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West Chester’s Kathy Finegan honored by Operation Smile for volunteer work

By Monica Thompson Fragale For Digital First Media |

More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast

Even with Hurricane Joaquin no longer as big of a threat, the weekend promises little relief for the most waterlogged parts of the East Coast.The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning, especially ...



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    Spring-Ford student selected to participate in Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Ceremony

    Ben D’Arcangelo, a Spring-Ford Area School District sophomore, recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) in Washington D.C. Ben, who set a lofty goal of attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, has taken a full slate of honors courses for the past two years and participates in football, wrestling and tennis for Spring-Ford. In seeking out opportunities that would help Ben reach his goal, he registered for the National Youth Leadership Forum.

    Spring-Ford Area School District |

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    Schwenksville Elementary fourth-graders become historians for a week

    Fourth grade students in Mr. Josh Brecht’s and Miss Susan Horenci’s classes became historians for a week. They interviewed their parents about the history of their names and their families’ stories behind the names. The class then paired up and created a Google Slides project through the Google Classroom portal. The partners also used web resources to find the history of their names worldwide. To wrap up the activity, the students presented their findings to the...


  • Columns

    Think About It: The passing of a missionary giant

    “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” - Jim Elliot

    Don Meyer, Ph.D. Think About It |

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    Royersford man pleads guilty to stealing from register at Target

    NORRISTOWN >> A Royersford man was sentenced to county prison after he pleaded guilty to taking money from the register at his place of work, the Target store in Royersford.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Entertainment

    Ukrainian Catholic church celebrates 3rd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival

    On Saturday, Sept. 19, St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, located at 301 Fairview Street in Phoenixville, celebrated their 3rd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival. It was a warm, sunny day, and people gathered for a day filled with activities and entertainment. The Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble from South Bound Brook, New Jersey danced to the delight of the crowd.


  • Lifestyle

    Phoenix Community Calendar Oct. 4

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  • News

    Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs

    NEW YORK >> U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first formal meeting in more than two years started with an awkward handshake and ended without a breakthrough on Syria, a crisis that has strained their already tense relationship.

    By Julie Pace The Associated Press |

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    Phoenixville Hospital executive ends a long and active career

    Phoenixville >> Phoenixville Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer, Sally Strzelecki was recently honored for her 47 years of service in the community with a special retirement celebration.

    By Virginia Lindak Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    Being handicapped made seeing Pope Francis a little tricky

    PHILADELPHIA >> For the all the walking and standing crowds had to endure to catch a view of Pope Francis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the papal Mass on Sunday, organizers had to scramble to accommodate those with disabilities.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Lifestyle

    Column: For this Catholic, seeing Pope Francis was surreal

    PHILADELPHIA >> Standing in the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, a few football fields away from the head of the Catholic Church, well, let’s just say it felt surreal.

    By Cheryl Kehoe Rodgers @TimesHeraldPA on Twitter |

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