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Children can swim for free in June at local YMCAs for Splash Week

By Michilea Patterson @MichileaP on Twitter |

Phoenixville Area School Board approves zero tax increase budget

Phoenixville >> For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Phoenixville Area School District will have a zero tax increase. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |


  • Lifestyle

    Summer’s coming: Party-ready recipes

    Backyard barbecues, parades, parties, potlucks – summer’s almost here!

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    George Clooney says the future is bright in ‘Tomorrowland’

    A master of self-deprecation, George Clooney enjoys describing his initial shock at being offered the starring role in “Tomorrowland.”

    By Amy Longsdorf Digital First Media |

  • News

    5K Run/Walk benefits Spring-Ford Area High School Senior Impact Awards

    More than 350 Spring-Ford students, staff and families participated in the second annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run April 24. The 5K Run/Walk benefited the Spring-Ford Area High School Senior Impact Awards.


  • News

    Perkiomen Valley School District hosts PV Olympics event for students with special needs

    COLLEGEVILLE >> Students with special needs from across the Perkiomen Valley School District had the chance to compete with each other in the district’s third annual PV Olympics event, held on May 5 in Thomas J. Keenan Stadium at Perkiomen Valley High School.

    For the Phoenix, Reporter & Item |

  • News

    Holy Cross Regional Catholic School students tour battlefield at Gettysburg

    The seventh-grade students of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School visited Gettysburg on Wednesday, May 6.

    For the Phoenix, Reporter & Item |

  • Opinion

    Think About It: Play it by ear

    “I love the winning; I can take the losing; but most of all I love to play.” Boris Becker

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Think About It |

  • Lifestyle

    Adoptable Pets of the Week

    Cooper (dog) Cooper is a very handsome 18-month-old German Shorthair Pointer/German Shepherd Mix. He is good with other dogs but needs to live in a cat-free home. Cooper is energetic and would love an active family.


  • Lifestyle

    All hail kale — an old-time vegetable that’s making a comeback

    “Kale-Kale the Kale is here” — that is not right. What is right is to say kale is here to stay. . . known to be grown around the world for centuries. At one time it was the most common green vegetable in Europe. In the United Kingdom during World War II the growing of kale was encouraged for their “Dig for Victory” campaign, similar to our “Victory Gardens” in the U.S. as part of food rationing programs in these two countries. Kale is easy to...

    Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Wolf chief of staff says governor ‘more than flexible’ on sales tax expansion plan

    Gov. Tom Wolf’s chief of staff, Katie McGinty, said the governor is willing to compromise over his proposal to subject nursing homes, child care, flags, and many other goods and services to the state sales and use tax.

    By Ed Mahon @edmahonreporter on Twitter |

  • News

    Spring City man draws jail for injuring woman in DUI crash

    NORRISTOWN >> There was not a dry eye in the courtroom as a Limerick woman bravely and compassionately expressed forgiveness for the Spring City man who struck her vehicle and seriously injured her while he drove under the influence of drugs.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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