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 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:06:03 -0400 60 <![CDATA[New Sly Fox brew SRT Ale will benefit the Schuylkill River Trail]]> POTTSTOWN >> Sly Fox Brewing is gearing up for the launch of its newest product -- SRT Ale -- a product which both celebrates and benefits the Schuylkill River Trail.

The unprecedented multi-day launch -- The SRT Spree -- will include trail cleanups in collaboration with the Schuylkill River Heritage Area and regional sampling along the Schuylkill River Trail prior to the official launch of SRT Ale on Earth Day, April 22.

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<![CDATA[Teen Safe Driving Competition teaches safety behind the wheel]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> With up to $2,000 on the line, 26 high school students from across a five-county area tested their skills behind the wheel Wednesday.

Students participated in the second annual Teen Safe Driving Competition at the Technical College High School Pickering Campus in Phoenixville.

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<![CDATA[Transportation the focus of TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast]]> SPRING CITY >> Things are starting to look up for commuters along the Route 422 corridor. That was part of the message shared during Thursday's TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast.

Chamber members heard from two area transportation experts at the event -- Matt Edmond, principal transportation planner for the Montgomery County Planning Commission, and Rob Henry, executive director of Greater Valley Forge Transportation, a transportation management association in King of Prussia.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:25:17 -0400 2015-04-16T15:25:17-04:00 2015-04-16T15:25:17-04:00
<![CDATA[New census figures show growth in Chester, Montgomery counties]]> Chester and Montgomery counties added more new residents in the past four years than almost any other of the state's 67 counties, growing at rates above 2 percent, far above the state average of 0.7 percent, according to newly released U.S. Census figures.

Of the 84,325 new residents in Pennsylvania between April 2010 and July 2014, an estimated 30,622 were located in Chester and Montgomery counties, a full 36 percent of the state's total population growth over the period.

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<![CDATA[Wegmans adds Yuengling's Ice Cream to inventory; four new flavors added to original lineup]]> UPPER MERION >> The cold, hard fact is that Wegmans customers seemed to have the scoop on one of the biggest comeback stories to ever hit the ice cream aisle.

It may have been the Pottsville-based Yuengling's Ice Cream Corp.'s strategy to quietly reintroduce its premium, all-natural ice cream after a 29-year hiatus a little more than a year ago, but there was nothing subdued about customer demand at Wegmans.

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<![CDATA[World Meeting of Families establishes committees for Pope visit]]> Delaware County Council Chairman Mario Civera is serving on the planning committee for the World Meeting of Families -- Philadelphia 2015, as the establishment of a comprehensive committee structure was announced Tuesday to prepare for the historic visit of Pope Francis in September.

"This is exciting for Philadelphia and for Delaware County," Civera said in a prepared statement.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Flower show wows indoors while winter roars its last]]> Winter dumped sleet and ice on the region and followed it up with well over half a foot of snow this week, but that didn't keep patrons from enjoying the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City. This year's event was Disney-themed.

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