In Other News

Revamped Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum to be rededicated over homecoming weekend

By Christine Mawhinney Lark For 21st Century Media |

Democrats howl over Phoenixville ward change

PHOENIXVILLE — Democrats in the Phoenixville area are crying foul over recent changes to the voting map for the 157th Legislative District, which this fall is featuring a highly competitive race for the seat in Harrisburg. ...

By Michael P. Rellahan |


  • General news

    Smith captures first oval, outlaws auto racing win

    It was a performance that the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car fans thundered in approval of and even the World of Outlaws faithful had to respect as Posse circuit driver Ryan Smith of Kunkletown beat the traveling STP World of Outlaws sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 25 to claim his first ever oval and outlaws victory, worth $10,000.

    By Ken Johnson For 21st Century Media |

  • Beer

    Quiz: Which local craft beer should you be drinking?


  • Food and drink

    The many uses of vinegar and vanilla

    Vinegar >> comes to us from the French meaning “sour wine.”

    By Bette Banjack For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    Fun and haunted legacies continue to grow at Pennhurst

    Spring City >> Fans of the macabre seeking a frightful adventure need search no further than Spring City — Pennhurst Asylum has opened its gates for its 5th annual Halloween season.

    By Virginia Lindak For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Fall events in the Ches-Mont Area

    It’s October and that means it’s time for haunts, hayrides and pumpkins galore.

    By Marian Dennis |

  • Crime

    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.

    By Marian Dennis |

  • Editorials

    New look coming to The Phoenix Reporter & Item

    We are very excited to reveal our new papers!

    By Lisa Mitchell Managing Editor |

  • Columns

    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.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Business

    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.

    Courtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill |

  • Government and politics

    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.

    By Evan Brandt |

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