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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 |


  • 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 |

  • Music

    Providence Chamber Orchestra presents ‘London for the Holidays’

    The 35-member Providence Chamber Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2014-2015 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville.

    Courtesy of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church |

  • Features/People

    PAHS Class of 1957 holds 57th reunion luncheon

    The PAHS class of 1957 held their 57th reunion luncheon at Spring Ford Country Club on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Class member Dick Lusch was the emcee for the event with 38 class members and 15 guests attending. Correspondence from class members Irene Lebaris Diamond (Class President), Leon Wilk, Margie Bishop Sosnowy, Larry Miller, Dolores Scaringi Butler, Bob Kulp, Joan Fiore Redmon, Sandy Barlow Kunkle and Barbara Gabel Chiusano, who were unable to attend, was read at the affair. Marie...


  • General news

    Skippack man, ex-treasurer of Upper Gwynedd fire company, jailed for $250K theft

    NORRISTOWN >> A Skippack man faces time in jail and a lengthy period of probation after he admitted to stealing about $250,000 while working as treasurer of the Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Department, reportedly so he could live a lavish lifestyle.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • General news

    Royersford woman admits fraudulently receiving $145K in disability benefits

    NORRISTOWN >> A Royersford woman has admitted to fraudulently obtaining more than $145,000 in federal disability income, while still working, by illegally using the identifying information of a relative.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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