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Phoenixville, Royersford churches to host National Night Out events Aug. 2 |Jul 28, 2016

National Night Out is returning next week to help communities foster relationship with local law enforcement.

Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown to host a second ‘Pokemon Go’ event |Jul 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo hosted a “Pokémon Go” event on Tuesday, July 19, but due to the hours of the event — noon to 4:30 p.m. — many Pokémon trainers weren’t able to attend.

Royersford woman admits she obtained prescription painkillers by fraud |Jul 15, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Royersford woman has admitted to using a prescription issued to a disabled woman she cared for to fraudulently obtain painkillers for herself.

Trappe man sent to jail for role in Skippack burglary |Jul 15, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Trappe man is headed to jail for his role in two crimes that occurred in Skippack.

Phoenixville Police Chief Mossman leaving after 25 years to take East Coventry post |Jul 14, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> After a quarter-century of protecting and serving the community, Phoenixville Police Chief William Mossman is stepping down from his post.

2 teens on Perkiomen trail struck by SUV |Jul 14, 2016

PERKIOMEN >> Two teenage boys were hospitalized Sunday evening after being struck by an SUV while riding their bikes along the Perkiomen trail.

VIDEO: Experts share tips for DIY sushi success |Jul 13, 2016

Craving crunchy shrimp or California rolls? Have a taste for spicy tuna? Make your own with help from sushi experts like Tai Ha.

Montgomery County moves forward with justice center, moving adult probation |Jul 11, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County is moving forward on the decade-long county campus renovation and construction plan, with a few new projects added in.

Limerick intersection reconstruction begins next week |Jul 7, 2016

LIMERICK >> Drivers in Limerick Township should get ready for a new road closure construction project set to begin next week.

Find out where the #septatrouble is during today’s commute |Jul 6, 2016

While the morning commute Tuesday on the SEPTA regional rail seemed to go pretty smooth, the evening commute was a mess. How will it go today? Check out the trouble right here and Tweet it out using #septatrouble.

Want to find out where the fireworks will be over the next couple of days? Check out the interactive map |Jul 3, 2016

In the mood to see some fireworks before the July 4th holiday is gone? Here is where you can find them.

Region celebrates Independence Day with #Philly4th |Jul 3, 2016

Celebrate your Independence by sharing what’s going on in your community. Share what you are doing to celebrate the Fourth of July on Monday by using #Philly4th in your tweets and when posting your Instagram photos.

A Hero’s Welcome, VA groups to honor Vietnam veterans in Spring City |Jun 30, 2016

SPRING CITY >> Vietnam War veterans will receive an official salute from area veterans organizations this month as a thank you for their service.

Spring-Ford board OKs $151M budget, 0.7% tax hike; officials receive a raise |Jun 30, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> The Spring-Ford Area School Board just approved its lowest tax hike in 15 years and gave two top administrators a raise.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area seeks public input on future direction |Jun 30, 2016

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is inviting the public to assist in planning the future of the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area.

Spring-Ford board seeks estimates for high school expansion projects |Jun 30, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> In what appears to be a case of a board stuck spinning its wheels, Spring-Ford Area School Board members struggled to solve a problem that has haunted them for nearly a decade.

Limerick Police seek help to ID credit card thief |Jun 30, 2016

LIMERICK >> The Limerick Township Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify a credit card thief.

Kids learn to battle a blaze at Limerick Firefighter Camp |Jun 30, 2016

LIMERICK >> Smoke billowed from behind the Limerick Fire Company and sirens could be heard rushing to the scene Friday, but these weren’t your typical fire calls.

Arcola Road bridge connecting Upper Providence, Lower Providence to reopen July 1 |Jun 30, 2016

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The long-awaited reopening of the Arcola Road bridge over the Perkiomen Creek will follow after a 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 1, ribbon-cutting ceremony at the middle of the bridge.

Upper Providence official clarifies who must pay per-capita tax |Jun 30, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Tax Collector Julie Mullin attended a recent township supervisors’ meeting to clarify confusion about payment of a per-capita tax by residents.

Limerick man jailed for being getaway driver in armed robbery |Jun 30, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A man with ties to Limerick and Perkiomen faces some time behind bars after he admitted to being the getaway driver during the armed robbery of another man in Schwenksville and to trespassing at a Skippack property with several friends.

Sheriff’s office trains Montgomery County employees for active shooters, threats |Jun 30, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Run, hide, fight. That’s the creed Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies have been drilling into county employees in case an active threat comes to the courthouse or county offices.

Downingtown resident among the new ‘faces’ at Mount Rushmore |Jun 30, 2016

The traditional summer college internship evokes images of a confined business office littered with a smattering of suits, neckties and dress shoes.

VIDEO: Schwenksville man’s models in Perkiomen serve as a love letter to his hometown |Jun 27, 2016

PERKIOMEN >> Wander into the basement of the Perkiomen Township municipal building, and you feel an air of nostalgia for a time gone by, thanks in large part to the work of Bob Albright.

Limerick nuclear generator returns to full power |Jun 9, 2016

LIMERICK >> Operators at Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station returned Unit 2 to full power Sunday, ending a brief maintenance outage that began Wednesday, June 1.

