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Go Schuylkill Greenways helps you plan your next adventure on the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill River Trail

People looking for something fun to do outdoors with friends and family don’t have to search very far with the new Go Schuylkill Greenways website.

The next adventure is just a click away. Whether it’s borrowing a bike for an enjoyable ride on the Schuylkill River Trail, renting a kayak for a paddle on the Schuylkill River or finding time for a do-it-yourself excursion; Go Schuylkill Greenways is the place to visit to learn about all these opportunities.

“The Greater Philadelphia Region is rediscovering how beautiful and clean the Schuylkill River has become. There are so many ways for just about anyone to enjoy this incredible natural resource and the trail that runs alongside it,” said Schuylkill River Greenways NHA Executive Director Elaine Paul Schaefer. “This new website will help residents and visitors to the area navigate how to get on the river or trail and take full advantage of both!”

Those that visit GoSchuylkillGreenways.com are first asked to choose their activity. For …
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Rhythm at Reeves Featuring Patrice & The Show Coming to Reeves Park on August 25th

Celebrate the last Saturday of the Summer with Patrice & The Show at the Reeves Park Bandshell! Led by front woman Patrice Hawthorne of Peaches and Herb fame, this ten-piece band with its multi-talented musicians and vocalists has more than 70 years of combined experience! In addition to the live music, the event will also feature food trucks and family friendly activities.

For more information, please visit Phoenixville First or the Facebook Event page.

Local Baker Wins on Netflix Sugar Rush

Peri Anderson, owner of Brooklyn Girl Bakery, was part of a team that won the most recent episode of Sugar Rush on Netflix. I reached out to Peri to learn a little more about her bakery:
I started out taking a recreational cake decorating class with my mom when I was still living in NY. I loved it and moved to PA to be with my boyfriend (now husband), where I began interning for a bakery in Chestnut Hill. Over the course of 7 years I worked my way up from intern to pastry chef until I decided to leave in 2012. I do all of my baking in our home kitchen which is licensed and insured by the Dept. of Agriculture. Initially, I wanted to focus on wedding cakes so I immediately started contacting wedding venues in the area to see if they would include me a wedding cake vendor in their packages. I currently work with over 10 venues and several caterers in the area. While wedding cakes are my main focus, I also make cakes and cookie favors for all occasions. While I don’t have a retail locatio…

Schuylkill River Greenways NHA Celebrates 20 Years of Annual Paddling Event

Schuylkill River Greenways is celebrating two decades of paddling along the river with the upcoming Schuylkill River Sojourn. The annual recreational experience encompasses five Pennsylvania counties (Berks, Chester, Montgomery, Schuylkill and Philadelphia) and is just a couple of days away with a kickoff celebration on June 1 and the first boat launch on June 2. Two of their full-trip paddlers have done the sojourn every year since 1999, the first year the sojourn was launched. They also have several individuals doing the sojourn for their very first time this year including a group of students from Reading Area Community College. Schuylkill River Greenways NHA invites you to this historical recreational activity.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.schuylkillriver.org/sojourn.aspx.


Registration Open for 2nd Annual Girls Basketball Camp

2018 marks the second year for the Phoenixville Girls Basketball Camps. Head Coach AJ Thompson, the girls basketball staff, and current members of the PAHS girls basketball team will work with campers to develop solid fundamental basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and most importantly have fun. The campers will participate in skill competitions, 3 vs. 3 or 5 vs. 5 games, guest speakers, & skill stations. Camp will be conducted to ensure your camper is learning and having fun in a safe structured atmosphere.

The camp offers two sessions. The first session, for students entering grades 3-6 and is for learning and having fun. The afternoon session is for students entering grades 7-9 and is geared towards players looking for a serious 2hr/day workout with high school staff and players.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.oasyssports.com/PhoenixvilleSummer/content/athletic-camps/athletics_girls-basketball-camp.

Registration Open for 7th Annual Boys Basketball Camp

The 7th Annual Boys Basketball Camp promises to be the best yet! Head Coach Eric Burnett, the Phoenixville boys basketball staff, and current members of the PAHS boys basketball team will teach the boys fundamental skills and drills used in the game of basketball. Each day will consist of skill competitions, 5v5 games, professional guest speakers, and skill stations. Campers are encouraged to bring a lunch and beverage each day, but there will be snacks available for purchase. Above all, you can be sure that your camper is having fun and learning in a structured and safe environment. The youth camp is geared more for fun and learning while the middle school skills camp is geared more for players looking for a serious 3 hour/day workout with the high school players and staff.

For more information including dates and times and to register please visit http://www.oasyssports.com/PhoenixvilleSummer/content/athletics_athletic-camps/athletics_boys-basketball.

Chester County Studio Tour Coming to Phoenixville Next Month

Art collectors, enthusiasts and novices will have two full days in May to meet some of the best artists in their Phoenixville studios. Studio 3 is part of the Chester County Studio Tour which will be held on May 19th and 20th . Studio 3 consist of sculptor Tom Ransom, painter Michael Hill, painter Lee Pohlsander, a jeweler Maryann Worrell. Studio 3 is located at 84 Washington Ave Phoenixville PA. The Chester County Studio Tour is free and open to the public on Saturday May 19, from 10:00am until 6:00pm and Sunday, May 20, from 11:00am until 5:00pm.

Some other great studios on the Tour are Teresa Haag at Studio 2. The famous Phoenixville artist will be hosting painter Lisa Muller and encaustic painter Sandra Engle. Teresa’s studio is located at 26 Gay Street. Studio 7 is hosted by painter Gretchen McGinnis. Participants of Studio 7 include painter Lisa Ford, Painter Maryanne Buschini, painter Daphne Longo-Okcuoglu, and ceramist Bonnie Ann Burnett. Studio 7 is located at 115 Bobtail Dr …