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 Fri, 22 May 2015 19:30:11 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Phoenixville Area School Board approves zero tax increase budget]]> Phoenixville >> For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Phoenixville Area School District will have a zero tax increase.

That was the word from finance director Chris Gehris, after the school board unanimously approved the 2015-16 budget Thursday, which calls for approximately $85.1 million in expenditures, and $84.

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<![CDATA[Last Genuardi's supermarket slated to close]]> LOWER PROVIDENCE >> When the sign soon comes down at the last remaining Genuardi's market, in Audubon, the name once synonymous with a local family-run empire will disappear from the landscape forever.

Many of course, would argue that any heirloom connection with the Genuardi's of yesterday has been gone since 2001, when Genuardi's Family Markets was sold to Safeway Inc.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley Sports offers insurance for NFL jerseys]]> How many times has this happened to you? You pick up an NFL jersey for your favorite player, then that player gets traded or cut from the roster -- leaving you stuck with a jersey you may no longer want.

Schuylkill Valley Sports, which has stores in Audubon, Oaks, the Plymouth Meeting Mall and Coventry Mall in North Coventry, has launched a new NFL jersey insurance program, which is designed to help customers feel more secure before purchasing their next favorite player's jersey.

Sun, 10 May 2015 17:58:39 -0400 20150510175839 2015-05-10T17:58:39-04:00 2015-05-10T17:58:39-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: With murals complete, Bluebird Distilling is almost ready to open]]> Bluebird Distilling owner Jared Akins is hoping for a summer opening for the distillery on the corner of Starr and Bridge streets. Now that the murals on the walls are complete, it's well on its way.

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<![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 20150424092723 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.

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<![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 20150406120434 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.

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<![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.

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