Phoenixville Local

Think About It: On Being Thankful |Oct 30, 2014

“Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

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.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: Yams - The sweet potato’s non-related doppelganger |Oct 30, 2014

Well here we are at the end of ABC to XYZ in Foods. The good news is in January 2015 we are going to start all over at the beginning of the alphabet with new foods and information!

Fact checking Corbett’s latest campaign ad |Oct 30, 2014

Seeing yet another negative ad from the campaign of Tom Corbett, I decided to fact check this one, because it told me it was “critical to pay attention.” I paid attention, took notes and critically checked the claims and who made them.

Kampf’s campaign doesn’t match record on transportation funding |Oct 30, 2014

I’m going to take a risky political stand here that may alienate and offend a great many readers: I am against potholes.

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.

Welcome to your new paper |Oct 29, 2014

You may notice that the paper in your hands is a little different.

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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“For all the times that you’ve been here, I think that you’ve got it.”

Collegeville-based Just Chimneys cleaning service fulfills growing need |Oct 29, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE >> Chim Chim Cher-ee — it’s time to call a chimney sweep.

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.

First Moe’s Southwest Grill in the area opens in Oaks |Oct 29, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> “Welcome to Moe’s!”

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.

Rams crown 2014 homecoming queen during shutout victory |Oct 29, 2014

Ram Royalty: Spring-Ford Area Senior High School’s 2013 Homecoming Queen Helena Mullen crowned Michaela Parr the 2014 queen during the Rams’ 54-0 rout of PJP last Saturday, Oct. 18. The event marked the school’s 60-year homecoming football anniversary.

Youth Club football field vandalized |Oct 29, 2014

Garage door opener removed from Malvern woman’s vehicle

PAHS Class of 1951 celebrates 63rd reunion |Oct 29, 2014

Phoenixville High School’s Class of 1951 celebrated their 63rd year class reunion Sept. 26 at the Phoenixville Country Club. There were 32 classmates and 13 guests in attendeance.

Schwenksville High School Class of ’64 honors teachers at 50th anniversary reunion |Oct 29, 2014

On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Schwenksville High School Class of 1964 honored Mr. Richard J. Carfagno of Harleysville and Mr. George E. Romasco of Collegeville at a dinner social held in observance of the 50th anniversary reunion of the class.

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.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: Drink to your health, from water to wine |Oct 29, 2014

WATER >> Keeps our world alive. It covers approximately 70 to 75 percent of the Earth’s surface in various states, such as liquid, solid and vapor.

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.

Think About It: The Pleasures of Imagination |Oct 28, 2014

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Kampf has improved communication with constituents |Oct 28, 2014

Warren Kampf is really hitting his stride. Over the last two years, I’ve noticed a real difference in communication with my state representative and my community, because I opted to sign up for Warren Kampf’s legislative updates online.

Kampf making the tough choices that will help secure our children’s future |Oct 28, 2014

Sadly in government today, most politicians are only looking for solutions that sound good in campaign ads and work best for two-year election cycles. While Pennsylvania has numerous problems that will affect generations to come, not many seem to be looking out for my young family and those of us who will have to deal with — tomorrow — the consequences of the misguided decisions made today.

Kampf has earned the right to continue representing 157th |Oct 28, 2014

I am a homeowner in downtown Phoenixville and am writing to express my support for Warren Kampf in his bid for reelection as state representative for the 157th District.

Warren Kampf is running scared |Oct 28, 2014

Marian Moskowitz, candidate for state representative in the 157th district, is running a clean campaign. The publicity she releases is truthful and verifiable. And she refuses to engage in negative or misleading advertising.

Warren Kampf - Not just politics as usual |Oct 28, 2014

It’s easy to be cynical about politics. As a recent Conestoga graduate and current University of Pennsylvania student, I’ve noticed that the prevailing political opinion among my generation is one marked with pessimism and resignation.

Think About it: Where in the world did that come from? |Oct 28, 2014

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

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.

Fun and haunted legacies continue to grow at Pennhurst |Oct 20, 2014

Spring City >> Fans of the macabre seeking a frightful adventure need search no further than Spring City — Pennhurst Asylum has opened its gates for its 5th annual Halloween season.

The many uses of vinegar and vanilla |Oct 20, 2014

Vinegar >> comes to us from the French meaning “sour wine.”

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.

New look coming to The Phoenix Reporter & Item |Oct 10, 2014

We are very excited to reveal our new papers!