Collegeville on Camera Days

Take a look at the photography submitted for Collegeville on Camera Days contest. From architecture, sculpture, landscapes and borough streets, the variety of images tells us much about the view of our home community behind the lens. Read More»


Chamber Award Honors Coach Thomas

Brian Thomas

Respected Ursinus College baseball coach, educator and community booster Brian Thomas is the recipient of the 2012 Marvin J. Lewis Community Service Award, from the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce. Read More»


Students Are Partners in New Local Farmer’s Market

Ursinus students have been in the forefront of the start up of the new Collegeville Farmer’s Market, a partnership with the community, which will open April 30. Students in Environmental Studies classes have prepared for the late April launch of the Market, a project of the Borough of Collegeville Main Street Program, which will provide locally grown, fresh food. Read More»


Grants Help Restore Clamer Hall Streetscape

Clamer Hall, one of Ursinus’ Main Street houses that has served as a dormitory since 1936, is the focus of improvements supported by two community-based grants: The State Farm Good Neighbors Curbside Appeal Program, and the Façade Challenge Program.

“This is a tremendous boost to that stately building and we hope, with the help of future grants, to continue the work by repointing the porch stone, replacing the front walk and steps, installing a period-appropriate porch light and landscaping,” said Andy Feick, Ursinus’ Director of Facilities.

The decorative fence and gates at the sidewalk have been restored and reinstalled. Authentic, radius wood porch railings are in production and will be installed this fall to enhance its appearance on Main Street (409 Main St.) This will also be beneficial to Collegeville borough’s Main Street Program as it continues to work toward enhancing the historic appearance of Main Street.

By Allison Cavanaugh 2013

 


Community Partnership Parade Winds through Collegeville

The Berman Museum of Art joined forces with the Collegeville community and nationally acclaimed group Spiral Q Puppet Theater to produce a successful Partnership Parade on Sunday, Nov. 7. The parade showcased the evolving partnership between the campus and the Collegeville community, facilitated in this project by the Berman Museum and expressed through community-based art. Read More»