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<![CDATA[Ursinus professor studying volunteer firefighters' hearts]]>

COLLEGEVILLE - Sometimes, the most deadly part of a fire isn't the smoke or flames but the stress placed on a firefighter's body as they move in, out, up and down a burning building.

Wearing heavy "bunker gear" and carrying other equipment and breathing apparatus, firefighters are susceptible to over-exertion and even heart attacks.

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<![CDATA[Devon Prep baseball rallies around ailing facilities director]]> It may have been Friday the 13th, but bad luck was not a problem for Devon Prep's Varsity Baseball team as they defeated Elk County Catholic at Penn State University for the PIAA Class A State Championship.

This small, private school, with barely 200 students, competed against schools with more than three, four and five times the enrollment, and went all the way to the state championship for the first time in the school's history.

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:55:49 -0400 2014-07-08T14:55:49-04:00 2014-07-08T14:56:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville area students study oceanography at Science in the Summer]]> Last week, the Phoenixville Public Library hosted the annual GSK Science in the Summer series at the Phoenixville Area Middle School.

The week-long series of classes is sponsored by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with The Franklin Institute, and features a different subject of study in each of greater Philadelphia's five county library systems for students in second through sixth grade.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Great Race makes pit stop in Valley Forge]]> UPPER MERION - Over 100 classic and antique vehicles are currently taking part in the 2014 Great Race from Maine to Florida. It is the race's 31st year.

The oldest of those cars, a 1915 Hudson 6-40 from Newtown, Conn., along with the others, rolled to a stop Monday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Upper Merion for an overnight pit stop on their trip.

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<![CDATA[Great Race to stop in King of Prussia]]>

UPPER MERION - With a finish line 2,100 miles and nine days away, the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race only has time for a handful of primo pit stops along the route.

One of them will be an overnighter at Valley Forge Casino Resort on Monday, June 23.

The iconic 31-year-old race - the word "race" being a misnomer, since none of the 109 antique vehicles ever comes close to approaching Indy 500-level speeds on the highways of America - will launch on Saturday in Ogunquit, Maine, and wind its way through 13 states before putting on the brakes in Florida on June 29.

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:53:36 -0400 2014-06-23T11:53:36-04:00 2014-06-23T11:53:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville cub pack honors scouts and leaders at Blue & Gold banquet]]> Barkley Elementary Pack 119 Cub Scouts held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet Sunday evening at St. John's Lutheran Church. Members of the community gathered to celebrate the achievements of the dens and the pack as a whole throughout the 2013-14 school year.

Guests in attendance included Mayor Speck and Firebird Festival committee leader Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg, as well as dozens of family members who came to celebrate many of the boys' advancement to higher ranks.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville resident to perform with professional orchestra]]> A Phoenixville resident is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Devin Doherty spends his days as an investment specialist, but next Saturday, he will be spending a night playing his trumpet with world-class musicians.

Doherty will play in concert with the culturally diverse and conservatory-trained artists of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville PAL celebrates 15th year helping youth]]> When Jimmy Deoria Jr. helped start Phoenixville's Police Athletic League (PAL) with his father in June of 1999, he could hardly have imagined how it would take off in the community.

It's fitting that the organization turns 15 this month, just in time for father's day, since it was started as a project between Deoria and his father, the late Jim Deoria Sr.

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:20:01 -0400 2014-06-06T19:20:01-04:00 2014-06-06T19:20:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville-born D-Day vet honored in Ohio historical calendar]]> This weekend marks the 70th anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy, and there is perhaps no better way to remember D-Day than to remember those who fought in the battle.

One veteran with local ties who survived the battle and earned the Bronze Star is being honored by having his photo featured for the month of June in a historical calendar in the city where he spent his adolescent years.

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<![CDATA[Local Academy of Notre Dame student receives Spirit of Community Award]]> Quinn Norris, an eighth grader from Phoenixville at the Academy of Notre Dame, was a Distinguished Finalist in this year's Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, sponsor this national awards program to honor young Americans who care about their world and find ways to make a difference.

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:33:27 -0400 2014-06-04T11:33:27-04:00 2014-06-04T11:33:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Brooke Elementary dedicates 'Buddy Bench' in student's memory]]> Brooke Elementary School in Royersford held a ceremony Friday for a special little girl who attended the school.

Third grader Julia Grace Eveland believed in compassion, friendship, thoughtfulness and generosity, even when she was suffering from a diagnosis of stage three cancer.

On Friday, in Julia's memory, the staff and students at Brooke Elementary dedicated a Brooke Buddy Bench to her, on the same day as Brooke Elementary's Olympic Day.

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:21:21 -0400 2014-06-02T14:21:21-04:00 2014-06-02T14:21:33-04:00