What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Downtown News

Recently, Barry Cassidy started a blog appropriately titled Downtown Phoenixville News. Last week he posted a number of items concerning businesses on Bridge Street.

Specialty Wine Store to open in Phoenixville's Downtown

Through the efforts of State Representative Paul Drucker it seems that the State LCB will open a specialty wine store in downtown Phoenixville. In a meeting called by State Representative Drucker on Friday LCB real estate professionals mulled over the options for the store.
The store will carry high end specialty wines like the store to open in center city at 11th and Market Streets.
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The sites under consideration at this time include the proposed new development in the 100 block and two sites in the 200 block.

Bakery to locate in the downtown
a new bakery selling artisan breads will be opening in the near future down by iron hill where the tile place was located. in the past few days there has been a flurry of activity concerning renting retail space on the street. There is a lot of interest in what is soon to be the former earth mart space. it was a toss up with the bakery for that space but finally the man settled on the spot on the 100 block.

the 6 -12 store is in the process of moving into the space next to steel city.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Local Preschool to Host Family Fun Fair On Saturday, February 6th

Stepping Stone Education Center, 400 Franklin Ave. Suite 250, Phoenixville, invites the community to a Family Fun Fair on Saturday, February 6th, 2010, from 10AM to 2PM. The fair will feature hands-on science demonstrations by High Touch-High Tech®. There will also be a silent auction, games, crafts, face painting, hoagies and pizza. For more information please call 610-933-7710.

Stepping Stone Education Center offers full time childcare from 6 weeks to 6 year olds with a variety of preschool classes and kindergarten enrichment. Additional information regarding the school can be found at www.SteppingStoneEducation.org or calling 610-933-7710.

High Touch-High Tech® offers unique programs designed to stimulate the imagination and curiosity of children in the sciences. More information regarding High Touch-High Tech® is at www.hightouch-hightech.com.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Help a local help others

Fellow Phoenixville resident Christine McKaig will be participating in the St. Anthony's Triathalon to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) program. From her email:

Hi All - I hope everyone is having a great new year! I have made the commitment to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) program, to help ensure that strides are taken to defeat cancer. I am raising money for LLS and in turn training for my first official Triathlon, and an Olympic distance one at that (0.9 mi swim, 25 mi bike, 6.2 mi run). I have committed to raising $4,600 before my triathlon on April 25th – I want to exceed my goal to allow for more money to directly serve our local patients. All of us in TNT are training and fundraising to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I have joined the fight against blood cancers, and want more than anything to find cures for all cancers!

I was sure that Team in Training was the right organization for me when I heard that 75% of the money raised goes directly to fund research, patient advocacy, and patient services. I have attached the link to my website where you can donate on-line using a credit card. I recognize that we are in the midst of hard financial times, but remember that no donation is too small and all will be greatly appreciated! Many companies offer matching gift programs, so please let me know if your company is one of them. Also, all donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you in advance for your generosity! Be sure to check my website frequently to see my progress!

http://pages.teamintraining.org/epa/anttry10/cmckaig

Monday, January 18, 2010

Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area Hosting Winter Flea Market on Jan. 30th

The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area (HSPA) will be holding it's Winter Flea Market on Saturday, January 30th from 9 am. to 2 pm in the sanctuary area of the Society's building at Main & Church Streets.


The snow date will be the following Saturday, February 6.

Wawa Scheduled to Open on January 22nd


Reader Dan K. did some detective work and found out that the new Super Wawa located near the intersection of Rtes. 23 and 113 is set to open this Friday, January 22nd.

Thanks for the tip Dan!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wolfgang Books Donating 20% of All Sales This Weekend to the Haiti Relief Efforts


Wolfgang Books will be donating 20% of their sales this weekend to help the relief efforts in Haiti.
Today through Sunday (January 15 - January 17), Wolfgang Books will donate 20% of all sales to relief efforts in Haiti. As the horror of the situation there comes into focus and the search for survivors intensifies, we hope that even this small gesture will provide some sort of assistance to those who need it. We believe that we are one people and must help when we are able to do so. In addition, we will begin work on another initiative this weekend which we will announce as soon as we have more details...stay tuned and take care.

All good things,

Jason
@ Wolfgang Books

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kiwanis Silent Auction and Spaghetti Dinner Being Held Saturday, February 6th

The Kiwanis Club Will Be Partnering With Communities That Care (CTC), a local organization working with children in the community. Collectively, the funds will help to provide a safe and affordable summer camp, programs, and scholarships for children and families in need.

