What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Phoenixville Ranked 16th in NerdWallet's Top Cities on the Rise in Pennsylvania

NerdWallet recently compile a list of the top 20 cities on the rise in each state and Phoenixville placed 16th in Pennsylvania. From the study:

To find the cities and communities that are growing the fastest and why, NerdWallet crunched the data to determine the “cities on the rise” in states across America. Our analysis factors in growth in the working-age population, employment and income from 2009 to 2012 to create a composite growth metric.

Visit nerdwallet.com for more including the ranking methodology and the rest of the top 20.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Award Winning Author to Speak about Schuylkill River and the Imagination on Oct. 14

"That’s the thing about this river: you have to imagine it to see it.” That line was written by award-winning author Beth Kephart in the prelude to her book Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River.

On Tuesday, October 14 Kephart will talk about the place the Schuylkill River has forged in her own imagination. Her talk will take place at Montgomery County Community College West Campus, in the Community Room in South Hall at 7 p.m. A second presentation will be held on Thursday Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Center for Urban Life in Philadelphia.

Both talks are free. Registration is not required but recommended. Register at riverdreams.eventbrite.com or by calling the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at 484-945-0200.

In addition to speaking about the place the Schuylkill River has in her own imagination and teaching, she will also look at the impact rivers have on all our lives, and the legacy of those who have worked to restore Philadelphia’s essential waterways.

“At a time of global uncertainty, the restoration of our rivers—and of our Schuylkill in particular—is a kind of poetry, proof of what remains possible. I’m interested in the possible. I’m leavened by it,” said Kephart.

Kephart is a National Book Award finalist and an acclaimed author and educator. Her book, Flow, is an imaginative telling of the life of the Schuylkill River written in short, thought-provoking, impressionistic chapters. The book was published in 2007 by Temple University Press, and was recently released in paperback.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Golden Autumn Music Festival coming to Collegeville on October 18th

Golden Autumn is a one-day music festival and charity event taking place on Saturday October 18th in Collegeville, PA. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley.

The event will feature two stages, vendors, yoga, byob, and 10+ bands from Philadelphia, Collegeville, and the neighboring areas. Guaranteed to be a great time for a great cause.

For more information, visit their website at www.goldenautumnfest.com or their Facebook event page.

Featuring performances from:
Mo Lowda & the Humble
Satellite Hearts
Glim Dropper
The Folded Faces
Darla
Vita and the Woolf
Jeremiah Tall
Storyteller
Off Duty Cops
Barnjam All-Star Band

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Humane Society Phoenixville And The Art Deska Gallery Celebrating Their First Anniversary This Weekend

This first Friday of October will be a very special first Friday for the Humane Society Phoenixville & The Art Deska Gallery. Not only will the Humane Society Phoenixville & The Art Deska Gallerry be participating in the Borough of Phoenixville’s regular First Friday festivities, but it will also be commemorating its first anniversary in the borough.

The First Friday event, October 3, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. will feature renowned artist and creator of Humane Pennsylvania’s omnipresent Spike & Tilly logos Adrienne Trafford as well as Phoenixville Mayor Michael J. Speck. In addition, and as a special thank you to the Humane Society Phoenixville’s new friends in the community and in order to commemorate the 1st anniversary, all cat adoptions will be just one dollar ($1) all weekend long from October 3, 2014 through October 5, 2014.

“The Phoenixville community has been great for us to be a part of and has been really supportive. We are excited to build on the relationships we’ve started and look forward to what the coming years will bring,” stated Karel Minor, President and CEO of the Humane Society Phoenixville, a Humane Pennsylvania partner.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Charlestown Day to be held Saturday, October 4th

On Saturday, October 4th Charlestown Township will be hosting Charlestown Day.
The Charlestown Township Parks and Recreation announces Charlestown Day 2014 to be held Saturday October 4th, 2014 at Charlestown Park. The vision for the day is to encourage our community to join together for a day of wellness, community spirit and to enjoy the beauty of our township and neighbors.

The day will kick off with a 5K run through beautiful Charlestown Township. The run is geared to runners of all ages and will go through the beautiful rural countryside of Charlestown township. There will also be a 1 mile Fun run/walk which will go through the township park. A Kids' Dash will take place after the 5K. Prizes will be awarded for all 3 events by age group.

Charlestown Day 2014 activities will be held from 10:00am - 2:00 pm at the Charlestown Township Park where the community will enjoy many vendors selling their wares, local non-profit organizations, music, food and Kid Zone activities and demonstrations. There will be lots of fall events including bouncy houses, and lots more!

For more information, including a complete schedule of events, please visit charlestownday.org.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons presents: “Through a Lens” Photography Exhibition

For five weeks only, The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons is excited to display the stunning work of local Photographers. The exhibit will begin with the Opening Reception on Saturday, September 27th, from 1-4pm, accompanied by music of a local guitarist. The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons is a newly developed and a unique venue for artists to display their work. Come support local art!

Entrance to the Art Gallery from the Main Lot of Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Exhibit dates: Sept 27- Oct 31

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.