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 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:09:02 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Fun at the Kimberton Fair]]> phoenixville >> The Kimberton Fair opened this week and runs through Saturday at the fair grounds. Those going can enjoy food, rides, livestock competitions, and other competitive events.

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<![CDATA[Woman admits to bad check scheme at Limerick bank]]> NORRISTOWN >> Telling a former East Greenville woman her drug addiction is "tearing" her up, a judge urged her to remain in intensive treatment while serving her sentence for being involved in a bad check scheme at a Limerick bank.

"You can expect that forever and always this will happen over and over again, not because you're a bad person but it's a symptom of your disease," Montgomery County Judge Steven T.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT to repave Egypt Road, replace ramps]]> Get ready for more construction and slowdowns.

PennDOT announced Thursday that construction is scheduled to begin Sunday, July 26, on a $2.8 million project to repair and resurface seven miles of Egypt Road between Route 29 (Collegeville Road) and Main Street in Upper Providence, Lower Providence and West Norriton townships, Montgomery County.

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<![CDATA[THE BLOB IS BACK]]> Groups of people run with hands in the air out of the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville for the annual Blobfest July 10. For more coverage of Blobfest, see Page A3.

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<![CDATA[Penn Diner in Phoenixville is making regulars of its patrons]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The diner is making a sunny-side-up comeback in Phoenixville.

It's a new name that is trumpeted outside the corner anchor location at the Acme shopping center that was once the home of Starr Diner, but it's a name that packs a warm and instantly relatable punch: Penn Diner.

Who wouldn't be tempted to come through the doors of an eatery that tips its hat to our Keystone state?

As one enthusiastic Yelp reviewer noted, Phoenixville needs a place like this, adding "hope they stay.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:34:00 -0400 20150723103400 2015-07-23T10:34:00-04:00 2015-07-23T10:34:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Stable 12 settles in Phoenixville, celebrating its grand opening]]> Phoenixville >> Three longtime friends from Skippack are living the dream of turning a hobby into a business. Stable 12 Brewing Co. celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday morning.

Several notable guests attended the event including U.S. Congressman Ryan Costello, R-6th District; state representatives Warren Kampf, R-157th District and Tim Hennessey, R-26th District and Phoenixville Mayor Michael Speck, all of whom came to show their support for the new micro-brewery in the borough.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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