What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Burn off the Bird this Saturday

Come out this Saturday and join the Phoenixville Jaycees as they once again host their Burn off the Bird 5k. About the race:
5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk through Phoenixville, PA, beginning and ending at Stepping Stone Educational Center. Proceeds generated from the race will go to Phoenix Animal Rescue and Operation Homefront. Street parking available. Strollers are allowed on the course. Water available midway in 5K Run. Timing is provided by The Athlete’s Closet.

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For more information including route map and registration information, visit phoenixvillejaycees.org/burn-off-the-bird-5k.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

St. John's UCC Hosting Church Bazaar this Saturday

This Saturday, November 15th, St. John's United Church of Christ (315 Gay St) will be hosting a Church Bazaar. This family event will be held from 9-2 and will feature food, crafts, kid games, Avon and Thirty One vendors and their popular white elephant table!

For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

VOTE!

Today's the day to make your voice heard. Unsure where to go? Chester County has your answer.

Friday, October 24, 2014

First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville Hosting "Trunk 'n Treat" this Sunday

This Sunday, come out to First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville (145 S. Main Street) between 3-5pm for their "Trunk 'n Treat" event. They will have cars decorated for Halloween and participants handing out candy! This is a safe family environment for trick-or-treaters of all ages.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Parade to be held this Saturday

The annual Phoenixville Halloween Parade will be held this Saturday beginning at 3pm. For more information, including the parade route, visit phoenixville.org.

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.