Phoenixville Local

Montgomery County DA announces additional charges against Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane |Oct 1, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> The recent search of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Harrisburg office turned up what Montgomery County prosecutors likely consider the smoking gun of their investigation into Kane’s alleged lies to an investigative grand jury.

On the ground: Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As Shepherd One quietly glided into Atlantic Aviation at Philadelphia International Airport, Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia officially began.

Faithful pack Cathedral Basilica for Mass with Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The largest cathedral in Pennsylvania was certainly the right setting for Pope Francis on Saturday morning.

Montgomery County singers will be entertaining Pope Francis as part of the choir |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Keep a close eye on the faces performing before the pope this weekend. Chances are you may see someone you know.

Walking from Baltimore to Philly to see Pope Francis, stopping at Neumann along the way |Sep 25, 2015

ASTON >> As she lies awake at night because of the pain so anguishing all she can do is pray, Paula Tiller hopes God will transform the agony she endures during her 100-mile walk to Philadelphia to see the pope into grace for her children.

Prayers of thousands left at Knotted Grotto in front of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul |Sep 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> For all the hustle and bustle of a big city starting to explode with pilgrims, a hush had fallen over the outside of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

Plenty of SEPTA papal rail passes remain until Friday; PATCO passes available all weekend |Sep 24, 2015

For anyone planning on traveling into Center City to see Pope Francis this weekend but who has been procrastinating, there’s good news − there are still plenty of special weekend passes available no matter from where you’re coming.

Painting mural helps woman cope with husband’s death |Sep 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Jean Martinelli stood in the Grand Hall of the Philadelphia Convention Center Wednesday with a paintbrush in her hand, 760 miles away from home, hopeful to find a purpose, a new direction, having come to the World Meeting of Families with three close friends.

FOOTBALL: Huge fourth quarter powers Great Valley past Phoenixville |Sep 7, 2015

EAST WHITELAND >> Quarterbacking a Dan Ellis offense, Great Valley’s Robert Geiss had the feeling the reins would be let loose in his first varsity start.

PHOTOS: 562 students graduate from Spring-Ford Area High School |Jun 12, 2015

Members of Spring-Ford Area High School’s graduating class listen to speakers Thursday evening during an outdoor ceremony at Coach McNelly Stadium in Royersford. A total of 562 students graduated as part of the Spring-Ford High Area High School’s 60th commencement exercise.

Officials: Route 23 bridge could open by September |Jun 10, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville area officials say they’re working hard to get the Route 23 bridge open by September.

Seven men owing child support arrested in overnight Montgomery County raid |Jun 3, 2015

COURTHOUSE >> Seven men owing a combined $71,000 in child support were arrested Wednesday morning for failing to appear before a judge.

Fed up Mont Clare residents hold town meeting |Jun 1, 2015

Upper Providence Twp. >> It was bad enough when the Route 23 bridge closure gridlocked traffic. But new construction in the area, and one business’ practices have compounded the problem, making it a bridge too far for some residents in Mont Clare.

More than 400 attend Perkiomen Valley High School’s post prom event |May 31, 2015

Perkiomen Valley High School’s halls were transformed into Hollywood for its annual Post Prom event May 16, with this year’s theme being “Movie Magic.”

Phoenixville Area Teens Against Tobacco Clubs head to Harrisburg |May 31, 2015

On May 5, teens from the Teens Against Tobacco (TATU) Clubs at the Phoenixville Area Middle and High Schools traveled to the state capital to participate in the American Lung Association’s Advocacy Day.

Unknown soldiers of Revolutionary War honored at Ellis Woods cemetery |May 29, 2015

East Coventry >> Tucked away in a tiny grove just off Ellis Woods Road lies a row of round military-style grave markers sticking up from the ground. In front sits a large, granite boulder with a weathered copper plaque attached.

Trappe Memorial Day Parade remembers fallen heroes |May 29, 2015

On Monday, hundreds of community members joined their friends and family to watch the annual Trappe Memorial Day Parade. A group of veterans led the procession, which began at Augustus Lutheran Church and ended at Water Works Park.

Phoenixville assistant superintendent to step down |May 29, 2015

Phoenixville >> A key member of the Phoenixville Area School District’s administration will be leaving at the end of the school year.

Spring-Ford approves $145M budget, 2 percent tax hike |May 29, 2015

Royersford >> Spring-Ford Area School Board member Tom DiBello said Tuesday’s approval of a proposed final budget was just to follow state rules — the real work was still to come.

Death of Royersford woman struck by train in Devon ruled suicide |May 28, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> The Chester County coroner has ruled the death Wednesday night of a woman a suicide, it was announced Thursday.

Spring City American Legion post holds annual services in Black Rock Cemetery |May 25, 2015

Spring City American Legion Post 602 held its annual Memorial Day services in Black Rock Cemetery Monday, May 25.

Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville holds annual Patriotic Celebration |May 25, 2015

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville held its annual Patriotic Celebration in Reeves Park Friday, May 22.

Phoenixville community recognizes Memorial Day with services in Reeves Park |May 25, 2015

Phoenixville American Legion Post 482 and Phoenixville VFW Post 1564 recognized Memorial Day with services in Reeves Park.

5K Run/Walk benefits Spring-Ford Area High School Senior Impact Awards |May 24, 2015

More than 350 Spring-Ford students, staff and families participated in the second annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run April 24. The 5K Run/Walk benefited the Spring-Ford Area High School Senior Impact Awards.

