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 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:17:42 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Celebrating National Volunteer Week]]> Michael Smith of Royersford celebrated National Volunteer Week last week with a hug from some of the employees he works with at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Mike has 4,560 hours of volunteer service so far at PMMC doing deliveries, administrative tasks and other support work beyond his normal duties for the staff in the Respiratory Department.

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<![CDATA[Officials working to move forward with transportation improvements]]> State Sen. Andy Dinniman and Phoenixville Mayor Michael Speck recently brought together PennDOT and local officials for a meeting on upcoming transportation improvement projects in Phoenixville.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:17:17 -0400 2015-04-17T12:17:17-04:00 2015-04-17T12:17:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Wolf's homecare order a money grab, puts personal care choice at risk]]> For the past 25 years, Don Lambrecht and David Smith have teamed up to allow Dave, a homebound quadriplegic, to lead a productive and fulfilling life -- and they've formed a close friendship in the process. But earlier this year, a little-known When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each other the same salary. That's how equal partnerships work.

Today, you know the Fishers' company as Gap Inc. Following Doris and Don's lead, the company continues to pay the women and men who work there dollar for dollar for the same day's work -- from sales associate to senior executive and every level in between.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:42:44 -0400 2015-04-17T10:42:44-04:00 2015-04-17T10:42:44-04:00
<![CDATA[6 PAHS juniors to vie for 2015 Dogwood Queen crown]]> Springtime is here and the 2015 Dogwood Festival is only a month away.

In Phoenixville, that can only mean one thing: it's time once again to choose the next Dogwood Queen.

This year's Dogwood Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at Samuel K. Barkley Elementary School, 320 Second Ave.

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<![CDATA[Think About It: Just Did It]]> Robert H. Schuller was a force. When he died recently at 88 years of age, I felt as though I had lost a friend. Although I never shook his hand, his influence in my life was profound.

His leadership journey really took a huge step forward in 1955 when he began a church in a drive-in movie theater in Garden Grove, California.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:19:28 -0400 2015-04-17T02:19:28-04:00 2015-04-17T02:19:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Barking Back at Cancer]]> Phoenixville resident Jill Nance Kelly and her dog Riley were the grand marshalls for Pottstown's 2015 Bark for Life in Memorial Park last weekend. The ninth annual event raised a total of $30,479.29 so far for the American Cancer Society.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:17:13 -0400 2015-04-16T17:17:13-04:00 2015-04-16T17:17:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Group looks to rename Phoenixville bridge after MLK]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Community leaders are asking for the support in renaming the Main Street Bridge after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Former longtime Phoenixville Mayor Leo Scoda, Donald Coppedge of the Grimes African Methodist Episcopalian Church, and the Rev. Nathan Coleman, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, came before Phoenixville Borough Council Tuesday night to ask for its support in changing the bridge's name to honor the late civil rights leader.

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<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Punky (cat)

This domestic short hair true calico (orange/black/white) is approximately 4 to 5 months old, spayed, playful and likes her feet on the ground. Punky is affectionate on her own terms. She would be happy in a home with or without other kitties and likes human interaction on her terms.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:29:16 -0400 2015-04-16T16:29:16-04:00 2015-04-16T16:29:16-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Get gardening to celebrate spring]]> Gardening >> Spring has sprung. So can summer be too far away? Summer brings to mind gardening.

There are flower gardens and there are vegetable gardens. Vegetable gardening takes a lot of planning and work. With flowers, no matter where you plant seed or plants, it looks nice.

Half of the enjoyment is the planning, the dreaming and the expedition of this wonderful bond between yourself and nature.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:52:17 -0400 2015-04-16T15:52:17-04:00 2015-04-16T15:52:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Independent-living residents at Parkhouse to be evicted in July]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Residents of Montgomery Meadows, the independent-living facility at the Parkhouse geriatric center, will be evicted in July.

Frank Custer, Montgomery County's communications director, said the county has been made aware of the situation but declined to comment.

Representatives from Mid-Atlantic Health Care LLC, the property's owner, did not return phone calls or emails to Digital First Media Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Ursinus student hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds]]> COLLEGEVILLE >> An Ursinus University student was transported to the hospital Wednesday night after an apparent stabbing.

Media officials from the school had little information on the incident on Thursday other than the wounds were self-inflicted and that the student had been transported Wednesday night to the hospital for treatment.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:43:36 -0400 2015-04-16T15:43:36-04:00 2015-04-16T15:43:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Upper Providence OKs 30 new homes near Trappe]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The supervisors unanimously approved the Hess preliminary subdivision plan for a planned two-phase housing development near Trappe.

Attorney Ed Mullin presented plans to construct 30 new homes next to the existing homestead on 40.35 acres between Valley View, Hess and North Borough Line Roads.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:40:51 -0400 2015-04-16T15:40:51-04:00 2015-04-16T15:40:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Teen Safe Driving Competition teaches safety behind the wheel]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> With up to $2,000 on the line, 26 high school students from across a five-county area tested their skills behind the wheel Wednesday.

Students participated in the second annual Teen Safe Driving Competition at the Technical College High School Pickering Campus in Phoenixville.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:39:14 -0400 2015-04-16T15:39:14-04:00 2015-04-16T15:39:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor sworn in as special assistant district attorney in Centre County]]> NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. has been sworn in as special assistant district attorney in Centre County.

In an email to Digital First Media Tuesday morning, Castor said he was appointed to the post last Thursday and sworn in last Friday.

"My role is primarily to prosecute hearings or cases where the DA, personally, may have to testify or her personal actions are put at issue by the defense," Castor said.

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