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Phoenixville district agrees to retest neighbor’s well water

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

Bewitched!: ‘Fangtastic,’ healthy Halloween meals

What’s scarier than a zombie, ghost or vampire? A hungry kid who wants to devour every piece of Halloween candy. So before the little goblins hit the streets, fill their bellies with a hauntingly healthy dinner they’ll love. ...

By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|


  • Opinion

    The Historian: More about cabbage

    It’s safe to say that in bygone years everyone who had a little ground cultivated a vegetable garden. Not only country folk, but many town dwellers had a fenced back yard garden, often a chicken pen, and maybe even a pig or two.

    By Robert Wood|

  • Opinion

    welcome to my world: Pennsylvania’s ‘Greene Country’

    “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer “I think that I shall never see

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • News

    WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 26 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.


  • Opinion

    Think about it: The cut flower culture

    “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”— Peter Drucker


  • News

    THE YANKEE CHEF: ‘Tis the season for some apple cider donuts

    These truly are fantastic, cake-like donuts (yes, DONUTS, not DOUGHNUTS) that almost have you welcoming the fall weather to come. A word of note, if you are using an electric mixer of any kind, add another ¾ cup flour. I also use Alpine brand cider mix, but any brand will do.

    By Jim Bailey The Yankee Chef |

  • Sports

    SAXTON: Pair of Kings: Petty worth appreciating even more after Palmer’s passing

    Richard Petty and Arnold Palmer have done more for their sports than anyone else I can think of. Petty is referred to as “The King” in NASCAR stock car racing and Arnold Palmer, who passed away just recently, was referred to as “The King” in professional golf. He was not the greatest golfer but he was the best at promoting the game of golf just as Richard Petty continues to be.

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Spay & save: Ernie needs a loving home

    My name is Ernie, and some bad people severely hurt my tail. The nice people at Spay and Save rescued me and arranged for surgery to have my tail removed since it was so badly damaged. According to the doctor I am ready for a new home. Even after all of that I am sweet, loving and still trust humans. Can you please take me home and love me so no one will ever hurt me again?


  • Entertainment

    Fleetwood Community Theatre presents ‘Love, Sex and the IR$’ through Oct. 30

    Love and laughter take the stage when Fleetwood Community Theatre presents “Love, Sex and The IR$,” by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore, Oct. 20 through Oct. 30.

    Fleetwood Community Theatre |

  • Entertainment

    Colonial Cooking Workshop at Pottsgrove Manor set for Nov. 5-6

    Learn about colonial hospitality at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6, during “At Table with Mrs. Potts: A Georgian Dining Experience.” Historic foodways expert Niel V. de Marino will be on site focusing on the foods and dining experience of a colonial household like that of the Potts family.


  • Entertainment

    Playcrafters present ‘The Hollow’ by Agatha Christie

    A classic English country home outside of London in the 40s is the setting of Playcrafters’ next stage play, “The Hollow,” first written as a novel in 1946 by the brilliant and famed queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.

    By Mary Cantell For Playcrafters|

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