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PHOENIXVILLE - The Phoenixville Area School District is considering outsourcing some of its IT help to a firm in Virginia.

Phoenixville Executive Director of Operations Stan Johnson said nothing is set in stone, but the disrict put out a request for proposal earlier this year that yielded several offers.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:26:19 -0400 2014-07-23T16:26:19-04:00 2014-07-23T16:26:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Stipend increases approved for head custodians in Phoenixville]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Four head custodians in the Phoenixville Area School District received an increase to the stipends they receive for the number of hours they work each pay period.

The Phoenixville Area School Board voted unanimously to increase each man's stipend by 55 cents per hour.

"What Mr.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:23:25 -0400 2014-07-23T16:23:25-04:00 2014-07-23T16:23:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Schwenksville High Class of '64 plans 50th reunion]]> Plans have begun and invitations have been mailed for a 50-year reunion of the Schwenksville High School Class of 1964.

A Friday night mixer is being planned at the Northside Bar & Restaurant in Zieglerville on Sept. 26 starting at 6 p.m. The reunion dinner and social will be hosted on Saturday, Sept.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:12:10 -0400 2014-07-22T18:12:10-04:00 2014-07-22T18:12:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville school district files for 'immediate' possession of Meadow Brook]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Citing a lack of cooperation from a pair of owners of the Meadow Brook Golf Club, the Phoenixville Area School Board voted Monday to take "immediate" possession of the property.

Bruce Campbell, half of the CY Group, which owns 50 percent of the golf club, said the district should have all the paperwork it requested and is trying to make him out to be "the bad guy" in the dispute.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:56:52 -0400 2014-07-22T15:56:52-04:00 2014-07-22T15:56:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Beth Chaim Reform Congregation welcomes new rabbi]]> Rabbi Michelle Denker Pearlman became the new rabbi of Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in Malvern July 1. She takes over from Rabbi Aileen Hollander, who has served as the congregation's rabbi since 2002. Rabbi Aileen will continue to serve the congregation as the director of religious education.

Rabbi Pearlman will lead her first Shabbat service at Beth Chaim Reform Congregation on Friday, Aug.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:14:29 -0400 2014-07-22T14:14:29-04:00 2014-07-22T14:14:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Kiddie Academy of Royersford receives national awards from parent company]]> Caroline Klein, franchise owner of Kiddie Academy of Royersford, recently received awards from the parent company, Kiddie Academy, during their annual national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The academy received the Kiddie Academy® Annual Recognition Award for Best Practices: Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Best Practices: Health and Fitness.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:30:28 -0400 2014-07-22T13:30:28-04:00 2014-07-22T13:30:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Tim Buckwalter wins special feature at Grandview]]>



Daryn Pittman led all 35 laps, but it ws Brian Montieth who was the show on July 17 at the Lincoln Speedway. Pittman started on the pole and bested Outlaw (King" Steve Kinser into turn one as the field trailed with Montieth way back in 15th spot. Lap after lap Montieth picked off the Outlaws before passing Joey Saldana for second on lap 23 and then set his sites on Pittman.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:30:05 -0400 2014-07-22T13:30:05-04:00 2014-07-22T13:30:09-04:00
<![CDATA[CCLS is 'flipping out' over new digital magazine distribution, Flipster]]> The Chester County Library System (CCLS) welcomes Flipster to the list of electronic services it provides to patrons. Flipster is a digital magazine distribution service where customers can access magazine from a variety of publishers through a web browser using their Chester County library card number.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:21:40 -0400 2014-07-22T13:21:40-04:00 2014-07-22T13:21:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports: Pedestrian struck, groom's iPhone stolen]]> Pedestrian struck near bridge

PERKIOMEN TWP. - A 17-year-old Collegeville girl was walking on the sidewalk of the Route 113 bridge over the Perkiomen Creek when she was hit around 12:55 p.m. July 8.

The pedestrian failed to look for oncoming traffic and stepped into the path of a 2015 Mazda 6 driven by an 18-year-old woman from Collegeville, police said.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:24:22 -0400 2014-07-21T18:24:22-04:00 2014-07-21T18:24:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Fire crews rescue woman via boat in Phoenixville]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Crews from several area fire departments helped evacuate a person suffering from an undetermined medical event from the banks of the Schuylkill River Saturday night on the borough's north end.

Phoenixville Assistant Fire Chief Brian Gallagher said crews were dispatched at 8:26 p.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:59:20 -0400 2014-07-21T11:59:20-04:00 2014-07-21T11:59:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Organizations teaming to create interpreter program in Phoenixville]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Between the pain, fear and urgency of the situation, anyone having a medical emergency finds themselves in a stressful situation.

Imagine the frustration and dread a language barrier would add if it were mixed into the situation, as is the case for many in the Phoenixville area.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:37:11 -0400 2014-07-21T11:37:11-04:00 2014-07-21T11:37:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Lower Providence Fire Department rescues two entrapped after crash at Egypt Road and Casselberry Drive]]>

LOWER PROVIDENCE - Lower Providence Fire Department cut the door off of a car on Egypt Road Sunday after a two-vehicle crash entrapped two subjects in one vehicle.

At approximately 1:11 p.m., fire personnel and Lower Providence Police Department personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash between a BMW sedan and a Kia SUV at the intersection of Egypt Road and Casselberry Drive.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:18:00 -0400 2014-07-21T11:18:00-04:00 2014-07-21T11:18:06-04:00
<![CDATA[John James Audubon Center in Lower Providence holds bird banding demonstration]]>

LOWER PROVIDENCE - If you have ever been walking alone near a forested area and felt like eyes were watching you, it could have been a well-camouflaged Eastern screech owl cloaked in the colors of the forest.

During an average lifetime, a human will miss spotting approximately 12 screech owls hidden in the natural landscape.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:14:58 -0400 2014-07-21T11:14:58-04:00 2014-07-21T11:14:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery, Chester county planning commissions meet to discuss issues]]>

The Montgomery County Planning Commission shared ideas and planning issues with Chester County's planning commission at a meeting earlier this month, marking the first time in years the two authorities have met with each other to bounce around ideas.

"The focus of our meeting was to talk about, specifically, transportation projects that relate to both of our counties and our suburban business parks," said Jody Holton, the executive director of the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:13:03 -0400 2014-07-21T11:13:03-04:00 2014-07-21T11:13:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Undercover Phoenixville Police bust up 2 cocaine dealers]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Two alleged cocaine dealers were arrested after undercover operations conducated by the Phoenixville Police.

William George Geffken Jr., 47, and Amber Rae Carey, 23, both of Phoenixville, were both charged with multiple felony counts of manufacturing, delivering and/or possessing drugs as well as criminal use of a communication facility, among multiple misdemeanor charges.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:41:49 -0400 2014-07-18T20:41:49-04:00 2014-07-18T20:41:53-04:00