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 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:31:25 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik has died at 89]]> Chuck Bednarik, considered the greatest Eagles player ever, died this morning.

He was 89.

The last of the NFL's true two-way players, Bednarik led the Eagles to NFL championships in 1949 and 1960. He played a franchise-record 14 seasons from 1949-1962 culminating in a berth at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:28:18 -0400 2015-03-21T12:28:18-04:00 2015-03-21T12:28:18-04:00
<![CDATA[New SEPTA budget spares riders a fare hike]]> PHILADELPHIA >> A budget proposal for SEPTA's upcoming fiscal year projects an increase in spending by the regional transit authority, but no fare hike on any of its bus, train or trolley routes.

The $1.36 billion spending plan is just under 3 percent more than the current year budget, and it includes no cuts to service, instead adding overnight rail options.

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:22:32 -0400 2015-03-21T09:22:32-04:00 2015-03-21T09:22:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Veterans and VA leaders discuss issues at town hall meeting]]> SPRING CITY >> Leaders from the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Spring City Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic hosted a town hall meeting last week at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City.

Gary Devansky, Director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center, along with members of the medical center's executive leadership team, and a representative of the Philadelphia VA Regional Benefits Office hosted the meeting with veterans.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:32:48 -0400 2015-03-20T11:32:48-04:00 2015-03-20T11:32:48-04:00
<![CDATA[New dog day-care off to fast start in Chester Springs]]> UPPER UWCHLAN >> Dogtopia, a new dog day-care facility, is now open in Chester Springs.

The local franchise is owned by the Masino family of Exton, which is preparing for the grand opening celebration to be held April 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the new business on Senn Drive.

Residents are welcome to stop in, tour the new facility and meet the staff at the grand opening.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:33:52 -0400 2015-03-19T16:33:52-04:00 2015-03-19T16:33:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville police nab 3 in undercover drug bust]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Three suspects are off the streets for selling drugs in the borough, wrapping up a months-long sting operation, Phoenixville police announced Wednesday.

Arthur Lintott, 57, Daniel Sligh, 25, and George Kakos, 33, each from Phoenixville, were charged for narcotic sales and related charges, according to police in a press release.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:11:59 -0400 2015-03-19T16:11:59-04:00 2015-03-19T16:11:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Pa. should make cyber charter school funding reform a priority]]> Schools that teach. A very basic concept, yet one that has more complicated layers -- with one layer costing about $426 million annually.

Gov. Tom Wolf's budget included a new $1 billion cumulative investment in education as well as a four-year commitment of $2 billion in new money for basic education, special education and Pre-K.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:44:41 -0400 2015-03-19T14:44:41-04:00 2015-03-19T14:45:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Taxpayers deserve a fair trade with school property tax elimination]]> Many local football fans have watched their favorite NFL team make numerous trades and acquisitions over the past two weeks. Some of those trades leave fans scratching their heads and wondering what the front office is doing to help the team get to the Super Bowl.

Two weeks ago, I heard a similar reaction from local residents to Gov.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:21:26 -0400 2015-03-19T14:21:26-04:00 2015-03-19T14:21:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Calendar of Events]]> Ongoing

Summer Afield Program: Calling all fourth to sixth graders! Do you like to investigate your world? Explore streams? Make observations and discoveries? Work on experiments? Make new friends? Have Fun? Then you'll want to join Summer Afield and make this a summer to remember! Summer Afield is a week-long, half-day program for students who have finished fourth through sixth grade.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:53:03 -0400 2015-03-19T13:53:03-04:00 2015-03-19T13:53:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Hoops tourney at Phoenixville YMCA helps kids 'Kick Butts']]> SCHUYLKILL >> The theme of the day was to stop smoking. Either do not start or quit, and encourage others, both young and old, to do the same thing.

The 20th annual Kick Butts Day was held March 18 at the Phoenixville Area YMCA. Besides instructing people on the health dangers of smoking, more than 150 kids of middle school and high school age turned out for a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:45:59 -0400 2015-03-19T13:45:59-04:00 2015-03-19T13:45:59-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Holy Family School holds annual Living Stations of the Cross at St. Ann's]]> Holy Family School held its annual Living Stations of the Cross at St. Ann's Chapel in Phoenixville Wednesday. Student Cole Tyrell played the part of Jesus in the reenactment of the story of the crucifixion.

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<![CDATA[Cups more than half full at St. Patrick's Day bash]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> It was a sea of green as patrons packed inside Molly Maguire's Pub on Bridge Street for some St. Patrick's Day merriment Tuesday.

As gallons of Guinness flowed from the taps, the lunchtime crowd was ready for a party and that's exactly what patrons got.

"It's all about people coming out with their families, having a good day," said Molly Maguire's co-owner Conor Cummins.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:19:48 -0400 2015-03-18T13:19:48-04:00 2015-03-19T11:50:37-04:00 TOUT ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Maris Stella Birth presents 'Pints with Papas' at Molly Maguire's]]> Maris Stella Birth is partnering with Molly Maguires to bring a new kind of childbirth education for expectant dads for the first time March 26, from 7 to 10 p.m.

A small study from the Journal of Perinatal Education concluded that the current models of childbirth education treat the paternal role as secondary.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:04:22 -0400 2015-03-18T15:04:22-04:00 2015-03-18T15:04:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Ursinus to host 'Hamlet' as told with puppetry and slapstick]]> Austin Texas' Hidden Room Theater brings to campus "Der Bestrafte Brudermord," a new translation of a version of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." The free event is on March 25 at 8 p.m. and is open to the public.

This acclaimed production swept Austin's various critics' awards for Best Production of a Comedy and is on a United States and United Kingdom tour.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:57:54 -0400 2015-03-18T12:57:54-04:00 2015-03-18T12:57:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring-Ford bus policy change would allow pickup on private roads]]> ROYERSFORD >> Citing student safety concerns, the Spring-Ford Area School Board may change a long-standing policy that prohibits buses from picking up students on private roads.

The school board on Monday debated whether to update its transportation policy to allow bus stops on undedicated roads -- or roads not owned by municipalities that make up the school district.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:12:42 -0400 2015-03-18T11:12:42-04:00 2015-03-18T11:12:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Urinus College Theater presents 'Lend Me a Tenor' to close out March]]> What happens when the greatest tenor of a generation is invited to perform in Cleveland? Audiences enjoy a laugh-fest.

Ursinus College Theater presents Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor" March 25 through 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theater of the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, directed by Neill Hartley.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:01:30 -0400 2015-03-18T11:01:30-04:00 2015-03-18T11:01:30-04:00