The auction is being held at Doors Open in the Covered Bridge Room at Kimberton Fire Company and doors open at 5:00pm. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Dolores Winston (CTC) at 610-933-7728 or email at phxctc@yahoo.com
OR Peg Kelly-Macdonald (Kiwanis) at 610-933-9575 or email pegkelmac@verizon.net.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Steel City Launches Emerging Talent Competition

For Immediate Release

Steel City Launches Emerging Talent Competition
$250.00 grand prize for up and coming performers

Steel City Coffee House announced plans this week for their first annual Emerging Talent Competition. The competition seeks to find talented young poets, comedians, instrumentalists, singer/songwriters, and bands and is open to competitors ages 12-21. The competition will involve five separate rounds, followed by a grand finale. The top two candidates of each round will proceed to the grand finale on March 31, 2010. The grand prize is $250.00 cash, a certificate of achievement, and a performance slot at Steel City Coffee House in 2010.

“This talent competition is a way to encourage young and talented individuals in the community to showcase their talents in a top performance space” said Jane Tucker, owner of Steel City Coffee House.

The competition will kick off on February 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM with the Spoken Word Competition which will be open to poets, comedians, and dramatic readings. The other competitions are as follows:
  • Instrumentalists Competition on February 24, 2010
  • Singer/ Songwriter I Competition on March 3, 2010
  • Singer/ Songwriter II Competition on March 10, 2010
  • Band Competition on March 24, 2010
Each category is limited to 12 entrants (6 for bands). To enter, individuals must fill out an application (available online at http://www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com/2010/2010_form.pdf) and forward a $20 entrance fee. The first 12 received will be entered into the contest (6 for bands). In addition to the Grand Prize, a $50 cash prize will be given to the first runner up. Each semifinalist will also receive a $30 gift card from Steel City Coffee House.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Local Business Spotlight: Great Valley Adventure Boot Camp

Great Valley Adventure Boot Camp is a four-week, one-hour a day, comprehensive indoor/outdoor fitness program encompassing exercise instruction, nutrition education, and team building. The Adventure Boot Camp program is designed to produce fast results in a fun, safe, and inspiring atmosphere! The program consists of a series of one-hour fitness and motivational sessions packed with fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness goals. Whether you want to lose weight for the beach, shed the extra layer from the winter or just get fit before that special occasion, this is the program for you!

People of all fitness levels, sizes and ages are gaining great results with Adventure Boot Camp! You can too! Are you looking for a jump-start to your fitness program? Then this adventure is for you! Whether you are a beginner, an avid fitness enthusiast or just tired of the same routine come try this whole new approach to exercise...fun!

This exclusive fitness program, developed by fitness expert Dr. John Spencer Ellis, has proven successful across the nation and internationally. Great Valley Adventure Boot Camp owners Jennifer and Mike Brango, each certified personal trainers, are proud to bring the only Nationally Accredited Adventure Boot Camp™ program to Chester County as Great Valley Adventure Boot Camp. Jennifer and Michael Brango are trainers who are utilizing there personal experiences and journey to help others achieve results. We are not perfect but have learned many of our skills through experience. We have experienced the battle of the bulge, life changing and affirming decisions, development of mental clarity, as well as many other life changing events which have helped us change our life goals to incorporate helping you through these difficult processes.

When you workout with Great Valley Adventure Boot Camp, you get all the benefits of working with a personal trainer without the high cost. Are you thinking you can't afford it? Let's do the math for a minute. If you were to hire a personal trainer on your own, you could pay $75 or more per session. To get the same kind of boot camp workout we offer with a private personal trainer you end up paying as much as $1500 per month elsewhere. Who has that kind of money? You won't pay anywhere near that much money with Adventure Boot Camp. At just $279 per 4 weeks (20 Sessions), it's just a fraction of what a personal trainer costs. You get all the same benefits of working one-on-one with a personal trainer, but without the astronomical price tag. Plus, Adventure Boot Camp is FUN and will most likely be the best hour of your day.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Phoenixville Weight Loss Challenge Starting January 4th

Who: Anyone interested in losing weight, having a fun competition and possibly being the Biggest LOSER?

Why: Get on track with your New Year's resolution to get healthy in 2010!!!!!!

When: Challenge Starts MONDAY January 4th 7PM. Meets once a week for 12weeks

Where: Meets in Phoenixville, 19460

Call Heather Craig: 610-283-9368 to pre-register and for location, space is filling up.