What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Activate Phoenixville Area Presents Tai Chi At The Civic Center

Beginning this weekend, Activate Phoenixville Area will be presenting weekly Tai Chi classes at the Phoenixville Civic Center, 122 S. Main Street.

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Join other residents for a “pay-as-you-go” one-hour class ($5 per person per class).

Presented by: White Eagle Martial Arts

Instructor: Tammy Rosebrook

Three sessions to choose from:
Saturdays (Nov. 1st – Dec 21st)
9:00am- Beginner’s Class
10:00am – Intermediate Class

or Wednesdays 7:00pm (Nov. 5th – Dec. 17th)

New students will be accepted through the third class. The class will then be closed so that participants have the opportunity to improve in their practice.

Location: Phoenixville Civic Center - 122 S. Main Street

Please note: Classes will resume in Reeves Park in the Spring.

Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.
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Firebird Festival Scheduled for December 13th

On Saturday, Decemeber 13th, Phoenixville will play host to the 5th Annual Firebird Festival. From the festival website (www.firebirdfestival.com):

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Starting at 4 in the afternoon, the Downtown District will be transformed into a performance art venue with storytellers, choruses, dancers and musicians, all performing and relating stories of Winter and of the Phoenix – the mythical bird and namesake of Phoenixville.

Located along the 200 and 300 blocks of Bridge Street, the festivities will take place in the Colonial Theatre, the Phoenix Village Art Center and Steel City Coffee House, as well as in the parking lot next to the Justice Building.

At the conclusion of the performances in the Theatre, the Arts Center and the Coffee House a community Drum Ensemble accompanied by dancers will lead festival goers in a procession down Bridge Street to the giant, wooden Firebird sculpture just west of the Justice Building.

Two huge Peace birds - each carried by three people - will circle the Firebird, followed by Fire spinners and dancers. At 8 PM the Fire Master - selected by raffle to light the Firebird [tickets available at the event] will be handed a torch and will then ignite the phoenix. As it burns, the Firebird will act as a kiln and will fire a cache of clay birds hidden inside. These birds - created weeks before by members of the community - will be exhibited at the Phoenix Village Art Center February 6th thru March 4th .


The Firebird Festival helps form a bridge between the old and the emerging communities, bringing people together to see the vibrant, artistic side of Phoenixville. One of the goals of the festival organizers is to bring art to the community, making it "accessible on the street." Art by the community, for the community.

The Firebird Festival is a FREE event enjoyed by festival goers of all ages. Many of the performances are interactive - inviting audience participation.
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Schuylkill Canal Association Hosting Annual Holiday Luminaria

On Saturday, December 13th, the Schuylkill Canal Association will be hosting their annual Holiday Luminaria. From the flyer I was sent:

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The Schuylkill Canal Association invites you to the Holiday Luminaria

Saturday, December 13th, 6:00 to 9:00 PM, at the Locktender’s House, Lock 60, Mont Clare

Come see the most spectacular light show of the holiday season, hundreds of luminary candles lining the towpath up to the house. Enjoy the joyful music played by Meadowlark; Elisa & Jansen, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus between 6:30 & 7:30 PM with your little ones.

Partake in holiday treats and hot cider and join in with SCA as we toast our friends with best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

All are welcome, donations will be gladly accepted.

Ample parking is available at Lock 60.

A steady rain only cancels this holiday event.

For more information and directions, please visit SCA’s website at www.schuylkillcanal.com or you can always contact SCA at 610-917-0021 or via email at info@schuylkillcanal.com.

Happy Holidays to all!
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Soroptimist International of Phoenixville Holding 61st Annual Art Show and Sale

Beginning Saturday, November 15th, the Soroptimist International of Phoenixville will be hosting their 61st Annual Art Show and Sale

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Soroptimist International of Phoenixville - 61st Annual Art Show and Sale
Center for Arts & Technology – Pickering Campus. Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA.

Art Show and Sale
Saturday, November 15th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 16th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Artists’ Dinner Reception (open to the public)
Saturday, November 15th from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$25 per person payable at the door

Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography
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Empty Bowls Campaign Returning to Artisan’s Gallery & Café

For the second year in a row, Artisan’s Gallery & Café will be participating in the Empty Bowls Campaign:

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In 1990 a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students search for a way to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fund raising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.

