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Underdog Phoenixville High School physics team takes 3rd in tourney finals

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College Corner: Andrews sets Gettysburg record in long jump

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    Schwenksville Elementary students, parents explore Hour of Code

    Schwenksville Elementary students and parents were recently invited to explore Hour of Code activities in the school’s computer lab. Mr. Walt Silver, Technology Integration Teacher, coordinated the evening event for students and parents to have a hands-on opportunity to explore technologies used by our school, such as Lego WeDo Robotics, Makey Makeys, Ozobot Robots, Green Screen app and coding activities in the computer lab.

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    Montgomery County Chief Public Defender joins effort to teach yoga in prisons

    Dean Beer, Chief Public Defender of Montgomery County, has joined the board of Transformation Yoga Project, which teaches yoga to prisoners as a treatment option for those with a history of violence, emotional disorders or addiction.

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    First Niagara provides $20,000 to local program addressing poverty

    On Jan. 28, First Niagara provided a $20,000 grant to Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities to support their Understanding Poverty to Plan and Persevere (UP3). Through interfaith cooperation, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities addresses the basic needs of persons within the greater Pottstown community, while assisting with their spiritual and social needs. Their programs and referrals are coordinated to help individuals make real progress in moving from dependency to...

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    Judge rejects Cosby request to disqualify D.A. Kevin Steele from case

    NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Court Judge Steven T. O’Neill ruled Wednesday that District Attorney Kevin Steele will not be disqualified from the Bill Cosby prosecution, and a preliminary hearing date has been set for March 8.

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    PAHS Marching Band to host 2nd annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser

    The Phoenixville High School Marching Band is hosting their second annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Sunday, March 13. Last year, they raised more than $3,000 with this unique, one-day fundraising program, and this year their goal is to beat that number. The fundraiser will be held in the high school gym from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    Phoenix Community Calendar Feb. 7

    Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

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    PCHF currently accepting Greater Phoenixville Healthcare Scholarship applications

    Applications for the Greater Phoenixville Healthcare Scholarship are currently being accepted by The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. Since 1995, this program has awarded more than 100 scholarships to high school graduates who are pursuing careers within the healthcare professions within the greater Phoenixville region.

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    Montgomery County judge denies Bill Cosby’s request to dismiss sex assault charges

    NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County judge has denied a request made by Bill Cosby’s lawyers to dismiss sexual assault charges.

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    Elementary musicians put on winter concert

    Schwenksville Elementary School recently held their winter concert, which highlighted the musical talents of the students. This year’s concert was proudly presented by Mrs. Dawn Krown (Band Director), Mr. Stan Yoder (Orchestra Director) and Mrs. Amanda Ferrara (Chorus Director).

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    Fifth graders create STEM fun with catapults

    Fifth graders at Schwenksville Elementary recently worked on a fun STEM activity. Using wooden craft sticks, rubber bands and the creative ingenuity of trial and error, the students created catapults to see which could hoist a marshmallow the farthest. Each class narrowed the competition to two teams of students representing the classroom, competing against one another until a winner was determined. Brynn Crouthamel, Zackary George, and Brianna Shatto from Dr. Collins’s class were the...

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