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 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:10:19 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Phoenixville native hopes his 'Hunger Games' speaking part inspires local youth]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville native Charles Kronmuller, a pilot by trade, recently found his way into the blockbuster franchise "The Hunger Games," playing a pilot on the big screen.

Kronmuller answered a casting call in September 2013 for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," which was shooting near Atlanta, Ga.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:10:52 -0400 2015-03-25T17:10:52-04:00 2015-03-25T17:10:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Trainers lift up more than weights with mentorship program]]> ROYERSFORD >> On the outside, Maxout Strength Studio looks like any other fitness facility, but students who walk through the doors become stronger -- both physically and mentally.

At the end of last year, the studio officially launched the Leadership and Mentorship Program (LAMP) which is designed to help teens and young adults strengthen their mind, body and soul.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:37:18 -0400 2015-03-12T16:37:18-04:00 2015-03-12T16:37:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Collegeville vet honored by DOD for support of returning Army Reservist]]> COLLEGEVILLE >> New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced that Collegeville Army veteran Earl "Buddy" Grater was honored with a 'Patriot Award' for supporting an Army Reservist that he hired to work with him at Thermoseal Industries, LLC., a Gloucester City, NJ manufacturing company.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0500 2015-03-03T02:00:00-05:00 2015-03-06T14:10:50-05:00
<![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