In Other News

Limerick nuke plant now closer to re-licensing

By Evan Brandt |

Cops: Thief steals soda, cheese from Phoenixville home

PHOENIXVILLE — Borough police are investigating a reported theft on the north side of town in which the suspect’s haul was six cans of Pepsi and a block of cheese. ...

By Frank Otto |


  • Opinion

    Clean water is good for business and Pennsylvania’s economy

    It doesn’t matter what industry you’re talking about, businesses rely on clean water to produce safe, high-quality products.

    By William Barton and Jamie Gauthier Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Without Fed’s flexibilitly, Commonwealth should walk away from Healthy PA

    The Commonwealth Foundation commends Gov. Corbett for refusing to take the politically expedient route of putting more people into Medicaid without first reforming it. Simply giving more people “coverage” is not the same as giving them “care.”

    Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Letters

    An open letter to Rep. Milne: Expedite Rapps Dam Road bridge repair

    Dear Mr. Milne, In light of your recent touting of the transportation bill and what it has done for our region, I would like to call your attention to an urgent local matter that has impacted much of your constituency but has not gotten much attention from Harrisburg.


  • Columns

    Think About It: The Responsibility of Knowledge

    “Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: An apple a day keeps the doctor away

    Editor’s note: Bette Banjack, a longtime food columnist for The Phoenix, has decided to return. Readers may remember her column “Neighborhood Kitchens,” which ran from 2003 to 2006, or her weekly local television program, “Downtown Kitchen.” This is the first edition of her new weekly column, “ABC to XYZ in Foods,” through which she will explore foods one letter at a time.

    By Bette Banjack For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    Valley Forge Christian College welcomes students back to campus

    On Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) welcomed new students for the 2014 academic year.

    Courtesy of Valley Forge Christian College |

  • General news

    Police deem Collegeville fire ‘suspicious’

    COLLEGEVILLE — Lower Providence Fire Department personnel responded to reports of a fire on the 1000 block of Hildebidle Drive in Collegeville on Saturday night shortly after 7:30 p.m.

    By Brendan Wills |

  • Features/People

    PHOTOS: Colonial Gardens holds annual Butterfly Festival

    East Pikeland — Colonial Gardens held its Butterfly Festival last Saturday, Aug. 23, where dozens of monarch butterflies were released to begin their migration south for the winter.

    By Phoenix Staff |

  • Features/People

    All 4 Paws celebrates 5 years of saving animals

    All 4 Paws Rescue Inc., an animal rescue based in Chester Springs, just celebrated their landmark five-year anniversary. Since opening, the rescue has saved more than 3,600 animal’s lives.

    By Virginia Lindak For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    Spring-Ford student wins academic and leadership honors at pageant

    A ninth grade Spring-Ford student was recently crowned at a state-wide competition in Harrisburg as State Ambassador at the National American Miss pageant.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For 21st Century Media |

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