What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Green Earth Festival 2016 is Tomorrow

On Saturday, September 17, the Phoenixville Green Team will be hosting their Green Earth Festival from 9am-1pm at the Phoenixville Farmers' Market.

Living Green is the theme for this educational and fun event featuring eco-conscious exhibits, vendors, community groups and earth-friendly advocates.

Updates will be provided on the new development, the Phoenixville Greenway, Trails and Open Space.

It's a celebration of eco-friendly products and services, sustainable energy and transportation, local environmental advocacy and non-profits - all good for you and great for the planet!

The Festival expands the Phoenixville Farmers' Market, a producer/grower market committed to providing locally grown, fresh food; to preserve our agricultural and community heritage.

For more information, visit the Green Earth Festival website and you can find out more about the Phoenixville Green Team on their Facebook page.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Fall Healthy Kids Running Series Registration Open

Phoenixville Area's Healthy Kids Running Series returns this Fall with races starting Sunday, September 18th. For those who did not participate in the Spring, the Running Series is a great way to introduce your little ones to a healthy lifestyle by participating in age appropriate runs on Sunday evenings. Races are held at Charlestown Park and begin at 5pm.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.healthykidsrunningseries.org/race_locations/phoenixville-area-pa/

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Phoenixville Area Time Bank presents an Introduction to Time Banking

Phoenixville Area Time Bank presents an Introduction to Time Banking with Margo Ketchum on the second Saturday of the month, 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Orion Communities, 237 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA.

The Phoenixville Area Time Bank is a new kind of resource - Do you love to cook but can't mow your lawn? In an exchange of services, members give what they want to, and receive what they need. Come learn about the abundance in your community and what it has to offer you in this orientation for new members and refresher for current members.

Time Dollars are a type of community currency that anyone can earn by using their time, energy, skills, and talents to help others. One hour of service provided to another human being or to the community earns one Time Dollar. You can spend your Time Dollars on any number of services, give them to a family member, to a friend who needs help, or to an organization of your choice. Or you can save them up for the future. Businesses and non-profits can join too.

The next Time Bank orientation is Saturday, September 10, 2 pm, at Orion Communities, 237 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. Call 610-608-9281 or email timedollar@verizon.net to RSVP.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Phoenixville Blues Fest Returns Saturday, September 10th

The 7th annual Phoenixville Blues Fest comes to Reeves Park on Saturday, September 10th. The free event features ten bands, great food and activities for the entire family. Schedule shown below:

12:00 – 12:20 Wred
12:30 – 1:30 Charlie Frey’s Blue Plate Specials
1:30 – 2:30 Midnight Shift
2:30 – 3:45 Vanessa Collier
3:45 – 4:45 Sister Blue
4:45 – 5:15 Vocal Fusion
5:15 – 6:15 Steve Guyger & The Excellos
6:15 – 7:30 Dave Fields
7:30 – 8:45 Billy the Kid
9:00 – 10:00 The Dukes of Destiny

The event is hosted by Steel City Blues Society, a nonprofit organization established to cultivate and preserve the tradition of blues music. Through community events such as the Phoenixville Blues Festival, their mission expands to include helping the youth in our community discover the wonder and joy of music by raising awareness and funds for music lessons and other local charities.

For more information, visit the Blues Fest website at pvilleblues.org.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WuFFJam 2016 is this Saturday

On Saturday, August 20th, St. Michaels Grove in Mont Clare will be home to WuFFJam, a fun, family day where people are encouraged to bring their dogs and kids to enjoy great music, great food and great activities while at the same time supporting two local animal rescues, Phoenix Animal Rescue and Tiny Miracles Rescue. In addition to the numerous activities for two and four footed guests, there will be over 60 local food, businesses and craft vendors to shop from and over 75 raffle drawings throughout the day. Admission and parking are free and the first 100 Attendees Receive a Cool Doggie Bag Swag Bag!

When: Saturday, August 20th from 11am-6pm
Where: St. Michaels Grove, 203 Jacob Street, Mont Clare, PA.

For more information including a schedule of events, click the flyer below or visit wuffjam.com.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

PennDOT to Rehabilitate Route 23 Bridge over French Creek in Chester County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will start construction Friday, August 5, on a $450,000 project to rehabilitate the structurally deficient bridge carrying Route 23 (Schuylkill Road) over French Creek in Phoenixville Borough and East Pikeland and Schuylkill townships, Chester County. The project is scheduled to finish Sunday, August 14.

Crews will work to rehabilitate the Route 23 (Schuylkill Road) bridge by replacing a portion of the bridge deck and deteriorated beams.

During construction, Route 23 (Schuylkill Road) will be closed and detoured between Valley Forge Road and Township Line Road. The posted detour will use Township Line Road and Valley Forge Road. Southbound Township Line motorists wanting to access eastbound Route 23 (Schuylkill Road) will be detoured over Mowere Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

The Route 23 (Schuylkill Road) bridge was built in 1940. The two-span steel I-beam bridge is 125 feet long, 40 feet wide and carries an average of 15,450
vehicles a day. The bridge is posted with a 22-ton weight limit. When construction is completed the bridge will no longer be classified as structurally deficient.

The Route 23 (Schuylkill Road) bridge is one of nine bridges in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $7,555,555 project financed by Pennsylvania's transportation funding plan, Act 89.

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Chamber & Foundations Celebrate Orion

The Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce led a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize the new office and growth of Orion Communities, a non-profit that serves the most vulnerable neighbors in the greater Phoenixville area.

Participating in the ribbon cutting event were two Chester County foundations that have been instrumental in Orion’s growth.

The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation provided a technology grant to update office technology as well as help with the implementation of a new web-based data management system.

The Chester County Community Foundation awarded Orion a ‘capacity building’ grant for several items including marketing materials, Orion’s first Annual Report and improvements to the physical office due to the dramatic increase in clients in the preceding year.

Orion Communities believes everyone is entitled to life’s basic essentials of shelter, food, clothing, transportation and medical services. With the support of generous donors and volunteers, Orion is able to increase their impact in serving those experiencing hardships in the community.


Left to right: Keith Burress, Orion Board VP; Beth Briglia, Chester County Community Foundation VP; Jessica Capistrant - Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce President/CEO; Ken George, Orion Board President; Rebeca Romain, Orion Board Past President; Lou Beccaria, PhD, Phoenixville Community Health Foundation President/CEO; Kris Keller, Orion Executive Director; Jim Kovaleski, President Phoenixville Borough Council