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 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:50:07 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Maris Stella Birth presents 'Pints with Papas' at Molly Maguire's]]> Maris Stella Birth is partnering with Molly Maguires to bring a new kind of childbirth education for expectant dads for the first time March 26, from 7 to 10 p.m.

A small study from the Journal of Perinatal Education concluded that the current models of childbirth education treat the paternal role as secondary.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:04:22 -0400 2015-03-18T15:04:22-04:00 2015-03-18T15:04:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Cups more than half full at St. Patrick's Day bash]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> It was a sea of green as patrons packed inside Molly Maguire's Pub on Bridge Street for some St. Patrick's Day merriment Tuesday.

As gallons of Guinness flowed from the taps, the lunchtime crowd was ready for a party and that's exactly what patrons got.

"It's all about people coming out with their families, having a good day," said Molly Maguire's co-owner Conor Cummins.

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<![CDATA[Ursinus to host 'Hamlet' as told with puppetry and slapstick]]> Austin Texas' Hidden Room Theater brings to campus "Der Bestrafte Brudermord," a new translation of a version of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." The free event is on March 25 at 8 p.m. and is open to the public.

This acclaimed production swept Austin's various critics' awards for Best Production of a Comedy and is on a United States and United Kingdom tour.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:57:54 -0400 2015-03-18T12:57:54-04:00 2015-03-18T12:57:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring-Ford bus policy change would allow pickup on private roads]]> ROYERSFORD >> Citing student safety concerns, the Spring-Ford Area School Board may change a long-standing policy that prohibits buses from picking up students on private roads.

The school board on Monday debated whether to update its transportation policy to allow bus stops on undedicated roads -- or roads not owned by municipalities that make up the school district.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:12:42 -0400 2015-03-18T11:12:42-04:00 2015-03-18T11:12:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Urinus College Theater presents 'Lend Me a Tenor' to close out March]]> What happens when the greatest tenor of a generation is invited to perform in Cleveland? Audiences enjoy a laugh-fest.

Ursinus College Theater presents Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor" March 25 through 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theater of the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, directed by Neill Hartley.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:01:30 -0400 2015-03-18T11:01:30-04:00 2015-03-18T11:01:30-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Bam! Emeril Lagasse, Espresso, Easter Bread and more!]]> Emeril Lagasse >> is a celebrity chef known in part for introducing the phrases "kick it up a notch" and "bam" to the food world. He may be from Massachusetts, but seems to consider New Orleans and the Louisiana area home. I would call his style of cooking rustic cuisine, a mixture of Creole, Cajun, Asian, Portuguese and French Canadian flavors.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:04:52 -0400 2015-03-17T13:04:52-04:00 2015-03-17T13:04:52-04:00
<![CDATA[East Vincent kiltmaker has international reputation]]> East Vincent >> There's something about the sound of bagpipes and the sight of a kilt that either speaks to you -- or doesn't. Those sights, sounds and the Celtic heritage speak loudly to Rocky Roeger, co-owner and kiltmaker at USA Kilts.

Roeger and his wife Kelly started the business in 2003 in a 500-square-foot location in Audubon, making simple, lower-end kilts.

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<![CDATA[Lower Providence church thief headed to state prison]]> NORRISTOWN >> A former Lower Providence church bookkeeper is on his way to state prison for stealing more than $156,000 from church coffers.

James Lee Moody, 49, the former bookkeeper at Victory Fellowship Church, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to six to 27 years in a state correctional facility on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, theft by deception, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, identity theft and unlawful use of a computer in connection with incidents that occurred between May 2011 and May 2013 while he worked at the church in the 2600 block of Audubon Road.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville police: Bridge Street calls lower than first reported]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The number of emergency calls out of Bridge Street is lower than first reported, according to officials, but the need for more police still persists.

A clerical error led police, Mayor Michael Speck and Phoenixville Borough Councilman Michael Kuznar to incorrectly report the number of calls made to dispatch from the 200 block of Bridge Street between Jan.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:38:03 -0400 2015-03-17T10:38:03-04:00 2015-03-17T10:38:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Wegmans adds Yuengling's Ice Cream to inventory; four new flavors added to original lineup]]> UPPER MERION >> The cold, hard fact is that Wegmans customers seemed to have the scoop on one of the biggest comeback stories to ever hit the ice cream aisle.

It may have been the Pottsville-based Yuengling's Ice Cream Corp.'s strategy to quietly reintroduce its premium, all-natural ice cream after a 29-year hiatus a little more than a year ago, but there was nothing subdued about customer demand at Wegmans.

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:53:19 -0400 2015-03-16T13:53:19-04:00 2015-03-16T13:53:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele kicks off campaign for DA]]> CONSHOHOCKEN >> The lone Democratic candidate running for Montgomery County district attorney in the primary race in May kicked off his campaign on Thursday night outside of the Spring Mill Fire Company in Conshohocken.

"Today is my 20th anniversary of being in the district attorney's office," First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said on Friday in the press room of the courthouse.

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:53:03 -0400 2015-03-16T13:53:03-04:00 2015-03-16T13:53:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County Court House to beef up security]]> NORRISTOWN >> The days of Montgomery County employees bypassing security in the courthouse are coming to an end.

"Everyone will be required to go through screening," Michael Kehs, Montgomery County court administrator, said Friday.

Come April 6, all county employees will be required to go through the checkpoints at all of the entrances.

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:52:31 -0400 2015-03-16T13:52:31-04:00 2015-03-16T13:52:31-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: High school students compete in Montgomery Science Research Competition]]> Jonathan Brull, of the Spring-Ford Seventh Grade Center, sets up a project during the 58th annual Montgomery Science Research Competition held at Ursinus College March 9, 2015. The event allows high school students to research and conduct experiments in various scientific categories. Judging will take place March 10 in the Floy Lewis Bakes Field House.

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<![CDATA[Spring City antique shop aids ghost hunters seeking "trigger items"]]> SPRING CITY >> Halloween may be long over but the ghost hunt has just begun.

Almost two weeks ago Olde Knitting Mill Antiques in Spring City received a call that a group of ghost hunters needed their help.

The ghost hunting group, The Tennessee Wraith Chasers, are well known for their investigations into many locations around the United States that are thought to be brimming with paranormal activity.

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:39:30 -0400 2015-03-16T13:39:30-04:00 2015-03-16T13:39:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Borough Council OKs Wolf Baldwin as solicitor]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Are residents in the borough footing a larger bill in order to settle a political dispute?

In a 5-3 decision, Phoenixville Borough Council selected Wolf Baldwin and Associates to provide its legal services during Tuesday night's meeting. Council President James Kovaleski, Vice President Dana Dugan and council member Jennifer Mayo dissented.

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