What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rock & Roll After School Throwing Roof Top Concert June 3rd

On Friday, June 3rd, Rock and Roll After School will be throwing a free concert on the roof of Molly Maguires.

If you missed The Beatles famous rooftop concert in 1969, then you are getting a second chance! Come on out to see Rock & Roll After School’s rooftop concert, located conveniently on the balcony of Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant and Pub! Molly Maguire’s is located at 195 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460-3401 right where all of the Phoenixville First Friday action will be. There is free parking on Main Street, right across the street from Molly Maguire’s.

Visit their Facebook event page for more info.

Spring Mill Senior Living Hosting Senior Safety and Trauma Program

On Tuesday, June 7th, Spring Mill Senior Living will be hosting a Senior Safety and Trauma program.

Location: Spring Mill Senior Living
Event Title: Senior Safety and Trauma
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 7th at 2:30PM

Description:
Do you know when to call 911? Do you know how to identify the warnings signs of stroke and heart attack? These and many more topics will be covered by Paoli Hospital as they continue their Speaker’s Series at Spring Mill. Don’t miss this potentially life saving program!

Please R.S.V.P. by June 3rd. (610) 933-7675

Spring Mill Senior Living
3000 Balfour Circle
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company Hosting Family Night Under the Stars

On Friday, June 10th, Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting Family Night Under the Stars.

Featured Film: Disney Pixar's Happy Feet
Doors open @ 7:45pm, Movie Begins @ 8:15pm
Admissions $5 per Adult, $3 per Child
Refreshments Available!!
Bring your own chairs and blankets!

The event will be held at the Grove @ Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company, 630 Valley Park Road, Valley Forge, PA 19481.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yard Sales this Weekend

Check our Yard Sales page for info on area Yard Sales going on this weekend.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

60th Annual Dogwood Parade to Feature Horse Drawn Carriages, Past Queens

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. --- Horse-drawn carriages will transport 2011 Dogwood Queen Courtney Weiland and her court during the Phoenixville Jaycees’ Dogwood Parade on May 21, which will begin the commencement of the 60th annual Dogwood Festival.

The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and will also feature Philadelphia 76ers mascot Hip-Hop, Philadelphia Eagles’ mascot Swoop, marching and string bands, floats created by local groups and business, military groups and police and fire departments. Bands, classic automobiles, floats, fire companies and dance groups will be judged as they pass Reeves Park and awarded prizes at the parade’s conclusion. Judging is organized by Mike Solick.

The first Dogwood Parade was held in 1952 to honor Armed Forces Day, which was created August 31, 1949, and first celebrated on May 20, 1950. Armed Forces Day was created to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days and stemmed from the armed forces’ unification under one department – the Department of Defense.

The parade route will start at Franklin Commons on Franklin Avenue, pass through the 200 block on Bridge Street and then proceed up Main Street to 5th Avenue.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Station Bistro Hosting Annual Crawfish Boil/BBQ on May 22nd

The Station Bistro, 1300 Hares Hill Rd, Kimberton, will be hosting their annual Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 22nd.

The Bayou and the BBQ
Sunday, May 22nd 12–7pm (Sorry, no breakfast)

Authentic Crawfish Boil & Jambalaya
(Crawfish flown in Live from New Orleans)
(all you can eat!) incl. Coleslaw & a Bev.
($20 reservation deposit)

OR a BBQ Baby-Back Rib Dinner
incl. French Fries, Coleslaw & a bev. (1-full rack only)

Beer Tastings by Sly Fox
Just a taste – Still BYO for the event

PLEASE RSVP by Wed 5/18
Which Meal / How much Crawfish can you eat?
bistro@stationbistro.com or 610-933-1147

Reminders, Celtic Street Fair, Dogwood Festival and Restaurant Festival

Plenty going on in Phoenixville over the next week or so starting tomorrow with the 5th Annual Celtic Street Fair. The fair, which features live music, dancers, vendors and food will be held on the 200 block of Bridge Street from Fair will be held on the 200 block of Bridge Street and will run from 10am-5:30pm.

The Dogwood Festival will celebrating its 60th Anniversary when it begins on Monday. The annual celebration features rides and games for the entire family and is held from 6-10pm next Monday-Friday and from 12-10pm on Saturday at Reeves Park. Also on Saturday, the Dogwood Parade will make its way through town beginning at 1pm. For more information, visit phoenixvilledogwoodfestival.org.

