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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.