In Other News

Former Schwenksville Item owner/editor Bruce Macbain passes away

Courtesy of the MacBain Family |

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 |


  • 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 |

  • 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

    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 |

  • Music

    VIDEO: Irish Thunder performs at Valley Forge

    UPPER MERION — The thunder heard at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park Wednesday night surprisingly meant beautiful weather and a song-filled evening.

    By Brendan Wills |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Celebrate Can-It-Forward Day at the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market

    The Phoenixville Farmers’ Market will celebrate International Can-It-Forward Day with a free canning demonstration on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.

    By 21st Century Media Staff |

  • General news

    Pedestrian struck by car in Phoenixville, no major injuries

    PHOENIXVILLE – A pedestrian was struck as a result of a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in the borough.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Tree limb causes loss of power to 800 in Linfield area

    LIMERICK — Approximately 800 people, mainly in Limerick and East Coventry townships, had their power restored shortly after they lost it Tuesday, according to PECO representative Greg Smore.

    By Stephen Harris |

  • General news

    Perkiomen Valley School Board fills vacant seat

    PERKIOMEN — The Perkiomen Valley School Board used the early part of its business meeting Monday night to select a new board member to replace the recently resigned Andrea Galambos.

    By Frank Otto |

  • Features/People

    PHOTOS: Montgomery County 4-H Fair

    The annual Montgomery County 4-H Fair was held Aug. 7-9 at the county 4-H Center in Creamery. The fair gives 4-H members the opportunity to show of this year’s projects to their family and the public. Projects included livestock and animal science. There was also a fabric sale by the Creamery Crafters 4-H Club.

    By 21st Century Media staff |

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