By the following year the originators had developed this concept into Empty Bowls, a project to provide support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. Since then, Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger. For more information about the Empty Bowls Campaign visit their website at www.emptybowls.net.

For a $20 donation, you can help fight hunger in our area, and enjoy artisan’s bread and homemade soup served in a ceramic bowl created by a local artist.

HELP FIGHT HUNGER!
Friday Nov. 14, 2008 - 5 pm to 9 pm

Eat-in or Carry-out

Tickets are $20

Artisan’s Gallery & Café
236 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

Tickets Available by calling PACS at 610-933-1105 or e-mailing development@pacsphx.org.
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Country Charm Furnishings Opens on Main St.

Reader Mary wrote in to inform me about Country Charm Furnishings, a new store that has just opened at 28 S. Main St. (between Brown's Cow and The Best Friends' Boutique).

From Country Charm's website:

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I sell Country Primitive Style Furniture,Handbuilt Country Farm Tables, Hutches, Pantries, Armoires and many accent pieces such as wreaths, country pictures, candles, etc. Most furniture is handbuilt by an experienced craftsman and his family who has been building furniture for over 20 years out of fine quality knotted pine wood.
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For more information, you can visit their site at countrycharmfurnishings.com or give them a call 484-924-8136.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Special Performance of Nunsense to benefit Phoenixville Area Time Bank

Reader Margo Ketchum wrote in to tell about an upcoming event to help raise money for the Phoenixville Area Time Bank.

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Mark your calendar for Sunday afternoon, November 9th, 2pm, for some pure fun. The Forge Theatre, at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, has offered Phoenixville Area Time Bank a special showing of the popular musical comedy Nunsense to benefit the organization.

Now in its 25th year, Nunsense has gained a big following across the country and around the world, with a fan club, sequels, and a special website. The story features five rather diverse and somewhat wacky nuns who take over a high school stage set, to raise money for the burial of their poor sisters who the cook accidentally poisoned. They sing, they dance, and they get you, the audience, involved!

Tickets are $20, available by reservation (610-608-9261 / timedollar@verizon.net), or picked up at New Century Bank in Kimberton.

The non-profit Phoenixville Area Time Bank offers local individuals a chance to help each other out, one-on-one or with group projects. They help rebuild neighborhood networks and strengthen the community. The Time Bank was recently featured on the front page of The Phoenix as an alternative economy (Oct. 4th 2008 edition). To find out more, go to www.pa-timebank.com.
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Halloween Spooktacular at Philadelphia Premium Outlets

The Philadelphia Premium Outlets will be hosting a 'Halloween Spooktacular' on Friday, October 31st from 4-7pm.

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Halloween Spooktacular
Fri Oct 31: 4pm–7pm

Children of all ages are invited for this fun filled event.
- Trick or Treat at participating stores
- Children can register for our Halloween Costume Contest* located near the Food Court from 4pm – 6:30pm
- Special treats can also be enjoyed courtesy of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult; winner to be announced at 7pm.
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The outlets are located just off the Sanatoga Exit of Route 422. For more information, please call (610)495-9000 or visit their site at www.premiumoutlets.com/philadelphia

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Party At Phoenixville Public Library

Halloween Party

LOCATION: Phoenixville Public Library, 183 2nd Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460

DATE: Thursday, October 30, 2008

TIME: 8:00PM to 11:00PM

COST: $50.00 per person

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PHOENIXVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

BYOB & Refreshments and beverages will be provided.

MANY HAUNTING ADULT ACTIVITES PLANNED

Prizes for individual, pair and group costumes.

Silent Auction items to be available. (Costumes are optional.)

Tickets are available at The Phoenixville Public Library or Barto Pool & Spa

For questions, please contact Kelly Deveney (610-917-0293) or Amy Barto (610-842-8038)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Global Warming Discussion To Be Held This Saturday

Reader Jillian sent this in:

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Eco-Moms Alliance of Chester County join together with Scientists, Business Owners, and Candidates for Congress to discuss the local impacts of Global Warming. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!!

What: Local moms bring together a Union of Concerned Scientists presenter, “green” business owners, candidates for Congress, and a speaker from Al Gore’s Climate Project to discuss the impacts and solutions of global warming here in Pennsylvania.

