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 Sat, 16 May 2015 19:02:39 -0400 60 <![CDATA[After 3,500 games, Phillies security guard calls it a career]]> PHILADELPHIA >> After 45 years of working security detail for the Philadelphia Phillies, Tony Valerio, 87, of Ridley Township, decided to finally retire.

After 3,500-plus games and watching a multitude of managers and hundreds of players come and go, the octogenarian decided it was time to take life a little easier and get out of the dugout that he diligently guarded for 30 years.

Sat, 16 May 2015 12:46:13 -0400 2015-05-16T12:46:13-04:00 2015-05-16T12:46:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Last Genuardi's supermarket slated to close]]> LOWER PROVIDENCE >> When the sign soon comes down at the last remaining Genuardi's market, in Audubon, the name once synonymous with a local family-run empire will disappear from the landscape forever.

Many of course, would argue that any heirloom connection with the Genuardi's of yesterday has been gone since 2001, when Genuardi's Family Markets was sold to Safeway Inc.

Sat, 16 May 2015 09:29:21 -0400 2015-05-16T09:29:21-04:00 2015-05-16T09:29:21-04:00
<![CDATA[6 seek 5 open seats on Perkiomen Valley School Board]]> No matter who wins, there will be at least one new member of the Perkiomen Valley School Board when the swearing-in ceremony occurs in December.

That's because incumbents Paul Smith and Diane Landes are not seeking reelection.

As a result, the race features six candidates, three of them incumbents, seeking five open board seats.

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:26:56 -0400 2015-05-15T16:26:56-04:00 2015-05-15T16:26:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Tax liens filed against Phoenixville school board candidate's failed business]]> Phoenixville >> A failed business, in which Phoenixville School Board candidate Lisa Longo was one of five investors, has tax liens filed against it in Chester County courts, records show.

Taken together, the liabilities add up to almost $8,600 in unpaid federal and state sales and employee taxes.

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:26:05 -0400 2015-05-15T16:26:05-04:00 2015-05-15T16:26:05-04:00
<![CDATA[University of Valley Forge graduates first class since name change]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The University of Valley Forge held its 76th annual Baccalaureate and Commencement services for the graduating class of 2015 last Friday

Faculty, staff, family and friends celebrated the first class to graduate from the University of Valley Forge since the name change last September.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:57:45 -0400 2015-05-14T23:57:45-04:00 2015-05-14T23:57:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Two vie for Region 3 seat on Spring-Ford Area School Board]]> With the May 19 primary election approaching, two candidates are vying for one open seat in Region 3 of the Spring-Ford Area School Board. Incumbent Mark Dehnert faces challenger Christina Melton. While both candidates are cross-filed in both the Republican and Democratic primary ballot, their political party is included in the profile below.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:56:18 -0400 2015-05-14T23:56:18-04:00 2015-05-14T23:56:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Four Spring-Ford Area School Board candidates vie for Region 1 seats]]> With the May 19 primary election approaching, four candidates are vying for two open seats in Region 1 of the Spring-Ford Area School Board, which covers Upper Providence.

Incumbents Bernard Petit and Will Cromley face challengers Edward Dressler and Matthew Stawecki. While each candidate is cross-filed on the ballot, their political party is included in the profile below.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:54:42 -0400 2015-05-14T23:54:42-04:00 2015-05-14T23:55:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Four Region 2 candidates vie for seats on Spring-Ford Area School Board]]> With the May 19 primary election approaching, four candidates are vying for two open seats in Region 2 of the Spring-Ford Area School Board.

Incumbents Dawn Heine and Clinton Jackson face challengers Colleen Zasowski and Anthony Zarzaca. While each candidate is cross-filed on the ballot, their political party is included in the profile below.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:53:28 -0400 2015-05-14T23:53:28-04:00 2015-05-14T23:53:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Election 2015: Eight candidates vie for five Phoenixville School Board seats]]> There's two separate elections taking place on May 19. One for Democrats and one for Republicans. In Phoenixville, eight candidates are vying for five open seats on the school board.

Incumbents J. Kenneth Butera, Irfan Khan, Kevin Pattinson and Paul Slaninka face challengers Lisa Longo, Mike Ellis and Eric Daugherty.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:50:56 -0400 2015-05-14T23:50:56-04:00 2015-05-14T23:50:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Borough Council hires law firm; councilwoman angry at spending choices]]> Phoenixville >> Two hotly debated issues lead Phoenixville Borough Council member Jennifer Mayo to say council should be ashamed of itself Tuesday night.

After replacing its solicitor just a few weeks ago, council approved Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney as its new labor law firm at a rate of $250 an hour in a 4-3 decision.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:49:40 -0400 2015-05-14T23:49:40-04:00 2015-05-14T23:49:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Harrowing assault draws state prison term]]> WEST CHESTER >> A Phoenixville area man with a history of domestic violence towards his girlfriend pleaded guilty just before his trial on assault charges was about to begin.

Pedro Gregory DaSilva entered a guilty plea Monday before Common Pleas Judge Patrick Carmody to charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, and harassment.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:46:20 -0400 2015-05-14T23:46:20-04:00 2015-05-14T23:46:20-04:00
<![CDATA[NEW ON DVD - Julianne Moore's Oscar-winning performance saves 'Still Alice']]> Can a great performance redeem a so-so movie? In the case of "Still Alice" (2014, Sony, PG-13, $30), the answer is a resounding yes. Oscar winner Julianne Moore does such a superb job portraying a linguistics professor affected with early-onset Alzheimer's that you can understand what her character is going through every step of the way.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:44:10 -0400 2015-05-14T23:44:10-04:00 2015-05-14T23:44:10-04:00
<![CDATA['Mad Max' has met his match in 'Fury Road' with Charlize Theron]]> When Charlize Theron first heard about "Mad Max: Fury Road," she admits she was skeptical. The film, a 12-years-in-the planning reboot of the successful series starring Mel Gibson, did not sound like the kind of project which would offer a meaty role for its female lead.

But Theron couldn't deny the murmurs she kept hearing about the project being something special.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:43:43 -0400 2015-05-14T23:43:43-04:00 2015-05-14T23:43:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Area High School inducts Wall of Fame members]]> Phoenixville Area High School recently welcomed two new members to its Wall of Fame.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:39:13 -0400 2015-05-14T23:39:13-04:00 2015-05-14T23:39:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick Police Department celebrates 50 years]]> Limerick >> For half a century, the Limerick Township Police Department has kept a watchful eye to make sure residents continue to stay safe. To honor the department and celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary, and to commemorate National Police Week, the township's board of supervisors recognized each of the department's 26 police officers, with their family members in attendance May 5.

Sun, 10 May 2015 17:59:42 -0400 2015-05-10T17:59:42-04:00 2015-05-10T18:03:35-04:00