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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:10:38 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Kovaleski awarded Phoenixville's Ambassador of the Year]]> The Rotary Club of Phoenixville hosted the 52nd Annual Inter-Service Club Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Phoenixville Country Club. The well attended event featured the presentation of the 2014 Ambassador of the Year Award to James C. Kovaleski.

The other very qualified nominees for this year's award were Karen Dobson, John Keenan, George Mansur and Betty Thierry.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:32:03 -0400 2014-10-30T15:32:03-04:00 2014-10-30T15:32:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Local entrepreneur appears on ABC's 'Shark Tank']]> TREDYFFRIN TWP. >> "Five years of publicity in 10 minutes" is what Phil Reitnour, a Tredyffrin resident, had to say about his appearance on ABC's "Shark Tank," which aired on national television Friday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m.

Reitnour, founder and CEO, and his company's executive vice president, Jason Friedberg, were the final pair to be featured on the episode and stepped on stage to pitch their personal security application, EmergenSee.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:23:36 -0400 2014-10-30T15:23:36-04:00 2014-10-30T15:23:48-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: 11th annual Firebird Festival sculpture nearly complete]]> Phoenixville: Anyone who's driven past Friendship Field recently has surely noticed this year's firebird growing steadily. The sculpture is almost complete thanks to the volunteers working to make Phoenixville's 11th annual Firebird Festival possible. The festival will be held on Dec. 6.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:21:15 -0400 2014-10-30T15:21:15-04:00 2014-10-30T15:21:52-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Phoenixville School Board chooses environmental consultant for Meadow Brook site]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Area School Board decided to approve a local firm to be its environmental consultant for potential issues on the Meadow Brook Golf Club property.

Schuylkill Township-based Environmental Standards Inc. was hired for $46,617 to conduct testing on the site.

Initial testing in 2008 by another firm which was up for consideration, Advantage Engineering, of West Chester, showed there were three issues at the Meadow Brook site.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:59:06 -0400 2014-10-29T17:59:06-04:00 2014-10-29T17:59:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Fire companies respond to GlaxoSmithKline in Upper Providence]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Multiple fire companies responded to a fire call at the GlaxoSmithKline campus on Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews from Black Rock, Collegeville, Perkiomen, Trappe and Upper Providence fire companies as well as the Phoenixville Fire Department responded to the scene just off Black Rock Road around 1:45 p.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:54:57 -0400 2014-10-29T17:54:57-04:00 2014-10-29T17:54:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Education funding group hears local testimony]]> PERKIOMEN >> Members of the Basic Education Funding Commission met with local school superintendents Thursday at Perkiomen Valley High School to hear their issues regarding the school education formula.

State Rep. Mike Vereb, R-150th, one of the leaders of the commission tasked with coming up with a new basic education funding formula, hosted the hearing in a school where he was first drawn to the issue.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:52:29 -0400 2014-10-29T17:52:29-04:00 2014-10-29T17:52:32-04:00 STORIFY
<![CDATA[Rep. Gerlach to close Trappe office]]> TRAPPE >> Since he is not running for re-election, Congressman Jim Gerlach has decided to close his district office in Trappe as of Oct. 31.

"The residents, business owners and community leaders in Trappe really made us feel at home for the last 12 years," Gerlach said via a statement. "It has been an absolute honor serving the borough and Montgomery County.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:49:13 -0400 2014-10-29T17:49:13-04:00 2014-10-29T17:49:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville crash]]> Phoenixville >> Phoenixville police responded to a three car crash at Bridge and Main streets about 2 p.m. Sunday.

The driver of a red sedan was transported to the hospital as a result of the crash and a young girl was also taken to the hospital for evaluation after suffering minor injuries, sources said.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:47:39 -0400 2014-10-29T17:47:39-04:00 2014-10-29T17:47:41-04:00
<![CDATA[NRC to hike oversight at Limerick nuke plant due to security issue]]> LIMERICK >> Three days after granting the Limerick nuclear plant another 20 years of operation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it will institute increased oversight of the plant because of an unidentified security problem at the plant.

According to <![CDATA[Limerick nuke plant's license renewed for 20 years]]> LIMERICK >> With little fanfare and even less comment, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Monday announced the renewal of the operating license at the Limerick Generating Station for another 20 years.

The renewals come a full ten years before the first of the original 40-year licenses on the two nuclear reactors there expire.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:46:29 -0400 2014-10-29T17:46:29-04:00 2014-10-29T17:46:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring-Ford School Board to vote on scoreboard replacement]]> LIMERICK >> The Spring-Ford Area School Board will vote next week on whether or not to replace Ram Stadium's scoreboard for $43,502.

"We talked about the new baseball stadium scoreboard at Ram Stadium," said board President Joe Ciresi of the latest property committee meeting held Oct. 16. "We looked at some logos.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:43:23 -0400 2014-10-29T17:43:23-04:00 2014-10-29T17:43:24-04:00
<![CDATA[American Treasure Tour museum expansion OK'd in Upper Providence]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> A nostalgia museum has been granted conditional use approval to expand its operations in Oaks.

After a one-hour public hearing on Oct. 6, township supervisors agreed that American Treasure Tour could increase its exhibit space, maximum occupancy, and operating hours at 122 Mill Road.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:41:22 -0400 2014-10-29T17:41:22-04:00 2014-10-29T17:41:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Uncle B's and HCA team up to provide mammograms to Phoenixville residents]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Uncle B's BBQ Shack in Phoenixville is giving back to the community in a special way this month.

Owner Brian Howell (Uncle B) wants to share some of the profits from his business to support the mammogram program at Health Care Access of Phoenixville (HCA).

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays now through Nov.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:32:29 -0400 2014-10-29T17:32:29-04:00 2014-10-29T17:32:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Youth Club football field vandalized]]> Garage door opener removed from Malvern woman's vehicle

CHARLESTOWN >> State Police responded to the report of a motor vehicle theft that occurred on Oct. 6 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Victoria Court in Charlestown Township. Unknown individuals entered the unlocked vehicle of a 39-year-old Malvern woman and removed a garage door opener.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:16:38 -0400 2014-10-29T17:16:38-04:00 2014-10-29T17:16:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville School Board borrows $9.9M for construction]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> In what has become an annual tradition, the Phoenixville Area School Board approved taking out a $9.965 million bond last week.

In a 7-0 vote at its Thursday workshop, the board approved taking out the bond with a 2.54 percent interest rate, which the district's advisor said turned out to be a very good deal.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:11:57 -0400 2014-10-29T17:11:57-04:00 2014-10-29T17:11:58-04:00