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PHOTOS: PCEF’s annual dinner raises thousands for Phoenixville schools

By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

Upper Providence rejects 52-home project on Black Rock Road

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The township supervisors have denied the Freeland/Black Rock Associates preliminary subdivision plan due to technical deficiencies. ...

By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys For Digital First Media |


  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Facetime Theatre’s Summer Experience: Register now for Facetime Theatre’s Summer Experience for students entering first through fourth grades, running June 15-19 & June 22-26. Summer Experience consists of two weeks of half-day camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin Commons in Phoenixville. Session I runs from June 15-19 and Session II from June 22-26. Each session will focus on different skills and utilize different curriculum so that students can...


  • News

    Groups seek volunteers to monitor health of local streams

    A consortium of local conservation and watershed organizations announces the second session of the Schuylkill Water Stewards volunteer training program, starting in spring 2015. The inaugural training program was conducted last fall, with 20 volunteers successfully trained and mobilized to help monitor and protect water quality in the French, Hay and Pickering Creek Watersheds.

    Courtesy of Schuylkill Water Stewards |

  • Editorials

    Gov. Tom Wolf inviting conversation: Who’s up to task?

    We’ve heard a lot of state budget addresses over the years, stretching back to Gov. Dick Thornburgh. They’ve been fairly predictable, as have been the default responses of the opposite party (one party’s “investments” are another’s “taxes” or “giveaways”).


  • Columns

    Think About It: You Know You are Old If...

    One of hardest things to understand is what it means to be old. I am beginning to realize what Bernard Baruch meant when he said, “To me, old age is always ten years older than I am.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Crime

    Suspect sought in downtown convenience store robbery

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Police are still looking for the man who robbed the Save More Discount Store on the 200 block of Bridge Street last week.

    By Eric Devlin and Matthew D'Ippolito and @Eric_Devlin and @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Dougie (dog) Dougie is a sweet beagle, about 25 pounds, whose favorite things are belly rubs, sleeping and snacks. Dougie has an adorable tail that wags enthusiastically in response to any attention from women. Dougie was one of 60,000 beagles bred annually for research, and he has come a long way in overcoming the trauma that he suffered. While he remains shy and sometimes anxious around men, he not only accepts all the petting his humans want to give, but has started to ask for it.


  • News

    Townhome project approved for former greenhouse site in Upper Providence

    UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The supervisors recently approved tentative plans slated to transform an inactive commercial greenhouse property into a Gambone housing development.

    By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Chicken and Cranberry

    Chickens >> What do you know about them other than going to the market to buy what you need? The chicken family — hens, roosters and their eggs — originally ran wild. They were domesticated way back when from Asian descent.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Crime

    Bridgeport man accused of attempted child sex assault; nabbed in Internet sting

    NORRISTOWN >> A 37-year-old Bridgeport man has been charged with attempted child sexual assault after he was nabbed by detectives conducting an undercover sting operation targeting alleged Internet predators.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Chesco Housing Authority aims to find homes for 100 vets in 100 days

    The Chester County Housing Authority has launched a new campaign for finding at least 100 veterans suitable homes in the next 100 days.

    Courtesy of the Chester County Housing Authority |

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