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Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Apr 28, 2016

Charlie (dog) Charlie is a four year old Jack Russell terrier who has not had an easy life. He was hit by a car at 18 months and lost the sight in his right eye and now needs a new home because his owner passed away.

Phoenix Community Calendar May 1 |Apr 28, 2016

Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

THE TABLE: Ireland, revisited |Apr 28, 2016

Ireland is an island located in the North Atlantic and is about the size of Maine. It is separated from Great Britain to the east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea and St. George’s Channel.

National Pretzel Day is April 26; watch how Philly Pretzel Factory makes their pretzels |Apr 25, 2016

National Pretzel Day is just around the corner — Tuesday, April 26 to be exact — and we got a behind the scenes look at how the Philly Pretzel Factory makes their soft pretzels to celebrate the event.

THE TABLE - Tennessee: ‘The Volunteer State’ |Apr 20, 2016

The state of Tennessee is dominated to the east by the Appalachian Mountains with the Mississippi River as the western border. Initially, it was a part of North Carolina and the Southwest Territory.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Apr 20, 2016

Bridget (dog) Bridget is a young Chihuahua mix, weighing about 10 pounds. She was found as a stray and is now ready to find her forever home. Bridget is an active and smart girl who would love to cuddle up with you after a nice walk in the park.

Phoenix Community Calendar April 24 |Apr 20, 2016

Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

Adoptable pets of the week |Apr 15, 2016

Charlie (dog) Charlie is a four year old Jack Russell terrier who has not had an easy life. He was hit by a car at 18 months and lost the sight in his right eye and now needs a new home because his owner passed away.

Phoenix Community Calendar April 17 |Apr 13, 2016

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THE TABLE: The South African Province of KwaZulu-Natal |Apr 13, 2016

Kwazulu-Natal is often referred to as the “garden province.” The mountain range of Drakensberg marks the western part with the Indian Ocean on the coast to the east. The Drakensberg Mountains, along with the iSimangaliso Wetlands, has been named as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE destination.

THE TABLE - Montana: The Big Sky Country |Apr 7, 2016

European explorers and settlers came upon this western area later be named Montana. “Montana” translates to “mountains” in Spanish. When settlers started arriving, they encountered more than 11 Native American tribes who roamed the land herding buffalo.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Apr 7, 2016

Cody (dog) Cody is a one and a half year old Border Collie/Black Lab mix. He is still very puppy like with lots of energy to go on jogs and play ball. Cody is house trained and crate trained and good with other dogs.

Phoenix Community Calendar April 10 |Apr 7, 2016

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Phoenix Community Calendar April 3 |Mar 31, 2016

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THE TABLE: The Jersey Shore |Mar 31, 2016

With the coming of warm weather, come the thoughts of “going down to the shore.” To residents from our area, that can only mean the Jersey Shore. The distance is short enough to enable us the take day trips.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Mar 31, 2016

Cody (dog) Cody is a one and a half year old Border Collie/Black Lab mix. He is still very puppy like with lots of energy to go on jogs and play ball. Cody is house trained and crate trained and good with other dogs.

Phoenix Community Calendar March 27 |Mar 24, 2016

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THE TABLE: Jerusalem, Jerusaleum, Jerusaleuem |Mar 24, 2016

Why did I repeat Jerusalem three times? Because three of the world’s leading religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, considered the city as their Holy Land, located between the Mediterranean and Dead Seas in the Judean Mountains.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Mar 24, 2016

Bridgett (dog) Bridgett is a young Chihuahua mix, weighing about 10 pounds. She was found as a stray and is now ready to find her forever home. Bridget is an active and smart girl who would love to cuddle up with you after a nice walk in the park.

PHOTOS: Spring-Ford Area High School holds Chopped competition |Mar 21, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> Spring-Ford Area High School held an inaugural Chopped competition at the school on Friday.

Get in the spring spirit with this Peep activity |Mar 18, 2016

Mom always said not to play with your food, but is it really considered playing with your food if it’s a project?

Phoenixville St. Patrick’s Day spirit alive and well at Molly Maguire’s |Mar 18, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> The countdown clock to St. Patrick’s Day displayed all red zeros behind the bar, as the cacophonous rumble of the Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums band carried overtop a sea of green at Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant and Pub.

THE TABLE: Quebec, Canada |Mar 17, 2016

Quebec is one of the provinces of our neighbors to the north, Canada. This province is located in the east-central portion of the country. Quebec considers itself as a nation within a united Canada and not just a province.

|Mar 17, 2016

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Adoptable pets of the week |Mar 17, 2016

Cody (dog) Cody is a one and a half year old Border Collie/Black Lab mix. He is still very puppy like with lots of energy to go on jogs and play ball. Cody is house trained and crate trained and good with other dogs.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green smoothies |Mar 15, 2016

Don’t just wear green this St. Patrick’s Day, drink it. Start the day off right with a green smoothie. How’s that for top o’ the morning?

