Phoenixville Local

Travis Wetzel Trio will liven up the Reinholds Fire Company Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

Farm Country Shindig opens its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring “The Travis Wetzel Trio” at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall.

Emma Ketterer named a Budding Artist by Dancing Tree Creations |Sep 29, 2016

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio is proud to name Emma Ketterer as their next Budding Artist. An opening reception, with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet other local artists, will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm.

Experience Adele, A Live Tribute Show to benefit theater |Sep 29, 2016

Our Town Foundation hosts award winning singer, Andrea Taylor, in her iconic performance of “Experience Adele”, a phenomenal live tribute of the popular singer Adele, at the Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South 4th St.

Keim Music Fest coming up Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

There’s a fun-filled day of music, food, and history at the second annual Keim Music Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Jacob Keim Farmstead in Oley. This event is a one-day music event held outdoors to raise awareness and restoration funds for the Keim Farmstead, a property owned by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County.

Five in Lower Providence charged with robbery, lying to police |Sep 28, 2016

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The tables have turned on a group of five people who claimed they were accosted by gun-toting intruder at a trailer park in Trooper late last month.

New banners to honor fallen soldiers unveiled at Montgomery County Courthouse |Sep 28, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The vibrant colors of the new banners surrounding Montgomery County Courthouse represented a renewed pledge to honor 17 Montgomery County residents who gave their lives in military service.

Time is the most precious commodity of all |Sep 23, 2016

I’m sure I’m not the only one among us who has noticed that times flies.

Phoenix, Reporter & Item Community Calendar: Week of Sept. 18 |Sep 18, 2016

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Montgomery County commissioners pass $5 vehicle registration fee |Sep 16, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> After more than an hour of debate, the Montgomery County commissioners passed a $5 fee added on to vehicle registrations for county residents Thursday.

Course teaches the ins and outs of becoming a farmers market vendor |Sep 16, 2016

WHITPAIN>>If you’ve ever seriously considered selling your homemade product at a farmers market but didn’t know how to go about it, the Farmers Market Business Incubator’s “first-of-its-kind” course at area venues was custom-made for you.

THE TABLE: Boston, Massachusetts |Sep 14, 2016

It was in Boston that the American Revolution erupted with the Boston Tea Party. The British retaliated for this event with the colonists feistily fighting back.

Reflections on the Olympics: The Statue |Sep 14, 2016

“Even if you are not religious, how can you look at Christ the Redeemer and not be impressed.” — Anonymous

Montgomery County Community College honors late student-veteran |Sep 12, 2016

WHITPAIN >> On a beautiful Monday in September, under cloudless blue skies eerily reminiscent of one of the darkest days in American history, Christie Worthington’s voice faltered briefly under the weight of her emotions, but she quickly summoned the strength to carry on.

The table: Jackson Hole, Wyoming |Sep 11, 2016

The name Jackson Hole was given to this area because it is like descending in to a hole as you navigate down the steep mountains as you enter. It is the valley floor that lies between the Teton Mountain Range (which rises more than 7,000 feet) and the Snake River.

Joseph P. Walsh installed as new Montgomery County judge |Sep 9, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> With heartwarming remembrances of his late father and expressions of gratitude to friends and colleagues who helped him on the road to his dream of becoming a jurist, newly installed Judge Joseph P.

Phoenixville man convicted on drug, gun charges |Sep 8, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Phoenixville man was convicted Wednesday on drug and firearms charges that resulted from being stopped by police in West Norriton.

Limerick officials recognize fire company’s 95th anniversary |Sep 8, 2016

LIMERICK >> Volunteers with the Limerick Fire Company have had reason to celebrate this month, as the company recognizes a milestone anniversary this year.

Upper Providence OKs shopping center plans |Sep 1, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved familiar plans for a shopping center development with no public objections at a recent meeting.

Driver escapes vehicle destroyed in Linfield crash |Sep 1, 2016

LINFIELD >> A driver involved in a serious crash Thursday morning managed to escape from the vehicle.

