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Holiday Events at Philadelphia Premium Outlets

From a media release by the Philadelphia Premium Outlets WHAT: This holiday season join us at Philadelphia Premium Outlets for some fun filled activities for the whole family. We will kick-off the holiday season with carolers and musical entertainment during our After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale featuring Midnight Madness and continue through December. Breakfast with Santa Sun, Dec 6: 8:30am - 9:30am Join us for a fun filled morning and delicious breakfast with Santa. Breakfast will be sponsored by Green Leafs and Bananas from 8:30 - 9:30am in the Food Court. Santa will then stroll throughout Philadelphia Premium Outlets until 12:30pm. Bring your camera to take advantage of this great photo opportunity. Reservations can be made by contacting the Information center at (610) 495-9000. Holiday Entertainment - Strolling Victorian Holiday Carolers Fri, Nov 27: 12:00 am - 3:00am Dec 5, 12, and 20: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Enjoy strolling carolers dressed in Victorian costumes performin

Borough Council Votes to Advertise 2010 Budget with 0% Increase

From Borough Council this evening, with two members of the public in attendance, voted to advertise the 2010 budget with no tax increase. The first budget was presented to the Finance Committee in mid September and was presented to Council two weeks ago. Some cost cutting measures, among others, included; reducing the CDC cost by 50 percent; limiting raises of non-union/non-uniform to 2 percent and eliminating video taping of the Finance Committee meetings. Removing leaf collection from the 2010 budget had a motion made but died due to a lack of a second thereby ensuring collection next fall. With recommendations from Management and Committee, a little more than $34k was taken from the fund balance to achieve a zero percent tax increase. The incoming Council can re-open the budget next January if they so choose. No word on what the CDC cuts will mean to Barry Cassidy's position.  Presumably the difference could be made up using private monies if th

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Majolica Continues to Reinvent Itself

Giving the people what they want: Majolica Morphs Into Multifaceted, Moveable Feast! November 11, 2009 – PHOENIXVILLE, PA: Not long ago, rumors of Majolica's demise had foodies from Philly to Phoenixville fretting. The beloved BYOB– a stand out on a street infamous for its selection of bars and bar food– closed for several weeks earlier this year only to reopen again. When the husband and wife team of Andrew Deery and Sarah Johnson elected to take a hiatus to reorganize many fans feared the worst. "We closed during the apex of the recession," says Chef Andrew Deery whose name has become synonymous with creative cuisine in Chester County, Pennsylvania and beyond. "We changed the menu, the decor, the approach, all behind blacked-out windows so, I suppose, there was a bit of suspense." When Majolica reopened– with lower prices and a new look– they were embraced by new and loyal customers alike. "We listened to our audience, retooled and made Majolica

Historic Phoenixville Art Exhibit Being Held Wednesday, November 18th

On Wednesday, November 18th from 7-9:30pm, local artist Chuck Hirsch will be presenting a Historic Phoenixville Art Exhibit. The event is being held at the Schuylkill River Heritage Center in the Foundry. For more information, visit the Heritage Center's website at . The event is free to the public.

Sly Fox Relocation Pushed Back Until 2010

In August, I mentioned that Sly Fox would be relocating across Rte. 113 this fall .  Well, those plans have been pushed back. A delay in receiving all the necessary building permits has set back moving Sly Fox Phoenixville across Rt. 113 to its new location in the Maple Lawn Shopping Center until early next year. “Even though appearances may be deceiving since there’s no construction going on, we are moving along with a lot of the work necessary to make the move,” says Pete Giannopoulos, “but at this point, given the coming holiday season, we wouldn’t try to get open this year in any case. Looking at things on the bright side, and that’s always my philosophy, we can use the extra time to be sure we get everything exactly right and to work out a lot of the details about the interior. Where do we put this? Where do we hang that? I’d like to have gotten into the new location as quickly as we could—believe me, we are as excited as our customers about taking this next big step—but you do

PABA Hosting Networking Event Featureing Talk on Social Media

Networking Event Features Talk on Social Media PABA rounds out successful year with special event The Phoenixville Area Business Association (PABA) will hold a special networking event on Wednesday November 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm at Club 212 ( 212 Bridge Street ) in downtown Phoenixville. The event will feature a short talk from guest speaker Scott Hamrick of Visible Mission, Inc. Hamrick will talk to business owners about using social media to market their businesses to a wider audience. The growing popularity and of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have made these perfect avenues for finding new customers and keeping current customers advised of sales, events and new products. Attendees will be treated to a variety of hors d’oeuvres donated by PABA member businesses, like Molly Maguire’s, Steel City Coffee House, and Prestige Chocolates, among others. A raffle will be held to win special donated gifts from area businesses like Fashionista’s Salon, Deep Muscle Therapy Group, In

Valley Forge Audubon Society Hosting 'Green' Transportation Program On Sunday, November 8th

On Sunday, November 8th, the Valley Forge Audubon Society is hosting a Green Transportation Program. The event is being held at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove from 1-4:30pm. Join us for an in depth look at Green Transportation as the Valley Forge Audubon Society continues their series on, "How to Live Green?" The program will explore Green Transportation today as well as the possibilities for the future. There will be a variety of alternative fuel vehicles on display as well as the presentations listed below. We look forward to seeing you at this FREE program! Pottstown's Bike Share Program - Tom Carroll, Pottstown Chamber of Commerce - 1:00 - 1:30pm Storm Water Management - Robert G. Traver, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, Professor & Director, VIllanova Urban Stormwater Partnership, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Villanova University - 1:45 - 2:15pm Electric Vehicles - William Kofki, Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering, Villanova Universi

Election Results Are In

The Chester County website has yesterday's election results. MAYOR PHOENIXVILLE BOROUGH LEO SCODA (DEM) . . . . . . . . 1,331 61.42 LOUIS J. AMICI (REP). . . . . . . 836 38.58 WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 0 MEMBER OF COUNCIL PHOENIXVILLE NORTH WARD RICHARD M. KIRKNER (DEM) . . . . . 366 55.62 BOB TIGRO (REP) . . . . . . . . 291 44.22 WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 1 .15 MEMBER OF COUNCIL PHOENIXVILLE MIDDLE WARD HENRY WAGNER (DEM) . . . . . . . 250 50.61 MARC REBER (REP) . . . . . . . . 243 49.19 WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 1 .20 MEMBER OF COUNCIL PHOENIXVILLE EAST WARD ERIN MCDEVITT (DEM) . . . . . . . 249 42.71 DAVE GAUTREAU (REP) . . . . . . . 334 57.29 WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 0 MEMBER OF COUNCIL PHOENIXVILLE WEST WARD DANA L. DUGAN (DEM) . . . . . . . 218

Local Business Spotlight: Phoenix Ballroom

Phoenix Ballroom is dedicated to bringing quality dance instruction to Phoenixville. There is a very active and dedicated ballroom dance community already located in Phoenixville. However, there has never been an actual dance studio, where these people can expand their knowledge of dance and enjoy being with other people of like interests. Phoenix Ballroom is located in downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, we provide the community with a comfortable, friendly environment in which to learn the art of partnership dancing. Phoenix Ballroom will offer private dance instruction, group classes, social dance practices and rental facilities for local events. It doesn’t matter whether you have dance experience or no experience at all. You also don’t need a partner to learn. With over 20 years teaching experience you will find our innovative teaching techniques speed the curve of learning while making it fun. Dancing is something that appeals to men, women and couples of all ages, it is a