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To celebrate this milestone, the Foundation is hosting the U.S. Army Field Band Concert on July 30. It will be a night filled with patriotic music under the stars.

The internationally famous U.S.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:26:55 -0400 2014-07-24T15:26:55-04:00 2014-07-24T15:27:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Lower Pottsgrove man jailed for illegally possessing firearm while hunting in Limerick]]>

NORRISTOWN - A Lower Pottsgrove man who once served jail time for stabbing a Limerick teen has been sent back to jail for illegally possessing a firearm during an alleged hunting excursion in Limerick.

Michael Evan Fallon, 23, of the 1400 block of North Valley Road, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 11½ to 23 months in the county jail, to be followed by five years' probation, after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of persons not to possess a firearm in connection with the December 2013, incident near Steinmetz and Mill roads in Limerick.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:11:24 -0400 2014-07-24T13:11:24-04:00 2014-07-24T13:11:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick Fire Company's kids camp successful]]>

LIMERICK - After walking away from a controlled fire he just put out with a fire extinguisher, Brody, looking at his hands through wire-rimmed glasses, explained how he did it.

"Pull the pin, aim the hose," the young boy explained slowly and carefully. "Then you squeeze."

The aspiring firefighter just learned the skill from real firefighters, who'd taught him and more than a dozen other boys and girls like him.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:20 -0400 2014-07-24T13:07:20-04:00 2014-07-24T13:07:24-04:00 UTUBEVIDEO
<![CDATA[Lower Frederick Fire Co. slates Steak Night fundraiser]]> Area residents will be able to sink their teeth into a juicy T-bone steak and help a local fire company buy a new fire truck, all at the same time next Saturday.

All they have to do is purchase a $25 ticket from Lower Frederick Fire Co. and then go to the company's firehouse on Spring Mount Road Aug.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:43:20 -0400 2014-07-24T11:43:20-04:00 2014-07-24T11:43:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville schools may outsource some IT positions]]>

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[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[Think About It: The Meaning of Tears]]> "Tears have always been easier to shed than to explain."

Marty Rubin

Frederick Buechner said, "Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are but, more often than not, God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come from and is summoning you to where, if your soul is to be saved, you should go to next.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:54:45 -0400 2014-07-22T11:54:45-04:00 2014-07-22T11:54:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Searching for a long-lost friend from Denmark]]> To the editor:

I am writing to you from Denmark on behalf of my 82-year-old mother, Kirsten Laigaard.

My mother lives in a nursing home close to Copenhagen. She has lived there since 2007, when a stroke put an end to an active senior life. The days pass by watching television, sitting outside on her terrace when the weather allows, and getting visits from her children, family and friends.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:44:56 -0400 2014-07-22T11:44:56-04:00 2014-07-22T11:45:01-04:00
<![CDATA[(Updated) Owners of Phoenixville's Molly Maguire's file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy]]>

The owners of the Molly Maguire's Irish Pub and Restaurant chain have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Declan Mannion and Conor Cummins, co-owners of the Molly Maguire's chain with locations in Phoenixville, Lansdale and Downingtown, as well as Phoenixville's Fenix Bar, have both filed cases in U.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:29:14 -0400 2014-07-21T18:29:14-04:00 2014-07-22T16:34:59-04:00
<![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