In Other News

Accused Skippack killer hints at diminished capacity defense

By Carl Hessler Jr. |

$508 million worth of approved transportation projects in area

The list of projects approved by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission recently is long, represents hundreds of millions of dollars and is stretched over more than the next 10 years. ...

By Evan Brandt |


  • General news

    Historical Society to present the History of Knitting

    TRAPPE — Visitors will have the chance to spend a Sunday afternoon learning about the history of knitting at the Dewees Museum on Aug. 10.

    Courtesy of the Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville,Perkiomen Valley, Inc. |

  • General news

    Triskeles’ Food for Thought program holds visitors day

    Every year during the Food For Thought program, the staff and participants at Triskeles thank their generous sponsors and others by hosting them for a Visitor’s Day.

    Courtesy of Triskeles |

  • Features/People

    Local girls selected as state finalists in NAM competition

    Two local girls have been selected as state finalists in the National American Miss competition and will represent their communities in Harrisburg next weekend.

    By Phoenix staff |

  • Features/People

    Audubon nursery school adopts giraffes at Elmwood Park Zoo

    St. Andrew’s Nursery School of Audubon recently celebrated their adoption of two giraffes at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. Parents, students and alumni attended the event on July 12 to help welcome the giraffes, named Louis and Tamu, to the zoo for the summer.

    By Virginia Lindak For 21st Century Media |

  • Letters

    Investing in Pre-K will help reduce crime

    To the editor: The passage of the 2014-15 state budget included an important funding increase for future crime prevention – a $10 million increase for PA Pre-K Counts.


  • Crime

    Burglars caught making brownies in Perkiomen Twp. home

    PERKIOMEN TWP. — Two 17-year-old male juveniles were apprehended within a residence they had broken into after they stopped to bake brownies, police said.


  • General news

    2 charged with breaking into vehicles in Mont Clare

    UPPER PROVIDENCE — A township resident is credited with helping police locate two alleged car thieves.

    By Stephen Harris |

  • Features/People

    PHOTOS: Soldier welcomed home in Limerick

    US Army PFC Jake Spear received a grand homecoming after his deployment overseas recently. Warriors Watch Riders, Hogs and Heroes Foundation and A Hero’s Welcome led the way as they escorted him from the Philadelphia Airport to his home in Limerick. Lazer Limo provided a free ride home for Spear.


  • Theater

    Facetime Theatre presents ‘Tarzan the Stage Musical’

    Facetime Theatre’s Summer Stage II program will be the first in the area to present “Tarzan the Stage Musical” on Aug. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. in the beautiful Lenfest Theatre in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center at Ursinus College. Tarzan the Stage Musical is based on Disney’s epic animated film and Edgar Rice Burrough’s story, “Tarzan of the Apes.”

    Courtesy of Facetime Theatre |

  • General news

    Trappe Ambulance purchases twin van-style ambulances

    Trappe Fire Co. No. 1 and Ambulance is pleased to announce the arrival of twins.

    By Gil Cohen For 21st Century Media |

The Phoenix Reporter and Item: BLOGS