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 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:20:08 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Bridgeport man accused of attempted child sex assault; nabbed in Internet sting]]> NORRISTOWN >> A 37-year-old Bridgeport man has been charged with attempted child sexual assault after he was nabbed by detectives conducting an undercover sting operation targeting alleged Internet predators.

Edward Paul Lippincott, of the 100 block of West Front Street, was arrested Thursday by Montgomery County authorities in the 600 block of Commerce Drive in Upper Providence where he allegedly believed he was going to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex, according to the arrest affidavit.

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<![CDATA[Chesco Housing Authority aims to find homes for 100 vets in 100 days]]> The Chester County Housing Authority has launched a new campaign for finding at least 100 veterans suitable homes in the next 100 days.

The Authority announced on Monday that it would partner with a diverse group of community agencies, as well as departments at the county and federal level, to work toward ending homelessness in the county.

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<![CDATA[Walkway to Valley Forge: Construction proceeds in frigid temperatures]]> Workers braved the cold as they continued work on the Sullivan's Bridge project near Valley Forge National Historical Park Thursday.

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<![CDATA[UVF alum among Time magazine Person of the Year honorees for Ebola epidemic work]]> CHARLESTOWN >> A former University of Valley Forge student was recently named as one of Time magazine's "Person of the Year" honorees for her work in Africa with Ebola victims.

Katie Meyler was featured in Time's Dec. 22 issue highlighting Ebola fighters in Liberia.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:39:56 -0500 2015-02-27T17:39:56-05:00 2015-02-27T17:39:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Area Middle School students prepare to present 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.']]> Phoenixville Area Middle School students are getting into their roles in preparation for their production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr." March 5-7 at 7 p.m.

Cast members were on hand and in costume for the middle school's Beauty and the Beast Jr. breakfast where community members could meet and talk with them.

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<![CDATA[Pack 119 Cub Scouts battle for the lead at annual Pinewood Derby]]> Phoenixville Cub Scout Pack 119 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. John's Lutheran Church. Scouts watched intently as the wooden racers they spent weeks crafting with their parents, raced down the track, with finishes often separated by mere seconds.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford students, Philly artist 'Bring the Outside in' at ninth grade cafeteria]]> ROYERSFORD >> Local ninth grade students are leaving a lasting impression on their school walls, and it is not getting them in trouble.

The students in the Spring-Ford Area School District's Ninth Grade Center are creating a series of fused mosaics for the school's cafeteria. The mural is going to include a series of colorful glass tiles inspired by student photography and drawings.

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<![CDATA[PHOTO: Four alumni honored at TCHS Hall of Fame induction ceremony]]> David Hoffman (Electronics Class of 1973), Kristen Hunsinger (Animal Science Class of 2007), Nancy Custer-Strauss (Advanced Office Practice Class of 1974) and Jeff Lawrence (Automotive Technology Class of 1991) were inducted into the 15th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame at the Chester County Technical College High School last Thursday Night, Feb.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:36:30 -0500 2015-02-27T17:36:30-05:00 2015-02-27T17:36:30-05:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: Addicted to Snow]]> "The very fact of snow is such an amazement."

-- Roger Ebert

There are very few people I know who are neutral about snow. There are those who love it and they can never get enough of it. Others, when they see their first winter snowflakes, they begin counting the days until spring.

Some months ago, Isaac's family moved to Pennsylvania from Florida so his parents could begin working at the University of Valley Forge.

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<![CDATA[EDITORIAL: Pa. Legislature sitting on $161M of taxpayer money]]> You have to give Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature points for chutzpah.

GOP leaders constantly lecture state agencies, municipalities and school districts on the need for cost cutting.

Tighten the belt.

Hold the line on tax increases.

Cut pension costs.

Do more with less.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:29:02 -0500 2015-02-27T11:29:02-05:00 2015-02-27T11:29:02-05:00
<![CDATA['The Art of Science' exhibit opens at Franklin Commons]]> The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons will hold a unique exhibition themed "The Art of Science," beginning with an opening reception on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., which will run until April 10. The gallery will display scientific-related works ranging from sculptural FM radios to detailed paintings of skin cells and more.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:06:14 -0500 2015-02-27T09:06:14-05:00 2015-02-27T09:06:14-05:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Bacon and bread, the "B" staples of life]]> Bacon >> once considered a breakfast meat, has gone big time. This pork product can be smoked, grilled, baked and fried, and the list goes on. It is up to the cook preparing it. Healthier than pork bacon, turkey, tofu and other meats can be processed to a similar product.

On the market today, you can find bacon and bacon-flavored items, such as: bacon infused into vodka, bacon-wrapped hot dogs and shrimp, ice cream, doughnuts, salt, baked goods, mints, soda, chocolate-covered and the ever popular BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich)… The list goes on and on.

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<![CDATA[Calendar of Events]]> Ongoing

Facetime Theatre's Summer Experience: Register now for Facetime Theatre's Summer Experience for students entering first through fourth grades, running June 15-19 & June 22-26. Summer Experience consists of two weeks of half-day camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin Commons in Phoenixville.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:56:10 -0500 2015-02-26T16:56:10-05:00 2015-02-26T16:56:10-05:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: PVMS East students perform high-flying stunts in 'Mary Poppins']]> PERKIOMEN >> Perk Valley Middle School East's high-flying production of the musical "Mary Poppins" is set to open Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The students practiced performing with the flying equipment provided by theater stunt equipment company Flying by Foy this week during dress rehearsals. The school is the first middle school to attempt the highly technical production, which was released in November.

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<![CDATA[Chesco Pops presents 'Requiem' Sunday in Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The Chester County Pops Orchestra will take the stage Sunday to perform one of the most beloved pieces of choral music written in the past 30 years.

The orchestra will present "Requiem," the beloved work of John Rutter, March 1, at 3 p.m. at Phoenixville Area Middle School, 386 City Line Ave.

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