Sign up today to take the Challenge! The Camphill Challenge bicycle ride is being held on Sunday, October 14, 2012. The event begins and ends at the Kimberton Waldorf School and offers 50, 25, and 10 miles routes as well as a one mile family fun ride to Beaver Farm where children can visit the farm animals. Proceeds benefit Camphill Soltane, Camphill Special School and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills: life sharing communities for children, youth, and adults with special needs. Rider amenities include: well stocked water stations with refreshments, SAG support, T-shirt, picnic lunch and musical entertainment. Many affordable sponsorship opportunities are available. On-line registration is open now open at http://www.camphillchallenge.org/ or for additional information please contact Bernadette Kovaleski at email@example.com or 610.935.8660.
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