RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com website: all stories http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The Phoenix Reporter and Item Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:06:13 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Collegeville-based Just Chimneys cleaning service fulfills growing need]]> COLLEGEVILLE >> Chim Chim Cher-ee -- it's time to call a chimney sweep.

It turns out that not all chimney sweeps look like a soot-faced Dick Van Dyke and speak with a cockney accent, like in Walt Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" -- nor do they really need to outside of merry old London.

Collegeville native Ed Pires doesn't necessarily sing on the job, but he sweeps out an awful lot of chimneys, along with his crew of half a dozen men.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:13:43 -0400 2014-10-29T17:13:43-04:00 2014-10-29T17:13:48-04:00 TOUT
<![CDATA[First Moe's Southwest Grill in the area opens in Oaks]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> "Welcome to Moe's!"

You'd better get used to that boisterous refrain from the crew every time you come through the door if you're going to be a fan of some of the freshest fast-casual Mexican cuisine in the area.

The philosophy of Moe's Southwest Grill, which opened Oct.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:01:59 -0400 2014-10-29T16:01:59-04:00 2014-10-29T16:02:02-04:00 TOUT
<![CDATA[Moe's Southwest Grill opening new location in Oaks]]> "Welcome to Moe's!" will soon be heard in Oaks when Moe's Southwest Grill opens at 1570 Egypt Road in the Oaks Shopping Center on Thursday.

To celebrate the new restaurant, Moe's will host two grand opening events on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday evening, Moe's will host an "all-you-can-eat" fundraising dinner from 5 to 8 p.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:36:22 -0400 2014-10-09T01:36:22-04:00 2014-10-09T01:36:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick Golf Club's new owners are making changes to the name, menu and course]]> Limerick - If you haven't visited Limerick's public golf course recently, new owners Brian and Jean Lutz invite you to come out to experience the change that is taking place at the Lewis Road golf, restaurant and banquet facility. The couple took over operations of the golf club on June 1.

Since then, there have been some changes made, with more to come.

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<![CDATA[Longtime local restauranteur is back with Chow Bistro]]> COLLEGEVILLE - It certainly seemed as if fate was hungering for Guy Clauson to become part of Collegeville's newly vibrant culinary scene.

The onetime owner of the popular Black Lab in Phoenixville had been on hiatus from professional cooking and living in Collegeville for about a year when he happened to be driving by the building that would ultimately house his Chow Bistro and saw the "Commercial Space for Rent" sign going up.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:28:07 -0400 2014-10-06T19:28:07-04:00 2014-10-06T19:28:18-04:00
<![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.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:12:15 -0400 2014-09-26T12:12:15-04:00 2014-09-26T12:12:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick Generating Station employees kick off United Way Campaign]]>

LIMERICK - Exelon's Limerick Generating Station kicked off its four-week United Way campaign Friday with an outdoor employee event. Last year, the nuclear plant's employees pledged $137,000 to the United Way to support the work of area agencies.

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Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 2014-09-08T09:50:52-04:00 2014-09-08T09:51:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick nuke plant now closer to re-licensing]]>

LIMERICK - Two major decisions by the federal government last week have moved the nuclear power plant here closer to extending its operating license for another 20 years.

On Aug. 26, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the issuing of a final rule governing the on-site storage of spent nuclear fuel.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:34:04 -0400 2014-09-02T11:34:04-04:00 2014-09-02T11:34:07-04:00
<![CDATA[All 4 Paws celebrates 5 years of saving animals]]> All 4 Paws Rescue Inc., an animal rescue based in Chester Springs, just celebrated their landmark five-year anniversary. Since opening, the rescue has saved more than 3,600 animal's lives.

All 4 Paws offers rescue, rehabilitation and sanctuary to many area animals in need. Kristen Geddes, the founder and executive director, initally began the rescue after working as a volunteer at local animal shelters.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:53:34 -0400 2014-09-02T10:53:34-04:00 2014-09-02T10:53:40-04:00