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 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:12:15 -0400 60 <![CDATA[PHOTOS: 562 students graduate from Spring-Ford Area High School]]> Members of Spring-Ford Area High School's graduating class listen to speakers Thursday evening during an outdoor ceremony at Coach McNelly Stadium in Royersford. A total of 562 students graduated as part of the Spring-Ford High Area High School's 60th commencement exercise. It was one of the largest graduating classes in Montgomery County.

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<![CDATA[Officials: Route 23 bridge could open by September]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville area officials say they're working hard to get the Route 23 bridge open by September.

That was the message from Borough Manager Jean Krack during Tuesday night's borough council meeting. He and Mayor Michael Speck have been attending regular meetings with PennDOT officials to find ways to speed up the process and get traffic flowing again throughout the area, he said.

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<![CDATA[Seven men owing child support arrested in overnight Montgomery County raid]]> COURTHOUSE >> Seven men owing a combined $71,000 in child support were arrested Wednesday morning for failing to appear before a judge.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office targeted 27 defendants known to be in Norristown, Pottstown, Collegeville, Phoenixville and other areas in Berks and Chester counties.

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<![CDATA[Fed up Mont Clare residents hold town meeting]]> Upper Providence Twp. >> It was bad enough when the Route 23 bridge closure gridlocked traffic. But new construction in the area, and one business' practices have compounded the problem, making it a bridge too far for some residents in Mont Clare.

That's why more than 30 residents met at Otterbein United Methodist Church on Walnut Street for a town hall meeting with state Rep.

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<![CDATA[More than 400 attend Perkiomen Valley High School's post prom event]]> Perkiomen Valley High School's halls were transformed into Hollywood for its annual Post Prom event May 16, with this year's theme being "Movie Magic."

The school was decorated with scenes from different movies, such as "Harry Potter" and "Percy Jackson," and free food, fun activities and even cash prizes were provided for all the kids that came.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville Area Teens Against Tobacco Clubs head to Harrisburg]]> On May 5, teens from the Teens Against Tobacco (TATU) Clubs at the Phoenixville Area Middle and High Schools traveled to the state capital to participate in the American Lung Association's Advocacy Day.

Advocacy Day is annually sponsored by the ALA in an effort to seek support for more comprehensive clean indoor air legislation and legislative support of a well-funded tobacco control program for Pennsylvania.

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<![CDATA[Trappe Memorial Day Parade remembers fallen heroes]]> On Monday, hundreds of community members joined their friends and family to watch the annual Trappe Memorial Day Parade. A group of veterans led the procession, which began at Augustus Lutheran Church and ended at Water Works Park. Antique cars and trucks also joined in the ceremony, giving rides to the many veterans who participated in the procession.

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<![CDATA[Unknown soldiers of Revolutionary War honored at Ellis Woods cemetery]]> East Coventry >> Tucked away in a tiny grove just off Ellis Woods Road lies a row of round military-style grave markers sticking up from the ground. In front sits a large, granite boulder with a weathered copper plaque attached. It reads that this small, sloping plot of land, surrounded on three sides by tall trees, is the final resting place of 17 Revolutionary War soldiers whose names have long been forgotten.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford approves $145M budget, 2 percent tax hike]]> Royersford >> Spring-Ford Area School Board member Tom DiBello said Tuesday's approval of a proposed final budget was just to follow state rules -- the real work was still to come.

In a 6-1 decision, the Spring-Ford Area School Board passed a proposed final budget of $145,221,260, which calls for a property tax increase of 2.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville assistant superintendent to step down]]> Phoenixville >> A key member of the Phoenixville Area School District's administration will be leaving at the end of the school year.

Assistant Superintendent Regina Speaker Palubinsky announced at May 21's school board meeting she has accepted the position of superintendent in the Great Valley School District and will begin the new job this July.

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<![CDATA[Death of Royersford woman struck by train in Devon ruled suicide]]> WEST CHESTER >> The Chester County coroner has ruled the death Wednesday night of a woman a suicide, it was announced Thursday.

The woman, a 20-year-old Royersford resident, died at 8:40 p.m. from multiple traumatic injuries and the death was ruled a suicide.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville community recognizes Memorial Day with services in Reeves Park]]> Phoenixville American Legion Post 482 and Phoenixville VFW Post 1564 recognized Memorial Day with services in Reeves Park.

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<![CDATA[Spring City American Legion post holds annual services in Black Rock Cemetery]]> Spring City American Legion Post 602 held its annual Memorial Day services in Black Rock Cemetery Monday, May 25.

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<![CDATA[Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville holds annual Patriotic Celebration]]> The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville held its annual Patriotic Celebration in Reeves Park Friday, May 22.

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<![CDATA[5K Run/Walk benefits Spring-Ford Area High School Senior Impact Awards]]> More than 350 Spring-Ford students, staff and families participated in the second annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run April 24. The 5K Run/Walk benefited the Spring-Ford Area High School Senior Impact Awards.

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