What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

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

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Phoenixville Food Festival Returns This Weekend

On Saturday, May 7, the Phoenixville Food Festival returns to downtown Phoenixville. From 12-6pm, over 30 food trucks will line Bridge Street serving up everything from doughnuts and cupcakes to Caribbean American Soul Food and Egyptian cuisine. In addition, the Colonial Theatre will be showing movie shorts throughout.

For more information, including info on shuttle bus services, please visit phoenixvillefoodfestival.com.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Pothouse Road to Close in Schuylkill Township for Road Widening and Sewer Installation

From the PA Department of Transportation:

Pothouse Road is scheduled to close between Meadowbrook Lane and Route 29 (State Road) in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, starting Friday, April 15, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for road widening and sewer installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Saturdays from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM through Monday, May 16.

During construction, Pothouse Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 29 (State Road/Main Street), Route 23 (Nutt Road) and Bridge Street. Truck traffic will be detoured over Route 29 (State Road/Main Street), Route 23 (Nutt Road) and Route 113 (Kimberton Road). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. The construction schedule is contingent on the weather.

The Phoenixville Area School District will perform the work under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Collaborative Art Show to open at Franklin Commons on January 30th

On January 30th, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 the Art Gallery at Franklin Commons will host an opening reception for its exhibition RADIUS. The show invites 9 art organizations from the region to showcase their artists and their communities. The participating organizations are: ArtFusion, ARTsisters, MCGOPA (Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists) Phoenix Village Art Center, Pottstown Area Artist Guild, Greater Norristown Art League, Studio B Boyertown, Whitemarsh Art Center and Artists' Equity.

The event is free and open to the public. Each organization will have a dedicated space in the gallery for their artists work, and each organization will present briefly on the history of their organization, their current impact on their communities, and opportunities in each organization. There will be live music, and food.

Don't miss this first ever collaborative show!

* The snow date for this exhibition is February 6th