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, 19 Sep 2015 17:30:07 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Don't forget to get our special section on all things Pope Francis]]> As the worlds eye turns to Philadelphia next week with the visit of Pope Francis, Digital First Media will have you covered all week with coverage. We will be on the ground starting Tuesday at the World Meeting of Families and have a team of reporters to get all your stories when the pope arrives.

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<![CDATA[THE TABLE: Colorful Colorado]]> Colorado is known as the "Centennial State." Why? Because it was declared a state in 1876, 100 years after we became a country. It is also known as the "Colorful State," most likely because of the differences in the terrain. This includes the prairies of the east, the high desert of the western part of the state and the Rocky Mountains running between.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville man jailed for fraud linked to beach house purchase]]> NORRISTOWN >> A Phoenixville businessman faces several years in federal prison for taking funds given to him by investors seeking to purchase Facebook stock and using it instead to purchase a $4 million New Jersey beach house and a Conshohocken office building.

Timothy D. Burns, 36, the onetime owner of ESG Family Services among other businesses, was sentenced in U.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville Kiwanis Club to hold Community Day and Chicken Barbecue]]> The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is sponsoring their Community Day and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Reeves Park. This annual event features vendors set up throughout the park selling flea market items and crafts, as well as a chicken barbecue. There is a cost for renting a vendor spot for the flea market.

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<![CDATA[Weichert, Realtors recognizes top associate for regional awards]]> John Bilek, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Sales Associate Chaundra Santangelo of the Collegeville office was individually recognized for her exceptional industry success during the month of August. A top producer, Santangelo led the region, which is comprised of locations throughout Main Line, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, and New Castle county in Delaware, for resale revenue units and resale dollar volume.

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

Kermit is a very handsome four-year-old Chihuahua mix with pretty green eyes, weighing only 10 pounds. Kermit's number one mission in life is to find someone to cuddle with and get a belly rub. He does enjoy taking walks around the yard but is mostly a couch potato who will be happy to just hang out wherever you are.

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<![CDATA[Think About It: Clergy are people too]]> "Don't let your lips and your life preach two different messages." - Anonymous

Since most of us in the Philadelphia area have been hearing a lot about the pending visit of Pope Francis, I thought it might be helpful to share with you some of the interesting things people have said to or about the clergy.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home, Phoenixville, to hold AARP Safe Driver Course]]> Community members will soon get the opportunity to refresh their driving skills thanks to Chestnut Knoll At Home, Phoenixville, and AARP. Chestnut Knoll At Home will hold an AARP Safe Driver Refresher Course on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 257 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville.

The course is designed to help participants sharpen their driving skills and knowledge of road rules and hazards, learn how to adjust driving due to age-related physical changes and reduce chances of receiving traffic violations or getting into an accident.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville School District to pay half of pension obligations]]> Phoenixville >> Pennsylvania's budget impasse is being felt in all corners of the state including in the Phoenixville Area School District.

Last week, school officials discussed the district's plan to pay 50 percent of what's owed for the Public School Employees' Retirement System until the state approves a new budget.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home to hold fall risk & balance assessment]]> The only things falling this fall should be the leaves! Are you or your senior parents having trouble walking? Do you become unbalanced when standing up? Get a free fall risk and balance assessment from Fox Rehabilitation and Chestnut Knoll At Home to help you stay on your feet this fall. Assessments will be held Wednesday, Sept.

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<![CDATA[Perkiomen School hosts opening convocation ceremony lead by new headmaster]]> The Perkiomen School, an independent, coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school, kicked off the school year with its annual opening convocation ceremony led by new Perkiomen Headmaster, Mark A. Devey. This was Devey's first introduction to the student body, where he shared his aspirations for the students during this upcoming school year and stories from his experience as a student at Moravian Academy.

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<![CDATA[Perkiomen Valley School District seeks to reinforce positive behaviors through SWPBIS]]> Perkiomen Valley School District will be rewarding good student and staff behavior this year through the School-Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (SWPBIS) approach, an initiative that kicked off at Evergreen Elementary School with the first day of school on Aug. 31.

A SWPBIS approach teaches behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject, and stresses character traits such as respect and responsibility.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford SHS students recognized as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists]]> The Spring-Ford Area School District is proud to announce that six Spring-Ford Area High School students have been recognized as National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.

Congratulations to Eash V. Aggarwa, Calista Dominy, Edward Lin, Roshni Mehta, Kyle Rosenblum and Haley Spletzer.

"What an honor for these students," said Spring-Ford Area High School Principal Dr.

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<![CDATA[Frances Drost to give concert at St. John's Church]]> Acclaimed singer/songwriter Frances Drost takes the stage at St. John's on Sept. 27, starting at 4 p.m. The concert will benefit Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS), a non-profit agency dedicated to providing support, aid and hope for residents in the Phoenixville community who need emergency aid.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville official compares mural design to Godzilla]]> Phoenixville >> One borough official thinks the design for a new mural has all the trappings for the next Hollywood blockbuster.

When borough council member Jeremy Dalton first looked at the artist rendering for an incoming mural at 155 Bridge St. during Tuesday night's meeting, he had an interesting interpretation to say the least.

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