In Other News

Exton area CycleBar hopes to pedal to success

By Brian McCullough @wcdailylocal on Twitter|

PSSA test results show 50% improvement from last year

Results from the 2016 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment show every school in the our area saw its scores improve by at least 50 percent from last year. Over a quarter of the scores increased by 100 percent. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|


  • News

    Spay & save: Ernie needs a loving home

    My name is Ernie, and some bad people severely hurt my tail. The nice people at Spay and Save rescued me and arranged for surgery to have my tail removed since it was so badly damaged. According to the doctor I am ready for a new home. Even after all of that I am sweet, loving and still trust humans. Can you please take me home and love me so no one will ever hurt me again?


  • News

    A true e-meow-gency: First-responders rescue a cat in West Vincent

    WEST VINCENT >> There’s no place like home.

    By Ginger Rae Dunbar @GingerDunbar on Twitter|

  • News

    APSCUF strike: Strike continues, WCU subcontracts athletic trainers

    WEST CHESTER >> As the strike continues, the majority of classes on West Chester University’s campus, along with the other 13 universities in the state system have largely stopped, but the university’s homecoming celebration will continue.

    By Adam Farence @afarence on Twitter|

  • Petra Fall festival offers family fun Oct. 28

    Families looking for a Halloween alternative — and lots of fun — are invited to the 2016 Petra Fall Fest at Petra Church, New Holland, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. All are welcome, and everything but the optional purchase of food from food trucks is free!


  • Entertainment

    Forge Theatre presents ‘The Addams Family’ — a musical

    From the imagination of Charles Addams, to the pages of The New Yorker, to television screens, to the big screen, to the Broadway stage, The Addams Family has captured our hearts and secured a place in Americana right alongside Lil’ Abner and Peanuts.

    From Forge Theatre|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: The Warmth and Charm in Georgian Architecture

    In a very attractive Georgian mansion, the stone mason will not just simply lay up the stone helter-skelter, but select large stones for the corners known as quoins. The 1808 Spang, 1805 Hunter, and 1815 Reiff mansions of the Oley Valley have fine quoins in their corners that make the structures imposing, as many others. Although most keystones, another feature if Georgian architecture, are in wood, there are a few mansions in the area with stone lintels and stone keystones. When...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Opinion

    Person to Person — Impact: Many tricks ... Few treats

    I have a reoccurring nightmare! The year was 1954 and my parents, my siblings and I were about to arrive in the small borough where we kids would see our new home for the first time. As we turned off the commercial highway in the spring, we were greeted by nice houses lining avenues and places, many of which were named after colleges. Large trees lined each side of the street, with their branches overhanging the streets, creating a canopy effect with their leaves, testifying to the age of...


  • News

    Foundation donates $1 million to area organizations

    As of Sept. 15, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation has awarded a select group of grantees a combined amount of $1,059,500. Since 1998 when PCHF was first started, they have granted more than $31,600,000 back to the greater Phoenixville region.

    Phoenixville Community Health Foundation|

  • Lifestyle

    the table: ROUTE 30 in Pennsylvania

    Route 30 in Pennsylvania takes a southern route across the state. The road spans from the borders of New Jersey to Ohio. PA Route 30 parallels and at times is part of the transcontinental Lincoln Highway which runs from coast to coast. Today, the old PA Route 30 weaves on and off by-pass roads, escaping business areas of towns. This is good for long distance drivers – not so good for business. PA Route 30 starts in the western part of the state, crossing the Monongahela River, and...

    By Bette Banjack Columnist|

  • News

    ELECTION 2016: Hendricks, Toepel vie for 147th District seat

    This year’s election for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 147th District is between Democrat Rachel Hendricks and incumbent Republican Marcy Toepel, who has held the seat since 2010.

    By Bob Keeler @bybobkeeler on Twitter|

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