Mont Clare, the little village out side of Phonexville, will come alive with Irish Music on June 4th , 5th and 6th on the picnic grounds of Saint Michael.
This event organized by the AOH Notre Dame Division will have three days of music, vendors, food and beverages. A great line up of entertainmenttt kicks off with a Ceili on Friday night with Tom Mchugh with Jim and Kevin McGillian. On Saturday gates open at 11:00 and Oliver McElone hits the stage at 12 noon followed by the very upbeat tunes of the Bogside Rouges and Wildwoods Irish Weekends favorite Paddy's Well.
Sunday morning will begin with an outdoor Mass with the Reverend Andrew McCormick and vocalist Sara Agnew. At 12 noon the music starts up again with the Misty Isle who are getting back together for this festival and to finish off the festival will be Celtic Spirit.
Over the weekend there will be Irish Dancers and Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums.
The festival will be rain or shine because of the pavilion that will also protect you from the sun. Bring a chair just in case and the cost in small. $5.00 for Friday and $7.00 for Saturday or Sunday.
All proceeds will go toward AOH charities that help support the community and those in need.
For more info and directions, visit the log onto the AOH Notre Dame Division web site at www.aohnd1.com
Over the next couple of months, three local businesses will be closing their doors. On Saturday, February 16th, Polka Dots will be closing their store at 246 Bridge Street. The shop, a women's clothing boutique, opened nearly two and a half years ago but has recently found business slow. --- Originally, (owner Susan) Randels said that the store was doing well, but that the momentum could not keep up. "The things that sold in Paoli didn't sell in Phoenixville," she said, adding that some customers thought that the store was too expensive or the sizing did not go high enough (size 12 being the highest size sold). "We tried everything." Randels also said that parking was an issue for many of her customers who could either not find spaces or did not feel safe parking behind the store. --- Polka Dots remains open until the 16th, with hours on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 610-935-5914. Clothing and s