Where: Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
1601 Pughtown Road
Kimberton, PA 19442

When: Saturday October 25th 2008 from 1pm – 3pm

12:45 PM to 1:00 PM Event Registration
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Climate Change Forum
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Q&A
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Meet & Greet Reception

Featuring: James F. Thorne, Ph.D. presenting the Union of Concerned Scientist report “Climate Change in Pennsylvania: Impacts and Solutions for the Keystone State”, invited guests Rep. Jim Gerlach and Bob Roggio, and Richard Whiteford, a presenter with Al Gore’s The Climate Project
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Monday, October 20, 2008

Local Business Spotlight: Mike McWhirter Consulting

Mike McWhirter Consulting is a small consulting and service business. We specialize in Macintosh and using Macintosh in the home, small business and large business areas. We are located in Phoenixville, PA, in beautiful Chester County. Our service area includes Harrisburg to the Jersey Shore and from Northern Delaware to Scranton, PA.

Our specialties are Macintosh computers, wired and wireless networks, consulting on new equipment purchases and installs, assistance with packing and moving sensitive equipment and performing upgrades. We can also setup Microsoft Windows on your new Intel based MacBook, MacBook Pro, or Mac Pro computers. Have the best of both worlds in one computer... Advantage Apple! Have an iPod? We do them as well!

About the owner...
Mike McWhirter has been working with Macintosh computers for over 20 years. Starting with the very first Macintosh Computer through the very latest super computers, the Mac Pro and Mac Book Pro, Mike has been on top of the Mac scene. Mike has certificates from Apple certifying him as an Authorized technician on Macintosh, PowerBooks and older LaserWriter printers. Mike is also is a Systems Engineer and has been a President and founder of an Apple User Group, owned an Apple Dealership and currently supports many Macintosh users and businesses with their networks and systems. Mike is an Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist and a Hubbell Certified Category 6 Mission Critical Installer.

To contact Mike, please visit his website at macmaniacs.com or give him a call at 610-656-1599.

Majolica Unveils New Website, Farmhouse Table Dining Option


Chef Andrew Deery and Sarah Johnson are the husband and wife team behind Phoenixville's innovative Majoical restaurant. The Bridge Street destination BYOB just added a festive 8-seat farmhouse table.
Majolica, one of Phoenixville's most well regarded restaurants, has unveiled a much needed new website. In addition, they have added a new Farmhouse Table option for their diners, allowing groups of 6-8 to enjoy a prix fix menu in an environment completely unique to Phoenixville.

From their press release:
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Like dining at a fine French farm
MAJOLICA SETS THE TABLE FOR A NEW SEASON

October 15, 2008– Phoenixville, Pennsylvania’s Bridge Street is quickly becoming known as the region's 'Restaurant Row'.The former steel town in Philadelphia's Northwest suburbs has reinvented itself as a dining destination with bright bistros from end-to-end on the historic street, but no culinary light shines as brightly as Andrew Deery's Majolica.

With an innovate Autumnal menu making its debut this month; Phoenixville's Majolica is properly prepared for the festivities of fall. Every season, in fact, the original creations of acclaimed Chef Andrew Deery continue to draw visitors to the destination eatery from throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond.
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Majolica, one of Phoenixville's most well regarded restaurants, has unveiled a much needed new website. In addition, they have added a new Farmhouse Table option for their diners, allowing groups of 6-8 to enjoy a prix fix menu in an environment completely unique to Phoenixville.

From their press release:
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Like dining at a fine French farm
MAJOLICA SETS THE TABLE FOR A NEW SEASON

October 15, 2008– Phoenixville, Pennsylvania’s Bridge Street is quickly becoming known as the region's 'Restaurant Row'.The former steel town in Philadelphia's Northwest suburbs has reinvented itself as a dining destination with bright bistros from end-to-end on the historic street, but no culinary light shines as brightly as Andrew Deery's Majolica.

With an innovate Autumnal menu making its debut this month; Phoenixville's Majolica is properly prepared for the festivities of fall. Every season, in fact, the original creations of acclaimed Chef Andrew Deery continue to draw visitors to the destination eatery from throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond.

This season, however, there are several exciting new changes that are creating a buzz about the Bridge Street eatery.

Majolica, named for the colorful pottery that was part of Phoenixville's past, recently launched a brand new web site developed by the award-winning advertising agency, Virtual Farm Creative, also headquartered in Phoenixville. The stylish site features colorful representations of Deery's innovative dishes as well as all of the information potential visitors to the restaurant would ever need.

