In Other News

Firebird Fest returns to Phoenixville for its 11th burn

By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

Plymouth Ambulance officers: merger will improve service for former Lower Frederick areas

LOWER FREDERICK >> As the plans for the merger between Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance and Plymouth Community Ambulance come into focus, Plymouth Ambulance officials say they believe the merger will offer benefits for residents and businesses...

By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media |


  • Movies

    Couple with Phoenxville ties featured in new film

    Director Matthew Bonifacio and his wife Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio discovered the hard way that simultaneously planning a wedding and shooting a movie can be a demanding proposition.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media |

  • Features/People

    Spring City Karate celebrates 40 years

    SPRING CITY >> The Spring City Karate School is celebrating 40 years of teaching students the art of Karate, and looking forward to many more.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

  • Features/People

    PACS volunteers help feed needy families during holiday season

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Volunteers have kept busy since the weeks before Thanksgiving to stock up Phoenixville Area Community Services’ (PACS) food pantry in preparation for the busy holiday season.


  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Christmas Village: Visit the Christmas Village at Westridge Estates, 970 Township Line Road, Phoenixville. See over 150 lighted porcelain houses in a late-19th Century setting, including a city, farmland, amusement park, ski mountain resort, New England countryside and seaport and Alpine village. This 300 square foot display includes working trains and animation to the thrill the Christmas child in all of us. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 13 to Jan. 4. Hours are 2 to 4...


  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Cora (cat) Cora is a lovely dilute torti, much like an impressionist painting. She is approximately 1 to 2 years old, spayed, and would be SO grateful for a forever home to call her own.


  • General news

    Royersford Fire Department finalizes plans for new firehouse

    ROYERSFORD >> The Royersford Fire Department has completed plans for the construction of a new $1.6 million, two-story firehouse at Third and Walnut streets.

    By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media |

  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: It’s finally December!

    Well it is finally December! Christmas is just around the corner, Chanukah begins sundown Dec. 16 and Kwanzaa begins the day after Christmas, lasting seven days.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • General news

    Bamberger, Romano recall Arians at Temple

    Dr. Kurt Bamberger is now a general surgeon for Reading Health. Tom Romano is a fixture in the business world.

    Barry Sankey

  • Columns

    Think About It: Celebrating Christmas Traditions

    “Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought the first one was.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Education

    Phoenixville ‘disappointed’ with School Performance scores

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Administration in the Phoenixville Area School District expressed “disappointment” in the scores achieved by some of their schools after the 2013-14 School Performance Profiles were released this month.

    By Frank Otto @fottojourno on Twitter |

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