Phoenixville Local

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.

Bill Cosby lawyers seek removal of a juror in last minute court filing |Apr 6, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A day after Bill Cosby’s jury was seated for his sexual assault retrial, his lawyers are trying to get one male juror removed, claiming he “may hold a fixed opinion” about the case, according to court papers.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Mark Szilagyi Jr. |Apr 5, 2018

Mark Szilagyi Jr. is one of your “local good neighbor pharmacists” at the Gateway Pharmacy. Over the years, he was my mom’s pharmacist via the telephone. We spoke often; as the Gateway delivers, we seldom saw each other.

Distracted driving citations grow significantly over 5 years in Pa. |Apr 4, 2018

Distracted driving has become a more serious concern for Pennsylvania law enforcement over the past several years as the number of citations related to the problem continues to climb.

Spay and Save: Jazzy has purrsonality plus |Apr 1, 2018

Jazzy is white with grey markings, female spayed and approximately 3-years-old. She is absolutely wonderful with people and would love to be the only pet in your life. Can you make the long term commitment to give her a forever home?

Chester County seniors offered free wellness exams for pets |Mar 30, 2018

phoenixville >> The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation will be hosting a Share the Love event on Saturday, April 28, at the Phoenixville Area Senior Center, 153 Church St.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Lou Beccaria |Mar 30, 2018

It has been a 46-year journey for a young boy from the blue-collar neighborhood of Tioga in Philadelphia to being the president and CEO of Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. He is Lou Beccaria.

Vehicle strikes Rapps Dam Road Bridge in East Pikeland |Mar 29, 2018

EAST PIKELAND >> The Rapps Dam Road Bridge has been closed after it was damaged in an accident Thursday morning.

Phoenixville Area School District educator receives teaching award |Mar 29, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A Phoenixville Area School District teacher has been given the Citadel Heart of Learning Award after being nominated by his peers and students.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Teresa O’Neill Haag |Mar 22, 2018

Teresa O’Neill Haag coming to Phoenixville was a true gift to the community.

spay and save: A homeless cat replaced by a puppy |Mar 22, 2018

“MIMI”(aka “Monster Mash”) is a grey/white female spayed, approximately 1-1/2 years, put out on the streets of North Philly with bowls and litter box when her owners acquired a puppy.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Richard Moyer |Mar 14, 2018

Richard Moyer was an entrepreneur before there was such a word.

Spay and Save: “T.L.”, a lonesome cat who needs a lap to sit on |Mar 8, 2018

“T.L.” (Tiger Lilly) is a true calico (white/orange/black) spayed female. Even though I’m 6 to 7-years-old, I am homeless because my daddy got very sick and was found unconscious.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Carole Pepe |Mar 8, 2018

If you are lucky enough to be a Facebook friend of Carole Pepe, you will receive an inspirational or uplifting post from her each day. Inspirational and uplifting best describe Carole’s life.

spay and save: Page needs a committed home |Mar 1, 2018

Page is a Russian blue type petite female spayed. She would prefer to be the only cat in the household but would adjust given the proper time and introduction. About 1 to 2-years-old, she is loving and precious.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Kim Howard |Mar 1, 2018

Facebook has its advantages and its disadvantages. A good advantage is that it connected me with Kim Howard. Kim and I have been “friends” for quite some time. We seem to like and share many of the same posts.

Spay and Save: Little Dipper is out of this world |Feb 25, 2018

“Little Dipper” is a sweet “cat-olescent” 3 to 4-month-old, brown tabby female spayed. Found in King of Prussia colony, she is loving and sweet given time for introduction.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Beth Burckley |Feb 22, 2018

Beth Burckley hails from the Cherry Hill/Collingswood, N.J., area. It was there that she met Brian Howell, an Alabama native. The couple moved to Phoenixville after Beth spent a year commuting to the area for work.

Spay and Save: This grey tabby loves to cuddle |Feb 18, 2018

Krissy is a female, spayed, 1 to 2 years, grey tabby found starving in Roxborough. She is loving and vocal, loves people and is good with both cats and dogs. Please give her a forever home where she will never be on the streets again.

AT THE TABLE WITH: John Sakos |Feb 15, 2018

John Sakos lights up the room when he enters. He overflows with a joy for life and food.

Chester County veterans invited to free breakfast |Feb 12, 2018

Coatesville >> All Chester County veterans and veteran organizations are invited to attend the annual free breakfast hosted by Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery and the Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs.

Spay and Save: Cats who need a forever home |Feb 11, 2018

Sasha is a sweet soul, loves to be petted and probably should be the only kitty of the house. She loves to play. Give her a sunny window sill to nap in and she is good to go. She was found homeless and hungry in King of Prussia and was lucky to find a wonderful foster home.

Transportation issues topic of Feb. 15 meting in Phoenixville |Feb 9, 2018

Phoenixville >> The Chester County Planning Commission is inviting residents in the Phoenixville region to attend a meeting to learn about and comment on a draft plan that will address transportation issues and opportunities.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Judy Serdy Gelinas |Feb 8, 2018

Judy Serdy Gelinas grew up on a farm in close-knit Hungarian family. She was the youngest of four Serdy children — three boys then Judy who must have been the family princess.

All Chester County vets invited to free breakfast on Feb. 8 |Feb 2, 2018

Coatesville >> All Chester County veterans and veteran organizations are invited to attend the annual free breakfast, hosted by Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery and the Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Mary Jane Mitchell |Feb 1, 2018

Why do people bond and get drawn together? It is hard to tell.

Spay and Save: Mimi has had a tough go of it |Jan 26, 2018

Mimi is a gray and white female, one to two years of age and spayed. She was rescued from the streets of North Philadelphia. Her owner put her outside with her bowls and litter box when a new puppy was brought home.

AT THE TABLE WITH: BP Miller |Jan 25, 2018

BP (which stands for Brian Paul) Miller is an award-winning photographer and photojournalist.

Spay and Save: “Thumper” saved from the streets |Jan 24, 2018

Thumper is a gorgeous, long-haired orange/white male approximately four months. He is neutered, vaccinated and ready only for the most committed home that will care for him all of his 10 to 15-year life.

Ambler’s Lucky Well owner hopes to hire people experiencing homelessness |Jan 23, 2018

AMBLER >> If Chad Rosenthal, the owner of barbecue joint The Lucky Well, has anything to say about it, his restaurant will soon represent a lot more than Memphis-style comfort food. It will be a symbol of philanthropy.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Gary Russell |Jan 18, 2018

Gary Russell comes from Pittsburgh, Pa. After college, he served four years in the U.S. Army. He served in Korea and then with the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C., as a paratrooper. Gary made 38 jumps in his time there.

Schools opening late after overnight snow |Jan 17, 2018

Here are the schools that have announced late openings and closings today: