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Relay For Life of Phoenixville hosting annual Survivor Dinner in March

By Relay for Life of Phoenixville For Digital First Media|

Phoenixville anti-discrimination ordinance faces criticism

PHOENIXVILLE >> Borough council faced criticism for its decision to schedule a public hearing on a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance, which looks to protect residents from discrimination based on, among other things, their sexual orientatio...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|


  • Arrests

    Police: Victim of accused Norristown preschool teacher was a child in his care

    NORRISTOWN >> A former preschool teacher facing numerous child sex assault charges is accused of victimizing a 3-year-old girl entrusted to his care, according to a criminal complaint filed in Montgomery County District Court Feb. 11.

    By Oscar Gamble @OGamble_TH on Twitter|

  • News

    SEVEN IN SEVEN: Gozu thunders into city; Pop Evil, Japandroids and others have local dates

    Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

  • Lifestyle

    THE TABLE: SCOTLAND – Would you eat Haggis?

    Scotland lies in the northern third of Great Britain. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the North Channel and the Irish Sea with a border to the south shared with England. The Scottish mainland and its 790 islands are part of Great Britain Great Britain is made-up of England, Wales and Scotland. To add to the confusion is that the “United Kingdom of Great Britain” includes Northern Ireland.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Entertainment

    DINING: Autograph Brasserie: Upscale newcomer in Wayne

    Walter Pater, a brilliant analyst of the arts in Victorian England, wrote that the soul of an artist should “burn with a hard gem-like flame.” Pater might just as well have been writing about Ralph Fernandez, the current executive chef and co-owner at the opulent 160-seat Autograph Brasserie in Wayne’s Spread Eagle Village. It opened in mid-2016 in the building that previously housed George’s and before that Le Mas Perrier, Samuel’s and Helen Sigel...

    By Len Lear For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    Jim Messina: Reconnecting with the fans; set to perform at Sellersville Theater

    It was 1970 when Jim Messina made the fateful decision to produce a new ABC/Dunhill songwriter with folksinger tendencies named Kenny Loggins.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Food

    Winter’s bounty: Fantastic fruits to enjoy now

    Orange, kiwi, clementine. Lemon, pear, grapefruit. Area chefs put a sunny spin on their favorite seasonal fruits, preparing them in ways guaranteed to ease those winter doldrums.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Code Blue issued for Montgomery County through Friday

    Norristown >> The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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  • News

    Phoenixville, OJR school districts to share in state money for construction projects

    State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19th Dist., announced Tuesday that Chester County school districts will receive more than $13.2 million in total state funding for reimbursements for major construction projects. In The Mercury’s coverage area, districts will receive a combined total of $1.35 million.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

  • News

    Montgomery County child poverty, health, education discussed at roundtable

    WHITPAIN >> It wasn’t until 2015 that the percentage of Montgomery County children living in poverty dropped back down to below the 2008 pre-recession level, Public Citizens for Children & Youth reported in its October 2016 “Left Out: The Status of Children in Montgomery County.”

    By Bob Keeler @bybobkeeler on Twitter|

  • News

    Early learning teacher faces child sex assault charges in Norristown

    NORRISTOWN >> A teacher at St. Francis of Assisi School’s Early Learning Center Program is facing charges of involvement in deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault and related offenses stemming from an incident that occurred Feb. 7, according to court documents.

    By Oscar Gamble @OGamble_TH on Twitter|

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