In Other News

Former Schwenksville Item owner/editor Bruce MacBain passes away

Courtesy of the MacBain Family |

Upper Providence OKs roof replacement for township building

By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys 21st Century Media ...



  • Youth sports

    Kelly Chevrolet to sponsor Phoenixville Area Soccer Club season

    In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Kelly Chevrolet, Inc. is supporting Phoenixville Area Soccer Club through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2014 youth soccer season.

    Courtesy of Kelly Chevrolet |

  • Music

    Fifty-third Philadelphia Folk Festival winds down

    UPPER SALFORD — Philadelphia Folk Festival security volunteer Vic Martinson eloquently summed it up.

    By Brian Bingaman |

  • General news

    Upper Providence asks residents for feedback in emergency services survey

    Do you know how many fire calls/year there are in Upper Providence Township?

    By Gil Cohen For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Good Samaritan Shelter seeks to offset roof replacement costs

    A Phoenixville nonprofit that helps community members in need now finds itself in need of the community’s help.

    By Virginia Lindak For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    PHOTOS: Ronald McDonald entertains at Phoenixville Public Library

    Ronald McDonald stopped by the Phoenixville Public Library on Wednesday afternoon to read to the children and entertain them with tricks.


  • Opinion

    We need housing finance reform now

    Across the political spectrum, there is near unanimous agreement that the current housing finance system, in which Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other agencies are guaranteeing or insuring nearly 90 percent of all home loans, is unsustainable.

    By Kevin Coutts Pennsylvania Builders Association |

  • General news

    ‘Orange Crush’ tennis tourney concludes

    PHOENIXVILLE - The annual “Orange Crush” Tennis Tournament capped off another year of week-long activity with finals in several youth divisions at the Leo J. Scoda Tennis Courts on Aug. 7.

    Barry Sankey

  • General news

    Route 422 West ramp to be closed Aug. 22-25

    LOWER PROVIDENCE — PennDOT has annouced that the westbound U.S. Route 422 off-ramp at Trooper Road (Route 363) will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, for reconstruction and resurfacing.

    By Stephen Harris |

  • General news

    Zoning change approved for former Trappe school

    PERKIOMEN – The Perkiomen Valley School Board approved a “restrictive covenant” for its First Avenue Trappe building Monday night which allows a zoning change conducive to what the property’s buyer hopes to construct.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Phoenixville appoints planning commission member

    PHOENIXVILLE — After borough council deadlocked Tuesday on appointing a new planning commission member, Mayor Mike Speck reluctantly cast the deciding vote for Deb Johnson.

    By Frank Otto |

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