Phoenixville Local

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!

Revamped Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum to be rededicated over homecoming weekend |Oct 10, 2014

The Spring-Ford Area School District will be hosting a rededication of the Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. This special event will be part of the Spring-Ford School District Annual Homecoming weekend events.

Fall events in the Ches-Mont Area |Oct 10, 2014

It’s October and that means it’s time for haunts, hayrides and pumpkins galore.

Montco detectives charge 2 for multi-state burglary ring |Oct 10, 2014

Norristown — Two Philadelphia men have been charged following an investigation of a multi-state burglary ring that extended into Montgomery County. Two other men are being investigated for their parts in the alleged crime spree.

Think About It: The Mystery of the Fortune Cookie |Oct 9, 2014

“Confucius say: if you think you’re going to sum up your entire life on this little piece of paper, you’re crazy.”

Moe’s Southwest Grill opening new location in Oaks |Oct 9, 2014

“Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard in Oaks when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 1570 Egypt Road in the Oaks Shopping Center on Thursday.

Proposed bill would require minority party representation on county elections boards |Oct 7, 2014

State Sen. Andrew Dinniman has introduced a bill to make it illegal for a county elections board to be comprised of members who are all from the same political party — as is currently the case in Chester County.

Limerick Golf Club’s new owners are making changes to the name, menu and course |Oct 7, 2014

Limerick — If you haven’t visited Limerick’s public golf course recently, new owners Brian and Jean Lutz invite you to come out to experience the change that is taking place at the Lewis Road golf, restaurant and banquet facility.

Hiker rescued from slope in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park |Oct 7, 2014

Lower Providence — A man was rescued by first responders after being caught in a precarious position on an incline in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park near Egypt Road and Casselberry Drive Monday afternoon.

Former East Vincent man jailed for Megan’s Law violation |Oct 7, 2014

WEST CHESTER — A former East Vincent man who was convicted eight years ago of possession of child pornography is expected to report to prison to begin serving a 2- to 4-year sentence later this month for switching his address without informing police.

Phoenixville voting precinct relocation indefensible |Oct 7, 2014

Last week, the Republican appointees of the Chester County Elections Board unilaterally decided to relocate Precinct 477 (Phoenixville West 1) from the 157th to the 155th Pennsylvania House District.

Longtime local restauranteur is back with Chow Bistro |Oct 6, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — It certainly seemed as if fate was hungering for Guy Clauson to become part of Collegeville’s newly vibrant culinary scene.

World’s Greatest Farmer Showdown returns to Collegeville area for fourth year |Oct 6, 2014

The public is invited to join Greener Partners and Kimberton Whole Foods Oct. 19 for the fourth annual World’s Greatest Farmer Showdown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wedding Announcement: Giebler and Peterson to marry in Ann Arbor |Oct 6, 2014

Brian Louis Giebler and Jordan David Peterson are to be married Saturday, Oct. 18, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Phoenixville man faces assault charges for alleged Pottstown strangling |Oct 6, 2014

Pottstown — A Phoenixville man faces charges following an alleged strangling incident.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: Oodles of udon noodles |Oct 6, 2014

UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE — Is also called bitter, baking or cooking chocolate.

Mont Clare man charged with assault after argument over umbrella |Oct 6, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE — A Mont Clare man has been charged with assault following an argument with a neighbor.

Democrats howl over Phoenixville ward change |Oct 6, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Democrats in the Phoenixville area are crying foul over recent changes to the voting map for the 157th Legislative District, which this fall is featuring a highly competitive race for the seat in Harrisburg.

‘Good Neighbors’ coming to the Berman Museum at Ursinus College |Oct 6, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — “Good Neighbors,” opening at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art Oct. 14, finds its starting point in the many possible notions of home and community, such as memories of a particular place or object, gatherings of like-minded individuals, or the unexpected juxtapositions that come from living in close proximity.

Royersford man charged after resisting arrest |Oct 6, 2014

Royersford — A borough man has been charged following a reported domestic disturbance on North 6th Avenue.

Castor calls for 911 funding reform |Oct 6, 2014

NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor is calling for reform of the fee-based system that funds 911 operations, saying the current system imposes a burden on the county’s taxpayers.

Royersford man arrested for threatening police |Oct 6, 2014

Royersford — A 25-year-old borough man was arrested for threatening police among other offenses when they responded to the call of a domestic disturbance at his home.

Phoenixville to host homecoming for resident on 3,000 mile walk to fight cancer |Oct 3, 2014

Phoenixville resident Norman Horn is making a stop in Phoenixville this weekend as part of his cross country walk in an effort to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer.

Think About It: In Praise of Leisure |Oct 3, 2014

“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.”

