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spay and save: “Kittens! All sizes, shapes and colors! |Jul 15, 2018

So many tabby kittens, all rescued from the streets or dangerous situations and need loving, forever homes. Contact Spay and Save via Facebook or our website at spayandsave.org to fill out an adoption application and to locate our adoption locations or call 610-277-6187.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish festival returns Aug. 22-25 |Jul 13, 2018

Limerick >> The 10th annual St. Teresa of Calcutta Community Festival will take place Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the parish campus on Swamp Pike and Neiffer Road.

Chesco baker Peri Anderson competes on Netflix baking show |Jul 12, 2018

East Pikeland >> A Chester County baker that specializes in wedding cakes is making her small screen debut as a contestant on a new Netflix baking competition show.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Helena Deegan |Jul 12, 2018

Helena Pribula Deegan grew up on Bridge Street near Prospect Street in Phoenixville. It was at a time when life moved by at a slower pace than today.

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park to hold session on invasive Spotted Lanternfly |Jul 11, 2018

Oaks >> Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. to learn more about an alarming invasive insect. The Spotted Lanternfly is a significant threat to Pennsylvania’s trees.

Judge sends Limerick child rapist to prison for up to 50 years |Jul 11, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Limerick man made no statements and bowed his head as a judge sent him to prison for up to five decades on charges he sexually assaulted an underage girl on multiple occasions and later engaged police in a seven-hour standoff after the assaults came to light.

Voting is open on Citadel Rising Stars Contest, winners will perform at 3-day Chesco music fest |Jul 9, 2018

Exton >> Six finalists for the Citadel Rising Star Contest have been announced. It is now up to fans to determine which three artists will perform as part of Citadel Country Spirit USA – the three-day country music festival being held in Chester County in August.

Guest Column: In Trump we trust ... or bust? |Jul 9, 2018

With the balance of power in Washington shifting since the election of Donald Trump, negative press stories printed in The New York Times and other media are often conjecture and opinion — not so much objective journalism.

National Liberty Museum presents ‘Spacelab: An Interstellar Exhibit of Glass Art’ |Jul 6, 2018

“Spacelab: An Interstellar Exhibit of Glass Art,” a new installation at the National Liberty Museum, examines humanity’s relationship with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and intergalactic discoveries; and the vastness and mystery of space.

‘Indescribable ... Indestructible! Nothing can stop it!’ |Jul 6, 2018

Chester County became a part of motion picture history 60 years ago when Steve McQueen and a destructive, amoeba-like alien starred in the sci-fi B-movie “The Blob.”

Limerick neighbors oppose plan for truck facility |Jul 6, 2018

LIMERICK >> Facing a group of angry residents concerned about a proposal to develop 10 acres of land at 181 Limerick Center Road into a truck servicing business, township supervisors held off making a decision.

AT THE TABLE WITH: Libby Mills |Jul 5, 2018

If you don’t recognize her picture, you may recognize her voice. That is if you tune into West Chester radio station WECH 1520 AM to “Libby’s Luncheonette.”

SEPTA Looking to hire engineering consultant for King of Prussia Rail |Jul 2, 2018

UPPER MERION >> SEPTA is looking to hire an engineering consultant to “advance further engineering of the King of Prussia Rail extension of the Norristown High Speed Line,” according to a press release.

SPAY AND SAVE: A bundle of sweetness! |Jul 1, 2018

Clara is a dark tabbico/white from a hoarding situation in Norristown. She is 4 to 5-months, spayed and ready for a forever home. PLEASE only apply if you can provide a home for Clara’s lifetime of 10 to 15 years.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Come out for Vet Fest, Kutztown Folk Festival and much more |Jun 29, 2018

Salute to vets SteelStacks: Vet Fest returns to 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 7 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 8. Highlights of the free festival include a motorcycle Bike Run at 11:30 a.

MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Foo Fighters, Devon Gilfillian among next week’s best concerts bets |Jun 29, 2018

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

FOURTH OF JULY: Celebrate the holiday with slices of Americana all around the region |Jun 28, 2018

Did you know that America’s birthday is technically July 2?

