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, 23 Nov 2014 07:16:17 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Trappe Ambulance EMT Renee Sullivan reflects on move from corporate career]]> Renee Sullivan had just turned her shopping cart into the dairy aisle when she heard a commotion just ahead. Several customers were hovering over an elderly woman, who was lying prostrate on a wooden skid. Sullivan recognized immediately the signs of a seizure.

In high school, Sullivan had a friend who was susceptible to seizures.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:49:01 -0500 2014-11-18T16:49:01-05:00 2014-11-18T16:49:03-05:00
<![CDATA[PAHS Class of 1957 holds 57th reunion luncheon]]> The PAHS class of 1957 held their 57th reunion luncheon at Spring Ford Country Club on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Class member Dick Lusch was the emcee for the event with 38 class members and 15 guests attending. Correspondence from class members Irene Lebaris Diamond (Class President), Leon Wilk, Margie Bishop Sosnowy, Larry Miller, Dolores Scaringi Butler, Bob Kulp, Joan Fiore Redmon, Sandy Barlow Kunkle and Barbara Gabel Chiusano, who were unable to attend, was read at the affair.

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:31:31 -0500 2014-11-10T12:31:31-05:00 2014-11-10T12:31:34-05:00
<![CDATA[A day in the life: Graterford prison superintendent offers rare view inside prison, personal life]]> SKIPPACK >> Skippack Township hosts quaint shops, a community pool, a branch of the bucolic Perkiomen Trail and also about 4,000 convicted criminals.

At night, the lights of Graterford prison illuminate the sky like a huge sports stadium. But instead, a 34-foot wall, constructed by former inmates of Eastern State Penitentiary in the 1920s, encloses the state's largest maximum security population of prisoners.

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:01:16 -0500 2014-11-07T18:01:16-05:00 2014-11-07T18:01:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Rams crown 2014 homecoming queen during shutout victory]]> Ram Royalty: Spring-Ford Area Senior High School's 2013 Homecoming Queen Helena Mullen crowned Michaela Parr the 2014 queen during the Rams' 54-0 rout of PJP last Saturday, Oct. 18. The event marked the school's 60-year homecoming football anniversary. For more on the game, see Sports.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:35:17 -0400 2014-10-29T17:35:17-04:00 2014-10-29T17:35:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Schwenksville High School Class of '64 honors teachers at 50th anniversary reunion]]> On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Schwenksville High School Class of 1964 honored Mr. Richard J. Carfagno of Harleysville and Mr. George E. Romasco of Collegeville at a dinner social held in observance of the 50th anniversary reunion of the class.

Mr. Carfagno taught math and Mr. Romasco taught English, first at Schwenksville High School and later at Perkiomen Valley High School when the school districts merged.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:30:40 -0400 2014-10-29T17:30:40-04:00 2014-10-29T17:30:43-04:00
<![CDATA[PAHS Class of 1951 celebrates 63rd reunion]]> Phoenixville High School's Class of 1951 celebrated their 63rd year class reunion Sept. 26 at the Phoenixville Country Club. There were 32 classmates and 13 guests in attendeance.

Members of the reunion committee include June Spieth Henzie, Pat Yenchick Hagarman, Dolores Emery Lauer and Helen Emery Raser.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:30:29 -0400 2014-10-29T17:30:29-04:00 2014-10-29T17:30:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Fun and haunted legacies continue to grow at Pennhurst]]> Spring City >> Fans of the macabre seeking a frightful adventure need search no further than Spring City -- Pennhurst Asylum has opened its gates for its 5th annual Halloween season.

Open to all ages and featuring a multitude of gore-filled fun activities, the attractions run through Nov. 2.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:56:48 -0400 2014-10-20T09:56:48-04:00 2014-10-20T09:56:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Upper Schuylkill Valley Park hosts monarch butterfly release]]> Upper Schuylkill Valley Park hosted its annual monarch butterfly release Sept. 13. The event includes educational programs and allows visitors a chance to interact with the monarchs. Once released, the butterflies migrate south for the winter.

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:38:21 -0400 2014-09-25T19:38:21-04:00 2014-09-25T19:38:26-04:00