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spay and save: “Kittens! All sizes, shapes and colors! |Jul 15, 2018

So many tabby kittens, all rescued from the streets or dangerous situations and need loving, forever homes. Contact Spay and Save via Facebook or our website at spayandsave.org to fill out an adoption application and to locate our adoption locations or call 610-277-6187.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish festival returns Aug. 22-25 |Jul 13, 2018

Limerick >> The 10th annual St. Teresa of Calcutta Community Festival will take place Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the parish campus on Swamp Pike and Neiffer Road.

Chesco baker Peri Anderson competes on Netflix baking show |Jul 12, 2018

East Pikeland >> A Chester County baker that specializes in wedding cakes is making her small screen debut as a contestant on a new Netflix baking competition show.

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park to hold session on invasive Spotted Lanternfly |Jul 11, 2018

Oaks >> Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. to learn more about an alarming invasive insect. The Spotted Lanternfly is a significant threat to Pennsylvania’s trees.

Judge sends Limerick child rapist to prison for up to 50 years |Jul 11, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Limerick man made no statements and bowed his head as a judge sent him to prison for up to five decades on charges he sexually assaulted an underage girl on multiple occasions and later engaged police in a seven-hour standoff after the assaults came to light.

‘Indescribable ... Indestructible! Nothing can stop it!’ |Jul 6, 2018

Chester County became a part of motion picture history 60 years ago when Steve McQueen and a destructive, amoeba-like alien starred in the sci-fi B-movie “The Blob.”

Limerick neighbors oppose plan for truck facility |Jul 6, 2018

LIMERICK >> Facing a group of angry residents concerned about a proposal to develop 10 acres of land at 181 Limerick Center Road into a truck servicing business, township supervisors held off making a decision.

SEPTA Looking to hire engineering consultant for King of Prussia Rail |Jul 2, 2018

UPPER MERION >> SEPTA is looking to hire an engineering consultant to “advance further engineering of the King of Prussia Rail extension of the Norristown High Speed Line,” according to a press release.

SPAY AND SAVE: A bundle of sweetness! |Jul 1, 2018

Clara is a dark tabbico/white from a hoarding situation in Norristown. She is 4 to 5-months, spayed and ready for a forever home. PLEASE only apply if you can provide a home for Clara’s lifetime of 10 to 15 years.

Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre names a new executive director |Jun 27, 2018

Phoenixville >> The Colonial Theatre has announced the appointment of a new executive director for the historic theater.

Boyertown, Phoenixville win awards for revitalization, businesses |Jun 25, 2018

Two area downtown regions have been recognized in two separate awards programs: the Townie Awards and the Classic Towns People’s Choice Contest.

spay and save: Pablo is a pure bundle of joy |Jun 24, 2018

Pablo is one of a trio of kittens rescued by a volunteer. He is a sweet, loving, playful little guy who purrs non-stop. He is waiting for his forever home. Please only apply if you can commit to the 10 to 15 years needed to take care of a kitten.

Group feeds homeless: ‘It’s not all peaches and cream’ |Jun 22, 2018

Philadelphia >>> For the past seven months, Foul Mouth Trucker has been giving back to the community, one bagged meal at a time.

Lower Salford driver admits striking Skippack pedestrian while DUI |Jun 21, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Salford man is in jail awaiting his fate from a judge after he admitted he was driving under the influence of drugs when he struck and injured a woman rollerblading on a Skippack roadway.

Limerick supervisors like new look for 30-acre Limerick Town Center project |Jun 21, 2018

LIMERICK >> Township supervisors voiced support Tuesday for changes made to the plan for the project known as Limerick Town Center, located on 30 acres at the intersection of Ridge Pike, Lewis Road and Swamp Pike.

Kids learn about fire safety, rescues at Limerick youth fire camp |Jun 21, 2018

LIMERICK >> If you happened to be near the Limerick Firehouse this week, you may have noticed a whole lot of activity going on.

SPAY AND SAVE: Armani is a well-rounded and amazing feline |Jun 17, 2018

Armani is 2 to 3-years-old, black with white markings, handsome and super friendly. He is confident, happy, laid back, smart, very playful, sweet, caretaker with tons of personality. He has multiple vocal expressions for his fur friends and family.

Phoenixville-area student to take part in prestigious business forum |Jun 15, 2018

Phoenixville >> This summer, a Phoenixville student will join other outstanding students in a career-oriented developmental experience at Yale University.

Limerick, Linfield fire companies to merge by 2019 |Jun 14, 2018

LIMERICK >> By 2019, Limerick and Linfield fire companies will become one entity serving the Limerick Township community, according to the companies.

Man charged in Phoenixville murder waives hearing |Jun 13, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> One of two suspects accused of taking part in the slaying of a 15-year-old in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot last December is expected to face a trial for the killing.

Alvernia University to offer advanced degrees at MCCC |Jun 12, 2018

Pottstown >> Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and will offer two advanced degree programs at the college’s west campus in Pottstown.

Spay and Save: Karma would love a human companion |Jun 10, 2018

Karma is a beautiful tabbico tuxedo who was found in a trailer park in Hereford. Spayed, 1-year-old and completely vetted, Karma would love a forever home for her 10 to 15-year life span. She seems to be good with dogs and would possibly like a cat her age to bond with.

PHOTOS: Phoenixville Area High School graduates Class of 2018 |Jun 8, 2018

Digital First Media PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area High School graduates the Class of 2018 at its commencement ceremony June 7.

20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn paddles through Montgomery, Chester counties |Jun 6, 2018

Royersford >> The 20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is winding down, and kayakers paddled through Montgomery and Chester counties on Wednesday.