Summer Stage offers friends, fun in Upper Darby |Jun 27, 2018

UPPER DARBY>> Hundreds of students from around the area fill the Upper Darby High School every summer, not for summer school, for the arts. They move en masse to various areas of the school’s endless maze of hallways, stairwells and classrooms to simultaneously prep for three upcoming shows that will be performed in the 1,600-seat Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre names a new executive director |Jun 27, 2018

Phoenixville >> The Colonial Theatre has announced the appointment of a new executive director for the historic theater.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Ry Cooder at The Mann in Philadelphia, 5 Things To Know |Jun 26, 2018

We don’t hear from Ry Cooder all that often these days. But when we do, we take notice.

Boyertown, Phoenixville win awards for revitalization, businesses |Jun 25, 2018

Two area downtown regions have been recognized in two separate awards programs: the Townie Awards and the Classic Towns People’s Choice Contest.

‘Skeleton Crew’ shows life on the (auto) line in decline. Now on stage at People’s Light |Jun 25, 2018

Exploring the ruins of Detroit’s once-mighty Packard Motors plant, author and Detroit native Mark Binnelli encountered a group of German students. Why were they there? “I came to see the end of the world,” one of them cheerfully replied.

spay and save: Pablo is a pure bundle of joy |Jun 24, 2018

Pablo is one of a trio of kittens rescued by a volunteer. He is a sweet, loving, playful little guy who purrs non-stop. He is waiting for his forever home. Please only apply if you can commit to the 10 to 15 years needed to take care of a kitten.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Jeffrey Gaines releases studio album, plays at The Kennett Flash |Jun 22, 2018

For Jeffrey Gaines, the release of “Alright,” his first album in 15 years, is the culmination of a body of work that has long established his standing as one of music’s most gifted songwriters, vocalists and performers.

Group feeds homeless: ‘It’s not all peaches and cream’ |Jun 22, 2018

Philadelphia >>> For the past seven months, Foul Mouth Trucker has been giving back to the community, one bagged meal at a time.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Games Expo, Latin Festival and much more planned |Jun 21, 2018

Fun and games Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: The Too Many Games Expo offers video game, board game, CGC and tabletop gaming fun 2 to 11 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 23 and 10 a.

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler finds sweet emotion with Nashville solo album; performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center |Jun 21, 2018

Steven Tyler as a country singer?

Lower Salford driver admits striking Skippack pedestrian while DUI |Jun 21, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Salford man is in jail awaiting his fate from a judge after he admitted he was driving under the influence of drugs when he struck and injured a woman rollerblading on a Skippack roadway.

Limerick supervisors like new look for 30-acre Limerick Town Center project |Jun 21, 2018

LIMERICK >> Township supervisors voiced support Tuesday for changes made to the plan for the project known as Limerick Town Center, located on 30 acres at the intersection of Ridge Pike, Lewis Road and Swamp Pike.

Kids learn about fire safety, rescues at Limerick youth fire camp |Jun 21, 2018

LIMERICK >> If you happened to be near the Limerick Firehouse this week, you may have noticed a whole lot of activity going on.

Siriously Delicious food blogger Siri Daly shares recipes in her debut cookbook |Jun 20, 2018

Like most former Girl Scouts or Brownies, Siri Daly has positive memories of selling her favorite cookies — and mixed feelings about those stiff uniforms.

Legends of folk Stephen Stills and Judy Collins’ tour stops at Santander Performing Arts Center |Jun 20, 2018

Think about how uncommon it is for a songwriter to go on tour with the muse of one of his or her well-known songs.

Canine behaviorist, TV star Cesar Millan appearing in Glenside’s Keswick Theatre |Jun 19, 2018

Pet-care celebrity Cesar Millan, star of Nat Geo Wild’s “Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation” and original host of the “Dog Whisperer” series, is coming to the Keswick Theatre June 23.

PHILADELPHIA: New experiences await on Museum of the American Revolution’s Floor 0 |Jun 18, 2018

What was life like in Philadelphia during the 1700s and the Revolutionary War?

