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Kovaleski awarded Phoenixville’s Ambassador of the Year |Oct 30, 2014

The Rotary Club of Phoenixville hosted the 52nd Annual Inter-Service Club Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Phoenixville Country Club. The well attended event featured the presentation of the 2014 Ambassador of the Year Award to James C.

PHOTOS: 11th annual Firebird Festival sculpture nearly complete |Oct 30, 2014

Phoenixville: Anyone who’s driven past Friendship Field recently has surely noticed this year’s firebird growing steadily. The sculpture is almost complete thanks to the volunteers working to make Phoenixville’s 11th annual Firebird Festival possible.

Local entrepreneur appears on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ |Oct 30, 2014

TREDYFFRIN TWP. >> “Five years of publicity in 10 minutes” is what Phil Reitnour, a Tredyffrin resident, had to say about his appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” which aired on national television Friday, Oct.

Phoenixville School Board borrows $9.9M for construction |Oct 29, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> In what has become an annual tradition, the Phoenixville Area School Board approved taking out a $9.965 million bond last week.

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American Treasure Tour museum expansion OK’d in Upper Providence |Oct 29, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> A nostalgia museum has been granted conditional use approval to expand its operations in Oaks.

Education funding group hears local testimony |Oct 29, 2014

PERKIOMEN >> Members of the Basic Education Funding Commission met with local school superintendents Thursday at Perkiomen Valley High School to hear their issues regarding the school education formula.

NRC to hike oversight at Limerick nuke plant due to security issue |Oct 29, 2014

LIMERICK >> Three days after granting the Limerick nuclear plant another 20 years of operation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it will institute increased oversight of the plant because of an unidentified security problem at the plant.

Limerick nuke plant’s license renewed for 20 years |Oct 29, 2014

LIMERICK >> With little fanfare and even less comment, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Monday announced the renewal of the operating license at the Limerick Generating Station for another 20 years.

Phoenixville crash |Oct 29, 2014

Phoenixville >> Phoenixville police responded to a three car crash at Bridge and Main streets about 2 p.m. Sunday.

Fire companies respond to GlaxoSmithKline in Upper Providence |Oct 29, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Multiple fire companies responded to a fire call at the GlaxoSmithKline campus on Tuesday afternoon.

Spring-Ford School Board to vote on scoreboard replacement |Oct 29, 2014

LIMERICK >> The Spring-Ford Area School Board will vote next week on whether or not to replace Ram Stadium’s scoreboard for $43,502.

Rep. Gerlach to close Trappe office |Oct 29, 2014

TRAPPE >> Since he is not running for re-election, Congressman Jim Gerlach has decided to close his district office in Trappe as of Oct. 31.

Phoenixville School Board chooses environmental consultant for Meadow Brook site |Oct 29, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Area School Board decided to approve a local firm to be its environmental consultant for potential issues on the Meadow Brook Golf Club property.

Car fire causes traffic backup on Route 422 |Oct 29, 2014

Limerick >> A car fire on Route 422 eastbound caused a major traffic backup last Friday afternoon, Oct. 10.

Upper Providence OKs Marriott extended-stay hotel |Oct 29, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> After 25 years, the planned last development within the Providence Corporate Center will be an extended stay hotel.

Limerick K-9 dog wanted for calendar |Oct 29, 2014

Limerick >> A local police K-9 officer is nabbing more than just suspects.

Local dentist offers Halloween candy buyback for second year |Oct 29, 2014

The Royersford Dentist, a family and cosmetic dental practice, is proud to announce the second annual Kid’s Candy Buyback Program to support the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

Upper Providence man charged with sexual assault |Oct 29, 2014

Upper Providence >> An Upper Providence man is being charged following an alleged sexual assault on a child.

Woman charged with credit fraud at Limerick outlets |Oct 29, 2014

Limerick >> A California woman is facing fraud charges following an incident at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets Oct. 13.

Youth Club football field vandalized |Oct 29, 2014

Garage door opener removed from Malvern woman’s vehicle

Uncle B’s and HCA team up to provide mammograms to Phoenixville residents |Oct 29, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> Uncle B’s BBQ Shack in Phoenixville is giving back to the community in a special way this month.

Newest area 5k raises money for research into rare brain abnormality |Oct 28, 2014

CHARLESTOWN >> It’s 5k season in the Ches-Mont area, and among all the runs this fall is a newcomer hoping to stand out.

All-American Army Band taps 2 from Spring-Ford to perform at All-American game |Oct 28, 2014

ROYERSFORD >> Two Spring-Ford Area Senior High School students have been accepted into the United States All American Army Marching Band. These students were selected from more than 1,300 students from 47 states by the National Association for Music Education, All American Games and Drum Corps International.

School board approves Perkiomen Valley superintendent’s raise |Oct 28, 2014

PERKIOMEN >> The Perkiomen Valley School Board has approved a 2.5 percent raise for its superintendent following a favorable performance review earlier this year.