Morning Briefing: Wednesday’s briefing on the Philly suburbs |Aug 31, 2016

Good morning. Here are today’s most important stories happening in the Philly suburbs.

Phoenix, Reporter & Item Community Calendar: Week of Aug. 28 |Aug 25, 2016

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THE TABLE: Savannah, Georgia |Aug 25, 2016

Savannah, Ga., is considered the most historical area in the United States. It is the oldest city in Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham.

THINK ABOUT IT: Reflections on the Olympics: The competition |Aug 25, 2016

“The hard days are the best because that’s where champions are made.”

Accident on Route 422 at Collegeville injures three |Aug 25, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> A serious crash left a vehicle mangled and three people injured Tuesday night.

Spring-Ford community addresses bus stop law breakers |Aug 25, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> Next week students in the Spring-Ford Area School District, like millions of others across the country, will say goodbye to summer vacation as they step onto the bus to start the first day of school.

Area seniors recognized as Montgomery County ‘trailblazers’ |Aug 25, 2016

SCHWENKSVILLE >> A few area seniors are receiving some recognition for walking some of Montgomery County’s best trails.

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence speaks at Tech Tube in King of Prussia |Aug 24, 2016

UPPER MERION >> Nearly 250 Donald Trump supporters attended a campaign speech by Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence at custom fabricated parts manufacturer Tech Tube Inc in King of Prussia Tuesday afternoon.

Local school supply lists now available online |Aug 24, 2016

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year, as all of their schools supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.

On election chess board, Southeastern Pennsylvania counties are crucial |Aug 22, 2016

Whether you know it or not, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are fighting over you — that is, if you are a voter living in the suburbs around Philadelphia.

Blessed Teresa Calcutta Parish to host eighth annual community festival |Aug 22, 2016

LIMERICK >> Blessed Teresa Calcutta Parish will host its eighth annual community festival Aug. 24-27 from 6-11 p.m. at its Swamp Pike and Neiffer Road campus. The festival features amusement rides, live music, games, pony rides, balloon art, bingo, bake table, cash and prize raffles, a beer and wine garden and a business expo.

Phoenix, Reporter & Item Community Calendar: Week of Aug. 21 |Aug 19, 2016

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Limerick explores sale of sewage facilities to fund $22M in capital projects |Aug 19, 2016

LIMERICK >> In an effort to keep taxes where they are but pay for more than $22 million in capital projects, officials are exploring the sale of the township’s sewage treatment facilities.

THINK ABOUT IT: Some humorous thoughts about writing |Aug 18, 2016

“There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

THE TABLE: Saratoga Springs, N.Y., lays claim being birthplace of the club sandwich |Aug 18, 2016

Saratoga Springs has been a popular destination for over 200 years due to the area’s natural mineral springs. The Saratoga Fault allows the water trapped beneath the surface to rise. The springs can be found throughout the town.

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane won’t testify; jury gets case Monday |Aug 12, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s fate is about to be placed in the hands of a jury after testimony wrapped up at her trial on perjury and obstruction charges.

At Cherry Blow Dry in Paoli, the blowout is queen |Aug 11, 2016

TREDYFFRIN >> Kristen Weetenkamp, a busy health care professional, had an important business trip coming up when she decided to make a quick stop at the Paoli Shopping Center.

Eat the frog |Aug 11, 2016

“If you eat a frog first thing in the morning that will probably be the worst thing you do all day.”

THE TABLE: Czechoslovakia |Aug 11, 2016

The state of Czechoslovakia, located in central Europe, declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. The long reigning Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed around the beginning of World War I.

Phoenix, Reporter & Item Community Calendar: Week of Aug. 14 |Aug 11, 2016

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Chester County Immunization Coalition urges adults to get vaccinated |Aug 9, 2016

Many people know the vaccines needed for babies and children, but not a lot about the ones needed as adults.

Largest gun store in tri-state area opens early August |Aug 4, 2016

AVONDALE >> The largest gun store in the tri-state area, Target Shooting Solutions, will open early August at the site of the former Boomer’s Entertainment Center off Route 41.

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.