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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:46:19 -0500 60 <![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: All Aboard the Christmas Train]]> It is during this time of the year that I recall Christmas train trips with my Krestzmama (Godmother), when Rose Beregi and I went to Philadelphia. We would walk to the train station as soon as school let out.

When the diesel engine pulled into the station applying the brakes, the steam took my breath away.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:17:58 -0500 2014-12-18T14:17:58-05:00 2014-12-18T14:18:01-05:00
<![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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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:58:29 -0500 2014-12-18T12:58:29-05:00 2014-12-18T12:58:31-05:00
<![CDATA[Military News]]> Christopher Kasker, a 1992 Phoenixville Area High School graduate, was promoted to lieutenant colonel by the Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Nov. 3.

Kasker enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1993 with duty at the Phoenixville Armory. While attending West Chester University, Kasker enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Program and entered active duty upon graduation in 1997.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:01:22 -0500 2014-12-18T01:01:22-05:00 2014-12-18T01:01:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Brothers receive 'A Hero's Welcome']]> ROYERSFORD >> U.S. Army Spc4 Ryan Klick and Sgt. Bradley Klick were given "A Hero's Welcome" in Royersford Saturday afternoon. The brothers returned home after serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Members of the Warriors Watch Riders, along with many friends and family were in attendance.

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<![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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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:23:20 -0500 2014-12-11T20:23:20-05:00 2014-12-11T20:23:24-05:00
<![CDATA[O'Grady's to host fundraiser for Phoenixville firefighter battling brain cancer]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Dale Sims and his wife, Barbara, met by accident.

This was 37 years ago. The two knew each other from high school but on this fateful day they both showed up at a vehicle accident: he as an emergency medical technician (EMT) with West End Fire Co. No. 3 ambulance of Phoenixville; she as a junior firefighter with Valley Forge Fire Co.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:22:54 -0500 2014-12-11T20:22:54-05:00 2014-12-11T20:22:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Community Realty strengthens Pennsylvania presence]]> Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the addition of Community Realty to its franchise network. At the helm of the newly formed brokerage are co-owners John Colarusso, Phoenixville entrepreneur, and leading Phoenixville real estate sales professional, Jennifer Daywalt. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Community Realty will serve the greater Phoenixville area, including Chester, Montgomery and Berks counties.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:52:35 -0500 2014-12-11T10:52:35-05:00 2014-12-11T10:52:36-05:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Christmas Trees and Snow Storms]]> We always kept our Christmas tree up and decorated until after the New Year. Usually the day after everything was put away it snowed, much to my mother's dismay. She liked to have snow for holidays, and usually it didn't snow until January.

Actually, my mother wanted the beauty of snow, but none of the inconvenience like bad roads and pavements to shovel.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:28:07 -0500 2014-12-10T15:28:07-05:00 2014-12-10T15:28:11-05:00
<![CDATA[Shoppers enjoy Black Friday sales at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick]]> LIMERICK >> Christmas carols could be heard on speakers, decorations were everywhere and deals could be found around every corner as shoppers braved the cold air and bustled through the outdoor corridors of the Philadelphia Premium Outlets on Thanksgiving night.

When the clock struck 6 and the search for a parking space concluded, anxious customers hurried toward the stores where they were met with holiday music, sparkling festive lights, lampposts draped with red and green spruce and, of course, lots of early Black Friday sales.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:07:36 -0500 2014-12-09T11:07:36-05:00 2014-12-09T11:07:49-05:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Petsmart Collegeville hosts Holiday Adoption Marathon]]> Three local rescues are participating in a Holiday Adoption Marathon in December at Petsmart Collegeville, 300 Waterloop Lane, Collegeville, PA 19426 (Providence Town Center shopping complex). Stray Cat Blues, Inc., and Forgotten Cats will be showing adoptable cats and kittens at the store for three weekends -- Dec.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:06:05 -0500 2014-12-09T11:06:05-05:00 2014-12-09T11:06:09-05:00
<![CDATA[Parkerford Baptist Church welcomes new senior pastor]]> On Monday, Dec. 1, Parkerford Baptist Church welcomed their new senior pastor, Rev. Robert E. Davalt II. After several years without a senior Pastor, the congregates of Parkerford Baptist Church unanimously voted to have a senior pastor with a vision and hope for the future.

While Parkerford Baptist Church is a small congregation of about 40-50 members, they are fully devoted to the support of the church body and its new leadership.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:21:03 -0500 2014-12-09T10:21:03-05:00 2014-12-09T10:21:05-05:00
<![CDATA[Spring City Karate celebrates 40 years]]> SPRING CITY >> The Spring City Karate School is celebrating 40 years of teaching students the art of Karate, and looking forward to many more.

Owner Wayne Benfield opened the school in the summer of 1974, at the age of 20, and had three years' experience with the art.

"Now 40 years later I'm still teaching the same 10 to 12 classes a week," said Benfield.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:20:47 -0500 2014-12-05T00:20:47-05:00 2014-12-05T00:20:49-05:00
<![CDATA[PACS volunteers help feed needy families during holiday season]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Volunteers have kept busy since the weeks before Thanksgiving to stock up Phoenixville Area Community Services' (PACS) food pantry in preparation for the busy holiday season.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:56:55 -0500 2014-12-04T23:56:55-05:00 2014-12-04T23:57:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Cora (cat)

Cora is a lovely dilute torti, much like an impressionist painting. She is approximately 1 to 2 years old, spayed, and would be SO grateful for a forever home to call her own.

She would love being an ONLY kitty and will tolerate dogs. She is playful and when it is bedtime, she will lie on your chest and give you kisses!

Spayed, rabies vaccinated, tested negative for FIV and FELV 05/07/2014

FVRCP and Drontal for worming 05/10/2014

Nails clipped, ears cleaned 11/26/2014

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:34:00 -0500 2014-12-04T15:34:00-05:00 2014-12-04T15:34:03-05:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: It's finally December!]]> Well it is finally December! Christmas is just around the corner, Chanukah begins sundown Dec. 16 and Kwanzaa begins the day after Christmas, lasting seven days.

It is the time to start your holiday baking. The freezer has made it a lot easier to keep them fresh. Of course, cans and plastic containers are still a favorite way of baking early.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:11:52 -0500 2014-12-03T15:11:52-05:00 2014-12-03T15:11:57-05:00