What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Filling Empty Bowls Concert Benefitting PACS

On Sunday, March 18, St. Basil's the Great Parish is hosting a concert to benefit Phoenixville Area Community Services. From the Facebook Event:

Please join us as our parish choirs present a wonderful program of spiritual music, including popular favorites and classical masterpieces. Admission is free. We will, however, gratefully accept good will donations for Phoenixville Area Community Services.

PACS has been helping needy families in the Phoenixville area for over 45 years. Since 1972, PACS has worked tirelessly to end poverty and hunger in our community by connecting people in need with resources for food security, financial stability, and better health. In addition to providing ongoing case management analysis, support, and education, PACS provides emergency financial assistance for essential needs such as food, heat, utilities, and housing. For more information about PACS and the amazing work it does, please visit http://www.pacsphx.org/

We hope you join us for this wonderful event as we prepare for the resurrection of our Lord and to support Phoenixville Area Community Services!

The concert will be held from 2-3pm.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Upcoming TLC Rescue Events

To Love a Canine Rescue is hosting the following events over the next few months:

To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a non-profit, all breed, foster based, no-kill rescue operating in Chester County, PA. Their mission is to rescue and find permanent homes for abandoned, stray and surrendered dogs in order to minimize the needless euthanizing of animals. For more information and for a list of available dogs, visit them at tlcrescuepa.com.

Friday, January 26, 2018

HSPA Winter Flea Market

The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area will be hosting their Winter Flea Market on Saturday, January 27th. The annual fundraiser will be held from 8am-1pm and all proceeds go to the Society to help them continue perserving Phoenixville's history and culture. The flea market features lots of vintage, antiques and useful items!

The flea market will be held at the HSPA building, 204 Church St. For more information, visit their event page on Facebook.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Art Exhibit at Phoenix Village

Richard Carlton London, a Chester County photographic artist is exhibiting his works at Phoenix Village in downtown Phoenixville for the first quarter of 2018. The exhibit of modern photography is titled “Window Reflections”.

Ever walked down the street and observe for a brief moment an amazing reflection in the window of a building here in Phoenixville? Of course you have. We all do! Richard Carlton London captures that moment in his unusual photographic moments of reflection. He observes, studies and deconstruct the moment most of us see in a brief glance in our hurried days. London calls his work “pedestrian” because he takes photographs from a pedestrian’s point of view. However the results are unique, colorful, often abstract and above all contemporary. “They are intended for interior spaces where color and conversation are sought. I price it affordably and prefer to print on metal - art should be temporary and recyclable.”

The Window Reflections exhibit at Phoenix Village begins December 30 and goes to March 31.

More on the artist at http://richardcarltonlondon.com
Phoenix Village can be found at http://www.phxvillage.com/phoenix-village-phoenixville-pa

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Pennsylvania Philharmonic Presents “American Roots"

On Friday, December 29 at 7:30 the Pennsylvania Philharmonic will present “American Roots: New Orleans, New York, Chicago, and more!” at the Phoenixville Area Middle School. The concert will celebrate original American Music: from Broadway Musicals of NYC and Jazz clubs of Chicago, to brass bands of New Orleans and soundtracks of Hollywood. With selection from Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams (and more), there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

There are multiple tiers of tickets available for this performance, including: $10 child/student, $28 general admission, $42 prime center orchestra, and $100 VIP experience with a pre-concert dinner, a chance to mingle with members of the orchestra, and the best seats in the house.

Tickets are available online at www.paphilharmonic.org/american-roots or by calling 610.401.3650

Thursday, October 12, 2017

An Evening of Hope

Come out this Saturday evening to An Evening of Hope, a benefit to raise funds for Manor of Hope. Manor of Hope, a long-term therapeutic community for young men battling the disease of addiction in our surrounding communities, sets itself apart from traditional drug rehabilitation programs because its long-term curriculum provides individuals with the opportunity to re-wire their minds, rejuvenate their bodies and refresh their spirits. The event, which will be held from 6-10pm at Franklin Commons, will feature appetizers and dinner followed by a silent auction, music and dancing. Complimentary beer and wine served throughout the evening and attire for the event is Smart Casual.

For more information or for tickets, visit friendsofthemanor.org/an-evening-of-hope.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Local Business Spotlight: Manor of Hope

Manor of Hope is a long term residential addiction rehab support program for young men. Located in a beautifully renovated farmhouse on Egypt Road in Phoenixville, Manor of Hope is a state of the art drug and alcohol recovery community that offers long term treatment and continuing care for young men with substance abuse issues.

The owner/mastermind of the Manor of Hope, Steve Killelea, dealt with his own son's addiction problem for over 10 years. Steve tried to help his son and sent him to many places, only to have him relapse - until he decided to look outside the US and in Canada found a "therapeutic community" where his son John found sobriety. Their program model inspired both Steve and John to create their own version right here in Phoenixville.

They also have created the "Building Futures" program which partners with small local businesses to help mentor and teach the young men vocational skills. One of the current residents named Steve has been working with local restaurant the Majolica! ... you can read about Steve's story here: https://manorofhope.com/successful-addiction-recovery-steves-journey/

For more info on the Manor of Hope, please visit their website: https://manorofhope.com.