August 15, 2013 |
After three years of talks, the Phoenixville Area School District and its teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement that they hope to formalize by Sept. 30. Officials from both groups declined to discuss terms of their one-year agreement. The district's head of operations, Stan Johnson, said he believed Phoenixville's contract standoff was among the longest ever in Chester County, and both sides said they were relieved it was over. "It's an accomplishment on the part of both sides - to go through that long list of items and work toward resolving what were in some cases some pretty deep opinions and positions," he said.
July 12, 2013 |
If there was ever any question about the celebrity cachet of the amorphous red mass that devoured Chester County residents in the 1958 sci-fi classic The Blob, then the Phoenixville Dogwood Festival parade should leave no doubt. Former Gov. Ed Rendell was scheduled to be the grand marshal in 2003. He canceled at the last minute. So, the Blob stepped in. The two gallons of red silicone that terrified millions was carried in a can by owners Wes and Judi Shank as the Delaware County couple rode down the street in a convertible.
March 27, 2013
Baseball CATHOLIC LEAGUE Father Judge 8, Roman Catholic 3 NONLEAGUE Eastview (MN) 18, Penn Charter 8 William Tennent at Norristown, ppd. Softball NONLEAGUE Christopher Dock 18, Morrisville 6 Boys' Lacrosse SUBURBAN ONE AMERICAN Upper Dublin 7, Wissahickon 3 Upper Merion 20, Norristown 5 Plymouth Whitemarsh 8, Upper Moreland 4 NONLEAGUE Downingtown East 10, Springfield (D) 7 Radnor 9, Pennsbury 3 Lower Merion 13, West Chester East 3 Bishop Shanahan 12, Perkiomen Valley 3 St. Joseph's Prep 9, Conestoga 8 (2 OT)
February 21, 2013 |
Merion Mercy basketball coach Rob Baxter said he is happy his team does not have to go back to Villa Joseph Marie. But it's not for a lack of success. Sophomore guard Caroline Corzel scored 17 points and knocked down a pair of three-pointers to lift Merion Mercy at Villa Joseph Marie, 43-34, Tuesday in the first round of the District 1 Class AAA playoffs. It's Merion Mercy's third victory in 15 days at Villa Joseph Marie. The Golden Bears had won a Catholic Academies regular-season game on Feb. 4 and a play-in game on Feb. 9. "It was a little bit of an advantage," Baxter said.
January 15, 2013 |
It was a moment to note when Leo J. Scoda told Phoenixville Borough Council on Tuesday - the day after his 71st birthday - that he would not seek reelection later this year to a fifth four-year term as mayor. This is a year for milestones for Scuda, who is marking his 50th anniversary as tennis coach at Phoenixville High School, a job he took when he became a science teacher in 1963. That was the fall that he moved to town, after earning a bachelor's in biology at Pennsylvania State University.
January 13, 2013 |
Plymouth Whitemarsh's Anthony McKie scored his 1,000th career point Saturday. He had to work doubly hard for it, too. McKie, a senior guard, thought he had reached the milestone in the second quarter when he made a layup, but an offensive goaltending call wiped out the points. The home crowd didn't have to wait long, though. A few possessions later, McKie drained a 15-foot, running jumper from the left baseline. Cameron Johnson went on to score his only two points on free throws with seven seconds left to seal the Colonials' 50-47 nonleague win over Church Farm.