What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Wanted to wish everyone out there a very happy Thanksgiving. We'll be back next week with regularly scheduled programming.

Jim

Holiday Parade to be held December 5th

On Friday, December 5th, in conjunction with December's First Friday's festivities, the Phoenixville Kiwanis will once again be hosting the annual Holiday Parade.

From today's Phoenix:
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Seven area fire companies will again be appearing in the parade, along with their lavishly decorated trucks, as well as holiday favorites like Santa Claus and more than 20 popular characters from beloved children's stories will be on hand to entertain kids and adults.

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The parade will line up along Church Street near Borough Hall on Friday, Dec. 5. Because of traffic and construction concerns, the parade will travel the wrong way down Church Street, turn right on Main Street and then left on Bridge Street. The parade will be making the right turn onto Main Street promptly at 7 p.m., Marshall said.

Two trucks from each company will be allowed in the parade, and Mitchell said that, as in previous years, there will be a cash prize and other honors for the winning fire company. Last year's winner, the Mont Clair Fire Company, will have the honor of riding last in the parade and transporting Santa Claus through downtown Phoenixville.

Also slated to appear in the parade are a Brazilian drum band and the Phoenixville Area High School marching band.

Once the parade has made its way to Taylor Alley, and the winner of the parade has been named, all parade participants will be making their way back down Bridge Street to Phoenixville's Renaissance Park, where Santa and parade Grand Marshall state representative Carol Rubley will be lighting the borough Christmas tree. Santa will also be available at that time to speak to children and hear their Christmas wishes, Mitchell said.
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For more see the article in today's Phoenix.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Local Business Spotlight: Snyder Family Chiropractic

Dr. Jeff Snyder brings his down to earth personality and lifestyle into everything he does, including chiropractic. He focuses on achieving the best possible results for each and every patient while maintaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in the office. His philosophy toward his patients is simple: "I treat my patients the way I would want my family to be treated at any other health care provider's office." This is why his practice is built almost entirely on referrals from happy patients. He strives to help his patients be able to have fun, live well, and feel great!

Dr. Snyder graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Upon continuing his studies at the prestigious Life University, in Marietta, Georgia, he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He is Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in both radiography and clinical assessment and treatment.

Dr. Snyder uses his vast experience in the care of people who have had the unfortunate experience of work related injury or injury due to automobile accidents. His referral network with other doctors and industry professionals allows for the best care to be provided to the patient.

He uses safe and proven adjusting techniques such as Thompson Terminal Drop, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Network, Gonstead, Chiropractic Biophysics, and Activator. Dr. Snyder is educated in the care of pregnant, pediatric, and the elderly as well as the competitive athlete and weekend warrior. Dr. Snyder utilizes the Webster Technique for correction of Intrauterine Constraint (also known as Breech position).

Dr. Snyder utilizes the most advanced technology to assist patients in getting well and staying well. The Insight Millennium technology is certified by The Space Foundation, cofounded by NASA, as a Certified Space Technology and has been used on two space shuttle missions. This technology is being used only in select chiropractic clinics to assess the nervous system and track progress in care in an objective manner.

Dr. Snyder is a member of the Life University alumni association, an active member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and the Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania.

Jeff Snyder, D.C.
1003A Egypt Rd.
Oaks, PA 19456
(610) 935-5900
www.SnyderFamilyChiro.com

Activate Phoenixville Area Presents Yoga Classes

Starting Tuesday, December 2nd, Phoenixville area residents can take Yoga Classes from 7-8pm.

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Yoga Basics Class for Phoenixville Area Residents
(just $5 per person, per class)

Learn how to use the practice of yoga to bring stillness, strength and vitality to the body and mind.

Presented by: Stacey Halstead, Yoga Instructor

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm starting Dec. 2nd, 2008

Location: Stepping Stone Education Center at Franklin Commons (400 Franklin Ave. Suite 400, Phoenixville)

Wear comfortable clothes & bring a yoga/exercise mat.

Brought to you by Activate Phoenixville Area.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Phoenixville Hospital Auxilliary Hosting Annual Holiday Bazaar

On Sunday, Nov. 16, Phoenixville Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar. The event, which features "close to 30 crafters, baked goods, 50/50 tickets, raffle items and a visit by Santa Claus" will be held from 10am-3pm at Solomon's Porch on the campus of Valley Forge Christian College.

From today's Phoenix:
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"Our crafters will offer a wide variety of items such as jewelry and woodwork gifts, to hand-sewn and crocheted selections," said (Deb)Francis. "Some of the crafters we have coming in are local and some as far as New Jersey and Philadelphia."

Several crafters returning from last year include Joe Pennypacker, who makes cutting boards out of corian, and Ernie Coccia, who does work working and builds birdhouses.
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"We're also going to have a classy flea market as well. This is where members of the auxiliary bring in their 'white elephants' — those items that are new but don't serve a useful purpose to those who own it but could assist others. We think it'll be a nice affair."

Francis said that tickets will be sold for two cash prizes.

"First prize is $500 cash, and second prize is $150," she said.

The jolly man from the North Pole, Santa Claus, will be on hand for children to have their picture taken free of charge.
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For more information, call call 610-783-5559 or 610-783-5077.

Source: The Phoenix

Friday, November 07, 2008

New Posts on the Soapbox

I have had some emails asking me to put up a post regarding the proposed tax hike for '09. In an effort to keep this blog about events and businesses in town, I have added a post to the Soapbox where this can be discussed.

Thanks.

Jim

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Beer Dinner at Molly Maguires

Fellow blogger Dr. Joel is co-hosting Molly Maguire's first Beer Dinner on Wednesday, November 19th. From his blog:

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Beer Dinner at Molly Maguire’s
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:00PM
Hosted by Molly’s Chef Robert Cloud
and Joel Armato from New Holland Brewing Co.

Featuring New Holland’s…

Sundog Amber Ale
Golden Cap Saison Ale
Ichabod Pumpkin Ale
Poet Oatmeal Stout
Mad Hatter IPA
Dragon’s Milk Ale

Five courses of delicious fare accompanied by six selections of award-winning brews.

Tickets are $45.00 (including Tax and Gratuity)

To purchase your tickets, please see a member of Molly’s staff or call (610)933-9550.
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For more, including the dinner menu, please see Joel's blog. Note that the date on his site is incorrect.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Vote!

On the eve of the elections, I wanted to provide some general information to make it easier for everyone to get out and vote!

First and foremost, where to vote. Pennsylvania has, in my opinion, done a nice job with their site in providing information on where and how to vote. To find you polling location, fill out the form on this site.

Chester County will be using two types of voting machines. You can view a demonstration of each here.

Finally, for those undecideds out there, the League of Women Voters has put together a comprehensive site breaking down each of the races in Chester County.

Polls are open from 7am-8pm. Make your voice heard!