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, 20 May 2015 20:27:16 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Dogwood Parade and festival bring out the best of Phoenixville]]> Phoenixville >> Thousands came out to enjoy Phoenixville's annual Dogwood Parade last Saturday, May 16, which marked the last day of the weeklong Dogwood Festival. Community members lined the streets of the parade route and watched as more than 90 groups participated this year.

Hosted by the Phoenixville Jaycees, the popular festival celebrates tradition, community and those who serve in the Armed Forces.

Mon, 18 May 2015 12:36:12 -0400 20150518124053 2015-05-18T12:36:12-04:00 2015-05-18T12:40:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring-Ford teachers honored by students]]> Spring is typically when graduating seniors receive accolades. But for the 10th year, Spring-Ford Area School District seniors applauded the teachers, counselors and administrators who have made an impact on their lives at the 10th annual Senior Impact Awards. The Senior Impact Awards ceremony honors individuals nominated by graduating seniors, who have been instrumental in making an impact on their educational experience.

Sun, 17 May 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150514234520 2015-05-17T02:00:00-04:00 2015-05-14T23:45:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville to hold annual Patriotic Celebration May 22]]> Phoenixville >> The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville invites the community to attend its 23rd annual Patriotic Celebration on Friday, May 22, in Reeves Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The keynote speaker for this year's program will be Vietnam Prisoner of War Ralph Galati.

As a member of the Air Force, Galati served as a weapon systems officer in the F-4 Phantom Fighter.

Sun, 17 May 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150514234147 2015-05-17T02:00:00-04:00 2015-05-14T23:41:47-04:00
<![CDATA[THINK ABOUT IT: Trust your crazy ideas]]> "It's easy to come up with big ideas. Just think of something that everyone agrees would be 'wonderful' if it were only 'possible' - and then set out to make it possible." -- Armand Hammer

There are still a few more thoughts I learned from Dan Zadra, the writer, and Kristel Wills, the editor, in their book "Where Will You Be Five Years from Today?" that I would like to share with you.

Sun, 17 May 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150514234033 2015-05-17T02:00:00-04:00 2015-05-14T23:40:33-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC TO XYZ IN FOODS: Discovering the difference between jambalaya and gumbo]]> Jambalaya and Gumbo are often mistaken for each other. Both originated in the Cajun and Creole school of cooking. Jambalaya is sort of a cousin to paella as it made with many of the same ingredients. Then add rice and stock, combine all ingredients and simmer before serving. Some Jambalaya may include tomatoes, while some recipes do not include tomatoes.

Sun, 17 May 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150514234249 2015-05-17T02:00:00-04:00 2015-05-14T23:42:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Blaise and Bonnie (cats)

Blaise and Bonnie are dear little things who came in together and have been together for 8 years. Very friendly young seniors. Bonnie is a nice, pretty girl, a short-haired calico (black/tan/orange.) She likes people and other cats and sunny rooms. Blaise is a sweet boy, an all black, American short-haired mix.

Sun, 17 May 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150514233613 2015-05-17T02:00:00-04:00 2015-05-14T23:36:13-04:00
<![CDATA[After 3,500 games, Phillies security guard calls it a career]]> PHILADELPHIA >> After 45 years of working security detail for the Philadelphia Phillies, Tony Valerio, 87, of Ridley Township, decided to finally retire.

After 3,500-plus games and watching a multitude of managers and hundreds of players come and go, the octogenarian decided it was time to take life a little easier and get out of the dugout that he diligently guarded for 30 years.

Sat, 16 May 2015 12:46:13 -0400 20150516124613 2015-05-16T12:46:13-04:00 2015-05-16T12:46:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Last Genuardi's supermarket slated to close]]> LOWER PROVIDENCE >> When the sign soon comes down at the last remaining Genuardi's market, in Audubon, the name once synonymous with a local family-run empire will disappear from the landscape forever.

Many of course, would argue that any heirloom connection with the Genuardi's of yesterday has been gone since 2001, when Genuardi's Family Markets was sold to Safeway Inc.

Sat, 16 May 2015 09:29:21 -0400 20150516092921 2015-05-16T09:29:21-04:00 2015-05-16T09:29:21-04:00
<![CDATA[6 seek 5 open seats on Perkiomen Valley School Board]]> No matter who wins, there will be at least one new member of the Perkiomen Valley School Board when the swearing-in ceremony occurs in December.

That's because incumbents Paul Smith and Diane Landes are not seeking reelection.

As a result, the race features six candidates, three of them incumbents, seeking five open board seats.

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:26:56 -0400 20150515162656 2015-05-15T16:26:56-04:00 2015-05-15T16:26:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Tax liens filed against Phoenixville school board candidate's failed business]]> Phoenixville >> A failed business, in which Phoenixville School Board candidate Lisa Longo was one of five investors, has tax liens filed against it in Chester County courts, records show.

Taken together, the liabilities add up to almost $8,600 in unpaid federal and state sales and employee taxes.

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:26:05 -0400 20150515162605 2015-05-15T16:26:05-04:00 2015-05-15T16:26:05-04:00
<![CDATA[University of Valley Forge graduates first class since name change]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The University of Valley Forge held its 76th annual Baccalaureate and Commencement services for the graduating class of 2015 last Friday

Faculty, staff, family and friends celebrated the first class to graduate from the University of Valley Forge since the name change last September.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:57:45 -0400 20150514235745 2015-05-14T23:57:45-04:00 2015-05-14T23:57:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Two vie for Region 3 seat on Spring-Ford Area School Board]]> With the May 19 primary election approaching, two candidates are vying for one open seat in Region 3 of the Spring-Ford Area School Board. Incumbent Mark Dehnert faces challenger Christina Melton. While both candidates are cross-filed in both the Republican and Democratic primary ballot, their political party is included in the profile below.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:56:18 -0400 20150514235618 2015-05-14T23:56:18-04:00 2015-05-14T23:56:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Four Spring-Ford Area School Board candidates vie for Region 1 seats]]> With the May 19 primary election approaching, four candidates are vying for two open seats in Region 1 of the Spring-Ford Area School Board, which covers Upper Providence.

Incumbents Bernard Petit and Will Cromley face challengers Edward Dressler and Matthew Stawecki. While each candidate is cross-filed on the ballot, their political party is included in the profile below.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:54:42 -0400 20150514235532 2015-05-14T23:54:42-04:00 2015-05-14T23:55:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Four Region 2 candidates vie for seats on Spring-Ford Area School Board]]> With the May 19 primary election approaching, four candidates are vying for two open seats in Region 2 of the Spring-Ford Area School Board.

Incumbents Dawn Heine and Clinton Jackson face challengers Colleen Zasowski and Anthony Zarzaca. While each candidate is cross-filed on the ballot, their political party is included in the profile below.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:53:28 -0400 20150514235328 2015-05-14T23:53:28-04:00 2015-05-14T23:53:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Election 2015: Eight candidates vie for five Phoenixville School Board seats]]> There's two separate elections taking place on May 19. One for Democrats and one for Republicans. In Phoenixville, eight candidates are vying for five open seats on the school board.

Incumbents J. Kenneth Butera, Irfan Khan, Kevin Pattinson and Paul Slaninka face challengers Lisa Longo, Mike Ellis and Eric Daugherty.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:50:56 -0400 20150514235056 2015-05-14T23:50:56-04:00 2015-05-14T23:50:56-04:00