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 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:50:42 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Brew Hub: Craft brewing in the Philly region]]> The Craft Beer industry has soared to new heights globally, and the Philadelphia area has been a flagship of homebrewed growth and innovation.

Digital First Media highlighted local breweries and the brewing process in a new special section called Brew Hub.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville wants new nest for Firebird Festival]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Considered by many to be the most popular borough event of the year, the annual Phoenixville Firebird Festival may need to find a new nest this year.

After last year's festival left Friendship Field in shambles, borough officials say the annual celebration should be reworked or move somewhere else.

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:18:06 -0400 20150625091806 2015-06-25T09:18:06-04:00 2015-06-25T09:18:06-04:00
<![CDATA[In memory of dad, try bread and butter pickles]]> Here in the United States it took over 60 years before Father's Day was recognized by a special proclamation from President Richard Nixon, to be observed the third Sunday in June - this year the third Sunday falls on the 21st. The importance of this day is to honor and showcase the need of a father, as well as a mother, in a child's life.

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:04:37 -0400 20150623090437 2015-06-23T09:04:37-04:00 2015-06-23T09:04:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week]]> Scooter (dog)

Scooter is a 2-year-old pit/box mix. He is a very sweet energetic boy who thinks he is a lap dog. Scooter is good with all size dogs and can't wait to join his forever home.

Please visit our website at to see all the dogs we have available for adoption or call 610-279-9714 or email spayandsavedogs@comcast.

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150618152835 2015-06-21T02:00:00-04:00 2015-06-18T15:28:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: A day on the mountain]]> "You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves." -- Lito Tejada-flores

There are some places in the world that Evie and I love visiting more than once. ne of those is the Skyline Drive of Virginia.

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150616154952 2015-06-21T02:00:00-04:00 2015-06-16T15:49:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Kiwanis announce children's plaza summer programs]]> Phoenixville: The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is once again sponsoring programs for children throughout the summer from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Kiwanis Children's Plaza in the open air space between 217 and 219 Bridge St. All shows are free and everyone is welcome. In the event of rain the performances will be held at the Phoenixville Art Center, 207 Bridge St.

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150616154912 2015-06-21T02:00:00-04:00 2015-06-16T15:49:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Preliminary public transportation details for Pope's visit to Philadelphia released]]> PHILADELPHIA >> Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City and agency officials announced preliminary information about public transportation options during the World Meeting of Families convening, Sept. 22 to 25, 2015, and the weekend of the Papal Visit, Sept. 26 to 27, 2015.

"At this point, we are about three months away from hosting the largest event in this City's history," said Mayor Nutter.

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:51:12 -0400 20150616125112 2015-06-16T12:51:12-04:00 2015-06-16T12:51:12-04:00 SCRIBD
<![CDATA[DEP trying to control gnat population in Chester County]]> Canoeists along the Brandywine Creek may have seen a man pouring a brown liquid into the creek in the last few days. He is not illegally dumping chemicals. He is Ben Russell, a water pollution biologist for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection working to control the black fly population in Chester County.

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:11:24 -0400 20150616101124 2015-06-16T10:11:24-04:00 2015-06-16T10:11:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Sen. Andy Dinniman wants Route 23 Bridge closure horror stories]]> Phoenixville >> One area lawmaker want drivers suffering by the Route 23 bridge closure to share their horror stories with him.

State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19 Dist., called on residents to contact him with their experiences regarding the closure of the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) Bridge, so he can pass them along to PennDOT and Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards in order to push for the project's accelerated completion.

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:54:57 -0400 20150616085457 2015-06-16T08:54:57-04:00 2015-06-16T08:54:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Union sizing up Honduran Palacios]]> CHESTER >> One of the first transfer rumblings of the summer hit the Philadelphia Union Monday with the revelation that Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios is training with the club.

Manager Jim Curtin said Monday the club has been evaluating Palacios for a week and will make a decision in the next week.

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:56:37 -0400 20150615195637 2015-06-15T19:56:37-04:00 2015-06-15T19:56:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Prison release rarely an option for dying state inmates]]> Leon Jesse James was supposed to die in prison.

As a convicted murderer, Pennsylvania gave him no possibility of parole, meaning he'd spend nearly his entire adult life incarcerated for a 1971 fatal shooting in Philadelphia.

Barely 18 at the time, he was angry and immature. Over four decades, his family watched him grow up and then grow old in prisons across Pennsylvania.

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<![CDATA[N is for Neufchatel, naan and nectarine]]> Neufchatel cheese and cream cheese are often mistaken for one another. In looks and taste they are very much alike. The difference may lie on where you live or where you buy these soft creamy white cheeses. A true Neufchatel cheese is made from whole milk and not cream. This type of cheese made in the United States combines cream and pasteurized milk.

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150612083547 2015-06-14T02:00:00-04:00 2015-06-12T08:35:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week]]> Nina (dog)

Nina is a 2-year-old bassett hound/bull terrier mix. She likes going for walks and visits to the dog bark. Nina needs to be in a home with dogs larger than her and a cat free home. For more information on this sweet faced girl, please visit our website at or call us at 610-279-9714 or email spayandsavedogs@comcast.

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150610153336 2015-06-14T02:00:00-04:00 2015-06-10T15:33:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: Reflections on a great writer]]> "Surprisingly, often a difficult problem in a sentence can be solved by simply getting rid of it." -- William Zinsser

I will always be grateful for William Zinsser and his influence on my life. I don't remember when I first heard about him but when I read his popular book, "On Writing Well," over a decade ago, I was hooked.

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150610150133 2015-06-14T02:00:00-04:00 2015-06-10T15:01:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Sixers' Embiid suffers apparent setback in recovery]]> Nearly one year after the Sixers took him with the third overall pick in the draft, Joel Embiid seems no closer to playing.

According to a statement by Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie, Embiid's right foot, part of his run of injury luck that moved the team to sit him out his entire rookie season, was found to have "less healing than anticipated" in a recent medical examination in Los Angeles.

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 23:00:17 -0400 20150613233101 2015-06-13T23:00:17-04:00 2015-06-13T23:31:01-04:00