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CSL Behring employees Mark Ridge and Karen Etchberger present a $30,000 donation to Freedoms Foundation President Michael DiYeso.  Photo: Bob Byrne
Bob Byrne January 27, 2014 at 05:45 am
There are many,many private properties within Valley Forge National Historical Park. The FreedomsRead More Foundation AT Valley Forge is privately owned.
Bud Horenci January 27, 2014 at 01:17 pm
While the freedoms Foundation is is Valley Forge/Schuylkill Township.......it is NOT within theRead More Valley Forge Park boundaries.
harryfinster January 27, 2014 at 10:20 pm
george washington would cry in his beer if he saw how bad the philadelphia area has become ,out westRead More we consider pa part of the old world
Gil Zimmerman November 13, 2013 at 04:29 pm
You know that, Joe! A screenwriter's fabrication, indeed. Sort of like Kwanzaa, which if you dropRead More the last 'a' you can spend in Uganda, and as a holiday was thought up after an excellent night smoking something funny...at least that's one rumor! We really should be celebrating the birth of Jesus sometime around the end of March, but we would offend the Romans (their ancestors perhaps) who are hip to the Ides of March. We'd be ticking off the Jewish folks because it would cause conflicts with their holidays and what would we do with the Easter Bunny business? Think about the impact on Hallmark! I don't know much about Islamic holidays but in another year or two they will probably be forced on your politically correct school districta so we'll hear about that soon enough and you can be there will be conflicts with everyone's holidays when that hits the fan. The only change I'd like to see for the Firebird Festival is mandatory baths. Last year it was pretty ripe upwind from some of the participants. Was Phoenixville rationing water? Maybe they need that 'raindrop therapy'? I'll donate soap.
Gil Zimmerman November 13, 2013 at 04:31 pm
You know that, Joe! A screenwriter's fabrication, indeed. Sort of like Kwanzaa, which if you dropRead More the last 'a' you can spend in Angola, and as a holiday was thought up after an excellent night smoking something funny...at least that's one rumor! We really should be celebrating the birth of Jesus sometime around the end of March, but we would offend the Romans (their ancestors perhaps) who are hip to the Ides of March. We'd be ticking off the Jewish folks because it would cause conflicts with their holidays and what would we do with the Easter Bunny business? Think about the impact on Hallmark! I don't know much about Islamic holidays but in another year or two they will probably be forced on your politically correct school districta so we'll hear about that soon enough and you can be there will be conflicts with everyone's holidays when that hits the fan. The only change I'd like to see for the Firebird Festival is mandatory baths. Last year it was pretty ripe upwind from some of the participants. Was Phoenixville rationing water? Maybe they need that 'raindrop therapy'? I'll donate soap.
Gil Zimmerman November 13, 2013 at 04:32 pm
You know that, Joe! A screenwriter's fabrication, indeed. Sort of like Kwanzaa, which if you dropRead More the last 'a' you can spend in Angola, and as a holiday was thought up after an excellent night smoking something funny...at least that's one rumor! We really should be celebrating the birth of Jesus sometime around the end of March, but we would offend the Romans (their ancestors perhaps) who are hip to the Ides of March. We'd be ticking off the Jewish folks because it would cause conflicts with their holidays and what would we do with the Easter Bunny business? Think about the impact on Hallmark! I don't know much about Islamic holidays but in another year or two they will probably be forced on your politically correct school districta so we'll hear about that soon enough and you can be sure there will be conflicts with everyone's holidays when that hits the fan. The only change I'd like to see for the Firebird Festival is mandatory baths. Last year it was pretty ripe upwind from some of the participants. Was Phoenixville rationing water? Maybe they need that 'raindrop therapy'? I'll donate soap.
Carol Berger, PACS Executive Director; Amy Smith, President of the Board of Directors; Lois Gould, Mary McGown, and Ed and Denise Wisneski.  Photo Courtesy: PACS
Christa October 17, 2013 at 09:36 am
This is such a wonderful event. Great soup, and it helps to benefit families in our - some that youRead More probably know - and benefits a great organization (PACS) Keep up the great work!
Lynette Gray October 17, 2013 at 10:18 am
Sorry to see this event won't be held downtown this year, but I am happy for PACS that it has grown,Read More and I can't wait to add another beautidully crafted bowl to my collection.
Average Citizen October 18, 2013 at 10:25 am
Great event for a great cause. People still don't truly understand the hunger and poverty that stillRead More exists in Phoenixville.
Average Citizen September 24, 2013 at 03:19 pm
Ed, Jenny may be a little "stiff" but BD sounds like a straight up nutcase. Hey man, doRead More what makes you happy...you want to stand around and watch this thing burn, go ahead. You want to stay at home instead, cool. Live and let live. If if helps brings some money to the town, I'm fine with it even though I don't get it and won't be attending. As the other guy said, it is still a free country so do what you want but keep the religion and "pagan" nonsense out of the discussion. Peace.
