In Other News

Arcola Road bridge connecting Upper Providence, Lower Providence to reopen July 1

By Carl Rotenberg @CarlWriter on Twitter |

Spring-Ford board OKs $151M budget, 0.7% tax hike; officials receive a raise

ROYERSFORD >> The Spring-Ford Area School Board just approved its lowest tax hike in 15 years and gave two top administrators a raise. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |


  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: A prickly business

    It’s possible that one reason why I love the natural world is that while it doesn’t always look organized, it always makes sense. What baffles me sometimes, though, is seeing how people choose to use plants in unnatural ways, for instance a giant blue spruce blocking the front entrance to a house or a forsythia hedge trimmed into ugly stubs.


  • News

    Holy Cross celebrates 8th grade graduates, award & scholarship recipients

    Congratulations to the Holy Cross eighth grade class of 2016, who graduated on Tuesday, June 14, in Collegeville. Students celebrated their last day at Holy Cross together with a Mass, reception and dance. Family and friends cheered as the names were announced for each of 69 students, entering the Parisian-themed party, hosted by the parents of current seventh graders.

    Holy Cross Regional Catholic School |

  • News

    Kimberton Chiropractic welcomes Dr. Billy Collins

    Kimberton Chiropractic is pleased to introduce Dr. William Collins, or “Dr. Billy,” who will be joining Dr. Jim Schaffer and the team at Kimberton Chiropractic. Dr. Billy will be starting July 11.

    Kimberton Chiropractic |

  • News

    Kiwanis Club to hold annual Duck Race

    The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville will be holding their 21st Annual “Great Duck Race” on Sunday, July 10 at the covered bridge on Rapps Dam Road. The ducks will be dumped into the water of French Creek to begin their swim at 2 p.m. Each duck will contain a ticket stub, and the first duck to cross the finish line will win $1,000. There are nine additional cash prizes ranging from $50 to $500.

    The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville |

  • Lifestyle

    Phoenix Community Calendar July 3

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  • News

    Chester County school districts considering later start times

    PHOENIXVILLE >> High school students across Chester County may get a few more minutes of sleep thanks to the hard work of their classmates.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • Entertainment

    ‘The Blob’ is back as Blobfest takes over Phoenixville July 8-10

    The 17th annual Blobfest is preparing to ooze into Phoenixville on July 8 through July 10 to celebrate the 1958 cult classic film “The Blob.” Festivities will run all weekend long, with many different events and family-fun activities for all to enjoy.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • News

    VIDEO: Schwenksville man’s models in Perkiomen serve as a love letter to his hometown

    PERKIOMEN >> Wander into the basement of the Perkiomen Township municipal building, and you feel an air of nostalgia for a time gone by, thanks in large part to the work of Bob Albright.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • News

    Toys R Us scam nets Calif. man prison time

    WEST CHESTER >> Vernon Joseph Julian Jr. is, as the song says, goin’ back to Cali.

    By Michael P. Rellahan @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • Sports

    SAXTON: Phoenixville’s Aquilante wins Trans-Am race

    Phoenixville’s Andrew Aquilante came off an earlier SCCA Majors victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and repeated the feat in the Trans-Am Series recently at Millville, New Jersey Motorsports Park, driving flag-to-flag for the win.

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media |

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