In Other News

Sankey: Phoenixville folks always knew Piazza’s greatness even if scouts didn’t

By Barry Sankey|

Democratic National Convention brings boon to hotels in region

Thousands of visitors will begin arriving in the region this weekend for the Democratic National Convention being held July 25-28 in Philadelphia. An estimated 6,000 delegates and alternates will participate in convention week activities, and thousand...

By Donna Rovins and Brian McCullough drovins@21st-centurymedia.com @MercBiz on Twitter; bmccullough@21st-centurymedia.com @wcdailylocal on Twitter |

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • News

    Firebird Theatre presents ‘Hairspray’ live on stage

    We can’t stop the beat! Come see this fabulous performance of “Hairspray” the Broadway musical, complete with live orchestra! In this Tony-winning show, set in 1962, Baltimore teens are dancing and singing while trying to integrate a local TV show. The Firebird Theatre is proud to present its live Broadway musical summer show on July 29 and 30 at Phoenixville Area Middle School Auditorium on the campus of the middle and high school.

    Firebird Theatre |

  • News

    Enrollment now open for 2016 Phoenixville Community Health Leadership Academy

    For the 14th year in a row, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation has funded a program called the Community Health Leadership Academy, which helps to identify, train and empower Phoenixville regional citizens for leadership roles that promote the community’s health and advance the quality of life. This program is geared toward community volunteers and helps to give them a deeper understanding about their community’s assets, strengths, challenges and needs, all while...

    Phoenixville Community Health Foundation |

  • News

    Phoenixville resident begins Peace Corps service in Botswana

    Maryanne Hayde, 25, of Phoenixville, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Botswana on July 30 to begin training as a health volunteer. Hayde will live and work in a community to strengthen the implementation of life skills education and assist students in local schools to adopt healthy behaviors.

    Peace Corps East Region |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The life-changing magic of tidying up

    “Life truly begins after you put your house in order.” - Marie Kondo

    Don Meyer, Ph.D. Think About It |

  • Lifestyle

    Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week

    Hazel (dog) Hazel is a beautiful 10 year old Tibetan Spaniel Mix whose owner became ill and can no longer care for her. Hazel loves to cuddle and be petted and is used to a quieter household. She is a very sweet girl who loves everyone she meets and lived with other dogs. For information on Hazel and all the other dogs and cats that Spay and Save has for adoption, please visit our website at www.spayandsave.org.

    |

  • Lifestyle

    Phoenix Community Calendar July 24

    Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

    |

  • News

    $3K worth of Wawa coffee stolen by coffee caper

    WEST GOSHEN >> Police announced Wednesday they are searching for a Wawa coffee caper, a woman who has allegedly stolen over $3,000 worth of coffee bags to date.

    By Adam Farence afarence@21st-centurymedia.com @afarence on Twitter |

  • Food

    Summer produce shines in chilled soup

    Think soup’s too hot for summer? Chill out with some cold ones, featuring the season’s freshest fruits and veggies.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Entertainment

    Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown to host a second ‘Pokemon Go’ event

    NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo hosted a “Pokémon Go” event on Tuesday, July 19, but due to the hours of the event — noon to 4:30 p.m. — many Pokémon trainers weren’t able to attend. But the zoo heard loud and clear that there was a need for a weekend event, so they will be hosting a second round on Sunday, July 24.

    Digital First Media Staff |

  • Food

    YANKEE CHEF: Cool your meal with this avocado mousse

    A delightfully mousse-type appetizer that is refreshing and a great way to start an even better meal during the hot season.

    By Jim Bailey |

The Phoenix Reporter and Item: BLOGS