What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Iron Cross Athletics introduces ICA Kids

Iron Cross Athletics, home of CrossFit Phoenixville, is starting a kids program aptly called ICA Kids. The five week long session begins on Sunday, January 25th and is open to kids 7-12 years old. From their blog:

Finally! ICA Kids is coming in two weeks! ICA Kids sessions are taught in the same structured environment you’re used to and are led by Karen (Sarge). Each ICA Kids session is five weeks long, and classes are scheduled at 9am on Sundays.

Our first session will begin on Sunday, January 25th and will be offered to kids ages 7-12. Classes will be about 45 minutes in length, and during each class, we will warm up (usually by playing a game), complete a kid’s WOD, and finish by working on a skill.

The five week session costs $75, and space is limited to 10 kids, with a minimum of 4. If you have questions, contact Sarge. To sign up, talk to John or Nikki next time you’re at the gym.

Looking forward to kicking this off in the new year!

(Class dates are 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22)

For more information or to register, call 717-572-3994 or visit them on the web at iron-cross-athletics.com.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rapidough Pizza Pies kicking off The Year of the Pizza with a day-long party this Saturday

On Saturday, January 17, Rapidough Pizza Pies in the Providence Town Center, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, will host what they're calling a kick off to THE YEAR OF THE PIZZA.

"It's a new year and it's an opportunity for everyone to discover the best pizza ever," offers Nick Farrell, partner in the unique restaurant.

Rapidough Pizza Pies opened in April with a restaurant model boasting offerings that are better than fast. In fact, when customers enter Rapidough Pizza Pies, they build custom pies, delicious calzones and fresh salads on an easy-to-use iPad interface and they're enjoying delicious gourmet food about five minutes later.

"People appreciate fast but they also desire quality," adds Nick's brother, Tom Farrell. "We knew there was a way to deliver both and to do it with food that everyone loves."

People do love pizza and that's why Rapidough Pizza Pies– whose tagline is Best. Pizza. Ever. –decided to celebrate 2015 as The Year of the Pizza and to host a day-long party for the entire community.

The year-long tribute to pizza kicks off with a party on Saturday, January 17, that will include live music, food specials, special guests and a lot of surprises.

Special guests at The Year of the Pizza event include a local brewery and distillery. Sly Fox Brewing Company, Pottstown, PA, will offer samples of their beer and special pairings with Rapidough's seasonal pies and day-only creations. Manatawny Still Works, also headquartered in Pottstown, will be pouring samples from their portfolio of spirits and offering cocktail samples that pair with Rapidough's pies, salads and calzones. You do not want to miss these combinations of locally-owned brands all coming together in one fantastic event.

Live music will be provided by Sidney Joseph who was named Best Local Musician with National Potential by Main Line Today. Joseph fuses acoustic-based rock, R&B grooves, Latin rhythms and hip-hop attitude for a sound without boundaries and he will rip through dozens of popular songs new and old, keeping the party lively.

Besides the food specials and samples there will be other surprises and giveaways throughout the day.

Schedule of Events:
  • Manatawny Still Works: 1-4pm
  • Sly Fox Brewing Company: 3-5pm
  • Live Music: 2-6pm