RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:55:29 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Metalwork exhibit to bring past, present together in Phoenixville]]> The public will have the chance to learn about Phoenixville's history as a steel town and see artwork produced in a modern iron forge when the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area's newest exhibit opens Friday.

The exhibit is titled "Blasting Heavy Metal! Inside the Phoenix Iron Company" and features the society's collection of artifacts and archives from the steel company that was once the heart of the borough as well as the metal sculpture and other work of local metalsmiths Ian Coleman and Alicia Mann.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:01 -0400 2014-07-29T15:38:01-04:00 2014-07-29T15:38:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Paved road extended to far end of Medal of Honor Grove]]> The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove announce an important enhancement in the Grove. For the first time in its history, there is now a paved road along the Hawaii and Alaska acres at the far end of the Grove.

These back acres were often overlooked by visitors and viewed as a wooded area. This new roadway will now allow the public to enjoy the Grove in its entirety on paved roadway.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:01:01 -0400 2014-07-29T12:01:01-04:00 2014-07-29T12:01:14-04:00
<![CDATA[This is the time for buying a fishing boat]]>

It may seem counter intuitive as we head into August and our summer vacation/fishing seasons wind down, but now is a great time to start shopping for that fishing boat you've always dreamed about.

With the long winter storage/dry dock season looming ahead and next year's models rolling off the assembly line; new boat dealers may be willing to offer significant discounts.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:59:27 -0400 2014-07-29T11:59:27-04:00 2014-07-29T11:59:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Local sports notices for Aug. 3]]> FOOTBALL

The Henry J. Bernat Stadium Fund has been established.

Donations may be sent to Kevin Pyle, 59 Hopewell Rd., Elverson, Pa. 19520. More information: See


The Phoenixville Borough Recreation Department will oversee a number of summer camps: The PAPA Basketball League June 15-Aug.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:31:40 -0400 2014-07-29T11:31:40-04:00 2014-07-29T11:31:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick breaks ground on new $2M public works facility]]>

LIMERICK - If we have another punishing winter like the one we just weathered, the Limerick road crew will be ready.

They will be among the beneficiaries of the new $2 million public works building whose construction is now underway.

According to a press release issued by Township Manager Dan Kerr, the new 22,000 square-foot facility - which will be located behind the township building on Ridge Pike - will provide the Public Works Department a state of the art facility to meet the current and growing needs of the community.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:34:47 -0400 2014-07-29T10:34:47-04:00 2014-07-29T10:34:52-04:00
<![CDATA['Old Man' Haus sweeps Selinsgrove racing]]>


Brent Marks turned the tables on Greg Hodnett at Williams Grove Speedway on July 25. And instead of chasing him to the checkers in the 410 sprint feature, as he did a week earlier, he took the win ahead of the over points leader for his first Grove victory of the season.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:11:25 -0400 2014-07-28T13:11:25-04:00 2014-07-29T13:07:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring City starts fast in West Lawn junior legion tourney]]>

Spring City 6, Wissahickon 2: Ethan Hellberg drove in three runs with two singles to spark Spring City to a victory over Wissahickson in the Junior Legion Eastern Regional tournament at Ted Palka Park in West Lawn on July 27.

Spring City relied on Brandon Ferrie to take up innings en route to the win.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:56:29 -0400 2014-07-28T11:56:29-04:00 2014-07-29T11:41:02-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Ketchup - a classic American condiment]]> KETCHUP - Is also spelled catsup or catchup, depending on the manufacturer of your preferred brand.

It is believed that this tomato-based condiment originated by way of Asia. It is considered the most important condiment in America. It is found in 95 percent of our homes with every man, woman and child consuming at least four 14-ounce bottles each year.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:40:57 -0400 2014-07-28T16:40:57-04:00 2014-07-28T16:41:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco Quarter Midget racing results]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:28:14 -0400 2014-07-28T13:28:14-04:00 2014-07-28T13:28:17-04:00 <![CDATA[Pa. transfers 16 acres from Pennhurst to East Vincent for park]]>

EAST VINCENT- The state has completed the transfer of 16 acres to the township for a park.

The transferred land, located next to the Southeastern Veterans Center, represents the final step of State Sen. Andrew Dinniman's 2009 legislation that conveyed a total of 96 acres from the commonwealth to East Vincent.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:28 -0400 2014-07-28T13:00:28-04:00 2014-07-28T13:00:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Yorgey, Mitchell battle to draw]]> Follow Barry Sankey on Twitter @BarryBSankey1.

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:07:11 -0400 2014-07-26T16:07:11-04:00 2014-07-29T13:09:17-04:00
<![CDATA[25 take part in archery distance competition]]>

SCHUYLKILL - Twenty-five people of different ages competed in the 9th Annual Archery Distance Competition at the Phoenixville Area YMCA Saturday morning.

Jay Mitchell (14-17) and John Hotalen (adult) tied for the longest hit at 55 yards. The two gold medalists will also receive plaques.

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:29:49 -0400 2014-07-26T16:29:49-04:00 2014-07-29T12:50:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Kimberton Fair returns with fun and a focus on agriculture]]> The commotion engulfing the Kimberton Fairgrounds has been hard to miss this week. And it could only signal one thing: The Kimberton Community Fair is here.

The smells of funnel cake and other carnival treats mixed with those of home-baked goods while the sounds of music, games, rides and crowds filled the air.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:19:52 -0400 2014-07-25T21:19:52-04:00 2014-07-25T21:19:52-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Budget shields taxpayers, but challenges remain]]> A contentious budget season has officially ended after Governor Corbett signed a $29 billion appropriations bill into law. But is it fiscally responsible? And what's holding up reforms on the major issues, like pension reform, facing taxpayers across the state?

Let's start with the positive.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:02:46 -0400 2014-07-25T15:02:46-04:00 2014-07-25T15:02:50-04:00
<![CDATA['Good Old' event to bring old-fashioned fun to Pennypacker Mills]]> The lazy days of summer in the early 1900s often meant sipping lemonade on the wide porch where one could feel a cool breeze, playing lawn games of croquet, boating on the Perkiomen Creek and enjoying a walk through the Victorian garden.

Next Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pennypacker Mills will host a free summertime event where guests will go back in time to those relaxing summer days for old-fashioned fun and toe-tapping musical entertainment.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:16:38 -0400 2014-07-25T13:16:38-04:00 2014-07-25T13:16:47-04:00