, 2015

Early last December – in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy – Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before “being blindsided” by a heart failure diagnosis two weeks later.

Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations |Jul 25, 2015

A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief |Jul 25, 2015

When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I’d always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

Woman admits to bad check scheme at Limerick bank |Jul 23, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> Telling a former East Greenville woman her drug addiction is “tearing” her up, a judge urged her to remain in intensive treatment while serving her sentence for being involved in a bad check scheme at a Limerick bank.

THE BLOB IS BACK |Jul 23, 2015

Groups of people run with hands in the air out of the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville for the annual Blobfest July 10. For more coverage of Blobfest, see Page A3.

PennDOT to repave Egypt Road, replace ramps |Jul 23, 2015

Get ready for more construction and slowdowns.

NEW BEGINNINGS: First trip to Europe brings back memories of past travels |Jul 18, 2015

Much of life seems to be made up of a series of mundane occurrences that happen day after day — alarm sounds, press snooze, get up, brush teeth, dress, and on and on it goes.

The Globetrotting Graduate: Why solo traveling can be inspirational |Jul 18, 2015

There are a lot of articles on the Internet about the “solo female traveler” but each one misses an important point. Whether female or male, being a solo traveler encourages personal growth and independence.

Phoenixville resident among 5 charged in prostitution sting at Radnor Hotel |Jul 17, 2015

Five people were arrested this week in connection with an undercover sting involving Radnor and Pennsylvania State police at the Radnor Hotel.

Phoenixville residents seek donations for fire victims |Jul 17, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Residents in Phoenixville have begun working together to help one family get back on its feet in the wake of tragedy.

Coming soon: PA Prep Live — our new high school sports website |Jul 16, 2015

We are pleased to announce that our new high school sports website PA Prep Live will be launching Tuesday, July 21, replacing our current sports website of GameTimePA.

Phoenixville Firebird Festival talks tabled |Jul 16, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> From all accounts, borough officials want the Phoenixville Firebird Festival to happen this year. They just can’t seem to agree on the details.

Thunderstorm blamed for two-alarm fire in Phoenixville |Jul 15, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Tuesday’s early morning thunderstorm was responsible for a two-alarm fire in the borough.

Route 23 bridge progress continues in Phoenixville |Jul 15, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Progress continues on the Route 23 bridge construction project, as new additions have been added recently.