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 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:07:58 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Dinniman recognizes residents over 90 at Phoenixville Senior Center]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the Phoenixville Senior Center to recognize residents who have reached 90 years or older with special Senate Certificates of Recognition.

"It is always a pleasure to meet, chat with and honor our senior citizens," Dinniman said. "They are the people who literally fought for the freedoms we enjoy and built the towns where we live today.

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<![CDATA[Royersford Dentist announces candy buyback winners, total collected]]> ROYERSFORD >> After Halloween, The Royersford Dentist, Dr. Eric Paster, D.M.D., P.C., paid area children $1 for every pound of candy they donated between Nov. 1 and 14. All candy donations went directly to Liberty USO, serving active duty troops.

More than 600 pounds of candy total was collected to be sent to the troops.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:01:15 -0500 2014-11-25T18:01:15-05:00 2014-11-25T18:01:18-05:00
<![CDATA[Firebird Fest returns to Phoenixville for its 11th burn]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Excitement is building as Phoenixville prepares to host its 11th annual Firebird Festival on Saturday, Dec. 6. A crowd of thousands is expected to attend this year's event, which will be held in Friendship Field on Phoenixville's north side.

The yearly event is a celebration that welcomes the approaching winter solstice, as well as acknowledging the rebirth of the borough in recent years.

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<![CDATA[Prosecutors to seek life imprisonment against convicted Skippack teen killer Tristan Stahley]]> NORRISTOWN >> Citing "the threat to the safety of the public" by a Skippack teenager convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, prosecutors will seek to keep the teenager behind bars for the rest of his life.

Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Abidiwan-Lupo has filed notice in Montgomery County Court that he plans to seek a sentence of life imprisonment against Tristan Brian Stahley, 18, of the 4100 block of Rittenhouse Lane, who in September was convicted of first-degree murder in connection with the May 25, 2013, stabbing death of 17-year-old Julianne Siller, of Royersford.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:55:45 -0500 2014-11-24T15:55:45-05:00 2014-11-24T15:55:47-05:00
<![CDATA[Get Well Gabby Foundation to hold Breakfast with Santa]]> Previously named Old Fashioned Christmas, now Breakfast with Santa, A Very Gabby Christmas will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Conference Center at Valley Forge.

Seating times are at 8:30 a.m., 9:45, 11 and 12:15 p.m. This event sold out last year and the organizers expect the same response for this year's event.

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<![CDATA[Horse Power for Life's Jingle Fest returns, moves into Expo Center]]> OAKS >> The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center will host an exciting free event this year on Dec. 6. The Jingle Fest Dog-Friendly Holiday Craft Bazaar and Family Festival, hosted by Horse Power for Life, has something for everyone, and is raising money for an important cause.

The event runs from 10 a.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:50:58 -0500 2014-11-24T14:50:58-05:00 2014-11-24T14:51:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Residents oppose Phoenixville council's vote to kill rec board]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Although the majority of council voted to move to the next step of eliminating the borough's recreation board, one councilwoman and many residents remain staunchly opposed to the move.

In a 6-2 vote, council decided to schedule a public hearing at its next meeting Dec. 9 on the potential removal of the recreation board from borough ordinances.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:49:33 -0500 2014-11-24T14:49:33-05:00 2014-11-24T14:49:35-05:00
<![CDATA[Housing Authority recognized for inovative design at Fairview Village]]> On Oct. 17, the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) was honored to receive the prestigious Excellence in Housing award presented by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).

The award was for innovative project design of the Fairview Village housing development constructed in Phoenixville.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:31:34 -0500 2014-11-21T02:31:34-05:00 2014-11-21T02:31:44-05:00
<![CDATA[Neighbors of proposed Phoenixville school site worried by project scope]]> SCHUYLKILL TWP. >> Township supervisors unanimously approved a zoning change in their last meeting for the site where the Phoenixville Area School District plans to build its new school and fields complex, much to the dismay of residents living in an adjacent neighborhood.

"Residents on Meadowbrook Lane are opposed to giving Phoenixville Area School District carte blanche on unbridled development," neighbor Kathleen Mraz told Digital First Media.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:10:38 -0500 2014-11-19T15:10:38-05:00 2014-11-19T15:10:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Empty Bowls raises over $18k for PACS pantry]]> Phoenixville: Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) held its annual Empty Bowls event at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus Nov. 7. The event raised $18,454 for PACS' emergency food pantry to combat hunger locally and raise awareness of the global problem. It featured 600 handcrafted bowls donated by professional artists from around the area, including Chester Springs Art Studio and Phoenix Village Art Center, as well as students from Phoenixville and Great Valley school districts, Malvern Prep and Phelps School.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:46:54 -0500 2014-11-19T14:46:54-05:00 2014-11-19T14:47:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Crossroads Presbyterian, Limerick Bowl to offer Turkey Bowl dinner]]> The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those without a home or living alone.

Identifying thousands in the area like this, Limerick Bowl will be warming up their lanes on Thanksgiving Day while partnering with Crossroads Church to provide not just a free warm meal, but a family outing to capture the true essence of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:30:50 -0500 2014-11-19T12:30:50-05:00 2014-11-19T12:30:52-05:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Dogs give it their best at National and Philly Dog Shows in Oaks]]> Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: Canines and dog lovers filled the expo center last weekend for Saturday's National Dog Show and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's dog show on Sunday. To find out who won best in show, watch the broadcast of the National Dog Show at noon on NBC Thanksgiving Day.

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<![CDATA[TCHS Pickering celebrates Veterans Day with military band performances]]> To celebrate Veterans Day, the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus hosted a concert of the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast on Monday, Nov. 10. Brass in Blue, a brass quintet, and High Altitude, a rock band, gave a private concert to TCHS students during the day. The 42-musician concert band played for the public during an evening performance.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:28:43 -0500 2014-11-17T10:28:43-05:00 2014-11-17T10:28:47-05:00
<![CDATA[RSVP provides tutoring in STEM programs for region's students]]> Algebra: a simple concept that strikes fear in the hearts of most high school students. As it turns out, algebra really is part of our daily lives and often, we don't even know it. Still skeptical?

You use algebra every time you fill your car up with gas and calculate your mileage; every time you contemplate buying an item and you spend time searching for the best deal; when you make comparisons to select a bank that offers you the best interest rates; when you play sports and analyze the distance between the target and you; and even cooking your favorite recipe requires you to think about proportions, measurements and, of course, an optimal outcome.

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:49:41 -0500 2014-11-16T23:49:41-05:00 2014-11-16T23:49:56-05:00
<![CDATA[RSVP to donate picture books to Montgomery County preschoolers on Giving Tuesday]]> On Dec. 2, RSVP of Montgomery County will participate in the #GivingTuesday movement, a national initiative created to evoke the spirit of giving back to community during the days after Thanksgiving.

"Our goal is to raise enough money to buy at least one picture book for each Montgomery County Head Start preschool student," says Michele Moll, RSVP's Executive Director.

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:49:34 -0500 2014-11-16T23:49:34-05:00 2014-11-16T23:49:40-05:00