What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Comedy Appreciation Night Rings in the New Years at PJ Ryans

This Thursday night, PJ Ryan's Pub will be hosting a Comedy Appreciation Night showcasing local and national comedians.

PHILADELPHIA AREA COMICS CONVENE TO BRING IN NEW YEAR!

Continuing in the tradition of hubs outside of comedy meccas such as Los Angeles and New York, the Philadelphia comedy scene continues to grow and gain national recognition. On January 3, 2013, nationally recognized comedian Chris Coccia brings together some of the areas best talent - from award winning, recognized comics such as Chris Rich to up and coming talents like LaTice – both of whom have been on The View.

“We have been growing the talent scene right here in Phoenixville by showcasing Comedy Nights the first Thursday of every month at PJ Ryan’s Pub. Our Comedy Appreciation Night on January 3 is going to be awesome – we have some of the funniest comics around joining us like John Kensil, Chip Chantry and Vince Valentine – just to name a few,” explains Coccia. “It’s exciting to see the momentum these shows have had both for the audience and the comics. We’re looking forward to a really fun evening.”

This year’s Comedy Appreciation Night at PJ Ryan's Pub features recognized local and national talent including host Chris Coccia, Chip Chantry, Chris Rich, LaTice, Marc Kaye, John Kensil, Jared Bilsky, Andy Nolan and Vince Valentine.

The laughs begin Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:00 P.M. You can find more information about this event at www.facebook.com/PJRyansComedy.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Oldies Dance This Saturday Night

This Saturday, December 29th, the Polish American Citizens Club will be hosting an Oldies Dance featuring the music of Shake, Rattle & Soul. The concert, which will be from 8-11pm, will feature hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s and the cover charge is just $5.

The Polish American Citizens Club is located at 328 High Street.

Shake, Rattle & Soul

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Local Business Spotlight: Well Living Thrift Store

Well Living Thrift Store is a family owned and operated thrift store located at 1228 Egypt Rd in Oaks. From their website:

We opened November 1st, 2012. Our goal is not to be another store in your neighborhood but we want to be connected to you personally. We want to know you by name, by face and become friends! If you have any questions you can email us, or even call us ANYTIME! We even listed our personal cellphone number for you to reach for any reason!

Currently we hold thousands of items in areas of Men and Women's Apparels, shoes, books, accessories, furnatures, gym equipments, Movies, dvds, cds, electronics, home equipments, antiques, artworks, collectables... there are just so much to list down I just have not enough time!

Between now and December 29th, Well Living will be holding a 50% off sale on everyting in the store. Hours are 10am-7pm Monday through Friday and 10am-6pm on Saturdays (they are closed on Sundays). For more information, visit them online at welllivingthrift.com or give them a call at (484)392-7032.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SCA Hosting Annual Holiday Luminaria This Saturday Night

The Schuylkill Canal Association will be hosting its annual Holiday Luminaria this Saturday, December 15th, from 6-9pm.
Come see the most spectacular light show of the holiday season, hundreds of luminary candles lining the towpath up to the house.

As if stepping back in time to a Dickens’ holiday scene, come inside to enjoy the beautifully decorated house, sing along with the joyful music played by Meadowlark and visit with Santa Claus between 6:30 & 7:30 PM with your little ones.

Partake in holiday treats and hot cider and join in with SCA as we toast our friends with best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

New to the Luminaria this year will be luminary bags, pre-assembled and ready to take home. These bags will be offered for a minimal donation of $1.00/bag; $5.00/6 bags. A SCA volunteer will be stationed outside the Locktenders House for those who wish to take advantage of this offer.

The Luminaria is cancelled only if there is a steady downpour of rain. The magnificent light display is even more mystical if there is a slight drizzle, misty fog or a few inches of snow truly creating a beautiful holiday scene.

All are welcome, a donation of $1 or more will be gladly accepted. Ample parking is available at Lock 60.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Ladies Night Out on Main Street

This Thursday, from 6-9pm, women are invited downtown for another Main Street Ladies Night Out:

It's time for another Main Street LNO! This time it's Holla-day Style!
Thursday December 13 from 6pm -9pm
All of your favorite Main Street businesses will open their doors, bottles of wine, and their discount bins for a night of shopping, eating, drinking and fun!
Also, we will be giving out "Wish Lists" that you can fill out in each shop, then pass along to your guy (we all know they need help!)

