RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:36:37 -0400 60 <![CDATA[People have been relishing the flavor for centuries]]> Relish is a condiment that is a combination of cooked and chopped vegetables and/or fruits blended together with other seasonings. Relish enhances the flavor of other foods. Today's column highlights a product with many differences and many cultures.

Relish originated in India; it is safe to say every country (region) of the world has a relish they call their own.

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<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week]]> Max (dog)

Max is a super friendly and playful 1 to 2-year-old dachshund/terrier mix. He loves playing with his toys, going for walks and exploring the yard. Max is good with children and other dogs.

Please visit our website at to see all the dogs we have available for adoption or call us at 610-279-9714 or email spayandsavedogs@comcast.

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150716142012 2015-07-19T02:00:00-04:00 2015-07-16T14:20:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: Trying to please everybody]]> "It would be nice if everyone liked you but it's not necessary." -- Dr. Richard Dobbins

The story is told of a man and his grandson traveling down the road, walking and leading a donkey. They met a man who said, "How foolish for you to be walking. One of you should be riding the donkey." So the man put his grandson on the animal.

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150716134623 2015-07-19T02:00:00-04:00 2015-07-16T13:46:23-04:00
<![CDATA[NEW BEGINNINGS: First trip to Europe brings back memories of past travels]]> Much of life seems to be made up of a series of mundane occurrences that happen day after day -- alarm sounds, press snooze, get up, brush teeth, dress, and on and on it goes.

But sometimes there are days, nestled between the monotony, that break the routine. You are thrust out of your comfort zone, caused to step out on faith while consumed by feelings of exhilaration and nervousness.

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:33:47 -0400 20150718113347 2015-07-18T11:33:47-04:00 2015-07-18T11:33:47-04:00
<![CDATA[The Globetrotting Graduate: Why solo traveling can be inspirational]]> There are a lot of articles on the Internet about the "solo female traveler" but each one misses an important point. Whether female or male, being a solo traveler encourages personal growth and independence.

I find the idea of the "solo female traveler" in itself an annoyance. The idea of grouping travelers by gender is ridiculous.

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:30:37 -0400 20150718113037 2015-07-18T11:30:37-04:00 2015-07-18T11:30:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville resident among 5 charged in prostitution sting at Radnor Hotel]]>

Five people were arrested this week in connection with an undercover sting involving Radnor and Pennsylvania State police at the Radnor Hotel.

The five arrested have been identified as Xiaohong Liu, 42, of the 100 block of Columbia Avenue in Phoenixville; Tatianna Rochelle Lee, 21, of the 9670 Elkhorn Road in Los Vegas, Nev.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:37:12 -0400 20150717163712 2015-07-17T16:37:12-04:00 2015-07-17T16:37:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville residents seek donations for fire victims]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Residents in Phoenixville have begun working together to help one family get back on its feet in the wake of tragedy.

After lightning struck the roof of their home along the 200 block of Dayton Street starting a two-alarm fire early Wednesday morning, the Tammaro family and their neighbor, 85-year-old Sophie Malonoski, were displaced.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:32:46 -0400 20150717113740 2015-07-17T11:32:46-04:00 2015-07-17T11:37:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Coming soon: PA Prep Live -- our new high school sports website]]> We are pleased to announce that our new high school sports website PA Prep Live will be launching Tuesday, July 21, replacing our current sports website of while still building on the success that site has shown in the past two years.

As always, change will take some time to get used to, but we believe that this type of change will excite sports enthusiasts throughout the region by unlocking what you've always hoped for in a local sports website.

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:14:07 -0400 20150716151407 2015-07-16T15:14:07-04:00 2015-07-16T15:14:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Firebird Festival talks tabled]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> From all accounts, borough officials want the Phoenixville Firebird Festival to happen this year. They just can't seem to agree on the details.

Before a standing room only crowd of about 60 festival supporters Tuesday night, Phoenixville Borough Council tabled discussion of the festival after spending over an hour trying to hammer out the details.

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:45:48 -0400 20150716074548 2015-07-16T07:45:48-04:00 2015-07-16T07:45:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Route 23 bridge progress continues in Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Progress continues on the Route 23 bridge construction project, as new additions have been added recently.

PennDOT announced on its Facebook page that new beams for the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) bridge were set last week for the structure over Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:15:10 -0400 20150715151759 2015-07-15T15:15:10-04:00 2015-07-15T15:17:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Thunderstorm blamed for two-alarm fire in Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Tuesday's early morning thunderstorm was responsible for a two-alarm fire in the borough.

Lightning struck the roof of a home along the 200 block of Dayton Street igniting the blaze. No one was injured.

According to Capt. Matt Fink, of the Phoenixville Fire Department, a volunteer firefighter on his way to work spotted the flames coming from the home at approximately 5:30 a.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:09:19 -0400 20150715150919 2015-07-15T15:09:19-04:00 2015-07-15T15:09:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville driver gets jail time despite former good deeds]]> WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas judge denied the request of a Phoenixville man permission to enter a diversionary sentencing program for repeat drunk drivers, saying the circumstances of the man's case did not warrant leniency -- despite the defendant's otherwise good deeds in the community.

President Judge Jacqueline Carroll Cody ordered Victor Roy Jackson to begin serving a 90-day sentence in Chester County Prison, the mandatory jail term for a second drunk driving conviction, on Friday.

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:14:12 -0400 20150714081533 2015-07-14T08:14:12-04:00 2015-07-14T08:15:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Public Library show teaches super-power of science]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Some local students learned the super-power science during an interactive show.

The Phoenixville Public Library sponsored a performance of Sciencetellers Thursday morning, the first in its Thrilling Thursdays of the Summer series at the Colonial Theatre.

Through interactive storytelling, the Sciencetellers children's show is designed to teach science in a fun and unique way.

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:29:40 -0400 20150713132940 2015-07-13T13:29:40-04:00 2015-07-13T13:29:40-04:00
<![CDATA[A legacy of love: Harbacs Family celebrates 100 years]]> STOWE >> As the rest of the nation recently celebrated the nation's birthday, members of the Harbacs family gathered to honor a century-old tradition of love.

His name was George Harbacs and hers was Mary Zueno. On Sunday, July 4, 1915, the two teenagers were married at the Sacred Heart Parish in Phoenixville.

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:21:16 -0400 20150713132116 2015-07-13T13:21:16-04:00 2015-07-13T13:21:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Annual Blobfest draws thousands to Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Thousands of people swarmed to Phoenixville Friday night and Saturday to attend Blobfest, the annual celebration honoring the 1958 film "The Blob," which starred a young Steve McQueen and was filmed locally.

The popular all-­weekend event featured special guests, live music, unique vendors and much more.

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