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 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:50:40 -0500 60 <![CDATA[UVF alum among Time magazine Person of the Year honorees for Ebola epidemic work]]> CHARLESTOWN >> A former University of Valley Forge student was recently named as one of Time magazine's "Person of the Year" honorees for her work in Africa with Ebola victims.

Katie Meyler was featured in Time's Dec. 22 issue highlighting Ebola fighters in Liberia.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:39:56 -0500 2015-02-27T17:39:56-05:00 2015-02-27T17:39:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Former Great Valley principal travels world to make new teachers]]> Former Great Valley Middle School principal Stephen Swymer recently returned from a trip to Uganda where he was training teachers with the Global Training Network group. Since retiring in 2008, Swymer has taken 25 trips to remote and impoverished areas around the world in an effort to train teachers in schools and orphanages.

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:11:56 -0500 2015-02-19T14:11:56-05:00 2015-02-19T14:11:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville staple Emmett Gruici turns 90]]> Phoenixville community figure and historian Emmett Gruici celebrated his 90th with friends and Family at St. John's Lutheran Church Friday night. Mr. Gruici was honored with Special Presentations on his special day.

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:19:59 -0500 2015-02-05T12:19:59-05:00 2015-02-05T12:19:59-05:00
<![CDATA[Collegeville family raises assistance dogs for people with disabilities]]> COLLEGEVILLE >> A Collegeville family has found a way to do something they enjoy while helping others.

Julie and Frank Furey are puppy raisers for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit that provides trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, and say they truly enjoy each puppy they work with.

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:11:14 -0500 2015-02-05T11:11:14-05:00 2015-02-05T11:11:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Former Phoenixville PAL boxer gives back through college grant-writing class]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Owen Logue, a senior at Immaculata University, is giving back to the Phoenixville Police Athletic League (PAL), a non-profit organization that he was first involved with as a teenager. Logue is hoping to receive a grant that he has applied for on behalf of the organization with proceeds going toward updating their website.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:09:31 -0500 2015-01-30T10:09:31-05:00 2015-01-30T10:09:31-05:00
<![CDATA[Limerick couple uses snowmen to announce pregnancy on Facebook]]> LIMERICK >>Nikki and Jason Arnold began their romance on Facebook, so perhaps it's only natural that they should announce a pending addition to their family there as well.

But the Arnold family took it one step further, taking advantage of Saturday's snowfall to really drive the point home visually.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:35:00 -0500 2015-01-30T09:35:00-05:00 2015-01-30T09:35:00-05:00
<![CDATA[Eagle Scout project brings renovations to SFAHS museum]]> ROYERSFORD >> The Spring-Ford Area Historical Society has Aidan DePietropaolo to thank for getting some much needed renovations at the society's museum recently.

In planning his Eagle Scout project, DePietropaolo decided to use the opportunity to help out the society.

In early October, Aidan and his father, Joseph, met with William Brunner, president of the Spring-Ford Area Historical Society, and Joe Forrest Jr.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville teen spearheads large donation of laptops]]> For the past four years, I have been volunteering for TeamChildren, an organization working tirelessly to bridge the achievement gap. This means that we are committed to getting computers into the homes and schools of children who cannot afford new ones.

Companies like Sanofi, Wawa and Eagleville Hospital, along with other committed organizations and individuals, have donated over 12,500 computers to our cause.

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:03:03 -0500 2015-01-19T11:03:03-05:00 2015-01-19T11:03:03-05:00
<![CDATA[One-eyed, four-toothed, bent-eared cat wins the heart of the Web and a home in Spring City]]> SPRING CITY >> Move over "Grumpy Cat," the Internet has a new feline superstar and this one has just one eye, four teeth, a bent ear and a chronic disease.

The cat, Zebediah, is that odd mixture of characteristics -- compelling story, looks which are, shall we say, "non-traditional" and cat -- which the Internet seems to find endlessly irresistible.

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:47:52 -0500 2015-01-08T09:47:52-05:00 2015-01-08T09:48:03-05:00