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 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:47:54 -0400 60 <![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
<![CDATA[Royersford cancer survivor rides to help others conquer the illness]]> A Royersford resident fought a tough battle against cancer, and won. She is now going to give back to the doctors who helped to save her life.

Deborah Pannebaker will be participating in the 2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer this October. The proceeds will benefit Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:24:16 -0400 2014-09-19T16:24:16-04:00 2014-09-19T16:24:18-04:00
<![CDATA[New Name, Same Mission: University of Valley Forge celebrates name change]]> As of Tuesday, Valley Forge Christian College has officially changed its name to the University of Valley Forge (UVF). The Pennsylvania Department of Education (DOE) approved the name change on Aug. 27, but state processes appointed the formal recognition date as Sept. 16.

President Don Meyer, Ph.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:24:10 -0400 2014-09-19T16:24:10-04:00 2014-09-19T16:24:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy holds open house for Children's Discovery Room]]>

PERKIOMEN TWP. - A 3-foot-tall caterpillar was found counting yellow, mellow fishbugs at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Children's Discovery Room Open House Monday.

Dressed in costumes of mice, caterpillars and other furry creatures, children ages 3 to 6 experienced the full gamut of educational experiences offered by the conservancy's environmental education department.

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<![CDATA[Upper Providence program gives an assist to volunteer firefighters]]> Upper Providence - Flames and smoke leaped from the engine compartment of a 2008 grey Chevrolet Silverado parked on the parking lot of an apartment complex on Meadowview Lane in Upper Providence Township shortly after noon on a recent Friday.

Six minutes after the alarm was sounded, a fire engine - which had been stationed at the Upper Providence Township administration building on Black Rock Road - arrived on scene.

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:15:41 -0400 2014-09-08T15:15:41-04:00 2014-09-08T15:15:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville native named Best Overall New Cadet at West Point]]> U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced today that Cadet Shawna Moore, of Phoenixville, has been named the Best Overall New Cadet Class of 2018 by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Sen. Toomey nominated Shawna to the U.S. Military Academy in January.

"Congratulations to Shawna Moore on being named the Best Overall New Cadet Class of 2018," said Sen.

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:09:31 -0400 2014-09-04T11:09:31-04:00 2014-09-04T11:09:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Federal CEO honored for life of service to the borough]]> Phoenixville - Richard Kunsch doesn't have to leave Phoenixville to work, play or enjoy the lifestyle he cherishes the most.

Born and raised in the borough, Kunsch is a dedicated booster of the community and everything it has to offer. But Kunsch has given as much as he received. In 76 years as a resident, Kunsch - today the chief executive officer of Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust - has donated both time and money to a variety of area charities and civic organizations.

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:32:19 -0400 2014-09-03T11:32:19-04:00 2014-09-03T11:32:22-04:00