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 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:19:13 -0400 60 <![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Yams - The sweet potato's non-related doppelganger]]> Well here we are at the end of ABC to XYZ in Foods. The good news is in January 2015 we are going to start all over at the beginning of the alphabet with new foods and information!

Wait, what is going to happen next week? More good news: through the next eight weeks, I will be sharing with you stories, food and customs of the Holiday Season.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:21:52 -0400 2014-10-30T01:21:52-04:00 2014-10-30T01:22:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville School Board chooses environmental consultant for Meadow Brook site]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Area School Board decided to approve a local firm to be its environmental consultant for potential issues on the Meadow Brook Golf Club property.

Schuylkill Township-based Environmental Standards Inc. was hired for $46,617 to conduct testing on the site.

Initial testing in 2008 by another firm which was up for consideration, Advantage Engineering, of West Chester, showed there were three issues at the Meadow Brook site.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:59:06 -0400 2014-10-29T17:59:06-04:00 2014-10-29T17:59:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Fire companies respond to GlaxoSmithKline in Upper Providence]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Multiple fire companies responded to a fire call at the GlaxoSmithKline campus on Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews from Black Rock, Collegeville, Perkiomen, Trappe and Upper Providence fire companies as well as the Phoenixville Fire Department responded to the scene just off Black Rock Road around 1:45 p.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:54:57 -0400 2014-10-29T17:54:57-04:00 2014-10-29T17:54:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Education funding group hears local testimony]]> PERKIOMEN >> Members of the Basic Education Funding Commission met with local school superintendents Thursday at Perkiomen Valley High School to hear their issues regarding the school education formula.

State Rep. Mike Vereb, R-150th, one of the leaders of the commission tasked with coming up with a new basic education funding formula, hosted the hearing in a school where he was first drawn to the issue.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:52:29 -0400 2014-10-29T17:52:29-04:00 2014-10-29T17:52:32-04:00 STORIFY
<![CDATA[Rep. Gerlach to close Trappe office]]> TRAPPE >> Since he is not running for re-election, Congressman Jim Gerlach has decided to close his district office in Trappe as of Oct. 31.

"The residents, business owners and community leaders in Trappe really made us feel at home for the last 12 years," Gerlach said via a statement. "It has been an absolute honor serving the borough and Montgomery County.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:49:13 -0400 2014-10-29T17:49:13-04:00 2014-10-29T17:49:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville crash]]> Phoenixville >> Phoenixville police responded to a three car crash at Bridge and Main streets about 2 p.m. Sunday.

The driver of a red sedan was transported to the hospital as a result of the crash and a young girl was also taken to the hospital for evaluation after suffering minor injuries, sources said.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:47:39 -0400 2014-10-29T17:47:39-04:00 2014-10-29T17:47:41-04:00
<![CDATA[NRC to hike oversight at Limerick nuke plant due to security issue]]> LIMERICK >> Three days after granting the Limerick nuclear plant another 20 years of operation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it will institute increased oversight of the plant because of an unidentified security problem at the plant.

According to <![CDATA[Limerick nuke plant's license renewed for 20 years]]> LIMERICK >> With little fanfare and even less comment, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Monday announced the renewal of the operating license at the Limerick Generating Station for another 20 years.

The renewals come a full ten years before the first of the original 40-year licenses on the two nuclear reactors there expire.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:46:29 -0400 2014-10-29T17:46:29-04:00 2014-10-29T17:46:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring-Ford School Board to vote on scoreboard replacement]]> LIMERICK >> The Spring-Ford Area School Board will vote next week on whether or not to replace Ram Stadium's scoreboard for $43,502.

"We talked about the new baseball stadium scoreboard at Ram Stadium," said board President Joe Ciresi of the latest property committee meeting held Oct. 16. "We looked at some logos.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:43:23 -0400 2014-10-29T17:43:23-04:00 2014-10-29T17:43:24-04:00
<![CDATA[American Treasure Tour museum expansion OK'd in Upper Providence]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> A nostalgia museum has been granted conditional use approval to expand its operations in Oaks.

After a one-hour public hearing on Oct. 6, township supervisors agreed that American Treasure Tour could increase its exhibit space, maximum occupancy, and operating hours at 122 Mill Road.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:41:22 -0400 2014-10-29T17:41:22-04:00 2014-10-29T17:41:29-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Drink to your health, from water to wine]]> WATER >> Keeps our world alive. It covers approximately 70 to 75 percent of the Earth's surface in various states, such as liquid, solid and vapor.

It is referred to as the "universal solvent" because it is able to dissolve and dilute many substances. Greek philosophers considered water to be one of the four classic elements along with fire, earth and air.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:36:12 -0400 2014-10-29T17:36:12-04:00 2014-10-29T17:36:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Rams crown 2014 homecoming queen during shutout victory]]> Ram Royalty: Spring-Ford Area Senior High School's 2013 Homecoming Queen Helena Mullen crowned Michaela Parr the 2014 queen during the Rams' 54-0 rout of PJP last Saturday, Oct. 18. The event marked the school's 60-year homecoming football anniversary. For more on the game, see Sports.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:35:17 -0400 2014-10-29T17:35:17-04:00 2014-10-29T17:35:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Uncle B's and HCA team up to provide mammograms to Phoenixville residents]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Uncle B's BBQ Shack in Phoenixville is giving back to the community in a special way this month.

Owner Brian Howell (Uncle B) wants to share some of the profits from his business to support the mammogram program at Health Care Access of Phoenixville (HCA).

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays now through Nov.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:32:29 -0400 2014-10-29T17:32:29-04:00 2014-10-29T17:32:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Schwenksville High School Class of '64 honors teachers at 50th anniversary reunion]]> On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Schwenksville High School Class of 1964 honored Mr. Richard J. Carfagno of Harleysville and Mr. George E. Romasco of Collegeville at a dinner social held in observance of the 50th anniversary reunion of the class.

Mr. Carfagno taught math and Mr. Romasco taught English, first at Schwenksville High School and later at Perkiomen Valley High School when the school districts merged.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:30:40 -0400 2014-10-29T17:30:40-04:00 2014-10-29T17:30:43-04:00
<![CDATA[PAHS Class of 1951 celebrates 63rd reunion]]> Phoenixville High School's Class of 1951 celebrated their 63rd year class reunion Sept. 26 at the Phoenixville Country Club. There were 32 classmates and 13 guests in attendeance.

Members of the reunion committee include June Spieth Henzie, Pat Yenchick Hagarman, Dolores Emery Lauer and Helen Emery Raser.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:30:29 -0400 2014-10-29T17:30:29-04:00 2014-10-29T17:30:33-04:00