In Other News

Firebird Fest returns to Phoenixville for its 11th burn

By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

Residents oppose Phoenixville council’s vote to kill rec board

PHOENIXVILLE >> Although the majority of council voted to move to the next step of eliminating the borough’s recreation board, one councilwoman and many residents remain staunchly opposed to the move. ...

By Frank Otto @fottojourno on Twitter |


  • Opinion

    The Black Friday Blues — tax inversion and holiday shopping

    Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on “Black Friday” for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken — not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.

    By Frank Clemente Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Nibbled to Death by Ducks

    Did you know that ducks do not have teeth? They do, however, have small grooves inside their bills to help them chew their food.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Letters

    Vote to dissolve Rec Board silences community voices

    This past October, Phoenixville Borough Council voted 7-1 to repeal a borough ordinance that established the formation of the Recreation Board; none of the members voting in favor of the motion had ever attended a Recreation Board meeting or knew what the board does. This vote begins the process of dissolution of the Recreation Board.


  • Features/People

    Phoenixville Kiwanis decorate Reeves Park for Christmas

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Twelve members of the Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville gathered in Reeves Park on Sunday, Nov. 23, to decorate both gazebos in the park for the holidays.


  • Features/People

    Ursinus professor named Pa. Professor of the Year

    COLLEGEVILLE >> Richard L. Wallace, an Ursinus College Environmental Studies professor whose blend of academic and applied learning teaches students to be lifelong problem solvers, has been named the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year.

    Courtesy of Ursinus College |

  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Celebrating Jewish Values & Dedication

    Chanukah is just a few weeks off. This is the time that the Jewish community celebrates the Victory of Values and Dedication.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • General news

    Prosecutors to seek life imprisonment against convicted Skippack teen killer Tristan Stahley

    NORRISTOWN >> Citing “the threat to the safety of the public” by a Skippack teenager convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, prosecutors will seek to keep the teenager behind bars for the rest of his life.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • Boxing

    Berman scores first-round KO in pro boxing debut

    KING OF PRUSSIA >> Opening-night jitters were definitely apparent for Collegeville boxer Sammy Berman Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.

    Barry Sankey

  • General news

    Get Well Gabby Foundation to hold Breakfast with Santa

    Previously named Old Fashioned Christmas, now Breakfast with Santa, A Very Gabby Christmas will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Conference Center at Valley Forge.

    Courtesy of the Get Well Gabby Foundation |

  • General news

    Housing Authority recognized for inovative design at Fairview Village

    On Oct. 17, the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) was honored to receive the prestigious Excellence in Housing award presented by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).

    Courtesy of HACC |

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