What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"Better Together" - Church Street Block Party

The Better Together Church Street Block Party is a gathering of over 25 local non-profits and small businesses that serve the greater Phoenixville Area. Come out and learn about the wonderful local non-profits doing great things in your community, and enjoy great food, music, and activities for the whole family!

The Main Event will take place in the parking lot of the Phoenixville Area Senior Center, 153 Main Street. The Phoenixville Fire Department, A Baby's Breath, and Code Blue Overnight Emergency Warming Center will have Open Houses.

There will be face painting, balloons, kids' crafts, story hour, a performance by the wonderful Firebird Theatre, a DJ, and much more!

The event will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 10am-2pm.

Visit the Facebook Event Page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/460663864296588/

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Phoenixville YMCA Hosting Father's Day Family Field Day

On Sunday, June 18th (Father's Day) from 1-4pm, the Phoenixville YMCA will be hosting a Father's Day Family Field Day. This free community event will feature games, open swim and family competitions. Registration and swim testing begin at noon or you can pre-register online or in person at the Y.

Some notes:

  • No one under 12 is admitted without an adult guardian.
  • All participants 16 and under must have a swim band issued by the Phoenixville Y. If not already completed after 4/28/2017, testing is required.
  • A signed waiver is required at registration/check-in.
  • Registration and Swim Testing begins at 12:00 at the Jean West Pools at Baker Park.
  • Event starts at 1:00.

For more information, see the Field Day event page at philaymca.org.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Historical Society Hosting Strawberry Festival This Saturday

On Saturday, June 10th, the Historical Society of Phoenixville we be hosting a Strawberry Festival and Flea Market. From their email:

Festival: Saturday, June 10, 10am-3pm
Flea Market: Saturday, June 10, 8am-2pm

Join us for our annual Strawberry Festival benefiting the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area! We will have a light lunch and plenty of ice cream and strawberries available as well as a bake sale, balloon sculptures for the kids by Balloon Magic, and Ted the Fiddler. There's also a flea market that opens at 8am, so shop early and stay for some delicious strawberries!

Free event! Lunch, strawberries, bake sale, and flea market sales all benefit the Historical Society.

The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area is located at the corner of Church and Main streets in Phoenixville, PA.

For more information on the Historical Society, visit them at hspa-pa.org.