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Phoenixville holds special events in honor of Veterans Day


Perkiomen Valley School Board wants look at budget with zero-percent tax increase

PERKIOMEN >> Just about two months into the current school year, the Perkiomen Valley School Board is already discussing the next year’s budget and many board members want to get a look at one with no tax increase. ...

By Frank Otto @fottojourno on Twitter |


  • General news

    Phoenixville holds special events in honor of Veterans Day

    Honoring our vets: A number of events were held in Phoenixville last weekend and Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. Above, left to right, Fred Bieler, Dan Stranick and Don Mahoney of Phoenixville VFW Post 1564 display the colors during Phoenixville Area High School’s Saluting Our Veterans on Tuesday.


  • Opinion

    Chester County benefits from China partnership

    Chester County citizens and businesses will greatly benefit from the establishment of a partnership between the county and China. We have just returned from a nine-day Sino-American Regional Business Development & Cultural Exchange Summit that centered in the Yongchuan District (Chongqing Province), the county’s sister community in China.

    By Terence Farrell and Michael Grigalonis Guest Columnists |

  • Opinion

    Phoenixville Police Department needs to grow to meet new demands

    There has been much debate over whether or not the Phoenixville Police Department needs to grow in order to meet the demands of our ever changing and expanding borough.

    By Michael J. Speck Mayor, Borough of Phoenixville |

  • Business

    Spring City entrepreneur creates Guit Stix, the ‘Swiss army knife for guitars’

    SPRING CITY >> Local entrepreneur, Gabriel Noska, of Spring City, has invented a product that aids him with one of his hobbies, and he hopes other guitar players will also see its value.

    By Christine Mawhinney lark For Digital First Media |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Reading an Upside-Down Map

    “The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Thanksgiving — Truly an all-American holiday

    I am not afraid to bet that some of you are all ready for Thanksgiving dinner, and then that there are some of you who have not even thought of it yet.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Countdown to the holidays, 1-2-3!

    The countdown for the December holidays has started. Some of us wait until after Thanksgiving to start and others have their shopping done by Thanksgiving. At one time I would start Christmas preparations in August. That was when I made most of my gifts. If you wanted to make and give someone a crewel pillow or a velvet blazer, you could not wait until December.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Health

    Jenkintown physical therapist brings pain relief technique to new Phoenixville location

    A local physical therapist is taking care of that pain in your neck — literally.

    Courtesy of Kay Scanlon Physical Therapy |

  • Lifestyle

    Annual Holiday House Tour to feature 5 homes, 1 church this year

    The 2014 Holiday House Tour sponsored by the Women’s Civic Club of Schwenksville will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Five exciting homes and a community church are included on the tour this year.

    Courtesy of the Women’s Civic Club of Schwenksville |

  • General news

    Multimedia presentation maps local American Revolution battles

    Sean Moir, a Tredyffrin Township resident and owner of Western Heritage Mapping in Valley Forge, will present “A Fortnight in Chester County – The Philadelphia Campaign of 1777” at Duportail House, 297 Adams Drive, Chesterbrook, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, as part of Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust’s Fall Lecture Series.

    Courtesy of the Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust |

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