She’s seen a thousand towns give revitalization a shot, but Phoenixville was one of the few that caught her eye. After 25 years of touring the nation, singer and songwriter Dar Williams is offering her perspective of what makes a small town thrive. In “What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities,” Williams sings the praises of Phoenixville and seven other communities, particularly their ability to rally neighborhood support for ambitious projects, according ... View Article
New White Paper from Express Identifies 10 Places to Grow the Workforce During Low Unemployment Includes Recommendations for Employers and Policymakers Express Experts Weigh In _____________________ Malvern, PA, 9/5/2017 – Express Employment Professionals released a new white paper offering 10 places to grow the workforce at a time of low unemployment. With unemployment hitting new lows and job openings hitting new highs, finding workers can be a near-impossible task for some employers. To grow the workforce, policymakers and employers need ... View Article
Adult Mental Health First Aid is a new public education program designed to teach everyday citizens the skills to help another person who is struggling with a mental health concern or crisis. Participants will: Learn risk factors, warning signs and the impact of mental health concerns Practice the Mental Health First Aid action plan Learn local resources for mental health and substance use treatment Receive a comprehensive, user-friendly 138-page manual & certification Phoenixville Hospital—Conference Room 826 ... View Article
Phoenixville: Stop a minute and look around you…every community has someone who goes above and beyond when it comes to giving of their time and helping others. Maybe it is a co-worker, a neighbor, a friend, or even a relative. Maybe they are older and have been giving a long time; maybe they are younger and learning the joys of giving … or anywhere in between. For the 17th year in a row, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation has been ... View Article
The Chester County Planning Commission launched a Landscapes3 photo contest to highlight the county’s greatest asset: people. The Planning Commission is seeking photos of people who live, work, visit, or play in Chester County. The photos can focus on people in several different settings, including businesses, homes, downtowns, public community events, and outdoors, among others. To view the rules and submit a photo, click here: http://ow.ly/ZOpu30eJ2d4. The contest, “Putting a Face on Chester County,” ends at noon Oct. 13.