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 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:16:50 -0500 60 <![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
<![CDATA[Chester County Clerk makes donation to domestic abuse center]]> WEST CHESTER >> The Chester County Clerk of Courts took time on Friday to try to make a difference in the lives of domestic abuse victims, a day after the sentencing in the fatal shooting of a woman by her boyfriend, who had a history of violence towards her.

"With the holiday season brings a time to reflect on how blessed some are to have things such as a family, job, shelter, food or just joy in their life," Robin Marcello said in anticipation of making a donation to the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.

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<![CDATA[Spring City native uses passion for scuba and outdoors to help students]]> BUCKTOWN >> How does a school district deal with truancy and behavior issues when the students simply have no interest in traditional education? Challenge them!

That is what Owen J. Roberts intervention behavior and reading specialist Brett Galambos has been doing for the past 10 years. It is through his other passion, scuba diving, that he came up with the idea to combine traditional counseling methods with outdoor challenges and problem-solving activities to motivate and challenge the students.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:22:03 -0500 2014-12-22T12:22:03-05:00 2014-12-22T12:22:18-05:00
<![CDATA[Military News]]> Christopher Kasker, a 1992 Phoenixville Area High School graduate, was promoted to lieutenant colonel by the Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Nov. 3.

Kasker enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1993 with duty at the Phoenixville Armory. While attending West Chester University, Kasker enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Program and entered active duty upon graduation in 1997.

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<![CDATA[Brothers receive 'A Hero's Welcome']]> ROYERSFORD >> U.S. Army Spc4 Ryan Klick and Sgt. Bradley Klick were given "A Hero's Welcome" in Royersford Saturday afternoon. The brothers returned home after serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Members of the Warriors Watch Riders, along with many friends and family were in attendance.

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<![CDATA[O'Grady's to host fundraiser for Phoenixville firefighter battling brain cancer]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Dale Sims and his wife, Barbara, met by accident.

This was 37 years ago. The two knew each other from high school but on this fateful day they both showed up at a vehicle accident: he as an emergency medical technician (EMT) with West End Fire Co. No. 3 ambulance of Phoenixville; she as a junior firefighter with Valley Forge Fire Co.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:22:54 -0500 2014-12-11T20:22:54-05:00 2014-12-11T20:22:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Spring City Karate celebrates 40 years]]> SPRING CITY >> The Spring City Karate School is celebrating 40 years of teaching students the art of Karate, and looking forward to many more.

Owner Wayne Benfield opened the school in the summer of 1974, at the age of 20, and had three years' experience with the art.

"Now 40 years later I'm still teaching the same 10 to 12 classes a week," said Benfield.

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:20:47 -0500 2014-12-05T00:20:47-05:00 2014-12-05T00:20:49-05:00
<![CDATA[PACS volunteers help feed needy families during holiday season]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Volunteers have kept busy since the weeks before Thanksgiving to stock up Phoenixville Area Community Services' (PACS) food pantry in preparation for the busy holiday season.

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<![CDATA[Blessed Theresa of Calcutta students hold Thanksgiving Feast]]> LIMERICK >> Preschoolers at Blessed Theresa of Calcutta School's child care program in Limerick Township sing during their Thanksgiving Feast at the school. One hundred twenty-five children from several classrooms performed songs and then had a luncheon complete with turkey and all the trimmings with their parents and grandparents.

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:50:05 -0500 2014-12-01T11:50:05-05:00 2014-12-01T11:50:07-05:00