In Other News

Bradley Stone, suspected killer of 6, found dead

By Oscar Gamble @OGamble_TH on Twitter |

Congress: Gerlach last-ditch effort to pass conservation tax break falls short

WASHINGTON >> Despite winning a majority of votes in the House of Representatives, the last-ditch effort by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach to make permanent a federal tax break for donating land for conservation fell just 13 votes shy of passage Thursday...

By Digital First Staff |


  • General news

    Mayor vetoes vote to dissolve rec board, final vote scheduled for Dec. 23

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Mayor Michael Speck vetoed a vote by borough council to dissolve the Recreation Board at Tuesday night’s meeting.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |

  • General news

    The Loft at Landis Creek Golf Club to host Brunch with Santa

    The Loft at Landis Creek Golf Club (formerly Limerick Golf Club) has announced that it will host Brunch with Santa, Sunday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 12 and under.


  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Julie (dog) Julie is a very sweet 3-year-old beagle. She loves exploring outside, going wherever her nose takes her, and she is good with children and other dogs. Julie is a great cuddler, house- and crate-trained and up-to-date on her shots. Please contact Spay and Save at 610-279-9714 for more information.


  • Features/People

    O’Grady’s to host fundraiser for Phoenixville firefighter battling brain cancer

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Dale Sims and his wife, Barbara, met by accident.

    By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media |

  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Christmas Village: Visit the Christmas Village at Westridge Estates, 970 Township Line Road, Phoenixville. See over 150 lighted porcelain houses in a late-19th Century setting, including a city, farmland, amusement park, ski mountain resort, New England countryside and seaport and Alpine village. This 300 square foot display includes working trains and animation to the thrill the Christmas child in all of us. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 13 to Jan. 4. Hours are 2 to 4...


  • Music

    Casino revives Valley Forge Music Fair

    UPPER MERION >> So you thought you said farewell to the fair nearly 20 years ago?

    By Gary Puleo @MustangMan48 on Twitter |

  • General news

    Schwenksville Elementary collects supplies to stock local pantry

    SCHWENKSVILLE >> Thanks to the generosity of staff, students and families, Schwenksville Elementary was able to collect and deliver over 30 boxes and bags of food, hats/gloves and basic care items to the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry! The volunteers at the pantry were very thankful to receive the donations. Special thanks from the organizers goes out to Stacia Hang, school counselor, for coordinating the effort with Cub Scout Pack 105, and to Jim Rude, school social worker, and Kim...


  • Business

    SEI holds inaugural women’s conference

    OAKS >> SEI Chairman and CEO Alfred P. West, Jr., speaks to an audience at SEI’s inaugural Women’s Network Leadership Summit at the company’s headquarters Dec. 3, designed to help women grow personally and make an impact professionally. The company has placed tremendous importance on providing support and guidance to women in the workplace and hopes this event will become a staple for SEI and other women in the region.


  • Residential real estate

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Community Realty strengthens Pennsylvania presence

    Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the addition of Community Realty to its franchise network. At the helm of the newly formed brokerage are co-owners John Colarusso, Phoenixville entrepreneur, and leading Phoenixville real estate sales professional, Jennifer Daywalt. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Community Realty will serve the greater Phoenixville area, including Chester, Montgomery and Berks counties.

    Courtesy of Community Realty |

  • Music

    Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge to host Caroling at the Carillon

    Washington Memorial National Carillon at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge will host Caroling at the Carillon, a Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along, on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by Doug Gefvert playing the 58-bell carillon. This outdoor event takes place in front of the carillon tower, so dress warmly!

    Courtesy of Washington Memorial Chapel |

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