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 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:38:28 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Readers' Views: Borough council should give Firebird Festival another chance]]> Last year, after vandals torched the namesake icon of the Phoenixville Firebird Festival the night before its scheduled burning, the playing surface at Friendship Field was trampled--but the spirit of a community soared.

And as I took my place among the dozens of volunteers who seemingly converged out of nowhere in the rain and muck to build a new structure within hours, I could not help but think that this is what we neighbors of Friendship Field fought for 10 years ago when a developer's plan for townhouses threatened to take from us a much-needed recreational area in our town.

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