3rd annual Phoenixville Pumpkinfest celebrates the season with derby, food and crafts |Oct 28, 2014

Fall Fever: Last Saturday, Oct. 18, members of the Phoenixville community came out to celebrate the borough’s third annual Pumpkinfest. The downtown celebration, hosted by RISE, an organization made up of Phoenixville area churches, included an expert pumpkin carving contest, a pumpkin painting contest, a pumpkin dish competition, carnival games and crafts and the highlight of the day, the pumpkin derby races.

Chesco commissioners present grant to Phoenixville for flood wall upgrade |Oct 22, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> The borough moved one step closer to improving the Schuylkill River flood retaining wall at the water treatment plant Wednesday morning.

Tri-County AMBUCS donate AmTryke to 5-year-old girl |Oct 20, 2014

Limerick >> A five-year-old girl received a special donation Thursday night at the Penn Liberty Bank in Limerick. Karly McKerns, of Birdsboro, was the happy recipient of an AmTryke, donated to her by the Tri County AMBUCS.

Phoenixville area auto dealers distribute coats to children in need |Oct 20, 2014

This month, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation will distribute more than 37,000 brand-new winter coats to underprivileged children living in the five-county region of Philadelphia via its 2014 Driving Away the Cold program.

Revamped Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum to be rededicated over homecoming weekend |Oct 10, 2014

The Spring-Ford Area School District will be hosting a rededication of the Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. This special event will be part of the Spring-Ford School District Annual Homecoming weekend events.

Fall events in the Ches-Mont Area |Oct 10, 2014

It’s October and that means it’s time for haunts, hayrides and pumpkins galore.

Montco detectives charge 2 for multi-state burglary ring |Oct 10, 2014

Norristown — Two Philadelphia men have been charged following an investigation of a multi-state burglary ring that extended into Montgomery County. Two other men are being investigated for their parts in the alleged crime spree.

Proposed bill would require minority party representation on county elections boards |Oct 7, 2014

State Sen. Andrew Dinniman has introduced a bill to make it illegal for a county elections board to be comprised of members who are all from the same political party — as is currently the case in Chester County.

Hiker rescued from slope in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park |Oct 7, 2014

Lower Providence — A man was rescued by first responders after being caught in a precarious position on an incline in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park near Egypt Road and Casselberry Drive Monday afternoon.

Former East Vincent man jailed for Megan’s Law violation |Oct 7, 2014

WEST CHESTER — A former East Vincent man who was convicted eight years ago of possession of child pornography is expected to report to prison to begin serving a 2- to 4-year sentence later this month for switching his address without informing police.

World’s Greatest Farmer Showdown returns to Collegeville area for fourth year |Oct 6, 2014

The public is invited to join Greener Partners and Kimberton Whole Foods Oct. 19 for the fourth annual World’s Greatest Farmer Showdown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Phoenixville man faces assault charges for alleged Pottstown strangling |Oct 6, 2014

Pottstown — A Phoenixville man faces charges following an alleged strangling incident.

Mont Clare man charged with assault after argument over umbrella |Oct 6, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE — A Mont Clare man has been charged with assault following an argument with a neighbor.

Democrats howl over Phoenixville ward change |Oct 6, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Democrats in the Phoenixville area are crying foul over recent changes to the voting map for the 157th Legislative District, which this fall is featuring a highly competitive race for the seat in Harrisburg.

Royersford man charged after resisting arrest |Oct 6, 2014

Royersford — A borough man has been charged following a reported domestic disturbance on North 6th Avenue.

Castor calls for 911 funding reform |Oct 6, 2014

NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor is calling for reform of the fee-based system that funds 911 operations, saying the current system imposes a burden on the county’s taxpayers.

Royersford man arrested for threatening police |Oct 6, 2014

Royersford — A 25-year-old borough man was arrested for threatening police among other offenses when they responded to the call of a domestic disturbance at his home.

Phoenixville to host homecoming for resident on 3,000 mile walk to fight cancer |Oct 3, 2014

Phoenixville resident Norman Horn is making a stop in Phoenixville this weekend as part of his cross country walk in an effort to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer.

Area fire companies host events to educate public |Oct 3, 2014

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, local fire companies are hosting a number of events and making visits to promote awareness across area.

Groundbreaking held for Limerick public water hook-ups |Oct 3, 2014

LIMERICK — A ground-breaking ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon for a new, public water line which will hook up residents with contaminated groundwater.

Spring-Ford tables vote on per-capita tax until after November election |Oct 3, 2014

Limerick — The Spring-Ford Area School Board decided in a split vote last week to table a motion to eliminate the per capita tax until after November’s general election.

Proposed anti-discrimination ordinance shelved in Spring City |Oct 3, 2014

Spring City — An anti-discrimination ordinance proposed to Spring City Borough Council’s finance and ordinance committee did not receive a vote because it referenced religion.

Business owner stays true to roots of Skippack Days |Oct 3, 2014

SKIPPACK — When it comes to Skippack Days, Butch Kaelin is a purist.

Black Rock Volunteer Fire company holds fire prevention week programs |Oct 3, 2014

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Spring-Ford Area Senior High School recognized by Newsweek |Oct 3, 2014

Limerick — Spring-Ford Area Senior High School recently made Newsweek’s list of top high schools in the country.