In Other News

Two Lower Providence roads to remain closed for clean-up after deadly truck crash

By Oscar Gamble @OGamble_TH on Twitter |

Perk Valley sophomore plans Haiti mission with Royersford church

ROYERSFORD >> Building dreams for others, is what a Perkiomen Valley sophomore is going to do this summer. ...

By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |


  • Business

    PHOTOS: With murals complete, Bluebird Distilling is almost ready to open

    Bluebird Distilling owner Jared Akins is hoping for a summer opening for the distillery on the corner of Starr and Bridge streets. Now that the murals on the walls are complete, it’s well on its way.


  • Features/People

    CBS 3 meteorologist Kate Bilo discusses journey from Phoenixville to the Philly forecast

    PHILADELPHIA >> Phoenixville native Kate Bilo likes to say she came into weather forecasting through the back door.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Scooter (dog) Scooter is a handsome 1- to 2-year-old male mastiff/pit mix. He is a sweet boy who loves attention and likes running in the snow. Scooter needs some leash training but would make an excellent walking partner.


  • Our say

    From the Editor’s Desk: Farewell Phoenixville, or rather, see you around

    It’s with mixed emotions that I write this final column and put one more issue of The Phoenix Reporter & Item to bed.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito @Phxvillenews on Twitter |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Copy Machine Study

    As we were growing up, I think all of us heard the words “just because.” To our questions of why we should eat our vegetables or take a nap or study math, the answer all too often was simply “just because.” Without a clear rationale, it is hard to muster up the motivation to do the right thing.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Valley Forge Road bridge closing creates traffic nightmare scenario

    We all knew it was coming. The past few months, especially, were filled with confused looks, furrowed brows and general disdain at the mere mention of Valley Forge Bridge closing on Route 23 in Schuylkill Township. Deemed structurally deficient for some time, the replacement of the unsafe bridge was inevitable, and so was the major traffic upheaval for 20,000 commuters who rely on driving over the bridge daily.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Instant Coffee and Imitation Foods

    Instant Coffee >> was introduced in the United States during the Civil War. What was called a “coffee block” was made of processed coffee and hot water that were combined together for drinking on the battlefield. It would take another 50 years for a patent to be approved for instant coffee as we know it today.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Skippack Spring Fest: Skippack Spring Fest, sponsored by Henning’s Market, is back again Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). This year’s Spring Fest will bring delicious food, an array of vendors and fun for the whole family. Woodcarvings, purses, home décor, arts, crafts, food and unique shops are just a handful of the fun and exciting reasons to come to Skippack Spring Fest. For more information, please call...


  • News

    Citadel partners with RSVP of Montgomery County

    On April 10, Citadel presented RSVP with a check in the amount of $7,500 to support the nonprofit’s volunteer programs, benefiting the community’s most vulnerable populations living within Montgomery and Delaware Counties.

    Courtesy of RSVP of Montgomery County |

  • News

    Montgomery County officials outline oil train disaster preparedness

    ROYERSFORD >> In a briefing April 17 to address crude oil train derailment response, the Montgomery County commissioners assured those listening that the county was prepared for the worst, while noting that little could be done on their part to prevent it.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

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