Spring City man sentenced to state prison for home invasion |Jun 6, 2016

West Chester >> An ex-convict from Spring City who committed a violent home invasion in West Whiteland in which an elderly woman was thrown to the floor, tied up, and jewelry she was wearing stolen was given a choice by the judge sentencing him this week.

Upper Providence honors longtime zoning board member |Jun 2, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Township supervisors recently recognized H. Thomas Walker III on his retirement from township’s Zoning Hearing Board after 22 years of service.

Upper Providence sets guidelines for donations |Jun 2, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> A new approved policy now directs how private donations and funding are managed by the township.

East Pikeland Police Chief Franciscus retiring after 40 years in law enforcement |Jun 2, 2016

East Pikeland >> After more than four decades in law enforcement, East Pikeland Police Chief James Franciscus is looking forward to retirement.

Dinner, delivered: Meal kits can save time and food waste |Jun 1, 2016

“We shortcut customers to the stove by taking care of the tough and stressful parts — the meal planning, grocery shopping and ingredient prepping — and delivering it straight to their home,” explained Rebecca Lewis, HelloFresh’s registered dietitian.

Letter to the Editor: Legislation needed to keep fighting human trafficking |May 24, 2016

Legislation needed to keep fighting human trafficking

Photos: Montgomery County Community College 2016 commencement |May 23, 2016

WHITPAIN >> Montgomery County Community College held its 49th commencement Thursday at the main campus in Blue Bell.

Phoenixville Dogwood Parade delights crowd |May 23, 2016

Phoenixville >> Hundreds came out to enjoy the Dogwood Parade on Saturday, marking the end of the weeklong Dogwood Festival. The popular annual event celebrated its 63rd year as community members lined the streets to enjoy dozens of local groups that participated in the parade.

Spring-Ford teacher wins $63,000 in prizes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ |May 19, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> When we last spoke to Melanie Bowen about her experience as a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune,” she was sworn to secrecy about the outcome.

Royersford water pipes to be replaced |May 19, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> Pennsylvania American Water announced Monday the start of construction in the borough to install new water main to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection.

Limerick board approves surplus budget |May 19, 2016

LIMERICK >> Limerick Township is in the black for the foreseeable future, but don’t expect it to stay that way for too long.

Phoenixville’s Siobhan Bedford pursuing creative passion |May 18, 2016

You know you’re almost there when you see the funeral homes and St. Ann Catholic Church in Phoenixville.

Artist Susan Melrath one stop on Chester County Studio Tour |May 18, 2016

Oxford native Susan Melrath used to live in Seattle, where folks found her open-to-interpretation paintings accessible.

All Around Philly Suburbs: Your local morning briefing |May 17, 2016

Welcome to the first All Around Philly Suburbs morning news briefing. Below is all of this morning’s most important stories. See something we missed? Email digital manager Andy Stettler at astettler@21st-centurymedia.

TMACC to host 6th Annual Bike to Work Challenge on Chester Valley trail this Friday |May 11, 2016

May is National Bike Month, and the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) knows all about celebrating it the right way.

Chester County Coroner rules shooting death in Schuylkill a homicide |May 5, 2016

SCHUYLKILL >> The Chester County Coroner’s Office released a report Wednesday following the shooting in Schuylkill late Monday night, declaring the death of a 40-year-old woman a homicide.

Cosby faces May 24 preliminary hearing for alleged sex assault |Apr 26, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> One day after a state court threw out Bill Cosby’s appeal of a judge’s pretrial ruling, officials on Tuesday set a May preliminary hearing date for the entertainer who his accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his Cheltenham home more than a decade ago.

REPLAY: What’s happening around town on Primary Election Day |Apr 26, 2016

We were out and about all day checking on voters and what’s happening during this Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania. Here is what it looked like

Crafting digital marketing that gets results: Answers to questions from local decision makers |Apr 25, 2016

Second in a series of articles by AdTaxi Networks experts who will be participating in this year’s Philly Tech Week 2016.

Live Blog Replay: Bill Clinton, Gabby Giffords rally in Montgomery County |Apr 23, 2016

President Bill Clinton will host a get out the vote event with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly at Wissahickon Middle School today at 3:15 p.m. and you can follow live right here.

Trump to hold Monday rally at West Chester University |Apr 23, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Donald Trump will hold a rally on the campus of West Chester University on Monday, according to officials at the school. It is expected to be the Republican presidential candidate’s first such foray into the suburban Philadelphia region ahead of Tuesday’s Primary Election.

West Chester firefighter, student saves four people from burning home |Apr 22, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Daniel “DJ” Matthews was walking home from the Fame Fire Company in West Chester around 4:30 a.m. on March 6 when he heard smoke alarms going off nearby.

LIVE at 7:30 p.m.: Bernie Sanders to make appearance in Montgomery County on April 21 |Apr 21, 2016

OAKS >> Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be making a campaign appearance in Montgomery County today at a rally in Oaks.

Live Blog Replay: Doors open at 2016 Greater Philadelphia Comic Con |Apr 21, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and we will be there blogging live to capture a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

Pottstown man sent to prison for role in tri-county burglary spree |Apr 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A former Pottstown man who once was one of Montgomery County’s most wanted fugitives is headed to state prison after he admitted to participating in a serial burglary ring that targeted homes in Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties.