In Other News

Think About It: Nibbled to Death by Ducks

By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |


  • Boxing

    Berman scores first-round KO in pro boxing debut

    KING OF PRUSSIA >> Opening-night jitters were definitely apparent for Collegeville boxer Sammy Berman Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.

    Barry Sankey

  • General news

    Get Well Gabby Foundation to hold Breakfast with Santa

    Previously named Old Fashioned Christmas, now Breakfast with Santa, A Very Gabby Christmas will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Conference Center at Valley Forge.

    Courtesy of the Get Well Gabby Foundation |

  • General news

    Horse Power for Life’s Jingle Fest returns, moves into Expo Center

    OAKS >> The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center will host an exciting free event this year on Dec. 6. The Jingle Fest Dog-Friendly Holiday Craft Bazaar and Family Festival, hosted by Horse Power for Life, has something for everyone, and is raising money for an important cause.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

  • General news

    Residents oppose Phoenixville council’s vote to kill rec board

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Although the majority of council voted to move to the next step of eliminating the borough’s recreation board, one councilwoman and many residents remain staunchly opposed to the move.

    By Frank Otto @fottojourno on Twitter |

  • General news

    Housing Authority recognized for inovative design at Fairview Village

    On Oct. 17, the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) was honored to receive the prestigious Excellence in Housing award presented by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).

    Courtesy of HACC |

  • General news

    Neighbors of proposed Phoenixville school site worried by project scope

    SCHUYLKILL TWP. >> Township supervisors unanimously approved a zoning change in their last meeting for the site where the Phoenixville Area School District plans to build its new school and fields complex, much to the dismay of residents living in an adjacent neighborhood.

    By Frank Otto @fottojourno on Twitter |

  • General news

    Empty Bowls raises over $18k for PACS pantry

    Phoenixville: Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) held its annual Empty Bowls event at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus Nov. 7. The event raised $18,454 for PACS’ emergency food pantry to combat hunger locally and raise awareness of the global problem. It featured 600 handcrafted bowls donated by professional artists from around the area, including Chester Springs Art Studio and Phoenix Village Art Center, as well as students from Phoenixville and...


  • General news

    Crossroads Presbyterian, Limerick Bowl to offer Turkey Bowl dinner

    The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those without a home or living alone.

    Courtesy of Limerick Bowl |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Geeks and Geezers in Action

    “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Features/People

    Trappe Ambulance EMT Renee Sullivan reflects on move from corporate career

    Renee Sullivan had just turned her shopping cart into the dairy aisle when she heard a commotion just ahead. Several customers were hovering over an elderly woman, who was lying prostrate on a wooden skid. Sullivan recognized immediately the signs of a seizure.

    By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media |

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