Wrapping up the week, the first ever Phoenixville Restaurant Festival will be held next Saturday from 11am-6pm.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hipster Home Honored as Top 50 Retail Star

Hipster Home was recently name as a Top 50 Retail Star by Home Accents Today Magazine.
Hipster Home is honored for retailing excellence by Home Accents Today Magazine

May 4, 2011, Greensboro, N.C. – Hipster Home, owned by David Friday and Lindsay Herman, and located at 237 Bridge Street in Phoenixville, Pa., has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2011 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. The stores selected for the list have demonstrated that they operate successfully in their marketing areas, exhibit strength in merchandising, display and/or advertising, and have a positive presence in their local communities.

“The 2011 Retail Stars represent some of the best independent stores in the country,” said Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief. “In a harsh economic climate where mere survival has equaled success for many, this year’s Stars have faced down the challenges with innovation, creativity and fortitude. We salute these inspiring entrepreneurs, and as always, encourage everyone to support their own local businesses.”

The 50 Retail Stars feature, sponsored by Americasmart Atlanta, is published in the May 2011 issue of Home Accents Today. - Sue Dickenson (Home Accents Today Editor)

Congrats to David and Lindsay!

Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company Hosting Beef and Beer May 28th

On Saturday, May 28th, the Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a Beef and Beer. The event will be held in their Grove, located behind the fire house, from 5-9pm. For more information or for tickets, visit them at ValleyForgeFireCo.com.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Sand Castle Winery Coming to Phoenixville

From Downtown Phoenixville News:

Winery and gourmet food store "Taste" will soon be opening at 236 Bridge Street. The occupancy is the first step in re-securing a presence by the LCB in the downtown area. When the LCB store move to the suburban location members of the Main Street CDC and the restaurant community met with the LCB Board and asked that a specialty wine store be established in the downtown to help with BYOB restaurant trade in downtown Phoenixville. One of the conditions to establishing the store was the recruitment of a gourmet food store to be included in the same retail space as the LCB.

The last 3 years have been spent negotiating the deal to bring the store to the downtown. The LCB looked at a number of stores in the downtown and settled on a storefront, 236 Bridge. The first step in securing their participation was to get a signed lease with a Jose Garces style store to compliment the high end wine store similar to the one Garces has in the city of Philadelphia. Now that lease has been established the next step is to get the LCB approval to sublet some of the space.

"We have been working on this for a long time" , stated Manny DeMutis, "Now we have to seal the deal with the state but no matter what happens with the state Taste will be an asset tot he downtown."

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Caribou Village Neighborhood Yard Sale This Saturday

This Saturday, May 7th, Saturday, May 7, the Caribou Village Neighborhood will be hosting a HUGE Yard Sale. Visit our Yard Sale page for additional details.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

May & June Films and Special Events at the Colonial

The Colonial Theatre will be hosting a number of films and special events throughout the months of May and June. Beginning this Friday with the First Friday Fright Night screening of Maniac, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

The Colonial Theatre Announces Their Kids Summer Series Lineup

Throughout the months of July and August, The Colonial Theatre will be hosting their Kids Summer Series. Every Tuesday at 10:30am, the Colonial will feature either a movie or live performance sure to entertain your little ones.

Yellow Springs Farm Hosting Spring Native Plant Sale and Open House May 7th-8th and May 21st-22nd

Yellow Springs Farm will be hosting a Spring Native Plant Sale and Open House May 7th-8th and May 21st-22nd.

The event features over 200 species of native plants, including trees, shrubs, grasses, ferns, and flowers.

Don't miss the artisanal goat cheese tasting, and ever popular goat milk caramel sauces-- these sold out for the Holiday Season and were said to cause flash mobs in the kitchen!

Shop the native plant sale, view demonstration gardens around the Farm, and get free, expert advice on plant selection for your property.

Rain Barrels are on display - Order for your home and have your questions answered.

On Saturday May 7th - Special Wine Tasting with wines from Paradocx Vineyard

On Sunday May 22nd - Take a Family Bird Walk on the Farm with Jane Kirkland - 10am

Hours are from 10am-4pm each day and will be held rain or shine.

Watch a video from their Spring 2010 Open House.

For more information, visit their website at yellowspringsfarm.com or visit them on their Facebook page.