In Other News

Organizations teaming to create interpreter program in Phoenixville

By Frank Otto |

Montgomery, Chester county planning commissions meet to discuss issues

The Montgomery County Planning Commission shared ideas and planning issues with Chester County’s planning commission at a meeting earlier this month, marking the first time in years the two authorities have met with each other to bounce around ...

By Dan Clark |


  • General news

    PHOTOS: Uncle B’s, Fenice Creolo host inaugural Pig Roast and Crawfish Boil event

    Neighboring eateries Uncle B’s BBQ Shack and Fenice Creolo teamed up to host their inaugural Pig Roast and Crawfish Boil last Sunday, July 13, outside of the restaurants at Village of Eland shopping center in Phoenixville. The event included music, games, prizes, face painting and, of course, the food.


  • Features/People

    PHOTOS: Area children meet Montgomery the bald eagle at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Children came to meet Montgomery the bald eagle at the Upper Schuylkill Valley Park & Wildlife Center July 11. While they were there, they learned about the diet and habitat of bald eagles and participated in arts and crafts.


  • General news

    West Nile virus detected in Chesco and Montco

    West Nile virus has been detected in mosquito samples collected in both Chester and Montgomery county this year.

    By Digital First Media staff |

  • Business

    Rothman Institute brings orthopaedic expertise to Limerick

    Orthopaedic patients have a new option for care in the Spring-Ford area. Rothman Institute opened a new 15,000-square foot facility in Limerick in mid-April, just steps from Physicians Care Surgical Hospital.

    By Donna Rovins |

  • General news

    Playoffs set for VFCC summer league

    CHARLESTOWN - The 2014 regular season of the Valley Forge Christian College Men’s Basketball Summer League, sponsored by Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Valley Forge and Miller Flooring Company, drew to a close on July 17 with Sherwin-Williams going undefeated and earning a number one seed for the playoffs with a 7-0 record.

    From VFCC |

  • Crime

    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 contemplating adding lights to some parks

    PHOENIXVILLE — Council decided last week to pursue a grant which would potentially put lights on athletic fields in borough parks.

    By Frank Otto |

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