Phoenix Community Calendar March 13 |Mar 9, 2016

Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Mar 9, 2016

Cody (dog) Cody is a one and a half year old Border Collie/Black Lab mix. He is still very puppy like with lots of energy to go on jogs and play ball. Cody is house trained and crate trained and good with other dogs.

THE TABLE - Ireland: ‘The Emerald Isle’ |Mar 9, 2016

The entire country of Ireland is the size of the state of Maine. Green farmland pasture lands have given Ireland the nickname of “Emerald Isle.” But, there are those that believe that it got this name because of the wonderful golf courses throughout Ireland.

VIDEO: It’s International Women’s Day |Mar 8, 2016

Tuesday is International Women’s Day. Celebrated each year on March 8, the day aims to honor women’s economic, political and social achievements.

Phoenix Community Calendar March 6 |Mar 2, 2016

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THE TABLE: The Florida Keys |Mar 2, 2016

Starting approximately 15 miles south of Miami at Key Largo is 180 miles (at times over open sea) to Key West, what is referred to as the Florida Keys. This peninsula divides the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico and lies along the Florida Straits.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Mar 2, 2016

Bridget (dog) Bridget is a young Chihuahua mix, weighing about 10 pounds. She was found as a stray and is now ready to find her forever home. Bridget is an active and smart girl who would love to cuddle up with you after a nice walk in the park.

A look at salsa in the suburbs |Feb 27, 2016

There’s a Meetup.com group where there’s “no dance snobs allowed.”

Adoptable pets of the week |Feb 25, 2016

Cody (dog) Cody is a one and a half year old Border Collie/Black Lab mix. He is still very puppy-like with lots of energy to go on jogs and play ball. Cody is house trained and crate trained and good with other dogs.

THE TABLE - Philadelphia, PA: Part II |Feb 24, 2016

Last week we covered part of what Philadelphia (aka ”The City of Brotherly Love”) is really all about. Being so close to Philadelphia, we at times don’t recognize what it has to offer.

Phoenix Community Calendar Feb. 28 |Feb 24, 2016

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Bring your appetite to the Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

Most visitors may not be expecting to bring their appetites along to the Philadelphia Flower show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

‘Big Timber Lodge’ to welcome attendees to Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

Horticulturists and artists alike are pretty excited about this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show.

Delco designers recreate national parks |Feb 18, 2016

SWARTHMORE >> As soon as you see Michael Petrie’s home in Swarthmore, you know an artist lives there.

Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators artists bring their skills to Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> When the Philadelphia Flower Show opens March 5, visitors will be dazzled not only by acres of outstanding landscapes, but by a number of fine art displays featuring beautiful and fascinating plants.

Hoedown, International Women’s Day among new events at Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

There is always more to the Philadelphia Flower Show than flowers — as if the beautiful landscapes and displays are not sufficient — and this year’s March 5 to 13 show adds some new special events to the array of extras.

Butterflies, model rail lines, art entice visitors to Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

Live butterflies, a garden railway and the fanciful “make and take” exhibit are special feature exhibits designed to delight the young at heart at the Philadelphia Flower Show in March.

After 40 years, Kremp Florist in Jenkintown remains Philadelphia Flower Show staple |Feb 18, 2016

After a remarkable 40 years with the Philadelphia Flower Show, family owned Kremp Florist is not only one of the longest running vendors at the nine-day event — it’s one of the only vendors that actually sells cut flowers.

Philadelphia Flower Show has bouquet of special guests coming |Feb 18, 2016

It’s no secret that painstaking time and effort goes into making sure the submissions at the Philadelphia Flower Show are among the most beautiful and elaborate in the world. That’s why for people like Tim Farrell, judging each one takes a team of people with years of experience and an eye for perfection.

Phoenix Community Calendar Feb. 21 |Feb 17, 2016

Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Feb 17, 2016

Cody (dog) Cody is a one and a half year old Border Collie/Black Lab mix. He is still very puppy-like with lots of energy to go on jogs and play ball. Cody is house trained and crate trained and good with other dogs.

THE TABLE - Philadelphia, PA: Part I |Feb 17, 2016

At the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers is the city of Philadelphia. It is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and it is its own county.

Victory joins Southern Tier under new ownership |Feb 17, 2016

DOWNINGTOWN >> Victory Brewing Co. of Downingtown announced Tuesday it is joining with a New York craft brewer in a move it says will ensure the future of its local operations.

THE TABLE - Punxsutawney, PA: 2016 prediction is an early spring! |Feb 11, 2016

Several Tuesdays ago was “Ground Hogs Day” and in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, it is cause for a big time celebration. The local library houses “Punxsutawney Phil”, the superstar forecaster of an early spring or six more weeks of winter.