SPAY AND SAVE: Armani is a well-rounded and amazing feline |Jun 17, 2018

Armani is 2 to 3-years-old, black with white markings, handsome and super friendly. He is confident, happy, laid back, smart, very playful, sweet, caretaker with tons of personality. He has multiple vocal expressions for his fur friends and family.

CONCERT BEST BETS: Harry Connick Jr. kicks off the concert week; Roger Daltrey, Street Dogs, among the week’s concerts |Jun 16, 2018

Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each week we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

Phoenixville-area student to take part in prestigious business forum |Jun 15, 2018

Phoenixville >> This summer, a Phoenixville student will join other outstanding students in a career-oriented developmental experience at Yale University.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Balloon Festival, FatherFest, car show and more |Jun 14, 2018

Play of the week ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks: For the past three years, the City of Bethlehem has been home to Bethlehem Steel FC, the official USL affiliate of Philadelphia Union. One-hundred years ago, however, the city was home to one of the most successful professional soccer clubs in U.

Limerick, Linfield fire companies to merge by 2019 |Jun 14, 2018

LIMERICK >> By 2019, Limerick and Linfield fire companies will become one entity serving the Limerick Township community, according to the companies.

LOCAL MUSIC: RGM Project celebrating a decade on the scene |Jun 13, 2018

RGM Project is one seriously big band — 10 members in all, including a full horn section. See and hear for yourself at www.rgmproject.com. The RGM stands for “Really Good Music” or “Really Great Music.

MOVIE REVIEW: Pixar’s ‘Incredible 2’ dazzles almost a decade and a half after original |Jun 13, 2018

In 2032, “Incredibles 3” really should be something.

Area native shares recipes, advice in the ‘The Ultimate New Mom’s Cookbook’… |Jun 13, 2018

One of the biggest challenges new moms face: feeding the whole family. When Lansdale native Aurora Satler welcomed a son, she made “wonderful purees for him” but sometimes forgot to nourish herself.

Man charged in Phoenixville murder waives hearing |Jun 13, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> One of two suspects accused of taking part in the slaying of a 15-year-old in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot last December is expected to face a trial for the killing.

The Blue Wiggle talks about return to the U.S.; The Wiggles make a stop at Merriam Theater in Philadelphia |Jun 12, 2018

It’s been 27 years since Anthony Field decided while studying early childhood development at college in Australia to write and record an album of songs for the preschool set, a decision that led to the formation of the Wiggles.

Alvernia University to offer advanced degrees at MCCC |Jun 12, 2018

Pottstown >> Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and will offer two advanced degree programs at the college’s west campus in Pottstown.

MUSIC: A quick look at area music festivals and some tips to make the best of each |Jun 11, 2018

Forget Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the like; why spent time and money traveling to music festivals around the country when there’s more than enough of them right in our very own backyard? This year sees a record number of events that qualify as a destination fest to some, but a short drive away for locals along with the regular touring spectaculars.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Harry Connick Jr. on the Mann Center stage June 16 |Jun 11, 2018

Jazz/pop singer, musician, composer, actor and occasional talk show host Harry Connick Jr. is so active with the schedule for his “A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration” Tour that he had only a small window of time to take a few questions by email.

Spay and Save: Karma would love a human companion |Jun 10, 2018

Karma is a beautiful tabbico tuxedo who was found in a trailer park in Hereford. Spayed, 1-year-old and completely vetted, Karma would love a forever home for her 10 to 15-year life span. She seems to be good with dogs and would possibly like a cat her age to bond with.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Check out the Food Truck Border Brawl and plenty more |Jun 9, 2018

Around town Ambler Borough: The Ambler Arts & Music Festival is held 6 to 11 p.m. June 15 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 16. The Friday fun will be focused on the main stage on Cavalier Drive and Saturday’s festivities will be on Butler Avenue, where there will be more than 75 artists, a Food Fest and a beer garden.

PHOTOS: Phoenixville Area High School graduates Class of 2018 |Jun 8, 2018

Digital First Media PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area High School graduates the Class of 2018 at its commencement ceremony June 7.