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 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:34:57 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Meadow Brook golf tourney on tap]]> Among the top contestants are the following: James Braunsberg, local qualifer and into the sectional qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Open; Dan Donahue, teaching pro at Raven's Claw Golf Club; Ken Gaskill, 2004 Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association Player of the Year in 2005 and Senior Player of the Year in 2006; Josh Lewis, who won the 1995 Atlantic 10 Championship while at Temple University, and former course record-holder at Twisted Dunes; Anthony Saltarelli, 2003 and 2007 Phila.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:47:57 -0400 2014-07-30T12:47:57-04:00 2014-07-30T15:29:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Bella Napoli captures VFCC men's basketball title]]>

CHARLESTOWN - Bella Napoli outscored Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust, 55-38, in the second half to post a 97-84 victory to capture the 2014 Valley Forge Christian College Men's Summer Basketball League championship July 29 at The Pit gymnasium.

Bella Napoli trailed at halftime, 46-42, but turned up the intensity during the second half to take the victory and the playoff title.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:06:12 -0400 2014-07-30T15:06:12-04:00 2014-07-30T15:06:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Art & Antiques with Dr. Lori: Losing money at your yard sale]]> When it comes to learning how to spot a treasure, the first thing you have to learn is where to look.

My real gift comes from my years of experience in museums and universities, knowing how to identify and spot the real valuable stuff. In my experience, the most common places where valuable antique treasures are hiding are at yard sales and inside people's homes.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:31:34 -0400 2014-07-30T11:31:34-04:00 2014-07-30T11:31:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: You, Me and Fireflies]]> "There are two ways to live your life - one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle."

Albert Einstein

I have always been fascinated by fireflies. I remember running through the yard as a child trying to catch them. Since they fly rather slowly and broadcast where they are by their intermittent light, the task was not too difficult, even for little hands.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:20:03 -0400 2014-07-30T11:20:03-04:00 2014-07-30T11:20:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Area eighth graders graduate from Devon Prep]]> Twenty-eight Devon Prep Eighth Graders "moved up" recently during the Eighth Grade Advancement Ceremony held in the school's athletic facility. Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends attended the ceremony which began with a Mass concelebrated by Devon Prep Headmaster Rev. James J. Shea, Sch.P.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:56:05 -0400 2014-07-30T10:56:05-04:00 2014-07-30T10:56:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Summer Extravaganza to benefit local woman's battle with Lyme disease]]> Come out to Summer Extravaganza 2014 on Aug. 16 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the national register historic landmark Avon Lea Farm and home of Robert Berry, Phoenixville.

The purpose of the event is to raise money for Karen Franks, who has late-stage Lyme disease and has been undergoing IV antibiotic treatment, which is not covered by insurance.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:42:29 -0400 2014-07-30T10:42:29-04:00 2014-07-30T10:42:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Metalwork exhibit to bring past, present together in Phoenixville]]> The public will have the chance to learn about Phoenixville's history as a steel town and see artwork produced in a modern iron forge when the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area's newest exhibit opens Friday.

The exhibit is titled "Blasting Heavy Metal! Inside the Phoenix Iron Company" and features the society's collection of artifacts and archives from the steel company that was once the heart of the borough as well as the metal sculpture and other work of local metalsmiths Ian Coleman and Alicia Mann.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:01 -0400 2014-07-29T15:38:01-04:00 2014-07-29T15:38:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Paved road extended to far end of Medal of Honor Grove]]> The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove announce an important enhancement in the Grove. For the first time in its history, there is now a paved road along the Hawaii and Alaska acres at the far end of the Grove.

These back acres were often overlooked by visitors and viewed as a wooded area. This new roadway will now allow the public to enjoy the Grove in its entirety on paved roadway.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:01:01 -0400 2014-07-29T12:01:01-04:00 2014-07-29T12:01:14-04:00
<![CDATA[This is the time for buying a fishing boat]]>

It may seem counter intuitive as we head into August and our summer vacation/fishing seasons wind down, but now is a great time to start shopping for that fishing boat you've always dreamed about.

With the long winter storage/dry dock season looming ahead and next year's models rolling off the assembly line; new boat dealers may be willing to offer significant discounts.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:59:27 -0400 2014-07-29T11:59:27-04:00 2014-07-29T11:59:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Local sports notices for Aug. 3]]> FOOTBALL

The Henry J. Bernat Stadium Fund has been established.

Donations may be sent to Kevin Pyle, 59 Hopewell Rd., Elverson, Pa. 19520. More information: See


The Phoenixville Borough Recreation Department will oversee a number of summer camps: The PAPA Basketball League June 15-Aug.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:31:40 -0400 2014-07-29T11:31:40-04:00 2014-07-29T11:31:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick breaks ground on new $2M public works facility]]>

LIMERICK - If we have another punishing winter like the one we just weathered, the Limerick road crew will be ready.

They will be among the beneficiaries of the new $2 million public works building whose construction is now underway.

According to a press release issued by Township Manager Dan Kerr, the new 22,000 square-foot facility - which will be located behind the township building on Ridge Pike - will provide the Public Works Department a state of the art facility to meet the current and growing needs of the community.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:34:47 -0400 2014-07-29T10:34:47-04:00 2014-07-29T10:34:52-04:00
<![CDATA['Old Man' Haus sweeps Selinsgrove racing]]>


Brent Marks turned the tables on Greg Hodnett at Williams Grove Speedway on July 25. And instead of chasing him to the checkers in the 410 sprint feature, as he did a week earlier, he took the win ahead of the over points leader for his first Grove victory of the season.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:11:25 -0400 2014-07-28T13:11:25-04:00 2014-07-29T13:07:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring City starts fast in West Lawn junior legion tourney]]>

Spring City 6, Wissahickon 2: Ethan Hellberg drove in three runs with two singles to spark Spring City to a victory over Wissahickson in the Junior Legion Eastern Regional tournament at Ted Palka Park in West Lawn on July 27.

Spring City relied on Brandon Ferrie to take up innings en route to the win.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:56:29 -0400 2014-07-28T11:56:29-04:00 2014-07-29T11:41:02-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Ketchup - a classic American condiment]]> KETCHUP - Is also spelled catsup or catchup, depending on the manufacturer of your preferred brand.

It is believed that this tomato-based condiment originated by way of Asia. It is considered the most important condiment in America. It is found in 95 percent of our homes with every man, woman and child consuming at least four 14-ounce bottles each year.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:40:57 -0400 2014-07-28T16:40:57-04:00 2014-07-28T16:41:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco Quarter Midget racing results]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:28:14 -0400 2014-07-28T13:28:14-04:00 2014-07-28T13:28:17-04:00