In Other News

Valley Forge to present multimedia living history event

By Matthew D’Ippolito |

Community helping family displaced by fire in Perkiomen Twp.

PERKIOMEN TWP. — The Perkiomen Township Fire Company is collecting items to help out a family displaced by a fire over the weekend. ...

By Eileen Faust |


  • General news

    Limerick seeks federal grant to install Lewis Road sidewalks

    LIMERICK — The township wants to apply for federal grant money to pay for a sidewalk project on Lewis Road.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Former Japanese exchange student, now a teacher, brings class to Perkiomen Valley

    PERKIOMEN — Twenty-two years ago, Yukiko Tsukihara was a young student from Kamakura Jogakuin Junior-Senior High School in Japan trying out her English on American students at Perkiomen Valley High School.

    By Frank Otto |

  • Opinion

    Wine, Dine and Bribe — the latest PLCB revelation

    “Today’s featured wine has notes of bureacracy, boondoggles, and waste, with a lingering aftertaste of corruption. May I interest you in this PLCB blend?”

    By Bob Dick Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Phoenixville Local

    PHOTOS: Residents enjoy free Rita’s Water Ice on first day of spring

    Many area residents ventured out Thursday to enjoy the milder weather, despite the strong wind gusts, and to get their free Rita’s Water Ice, a tradition marking the first day of spring each year. Long lines formed at several area locations, including Phoenixville, Collegeville and Royersford.


  • Pets

    Local animal rescue competes in national pet tourney for donation

    Main Line Animal Rescue (MLAR) in Phoenixville is taking part in a national contest called “Tournament of Tails: Sweet 16 Shelter Pet Challenge.” MLAR is one of the 16 participating shelters across the country hoping to watch their “player,” a dog at the shelter named Jewel, advance through the bracket for a chance to win a $5,000 donation.

    By Virginia Lindak For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Water tank maintenance scheduled to begin this week

    A corporate spokesman for Pennsylvania American Water has said that customers should not notice any effect on service when maintenance work on a water storage tower in East Pikeland Township begins.

    By Mark D. Marotta 21st Century Media News Service |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Against All Odds

    “Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • General news

    Phoenixville reviews students’ literacy progress

    PHOENIXVILLE — Assistant Superintendent Regina Palubinsky updated the Phoenixville Area School Board at last week’s workshop meeting on progress district students are making in literacy proficiency.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Local cooking aficionado Bette Banjack releases fourth cookbook

    After a self-imposed hiatus, E.M. Bette Banjack is back.

    Courtesy of Bette Banjack |

  • General news

    Sewer main break closes Route 252 in Valley Forge Park

    TREDYFFRIN — Millions of gallons of raw sewage were released into a small creek near Valley Forge National Historical Park after a sewer main broke Tuesday.

    By Richard Ilgenfritz |