ABC to XYZ in Foods: Tomatoes - the most popular home garden crop |Oct 3, 2014

TOMATOES – Are the most popular crop grown in home gardens.

Area fire companies host events to educate public |Oct 3, 2014

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, local fire companies are hosting a number of events and making visits to promote awareness across area.

Groundbreaking held for Limerick public water hook-ups |Oct 3, 2014

LIMERICK — A ground-breaking ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon for a new, public water line which will hook up residents with contaminated groundwater.

Spring-Ford tables vote on per-capita tax until after November election |Oct 3, 2014

Limerick — The Spring-Ford Area School Board decided in a split vote last week to table a motion to eliminate the per capita tax until after November’s general election.

Proposed anti-discrimination ordinance shelved in Spring City |Oct 3, 2014

Spring City — An anti-discrimination ordinance proposed to Spring City Borough Council’s finance and ordinance committee did not receive a vote because it referenced religion.

Polish Club event supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand |Oct 3, 2014

The Polish American Citizens Club of Phoenixville held a fundraising benefit Sept. 20 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The event included music, food and beverages, face painting, basket raffles and arts and crafts.

Business owner stays true to roots of Skippack Days |Oct 3, 2014

SKIPPACK — When it comes to Skippack Days, Butch Kaelin is a purist.

Ukrainian Day Festival brings folk culture to Phoenixville |Oct 3, 2014

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church held a Ukrainian Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, on the church grounds at Fairview and St. Mary’s streets in Phoenixville.

Black Rock Volunteer Fire company holds fire prevention week programs |Oct 3, 2014

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Spring-Ford Area Senior High School recognized by Newsweek |Oct 3, 2014

Limerick — Spring-Ford Area Senior High School recently made Newsweek’s list of top high schools in the country.

Phoenixville to test environmental concerns at Meadow Brook |Oct 2, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — The Phoenixville Area School Board will likely vote on one of two candidates to assess environmental issues at the Meadow Brook site for its new early learning center/elementary school building.

Phoenixville schools committee hears tax impact of new school project |Oct 2, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — In response to queries from the public, the Phoenixville Area School District released information in a building and grounds committee meeting Tuesday on the estimated tax impact of the new early learning center/elementary school combined building project.

Skippack teen convicted of 1st degree murder in death of Royersford girlfriend |Sep 29, 2014

Norristown — A Montgomery County judge has determined that a Skippack teenager acted with intent and malice when he fatally stabbed his girlfriend during an argument in a Skippack park last year.

Tristan Stahly found guilty of murder in girlfriend’s death |Sep 29, 2014

NORRISTOWN — A judge has found Tristan Stahley, 18, of Skippack, guilty of first-degree murder in connection to his girlfriend Julianne Siller’s stabbing death in May 2013. Judge William R. Carpenter handed down his verdict Monday morning after a stipulated bench trial.

PV Post Prom partners with Impact Thrift Stores for clothing donation fundraiser |Sep 26, 2014

The PV Post Prom Committee is partnering again with Impact Thrift Stores for the upcoming fall clothing drive, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Perkiomen Valley High School, located at 509 Gravel Pike in Collegeville.

Pennypacker Mills to host All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival |Sep 26, 2014

With the changing of the seasons, bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. and experience a very Victorian All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival.

Community turns out for free child safety seat checks |Sep 26, 2014

Phoenixville area residents had the chance to learn how they could improve their children’s safety in the car and meet the Philly Phanatic last Saturday.

Drop in PSSA scores worries school board |Sep 26, 2014

LIMERICK — Superintendent David Goodin and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Keith Floyd gave a presentation on standardized test scores of Spring-Ford Area School District students in last week’s board workshop meeting.

New teacher contract approved for Spring-Ford |Sep 26, 2014

LIMERICK — Almost two years after negotiations began and with one full year working under an expired contract, a state mediator’s proposal was approved as the basis for a new contract for Spring-Ford Area School District’s teachers.

G Lodge Restaurant celebrates 30 years under current ownership |Sep 26, 2014

The G Lodge Restaurant of Phoenixville will reach its landmark 30th anniversary of being in business on Oct. 1. Open seven days a week, the long-running breakfast and lunch spot has been a favorite destination in the community for many years.

Distributor of synthetic drugs to Montco stores is headed to jail |Sep 26, 2014

norristown >> An Allentown man has jail in his future after he admitted to running a business involved in the illegal distribution of synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia, primarily to gas stations and convenience stores in Montgomery and Lehigh counties.

Rainy weather causes crash in Limerick Thursday |Sep 26, 2014

Slick roads due to Thursday’s rainy weather reportedly caused an accident in Limerick.