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Friends of Pennypacker Mills to hold craft marketplace |Aug 20, 2018

The Friends of Pennypacker Mills, a Montgomery County-owned historical site at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, is preparing for its Seventh Annual Craft Marketplace on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.

SPAY AND SAVE: Carl and Chloe both need loving homes |Aug 19, 2018

Carl is a 3-year-old brown tabby found in a Phoenixville colony with his little friend, Chloe. Poor Carl has been around the block a few times and has the scars to prove it. He desires a safe, loving home where he never has to worry about food or the cold again.

Ursinus College announces new scholarship program |Aug 16, 2018

COLLEGEVILLE >> Ursinus College has established a new scholarship award that provides financial assistance to students from low- and middle-income families from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

Royersford Fire Department receives two grants for over $169,000 |Aug 16, 2018

ROYERSFORD >> The Royersford Fire Department has received two separate grants in the amount of $169,100.

Boy, 12, saved from Pickering Creek during flooding |Aug 16, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A boy was rescued from dangerous waters Monday after being stranded in the middle of Pickering Creek.

Phoenixville Police respond to 127 calls for service in 7 days |Aug 16, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police responded to 127 calls for service including four traffic incidents, between July 31 and Aug. 6. The following is a brief summary of some of those incidents as reported by Phoenixville Police on their Facebook page:

Task force looks to return rail service to Phoenixville |Aug 16, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Five days after Chester County released a transportation study that cited the return of commuter rail service to Phoenixville as a “long-term-goal,” a task force put together by Mayor Peter Urscheler heard from a consultant who said it can be accomplished in the short term.

Limerick grants preliminary approval to 450-unit town center project |Aug 16, 2018

LIMERICK >> With no comment or discussion, the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the preliminary site plan for 30-acre project that will bring more than 450 new residences and a traffic circle to the intersection of Ridge and Swamp pikes.

Spring-Ford will allow teacher who wrestles as a Nazi to remain in class |Aug 16, 2018

A Spring-Ford School District sixth-grade teacher investigated by the district for his side job as a professional wrestler in which he portrays a Nazi will continue to teach there this school year.

Phoenixville eyeing 30 acres for new school |Aug 16, 2018

EAST PIKELAND >> The Phoenixville School Board will hold a special public meeting Thursday, Aug. 16, regarding the potential purchase of 29.5 acres of land at 622 Hare’s Hill Road.

Tens of thousands expected to see country music stars at Citadel Country Spirit USA |Aug 9, 2018

It’s a brave new world for the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show grounds, which has the capacity for a crowd of 15,000.

Guilty plea in Phoenixville shooting death |Aug 7, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> The pain felt by the family of murder victim Joshua Mitchell was on full, tearful display Tuesday in the Common Pleas courtroom where the man who shot and killed him in a dispute over a drug robbery in Phoenixville pleaded guilty to the crime.

Jeff Daniels balancing careers in acting, music |Aug 3, 2018

You know Jeff Daniels from his Emmy-, Tony- and Golden Globe-winning roles, but did you know that in 2012, the Martin Guitar Co. began selling an OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition Guitar?

Philadelphia Folk Festival to return with female-leaning lineup |Aug 3, 2018

This might go down in history as the Philadelphia Folk Festival’s “Year of the Woman.”

Phoenixville man admits to improper, illegal online conduct |Aug 2, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A 19-year-old Phoenixville man awaits his fate from a judge after he admitted to having inappropriate online communications with who he believed was a minor but in reality was an undercover state investigator.

Phoenixville Police respond to 166 calls for service in 8 days |Aug 2, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police responded to 166 calls for service between July 23 and July 30 including nine traffic accidents. The following is a summary of notable incidents as reported by Phoenixville Police:

Second suspect in Phoenixville murder to face trial |Aug 1, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The second of two suspects charged in the December shooting death of a 15-year-old boy will stand trial for the killing in Chester County Court.

