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, 21 Aug 2014 00:14:57 -0400 60 <![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: From noodles to nuts, cooking in 'N']]> NOODLES (PASTA) - Can refer to moist or dried strips of a flour and water/egg combination. Noodles come in every shape and size you can think of, such as thin, square, coiled, long and short.

Chinese, Arab and Italian cooks all claimed to be the first to create the noodle. Food historians believe that the noodle was discovered in several parts of the world around the same time.

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<![CDATA[Fifty-third Philadelphia Folk Festival winds down]]> UPPER SALFORD - Philadelphia Folk Festival security volunteer Vic Martinson eloquently summed it up.

"It's about music and people watching," the Pitman, N.J., resident said, just before posing with a group of men for the festival's second annual "Facial Hair Photo Opp" by the Martin Guitar Raffle booth Sunday afternoon.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:27:52 -0400 2014-08-18T10:27:52-04:00 2014-08-18T10:27:58-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Ronald McDonald entertains at Phoenixville Public Library]]> Ronald McDonald stopped by the Phoenixville Public Library on Wednesday afternoon to read to the children and entertain them with tricks.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:36:17 -0400 2014-08-15T19:36:17-04:00 2014-08-15T19:36:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Thunder Outreach sponsors benefit concert for Limerick burn victim]]>

ROYERSFORD - Thunder Outreach is hosting a benefit concert for Kyra Tramontana, the 19-year-old victim of a work accident that left second- and third-degree burns over 35 percent of her body.

Tramontana is a Spring-Ford High School graduate who was working at Dickey's Barbecue Pit in the Park Towne Plaza shopping center off North Lewis Road May 5 when oil in the fryer spilled onto her.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Montgomery County 4-H Fair]]> The annual Montgomery County 4-H Fair was held Aug. 7-9 at the county 4-H Center in Creamery. The fair gives 4-H members the opportunity to show of this year's projects to their family and the public. Projects included livestock and animal science. There was also a fabric sale by the Creamery Crafters 4-H Club.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:00:27 -0400 2014-08-13T11:00:27-04:00 2014-08-13T11:00:30-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Milk - the 'perfect food']]> MILK - Once considered the "perfect food," it is extremely high in fat according to today's standards. When the fat is removed, it is a highly nutritious food.

Milk has the ability to strengthen bones and an excellent source of calcium. The amount needed by each person depends on age, sex and other contributing factors of one's health.

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<![CDATA[Reeves Park Summer Camp comes to close with talent show, spelling bee]]> The Phoenixville Recreation Department and Phoenixville Communities That Care provided an outdoor summer camp at Reeves Park during the last week of July for Phoenixville Area School District students between the ages of 7 and 12. Activities included games, arts and crafts, sports and special guests.

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<![CDATA[Shark Week: Live returns to Adventure Aquarium]]> Shark Week: LIVE is back, bigger than a great hammerhead, and better than ever at Adventure Aquarium! This year's annual Shark Week festivities will have even more bite as Adventure Aquarium celebrates everyone's favorite mysterious sea creatures from August 9 - 17. Guests can come face-to-face with the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including rarely exhibited species and the only great hammerhead shark on display in the United States.

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:50:27 -0400 2014-08-06T13:50:27-04:00 2014-08-06T13:50:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Kimberton native named US consul general of Mexico City]]> The work done by diplomats in the U.S. consulates abroad to make travel safe and easy for Americans often goes unnoticed, but for one Kimberton native, it's his life's work.

Hugo F. Rodriguez Jr. was recently named consul general of Mexico City. Rodriguez, who has worked with the State Department for many years, including overseas as a U.

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:39:17 -0400 2014-08-06T00:39:17-04:00 2014-08-06T00:39:28-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Lettuce - America's diet food of choice]]> LETTUCE - When I was a kid, the only kind of lettuce available seemed to be iceberg lettuce.

Over the years, other varieties have been added, such as bib or leaf lettuce. There is romaine, which has the largest amount of vitamins and minerals, with iceberg offering the least nutrients. Lettuce is low in calories, fat, fiber and sodium, with no cholesterol.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:35:08 -0400 2014-08-05T15:35:08-04:00 2014-08-05T15:35:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Forrest Gump facsimile offers words of wisdom to Skippack shoppers]]>

SKIPPACK - You wouldn't believe it if I told you, but Forrest Gump was in Skippack Friday night. Gump, played by impersonator and Souderton native Paul Dengler, fit together with the visitors to the Southwest Trading Post like peas and carrots.

Armed with his mama's advice and life experiences, Gump sat on a bench out front of the Native American shop during the village's First Friday celebration.

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<![CDATA[Humane society of Phoenixville hosting two events]]> PHOENIXVILLE - Saturday will feature a full slate of events hosted by the Humane Society of Phoenixville.

Beginning at 9 a.m. and stretching until 3 p.m., the society will provide free rabies and distemper-parvo vaccines for the first 75 dogs brought over to Friendship Fire Company at 423 W.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:39:07 -0400 2014-08-05T11:39:07-04:00 2014-08-05T13:17:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Local girls selected as state finalists in NAM competition]]> Two local girls have been selected as state finalists in the National American Miss competition and will represent their communities in Harrisburg next weekend.

Fallon Martin, 9, of Phoenixville, and Neah Davis, 11, of Collegeville, will compete in the Junior Pre-Teen and Pre-Teen divisions, respectively, at the Hilton Harrisburg on Aug.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:08:06 -0400 2014-08-01T13:08:06-04:00 2014-08-01T13:08:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Audubon nursery school adopts giraffes at Elmwood Park Zoo]]> St. Andrew's Nursery School of Audubon recently celebrated their adoption of two giraffes at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. Parents, students and alumni attended the event on July 12 to help welcome the giraffes, named Louis and Tamu, to the zoo for the summer.

This is the second year St.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:23:04 -0400 2014-08-01T11:23:04-04:00 2014-08-01T11:23:16-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Soldier welcomed home in Limerick]]> US Army PFC Jake Spear received a grand homecoming after his deployment overseas recently. Warriors Watch Riders, Hogs and Heroes Foundation and A Hero's Welcome led the way as they escorted him from the Philadelphia Airport to his home in Limerick. Lazer Limo provided a free ride home for Spear.

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