RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com website: all stories http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The Phoenix Reporter and Item Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:05:32 -0400 60 <![CDATA[PHOTOS: Kayaking event raises nearly $2,000 for SCA]]> MONT CLARE - A five-mile paddle fundraiser for the Schuylkill Canal Association brought in close to $2,000 Wednesday evening.

The paddle took participants from the boat launch at Lock 60 down the Schuylkill River and back by way of the canal.

Among the largest donations received at the event was $500 from state Rep.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:42:07 -0400 2014-08-29T11:42:07-04:00 2014-08-29T11:42:10-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Phoenixville TEDx focuses on 'Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll']]>

PHOENIXVILLE - TEDx Phoenixville wants to throw the idea of the boring conference with droning speakers out the window.

That effort isn't just carried out through the theme for the Sept. 27 event - "Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll" - but also through its format.

Speakers at TEDx Phoenixville are held to 18 minutes or less of speaking time, and organizers often push them to shorten their talks.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:25:43 -0400 2014-08-22T20:25:43-04:00 2014-08-22T20:25:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Royersford man turns 100 with grand celebration]]> Royersford resident Jack Fries, a regular at the Spring-Ford Diner, celebrated his 100th birthday in grand fashion Friday morning.

Fries was driven to the diner from his apartment in the Royersford fire truck used in the film, "The Blob." At the diner, he was greeted by dozens of friends and well-wishers who sang him "Happy Birthday" and presented with a cake and $100 bill with his face on it.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Ronald McDonald entertains at Phoenixville Public Library]]> Ronald McDonald stopped by the Phoenixville Public Library on Wednesday afternoon to read to the children and entertain them with tricks.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:36:17 -0400 2014-08-15T19:36:17-04:00 2014-08-15T19:36:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Thunder Outreach sponsors benefit concert for Limerick burn victim]]>

ROYERSFORD - Thunder Outreach is hosting a benefit concert for Kyra Tramontana, the 19-year-old victim of a work accident that left second- and third-degree burns over 35 percent of her body.

Tramontana is a Spring-Ford High School graduate who was working at Dickey's Barbecue Pit in the Park Towne Plaza shopping center off North Lewis Road May 5 when oil in the fryer spilled onto her.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:42:46 -0400 2014-08-15T09:42:46-04:00 2014-08-15T09:42:50-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Montgomery County 4-H Fair]]> The annual Montgomery County 4-H Fair was held Aug. 7-9 at the county 4-H Center in Creamery. The fair gives 4-H members the opportunity to show of this year's projects to their family and the public. Projects included livestock and animal science. There was also a fabric sale by the Creamery Crafters 4-H Club.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:00:27 -0400 2014-08-13T11:00:27-04:00 2014-08-13T11:00:30-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Reeves Park Summer Camp comes to close with talent show, spelling bee]]> The Phoenixville Recreation Department and Phoenixville Communities That Care provided an outdoor summer camp at Reeves Park during the last week of July for Phoenixville Area School District students between the ages of 7 and 12. Activities included games, arts and crafts, sports and special guests.

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:58:31 -0400 2014-08-08T20:58:31-04:00 2014-08-08T20:58:46-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[Kimberton native named US consul general of Mexico City]]> The work done by diplomats in the U.S. consulates abroad to make travel safe and easy for Americans often goes unnoticed, but for one Kimberton native, it's his life's work.

Hugo F. Rodriguez Jr. was recently named consul general of Mexico City. Rodriguez, who has worked with the State Department for many years, including overseas as a U.

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:39:17 -0400 2014-08-06T00:39:17-04:00 2014-08-06T00:39:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Forrest Gump facsimile offers words of wisdom to Skippack shoppers]]>

SKIPPACK - You wouldn't believe it if I told you, but Forrest Gump was in Skippack Friday night. Gump, played by impersonator and Souderton native Paul Dengler, fit together with the visitors to the Southwest Trading Post like peas and carrots.

Armed with his mama's advice and life experiences, Gump sat on a bench out front of the Native American shop during the village's First Friday celebration.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:27:36 -0400 2014-08-05T13:27:36-04:00 2014-08-05T13:27:36-04:00 TOUT
<![CDATA[Local girls selected as state finalists in NAM competition]]> Two local girls have been selected as state finalists in the National American Miss competition and will represent their communities in Harrisburg next weekend.

Fallon Martin, 9, of Phoenixville, and Neah Davis, 11, of Collegeville, will compete in the Junior Pre-Teen and Pre-Teen divisions, respectively, at the Hilton Harrisburg on Aug.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:08:06 -0400 2014-08-01T13:08:06-04:00 2014-08-01T13:08:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Audubon nursery school adopts giraffes at Elmwood Park Zoo]]> St. Andrew's Nursery School of Audubon recently celebrated their adoption of two giraffes at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. Parents, students and alumni attended the event on July 12 to help welcome the giraffes, named Louis and Tamu, to the zoo for the summer.

This is the second year St.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:23:04 -0400 2014-08-01T11:23:04-04:00 2014-08-01T11:23:16-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Soldier welcomed home in Limerick]]> US Army PFC Jake Spear received a grand homecoming after his deployment overseas recently. Warriors Watch Riders, Hogs and Heroes Foundation and A Hero's Welcome led the way as they escorted him from the Philadelphia Airport to his home in Limerick. Lazer Limo provided a free ride home for Spear.

For more photos and photo galleries, visit <![CDATA[PHOTOS: Area children meet Montgomery the bald eagle at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park]]> Children came to meet Montgomery the bald eagle at the Upper Schuylkill Valley Park & Wildlife Center July 11. While they were there, they learned about the diet and habitat of bald eagles and participated in arts and crafts.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:50:58 -0400 2014-07-18T13:50:58-04:00 2014-07-18T13:51:02-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![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.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:55:49 -0400 2014-07-08T14:55:49-04:00 2014-07-08T14:56:01-04:00