Spay and Save: Casey is a special boy who needs a home |Jul 29, 2018

Casey is male, 1 to 2-years-old, and previously neutered. He was found wondering in South Philadelphia. He is super friendly, gets along with other cats but needs to be slowly introduced to a dog as he does not seem too fond of them.

21st Riverfront Blues Festival to be held in Wilmington |Jul 27, 2018

All that activity you’ve been seeing by the Christina Riverfront means it’s almost time for the Riverfront Blues Festival in Tubman-Garrett Park.

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PHOTOS: Kimberton Fair returns for 90th year |Jul 26, 2018

KIMBERTON >> The 90th edition of the Kimberton Community Fair concludes Saturday, July 28. There’s lots to see and do at this local tradition, featuring an old-fashioned country fair. In addition to the rides and food, there’s a 4-H livestock competitions, home living exhibition, crowning of the Fair Queen, a Baby Contest and live entertainment.

Mosquito spraying for Collegeville, Upper Providence postponed to July 30 |Jul 25, 2018

The mosquito spraying scheduled for Wednesday evening has been rescheduled due to anticipated bad weather.

Free KI pills to be distributed to those near power plants |Jul 24, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will offer free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets on Thursday, Aug. 9, to Pennsylvanians who live or work within 10 miles of the state’s five nuclear power plants, including the Limerick Generating Station.

Go Schuylkill Greenways: Lock 60 pedal & paddle, movie night |Jul 23, 2018

Come out Thursday to see a group of 15 people explore the historic Lock 60 in Mont Clare through a special bike pedal and kayak paddle event. You’re also welcome to attend the free Movie Night by the River happening at Fitzwater Station in Phoenixville.

Blankets donated to cancer center at Phoenixville Hospital |Jul 19, 2018

Phoenixville >> Subaru Loves to Care, LLS and participating Subaru retailer, Piazza Subaru, together provided blankets and messages of hope to patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital.

Fire Company gets an assist with new tower ladder |Jul 19, 2018

LIMERICK >> In the event of a fire in an assisted living facility, with elderly residents trapped on an upper floor, it’s crucial that fire companies have a rapid and safe way to rescue them.

Phoenixville Police respond to 98 incidents in three days |Jul 18, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police responded to 98 calls for service including seven traffic accidents between June 13 and June 16. The following is summary of notable incidents as reported by Phoenixville Police:

spay and save: “Kittens! All sizes, shapes and colors! |Jul 15, 2018

So many tabby kittens, all rescued from the streets or dangerous situations and need loving, forever homes. Contact Spay and Save via Facebook or our website at spayandsave.org to fill out an adoption application and to locate our adoption locations or call 610-277-6187.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish festival returns Aug. 22-25 |Jul 13, 2018

Limerick >> The 10th annual St. Teresa of Calcutta Community Festival will take place Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the parish campus on Swamp Pike and Neiffer Road.

Chesco baker Peri Anderson competes on Netflix baking show |Jul 12, 2018

East Pikeland >> A Chester County baker that specializes in wedding cakes is making her small screen debut as a contestant on a new Netflix baking competition show.

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park to hold session on invasive Spotted Lanternfly |Jul 11, 2018

Oaks >> Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. to learn more about an alarming invasive insect. The Spotted Lanternfly is a significant threat to Pennsylvania’s trees.

Judge sends Limerick child rapist to prison for up to 50 years |Jul 11, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Limerick man made no statements and bowed his head as a judge sent him to prison for up to five decades on charges he sexually assaulted an underage girl on multiple occasions and later engaged police in a seven-hour standoff after the assaults came to light.

‘Indescribable ... Indestructible! Nothing can stop it!’ |Jul 6, 2018

Chester County became a part of motion picture history 60 years ago when Steve McQueen and a destructive, amoeba-like alien starred in the sci-fi B-movie “The Blob.”

