What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Humane Pennsylvania offering Free Vaccine & Microchip Clinic on September 6th

On Saturday, September 6th, Humane Pennsylvania will be offering a free vaccine and microchip clinic at Friendship Fire Company #2 (423 W. High St). The event will be held from 9-2 and is open to the first 75 dogs who will be served on a first come, first served basis. Included will be vaccinations for rabies and distemper-parvo along with Home Again microchips.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Humane Pennsylvania at volunteer@humanepga.org or call 610-917-CATS.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Get Back-to-School Ready for a Cause with Salon Fiber this Sunday, 8/24!

This Sunday, Salon Fiber will be hosting CUTS FOR A CURE to benefit children’s brain cancer foundation, Get Well Gabby Foundation. From 12-4pm, stylists from Salon Fiber, 22 South Main Street, will perform complimentary haircuts and trims to all children at the event. There will be lite bites & beverages, a grand prize beauty raffle, and more!

Parents must call the salon at 610-933-5633 by Friday, 8/22 to reserve their child’s space.

A $25.00 donation to the Get Well Gabby Foundation is suggested at the door. Donations of $100.00 or more will automatically be entered in a raffle to win the Grand Prize Back-to-School Beauty Package from Salon Fiber valued at over $250.00.

One hundred percent (100%) of all money raised at the event will be donated to the Get Well Gabby Foundation, helping to fund research and find a cure for childhood brain cancer.

Guests can RSVP to the event at tinyurl.com/cutsforacure.

Event Hashtag: #cutsforacure

ABOUT GET WELL GABBY FOUNDATION: The Get Well Gabby Foundation was founded in 2012 with a passion and courage to fight for a cure for childhood cancer in memory of Gabriella Vogel. Gabby, a vibrant and happy five-year-old Phoenixville girl, was diagnosed with an explosively aggressive, malignant tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in the summer of 2011. With the local community as her fellow soldiers, Gabby fought with such braveness against this terminal diagnosis until she lost her battle on September 11, 2011 with her family by her side. The foundation aims to fund cancer research to help find a cure, and also provides care to families who are battling a childhood cancer diagnosis.
www.getwellgabby.orgFacebook.com/GetWellGabby – Twitter: @getwellgabby.

ABOUT SALON FIBER: Salon Fiber is a hip, urban salon located in downtown Phoenixville. Catering to both men and women, Salon Fiber excels at meeting the specific hair and beauty needs of each client's personal style and lifestyle. Salon Fiber provides the latest in hair cutting, coloring, and styling in a fun and down-to-earth environment. Salon Fiber is located at 22 South Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19426.
www.salon-fiber.com–Facebook.com/SalonFiber–Twitter/Instagram: @salonfiber–salonfiber@comcast.net

Friday, August 08, 2014

Phoenixville MS Connections Peer Support Group to Meet Beginning in September

The Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National MS Society has recently formed a Multiple Sclerosis peer support group for the Phoenixville area. They will be holding monthly meetings at the Phoenixville YMCA on 400 E. Pothouse Road, Phoenixville, PA beginning on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are expected to take place on the first Thursday of each month at the same time. The group is forming in an effort to provide people with Multiple Sclerosis an opportunity to share their experiences, knowledge, support and helpful resources. To confirm your attendance or request additional information, please call (215)271-1500.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Pints for Pups Comes to Phoenixville this Saturday

Beer lovers and dog lovers from all over the Phoenixville area will gather next Saturday, August 9, 2014 to celebrate their passion for canines and their love of imbibing – all for a great cause! The Humane Society Phoenixville’s first ever Pints for Pups event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the parking lot of Bridge and Main Streets in Phoenixville. The event, which began in 2005 by the Humane Society of Berks County, a Humane Pennsylvania partner organization, consists of dozens of beers in which to sample, a full buffet, silent auction, dog-friendly snacks, music from The Barren Wells and much more!

