IN Phoenixville Area Fall 2017 - Page 3

CONTENT IN Community is a publication dedicated to representing, encouraging and promoting the Phoenixville area and its comprising municipalities by focusing on the talents and gifts of the people who live and work here. Our goal is to provide readers with the most informative and professional regional publication in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. fall 2017 14 A Safe Place on the Journey Home St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter celebrates 30 years! 17 Special Section: The Changing Face of Education The future looks bright for our students—and not just from the glow of their smartphones. As educators work to incorporate new methods for teaching, students are adapting to new methods of learning. 67 Special Section: Senior Care Moving your aging parent into an assisted living facility is never an easy choice. departments 2 8 12 26 44 52 60 72 From the Publisher IN the Loop: What’s News in Phoenixville Area IN Events: Blobfest 2017 Phoenixville Area School District News Schuylkill Township News East Pikeland Township News Community Pages IN the Know: Phoenixville Polska sponsored content Industry Insights 6 Real Estate: Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate – Jennifer Daywalt 10 Community Banking: Benchmark Federal Credit Union 21 Early Education: Kiddie Academy 22 STEM Careers in Manufacturing: Technical College High School 70 Eye Care Specialists: Phoenixville Eye Care Specialists 32 on the cover Students pictured (l to r): Carey Clineff, Courtney Clineff, Christopher Clineff, Caleigh Clineff, Connor Black, Omar Popsoy Yoc, Stella Nguyen and Ava Capaldi. See story on page 32. Photo by Joe Motzer, Phantom TV. Business Spotlights 13 Ramsey Health & Wellness 43 Recovery Centers of America 63 Suzanne Bender, Esquire 73 Colonial Gardens Professional Profile 62 Vallley Forge Eye Care Dining Out 64 Uncle B’s BBQ See page 4 Phoenixville Area | Fall 2017 | 1