Phoenixville Local

Security fence for Phoenixville Police mulled |Aug 19, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Addressing security concerns of borough police, council voted last week to put together a request for proposal for a fence around the back of the Phoenixville police station and district court office.

Tennis coaching legend Leo Scoda steps down after 51 years at Phoenixville |Aug 19, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - Leo Scoda has decided the time is right to step aside now.

Kelly Chevrolet to sponsor Phoenixville Area Soccer Club season |Aug 18, 2014

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Kelly Chevrolet, Inc. is supporting Phoenixville Area Soccer Club through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2014 youth soccer season.

Trial for former GOP chairman Kerns scheduled for November |Aug 18, 2014

NORRISTOWN — Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the assault trial against the former head of the Montgomery County Republican Party on Nov. 24, according to paperwork filed with the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Friday.

Upper Providence OKs roof replacement for township building |Aug 18, 2014

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Fifty-third Philadelphia Folk Festival winds down |Aug 18, 2014

UPPER SALFORD — Philadelphia Folk Festival security volunteer Vic Martinson eloquently summed it up.

Montco projects $1.5M deficit by 2015 |Aug 18, 2014

NORRISTOWN — The delayed sale of the Parkhouse Geriatric Facility and a winter of heavy snowfall are to blame for a projected deficit of about $1.5 million by year’s end, according to Montgomery County officials.

Royersford Fire Department invests in multi-purpose truck |Aug 18, 2014

When it comes to saving borough taxpayers money, Royersford Fire Department is thinking outside the box.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: From noodles to nuts, cooking in ‘N’ |Aug 18, 2014

NOODLES (PASTA) – Can refer to moist or dried strips of a flour and water/egg combination. Noodles come in every shape and size you can think of, such as thin, square, coiled, long and short.

Phoenixville paving project delayed |Aug 18, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Since bids received were unsatisfactory to borough administration, road paving which was hoped to be completed before the 2014-15 school year began will have to be pushed back.

(Updated) Raise would bump Phoenixville superintendent’s annual salary to $230K |Aug 18, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — With his contract set to expire next summer, the Phoenixville Area School Board announced that it has begun negotiating a new contract with Superintendent Alan Fegley.

Former Schwenksville Item owner/editor Bruce MacBain passes away |Aug 15, 2014

When opportunity knocks, answer the door.

Route 422 West ramp to be closed Aug. 22-25 |Aug 15, 2014

LOWER PROVIDENCE — PennDOT has annouced that the westbound U.S. Route 422 off-ramp at Trooper Road (Route 363) will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, for reconstruction and resurfacing.

Zoning change approved for former Trappe school |Aug 15, 2014

PERKIOMEN – The Perkiomen Valley School Board approved a “restrictive covenant” for its First Avenue Trappe building Monday night which allows a zoning change conducive to what the property’s buyer hopes to construct.

PHOTOS: Ronald McDonald entertains at Phoenixville Public Library |Aug 15, 2014

Ronald McDonald stopped by the Phoenixville Public Library on Wednesday afternoon to read to the children and entertain them with tricks.

Upper Providence asks residents for feedback in emergency services survey |Aug 15, 2014

Do you know how many fire calls/year there are in Upper Providence Township?

Good Samaritan Shelter seeks to offset roof replacement costs |Aug 15, 2014

A Phoenixville nonprofit that helps community members in need now finds itself in need of the community’s help.

Thunder Outreach sponsors benefit concert for Limerick burn victim |Aug 15, 2014

ROYERSFORD – Thunder Outreach is hosting a benefit concert for Kyra Tramontana, the 19-year-old victim of a work accident that left second- and third-degree burns over 35 percent of her body.

Celebrate Can-It-Forward Day at the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market |Aug 14, 2014

The Phoenixville Farmers’ Market will celebrate International Can-It-Forward Day with a free canning demonstration on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.

Police release details of Phoenixville pedestrian crash |Aug 14, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Borough police Wednesday released information on a two-vehicle crash Tuesday which sent a pedestrian to the hospital along with some occupants of the vehicle that hit him.

Limerick man charged with touching girlfriend’s daughter |Aug 14, 2014

LIMERICK — A 17-year-old girl was allegedly touched inappropriately by her mother’s boyfriend while they were alone and waiting for the woman to return from work.

VIDEO: Irish Thunder performs at Valley Forge |Aug 14, 2014

UPPER MERION — The thunder heard at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park Wednesday night surprisingly meant beautiful weather and a song-filled evening.

PHOTOS: Montgomery County 4-H Fair |Aug 13, 2014

The annual Montgomery County 4-H Fair was held Aug. 7-9 at the county 4-H Center in Creamery. The fair gives 4-H members the opportunity to show of this year’s projects to their family and the public.

Man uses SUV without permission in East Pikeland, lands in jail |Aug 13, 2014

EAST PIKELAND — After potentially violating a restraining order, police arrested a man for DUI while driving a vehicle for which he did not have permission to be behind the wheel.

Tree limb causes loss of power to 800 in Linfield area |Aug 13, 2014

LIMERICK — Approximately 800 people, mainly in Limerick and East Coventry townships, had their power restored shortly after they lost it Tuesday, according to PECO representative Greg Smore.

Perkiomen Valley School Board fills vacant seat |Aug 13, 2014

PERKIOMEN — The Perkiomen Valley School Board used the early part of its business meeting Monday night to select a new board member to replace the recently resigned Andrea Galambos.