Also, to give those guys a leg up, we are hosting a Main Street Guy's Shopping Night on December 20! We'll give them beer, chips, free gift wrapping, free advice, and we'll play nothing but Led Zep, Motley Crue and Guns N Roses to make sure they're comfortable! Tell all your friends husbands! 6pm-9pm

For more info check out the facebook event page or call LuLu Boutique at 610-933-1852

Visit the Camphill Kimberton Craft Shop for Holiday Gifts

Gabrielle Beratan works at her tabletop loom in Camphill Kimberton’s weavery.
The Camphill Village Kimberton Hills Craft Shop is a unique and wonderful place to do your holiday shopping. The shop features a wide range of one-of-a-kind items including woven, knitted and felted handmade crafts. Many items are made from recycled materials and all are handcrafted in the village workshops.

Other items available include teas and culinary herbs, grown in Camphill Kimberton’s Biodynamic Herb Garden; Stella Natura planting calendars; greeting cards; pottery and yarn.

The craft shop, located in the Kepler Building, is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After shopping, stop by the Camphill Café for lunch, located just a short walk from the shop. The café offers organic, homemade soups, sandwiches, entrees and desserts and is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gift certificates are available and you may also shop online at their Etsy store. To see samples of items for sale in the craft shop, visit their Facebook page.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Chester County's Wyebrook Farm Offering One-of-a-kind Gift for the Holidays

This holiday season, farmer Dean Carlson is pleased to offer Farmer’s Gift Baskets of his fresh, humanely raised Beef, Pork and Poultry from Wyebrook Farm (150 Wyebrook Road, 610-942-7481). Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s annual gift guide, Farmer’s Gift Baskets are $75 for seven pounds of assorted fresh and cured meats from the farm, packed in a thermal bag and available for pick-up at the farm itself, as well as every Tuesday throughout December from downtown’s Green Aisle Grocery (1618 East Passyunk Avenue, 215-465-1411) and Cook (253 South 20th Street, 215-735-2665).

Guests who are interested in purchasing a Farmer’s Gift Basket, either as the foundation for an entire holiday season’s worth of meals or as a thoughtful and unusual gift for cooks and food lovers, should email info@wyebrookfarm.com for more information. Customers can also view Wyebrook’s complete product and price list on their website and then order their meats from info@wyebrookfarm.com.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Firebird Festival Returns this Saturday

Phoenixville's Ninth Annual Firebird Festival will be held this Saturday, December 8th. The town wide celebration kicks off at 3:30 with several local businesses opening their doors for various Firebird themed events and culminates with the buring of the Phoenix at 8pm. Last year's event drew an estimated 6000 people and this year, with the new more convenient location of the firebird, promises to be even larger.

For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit firebirdfestival.com.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Complimentary Lunch N Learn Event: “How to Transform Your Website into a Sales Machine” on Thursday, December 13th

Small business owners and leaders in and around the Steel City are invited to attend a FREE event Thursday, December 13th from 12:00-1:00pm at the Royal Bank America building (808 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville). Carolyn Frith of Carolyn Frith Marketing will present “How to Transform Your Website into a Sales Machine.” In a lively, interactive session you’ll gain actionable information to kick-start your online marketing. This includes how to get found on the web, engage visitors on your website, capture leads, and nurture and convert those leads into clients. Hosted by Royal Bank America and Wealthmark Financial Services, this event is just one of the popular monthly Small Business Series which continues throughout the year. Free light lunch, learning and networking! RSVP by calling 610.933.1195 or by going to http://phx-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1. Wealthmark Financial Services, LLC, 808 Valley Forge Rd, Ste 104, Phoenixville, PA 19460, 610.400.1111. Securities & Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

Edgar Allan Poe Comes Alive at Phoenixville Public Library

Scott Craig Jones is Edgar Allan Poe in a one-man show to be presented at Phoenixville Public Library on Thursday, December 6 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Poe reminisces about his life – and death – and performs eight of his masterworks, including The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenixville Public Library and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 610-933-3013 x32 or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Kiwanis Club's Annual Holiday Parade Being Held This Friday

K-Kids from Barkley Elementary School assemble to march in the 2011 parade
The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville will be holding its annual Holiday Parade in Phoenixville on “First Friday”, December 7, 2012 beginning at 7:00 PM. The parade route has been changed from prior years. This year’s parade will begin at the Justice Building on Bridge Street and continue on Bridge Street ending at Starr Street.

Santa Claus will arrive with the help of the Phoenixville Area High School Marching Band. The parade line-up also includes a Mummers string band, several floats from area civic and service groups. Area fire companies participate with decorated fire engines as they compete for the “Best Decorated Fire Engine” award. Approximately 25 children’s characters will also be in the parade.

The annual Phoenixville Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will take place at approximately 8:30 at the corner of Bridge and Main Streets. Afterwards, Santa will move to his house located at the Kiwanis Children’s Plaza on Bridge Street.