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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Early opening for Phoenixville's Gay Street Bridge

PennDOT has announced an Oct. 16, 2009 opening for the Gay Street Bridge in Phoenixville. More information to come in The Phoenix.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Valley Forge volunteer Fire Company Yard Sale

The Valley Forge volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary Yard sale will be held on Saturday October 3 from Time 8 a.m. to 1p.m. at 630 Valley Park Road in Valley Forge. For more info call 610-935-9930 or register on the web at

Phoenixville Arts Stroll

Phoenixville is becoming known for its emerging arts and entertainment scene. Currently, the downtown area is home to four distinct art studio’s including Phoenix Village Art Studio, Diving Cat Studio & Gallery, Luttmann Studios, and the Upstairs Studio Artists. The Historic Phoenixville Arts Stroll, to be held this Saturday (10/3/09) will feature these four studios and a collection of guest artists and musicians along the eighteen stops of the stroll. The stroll will start at the Phoenix Village Art Center, founded in 2004, where guests can pick up a detailed brochure of the stroll. Eighteen area businesses are participating by allowing artists and/or musicians to use their storefronts to showcase their talent. The Phoenixville Area Business Association’s events committee collaborated with Maryann Worrell, local artist and art instructor in finding unique artists to showcase in the stroll. Jane Tucker of Steel City Coffee House and Iron Town Productions brought in musicians from a variety of genre’s to perform at various stops on the stroll, including The Flying Mango’s (A Latin-Caribbean fusion trio) and Spirit Wing (A Native American Duo) among others. The event will start at 3:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM, but participants can start the stroll at any time and any pace. Some stops on the stroll include new businesses, Gould Frame at 4 Main Street and Twisted Leaf Cigars at 153 Bridge Street. Full listings of artists and musicians who will be participating in the stroll are listed on the PABA calendar at

Dinniman to hold Spring City Town Hall Meeting

WEST CHESTER -- State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, October 3, at 10 a.m. at the Grace Assembly of God in Spring City to discuss budget, education, transportation and other state issues with residents.

"I know that many local residents have questions and concerns about the state budget and how it will affect their lives and their families. These meetings are an excellent way to keep in touch with my constituents and their views," Dinniman said.

Dinniman has been extremely active in Spring City and the surrounding area, encouraging the Commonwealth to invest in local parks, community and veterans programs and emergency services. Most recently, he worked to secure 96 acres of open space for East Vincent Township.

The meeting is open to the public, but seating is limited.

For more information, contact Jon Ewald at 610-692-2112, or e-mail

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Horse Power for Life's 2nd Annual Cancer Walk

CANCER WALK on October 24

Horse Power for Life, a non-profit organization in Chester county that provides horsemanship programs to families living with cancer, will be hosting its 2nd Annual Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 24th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm at Warwick County Park located at 191 County Park Road in Pottstown. Join us for a walk through the beautiful shaded trails and picnic in the covered pavilion. The day will include a provided lunch and beverage, raffle prizes, face painting, "paint a horse shoe" activity and two playgrounds. Dogs and horses welcome and dogs will receive a pink Horse Power bandana. Cost is $10.00 per person, $5.00 for children under 12 yrs, and children under 2 yrs free. Payment is due at entrance the day of walk.
100% of all money raised will go back into the organization so we can continue to provide services to families living with cancer. Please call Shiree Radie at (484) 341-8393 for addition information.
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