Phoenixville Local

Housing Authority recognized for inovative design at Fairview Village |Nov 21, 2014

On Oct. 17, the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) was honored to receive the prestigious Excellence in Housing award presented by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).

Think About It: Geeks and Geezers in Action |Nov 19, 2014

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

Crossroads Presbyterian, Limerick Bowl to offer Turkey Bowl dinner |Nov 19, 2014

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those without a home or living alone.

Empty Bowls raises over $18k for PACS pantry |Nov 19, 2014

Phoenixville: Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) held its annual Empty Bowls event at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus Nov. 7. The event raised $18,454 for PACS’ emergency food pantry to combat hunger locally and raise awareness of the global problem.

Neighbors of proposed Phoenixville school site worried by project scope |Nov 19, 2014

SCHUYLKILL TWP. >> Township supervisors unanimously approved a zoning change in their last meeting for the site where the Phoenixville Area School District plans to build its new school and fields complex, much to the dismay of residents living in an adjacent neighborhood.

Trappe Ambulance EMT Renee Sullivan reflects on move from corporate career |Nov 18, 2014

Renee Sullivan had just turned her shopping cart into the dairy aisle when she heard a commotion just ahead. Several customers were hovering over an elderly woman, who was lying prostrate on a wooden skid.

Berman set for pro boxing debut |Nov 18, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> Sammy Berman has yet to graduate from high school. But he is also on the threshhold of a very important step in his young life as an athlete.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: The Christmas Tires |Nov 18, 2014

Well, here we are once again — it’s that time of year. The tale of the Christmas Tires first appeared in The Phoenix in December of 1997. Because so many of you mention how much you liked it, I repeat it every few years.

PHOTOS: Dogs give it their best at National and Philly Dog Shows in Oaks |Nov 18, 2014

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: Canines and dog lovers filled the expo center last weekend for Saturday’s National Dog Show and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s dog show on Sunday. To find out who won best in show, watch the broadcast of the National Dog Show at noon on NBC Thanksgiving Day.

TCHS Pickering celebrates Veterans Day with military band performances |Nov 17, 2014

To celebrate Veterans Day, the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus hosted a concert of the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast on Monday, Nov. 10. Brass in Blue, a brass quintet, and High Altitude, a rock band, gave a private concert to TCHS students during the day.

RSVP to donate picture books to Montgomery County preschoolers on Giving Tuesday |Nov 16, 2014

On Dec. 2, RSVP of Montgomery County will participate in the #GivingTuesday movement, a national initiative created to evoke the spirit of giving back to community during the days after Thanksgiving.

RSVP provides tutoring in STEM programs for region’s students |Nov 16, 2014

Algebra: a simple concept that strikes fear in the hearts of most high school students. As it turns out, algebra really is part of our daily lives and often, we don’t even know it. Still skeptical?

Humane Society, Spayed Club partner to provide spay and neutering services in Phoenixville |Nov 16, 2014

The Humane Society Phoenixville and The Spayed Club are pleased to announce a partnership that will bring low-cost spay and neutering services for cats and dogs to the Phoenixville community.

Perkiomen Valley School Board wants look at budget with zero-percent tax increase |Nov 14, 2014

PERKIOMEN >> Just about two months into the current school year, the Perkiomen Valley School Board is already discussing the next year’s budget and many board members want to get a look at one with no tax increase.

Upper Providence police officers lauded for life-saving efforts |Nov 14, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Police Chief Mark Toomey recognized five of his officers during the Nov. 3 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Phoenixville holds special events in honor of Veterans Day |Nov 13, 2014

Honoring our vets: A number of events were held in Phoenixville last weekend and Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. Above, left to right, Fred Bieler, Dan Stranick and Don Mahoney of Phoenixville VFW Post 1564 display the colors during Phoenixville Area High School’s Saluting Our Veterans on Tuesday.

Spring City entrepreneur creates Guit Stix, the ‘Swiss army knife for guitars’ |Nov 13, 2014

SPRING CITY >> Local entrepreneur, Gabriel Noska, of Spring City, has invented a product that aids him with one of his hobbies, and he hopes other guitar players will also see its value.

Chester County benefits from China partnership |Nov 13, 2014

Chester County citizens and businesses will greatly benefit from the establishment of a partnership between the county and China. We have just returned from a nine-day Sino-American Regional Business Development & Cultural Exchange Summit that centered in the Yongchuan District (Chongqing Province), the county’s sister community in China.

Phoenixville Police Department needs to grow to meet new demands |Nov 13, 2014

There has been much debate over whether or not the Phoenixville Police Department needs to grow in order to meet the demands of our ever changing and expanding borough.

Royersford pediatric cancer patient gets room redesign |Nov 13, 2014

ROYERSFORD >> In July 2008, Trey Love, a then 21-month-old boy from Royersford, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.

Dogs to strut their stuff at the Expo Center this weekend |Nov 13, 2014

More than 1,500 purebred dogs are hoping to earn barking rights to the most distinguished canine title in the country when the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show takes over the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks on Nov.

Phoenixville High School senior chosen to attend medical school conference |Nov 13, 2014

Sierra Longo, a senior at Phoenixville Area High School, is attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16.

Think About It: Reading an Upside-Down Map |Nov 12, 2014

“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.”

ABC to XYZ in Foods: Countdown to the holidays, 1-2-3! |Nov 11, 2014

The countdown for the December holidays has started. Some of us wait until after Thanksgiving to start and others have their shopping done by Thanksgiving. At one time I would start Christmas preparations in August.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: Thanksgiving — Truly an all-American holiday |Nov 11, 2014

I am not afraid to bet that some of you are all ready for Thanksgiving dinner, and then that there are some of you who have not even thought of it yet.

