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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:38:47 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Montco Quarter Midget racing results]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:28:14 -0400 2014-07-28T13:28:14-04:00 2014-07-28T13:28:17-04:00 <![CDATA['Old Man' Haus sweeps Selinsgrove racing]]>


Brent Marks turned the tables on Greg Hodnett at Williams Grove Speedway on July 25. And instead of chasing him to the checkers in the 410 sprint feature, as he did a week earlier, he took the win ahead of the over points leader for his first Grove victory of the season.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:11:25 -0400 2014-07-28T13:11:25-04:00 2014-07-28T13:11:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Pa. transfers 16 acres from Pennhurst to East Vincent for park]]>

EAST VINCENT- The state has completed the transfer of 16 acres to the township for a park.

The transferred land, located next to the Southeastern Veterans Center, represents the final step of State Sen. Andrew Dinniman's 2009 legislation that conveyed a total of 96 acres from the commonwealth to East Vincent.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:28 -0400 2014-07-28T13:00:28-04:00 2014-07-28T13:00:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring City starts fast in West Lawn junior legion tourney]]>

Spring City 6, Wissahickon 2: Ethan Hellberg drove in three runs with two singles to spark Spring City to a victory over Wissahickson in the Junior Legion Eastern Regional tournament at Ted Palka Park in West Lawn on July 27.

Spring City relied on Brandon Ferrie to take up innings en route to the win.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:56:29 -0400 2014-07-28T11:56:29-04:00 2014-07-28T11:56:33-04:00
<![CDATA[25 take part in archery distance competition]]>

SCHUYLKILL - Twenty-five people of different ages competed in the 9th Annual Archery Distance Competition at the Phoenixville Area YMCA Saturday morning.

Jay Mitchell (14-17) and John Hotalen (adult) tied for the longest hit at 55 yards. The two gold medalists will also receive plaques.

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:29:49 -0400 2014-07-26T16:29:49-04:00 2014-07-26T16:29:52-04:00
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:07:11 -0400 2014-07-26T16:07:11-04:00 2014-07-26T16:07:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Kimberton Fair returns with fun and a focus on agriculture]]> The commotion engulfing the Kimberton Fairgrounds has been hard to miss this week. And it could only signal one thing: The Kimberton Community Fair is here.

The smells of funnel cake and other carnival treats mixed with those of home-baked goods while the sounds of music, games, rides and crowds filled the air.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:19:52 -0400 2014-07-25T21:19:52-04:00 2014-07-25T21:19:52-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA['Good Old' event to bring old-fashioned fun to Pennypacker Mills]]> The lazy days of summer in the early 1900s often meant sipping lemonade on the wide porch where one could feel a cool breeze, playing lawn games of croquet, boating on the Perkiomen Creek and enjoying a walk through the Victorian garden.

Next Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pennypacker Mills will host a free summertime event where guests will go back in time to those relaxing summer days for old-fashioned fun and toe-tapping musical entertainment.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:16:38 -0400 2014-07-25T13:16:38-04:00 2014-07-25T13:16:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Lionville ends Spring City legion season]]> In the opener against Chestnut Hill, Spring City's Mark Breitenbach and Shane Emrich combined on a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts as the Red Sox won, 10-0.

Breitenbach pitched seven innings and did not allow ahit until Demetri Smith led off the seventh inning with a single. He fanned 11 batters and walked three.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:10:15 -0400 2014-07-24T15:10:15-04:00 2014-07-24T15:10:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Junior Tennis tops Kennett]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Phoenixville Recreation dropped a narrow 5-4 decision to host Downingtown in the Southern Chester County Junior Tennis League on July 21.

In the 18-year-olds' division, Christian Lehning won an 8-1 match. At 14's, Joe Vaile took an 8-4 verdict. At 14's, Andrew Holmberg won by an 8-6 score.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:55:14 -0400 2014-07-24T12:55:14-04:00 2014-07-24T15:08:23-04:00
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:05:30 -0400 2014-07-24T15:05:30-04:00 2014-07-24T15:05:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Breisblatt directs first grid camp in Phoenixville]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - The turnout of just 12 youngsters for the first annual Phuture Phantoms Football Camp was far smaller than new Phoenixville Area High School head football coach Evan Breisblatt would have liked.

Yet, he and the campers still had fun going through drills at the camp held at Washington Field from July 14-17 during daytime hours.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:04:37 -0400 2014-07-24T15:04:37-04:00 2014-07-24T15:04:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Lower Pottsgrove man jailed for illegally possessing firearm while hunting in Limerick]]>

NORRISTOWN - A Lower Pottsgrove man who once served jail time for stabbing a Limerick teen has been sent back to jail for illegally possessing a firearm during an alleged hunting excursion in Limerick.

Michael Evan Fallon, 23, of the 1400 block of North Valley Road, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 11½ to 23 months in the county jail, to be followed by five years' probation, after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of persons not to possess a firearm in connection with the December 2013, incident near Steinmetz and Mill roads in Limerick.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:11:24 -0400 2014-07-24T13:11:24-04:00 2014-07-24T13:11:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick Fire Company's kids camp successful]]>

LIMERICK - After walking away from a controlled fire he just put out with a fire extinguisher, Brody, looking at his hands through wire-rimmed glasses, explained how he did it.

"Pull the pin, aim the hose," the young boy explained slowly and carefully. "Then you squeeze."

The aspiring firefighter just learned the skill from real firefighters, who'd taught him and more than a dozen other boys and girls like him.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:20 -0400 2014-07-24T13:07:20-04:00 2014-07-24T13:07:24-04:00 UTUBEVIDEO
<![CDATA[Lower Frederick Fire Co. slates Steak Night fundraiser]]> Area residents will be able to sink their teeth into a juicy T-bone steak and help a local fire company buy a new fire truck, all at the same time next Saturday.

All they have to do is purchase a $25 ticket from Lower Frederick Fire Co. and then go to the company's firehouse on Spring Mount Road Aug.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:43:20 -0400 2014-07-24T11:43:20-04:00 2014-07-24T11:43:24-04:00