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, 28 Jul 2015 13:50:25 -0400 60 <![CDATA[LIVE: Gov. Wolf speaks in Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Gov. Tom Wolf continues the "Schools That Teach" tour to discuss his 2015-16 budget priorities at Phoeniville Area Middle School.

Reporter Evan Brandt is there, covering the event live. You can follow his coverage in the above graphic.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:27:41 -0400 20150728103746 2015-07-28T10:27:41-04:00 2015-07-28T10:37:46-04:00 SCRIBBLE
<![CDATA[Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations]]> A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

Clay For Water was created by Corey Johnson of CJ Pottery to raise awareness of and money for clean water access in developing countries like Nicaragua.

"We are all about educating people on both sides of the spectrum - people who have more than they know how to deal with, and people who have next to nothing," Johnson said in a telephone interview.

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:18:37 -0400 20150725123537 2015-07-25T12:18:37-04:00 2015-07-25T12:35:37-04:00
<![CDATA[While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help]]> Early last December - in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy - Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before "being blindsided" by a heart failure diagnosis two weeks later.

A flurry of doctor's visits and cardiac tests followed, but her symptoms persisted.

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:30:25 -0400 20150725123025 2015-07-25T12:30:25-04:00 2015-07-25T12:30:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief]]> When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I'd always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:17:57 -0400 20150725122257 2015-07-25T12:17:57-04:00 2015-07-25T12:22:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Woman admits to bad check scheme at Limerick bank]]> NORRISTOWN >> Telling a former East Greenville woman her drug addiction is "tearing" her up, a judge urged her to remain in intensive treatment while serving her sentence for being involved in a bad check scheme at a Limerick bank.

"You can expect that forever and always this will happen over and over again, not because you're a bad person but it's a symptom of your disease," Montgomery County Judge Steven T.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:41:53 -0400 20150723104153 2015-07-23T10:41:53-04:00 2015-07-23T10:41:53-04:00
<![CDATA[PennDOT to repave Egypt Road, replace ramps]]> Get ready for more construction and slowdowns.

PennDOT announced Thursday that construction is scheduled to begin Sunday, July 26, on a $2.8 million project to repair and resurface seven miles of Egypt Road between Route 29 (Collegeville Road) and Main Street in Upper Providence, Lower Providence and West Norriton townships, Montgomery County.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:39:02 -0400 20150723103902 2015-07-23T10:39:02-04:00 2015-07-23T10:39:02-04:00
<![CDATA[THE BLOB IS BACK]]> Groups of people run with hands in the air out of the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville for the annual Blobfest July 10. For more coverage of Blobfest, see Page A3.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:35:30 -0400 20150723103530 2015-07-23T10:35:30-04:00 2015-07-23T10:35:30-04:00
<![CDATA[NEW BEGINNINGS: First trip to Europe brings back memories of past travels]]> Much of life seems to be made up of a series of mundane occurrences that happen day after day -- alarm sounds, press snooze, get up, brush teeth, dress, and on and on it goes.

But sometimes there are days, nestled between the monotony, that break the routine. You are thrust out of your comfort zone, caused to step out on faith while consumed by feelings of exhilaration and nervousness.

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:33:47 -0400 20150718113347 2015-07-18T11:33:47-04:00 2015-07-18T11:33:47-04:00
<![CDATA[The Globetrotting Graduate: Why solo traveling can be inspirational]]> There are a lot of articles on the Internet about the "solo female traveler" but each one misses an important point. Whether female or male, being a solo traveler encourages personal growth and independence.

I find the idea of the "solo female traveler" in itself an annoyance. The idea of grouping travelers by gender is ridiculous.

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:30:37 -0400 20150718113037 2015-07-18T11:30:37-04:00 2015-07-18T11:30:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville resident among 5 charged in prostitution sting at Radnor Hotel]]>

Five people were arrested this week in connection with an undercover sting involving Radnor and Pennsylvania State police at the Radnor Hotel.

The five arrested have been identified as Xiaohong Liu, 42, of the 100 block of Columbia Avenue in Phoenixville; Tatianna Rochelle Lee, 21, of the 9670 Elkhorn Road in Los Vegas, Nev.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:37:12 -0400 20150717163712 2015-07-17T16:37:12-04:00 2015-07-17T16:37:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville residents seek donations for fire victims]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Residents in Phoenixville have begun working together to help one family get back on its feet in the wake of tragedy.

After lightning struck the roof of their home along the 200 block of Dayton Street starting a two-alarm fire early Wednesday morning, the Tammaro family and their neighbor, 85-year-old Sophie Malonoski, were displaced.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:32:46 -0400 20150717113740 2015-07-17T11:32:46-04:00 2015-07-17T11:37:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Coming soon: PA Prep Live -- our new high school sports website]]> We are pleased to announce that our new high school sports website PA Prep Live will be launching Tuesday, July 21, replacing our current sports website of while still building on the success that site has shown in the past two years.

As always, change will take some time to get used to, but we believe that this type of change will excite sports enthusiasts throughout the region by unlocking what you've always hoped for in a local sports website.

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:14:07 -0400 20150716151407 2015-07-16T15:14:07-04:00 2015-07-16T15:14:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Firebird Festival talks tabled]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> From all accounts, borough officials want the Phoenixville Firebird Festival to happen this year. They just can't seem to agree on the details.

Before a standing room only crowd of about 60 festival supporters Tuesday night, Phoenixville Borough Council tabled discussion of the festival after spending over an hour trying to hammer out the details.

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:45:48 -0400 20150716074548 2015-07-16T07:45:48-04:00 2015-07-16T07:45:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Route 23 bridge progress continues in Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Progress continues on the Route 23 bridge construction project, as new additions have been added recently.

PennDOT announced on its Facebook page that new beams for the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) bridge were set last week for the structure over Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:15:10 -0400 20150715151759 2015-07-15T15:15:10-04:00 2015-07-15T15:17:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Thunderstorm blamed for two-alarm fire in Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Tuesday's early morning thunderstorm was responsible for a two-alarm fire in the borough.

Lightning struck the roof of a home along the 200 block of Dayton Street igniting the blaze. No one was injured.

According to Capt. Matt Fink, of the Phoenixville Fire Department, a volunteer firefighter on his way to work spotted the flames coming from the home at approximately 5:30 a.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:09:19 -0400 20150715150919 2015-07-15T15:09:19-04:00 2015-07-15T15:09:19-04:00