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 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:22:46 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Skippack teen convicted of 1st degree murder in death of Royersford girlfriend]]> Norristown - A Montgomery County judge has determined that a Skippack teenager acted with intent and malice when he fatally stabbed his girlfriend during an argument in a Skippack park last year.

Tristan Brian Stahley, 18, of the 4100 block of Rittenhouse Lane, was convicted on Monday by Montgomery County Judge William R.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:05:17 -0400 2014-09-29T13:05:17-04:00 2014-09-29T13:05:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Tristan Stahly found guilty of murder in girlfriend's death]]> NORRISTOWN - A judge has found Tristan Stahley, 18, of Skippack, guilty of first-degree murder in connection to his girlfriend Julianne Siller's stabbing death in May 2013. Judge William R. Carpenter handed down his verdict Monday morning after a stipulated bench trial.

This is a developing story.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:42:35 -0400 2014-09-29T12:42:35-04:00 2014-09-29T12:42:37-04:00
<![CDATA[PV Post Prom partners with Impact Thrift Stores for clothing donation fundraiser]]> The PV Post Prom Committee is partnering again with Impact Thrift Stores for the upcoming fall clothing drive, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Perkiomen Valley High School, located at 509 Gravel Pike in Collegeville.

This new partnership means that the clothing drive is expanding to include a number of other items in addition to clothing and that all donated items will remain in the local community.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:52:21 -0400 2014-09-26T19:52:21-04:00 2014-09-26T19:52:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Pennypacker Mills to host All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival]]> With the changing of the seasons, bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. and experience a very Victorian All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival.

Just as in the early 1900s when Governor Samuel Pennypacker and his family resided at Pennypacker Mills, kids can help with the shucking of dried corn that would have been used to feed farm animals, shred and press fresh apples to make homemade apple cider and take a ride around the large meadow in a tractor-pulled hayride, which is guaranteed to be both bumpy and fun.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:34:26 -0400 2014-09-26T19:34:26-04:00 2014-09-26T19:34:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Corbett announces grant funding for Skippack water line work]]> SKIPPACK - State grant funding has been announced that will connect a stretch of homes in Skippack Township with public water lines in an area where contaminated water wells were first found more than a decade ago.

The state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $450,000 to fund the extension of public water lines to connect homes along Route 113 (Bridge Road), according to Township Manager Ted Locker.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:15:19 -0400 2014-09-26T14:15:19-04:00 2014-09-26T14:15:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Drop in PSSA scores worries school board]]> LIMERICK - Superintendent David Goodin and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Keith Floyd gave a presentation on standardized test scores of Spring-Ford Area School District students in last week's board workshop meeting.

Members of the Spring-Ford Area School Board expressed some concern when looking at numbers of certain elementary schools within the district.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:27:41 -0400 2014-09-26T12:27:41-04:00 2014-09-26T12:27:42-04:00
<![CDATA[New teacher contract approved for Spring-Ford]]> LIMERICK - Almost two years after negotiations began and with one full year working under an expired contract, a state mediator's proposal was approved as the basis for a new contract for Spring-Ford Area School District's teachers.

In a meeting Monday night, the Spring-Ford Area School Board voted unanimously - with Bernard Pettit absent - to ratify a contract with the Spring-Ford Education Association that will extend until the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:27:38 -0400 2014-09-26T12:27:38-04:00 2014-09-26T12:27:40-04:00
<![CDATA[G Lodge Restaurant celebrates 30 years under current ownership]]> The G Lodge Restaurant of Phoenixville will reach its landmark 30th anniversary of being in business on Oct. 1. Open seven days a week, the long-running breakfast and lunch spot has been a favorite destination in the community for many years.

Originally opening in 1928 as a rest stop between Reading and Philadelphia that sold apples and cider, current owner Denny Dreibelbis took over the business in 1984.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:12:15 -0400 2014-09-26T12:12:15-04:00 2014-09-26T12:12:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Distributor of synthetic drugs to Montco stores is headed to jail]]> norristown >> An Allentown man has jail in his future after he admitted to running a business involved in the illegal distribution of synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia, primarily to gas stations and convenience stores in Montgomery and Lehigh counties.

Kenneth Zak Grossman, 54, of the 800 block of Chew Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court on Thursday to 11 ½ to 23 months in the county jail after he pleaded guilty to felony charges of corrupt organizations, possession with intent to deliver synthetic cannabinoids and conspiracy in connection with incidents that occurred between October 2011 and July 2012.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:12:00 -0400 2014-09-26T12:12:00-04:00 2014-09-26T12:12:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Rainy weather causes crash in Limerick Thursday]]> Slick roads due to Thursday's rainy weather reportedly caused an accident in Limerick.

The accident was reported on Swamp Pike. A white Ford Contour went over an embankment and landed on its passenger side. The Limerick Fire Company responded in addition to Limerick Police.

Police were not immediately available to provide any further information.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:09:12 -0400 2014-09-26T12:09:12-04:00 2014-09-26T12:09:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Body found by burning vehicle in Valley Forge Park]]> LOWER PROVIDENCE - A dead body was discovered next to a burning vehicle near the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge National Historical Park Tuesday night.

A West Norriton police officer on patrol near the riverside walking trail in the Betzwood picnic area noticed the burning vehicle at 10:20 p.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:36:02 -0400 2014-09-26T11:36:02-04:00 2014-09-26T11:36:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick agrees to revise sewer line deal]]> Limerick - The township and a developer digging sewer laterals who ran into some difficulty during the installation have come to an agreement on how best to move forward.

Rick Moscariello and the township's administration decided to stick with the original agreement's compensation payout, according to Khaled Hassan, the township's engineer.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:39:13 -0400 2014-09-26T09:39:13-04:00 2014-09-26T09:39:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Community turns out for free child safety seat checks]]> Phoenixville area residents had the chance to learn how they could improve their children's safety in the car and meet the Philly Phanatic last Saturday.

The Safe Kids Chester County Coalition sponsored a National Seat Check Saturday event Sept. 20 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Kelly Chevrolet on Nutt Road.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:25:24 -0400 2014-09-26T02:25:24-04:00 2014-09-26T02:25:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Upper Schuylkill Valley Park hosts monarch butterfly release]]> Upper Schuylkill Valley Park hosted its annual monarch butterfly release Sept. 13. The event includes educational programs and allows visitors a chance to interact with the monarchs. Once released, the butterflies migrate south for the winter.

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:38:21 -0400 2014-09-25T19:38:21-04:00 2014-09-25T19:38:26-04:00
<![CDATA['Fall in Love with Facetime' and win tickets to SNL or Fallon]]> Facetime Theatre is planning its fourth annual fundraiser for Oct. 10 at the Spring Hollow Golf Club in Spring City, and it's kicking it off with a fantastic raffle of VIP tickets to see "Saturday Night Live" or "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in New York City.

The local theatre group known for its sell-out summer stage performances in the Lenfest Theater at Ursinus College is throwing a fun-filled dinner dance featuring a full buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction, vocal performances by seasoned Facetime actors and students and the drawing for the winners of two special raffles.

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:36:56 -0400 2014-09-25T19:36:56-04:00 2014-09-25T19:37:00-04:00