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, 22 Nov 2014 19:44:32 -0500 60 <![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
<![CDATA[Humane Society, Spayed Club partner to provide spay and neutering services in Phoenixville]]> The Humane Society Phoenixville and The Spayed Club are pleased to announce a partnership that will bring low-cost spay and neutering services for cats and dogs to the Phoenixville community.

The partnership was born out of both non-profit organizations' mission to curb pet overpopulation as well as a desire to fill a need for the residents of Phoenixville and beyond.

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:47:32 -0500 2014-11-16T23:47:32-05:00 2014-11-16T23:47:34-05:00
<![CDATA[Upper Providence police officers lauded for life-saving efforts]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Police Chief Mark Toomey recognized five of his officers during the Nov. 3 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Sgt. Robert Solorio, Cpl. Jeff Hilt, Officer Scott Reynolds, Officer Shea Johnson, Officer James Rosser were recognized with a Unit Life Saving Commendation. for an incident that occurred on Aug 26.

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:14:46 -0500 2014-11-14T15:14:46-05:00 2014-11-14T15:14:49-05:00
<![CDATA[Perkiomen Valley School Board wants look at budget with zero-percent tax increase]]> PERKIOMEN >> Just about two months into the current school year, the Perkiomen Valley School Board is already discussing the next year's budget and many board members want to get a look at one with no tax increase.

Discussing how to go about building the 2015-16 budget, Board President Ann Mantey posed declaring right away to the state that they will not go above the district's Act 1 index to reduce the amount of approvals with the state.

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:14:05 -0500 2014-11-14T15:14:05-05:00 2014-11-14T15:14:08-05:00
<![CDATA[Dogs to strut their stuff at the Expo Center this weekend]]> More than 1,500 purebred dogs are hoping to earn barking rights to the most distinguished canine title in the country when the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show takes over the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks on Nov. 15 and 16.

Earning the stature of top dog -- or Best In Show, in Dog Show terminology -- is the culmination of a process that gradually moves a canine up through the ranks, landing the lucky pooch in the spotlight for millions of dog lovers well beyond the Expo Center crowd.

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:02:43 -0500 2014-11-13T16:02:43-05:00 2014-11-13T16:03:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Royersford pediatric cancer patient gets room redesign]]> ROYERSFORD >> In July 2008, Trey Love, a then 21-month-old boy from Royersford, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.

What began as a tumor on his adrenal gland quickly metastasized to a tumor behind his right eye, as well as several other areas, and then spread to his bone marrow.

Love's parents then reached out to the local community to aid in Trey's fight through various treatments including chemotherapy, stem cell harvesting, surgery, stem cell transplant, radiation and antibody therapy.

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:02:29 -0500 2014-11-13T16:02:29-05:00 2014-11-13T16:02:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville High School senior chosen to attend medical school conference]]> Sierra Longo, a senior at Phoenixville Area High School, is attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16.

The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:18:09 -0500 2014-11-13T14:18:09-05:00 2014-11-13T14:18:10-05:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville holds special events in honor of Veterans Day]]> Honoring our vets: A number of events were held in Phoenixville last weekend and Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. Above, left to right, Fred Bieler, Dan Stranick and Don Mahoney of Phoenixville VFW Post 1564 display the colors during Phoenixville Area High School's Saluting Our Veterans on Tuesday.

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