RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com website: all stories http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The Phoenix Reporter and Item Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:55:18 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Phoenixville's Meadow Brook Golf Club to shut down per court order]]> PHOENIXVILLE - As of the end of the business day Friday, the Meadow Brook Golf Club property can officially be occupied by the Phoenixville Area School District.

Chester County Common Pleas Court Judge Jaqueline Carroll Cody ruled in mid-August against legal challenges from the CY Group, which owns half of the golf club, making Friday the last day of business operations on the golf course, according to Phoenixville Area School Board President Joshua Gould.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:33:46 -0400 2014-09-19T20:33:46-04:00 2014-09-19T20:33:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville cellist with musical legacy set to release folk rock collaboration]]> Phoenixville's arts and music scene continues to thrive as native Michael Ronstadt, along with his musical partner Aaron Nathans, get ready to release their new album, "Crooked Fiddle," on Oct. 10. The duo will embark on an East Coast tour to promote their first collaborative effort.

Ronstadt, a fulltime musician and cello virtuoso, hails from a musical family.

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<![CDATA[Spring City Library holds grand opening of new building]]> The Spring City Public Library staff celebrated the grand opening of their new home Sept. 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by community members and special guests who included several area officials.

The staff have been settled in at the new building since construction finished ahead of schedule in June.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:16:21 -0400 2014-09-19T19:16:21-04:00 2014-09-19T19:16:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Royersford cancer survivor rides to help others conquer the illness]]> A Royersford resident fought a tough battle against cancer, and won. She is now going to give back to the doctors who helped to save her life.

Deborah Pannebaker will be participating in the 2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer this October. The proceeds will benefit Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.

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<![CDATA[New Name, Same Mission: University of Valley Forge celebrates name change]]> As of Tuesday, Valley Forge Christian College has officially changed its name to the University of Valley Forge (UVF). The Pennsylvania Department of Education (DOE) approved the name change on Aug. 27, but state processes appointed the formal recognition date as Sept. 16.

President Don Meyer, Ph.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville mayor explains veto of parking rules]]> On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the regularly scheduled borough council meeting, the council voted to approve an ordinance amending chapter 15 "Motor Vehicles and Traffic, part 4, General Parking Regulations, Section 15-406 Handicapped Parking Zones, and Section 15-411, Parking Prohibited on Portions of Certain Highways During Street Sweeping Hours from March 1 to December 31," of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Phoenixville.

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<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Rice - the main staple in cooking around the world]]> RICE - Is the main staple in cooking around the world.

There are an estimated 40,000 varieties of rice. Brown rice is considered the most nutritional of all. It has the ability to reduce the amount of cholesterol produced by the body, though we often forget that our body needs some cholesterol every day.

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<![CDATA[PSEA must restore rights of religious objectors]]> Jane Ladley knew in high school that she had a passion to help children learn to read. Her passion turned into her profession, and for 25 years Jane taught in Pennsylvania public schools, working with children with learning and behavioral difficulties. Jane, a Chester County resident, explains, "To see the light bulb go on and see them be able to read - it's just really thrilling.

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<![CDATA[Think About It: Life Lessons from Thomas Jefferson]]> "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Thomas Jefferson

As a powerful advocate of liberty, Thomas Jefferson was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence. As the third President of the United States (1801-1809), he was a pioneer for freedom of conscience and the right to live a happy, fulfilled life.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:46:59 -0400 2014-09-18T12:46:59-04:00 2014-09-18T12:47:01-04:00
<![CDATA[PMYC begins 59th season]]>

CHARLESTOWN - Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) began its 59th season of operation with two Little Brothers football games Sept. 14 at Charlestown Park.

This season's program is dedicated to Gert Dawson, former longtime head of the refreshment stand and treasurer of the organization.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:56:57 -0400 2014-09-17T10:56:57-04:00 2014-09-18T21:50:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Police ID man electrocuted after apparent attempt to steal copper wiring]]> UPPER MERION - Police have identified 41-year-old Marc A. Tuoni of Norristown as the man who was electrocuted in an apparent attempt to steal copper wiring from a 4,100-volt electrical junction box on the front lawn of Kennedy Supplee Mansion in Valley Forge Park Saturday morning.

Tuoni was discovered by police shortly after 4 a.

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<![CDATA[Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy holds open house for Children's Discovery Room]]>

PERKIOMEN TWP. - A 3-foot-tall caterpillar was found counting yellow, mellow fishbugs at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Children's Discovery Room Open House Monday.

Dressed in costumes of mice, caterpillars and other furry creatures, children ages 3 to 6 experienced the full gamut of educational experiences offered by the conservancy's environmental education department.

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<![CDATA[Police blotter]]> CHARLESTON - An unknown suspect broke into a township residence by forcing in a window and stole $1,500 worth of property between midnight on Aug. 29 and 6 a.m. Sept. 2.

According to police, an Apple Mac Book Pro, serial number CPWL6FH2DTY3, worth approximately $1,100, and a Panasonic Camcorder, serial number F2TX00490, worth approximately $400 was stolen from a residence on the 100 block of Jeffords Court.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:05:49 -0400 2014-09-16T14:05:49-04:00 2014-09-16T14:05:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Nation's political divide examined in Ursinus College forum]]>

COLLEGEVILLE - No American needs a degree in political science to know that politics in this country is polarized at nearly every level.

The more important questions are "Why?" and "What do we do about it?"

And here's where a recent forum at Ursinus College proved helpful - no degree required.

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<![CDATA[Planning commission report shows increased housing construction in Montgomery County]]>

NORRISTOWN - More housing units were built in Montgomery County in 2013 than in the previous two years, according to a report released Wednesday by the county planning commission.

In 2013, 1,441 homes, including single-family detached homes, single-family attached homes (row homes, town houses) and multi-family units (apartments) were built in the county.

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