What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Local Business Spotlight: Creative Capital Wealth Management Group

Creative Capital Wealth Management Group is a comprehensive wealth management firm committed to helping clients work toward their long-term financial goals. Their customized programs are designed to clients acquire, preserve, and transfer wealth by delivering a high level of personalized service and experience. . But don't just take their word for it, lots of others are talking about them too:

  • Featured in Philadelphia Magazine as a two year 5 Star Wealth Advisor*
  • Featured in Philadelphia Business Journal as a NABCAP Top Advisor*
  • Featured small business in Chester County Life magazine
  • NFL Players Association Registered Player Financial Advisor (one of only 270)

Frederick Hubler Jr., President of Creative Capital Wealth Management Group, was recently name one of Main Line Today's Top Financial Advisors for 2012.


*Five Star Wealth Managers do not pay a fee to be included in the research of the final list. The overall survey score reflects an average of all respondents and may not be representative of any one client's evaluation. – The NABCAP Premier Advisor designation is awarded after a comprehensive questionnaire is submitted and it is reviewed and evaluated based on a proprietary system. The information is objectively verified for accuracy and consistency and reviewed versus a long list of peers.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Phoenixville!

Wishing all of our readers a very Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Live Nativity this Sunday

For more than 20 years the Phoenixville Jaycees have organized a live nativity at Reeves Park featuring a reading of the nativity story from the reigning Dogwood Queen, carols sung by a local chorus and volunteer actors.

This years Live Nativity will be Sunday, December 18th at 6pm in Reeves Park.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Holiday Programs at Grace Valley Fellowship

Grace Valley Fellowship, which meets at the National Christian Conference Center (1485 Valley Forge Road), will be offering two special holiday programs.

The Promise: The Epic Story of an Ancient Hope featuring the Elegance String Quartet
Join us at 10:30am on Sunday, December 18th as we celebrate Christmas with carols and a story of hope for every person. The Promise traces God’s first word of hope to humanity across the pages of history, unfolding the hope of Christmas found in a child lying in a manger. The narration will be accompanied with dramatic visuals and music from special guests, The Elegant Quartet. We also have a fun, age-appropriate program available for your kids.

Christmas Eve Service 5:30 pm
This is a fun, family-friendly service designed to help busy families experience the joy, mystery, and hope of Christmas. You will get a chance to catch your breath and remember what Christmas is all about. Your kids will get some goodies & a chance to hear the Christmas story. We invite you make this part of your family’s Christmas.

Ladies Night Out December 12th

On Monday, December 12th, several local businesses are coming together to sponsor Ladies Night Out:
Bridge St. Chocolates, Charmed Spirits, Lush Consignment Boutique, Best Friends, Lulu's, Country Charm, LEO wedding decor, K&M trends, Jewelry by Megan and many more of your favorite local stores and vendors will be at Ladies Night Out!

Ladies Night Out is hosted by the Columbia Bar and Grille on Monday, December 12th from 6:30 to 9p.m.

With a $20 admission fee, you will receive a cocktail of your choice, an appetizer buffet, and a chance to shop at all the wonderful stores under one roof.
So come on by with your girlfriends! This will be a fun filled evening!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Iron Works Church Hosting Neighborhood Cookie Decorating Party This Sunday

Join Iron Works Church for this year's Neighborhood Cookie Decorating Party!

They’ll have everything you need to decorate yummy holiday cookies and meet some of your neighbors. Drop in any time from 2-5pm on December 11th at the Franklin Commons Bistro (400 Franklin Ave). In addition, they will have pizza at 5:30pm and neighborhood caroling at 6pm. All are welcome, and the event is 100% free of charge.

For more information, please visit www.ironworkschurch.org.

Phoenix #1 Fire Station Hosting Holiday Craft Show This Saturday

The Phoenix #1 Fire Station is having a Holiday Craft Show on Saturday December 10th from 10am to 5pm. The firehouse is located at 177 Church Street. If you are interested in being a vendor or would like additional information, please contact LouAnn Allen
at 610-716-7031.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Pepperoncini Offering Feast of the Seven Fishes and New Year's Eve Menus

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas tradition that Pepperoncini (184 Bridge Street, Phoenixville; 484-924-8429) celebrates every Christmas Eve. This wonderful feast (see menu below) will be offered to take home and be shared with family and friends. Whatever your background may be, celebrate this tradition from Pepperoncini's home to yours. Pick up is available from 11:00am - 5:00pm on Christmas Eve. Call now to place your order in Phoenixville 484-924-8429 or Conshohocken 610-941-7783.

Celebrate New Year's Eve old-school with a traditional Italian feast at Pepperoncini. Chef's Paul DiBona and Tommy DeFruscio have created an a la carte menu (see below) that will not disappoint. Dinner will be served from 5:00pm - 10:00pm with open seating. At midnight, guests can enjoy complimentary champagne and a light buffet. And in the tradition of "out with the old and in with the new," Pepperoncini will smash dinner plates once the ball drops! Call to reserve your table now in Phoenixville 484-924-8429 or Conshohocken 610-941-7783.

