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Children can swim for free in June at local YMCAs for Splash Week

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  • Graduation ceremonies

    University of Valley Forge graduates first class since name change

    PHOENIXVILLE >> The University of Valley Forge held its 76th annual Baccalaureate and Commencement services for the graduating class of 2015 last Friday

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  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Percy (cat) Percy is a neutered male domestic short hair who is white with orange spots and approximately 8 to 9 months old. Percy loves other kitties and would love a safe indoor/outdoor home with playmates. He is a good boy and never bites or scratches. He is up-to-date with FVRCP and rabies shots. He had his ears cleaned, nails clipped, Frontline for flea and tic protection and Drontal for parasite protection April 18.

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  • Features/People

    Celebrating National Volunteer Week

    Michael Smith of Royersford celebrated National Volunteer Week last week with a hug from some of the employees he works with at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Mike has 4,560 hours of volunteer service so far at PMMC doing deliveries, administrative tasks and other support work beyond his normal duties for the staff in the Respiratory Department. Mike also volunteers in the Java’s Brewin’ location in the main lobby and Spring-Ford Family Practice.

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  • Features/People

    Barking Back at Cancer

    Phoenixville resident Jill Nance Kelly and her dog Riley were the grand marshalls for Pottstown’s 2015 Bark for Life in Memorial Park last weekend. The ninth annual event raised a total of $30,479.29 so far for the American Cancer Society.

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  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Punky (cat) This domestic short hair true calico (orange/black/white) is approximately 4 to 5 months old, spayed, playful and likes her feet on the ground. Punky is affectionate on her own terms. She would be happy in a home with or without other kitties and likes human interaction on her terms. Punky would like an adult home.

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  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Get gardening to celebrate spring

    Gardening >> Spring has sprung. So can summer be too far away? Summer brings to mind gardening.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • News

    The Clinic in Phoenixville seeks new medical director

    PHOENIXVILLE >> After 13 years as medical director and cofounder of The Clinic and about 30 years of service to the Phoenixville community, Dr. Lorna Stuart is stepping down from her post.

    By Eric Devlin edevlin@21st-centurymedia.com @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • Features/People

    Phoenixville boy named muscular dystrophy ambassador for Bucks County Harley dealer

    PHOENIXVILLE >> A 10-year-old boy is helping a Bucks County motorcycle dealership in its efforts to raise funds for the fight against muscular dystrophy.

    By Mark D. Marotta For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Passover Seder and more spring traditions

    When I was a kid, there was a small building set back off Main Street in Phoenixville, between Walnut and Hall streets near the Rialto movie theatre. It was surrounded with mystery as religious services were held on Friday night and Saturday morning and not on Sundays as my family and friends observed.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Benji (dog) Benji is a 6-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix who is extremely calm and pretty lazy. He loves to go for walks, but his is just as happy lying beside you under a blanket. Benji attaches himself easily to people and would do better in an all-female home. He is good with dogs his own size, house- and crate-trained, but would love to sleep in bed with you.

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