Perkiomen Valley School District hosts PV Olympics event for students with special needs |May 24, 2015

COLLEGEVILLE >> Students with special needs from across the Perkiomen Valley School District had the chance to compete with each other in the district’s third annual PV Olympics event, held on May 5 in Thomas J.

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School students tour battlefield at Gettysburg |May 24, 2015

The seventh-grade students of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School visited Gettysburg on Wednesday, May 6.

Phoenixville Boy Scouts place flags at Morris Cemetary ahead of Memorial Day |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville Cub Scout Troop 119 member Ian Cockerham replaces the old American flags in Morris Cemetery with new ones getting ready for Memorial Day.

Holy Family School holds its annual May Procession |May 22, 2015

Holy Family School held its annual May Procession in St. Ann Chapel May 21.

Phoenixville Area High School presents academic awards |May 22, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area High School presented its awards for outstanding achievement in academics and athletics at a combined banquet/program ceremony May 19 in the cafeteria and auditorium.

Phoenixville Area High School students dance the night away at prom |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville Area High School held its prom at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown this past weekend.

Six candidates get ballot spots for Perkiomen Valley School Board |May 22, 2015

The primary vote in the Perkiomen Valley School Board race resolved little.

Schuylkill Township sidewalk study fosters community connections |May 22, 2015

Schuylkill Twp. >> A sidewalk feasibility study is meant to improve community connections, economic growth and exercise opportunities in the area.

Children can swim for free in June at local YMCAs for Splash Week |May 22, 2015

Area YMCAs are offering free swim lessons to children for Splash Week June 1 through June 5.

Contaminated soil being removed from Meadow Brook Golf Club |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville >> Phoenixville School District officials say contaminated soil found at the site of its incoming elementary school is being removed safely.

Divided Spring-Ford Area School Board rejects $144M budget |May 22, 2015

Royersford >> It looks like it’s back to the drawing board for the Spring-Ford Area School Board.

Phoenixville Area School Board approves zero tax increase budget |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville >> For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Phoenixville Area School District will have a zero tax increase.

Upper Providence Township police to hold open house May 30 |May 22, 2015

The public is invited to attend the May 30 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Upper Providence Township Police Administration Building, 1286 Black Rock Road, beginning at 10 a.m. The facility will be open for limited tours until 2 p.

Detention basin approval clears way for construction Goddard School in Upper Providence |May 22, 2015

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The township supervisors recently granted a developer a waiver to allow construction of an infiltration detention basin near the southwest corner of Arcola and Collegeville roads designed to meet Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection standards.

Cromley, Jackon ousted in Spring-Ford Area School Board primary |May 22, 2015

The Spring-Ford Area School Board will look slightly different after Tuesday night’s primary election.

All Phoenxiville Area School Board candidates move on to November |May 22, 2015

Phoenixville >> Tuesday night’s primary election failed to settle who will serve on the Phoenixville Area School Board for another four years. Eight candidates competed for five open seats on the school board and it appears all eight will face off again in November.

Renaissance Academy in Phoenixville holds fundraiser for memorial garden |May 21, 2015

Phoenixville >> A local high school baseball team recently hosted a special game and raised more than $1,000 for an important cause.

Dogwood Parade and festival bring out the best of Phoenixville |May 18, 2015

Phoenixville >> Thousands came out to enjoy Phoenixville’s annual Dogwood Parade last Saturday, May 16, which marked the last day of the weeklong Dogwood Festival. Community members lined the streets of the parade route and watched as more than 90 groups participated this year.

Spring-Ford teachers honored by students |May 17, 2015

Spring is typically when graduating seniors receive accolades. But for the 10th year, Spring-Ford Area School District seniors applauded the teachers, counselors and administrators who have made an impact on their lives at the 10th annual Senior Impact Awards.

Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville to hold annual Patriotic Celebration May 22 |May 17, 2015

Phoenixville >> The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville invites the community to attend its 23rd annual Patriotic Celebration on Friday, May 22, in Reeves Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Pets of the Week |May 17, 2015

Blaise and Bonnie (cats) Blaise and Bonnie are dear little things who came in together and have been together for 8 years. Very friendly young seniors. Bonnie is a nice, pretty girl, a short-haired calico (black/tan/orange.

Last Genuardi’s supermarket slated to close |May 16, 2015

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> When the sign soon comes down at the last remaining Genuardi’s market, in Audubon, the name once synonymous with a local family-run empire will disappear from the landscape forever.

Tax liens filed against Phoenixville school board candidate’s failed business |May 15, 2015

Phoenixville >> A failed business, in which Phoenixville School Board candidate Lisa Longo was one of five investors, has tax liens filed against it in Chester County courts, records show.

6 seek 5 open seats on Perkiomen Valley School Board |May 15, 2015

No matter who wins, there will be at least one new member of the Perkiomen Valley School Board when the swearing-in ceremony occurs in December.

Phoenixville Area High School inducts Wall of Fame members |May 14, 2015

Phoenixville Area High School recently welcomed two new members to its Wall of Fame.

Harrowing assault draws state prison term |May 14, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> A Phoenixville area man with a history of domestic violence towards his girlfriend pleaded guilty just before his trial on assault charges was about to begin.