RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:14:19 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Chesco commissioners present grant to Phoenixville for flood wall upgrade]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The borough moved one step closer to improving the Schuylkill River flood retaining wall at the water treatment plant Wednesday morning.

Borough officials accepted a check for $397,696 from the Chester County commissioners at an event at the plant, located on the intersection of Cromby Road and Water Street.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:42:37 -0400 2014-10-22T16:42:37-04:00 2014-10-23T17:28:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Quiz: Which local craft beer should you be drinking?]]>

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:49:02 -0400 2014-10-22T16:49:02-04:00 2014-10-22T16:49:02-04:00 IFRAMES
<![CDATA[Tri-County AMBUCS donate AmTryke to 5-year-old girl]]> Limerick >> A five-year-old girl received a special donation Thursday night at the Penn Liberty Bank in Limerick. Karly McKerns, of Birdsboro, was the happy recipient of an AmTryke, donated to her by the Tri County AMBUCS.

"We are very excited for Karly to receive her AmTryke," said Rebecca McKerns, Karly's mother.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:55:41 -0400 2014-10-20T09:55:41-04:00 2014-10-20T23:07:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville area auto dealers distribute coats to children in need]]> This month, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation will distribute more than 37,000 brand-new winter coats to underprivileged children living in the five-county region of Philadelphia via its 2014 Driving Away the Cold program.

The Foundation delivered nearly 1,400 new winter coats in Chester County on Wednesday, Oct.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:49:36 -0400 2014-10-20T11:49:36-04:00 2014-10-20T11:49:40-04:00
<![CDATA[The many uses of vinegar and vanilla]]> Vinegar >> comes to us from the French meaning "sour wine."

Vinegar is the result from a natural fermentation process. You can trace its history for thousands of years back to Ancient Egypt.

There are many types of vinegar, both natural and infused. As with many foods these days, vinegar has become upscale and pricey.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:57:56 -0400 2014-10-20T09:57:56-04:00 2014-10-20T09:57:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Fun and haunted legacies continue to grow at Pennhurst]]> Spring City >> Fans of the macabre seeking a frightful adventure need search no further than Spring City -- Pennhurst Asylum has opened its gates for its 5th annual Halloween season.

Open to all ages and featuring a multitude of gore-filled fun activities, the attractions run through Nov. 2.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:56:48 -0400 2014-10-20T09:56:48-04:00 2014-10-20T09:56:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Fall events in the Ches-Mont Area]]> It's October and that means it's time for haunts, hayrides and pumpkins galore.

With the feeling of fall in the air, many places are hosting festivals and other autumn activities to share with the community. Residents of Chester and Montgomery counties can enjoy everything from haunted houses to corn mazes with the variety of fall festivities offered by places in the area.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:00:55 -0400 2014-10-10T19:00:55-04:00 2014-10-10T19:00:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco detectives charge 2 for multi-state burglary ring]]> Norristown - Two Philadelphia men have been charged following an investigation of a multi-state burglary ring that extended into Montgomery County. Two other men are being investigated for their parts in the alleged crime spree.

Jamar Small, 34, and Frederick Gray, 36, both of Philadelphia, have been charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary and theft following an investigation by the Montgomery County Detective Bureau in partnership with state police, and Upper Providence Township, Collegeville Borough and Towamencin police departments.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:10:05 -0400 2014-10-10T18:10:05-04:00 2014-10-10T18:10:10-04:00
<![CDATA[New look coming to The Phoenix Reporter & Item]]> We are very excited to reveal our new papers!

The Phoenix, Reporter & Item unveils a new look starting Oct. 19.

An extreme makeover of sorts, you will find your newspaper has a new look and feel that is cleaner and more modern and sophisticated through the use of photos, color, quote boxes and more.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:02:50 -0400 2014-10-10T13:02:50-04:00 2014-10-10T13:02:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Revamped Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum to be rededicated over homecoming weekend]]> The Spring-Ford Area School District will be hosting a rededication of the Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. This special event will be part of the Spring-Ford School District Annual Homecoming weekend events.

The Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum, located behind the Ninth Grade Center, was constructed in the 1970s to honor the memory of district alumni and community residents.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:12:58 -0400 2014-10-10T11:12:58-04:00 2014-10-10T11:13:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: The Mystery of the Fortune Cookie]]> "Confucius say: if you think you're going to sum up your entire life on this little piece of paper, you're crazy."

Fortune Cookie Quote

Just about every time Evie and I go out for Chinese food and our meal is over, we are brought our bill, and on a small tray are two fortune cookies.

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:49:21 -0400 2014-10-09T11:49:21-04:00 2014-10-09T11:49:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Moe's Southwest Grill opening new location in Oaks]]> "Welcome to Moe's!" will soon be heard in Oaks when Moe's Southwest Grill opens at 1570 Egypt Road in the Oaks Shopping Center on Thursday.

To celebrate the new restaurant, Moe's will host two grand opening events on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday evening, Moe's will host an "all-you-can-eat" fundraising dinner from 5 to 8 p.

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:36:22 -0400 2014-10-09T01:36:22-04:00 2014-10-09T01:36:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Proposed bill would require minority party representation on county elections boards]]> State Sen. Andrew Dinniman has introduced a bill to make it illegal for a county elections board to be comprised of members who are all from the same political party - as is currently the case in Chester County.

"I was surprised to learn the current 2014 appointees to Chester County's Board of Elections were all from one party," Dinniman, D-19th Dist.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:56:59 -0400 2014-10-07T11:56:59-04:00 2014-10-07T11:57:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville voting precinct relocation indefensible]]> Last week, the Republican appointees of the Chester County Elections Board unilaterally decided to relocate Precinct 477 (Phoenixville West 1) from the 157th to the 155th Pennsylvania House District. This act is a violation of the due process rights and the right to vote for elected officials by the citizens of the 157th.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:42:39 -0400 2014-10-07T11:42:39-04:00 2014-10-07T11:42:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Former East Vincent man jailed for Megan's Law violation]]> WEST CHESTER - A former East Vincent man who was convicted eight years ago of possession of child pornography is expected to report to prison to begin serving a 2- to 4-year sentence later this month for switching his address without informing police.

John Catalano, 52, whose last identified address was an apartment on Schuylkill Road, pleaded guilty on Sept.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:14:47 -0400 2014-10-07T11:14:47-04:00 2014-10-07T11:14:49-04:00