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Budget impasse could cost Phoenixville taxpayers $3M

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

BREAKING: Lower Pottsgrove Police confirm car in river belongs to missing man

NORTH COVENTRY >> A vehicle belonging to a missing Lower Pottsgrove man was recovered with a body inside from the Schuylkill River early Tuesday afternoon. ...

By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |


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    Philadelphia region under Winter Storm Warning starting at midnight

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm warning for the Philadelphia region starting at midnight Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Winter Storm Warning includes the following counties:

    Digital First Media Staff |

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    Schwenksville Elementary students, parents explore Hour of Code

    Schwenksville Elementary students and parents were recently invited to explore Hour of Code activities in the school’s computer lab. Mr. Walt Silver, Technology Integration Teacher, coordinated the evening event for students and parents to have a hands-on opportunity to explore technologies used by our school, such as Lego WeDo Robotics, Makey Makeys, Ozobot Robots, Green Screen app and coding activities in the computer lab.


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    Montgomery County Chief Public Defender joins effort to teach yoga in prisons

    Dean Beer, Chief Public Defender of Montgomery County, has joined the board of Transformation Yoga Project, which teaches yoga to prisoners as a treatment option for those with a history of violence, emotional disorders or addiction.

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    First Niagara provides $20,000 to local program addressing poverty

    On Jan. 28, First Niagara provided a $20,000 grant to Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities to support their Understanding Poverty to Plan and Persevere (UP3). Through interfaith cooperation, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities addresses the basic needs of persons within the greater Pottstown community, while assisting with their spiritual and social needs. Their programs and referrals are coordinated to help individuals make real progress in moving from dependency to...

    First Niagara |

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    Phoenixville grad competes for the crown at Miss Philadelphia 2016

    Winning the crown and the prized title “Miss Philadelphia 2016” is a challenge that Carrie Hytha, 2013 Phoenixville High School Graduate, is fully prepared to take on. On Feb. 27, 18 talented and intelligent young ladies will be judged by participating in private interviews and a dazzling on-stage competition at the Mandell Theater on Drexel University’s Philadelphia campus.

    From Linda Hytha For Digital First Media |

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    Judge rejects Cosby request to disqualify D.A. Kevin Steele from case

    NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Court Judge Steven T. O’Neill ruled Wednesday that District Attorney Kevin Steele will not be disqualified from the Bill Cosby prosecution, and a preliminary hearing date has been set for March 8.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

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    PAHS Marching Band to host 2nd annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser

    The Phoenixville High School Marching Band is hosting their second annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Sunday, March 13. Last year, they raised more than $3,000 with this unique, one-day fundraising program, and this year their goal is to beat that number. The fundraiser will be held in the high school gym from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Phoenixville Band Boosters |

  • Lifestyle

    Adoptable pets of the week

    Ruthy (dog) Ruthy is a small and sweet Chihuahua mix, weighing about eight pounds. Ruthy warms up quickly to people and will become your best friend but would do best in a one person home as she becomes very attached to her owner and also needs to be the only four-legged friend in the home. If interested in Ruthy or to see the other dogs and cats we have available for adoption, please visit our website at or call us at 610-279-9714.


  • Lifestyle

    Phoenix Community Calendar Feb. 7

    Event Submissions: Send to a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.


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    PCHF currently accepting Greater Phoenixville Healthcare Scholarship applications

    Applications for the Greater Phoenixville Healthcare Scholarship are currently being accepted by The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. Since 1995, this program has awarded more than 100 scholarships to high school graduates who are pursuing careers within the healthcare professions within the greater Phoenixville region.

    Phoenixville Community Health Foundation |

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