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Rachel Kelly crowned Phoenixville’s 2014 Dogwood Queen


Phoenixville closer to hiring collection agency for delinquent fees

PHOENIXVILLE — A month after Borough Manager Jean Krack introduced his intention to bring in an outside collection agency to cut down on nearly $1 million in delinquent water, sewer and trash fees owed to the borough, council approved a request...

By Frank Otto |


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    Local sports notices

    The Phoenixville Babe Ruth League has announced tryouts for the Junior American Legion (ages 14-15) baseball team that it sponsors. Tryouts will be held at deSanno Field, located at Wheatland and Mason streets.


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    Phoenixville YMCA coaches Ryan Kennedy, Tracy Arnold-Merke and Dana Glodek took six girls and five boys to compete at the YMCA Short Course National Swimming Championships in Greensboro, N.C., from April 1-4.

    For 21st Century Media |

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    Driver of car that crashed while fleeing East Pikeland police arraigned

    EAST PIKELAND — Four men told police varying stories after they allegedly stole items from at least one vehicle in the township earlier this year and crashed their car when fleeing from an officer.

    By Frank Otto |

  • Opinion

    You pay taxes — why doesn’t General Electric?

    You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It’s the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn’t some of America’s largest corporations pay their fair share too?

    By Frank Clemente Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Power of Encouragement

    “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Features/People

    Phillies pitcher helps Phoenixville Devon Prep freshman ace religion project

    When Devon Prep freshman and baseball enthusiast Joe Orsatti of Phoenixville was asked if he’d like to spend a long weekend in Clearwater, Fla. to see the Phillies in Spring Training, he couldn’t refuse. His only hesitation was the classwork and projects he’d have to make up when he returned.

    Courtesy of Devon Prep |

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    RSVP literacy programs need volunteers

    There are few things that excite a young child as much as storytime. It’s their chance to be transported into an action-packed adventure or a fairy-tale land. And best of all, they are discovering the magic of reading and words and possibilities.

    Courtesy of RSVP of Montgomery County |

  • Columns

    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Pocket Watches

    There are many objects that I appraise at my public events worldwide: paintings, sculptures, pottery, prints, beaded purses, Native American leatherware, toys, glassware, gold jewelry, silver, swords, guns, historic documents, sports collectibles, movie memorabilia, autographs and the list goes on. One of the most common items that I appraise — vintage or antique — are timepieces, specifically pocket watches.

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Features/People

    Cub Pack 119 tastes the ‘fruits’ of their labors

    Cub Scout Pack 119, Barkley Elementary, is leading a strong charge forward and building lasting relationships with local community groups in order to help those that are in need.

    Courtesy of Cub Scout Pack 119 |

  • Features/People

    Happy Birthday Elizabeth Marton Banjack

    Elizabeth Marton Banjack’s 95th birthday was April 10. She has lived her entire life in Phoenixville. She was the first child born to Mary and Janos Marton and she had four siblings — three sisters and one brother. She and her husband Joe, who died in 1973, had one daughter, Bette Banjack, who has written food columns for many years for The Phoenix. Elizabeth has had the same telephone since 1944! For 55 years she lived on Buchanan Street and for the past 16 years she has resided at St.


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