In Other News

Phoenixville community rises to set off new Phoenix bonfire statue after arson

By Virginia Lindak and Marian Dennis Digital First Media |

Mayor vetoes vote to dissolve rec board, final vote scheduled for Dec. 23

PHOENIXVILLE >> Mayor Michael Speck vetoed a vote by borough council to dissolve the Recreation Board at Tuesday night’s meeting. ...

By Matthew D’Ippolito @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |


  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Christmas Village: Visit the Christmas Village at Westridge Estates, 970 Township Line Road, Phoenixville. See over 150 lighted porcelain houses in a late-19th Century setting, including a city, farmland, amusement park, ski mountain resort, New England countryside and seaport and Alpine village. This 300 square foot display includes working trains and animation to the thrill the Christmas child in all of us. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 13 to Jan. 4. Hours are 2 to 4...


  • Residential real estate

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Community Realty strengthens Pennsylvania presence

    Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the addition of Community Realty to its franchise network. At the helm of the newly formed brokerage are co-owners John Colarusso, Phoenixville entrepreneur, and leading Phoenixville real estate sales professional, Jennifer Daywalt. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Community Realty will serve the greater Phoenixville area, including Chester, Montgomery and Berks counties.

    Courtesy of Community Realty |

  • Music

    Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge to host Caroling at the Carillon

    Washington Memorial National Carillon at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge will host Caroling at the Carillon, a Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along, on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by Doug Gefvert playing the 58-bell carillon. This outdoor event takes place in front of the carillon tower, so dress warmly!

    Courtesy of Washington Memorial Chapel |

  • Opinion

    Zogby: Time for Wolf to end the ‘blame game’ and govern

    No amount of feigned astonishment at a pending $1.9 billion budget deficit will erase the fact that this situation has existed for years and will only worsen without needed reforms.

    By Charles Zogby Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    DIY Fame: Phoenixville should invest in its burgeoning music scene

    I’ve been hanging around Phoenixville for over 10 years and living here for a month, and if there’s one thing that defines the town, it’s music.

    By Christopher Dissin Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Good Old Days

    “We get so soon old and so late smart.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Christmas Trees and Snow Storms

    We always kept our Christmas tree up and decorated until after the New Year. Usually the day after everything was put away it snowed, much to my mother’s dismay. She liked to have snow for holidays, and usually it didn’t snow until January.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Crime

    Ex-Royersford man gets lengthy state sentence for child sex abuse

    NORRISTOWN >> Just before being sentenced to a lengthy stay in a state prison, the former Royersford man convicted of molesting a young girl in his care over a two year period maintained his innocence.

    By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |

  • Lifestyle

    Shoppers enjoy Black Friday sales at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick

    LIMERICK >> Christmas carols could be heard on speakers, decorations were everywhere and deals could be found around every corner as shoppers braved the cold air and bustled through the outdoor corridors of the Philadelphia Premium Outlets on Thanksgiving night.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

  • General news

    Faith Bible Fellowship to present live nativity in Spring City

    Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Bridge Street and Pennhurst Road, Spring City, will host a live outdoor nativity from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 21. The skit will be presented every 15 minutes, snow, rain or fair weather. There will be live animals which children may pet. Light refreshments will be served indoors. The event is free and open to the community. For updates, see or call 610-948-9448.


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