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Downingtown proclaims Jack Harris Day in honor of the late movie producer of ‘The Blob’

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CCIU celebrates all abilities

DOWNINGTOWN >> The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) said it is committed to supporting the accomplishments of the past, and also to shift the mindset to “all abilities” as opposed to “disabilities.” ...

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    Spring City kicks off its sesquicentennial with music, brews

    SPRING CITY >> “Main Street was the center of activity in Spring City ... At the turn of the century it was a growing, vibrant and complete community.”

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    Everybody cut ‘Footloose’ at Perkiomen Valley High School

    collegeville >> The ’80s are making a comeback at Perkiomen Valley High School with this year’s production of “Footloose,” to be performed March 31 through April 2, with a special matinee performance on Thursday, March 30, at 1 p.m. for senior citizens.

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    Route 202 lane closures scheduled next week

    EAST WHITELAND >> Lane closures are scheduled next week on U.S. 202 in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, for construction related to the rehabilitation of two U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak rail lines, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced.

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    Spring-Ford hosts town hall on $12M high school expansion

    ROYERSFORD >> Over 350 people filled the Spring-Ford Area High School auditorium Thursday night for a town hall meeting discussing a proposed major expansion of the school’s music and athletic wings, and an additional hallway near the cafeteria.

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    PennDOT: Restrictions on Valley Park Road in Schuylkill Township through April

    SCHUYLKILL TWP. >> PennDOT announced that lane restrictions will take place on Valley Park Road until late April.

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    New owner of Audubon Village Shopping Center ready to invest in improvements

    LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The Audubon Village Shopping Center, at the busy corner of Egypt and Pawlings roads, has a new owner. The center was purchased by Westover Companies, a locally-based firm that’s anxious to get started on improvements to re-energize the center.

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    Taste of the Suburbs 2017 tickets now available

    UPPER MERION >> The King of Prussia Rotary Club is pleased to announce that tickets for Taste of the Suburbs 2017 are on sale online at kingofprussiarotary.org. This year’s event will showcase food and drink specialties from over 30 restaurants, wineries and micro- breweries. Many of King of Prussia’s newest restaurants will be participating for the first time. Tickets cost $40 on line or $50 at the door. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at...

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    More than 100 rally at Costello’s office urging no vote on ACA repeal

    WEST CHESTER >> With chants like “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, we need to see Costello,” and “Keep it, keep it, people really need it,” more than 100 people gathered outside the office of U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6, Thursday at noon to protest the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Immigration forum advises ‘calm’ as Trump policies unfold

    POTTSTOWN >> Rita Paez is talking to a lot of worried people these days.

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    Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to honor heroes at reception

    PHOENIXVILLE >> The Valley Forge Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation will host its annual local hero reception, recognizing two area heroes for their service, and present “An Evening with the Medal of Honor” during a public reception this weekend.

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