Limerick neighbors oppose plan for truck facility |Jul 6, 2018

LIMERICK >> Facing a group of angry residents concerned about a proposal to develop 10 acres of land at 181 Limerick Center Road into a truck servicing business, township supervisors held off making a decision.

SEPTA Looking to hire engineering consultant for King of Prussia Rail |Jul 2, 2018

UPPER MERION >> SEPTA is looking to hire an engineering consultant to “advance further engineering of the King of Prussia Rail extension of the Norristown High Speed Line,” according to a press release.

SPAY AND SAVE: A bundle of sweetness! |Jul 1, 2018

Clara is a dark tabbico/white from a hoarding situation in Norristown. She is 4 to 5-months, spayed and ready for a forever home. PLEASE only apply if you can provide a home for Clara’s lifetime of 10 to 15 years.

Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre names a new executive director |Jun 27, 2018

Phoenixville >> The Colonial Theatre has announced the appointment of a new executive director for the historic theater.

Boyertown, Phoenixville win awards for revitalization, businesses |Jun 25, 2018

Two area downtown regions have been recognized in two separate awards programs: the Townie Awards and the Classic Towns People’s Choice Contest.

spay and save: Pablo is a pure bundle of joy |Jun 24, 2018

Pablo is one of a trio of kittens rescued by a volunteer. He is a sweet, loving, playful little guy who purrs non-stop. He is waiting for his forever home. Please only apply if you can commit to the 10 to 15 years needed to take care of a kitten.

Group feeds homeless: ‘It’s not all peaches and cream’ |Jun 22, 2018

Philadelphia >>> For the past seven months, Foul Mouth Trucker has been giving back to the community, one bagged meal at a time.

Lower Salford driver admits striking Skippack pedestrian while DUI |Jun 21, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Salford man is in jail awaiting his fate from a judge after he admitted he was driving under the influence of drugs when he struck and injured a woman rollerblading on a Skippack roadway.

Limerick supervisors like new look for 30-acre Limerick Town Center project |Jun 21, 2018

LIMERICK >> Township supervisors voiced support Tuesday for changes made to the plan for the project known as Limerick Town Center, located on 30 acres at the intersection of Ridge Pike, Lewis Road and Swamp Pike.

Kids learn about fire safety, rescues at Limerick youth fire camp |Jun 21, 2018

LIMERICK >> If you happened to be near the Limerick Firehouse this week, you may have noticed a whole lot of activity going on.

SPAY AND SAVE: Armani is a well-rounded and amazing feline |Jun 17, 2018

Armani is 2 to 3-years-old, black with white markings, handsome and super friendly. He is confident, happy, laid back, smart, very playful, sweet, caretaker with tons of personality. He has multiple vocal expressions for his fur friends and family.

Phoenixville-area student to take part in prestigious business forum |Jun 15, 2018

Phoenixville >> This summer, a Phoenixville student will join other outstanding students in a career-oriented developmental experience at Yale University.

Limerick, Linfield fire companies to merge by 2019 |Jun 14, 2018

LIMERICK >> By 2019, Limerick and Linfield fire companies will become one entity serving the Limerick Township community, according to the companies.

Man charged in Phoenixville murder waives hearing |Jun 13, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> One of two suspects accused of taking part in the slaying of a 15-year-old in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot last December is expected to face a trial for the killing.

Alvernia University to offer advanced degrees at MCCC |Jun 12, 2018

Pottstown >> Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and will offer two advanced degree programs at the college’s west campus in Pottstown.

Spay and Save: Karma would love a human companion |Jun 10, 2018

Karma is a beautiful tabbico tuxedo who was found in a trailer park in Hereford. Spayed, 1-year-old and completely vetted, Karma would love a forever home for her 10 to 15-year life span. She seems to be good with dogs and would possibly like a cat her age to bond with.

PHOTOS: Phoenixville Area High School graduates Class of 2018 |Jun 8, 2018

Digital First Media PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area High School graduates the Class of 2018 at its commencement ceremony June 7.