As has always been the case for this event, all 21 years of age and over individuals are welcome to attend, as well as well-behaved and leashed canine companions. All proceeds go directly to aid Humane Pennsylvania in its mission to ensure that every companion animal lives in a safe, loving and secure home. “We have a lot of fun putting this event on in Berks County and as we look to expand our animal care programs in the Phoenixville area, it made sense to bring one of our best and biggest events, Pints for Pups, to this area as well,” stated Karel Minor, President and CEO of Humane Pennsylvania, The Humane Society Phoenixville’s parent organization. “Whether people are coming out for the beer, to get a cool pint glass or because it’s something fun to do with their dog, it doesn’t matter as every attendee helps support our overall organization’s mission and that’s what is important.”
  • What: Pints for Pups
  • Where: Bridge & Main Street Parking Lot, Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (VIP Passes – 3 p.m.)
  • Details: Cost is $40 in advance or $50 at the gate*
* There are multiple ticket options, including special discounted pricing for first responders and military personnel.

More information about The Humane Society Phoenixville or Pints for Pups, including ticketing information, can be found online at www.berkshumane.org/event/pints-for-pups-comes-to-phoenixville or by calling 610.917.CATS (2287).

Humane Society Phoenixville Hosting Free Vaccine & Microchip Clinic this Saturday

As part of The Humane Society Phoenixville’s ongoing commitment of serving the community, on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., veterinary staff and volunteers from The Humane Society Phoenixville’s partner organization, Humane Pennsylvania, will be on hand to administer free vaccination and microchip services to area residents. Vaccinations for Rabies and Distemper-Parvo, along with Home Again microchips will be provided at no-cost for up to 75 dogs on a first come first served basis.

In tough economic times, many pet owners feel as though they have to choose between caring for their family or their pets’ needs. Humane Pennsylvania has been a leader in developing programs, such as PetNet and AniMeals, so that pet owners hopefully do not have to make that unfortunate choice. “Our goal has always been to make pet surrenders a last resort,” said Karel Minor, Humane Pennsylvania’s President/CEO. “Fortunately, we have made tremendous strides in this area, but more can always be done.” In an effort to get the word out and help as many canine owners as possible, The Humane Society Phoenixville has been promoting the event by meeting with various social service organizations and canvassing lower-income areas of the community.

  • What: Free Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
  • Where: Friendship Fire Company #2, 423 West High Street, Phoenixville, PA
  • When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Details: Limited to 75 canines only and served on a first come first served basis

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hands Only CPR Information Session To Be Held This Wednesday

On Wednesday, July 23rd, Snyder Family Chiropractic in conjunction with Griffin Training will be hosting a Hands Only CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) information session. Hands Only CPR provides live saving assistance to those in sudden cardiac arrest. Designed for the general public, this form of CPR provides compressions only, no mouth to mouth breathing.

Date: Wednesday, July 23rdTime: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Snyder Family Chiropractic 1003 Egypt Rd. Bldg A Phoenixville PA 19460

For more information, please visit Phoenixville Patch.training

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Iron Hill Featuring Special BlobFest Inspired Food & Beverage Offerings This Saturday

On Saturday, July 12 from 12 noon until 8 p.m., Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (130 East Bridge Street, 610-983-9333) will join in the festivities during Phoenixville’s annual BLOBfest, celebrating the cult-classic horror movie The BLOB. The film will be shown at the nearby Colonial Theatre (227 Bridge Street, 610-917-0223), before and after screenings, fans are invited to Iron Hill for the release of Cherry Blob, our award-winning Belgian-style tripel brewed with tart Michigan Montmorency cherries, as well as two special menu options: a TV Dinner for $20.95 or a multi-course BLOB Tasting Menu for $40 per person, including beer pairings with each course.

“Every year, BLOB fans take over the town of Phoenixville, and we’re happy to be a part of the fun, creating fun retro dishes and brewing a special BLOB beer as a part of the celebration,” says Head Brewer Tim Stumpf. “This year’s Cherry Blob is a terrific summer beer, and it goes perfectly with our fun, irreverent menu additions, all inspired by the classic film.”

Cherry Blob is a twist on Iron Hill’s award-winning Tripel, brewed with cherries for color and tart, refreshing flavor. The TV Dinner will include: Kobe Salisbury Steak with morel mushroom gravy; Fried Risotto Balls; Beer-Glazed Carrots; and Peach Cobbler. The BLOB Tasting Menu will include: Fried Mac’n’Cheese Blobs with sweet and spicy tomato sauce, paired with Vienna Red Lager; Char-Grilled Pork Porterhouse with bacon fat roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus and red cherry blob sauce, paired with Cherry Blob; and Red Velvet Bread Pudding with marshmallow blobs, paired with Abbey Dubbel.