RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com website: all stories http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The Phoenix Reporter and Item Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:55:41 -0400 60 <![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Peanut butter, pumpkins and what to store in your pantry]]> The PANTRY - is an area set aside to house food provisions and related food items. It can be an entire (small) room, a closet, cabinets or shelves.

With our busy schedules most dinner meals are decided late in the day, shortly before it is served. So it is important to have ingredients at hand.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:24:45 -0400 2014-09-02T16:24:45-04:00 2014-09-02T16:24:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Area 4 Democrats to hold ninth annual Wine and Cheese fundraiser]]> The Ninth Annual Wine and Cheese of the Area 4 Democratic Committee of Montgomery County will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, 7-10 p.m. at Chadwick's, The Club at Shannondell, 2750 Egypt Road, Audubon.

The evening will feature fine wines, cheeses and hors d'oeuvres, as well as a silent auction and the opportunity to meet Democratic candidates and elected officials.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:03 -0400 2014-09-02T15:52:03-04:00 2014-09-02T15:52:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Shapiro, Costello to discuss political polarization at Ursinus event]]> A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that people are more divided along ideological lines than at any other point in two decades. The result: political gridlock, lack of compromise, and a rapid decline in the number of American people who have faith in government.

How does the current tone of politics affect voter engagement? Can civility and consensus have a place in political campaigns and in the process of governing? As Pennsylvania turns the corner into campaign season, Ursinus College will join with some of the state's leading political insiders and rising stars to explore the polarization in politics and how we can rebuild a productive political culture.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:00 -0400 2014-09-02T15:52:00-04:00 2014-09-02T15:52:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco Quarter Midget Racing results]]> MCQMRC

Phoenixville

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Red Rookie #1 ~~ James Fries, Brayden Shelton, Haylie Casey, Dalton Batzel

Red Rookie #2 ~~ Kiley Kupp, Bobby Klein, Rohen Petry, Mitchell Hamilton

Blue Rookie #1 ~~ Colton Gerber, Carter Trent, Jesse Hirthler, Michael Hoffmaster, Logan Watt

Blue Rookie #2 ~~ Erika Heller, Lukas Kostic, Brody Mazzerle, Mason Mazzerle

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:36:44 -0400 2014-09-02T15:36:44-04:00 2014-09-02T15:36:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Manmiller wins fifth this year at Grandview]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:49:30 -0400 2014-09-02T14:49:30-04:00 2014-09-02T14:49:31-04:00 <![CDATA[Schwenksville man sent to prison for trying to disarm state trooper]]>

NORRISTOWN - A Schwenksville man who tried to disarm a state trooper while being taken into custody for a theft saw his hope to avoid going to jail dashed.

Matthew Billings Dowsett, 23, of the 500 block of Main Street, who according to court papers repeatedly told police that he was "not going back to prison," was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 1½ to eight years in a state correctional facility after he pleaded guilty to felony charges of aggravated assault and disarming a law enforcement officer in connection with a January 2014 incident.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:47:42 -0400 2014-09-02T14:47:42-04:00 2014-09-02T14:47:45-04:00
<![CDATA[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.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:46:41 -0400 2014-09-02T14:46:41-04:00 2014-09-02T14:46:41-04:00
<![CDATA[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.

In 2001, the Philadelphia Brewing Company acquired a 38,000 square foot brewery facility on the 2400 block of Frankford Avenue, filling a space that had long been vacant and bringing new life to a changing commercial corridor.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:41:11 -0400 2014-09-02T14:41:11-04:00 2014-09-02T14:41:13-04:00
<![CDATA[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."

However, the only adequate condition for accepting Medicaid expansion is full state flexibility to reform the Medicaid program.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:32:42 -0400 2014-09-02T14:32:42-04:00 2014-09-02T14:32:44-04:00
<![CDATA[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.

Regarding the repair of the Rapps Dam Road covered bridge in East Pikeland Township - your office staff advised me that the project to repair the damaged bridge will not be completed until December of this year.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:17:27 -0400 2014-09-02T14:17:27-04:00 2014-09-02T14:17:29-04:00
<![CDATA[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."

Ivan Bell

For over thirty years, Jim Maza has been our college attorney. He has been one of the most valued persons who have helped us successfully navigate a host of complex institutional issues.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:59:15 -0400 2014-09-02T13:59:15-04:00 2014-09-02T13:59:17-04:00
<![CDATA[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.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:45:25 -0400 2014-09-02T12:45:25-04:00 2014-09-02T12:45:25-04:00
<![CDATA[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.

Students were welcomed at the Phoenixville campus by the VFCC admissions team, resident assistants and student leaders including START (Striving Toward Real Togetherness) and SGA (Student Government Association).

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:57:09 -0400 2014-09-02T11:57:09-04:00 2014-09-02T11:57:25-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Limerick nuke plant now closer to re-licensing]]>

LIMERICK - Two major decisions by the federal government last week have moved the nuclear power plant here closer to extending its operating license for another 20 years.

On Aug. 26, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the issuing of a final rule governing the on-site storage of spent nuclear fuel.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:34:04 -0400 2014-09-02T11:34:04-04:00 2014-09-02T11:34:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Roll-over crash in Limerick sends 2 to hospital]]>

LIMERICK - Two people had to be pulled from a Toyota Sienna that struck a tree and rolled onto its side in a Monday afternoon crash.

Emergency crews were dispatched around 5:25 p.m. to Swamp Pike near the intersection with Fruitville Road for a one-vehicle crash.

Limerick Police at the scene said the minivan was headed in a westerly direction when the crash occurred.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:07:38 -0400 2014-09-02T11:07:38-04:00 2014-09-02T11:07:40-04:00 TOUT