"The attitude and personality of the new website exemplifies Majolica, our atmosphere and our creative cuisine," says manager Sarah Johnson. "Things are constantly changing, improving and evolving here at Majolica and now our Internet presence has that same capability."

Majolica's vibrant site also includes an application to help the manager administer reservations.A "Call Back" form posted throughout the site allows visitors to request a reservation date and time that is followed up with a return telephone call confirming or adjusting the request. Reservation makers using the web form can even request Majolica's popular tasting menu or the Farmhouse Table.

What's the Farmhouse Table? Another sensational idea from the minds of Deery and Johnson, the Farmhouse Table is borrowed from the European tradition of eating in or near the kitchen.Majolica's Farmhouse Table is a warm antique, long enough to comfortably seat eight guests.

Positioned directly across from the kitchen, Farmhouse Table guests will enjoy prix fix offerings while delighting in watching one of the region's most inventive chef's prepare and present his creative cuisine. Even better, the Farmhouse Table allows friends to gather and experience the magic of a gregarious meal. Eclectic chairs filled with friends or family surround a table designed to make people happy.

"The right friends, the right wine, the right table can contribute to an incredibly joyful evening," agrees director of elegant eating, Sarah Johnson. "We're always experimenting with ways to combine joy and food and the Farmhouse Table is a natural extension of the Majolica offering."

To reserve the Farmhouse Table at Phoenixville's Majolica restaurant call 610-917-0962 or visit their new web site at www.majolicarestaurant.com.
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Pickering Creek Inn Opens Its Doors

The former Mansion House Restaurant and Bar has reopened under new ownership. The new restaurant is named, strangely, the Pickering Creek Inn, despite its proximity to French Creek. From last Friday's article in the Phoenix:

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"People are pleasantly surprised with how the Inn looks," [co-owner Jeff Feulner] said. "Everyone loves the food and the Sunday Brunch is really popular. This has succeeded my expectations. I had no idea what went into everything."

Kaufmann said the Inn's menu is his, and the influence is on comfort food with a twist.

"I like to work with comfort food," he said. "That's why we have sandwiches on our menu. I want people to feel like they are at home. Our food is classic with some contemporary flair, such as Yankee pot roast and roasted corn soup. We support local farmers and local cheese. I feel it's important to support local farmers. The Phoenixville Farmers Market is awesome."

Feulner said that with good comfort food should come reasonable prices.
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The former Mansion House Restaurant and Bar has reopened under new ownership. The new restaurant is named, strangely, the Pickering Creek Inn, despite its proximity to French Creek. From last Friday's article in the Phoenix:

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"People are pleasantly surprised with how the Inn looks," [co-owner Jeff Feulner] said. "Everyone loves the food and the Sunday Brunch is really popular. This has succeeded my expectations. I had no idea what went into everything."

Kaufmann said the Inn's menu is his, and the influence is on comfort food with a twist.

"I like to work with comfort food," he said. "That's why we have sandwiches on our menu. I want people to feel like they are at home. Our food is classic with some contemporary flair, such as Yankee pot roast and roasted corn soup. We support local farmers and local cheese. I feel it's important to support local farmers. The Phoenixville Farmers Market is awesome."

Feulner said that with good comfort food should come reasonable prices.
"We wanted things to be reasonable," he said. "We want people to come in two to three times a week instead of coming here for a special occasion. We have one of the best filets around."

Looking around the room, Henzler said the Inn looks "absolutely gorgeous."

"The original dining room is still in the back, and we have six wood-burning brick ovens we want to bring to life," said Henzler, who is referred to as "The Captain."

With new hardwood floors, local artists' paintings hanging on the walls, and a well-lit, brighter atmosphere, Kaufmann said the Inn is how he envisioned it.
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As to the curious name:

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The name "Pickering Creek Inn" has been a source of comments, said Kaufmann, as he explained how the trio came up with the name.

"I did some history on Phoenixville," he said. "We are on the French Creek, while Pickering Creek is miles away. We know this. We've had so many comments about why we named it this."

Feulner said, "The Pickering Creek needed an inn. We have rooms here so we wanted to keep the inn part."
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The Pickering Creek Inn is located at 37 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. Their phone number is 610-933-9962. Happy hour, with free food, is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday buffet brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at $15.95 per person.