Ike September 24, 2013 at 06:06 pm
I dont really care for this , its kinda goofy if you ask ,me.But alot DO. Which is good for theRead More town . LOTS and lots and peeps come for this. B.B AND JENNY ,,, WHAT THE HHECK ARE YA TALKING ABOUT?? THIS AINT GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH PAGANS OR THE CHURCH.... Average Citizen HAS MADE A GREAT POINT ,,, ,, ABOUT STAIGHT UP NUTS CASES... Oh and further more ,I CANT WAIT FOR THIS FOOD FEST. MY KIND OF THING.. HOPE WE CAN GET ALOT MORE TRUCKS. IN OTHER CITIES THESE FOOD TRUCKS ARE BETTER THE THE RESTERANTS.... PAGANS ??????? THAT SOME WACKO THING
harryfinster September 24, 2013 at 09:54 pm
whenever i hear of phoenixville i think of nazi's ,which was a pagan movement controlled by extremeRead More ritual such as bonfires and book burnings
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RAY LISIEWSKI September 4, 2012 at 01:56 pm
WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF YOUNG ADULTS. IF YOU HAVE NEVER VISITED THE VFCC CAMPUS TREAT YOURSELF . TAKERead More A WALK . THE STUDENDS ARE POLITE AND WELCOMING.A BREATH OF FRESH AIR IN TODAYS WORLD.
Karen August 14, 2012 at 01:22 pm
Congratulations on a job well done, Bobby!
. August 14, 2012 at 01:49 pm
Nice...
Mi August 14, 2012 at 02:09 pm
So so so glad to have been a part of this amazing event!!! Lots of happy pups n kits ahead!!!
Sandie Rabena August 16, 2012 at 04:49 pm
So happy to hear about more murals!!! The town of Phoenixville desperately needs to embrace theRead More imperatives of aethetics to move forward, particularly in our downtown district! And PS: Stricter building codes that would not allow and/or fine building owners for failing to maintain buildings in our downtown district would be even greater progress! The APPALLING lack of building maintenace on some of the buildings that dot our downtown is downright embarrassing.
LocalGirl August 17, 2012 at 03:45 pm
The local True Value VERY graciously tinted paint we donated for FREE. Thank you, True Value!!!Read More btw, when I was there, they didn't have any EXTERIOR paint on their reject shelf, I looked...was willing to buy....it was all just interior paint.
Nemo Wine August 26, 2012 at 10:08 am
now that i've seen the mural on the Barto Pools building, well, it's an eyesore.
Sandra Stotler June 26, 2012 at 05:24 pm
William and I would like to thank all of the Phoenixville businesses who supported our Alex'sRead More Lemonade Stand by donating items for the raffles: Petrucci's, Sal's Pizza Box, Taste, Heidi Sue Variety, Water World, Brown's Cow, Strawberry Fields, Colonial Theatre, Markie's, and Dairy Queen. Thanks also to Rita's Water Ice for supplying cups and coupons :) And thanks to eveyone who came out to Saint John's Lutheran Church to try their hand at the raffles, enjoy some lemonade and cookies, and support the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation! William's goal was $100. The final amount raised was $726.68 and we were honored to present the checks to Jay Scott at the foundation office last week. Jay is the father of Alexandra ("Alex") Scott, the founder of the foundation. There are various events happening throughout the summer and fall supporting pediatric cancer. September is pediatric cancer awareness month, go GOLD! I hope others will try to get involved and support great local causes that exist to spread awareness and help in the fight to find cures for childhood cancer! If my 8 year old can do it, so can we all :)
Nicholas Staich June 9, 2012 at 01:46 pm
I agree with both Ed and Michael here. Ed is correct regarding providing a creative outlet toRead More lessen the degree and occurrence of graffiti. The artists are going to express themselves, why not provide them a canvas so it is a little more controlled. Michael is also spot on, and we had discussed as much last week. I believe that the victims (property owners) should not be fined, as this is adding offense to injury. It would be a detestable policy that would not help quell the problem (since the artist is never held accountable) and further isolates the victims by requiring a quick response to an event outside of their control. Foisting the burden of cleanup on the victims is not the best way to proceed in this matter, though it may be convenient. The property owners most certainly could be expected to notify the borough within 24 hours after a graffiti has been found, and the borough could photograph then compile this information to analyze patterns and trends in distribution, execute prompt removal of the blight, and measure the monetary impact the graffiti is having which would become relevant in court at the time of a conviction once a suspect is apprehended. Property owners should not have the onus to remove graffiti unless they so desire. CONTINUED...
Nicholas Staich June 9, 2012 at 01:48 pm
If the removal of graffiti is a priority it should be a VOLUNTARY action of a property owner (albeitRead More property owners should be concerned with their property values and overall image of the borough, particularly their specific contribution) but a MANDATORY action of the borough. The "tags" should be removed, preferably in short order after their discovery, but unfortunately such a function would fall to the borough if a zero tolerance policy for graffiti were initiated. The policy would put the onus on the borough to remove the blight expediently and focus more on the apprehension of the individual(s) responsible. This is in line with the expectations of citizens regarding the borough's aesthetics, the responsibilities of parties involved, and the recognition of graffiti's criminality.
Tom Sunnergren June 9, 2012 at 02:51 pm
Not sure if everybody saw this, but Ed Roper fleshed out the mural idea hereRead More http://phoenixville.patch.com/blog_posts/worried-about-graffiti-fight-bad-art-with-good. An interesting read.
Tom Sunnergren June 5, 2012 at 08:53 pm
Dan's family is still less than a quarter of the way to their fundraising goal. You can go hereRead More http://www.giveforward.com/dollarsfordaniel to help out.
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