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Two Lower Providence roads to remain closed for clean-up after deadly truck crash

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Perk Valley sophomore plans Haiti mission with Royersford church

ROYERSFORD >> Building dreams for others, is what a Perkiomen Valley sophomore is going to do this summer. ...

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  • Business

    PHOTOS: With murals complete, Bluebird Distilling is almost ready to open

    Bluebird Distilling owner Jared Akins is hoping for a summer opening for the distillery on the corner of Starr and Bridge streets. Now that the murals on the walls are complete, it’s well on its way.

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  • Features/People

    CBS 3 meteorologist Kate Bilo discusses journey from Phoenixville to the Philly forecast

    PHILADELPHIA >> Phoenixville native Kate Bilo likes to say she came into weather forecasting through the back door.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito mdippolito@21st-centurymedia.com @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Scooter (dog) Scooter is a handsome 1- to 2-year-old male mastiff/pit mix. He is a sweet boy who loves attention and likes running in the snow. Scooter needs some leash training but would make an excellent walking partner.

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  • Our say

    From the Editor’s Desk: Farewell Phoenixville, or rather, see you around

    It’s with mixed emotions that I write this final column and put one more issue of The Phoenix Reporter & Item to bed.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito mdippolito@21st-centurymedia.com @Phxvillenews on Twitter |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Copy Machine Study

    As we were growing up, I think all of us heard the words “just because.” To our questions of why we should eat our vegetables or take a nap or study math, the answer all too often was simply “just because.” Without a clear rationale, it is hard to muster up the motivation to do the right thing.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Valley Forge Road bridge closing creates traffic nightmare scenario

    We all knew it was coming. The past few months, especially, were filled with confused looks, furrowed brows and general disdain at the mere mention of Valley Forge Bridge closing on Route 23 in Schuylkill Township. Deemed structurally deficient for some time, the replacement of the unsafe bridge was inevitable, and so was the major traffic upheaval for 20,000 commuters who rely on driving over the bridge daily.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Waddle down to Collegeville for the third annual Rubber Ducky Regatta

    COLLEGEVILLE >> On your mark! Get set! Float!

    By Mark D. Marotta For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Perk Valley sophomore plans Haiti mission with Royersford church

    ROYERSFORD >> Building dreams for others, is what a Perkiomen Valley sophomore is going to do this summer.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Madison Denson crowned Phoenixville’s 2015 Dogwood Queen

    As April comes to a close and May begins, Phoenixville gets Dogwood Fever. Last Saturday, April 25, Madison Denson was named the 2015 Dogwood Queen during the Dogwood Pageant at Barkley Elementary. She will carry on the duties of the Dogwood Queen through the festival and beyond throughout the year. This year’s Dogwood Festival will take place May 11-16. For more information, visit PhoenixvilleDogwoodFestival.org.

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  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Instant Coffee and Imitation Foods

    Instant Coffee >> was introduced in the United States during the Civil War. What was called a “coffee block” was made of processed coffee and hot water that were combined together for drinking on the battlefield. It would take another 50 years for a patent to be approved for instant coffee as we know it today.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

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