Source: The Phoenix

Friday, October 17, 2008

First Annual “Salute-A-Vet” Veterans Day Luminaria Ceremony

The Freedoms Foundation, a national, non-profit organization that provides citizenship education programs for students, will offer citizens across the country a unique opportunity to honor and thank military veterans they know with its first annual Veterans Day “Salute-A-Vet” Luminaria Candlelight Ceremony on November 11th. The event ties in with the 90th observance of Veterans Day, which was initially known as “Armistice Day” to recognize the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.

Between now and Veterans Day, the Freedoms Foundation is selling “Salute-A-Vet” Luminaria (for a $10 donation) to allow people an opportunity to recognize veterans they know- a friend, family member, co-worker or neighbor. The Luminaria will be lit at a solemn candlelight ceremony on Veterans Day night at the organization’s Valley Forge campus. The names of all veterans honored with a luminaria will be announced as part of the ceremony’s solemn roll call.

Click here to download a luminaria order form.

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The Freedoms Foundation, a national, non-profit organization that provides citizenship education programs for students, will offer citizens across the country a unique opportunity to honor and thank military veterans they know with its first annual Veterans Day “Salute-A-Vet” Luminaria Candlelight Ceremony on November 11th. The event ties in with the 90th observance of Veterans Day, which was initially known as “Armistice Day” to recognize the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.

Between now and Veterans Day, the Freedoms Foundation is selling “Salute-A-Vet” Luminaria (for a $10 donation) to allow people an opportunity to recognize veterans they know- a friend, family member, co-worker or neighbor. The Luminaria will be lit at a solemn candlelight ceremony on Veterans Day night at the organization’s Valley Forge campus. The names of all veterans honored with a luminaria will be announced as part of the ceremony’s solemn roll call.

Click here to download a luminaria order form.

Michael Di Yeso, the President of the Freedoms Foundation, said, “Veterans Day is the day of the year when Americans can recognize and thank all veterans who have served America in war and peace. It is an opportunity for us to do our small part in keeping the flame of eternal vigilance alive in the ongoing challenge of keeping America free and the world at peace.”

Teacher-turned-talk show host Dom Giordano of WPHT (1210 AM) Radio in Philadelphia, the Honorary Chairman for “Salute-A-Vet” 2008, added, “I believe it is critical that citizens, especially children, realize that Veterans Day is more than just a day off from school or work, or a retail shopping promotion. From Valley Forge to the present day, our military and their families have endured great hardship and sacrifice. Whether it is lighting a luminaria, saying thanks to someone in uniform, or helping a family who has a loved one deployed in the service, we have a responsibility as Americans to keep the spirit of Veterans Day alive every day of the year.”

According to Di Yeso, staging the inaugural Salute-A-Vet Luminaria event at the Foundation’s Valley Forge, PA campus is fitting because “when people think of the historical significance of Valley Forge, it represents the hardships and challenges our military faces every day- cold places, hot places, dangerous places, lonely places- wherever they are needed in the ongoing quest for peace and freedom. The tradition of Valley Forge is acted out whenever American men and women in the armed services stand up to defend freedom and keep our country safe.”

Salute-A-Vet Luminaria can be purchased for a $10 tax-deductible donation. Proceeds will support the Freedoms Foundation, which provides low-cost and scholarship based citizenship education programs to students from all 50 states. For more information, call (610) 933-8825 (extension 210 or 221) or visit www.freedomsfoundation.org.

Financial Optimism Talk at Phoenixville Public Library

Fred Hubler, President of Creative Capital Wealth Management Group, will present “The Case for Optimism” at Phoenixville Public Library on Monday, October 27 at 7:00 PM. During this time of volatility in the financial markets, Fred will explain the benefits that patience can provide and show opportunities that shouldn’t be passed by. He will share some good news about the bear market and provide you with key ideas for the future.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, stop by the Reference Desk at the Library, call 610-933-3013, Ext. 32, or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue in Phoenixville, PA.

