In Other News

Undercover Phoenixville Police bust up 2 cocaine dealers

By Frank Otto |

Callers pretend to be IRS in scam

LIMERICK — Police are warning township residents of a phone scam in which the perpetrators act as if they are with the IRS. ...

By Frank Otto |


  • Columns

    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Cleaning tips to protect your valuables

    I met a client during an in-home appraisal evaluation session who had raised six sons in a house with a pristine, fragile and very valuable collection of antique glassware. Her ability to have boys share a house with fragile stemware prompted me to share my tips for protecting your valuables.

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Icy cold treats help keep the summer cool

    ICED TEA – Can trace its conception back to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. As a gimmick, a tea plantation owner was going to hand out sample cups of hot tea. But, that summer was so hot, fair goers did not want to consume a hot drink. Someone came up with the bright idea to place ice in the hot tea. This drink became the hit of the 1904 fair.

    By Bette Banjack For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Kimberton Volunteer Fire Co. launches recruitment campaign to prepare for fair

    Rides, games of chance, food concessions, raffles, bake goods sales, log sawing and livestock competitions — it takes a lot of manpower for Kimberton Volunteer Fire Co. to mount its annual summer fair.

    By Gil Cohen For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Phoenixville council gets grant for river wall, rejects streetscape bids

    PHOENIXVILLE — Borough council got good news and bad news at last week’s meeting regarding some projects around town.

    By Frank Otto |

  • Government and politics

    Business groups back Ryan Costello in Pa.’s 6th Congressional District

    DOWNINGTOWN — The local, state and national chambers of commerce gathered Tuesday to announce their united support for 6th Congressional District candidate Ryan Costello.

    By Kendal Gapinski |

  • Movies

    Colonial Theatre to host Jewish short film series

    Retreat from the summer heat and delight in the Summer Shorts Film Series presented by The Kehillah of Chester County at the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. The series, which will feature the screenings of contemporary Jewish short films from around the world followed by lively discussions, will be presented on consecutive Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9 p.m., from July 30 through Aug. 27.

    Courtesy of Kehillah of Chester County |

  • Arts and entertainment

    On stage this summer in the Phoenixville area

    COLLEGEVILLE — Methacton Community Theatre will present its summer musical “Oliver!,” July 18 through July 26 in Collegeville. The popular show, with book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart, is based on the classic Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist.” Evening shows are July 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees on July 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. All shows are performed at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East, located on 100 Kagey Road, Collegeville. The school is handicap accessible with an ample...


  • General news

    Limerick man arrested second time for exposing himself

    LIMERICK — A man who previously pleaded guilty to exposing himself in public parks has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself to two young girls.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Artists to create mural at Collegeville’s Power House

    Their six original murals include the ones they’ve created for the Minerva D. Braemer Medical Arts Building at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Norriton Fire Engine Company 61 and Meadowood Senior Living community.

    By M. English For 21st Century Media |

  • Business

    Debt forces college grads to move back home

    Brian Mahoney, 24, of Collegeville, has had to bounce around from job to job while his bachelor’s degree collects dust. It’s the only thing he can do to get his life going while he lives at home with his parents and tries to get a handle on his out-of-control student loans.

    By Candice Monhollan |

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