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 01:29:51 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Philly Pretzel Factory locations celebrate the mighty pretzel]]> COLLEGEVILLE >> Pretzel lovers rejoice -- Sunday is National Pretzel Day.

To celebrate, Philly Pretzel Factory locations will be giving away free pretzels all day Sunday. In addition, the first 100 customers at every location will receive a card entitling them to one free pretzel per day during the month of May.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:27:23 -0400 2015-04-24T09:27:23-04:00 2015-04-24T09:27:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Pughtown Agway renovates, expands showroom, keeps its focus local]]> PUGHTOWN >> Pughtown Agway is celebrating some recent upgrades with hopes of expanding their business. A favorite stop for locals, the long-running animal feed store and garden center has been a staple in the community for decades.

The historic building, which originally was a functioning mill close to 100 years ago, switched to supplying animal feed in the early part of last century and served as a farm bureau, an early kind of farming food co-op.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:33:56 -0400 2015-04-10T10:33:56-04:00 2015-04-10T10:33:56-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Area SCORE chapter named best in the nation]]> The area SCORE chapter was recognized by the national organization as the top chapter out of more than 300 in the nation.

SCORE of Chester and Delaware County took in top honors this year after being runner-up last year, said Wilson Chu, a counselor and Marketing Committee chairman for the chapter, which provides free business advice.

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 12:04:34 -0400 2015-04-06T12:04:34-04:00 2015-04-06T12:04:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Valley Forge Casino Resort partners with Alzheimer's Association]]> UPPER MERION >> Valley Forge Casino Resort has gone purple.

On Wednesday, the official color of the fight against Alzheimer's disease was vibrantly displayed in floating balloons, as well as on the ties of the men and in the attire of the women who gathered to help announce the casino resort's innovative partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 22:30:54 -0400 2015-04-03T22:30:54-04:00 2015-04-03T22:30:54-04:00 TOUT
<![CDATA[AG: Montgomery County car dealerships violated consumer protection laws]]> NORRISTOWN >> The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County Court Wednesday against three county car dealerships and their president, alleging deceptive business practices, selling cars at inflated prices and selling cars deemed not road-worthy.

The suit filed against Drivehere.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:24:28 -0400 2015-03-27T10:24:28-04:00 2015-03-27T10:24:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Vita Bella restaurant opens in Oaks Shopping Center]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> If you've been planning an eating trip to Italy, you may want to reconsider your intentions after visiting Vita Bella Pizzeria & Restaurant, where the proprietors are thoughtfully bringing Italy to you.

The family-owned and operated eatery tucked away in Oaks Shopping Center brings a much-needed dose of authentic Old World charm and warmly inviting mom-and-pop-style brio to the shiny new strip mall on Egypt Road.

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:25:28 -0400 2015-03-23T11:25:28-04:00 2015-03-23T11:25:28-04:00
<![CDATA[New dog day-care off to fast start in Chester Springs]]> UPPER UWCHLAN >> Dogtopia, a new dog day-care facility, is now open in Chester Springs.

The local franchise is owned by the Masino family of Exton, which is preparing for the grand opening celebration to be held April 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the new business on Senn Drive.

Residents are welcome to stop in, tour the new facility and meet the staff at the grand opening.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:33:52 -0400 2015-03-19T16:33:52-04:00 2015-03-19T16:33:52-04:00
<![CDATA[East Vincent kiltmaker has international reputation]]> East Vincent >> There's something about the sound of bagpipes and the sight of a kilt that either speaks to you -- or doesn't. Those sights, sounds and the Celtic heritage speak loudly to Rocky Roeger, co-owner and kiltmaker at USA Kilts.

Roeger and his wife Kelly started the business in 2003 in a 500-square-foot location in Audubon, making simple, lower-end kilts.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:59:07 -0400 2015-03-17T11:59:07-04:00 2015-03-17T11:59:07-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![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.

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:53:19 -0400 2015-03-16T13:53:19-04:00 2015-03-16T13:53:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Oaks is couple's second franchise location]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is the latest bud to sprout on the site of a former nursery, now seriously beginning to flourish as Oaks Shopping Center.

Owners Gerry and Cate Ruffenach were drawn to the neo-strip mall as a prime spot for their second H&S franchise, even though the area is a bit geographically challenging for them.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:18:34 -0400 2015-03-13T15:18:34-04:00 2015-03-13T15:18:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Organizational Bootcamp helps homeowners get storage spaces in shape]]> Pat Bastian has a few simple questions so homeowners can determine whether they might benefit from his company's services.

First, have they ever gone out to the garages or down into their basements looking for a tool, and in the search absentmindedly moved around a bunch of screwdrivers?

And, Bastian asks, have they ever thought about taking the time to do an inventory of those screwdrivers?

More than likely they haven't but if they did, Bastian predicted they would find they are looking "at 17 of the same kind of screwdriver.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:11:49 -0500 2015-03-06T14:11:49-05:00 2015-03-06T14:11:49-05:00