Stephanie Nilles To Play At Steel City Coffee House Next Wednesday

Reader Stephanie Nilles will be performing at the Steel City Coffee House next Wednesday, October 22nd. Stephanie provided this description of her music:

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Stephanie Nilles' music was perhaps best described by a friend as "Ella Fitzgerald beating the sh*t out a Regina Spektor." Born in Chicago to a chemical engineer and an architect, Stephanie is an active musician of various genres by sheer accident. At 17, she was a finalist at the Young Concert Artists' International Competition. At 22, she was a finalist at the Corpus Christi International Piano Competition and had graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a BM in classical piano performance. These days, rather than complaining about outdated copyright law and waiting around for a record-deal-to-nowhere, she's performing her own politically-influenced jazz/folk/punk tunes in her adopted home in North Harlem (NoHa) and out on the road in a hatchback with a Roland and a small sound system. She has performed at such venues as Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Bitter End, and The Cutting Room, and she has collaborated with artists like Bobby McFerrin, Christian Howes, and Billy Contreras, in styles ranging from free improv and funk fusion to bluegrass and burlesque accompaniment. In 2008, she released a full-length album, ReDemo, on her own label, Sudden Infant Death Hut Records.
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You can hear some of Stephanie's work at www.myspace.com/stephanienilles.

The concert is part of Steel City's "Steel City Sessions" and is free to the public. Also on the bill that evening is Fusionhouse. For more information on the concert, visit the Steel City event schedule.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

PABA presents A Progressive Dinner

The Phoenixville Area Business Association will present its first Progressive Dinner on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 from 5:30-7:30pm. The dinner will feature a four course meal (aperitif, appetizer, entree, and dessert) at four different locations within a short walking distance in downtown Phoenixville. Two tracks are available with the capacity for a total of 60 Progressive diners. Track A will feature an aperitif at Hipster Home, followed by a starter course at Franco Ristorante, entree course at 101 Bridge and the dessert course at Steel City Coffee House. Track B will feature an aperitif at Fashionista's Salon, starter course at Le Creperie Cafe, followed by an entree at Columbia Bar and Grille and ending with dessert at Artisan's Gallery and Cafe. What better way to discover the cullinary offerings of Phoenixville.

Tickets are $65.00 per person and do not include alcoholic drinks (other than the aperitif) or gratuity. Group rates apply for groups of 6 or more. The full menu from these restaurants can be viewed at http://steelcitycoffee.stores.yahoo.net/prdi1.html.

Tickets can be purchased at the above site or at Steel City Coffee House (203 Bridge Street) or Fashionista's Salon (219 Bridge Street) or by calling 484-686-7792.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pasta Dinner This Weekend For A Great Cause

On Saturday Sunday, October 12th, the Kimberton Fire Company will be hosting a pasta dinner, bake sale and raffle. The proceeds from the event will go to the family of Trey Love, a 23 month old who has been diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma, one of the most aggressive forms of childhood cancer.

The event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. Tickets for this benefit are $10 for adults, and $5 for children (12 & under) and are available in advance and at the door. For tickets, please call Joanne Love at 610-935-4946 or Shelly Smith at 610-933-1019.

For those who are unable to attend and would like to help, please send your donation to: Trey Love, 414 Virginia Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Source: The Phoenix

Great Valley Boot Camp Moving Indoors For The Winter

Reader Jennifer Brango, a certified personal trainer and instructor for the Great Valley Adventure Boot Camp, wrote in to tell about its programs for the coming winter months.

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I wanted to let you know about the new location and upcoming camps for Great Valley Boot Camp. Previously we held camp at Reeves Park, we have now found an indoor location Sports Extreme in Oaks to continue camp through the winter months. Currently a new camp for women only, just started Oct 6th at 9am 5 days a week for 4 weeks and we are still taking registrations. An evening camp will be starting Oct 27th at 6:30pm for men and women. Also another morning camp will be starting Monday November 3rd at 6am for women only.

Just a little note about Great Valley Adventure Boot Camp, we are unlike any other boot camp, we are open to all fitness levels and you will find only Certified Trainers teaching our Boot Camps. Our Boot Campers gain an overall sense of health and well being in a safe, fun, motivating environment.

All this information can be found on my website www.JMBootCamp.com.
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Friday, October 03, 2008

Halloween Parade planned for Tuesday, October 21st

The annual Phoenixville Halloween Parade is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21st. The parade begins at the Borough Hall at 7pm and makes its way through downtown, culminating at the Family Dollar. The rain date for the parade is Thursday the 23rd.