Jenkintown physical therapist brings pain relief technique to new Phoenixville location |Nov 10, 2014

A local physical therapist is taking care of that pain in your neck — literally.

Annual Holiday House Tour to feature 5 homes, 1 church this year |Nov 10, 2014

The 2014 Holiday House Tour sponsored by the Women’s Civic Club of Schwenksville will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Five exciting homes and a community church are included on the tour this year.

Multimedia presentation maps local American Revolution battles |Nov 10, 2014

Sean Moir, a Tredyffrin Township resident and owner of Western Heritage Mapping in Valley Forge, will present “A Fortnight in Chester County – The Philadelphia Campaign of 1777” at Duportail House, 297 Adams Drive, Chesterbrook, on Wednesday, Nov.

Providence Chamber Orchestra presents ‘London for the Holidays’ |Nov 10, 2014

The 35-member Providence Chamber Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2014-2015 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville.

PAHS Class of 1957 holds 57th reunion luncheon |Nov 10, 2014

The PAHS class of 1957 held their 57th reunion luncheon at Spring Ford Country Club on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Class member Dick Lusch was the emcee for the event with 38 class members and 15 guests attending.

Crossroads Presbyterian, Limerick Bowl to offer Turkey Bowl Dinner |Nov 7, 2014

The holidays are right around the corner, and the spirit of the season reminds us of how blessed we are to be surrounded by loved ones.

University of Valley Forge hosting piano sale |Nov 7, 2014

Running through Nov. 9, the University of Valley Forge (UVF) is holding the annual piano sale in the Flower Chapel, featuring Yamaha pianos. The university entered into a partnership with Menchey Music a few years ago and as a result, UVF hosts the company’s annual county sale.

Phoenixville Rotary Club to host annual Community Breakfast |Nov 7, 2014

The Rotary Club of Phoenixville will be hosting its annual Community Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Phoenixville Senior Center (153 Church Street). The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 8 a.

Molly Maguire’s closes Downingtown location after a year |Nov 7, 2014

DOWNINGTOWN >> Molly Maguire’s closed the doors to its recently opened restaurant in Downingtown on Tuesday, months after the owners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Rosetta Mission could provide valuable and inspiring classroom lesson |Nov 7, 2014

To the editor: My grandson is a student in 5th grade. I wanted to offer a suggestion as to a teaching topic that I think teachers and students alike would find incredibly interesting and engaging.

Zwikl stepping down as director of Schuylkill Heritage Area |Nov 7, 2014

POTTSTOWN >> Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt D. Zwikl has announced that he will retire, effective June 30, 2015.

A day in the life: Graterford prison superintendent offers rare view inside prison, personal life |Nov 7, 2014

SKIPPACK >> Skippack Township hosts quaint shops, a community pool, a branch of the bucolic Perkiomen Trail and also about 4,000 convicted criminals.

Voter turnout around 45%, about average for governor’s race, officials say |Nov 7, 2014

Although nice weather and busy poll stations may have given the impression of above-average voter turnout Tuesday, election officials in Chester, Berks and Montgomery counties indicated it was anything but.

Royersford accident traps passenger in car |Nov 7, 2014

ROYERSFORD >> An accident early Thursday morning left a passenger pinned inside a vehicle.

Royersford woman admits fraudulently receiving $145K in disability benefits |Nov 7, 2014

NORRISTOWN >> A Royersford woman has admitted to fraudulently obtaining more than $145,000 in federal disability income, while still working, by illegally using the identifying information of a relative.

Skippack man, ex-treasurer of Upper Gwynedd fire company, jailed for $250K theft |Nov 7, 2014

NORRISTOWN >> A Skippack man faces time in jail and a lengthy period of probation after he admitted to stealing about $250,000 while working as treasurer of the Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Department, reportedly so he could live a lavish lifestyle.

Phoenixville man charged in credit card, vehicle thefts in Worcester |Nov 7, 2014

WORCESTER >> A Phoenixville man faces more than 70 charges after allegedly stealing credit cards and vehicles in Worcester Township.

Limerick receives state grant to implement new trail |Nov 7, 2014

LIMERICK >> A $250,000 grant awarded to the township will complete a planned trail near Limerick Elementary School.

Phoenixville school board names new community budget committee |Nov 7, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Area School Board named the latest addition of its Community Budget Advisory Committee earlier this month, carrying over just one member from last year’s committee.

Phoenixville voters run into polling place confusion |Nov 7, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> New ward boundary lines caused some confusion at polling sites on Tuesday.

Spring City man charged in East Vincent burglaries |Nov 7, 2014

EAST VINCENT >> A Spring City man is facing charges after East Vincent police responded to several burglaries in the area.

Phoenixville gets $317K reimbursement for middle school from state |Nov 7, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> After a freeze lasting three years, the Phoenixville Area School District finally secured a state reimbursement for its middle school project.

Phoenixville mayor’s street-sweeping veto stands |Nov 7, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> A vote to overturn Mayor Mike Speck’s September veto of a street-sweeping ordinance ended up in a tie at a recent borough council meeting, rendering it a failure and upholding Speck’s decision.

2 arrested after allegedly robbing bank branch |Nov 7, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> Two people were arrested Tuesday in Delaware after they allegedly robbed a bank branch inside a Chester County grocery store.

Think About It: What’s the Temp? |Nov 6, 2014

“It doesn’t make a difference what temperature the room is; it’s always room temperature.”