Limerick Fire Company warns residents of ‘spoofing’ phone calls |Jun 5, 2018

LIMERICK >> The Limerick Fire Company has received multiple inquiries regarding “spoofing” phone calls that appear to have originated from the fire house.

Havey named new leader of Montco GOP |Jun 5, 2018

The Montgomery County Republican Committee now has a new leader and she has already hit the ground running.

Spay and Save: Molly was rescued from the outdoors |Jun 3, 2018

What an adorable petite kitty! Approximately 1-year-old, spayed, dark tabby tuxedo, Molly is sweet little girl who likes other pets and is affectionate given the proper introduction time. She was rescued from the grounds of a hospital in Norristown and now needs a forever family who will commit to her 10 to 15 years of life.

Phoenixville Police respond to 68 calls for service in three days |May 31, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police responded to 68 calls for service, including two traffic incidents, between May 25 and May 27. The following is a summary of some of those incidents as reported by Phoenixville Police on their Facebook page:

Ex-Limerick smoke shop operator has probation for drug paraphernalia sales |May 31, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Spring City man who once operated a Limerick smoke shop must serve probation and community service after a jury convicted him of selling and advertising drug paraphernalia.

9 apply for vacant Lower Frederick Supervisor seat |May 31, 2018

LOWER FREDERICK >> Nine people were publicly interviewed Tuesday night for a vacancy on the township board of supervisors.

Work to begin June 11 on East Pikeland bridge |May 31, 2018

EAST PIKELAND >> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday that construction will begin Monday, June 11, to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Hares Hill Road over French Creek in East Pikeland Township.

Freedoms Foundation to host free concerts to benefit Medal of Honor Grove in June |May 31, 2018

The Freedoms Foundation will host two free concerts at the Medal of Honor Grove this month.

SPAY AND SAVE: Please help keep Petey off the streets forever |May 27, 2018

Handsome buff tabby with striking copper eyes, neutered male, approximately 2 to 3-years-old, Petey was found on the streets of Collegeville by a very nice rescuer. He is good with kids, and seems to get along with other kitties.

St. Mary School Memorial Day Remembrance honors fallen military, veterans |May 24, 2018

SCHWENKSVILLE >> “What helps keep me centered is when I keep in mind that evil prevails when good men and women do nothing to stop it.”

Rep. Costello presents Congressional Award to Coventry Christian Schools senior |May 22, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> A Coventry Christian Schools senior has earned the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for logging more than 100 hours of volunteer service and achieving several challenging personal development goals.

Dogwood Festival celebrates 75 years on May 19 |May 15, 2018

Phoenixville >> Phoenixville’s annual week long celebration of its commitment to service and community has kicked off and will continue into Saturday.

Second suspect in murder of Phoenixville teen captured after standoff in Georgia |May 11, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The second suspect accused in the murder of a Phoenixville teen has been apprehended in Georgia, according to authorities.

$92M Phoenixville Schools budget will raise taxes 3.18% |May 11, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> With an 8-1 vote, and a dizzying array of failed amendments, the Phoenixville Area School Board adopted its final 2018-2019 budget Thursday at $91.7 million that will raises property taxes by 3.

SPAY AND SAVE: Jeremiah needs a forever home |May 10, 2018

Jeremiah is a black/white, young male, approximately 10 months, neutered and good with other pets. He is friendly and loves to sit on your lap. Found in the streets of Norristown, he was being fed by a neighbor after his owners put him out.

Phoenixville names task force to study passenger rail service |May 10, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Borough Council has endorsed the mayor’s rail service task force.

Phoenixville Police respond to 78 calls in three days |May 10, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police responded to 78 calls for service between May 4 and May 6. The following is a summary of some of those incidents as reported by police:

Men ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to shed light on domestic violence |May 10, 2018

COLLEGEVILLE >> Hundreds of area men are standing tall in their effort to shed light on domestic violence, thanks to their high heels that is.

Phoenixville teacher wins grand prize in countywide teaching awards |May 10, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A Phoenixville teacher has been honored among thousands in the county for his exemplary classroom skills.

Pride Fest coming to Chester County in June |May 7, 2018

Phoenixville >> LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County will host its third annual Chester County Pride Weekend, with two major back-to-back events, on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3.

spay and save: Baron’s baby blue eyes will melt your heart |May 6, 2018

Baron is a gorgeous mix of Lynx and Siamese. He is a neutered male approximately 1- to-1.5-years-old. His Siamese part brings out his chattiness. He loves human attention and is fine with other cats, and probably dogs when slowly introduced.

15 local teachers district winners for 2018 Citadel Heart of Learning |May 4, 2018

Exton >> More than a dozen Chester County teachers were recently surprised at their school; each received the 2018 Citadel Heart of Learning Award.

Limerick man draws jail for strangling woman |May 3, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Limerick Township man was sent to jail after admitting to choking a woman during a domestic disturbance and to assaulting the woman’s daughter when she tried to intervene.

Discussion in Phoenixville recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month |May 3, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County and Colonial Theatre welcomed 64 community members for a free documentary film screening and panel discussion of “The Hunting Ground” Wednesday, April 18, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Phoenixville teen wins entrepreneurship competition |May 3, 2018

RADNOR >> Sixteen middle and high school students from the Greater Philadelphia area pitched their business ideas before a panel of nine real-life investors to compete for funding at the fifth annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Philadelphia Investor Panel Event Wednesday, April 18, at Cabrini University.

Comcast Cares Day spruces up Schwenksville school |May 3, 2018

Comcast employees, their friends and family and members of the community came together to celebrate Comcast Cares Day at St. Mary Catholic School in Schwenksville April 28.