The Colonial Theatre Was Issued This Challenge

The Colonial Theatre reopened its doors in May of 2017 after some expansion and renovation, and so far, the community has been nothing but supportive. In fact, an anonymous contributor has offered the newly established Association for the Colonial Theatre (or A-C-T) a matching grant challenge. If the Colonial can raise $100,000 by May 31st, the couple will donate a grant of the same amount. All the proceeds will go to the “Bank on the Arts” building campaign, which is the estimated 8-million-dollar project put in place to fund the 2017 renovations, and they’re continuing to look for support and growth. President of the A-C-T Marian Moskowitz said this in response to the grant challenge, “Aft

The Super Blue Blood Moon Is Coming

Prepare for an early start the morning of January 31st, so you can witness something that hasn’t been seen in 152 years. The convergence of three lunar phenomena, a super moon, a blood moon, and a blue moon, will all be in effect and visible to a lot of people in the US and around the world. For those who don’t know, lets break down what these terms mean. A super moon is at its closest point to the earth, and appears to be bigger than normal. NASA says it will look around 14% larger. A blood moon is another name for a total lunar eclipse, when the earth falls in between the sun and the moon, and the moon is completely inside the earth’s shadow. The sun’s light being scattered through the e

Rotary Club 6th Annual Spelling Bee

Its about that time again! The Rotary Club of Phoenixville is hosting its 6th annual spelling bee. This event will be taking place at the Phoenixville area middle school on Saturday, February 10, running from 9-3. This spelling bee will contain students from the middle school and various elementary schools, and give them a chance to compete in a non-athletic environment. This is also a fund-raising opportunity for the Rotary club, who have been active members in the community for over 90 years, providing humanitarian services, youth educational opportunities, and career advancement information, along with other useful endeavors set in place to benefit the community. All donations are welcome

Phoenixville Olympian Passes Away At 94

Horace Ashenfelter, a Phoenixville native who set a world record in the steeplechase at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland, died at 94 years on Saturday morning, Janurary 6th. His Olympic 3000m steeplechase victory was played up in the press because at the time the Cold War had just gotten under way and Ashenfelter was an FBI agent competing against a Russian. This race won him the Sullivan Award as outstanding amateur athlete of 1952! Ashenfelter has been honored by induction into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame and by having the indoor track at Penn State named after him. #Horace #Ashenfelter #Olympian

Phoenixville Mayor and Council Installation Ceremony

Tuesday, January 2nd was an exciting night for the community of Phoenixville! The Installation Ceremony of Phoenixville Mayor and Council members took place in a crowded Borough Hall. Mayor Peter Urscheler along with council members were sworn in as Judge Anthony Sarcione administered the Oath of Office. Mayor Urscheler had some opening remarks before the start of the meeting. It looks like Phoenixville will be in great hands over the next few years, congratulations to Mayor Urscheler and all the council members appointed!

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