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 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:40:05 -0500 60 <![CDATA[THE TABLE - Budapest, Hungary: Hot springs, underground cities, Hungarian cuisine]]> Budapest is the largest city in Hungary, which is located in Eastern Europe. Unification in 1873 joined three cities, Buda and Obuda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank of the Danube River, to become Budapest. It is a beautiful city whose architectural features reflect back centuries.

The Hungarians/Magyars arrived in this territory in the ninth century.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford Area High School makes 6th annual AP District Honor Roll]]> Spring-Ford Area School District was recognized as one of 425 districts across the U.S. and Canada in the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll honors districts that have increased access to Advanced Placement (AP)® course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP Exams.

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<![CDATA[SVRDC presents 43rd production of The Nutcracker]]> The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company will present two live performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Phoenixville Area Middle School Theater.

"You don't have to go all the way to Philadelphia to see the holiday classic The Nutcracker," said SVRDC Artistic Director Brittany Flaherty Ryan.

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<![CDATA[Kimberton Whole Foods joins food bank in providing 3,000 Thanksgiving meals]]> Kimberton Whole Foods, along with their generous customers, has made a donation to Chester County Food Bank to complete Thanksgiving meals for families in need in the local community. KWF matched its customer's donations of organic gravy and stuffing mix for 3,000 meals being distributed this week in Chester County.

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<![CDATA[Chesco Pops presents second annual 'Holiday Pops' concert]]> Come celebrate the holidays with the Chester County Pops Orchestra, State Representative Chris Ross and the Chester County Food Bank! The Chesco Pops will present its second annual public holiday concert at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, on Friday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. (inclement weather date is Dec.

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<![CDATA[First annual Pioneer Awards presented to three PPMA members]]> At the recently held Pennsylvania Pest Management Association (PPMA) Annual Board Dinner, three PPMA members were presented with the first annual Pioneer Awards.

The Pioneer Award recognizes those individuals who have unselfishly served the Association and the pest management industry over a period of at least 10 years.

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<![CDATA[University of Valley Forge celebrates holiday season with annual Christmas Concert]]> The University of Valley Forge will celebrate the Christmas season by hosting its annual concert event, Christmas at Valley Forge, on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5.

Talented musicians and singers from the Music Department will perform as part of the Wind Ensemble, the Patriot Bells (a hand bell ensemble), the Jazz Ensemble and the University Choir.

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<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Pets of the week]]> Nina (dog)

Nina is a two year old Bassett Hound/Bull Terrier Mix. She likes going for walks and visits to the dog park. Nina needs to be in a home with dogs larger than her and a cat free home. For more information on this sweet faced girl and the other dogs and cats we have available for adoption, please visit our website at www.

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<![CDATA[Spinal Column: It's not in your head, barometric pressure really does make you feel pain!]]> I love this beautiful area we live in. It truly flourishes this time of year. A bounty of color surrounds us on the ground and in the trees. I am sure we are all aware of the key ingredient of Mother Nature's beauty... Rain.

Rain carries a double-edged sword with her. On one side, she brings the water that nurtures and feeds the landscape bringing all the resting bulbs, pods and seeds to their radiant fruition.

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<![CDATA[Think About It: Where are the other nine?]]> "When you stop counting your blessings, it is like holding yourself and being surprised that everything is black."- Ann Voskamp

Last week I introduced you to Ann Voskamp. In her words, "My name is plain and simple Ann, without even the fanciful 'e.' I'm a farmer's wife with a happy mess of 6 kids, a crazy camera and a bunch of books that landed on the N.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford joins mission to introduce students to computer science]]> Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Spring-Ford Area School District will join in on the largest learning event in history, The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 6 to 12). The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries.

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<![CDATA[Phoenix Community Calendar Nov. 29]]> Event Submissions: Send to a week prior to publication. Note "Phoenix Calendar" in the subject.

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue,, 610-933-3013 x132

Phoenix Fiction Writers: Adult writers of fiction are invited to attend twice monthly meetings of the Phoenix Fiction Writers at the library.

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<![CDATA[Candlelight Holiday House Tour returns to Phoenixville for 15th holiday season]]> The popular Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday House Tour will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Foresta's Market, Ellie's Choice and The Design Grove in Phoenixville.

Tour patrons may pick up their program booklets after 2:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford student work submitted for International Saul Bell Design Contest]]> Spring-Ford Area High School Advanced Jewelry student, David Hunter, hopes to receive international recognition for his jewelry design with the International Saul Bell Design Emerging Jewelry Artist award. Hunter credits a scene deep in the mountains of Pennsylvania as his inspiration for the piece.

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<![CDATA[Welkinweir Estate opens doors for Holiday Open House]]> The historic Welkinweir Estate is opening its doors to the public for a festive Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The estate house will be decorated in holiday splendor for all to enjoy! Celebrate the season with joyful music from the estate's newly restored pipe organ; glimpse the public garden and wintry views of forests and ponds from inside the warm estate; and learn about the history of the estate, which spans three centuries.

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