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 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:19:08 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Fall events in the Ches-Mont Area]]> It's October and that means it's time for haunts, hayrides and pumpkins galore.

With the feeling of fall in the air, many places are hosting festivals and other autumn activities to share with the community. Residents of Chester and Montgomery counties can enjoy everything from haunted houses to corn mazes with the variety of fall festivities offered by places in the area.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:00:55 -0400 2014-10-10T19:00:55-04:00 2014-10-10T19:00:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco detectives charge 2 for multi-state burglary ring]]> Norristown - Two Philadelphia men have been charged following an investigation of a multi-state burglary ring that extended into Montgomery County. Two other men are being investigated for their parts in the alleged crime spree.

Jamar Small, 34, and Frederick Gray, 36, both of Philadelphia, have been charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary and theft following an investigation by the Montgomery County Detective Bureau in partnership with state police, and Upper Providence Township, Collegeville Borough and Towamencin police departments.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:10:05 -0400 2014-10-10T18:10:05-04:00 2014-10-10T18:10:10-04:00
<![CDATA[New look coming to The Phoenix Reporter & Item]]> We are very excited to reveal our new papers!

The Phoenix, Reporter & Item unveils a new look starting Oct. 19.

An extreme makeover of sorts, you will find your newspaper has a new look and feel that is cleaner and more modern and sophisticated through the use of photos, color, quote boxes and more.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:02:50 -0400 2014-10-10T13:02:50-04:00 2014-10-10T13:02:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Revamped Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum to be rededicated over homecoming weekend]]> The Spring-Ford Area School District will be hosting a rededication of the Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. This special event will be part of the Spring-Ford School District Annual Homecoming weekend events.

The Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum, located behind the Ninth Grade Center, was constructed in the 1970s to honor the memory of district alumni and community residents.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:12:58 -0400 2014-10-10T11:12:58-04:00 2014-10-10T11:13:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: The Mystery of the Fortune Cookie]]> "Confucius say: if you think you're going to sum up your entire life on this little piece of paper, you're crazy."

Fortune Cookie Quote

Just about every time Evie and I go out for Chinese food and our meal is over, we are brought our bill, and on a small tray are two fortune cookies.

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:49:21 -0400 2014-10-09T11:49:21-04:00 2014-10-09T11:49:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Moe's Southwest Grill opening new location in Oaks]]> "Welcome to Moe's!" will soon be heard in Oaks when Moe's Southwest Grill opens at 1570 Egypt Road in the Oaks Shopping Center on Thursday.

To celebrate the new restaurant, Moe's will host two grand opening events on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday evening, Moe's will host an "all-you-can-eat" fundraising dinner from 5 to 8 p.

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:36:22 -0400 2014-10-09T01:36:22-04:00 2014-10-09T01:36:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Proposed bill would require minority party representation on county elections boards]]> State Sen. Andrew Dinniman has introduced a bill to make it illegal for a county elections board to be comprised of members who are all from the same political party - as is currently the case in Chester County.

"I was surprised to learn the current 2014 appointees to Chester County's Board of Elections were all from one party," Dinniman, D-19th Dist.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:56:59 -0400 2014-10-07T11:56:59-04:00 2014-10-07T11:57:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville voting precinct relocation indefensible]]> Last week, the Republican appointees of the Chester County Elections Board unilaterally decided to relocate Precinct 477 (Phoenixville West 1) from the 157th to the 155th Pennsylvania House District. This act is a violation of the due process rights and the right to vote for elected officials by the citizens of the 157th.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:42:39 -0400 2014-10-07T11:42:39-04:00 2014-10-07T11:42:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Former East Vincent man jailed for Megan's Law violation]]> WEST CHESTER - A former East Vincent man who was convicted eight years ago of possession of child pornography is expected to report to prison to begin serving a 2- to 4-year sentence later this month for switching his address without informing police.

John Catalano, 52, whose last identified address was an apartment on Schuylkill Road, pleaded guilty on Sept.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:14:47 -0400 2014-10-07T11:14:47-04:00 2014-10-07T11:14:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Hiker rescued from slope in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park]]> Lower Providence - A man was rescued by first responders after being caught in a precarious position on an incline in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park near Egypt Road and Casselberry Drive Monday afternoon.

The middle-aged hiker reportedly started up a slope to gain access to a trail. The grade of the slope became increasingly steep and the hiker felt that further forward progress or trying to climb back down would be unsafe so he called 911.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:52:34 -0400 2014-10-07T10:52:34-04:00 2014-10-07T10:52:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick Golf Club's new owners are making changes to the name, menu and course]]> Limerick - If you haven't visited Limerick's public golf course recently, new owners Brian and Jean Lutz invite you to come out to experience the change that is taking place at the Lewis Road golf, restaurant and banquet facility. The couple took over operations of the golf club on June 1.

Since then, there have been some changes made, with more to come.

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<![CDATA[Longtime local restauranteur is back with Chow Bistro]]> COLLEGEVILLE - It certainly seemed as if fate was hungering for Guy Clauson to become part of Collegeville's newly vibrant culinary scene.

The onetime owner of the popular Black Lab in Phoenixville had been on hiatus from professional cooking and living in Collegeville for about a year when he happened to be driving by the building that would ultimately house his Chow Bistro and saw the "Commercial Space for Rent" sign going up.

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:28:07 -0400 2014-10-06T19:28:07-04:00 2014-10-06T19:28:18-04:00
<![CDATA['Good Neighbors' coming to the Berman Museum at Ursinus College]]> COLLEGEVILLE - "Good Neighbors," opening at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art Oct. 14, finds its starting point in the many possible notions of home and community, such as memories of a particular place or object, gatherings of like-minded individuals, or the unexpected juxtapositions that come from living in close proximity.

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:25:08 -0400 2014-10-06T19:25:08-04:00 2014-10-06T19:25:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Royersford man charged after resisting arrest]]> Royersford - A borough man has been charged following a reported domestic disturbance on North 6th Avenue.

Joseph Sadowniczak, 26, was arrested on Sept. 26 after police responded to a domestic disturbance and Sadowniczak resisted arrest.

When Royersford Police responded to a call at 8 N.

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:12:15 -0400 2014-10-06T19:12:15-04:00 2014-10-06T19:12:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Castor calls for 911 funding reform]]> NORRISTOWN - Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor is calling for reform of the fee-based system that funds 911 operations, saying the current system imposes a burden on the county's taxpayers.

"Each year, for as long as I can remember, we've had to pay more and more of the 911 costs out of the county operation funds and not from money from the state that is supposed to be in the funding stream for this service," Castor said.

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:12:14 -0400 2014-10-06T19:12:14-04:00 2014-10-06T19:12:15-04:00