The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville will holds its annual “Cereal with Santa” this Saturday morning (December 3rd) at the Phoenix Hook & Ladder No. 1 Firehouse on Church Street in Phoenixville. From 8am to noon, children and their parents can join Santa Claus for a breakfast featuring a variety of cereals and toppings. In addition to Santa Claus, several other “special guests” will be there. Face-painting and other children’s activities will also be part of the morning. Admission is $5 payable at the door.
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