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 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:17:41 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Former Phoenixville PAL boxer gives back through college grant-writing class]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Owen Logue, a senior at Immaculata University, is giving back to the Phoenixville Police Athletic League (PAL), a non-profit organization that he was first involved with as a teenager. Logue is hoping to receive a grant that he has applied for on behalf of the organization with proceeds going toward updating their website.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:09:31 -0500 2015-01-30T10:09:31-05:00 2015-01-30T10:09:31-05:00
<![CDATA[Limerick couple uses snowmen to announce pregnancy on Facebook]]> LIMERICK >>Nikki and Jason Arnold began their romance on Facebook, so perhaps it's only natural that they should announce a pending addition to their family there as well.

But the Arnold family took it one step further, taking advantage of Saturday's snowfall to really drive the point home visually.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:35:00 -0500 2015-01-30T09:35:00-05:00 2015-01-30T09:35:00-05:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Elsa (cat)

Elsa is an all-black domestic short hair who is a sweet and active fur-ball! She is approximately 6 months old, spayed, and loves other pets and children.

FVRCP and Rabies shots 10/02/14

Drontal for worming 12/09/14

Revolution for flea prevention 12/29/14

Ears cleaned and nails clipped 12/29/14

Vet references and/or home visit required to adopt from Spay and Save!

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:23:57 -0500 2015-01-29T14:23:57-05:00 2015-01-29T14:23:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Auto Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center]]> EAST NORRITON >> Is your "next" a torqued-up, tire-melting icon of speed and style, a granola-crunching power train, or a hard-working, two-ton pickup truck?

If your next dream machine isn't waiting for your blessing at the Philadelphia Auto Show -- which runs Jan. 31 through Feb. 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center -- well, they just haven't made it yet.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:38:25 -0500 2015-01-29T10:38:25-05:00 2015-01-29T10:38:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Eagle Scout project brings renovations to SFAHS museum]]> ROYERSFORD >> The Spring-Ford Area Historical Society has Aidan DePietropaolo to thank for getting some much needed renovations at the society's museum recently.

In planning his Eagle Scout project, DePietropaolo decided to use the opportunity to help out the society.

In early October, Aidan and his father, Joseph, met with William Brunner, president of the Spring-Ford Area Historical Society, and Joe Forrest Jr.

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<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Boo (dog)

Boo is an 8-year-old Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix born on Halloween. Boo is very sweet and loves attention and to play with his toys. Boo plays a little with other dogs but prefers to be with his family. His elderly owners cannot care for him any longer. Please call 610-279-9714 press 2.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:55:01 -0500 2015-01-21T11:55:01-05:00 2015-01-21T11:55:01-05:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Chinese New Year 2015, Year of the Goat]]> The Chinese will be celebrating their New Year in a few weeks -- on Feb. 19, to be exact.

This day is the first day of the new moon of their new year. Actually the Chinese consider this festival to be a spring event. It comes after the fall harvest and before the start of the spring planting.

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:00:03 -0500 2015-01-19T15:00:03-05:00 2015-01-19T15:00:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville teen spearheads large donation of laptops]]> For the past four years, I have been volunteering for TeamChildren, an organization working tirelessly to bridge the achievement gap. This means that we are committed to getting computers into the homes and schools of children who cannot afford new ones.

Companies like Sanofi, Wawa and Eagleville Hospital, along with other committed organizations and individuals, have donated over 12,500 computers to our cause.

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:03:03 -0500 2015-01-19T11:03:03-05:00 2015-01-19T11:03:03-05:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Winter Lights]]> Most of us seem to complain a great deal about winter -- how cold and how dark it is during that time -- but this is far from the truth, as many cultures celebrate during the months that make up our winter season.

Best known are Christmas and Hanukkah. But there are also Kwanzaa, St. Nicholas Day, St.

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:56:51 -0500 2015-01-15T00:56:51-05:00 2015-01-15T00:56:51-05:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Fred and Barney

Fred and Barney are extremely sweet, all black domestic short hair kittens with great purrsonalities. They are about 9 weeks old and love to play with each other and their humans. They were found on the streets of Overbrook in Philadelphia with their mom, who also needs a home.

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:22:29 -0500 2015-01-14T12:22:29-05:00 2015-01-14T12:22:29-05:00
<![CDATA[One-eyed, four-toothed, bent-eared cat wins the heart of the Web and a home in Spring City]]> SPRING CITY >> Move over "Grumpy Cat," the Internet has a new feline superstar and this one has just one eye, four teeth, a bent ear and a chronic disease.

The cat, Zebediah, is that odd mixture of characteristics -- compelling story, looks which are, shall we say, "non-traditional" and cat -- which the Internet seems to find endlessly irresistible.

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:47:52 -0500 2015-01-08T09:47:52-05:00 2015-01-08T09:48:03-05:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: The 2014 holidays - soon just a memory]]> Soon 2014 Holidays will be just a memory. It seems memories are what keep us together. Some memories are good and some not so good. But, it seems that the bad memories melt away and the good ones are what keep us going. I would like to share some of my Holiday memories from years back.

At the age of three or four, I really didn't like Santa Claus.

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:51:56 -0500 2015-01-07T16:51:56-05:00 2015-01-07T16:52:00-05:00
<![CDATA[Keep pets safe in dangerous winter weather]]> The Humane Society Phoenixville wants to ensure that every animal is safe and healthy during the cold winter months.

"Every year we hear stories about pets becoming endangered because of the cold. Please remember that if it's too cold for you, it's likely too cold for your pet too," stated Karel Minor, President & CEO of the Humane Society Phoenixville.

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:39:26 -0500 2015-01-07T12:39:26-05:00 2015-01-07T12:42:11-05:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Gretel

Gretel is a 2-year-old Chihuahua who weighs only 5 pounds. She's a little cuddle bug who loves to be in your lap all the time or under the covers where it's nice and warm.

Gretel will go outside for walks and play with toys sometimes, but most of the time she's a quiet and calm girl who just loves snuggling and getting treats.

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:18:02 -0500 2015-01-07T11:18:02-05:00 2015-01-07T11:18:05-05:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Julie (dog)

Julie is a very sweet 3-year-old beagle. She loves exploring outside, going wherever her nose takes her, and she is good with children and other dogs. Julie is a great cuddler, house- and crate-trained and up-to-date on her shots. Please contact Spay and Save at 610-279-9714 for more information.

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