2 charged for making threats against Pumptown Tavern employees |Aug 13, 2014

SPRING CITY — Two Delaware County men have several charges lodged against them after they allegedly terrorized a local gentleman’s club in Spring City, claiming to be police and threatening the bar with firearms.

Pedestrian struck by car in Phoenixville, no major injuries |Aug 13, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE – A pedestrian was struck as a result of a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in the borough.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish prepares for sixth festival |Aug 13, 2014

The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (BTC) Parish in Limerick will be holding its sixth annual festival next week, and it boasts fun for everyone, with some new attractions this year for all ages.

Mom and Pop restaurants shine during Collegeville Restaurant Week |Aug 12, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — The premier Collegeville Restaurant week, running through Aug. 17, brings the town’s vibrant culinary scene to life, while reminding folks that there is a world of flavor outside the cluster of big box eateries that have descended on the area in the last few years.

VF Christian College sues over Affordable Care Act abortion provisions |Aug 11, 2014

SCHUYLKILL — Valley Forge Christian College has filed a federal lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that it provide health insurance which could include abortion services and the “Plan B” abortion pill.

Emergency texting coming to Montgomery County |Aug 11, 2014

NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County commissioners authorized a memorandum at their Thursday meeting that begins the process of allowing residents to text in emergencies to the 911 call center.

Pottstown man facing charges in alleged Route 422 road rage incident |Aug 11, 2014

LIMERICK — A Pottstown area man is facing assault and drug-related charges after an alleged road rage incident on Route 422, according to state police at Skippack.

ABC to XYZ in Foods: Milk - the ‘perfect food’ |Aug 11, 2014

MILK – Once considered the “perfect food,” it is extremely high in fat according to today’s standards. When the fat is removed, it is a highly nutritious food.

PHOTOS: Pints for Pups comes to Phoenixville, raises money for pet services |Aug 11, 2014

The Humane Society of Berks County brought its annual Pints for Pups event to Phoenixville for the first time Saturday.

Think About It: The Culture of Whatever |Aug 11, 2014

“The mystery of human existence is not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”

Phoenixville foundation hosting second semester of senior academy |Aug 8, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation will soon kick off the second “semester” of the inaugural year of the Phoenixville Senior Academy.

Car, motorcycle show to benefit Southeastern Veterans Center |Aug 8, 2014

EAST VINCENT — Several veterans groups are holding an automobile and motorcycle show to benefit the Southeastern Veterans Center this weekend.

Montco Sheriff’s Department K-9s get their badges |Aug 8, 2014

NORRISTOWN — Three dogs that work for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department barked and wagged their tails Monday in anticipation of finally getting the badges that show they are official members of the department.

Upper Providence breaks ground for $4.5M police headquarters |Aug 8, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE — Township officials, staff and invited guests celebrated the start of construction Wednesday for the township’s new $4.5 million police administration building.

King of Prussia man gets jail time for DUI crash in Perkiomen Twp. |Aug 8, 2014

NORRISTOWN — A King of Prussia man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a DUI crash in Perkiomen Township in September 2013 that sent another driver to the hospital with multiple broken bones.

Royersford man charged in rape of girl, 12 |Aug 8, 2014

ROYERSFORD — An 18-year-old man is charged with rape after allegedly admitting to having sex with a 12-year-old girl six separate times over the last month, court records state.

‘Main Street Drag’ cruises into Collegeville |Aug 8, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — It doesn’t matter if it’s a souped-up ’66 Mustang or a factory stock ’75 Corvette, every car will have a story to tell at the 15th Annual “Main Street Drag” on Sunday.

Methacton graduate paints mural for Upper Providence frozen-yogurt shop |Aug 8, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE — High on a ladder, paintbrush in hand, with the wall of a new frozen-yogurt shop as her canvas, Emily Dupont explained that the graffiti-esque impressionistic mural she was on the verge of completing was a bit different than the realistic still lifes she normally paints.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department announces Schuylkill River Trail patrols |Aug 8, 2014

COURTHOUSE — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will be randomly sending up to three motorcycle-riding deputies to different parts of the Schuylkill River Trail to provide an extra level of security to trail users.

Metalwork art and historical exhibit opens in Phoenixville |Aug 8, 2014

On August’s First Friday, the Historical Society of Phoenixville celebrated opening night of its new art exhibit, “Blasting Heavy Metal!” The evening was a special fusion of honoring the legacy of the Phoenix Iron Company with the future, by featuring local blacksmith artists.

Scooter-riding dog visits Perk Valley Pet Eatery |Aug 8, 2014

TRAPPE — It’s not every day you get to see a dog ride a scooter.

Brandywine Roller Girls earn first playoff bid, aim to impress |Aug 8, 2014

The Brandywine Roller Girls may be the new kids on the block in the national roller derby circuit, but they’ve already proven that they’re a serious contender.

Car show crowd a boom for My Friend’s Tavern in Collegeville |Aug 8, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — For a guy who claims he’s not a motorhead anymore, Joe Vuotto is as fired up as a ’68 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet about Sunday’s 15th Annual “Main Street Drag” in Collegeville.

Reeves Park Summer Camp comes to close with talent show, spelling bee |Aug 8, 2014

The Phoenixville Recreation Department and Phoenixville Communities That Care provided an outdoor summer camp at Reeves Park during the last week of July for Phoenixville Area School District students between the ages of 7 and 12.