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, 19 Apr 2015 06:13:39 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Celebrating National Volunteer Week]]> Michael Smith of Royersford celebrated National Volunteer Week last week with a hug from some of the employees he works with at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Mike has 4,560 hours of volunteer service so far at PMMC doing deliveries, administrative tasks and other support work beyond his normal duties for the staff in the Respiratory Department.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:17:22 -0400 2015-04-17T12:17:22-04:00 2015-04-17T12:17:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Barking Back at Cancer]]> Phoenixville resident Jill Nance Kelly and her dog Riley were the grand marshalls for Pottstown's 2015 Bark for Life in Memorial Park last weekend. The ninth annual event raised a total of $30,479.29 so far for the American Cancer Society.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:17:13 -0400 2015-04-16T17:17:13-04:00 2015-04-16T17:17:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Punky (cat)

This domestic short hair true calico (orange/black/white) is approximately 4 to 5 months old, spayed, playful and likes her feet on the ground. Punky is affectionate on her own terms. She would be happy in a home with or without other kitties and likes human interaction on her terms.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:29:16 -0400 2015-04-16T16:29:16-04:00 2015-04-16T16:29:16-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Get gardening to celebrate spring]]> Gardening >> Spring has sprung. So can summer be too far away? Summer brings to mind gardening.

There are flower gardens and there are vegetable gardens. Vegetable gardening takes a lot of planning and work. With flowers, no matter where you plant seed or plants, it looks nice.

Half of the enjoyment is the planning, the dreaming and the expedition of this wonderful bond between yourself and nature.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:52:17 -0400 2015-04-16T15:52:17-04:00 2015-04-16T15:52:17-04:00
<![CDATA[The Clinic in Phoenixville seeks new medical director]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> After 13 years as medical director and cofounder of The Clinic and about 30 years of service to the Phoenixville community, Dr. Lorna Stuart is stepping down from her post.

Now officials at the facility are looking to quickly fill her shoes.

"We are in urgent need of full-time medical director to replace her," said executive director Tom Burd.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:45:30 -0400 2015-04-16T09:45:30-04:00 2015-04-16T09:45:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville boy named muscular dystrophy ambassador for Bucks County Harley dealer]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> A 10-year-old boy is helping a Bucks County motorcycle dealership in its efforts to raise funds for the fight against muscular dystrophy.

Lorden Joshua "LJ" Kidon, a fifth grader at Barkley Elementary School, is the 2015 Muscular Dystrophy Association ambassador for Brian's Harley-Davidson in Middletown Township, near Langhorne.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:18:01 -0400 2015-04-10T09:18:01-04:00 2015-04-10T09:18:01-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Passover Seder and more spring traditions]]> When I was a kid, there was a small building set back off Main Street in Phoenixville, between Walnut and Hall streets near the Rialto movie theatre. It was surrounded with mystery as religious services were held on Friday night and Saturday morning and not on Sundays as my family and friends observed.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:42:34 -0400 2015-04-09T16:42:34-04:00 2015-04-09T16:42:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Benji (dog)

Benji is a 6-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix who is extremely calm and pretty lazy. He loves to go for walks, but his is just as happy lying beside you under a blanket. Benji attaches himself easily to people and would do better in an all-female home. He is good with dogs his own size, house- and crate-trained, but would love to sleep in bed with you.

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:43:39 -0400 2015-04-07T10:43:39-04:00 2015-04-07T10:43:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Butchy (cat)

This red tabby, domestic long hair Maine Coon mix is waiting for his forever home! "Butchy" is 1 year old, neutered and fully vaccinated. He is positive for the FIV virus. He would need a quiet home with another FIV cat or as an only cat. The vet says Butchy is extremely healthy and could live for years! Won't you give him a second chance in life? Call Spay and Save at 610-277-6187 for more information.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:29:17 -0400 2015-04-01T10:29:17-04:00 2015-04-01T10:29:17-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: The Rebirth of Spring, Easter, Passover & more]]> The Pagan celebration of "The Rite of Spring," the Christians and their "Easter and the Resurrection" and the Jewish community's "Passover and Flight Out of Egypt" all have one thing in common other than occurring sometime in March and April. They all reflect in cultural freedom and rebirth.

Each year, the timing of these events revolves around each other.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:19:17 -0400 2015-03-31T14:19:17-04:00 2015-03-31T14:19:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring City woman stays positive despite needing rare transplant]]> SPRING CITY >> When Karlene Novotny goes out to see her 10-year-old daughter in a school play, she doesn't just grab the camera. She carries her pump and bags of fluid nutrients.

And even when the lights go down and the audience is asked to turn off all cell phones, Novotny leaves her phone on.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0400 2015-03-29T02:00:00-04:00 2015-04-02T13:57:04-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Flageolets, Fig Salad and the true origin of 'French' fries]]> Flageolet >> To hear or say flageolet makes me happy. Actually it is a small, immature kidney bean.

This bean was cultivated in France somewhere in the 1800s. They come in white, blue, yellow, red and green varieties and can be found fresh, dried and canned. The pod of the flageolet is 3 inches long and inedible.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:58:46 -0400 2015-03-26T11:58:46-04:00 2015-03-26T11:58:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville native hopes his 'Hunger Games' speaking part inspires local youth]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville native Charles Kronmuller, a pilot by trade, recently found his way into the blockbuster franchise "The Hunger Games," playing a pilot on the big screen.

Kronmuller answered a casting call in September 2013 for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," which was shooting near Atlanta, Ga.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:10:52 -0400 2015-03-25T17:10:52-04:00 2015-03-25T17:10:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Pets of the Week]]> Max (dog)

Max is a super friendly and playful 1- to 2-year-old dachshund mix. He loves playing with his toys, going for walks and exploring the yard. He is good with children and other dogs. Please contact Spay and Save at 610-279-9714 or, or visit www.spayandsave.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:48:19 -0400 2015-03-24T11:48:19-04:00 2015-03-24T11:48:19-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Bam! Emeril Lagasse, Espresso, Easter Bread and more!]]> Emeril Lagasse >> is a celebrity chef known in part for introducing the phrases "kick it up a notch" and "bam" to the food world. He may be from Massachusetts, but seems to consider New Orleans and the Louisiana area home. I would call his style of cooking rustic cuisine, a mixture of Creole, Cajun, Asian, Portuguese and French Canadian flavors.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:04:52 -0400 2015-03-17T13:04:52-04:00 2015-03-17T13:04:52-04:00