In the spirit of the holiday season, purchase a Pepperoncini gift card for a friend and receive a gift card valued at 20% of the purchase price for you. Minimum purchase of $25 required.

Upcoming Events at Congregation B'nai Jacob

Congregation B'nai Jacob is hosting several events over the next few months.

  • December 9, February 24, and March 23 - Join CBJ for a special kid-friendly family Shabbat service, followed by a buffet-style dinner. Services start at 6:30pm and are free of charge.
  • Hanukkah Class December 18th - Are you the parent of preschoolers who want to learn more about the Festival of Lights? Join CBJ for a parent/child Hanukkah class filled with crafts, stories, and songs. 9:00-10:30am. Cost is $10. Please RSVP to the synagogue office (cbjoffice@verizon.net)
  • Women's Spirituality Group December 18th - Come mingle with Jewish women of all ages and discuss issues of faith. Explore different ways to tap into our spiritual selves. 7-9pm. Bring a candle and small snack to share (dairy/parve).
  • January 8 'Fiddler on the Roof' - In honor of the synagogue's 100th year celebration, Congregation B'nai Jacob is sponsoring a special screening of the classic "Fiddler on the Roof" at the historic Colonial Theater in Phoenixville on Sunday, January 8, 2012 @2PM. Come enjoy the story and music we all know and love, the way it was meant to be seen -- on the big screen. Tickets are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for students and seniors and $5.00 for children. Directions to the theater are at http://www.thecolonialtheatre.com

Unless otherwise noted, the above events will be held at Congregation B'nai Jacob which is located at the corner of Starr and Manavon Streets. For more information, visit them at congbj.org or give them a call at 610-933-5550.

Friday, December 02, 2011

St Ann's Prep Hosting Toy Drive This Sunday

St. Ann 4th-6th grade PREP students and Second Chance Toys, an organization that rescues and recycles unwanted toys for needy children, have teamed up to celebrate the “season of giving” by collecting your clean, gently used plastic toys and donating them to organizations that serve children in need.

When: Sunday, December 4th
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm (please join us for an Advent Service at 4pm)
Where: St. Ann Chapel, 602 Main St, Phoenixville PA
What: PLASTIC TOYS, CLEAN, NO MISSING PARTS, BATTERIES WORK

*Clean out the toy closet this holiday season and make room for new ones!
*Help keep these non-biodegradeable toys out of our landfills!
*Give your children the opportunity to learn about the importance of giving!

Toys will be delivered courtesy of 1-800-GOT-JUNK.

Thanks from St. Ann PREP program and Second Chance Toys for providing a gift of happiness this holiday season and for doing your share to save the environment.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

SCA Hosting Annual Holiday Luminaria on December 10th

On Saturday, December 10, the Schuylkill Canal Association will be hosting their annual Holiday Luminaria.
SCA invites you to the Holiday Luminaria, Saturday, December 10, 2011

Celebrate the holidays with the Schuylkill Canal Association as we invite you to join us for the Holiday Luminaria, on Saturday, December 10th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This magnificent holiday light show will be held along the Schuylkill Canal up to Lock 60 and the Locktender’s House in Mont Clare, PA, just across the river from Phoenixville.

See one of the most beautiful sights of the season as you observe the hundreds of luminary candles reflecting on the canal waterway. Towpath Road is lined with candles from the Mont Clare Bridge / Rt. 29, all the way to Lock 60 and surrounding the Locktender’s House. Beginning at dusk, the candles are lit for a spectacular display. If there is a mist or light snowfall the scene is even more beautiful.

The Locktender’s House; built in 1836, is decorated beautifully for the holidays with natural greens and ribbons under soft light throughout the house. Meadowlark, a husband and wife duo playing their fiddle and mandolin, strum soft holiday music inside the house for all to enjoy. And our special guest, Santa Claus, will come for a visit by way of a Mont Clare Fire Truck at 6:30 PM to visit with the children, hand out goodie bags and to spread some holiday cheer.

All are welcome to visit and partake in the festivities of the evening. Holiday treats and beverages will be shared with all as we toast our friends with best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

Come to enjoy the entire evening or just to see the beautiful candle light reflect along the canal and towpath. Ample parking is available at Lock 60, candles will light the way to the Locktender’s House and two handicapped spaces are available at the house.

No admission fee is charged however a $1 or more in donations will be gladly accepted. Only a steady downpour of rain cancels the event. The site address is: Lock 60 on the Schuylkill Canal, 400 Towpath Road, Mont Clare, PA 19453. For more information and directions, please call SCA at 610-917-0021, via email at info@schuylkillcanal.com, or visit the web at www.schuylkillcanal.org.

East Pikeland Elementary Hosting Home & School Holiday Shoppe This Saturday

This Saturday, from 10am-2pm, East Pikeland Elementary School, 1191 Hares Hill Road, will be hosting a Home & School Holiday Shoppe. There will be over 30 vendors & crafters, food for purchase and gift baskets up for raffle. Bring the children because Santa will be there too!

Parade, Tree Lighting on tap for First Friday

December's First Friday will feature the annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. The parade begins at 7pm (click here for parade route) with the tree lighting ceremony at 8.