RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com website: all stories http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The Phoenix Reporter and Item Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:55:29 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Phoenixville gives OK for Firebird Festival to proceed]]> Phoenixville >> After weeks of deliberation, a deal has finally been reached and the Phoenixville Firebird Festival is ready to ignite once again.

In a 6-0 decision, Phoenixville Borough Council approved the annual event during Tuesday night's meeting. Council members Shai Perednik and Jennifer Mayo were absent.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville Firebird Festival T-shirt logo contest announced]]> Phoenixville >> Calling all artists! The Phoenixville Firebird Festival preparations are officially underway including designs for this year's T-shirt.

Yet Firebird Festival committee members say this year they're trying something special for the event's artistically-inclined supporters.

"We do one every year and usually someone creates it," said committee member Missy Cannon, of the logo.

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<![CDATA[Updated Schuylkill River Trail maps available]]> The Schuylkill River Heritage Area will hand out newly updated Schuylkill River Trail maps at no cost from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Volunteers will be posted at 12 different trail heads from Philadelphia to Schuylkill County to hand out the maps to interested trail users.

The maps have also been placed at selected visitor sites, where it will be available while supplies last.

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<![CDATA[Royersford Fire Company gets OK to build new firehouse]]> ROYERSFORD >> Despite residents' concern over potential loss of parking spots, the Royersford Fire Department is a step closer toward building a new firehouse.

During Monday night's meeting, the Royersford Zoning Hearing Board approved a request for a variance to construct a firehouse in the central business district at the corner of South 3rd Avenue and Walnut Street.

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<![CDATA[Kayak fundraiser for Schuylkill Canal at Lock 60 features history and fun]]> MONT CLARE >> The community's invited to travel along the Schuylkill River for a good cause and possibly get front row seats of a man paddling while wearing a dress.

The 2nd annual Schuylkill Canal Fundraiser Paddle is Aug. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lock 60. The Schuylkill Canal Park is located at 400 Towpath Road in Mont Clare, off of Route 23.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County unveils $1.8M trail connection to Philadelphia]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Beneath a shady canopy of trees lining the Schuylkill River Canal, the Montgomery County commissioners gathered with state officials Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Schuylkill Canal Towpath.

The 1.75-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail adds the final piece to connect Philadelphia to Phoenixville.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Wolf stumps for school funding in Phoenixville]]> By Evan Brandt

ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com

@PottstownNews on Twitter

PHOENIXVILLE >> Pennsylvania's budget battle moved to Phoenixville Area Middle School Tuesday with Gov. Tom Wolf touting the benefits of his budget plan and a local Republican state legislator taking aim at Wolf's claims.

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<![CDATA[LIVE: Gov. Wolf speaks in Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Gov. Tom Wolf continues the "Schools That Teach" tour to discuss his 2015-16 budget priorities at Phoeniville Area Middle School.

Reporter Evan Brandt is there, covering the event live. You can follow his coverage in the above graphic.

Can't see the above graphic, click here.

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<![CDATA[Molly Maguire's of Phoenixville donates to Good Samaritan Shelter]]> Phoenixville >> Molly Maguire's Irish Restaurant and Pub Wednesday donated $6,300 to the Good Samaritan Shelter.

Each year Molly Maguire's has an annual golf outing, donating its proceeds to a local non-profit organization. This year, proceeds the 2015 Annual Molly's Golf Outing's proceeds were designated for the Good Samaritan Shelter.

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<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week]]> Scooter (dog)

Scooter is a very sweet boy who was found wandering the streets of Norristown. He is a pit bull/boxer mix, about 20 months old and is neutered. With his sweet demeanor we know he had to be someone's family pet and this big boys thinks he is a lap dog. He knows how to sit and give paw.

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<![CDATA[There are plenty of fish, and shrimp, in the sea]]> The SEAS and waters of the world are major contributors to our food supply. Seventy-one percent of the earth is covered with water, while 96.5 percent of the water is ocean. So we are looking at a vast abundance of products. The items most harvested are fish and seafood for our daily consumption. The items from the sea are called salt water and fresh water fish from fresh water lakes and streams.

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<![CDATA[Think About It: Road rage on a bicycle]]> "Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair of the human race." -- H. G. Wells

Several of my UVF friends are avid cyclists. Nearly every weekend, weather permitting, Dr. Dan Mortensen, (Executive VP and VP of Development), Dr. Kevin Beery (VP of Academic Affairs) and Jonathan Capeci (VP of Finance) and sometimes a few more colleagues/friends pack up their bicycles and find their way to the popular Schuylkill River Trail (SRT).

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<![CDATA[Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations]]> A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

Clay For Water was created by Corey Johnson of CJ Pottery to raise awareness of and money for clean water access in developing countries like Nicaragua.

"We are all about educating people on both sides of the spectrum - people who have more than they know how to deal with, and people who have next to nothing," Johnson said in a telephone interview.

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<![CDATA[While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help]]> Early last December - in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy - Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before "being blindsided" by a heart failure diagnosis two weeks later.

A flurry of doctor's visits and cardiac tests followed, but her symptoms persisted.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief]]> When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I'd always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

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