Phoenixville Local

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.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg |Aug 16, 2018

When first meeting Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg, I felt like I met the wind. A wind can be gentle and calming or a force to be reckon with.

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.

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.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Nancy McAllister Stauffer |Aug 9, 2018

Nancy Stauffer and I have been acquaintances for many years. We reconnected on Facebook when I was in search of an artist for my “Neighborhood Kitchens” Cookbook. Not related by blood, we share three Gaugler cousins.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Earl Blank Jr. |Aug 2, 2018

Earl Blank Jr. is the first person I ever met that remembers the date and time of events in his life — everything from births, marriages, good things and the bad things included.

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.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Phoenixville Community Health Foundation |Jul 26, 2018

On Sept. 1, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation will celebrate a milestone anniversary. For 20 years, it has been under the direction of its president and CEO, Louis J. Beccaria, Ph.D., and 15 members of the board of directors.

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.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Harold J. Gaugler |Jul 18, 2018

Before we go any further, I need to clarify his name. Due to the fact that his father’s name was Harold, the family started to call him by the nickname of his middle name. So, the family and childhood acquaintances know him as “Jimmy.

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 to fill out an adoption application and to locate our adoption locations or call 610-277-6187.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Helena Deegan |Jul 12, 2018

Helena Pribula Deegan grew up on Bridge Street near Prospect Street in Phoenixville. It was at a time when life moved by at a slower pace than today.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Libby Mills |Jul 5, 2018

If you don’t recognize her picture, you may recognize her voice. That is if you tune into West Chester radio station WECH 1520 AM to “Libby’s Luncheonette.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn paddles through Montgomery, Chester counties |Jun 6, 2018

Royersford >> The 20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is winding down, and kayakers paddled through Montgomery and Chester counties on Wednesday.

Havey named new leader of Montco GOP |Jun 5, 2018

The Montgomery County Republican Committee now has a new leader and she has already hit the ground running.

Spay and Save: Molly was rescued from the outdoors |Jun 3, 2018

What an adorable petite kitty! Approximately 1-year-old, spayed, dark tabby tuxedo, Molly is sweet little girl who likes other pets and is affectionate given the proper introduction time. She was rescued from the grounds of a hospital in Norristown and now needs a forever family who will commit to her 10 to 15 years of life.

Ex-Limerick smoke shop operator has probation for drug paraphernalia sales |May 31, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Spring City man who once operated a Limerick smoke shop must serve probation and community service after a jury convicted him of selling and advertising drug paraphernalia.

9 apply for vacant Lower Frederick Supervisor seat |May 31, 2018

LOWER FREDERICK >> Nine people were publicly interviewed Tuesday night for a vacancy on the township board of supervisors.

SPAY AND SAVE: Please help keep Petey off the streets forever |May 27, 2018

Handsome buff tabby with striking copper eyes, neutered male, approximately 2 to 3-years-old, Petey was found on the streets of Collegeville by a very nice rescuer. He is good with kids, and seems to get along with other kitties.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Chris Green |May 24, 2018

Chris Green, with a love for food and culinary arts, originated and is the administer for the Facebook page Phoenixville Phoodie Phoundation.

St. Mary School Memorial Day Remembrance honors fallen military, veterans |May 24, 2018

SCHWENKSVILLE >> “What helps keep me centered is when I keep in mind that evil prevails when good men and women do nothing to stop it.”

AT THE TABLE WITH: Dr. Bruce Menkowitz |May 17, 2018

We had to juggle his busy schedule for this interview, so we met at 7 a.m. in his office before office hours.

SPAY AND SAVE: Jeremiah needs a forever home |May 10, 2018

Jeremiah is a black/white, young male, approximately 10 months, neutered and good with other pets. He is friendly and loves to sit on your lap. Found in the streets of Norristown, he was being fed by a neighbor after his owners put him out.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Connie Rainis |May 10, 2018

For Connie Rainis, singing is as easy as breathing. It fills every pore of her body. Her greatness joy is to share her music with others. Her specialty is jazz and the blues, but she sings it all.

Men ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to shed light on domestic violence |May 10, 2018

COLLEGEVILLE >> Hundreds of area men are standing tall in their effort to shed light on domestic violence, thanks to their high heels that is.

spay and save: Baron’s baby blue eyes will melt your heart |May 6, 2018

Baron is a gorgeous mix of Lynx and Siamese. He is a neutered male approximately 1- to-1.5-years-old. His Siamese part brings out his chattiness. He loves human attention and is fine with other cats, and probably dogs when slowly introduced.

Limerick man draws jail for strangling woman |May 3, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Limerick Township man was sent to jail after admitting to choking a woman during a domestic disturbance and to assaulting the woman’s daughter when she tried to intervene.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Edwin Soto |May 3, 2018

At a very young age, Edwin Soto’s family moved from New Jersey to New York City. This Brooklyn household was headed by his maternal grandmother. The neighborhood had a close-knit ethnic heritage.

Fire destroys townhomes in Phoenixville |May 2, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A multi-alarm fire destroyed townhomes under construction at the Steeltown Village in the 700 block of Wheatland Street.

spay and save: A diamond is forever |Apr 29, 2018

White with black markings, and a diamond on his nose, “Whitey” is approximately 1- to 3-years-old, neutered and ready for a forever home! Whitey appeared one day in a backyard in King of Prussia.

Limerick Generating Station returns to full power |Apr 26, 2018

Limerick >> Unit 1 of Exelon Generation’s Limerick Generating station has been returned to full power following a scheduled refueling.

Limerick Township Manager Daniel Kerr wins leadership award |Apr 26, 2018

limerick >> Limerick Township Manager Daniel Kerr recently received the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ 29th Annual President’s Leadership Award at the association’s 96th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show in Hershey.

Preschool students celebrate Earth Day with ladybug release |Apr 26, 2018

LIMERICK >> Pre-school students at Chesterbrook Academy had an exciting activity planned in anticipation of Earth Day.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Robb Cadigan |Apr 26, 2018

Recently, Robb Cadigan and I had a chance to meet and chat. Robb is the acclaimed author of the novel “Phoenixville Rising.”

Chester County officials to canvas for unlicensed dogs in May |Apr 25, 2018

West Chester >> The Chester County Treasurer’s Office is issuing a notice that all dog owners in the county should, by now, have purchased licenses for their pets for 2018. The notice comes in anticipation of canvassing in the county by the Dog Warden during the month of May.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Laura Vernola Simpson |Apr 19, 2018

Laura Vernola grew up in Northport, N.Y. Along with her mother and sister, she moved to New Mexico when she was 14 years old.

spay and save; If you believe then it must be Karma |Apr 15, 2018

Karma is a tabbico tuxedo 12-month old female. This pretty girl likes it when her foster mom picks her up. Karma purrs, she loves to play, comes right up to you and rubs on legs. She’s happy to be indoors.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Joan Beregi |Apr 12, 2018

Joan Beregi is a strong woman who gathers her strength from battling a seizure condition her entire adult life.