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The Greater Phoenixville Healthcare Scholarship Program has awarded seven scholarships to local high school graduates pursuing health-related careers. These scholarships are funded by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, the Phoenixville Hos...



  • News

    The ‘blob’ is back in Phoenixville

    Phoenixville’s annual Blobfest is getting ready to ooze into town from July 10 through 12 to celebrate the 1958 cult classic film “The Blob.” The popular weekend festival will begin Friday night at the Colonial Theatre and continues all day Saturday along Bridge Street for the street fair.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Opinion

    Think About It: How one tweet changed a life

    “We are masters of unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” — Winston Churchill


  • Lifestyle

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Potato chips — plain or fancy — are a popular snack

    POTATO CHIPS >> are one of the most popular food snacks around the world – if not number one. One story goes like this . . . in 1853 the chef at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs New York preparing potatoes for a disgruntle customer came upon frying thin slices of potatoes until crispy. The diner was Cornelius Vanderbilt who started to tell all his wealthy and not so wealthy friends about them. He instructed his personal chef on how to prepare them.


  • Mass transit systems

    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.

    By Mayor’s Office of Communications For Digital First Media |

  • Sports

    GIRLS TRACK: Serratore seals marvelous Methacton career with PIAA medal, earns Mercury All-Area Athlete of the Year honors

    FAIRVIEW VILLAGE >> As her final high school track and field season was winding down, Nicolette Serratore couldn’t keep her mind off the one thing still missing from her résumé.

    By Rosemarie Ross @RoseRoss31 on Twitter |

  • News

    Route 23 bridge to reopen by November at the latest

    Phoenixville >> The Route 23 bridge will reopen late November, if not sooner, thanks to a new deal reached Tuesday.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • News

    Phoenixville physics team headed to Thailand thanks to alumni, community

    Phoenixville >> It wasn’t enough that the students on the Phoenixville Area High School physics team had to prepare for almost a year for an upcoming competition in Asia. They also had to raise tens of thousands of dollars on their own to get there.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • News

    Phoenixville Area School District calls for fewer standardized tests

    Phoenixville >> Officials in the Phoenixville Area School District recently sent a message to lawmakers in Harrisburg — ease up on testing.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • News

    Arcola Road bridge closure in Lower Providence tests motorists’ patience

    LOWER PROVIDENCE >> As construction continues on the still-closed Arcola Road bridge, motorists’ patience has been put to the test.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • News

    County residents receiving easement notices

    It’s old news that Sunoco Pipeline L.P. is working on its Mariner East project, using an already existing pipeline running across the state as part of Phase I.

    By Candice Monhollan @CMonhollanDLN on Twitter |

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