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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:36:23 -0400 60 <![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Ketchup - a classic American condiment]]> KETCHUP - Is also spelled catsup or catchup, depending on the manufacturer of your preferred brand.

It is believed that this tomato-based condiment originated by way of Asia. It is considered the most important condiment in America. It is found in 95 percent of our homes with every man, woman and child consuming at least four 14-ounce bottles each year.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:40:57 -0400 2014-07-28T16:40:57-04:00 2014-07-28T16:41:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco Quarter Midget racing results]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:28:14 -0400 2014-07-28T13:28:14-04:00 2014-07-28T13:28:17-04:00 <![CDATA['Old Man' Haus sweeps Selinsgrove racing]]>


Brent Marks turned the tables on Greg Hodnett at Williams Grove Speedway on July 25. And instead of chasing him to the checkers in the 410 sprint feature, as he did a week earlier, he took the win ahead of the over points leader for his first Grove victory of the season.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:11:25 -0400 2014-07-28T13:11:25-04:00 2014-07-28T13:11:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Pa. transfers 16 acres from Pennhurst to East Vincent for park]]>

EAST VINCENT- The state has completed the transfer of 16 acres to the township for a park.

The transferred land, located next to the Southeastern Veterans Center, represents the final step of State Sen. Andrew Dinniman's 2009 legislation that conveyed a total of 96 acres from the commonwealth to East Vincent.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:28 -0400 2014-07-28T13:00:28-04:00 2014-07-28T13:00:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring City starts fast in West Lawn junior legion tourney]]>

Spring City 6, Wissahickon 2: Ethan Hellberg drove in three runs with two singles to spark Spring City to a victory over Wissahickson in the Junior Legion Eastern Regional tournament at Ted Palka Park in West Lawn on July 27.

Spring City relied on Brandon Ferrie to take up innings en route to the win.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:56:29 -0400 2014-07-28T11:56:29-04:00 2014-07-28T11:56:33-04:00
<![CDATA[25 take part in archery distance competition]]>

SCHUYLKILL - Twenty-five people of different ages competed in the 9th Annual Archery Distance Competition at the Phoenixville Area YMCA Saturday morning.

Jay Mitchell (14-17) and John Hotalen (adult) tied for the longest hit at 55 yards. The two gold medalists will also receive plaques.

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:29:49 -0400 2014-07-26T16:29:49-04:00 2014-07-26T16:29:52-04:00
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:07:11 -0400 2014-07-26T16:07:11-04:00 2014-07-26T16:07:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Kimberton Fair returns with fun and a focus on agriculture]]> The commotion engulfing the Kimberton Fairgrounds has been hard to miss this week. And it could only signal one thing: The Kimberton Community Fair is here.

The smells of funnel cake and other carnival treats mixed with those of home-baked goods while the sounds of music, games, rides and crowds filled the air.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:19:52 -0400 2014-07-25T21:19:52-04:00 2014-07-25T21:19:52-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Budget shields taxpayers, but challenges remain]]> A contentious budget season has officially ended after Governor Corbett signed a $29 billion appropriations bill into law. But is it fiscally responsible? And what's holding up reforms on the major issues, like pension reform, facing taxpayers across the state?

Let's start with the positive.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:02:46 -0400 2014-07-25T15:02:46-04:00 2014-07-25T15:02:50-04:00
<![CDATA['Good Old' event to bring old-fashioned fun to Pennypacker Mills]]> The lazy days of summer in the early 1900s often meant sipping lemonade on the wide porch where one could feel a cool breeze, playing lawn games of croquet, boating on the Perkiomen Creek and enjoying a walk through the Victorian garden.

Next Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pennypacker Mills will host a free summertime event where guests will go back in time to those relaxing summer days for old-fashioned fun and toe-tapping musical entertainment.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:16:38 -0400 2014-07-25T13:16:38-04:00 2014-07-25T13:16:47-04:00
<![CDATA[US Army Field Band to play free concert at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge]]> The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is celebrating its 65th anniversary in grand style.

To celebrate this milestone, the Foundation is hosting the U.S. Army Field Band Concert on July 30. It will be a night filled with patriotic music under the stars.

The internationally famous U.S.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:26:55 -0400 2014-07-24T15:26:55-04:00 2014-07-24T15:27:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Lionville ends Spring City legion season]]> In the opener against Chestnut Hill, Spring City's Mark Breitenbach and Shane Emrich combined on a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts as the Red Sox won, 10-0.

Breitenbach pitched seven innings and did not allow ahit until Demetri Smith led off the seventh inning with a single. He fanned 11 batters and walked three.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:10:15 -0400 2014-07-24T15:10:15-04:00 2014-07-24T15:10:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Junior Tennis tops Kennett]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Phoenixville Recreation dropped a narrow 5-4 decision to host Downingtown in the Southern Chester County Junior Tennis League on July 21.

In the 18-year-olds' division, Christian Lehning won an 8-1 match. At 14's, Joe Vaile took an 8-4 verdict. At 14's, Andrew Holmberg won by an 8-6 score.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:55:14 -0400 2014-07-24T12:55:14-04:00 2014-07-24T15:08:23-04:00
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:05:30 -0400 2014-07-24T15:05:30-04:00 2014-07-24T15:05:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Breisblatt directs first grid camp in Phoenixville]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - The turnout of just 12 youngsters for the first annual Phuture Phantoms Football Camp was far smaller than new Phoenixville Area High School head football coach Evan Breisblatt would have liked.

Yet, he and the campers still had fun going through drills at the camp held at Washington Field from July 14-17 during daytime hours.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:04:37 -0400 2014-07-24T15:04:37-04:00 2014-07-24T15:04:48-04:00