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Phoenix Community Calendar Feb. 7 |Feb 4, 2016

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Adoptable pets of the week |Feb 4, 2016

Ruthy (dog) Ruthy is a small and sweet Chihuahua mix, weighing about eight pounds. Ruthy warms up quickly to people and will become your best friend but would do best in a one person home as she becomes very attached to her owner and also needs to be the only four-legged friend in the home.

THE TABLE - China: The People’s Republic |Feb 4, 2016

The People’s Republic of China is more commonly referred to as China. China is unique, exotic, mysterious and far away land. It is more than 7,200 miles from where you are traveling, depending on where you are starting from in the U.

Runners accomplish a cold feat at Pennsylvania Snowshoe Race |Feb 1, 2016

UPPER SALFORD >> Crunch, crunch, crunch was the repetitious sound about 60 pairs of feet made as they shuffled up a snow covered mountain for the 11th Annual Pennsylvania Snowshoe Race.

Paint a healthy picture with Healthy Selfie Contest |Jan 30, 2016

Keep health in the picture even after the hype of New Year’s resolutions through a photo contest which awards winners $50 in gift cards to local businesses.

|Jan 27, 2016

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Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Jan 27, 2016

Kahlua (dog) Kahlua is a small and sweet four-year-old Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher weighing about seven pounds. She enjoys being by your side and following you through your daily routine.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Jan 21, 2016

Kahlua (dog) Kahlua is a small and sweet four-year-old Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher weighing about seven pounds. She enjoys being by your side and following you through your daily routine.

Phoenix Community Calendar Jan. 24 |Jan 20, 2016

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THE TABLE: Thomas Jefferson of Virginia & Monticello |Jan 15, 2016

Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States, Governor of Virginia, Minister to France, a statesman, a husband, a father and grandfather, a land owner and among his other endeavors, the writer of The Declaration of Independence.

Snowshoe race to be held at Spring Mountain in Montgomery County on Jan. 30 |Jan 15, 2016

UPPER SALFORD >> With above average temperatures and limited flurries this winter; people in need of a snow fix should attend the annual Pennsylvania Snowshoe Race.

Video |Jan 14, 2016

Phoenix Community Calendar Jan. 17 |Jan 13, 2016

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Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Jan 13, 2016

Kahlua (dog) Kahlua is a small and sweet four-year-old Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher weighing about seven pounds. She enjoys being by your side and following you through your daily routine.

Philly Home and Garden Show to debut at Expo Center in Oaks |Jan 12, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> It took business owner and TV’s home improvement guru Chip Wade a decade to build his design and construction know-how, but it will take homeowners coming to the Philly Home and Garden Show in Oaks this weekend a lot less time than that to benefit from his expertise.

THE TABLE - Harrisburg: The 100th PA Farm Show, ‘All Things Agricultural’ |Jan 7, 2016

It was August 1916 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that a group of men met to organize the Pennsylvania Farm Show. It was never thought this gathering would become an event to be envied by those in Ohio, New York and Texas.

Phoenix Community Calendar Jan. 10 |Jan 6, 2016

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THE TABLE - Fa’a Samoa: The Samoan Way |Dec 30, 2015

The first to observe New Year’s Day is Samoa and the Christmas Islands. Samoa is located north of New Zealand and made up of nine islands. These islands all have unfamiliar names, none of which I can pronounce or spell correctly.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Dec 29, 2015

Sox (dog) Sox is such a handsome boy with a beautiful coat. He is so sweet and loves to be petted. Running around with other dogs is also a favorite of his. Sox lived with a cat, and they were best friends.

Phoenix Community Calendar Jan. 3 |Dec 29, 2015

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Phoenix Community Calendar Dec. 27 |Dec 22, 2015

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THE TABLE - Bethlehem, PA: A Christmas City |Dec 22, 2015

About 50 miles north of here, a wonderful celebration of Christmas takes place. The place is Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was on Christmas Eve in 1741 when a small group of Moravians founded a mission community on the banks of the Monocacy Creek near the Lehigh River.

PHOTOS: Longwood Gardens Christmas display twinkles with lights |Dec 22, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> A Longwood Christmas is the holiday display featuring 500,000 twinkling lights at Longwood Gardens.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Dec 22, 2015

Roxy Roxy’s owner is terminally ill, and Roxy is in need of another home. Roxy has lived with her present owner for the last 10 years and was rescued when she was between one and two years old.

Mennonite Heritage Center exhibit highlights work of Fritz and Trudi Eberhardt |Dec 19, 2015

FRANCONIA >> If Fritz and Trudi Eberhardt were still alive, they would probably be sending out another in their series of Christmas cards.

Phoenix Community Calendar Dec. 20 |Dec 16, 2015

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THE TABLE: North Pole, Alaska is Christmas all year round |Dec 16, 2015

Seventeen thousand miles south of the geographic (actual) North Pole is the town of North Pole, Alaska, a suburb of Fairbanks. Though landlocked, it is situated near the Tanana River between Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Fore bases.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Dec 16, 2015

Roxy Roxy is looking for a new home because her previous owners lost their home. Roxy is a two year old pit terrier who is a sweetheart and loves everyone she meets. She previously lived with a cat but needs to be the only dog in the home.

Phoenix Community Calendar Dec. 13 |Dec 9, 2015

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THE TABLE - Lower East Side: New York, New York |Dec 4, 2015

Ellis Island is a symbol of America’s immigrant heritage. For more than six decades, from 1892 to 1954, this port processed the greatest tide of incoming humanity in the nation’s history.

Adoptable pets of the week |Dec 3, 2015

Ruthy Ruthy is a small and sweet Chihuahua mix, weighing about eight pounds. Ruthy warms up quickly to people and will become your best friend but would do best in an adult home and as the only four legged friend in the home.

Holy Cross students get stronger one step at a time with rock wall |Dec 3, 2015

COLLEGEVILLE >> Whether it’s side to side or up and down; teachers are encouraging students to literally climb the walls during school.

Phoenix Community Calendar Dec. 6 |Dec 2, 2015

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‘Creed’ gives the ‘Rocky’ legacy new life |Nov 28, 2015

“Creed” director Ryan Coogler never imagined setting his long-in-the-works “Rocky” spin-off anywhere but Philadelphia, the location of the original “Rocky” movie and all five of its sequels.

Spay and Save: Pets of the week |Nov 25, 2015

Nina (dog) Nina is a two year old Bassett Hound/Bull Terrier Mix. She likes going for walks and visits to the dog park. Nina needs to be in a home with dogs larger than her and a cat free home. For more information on this sweet faced girl and the other dogs and cats we have available for adoption, please visit our website at www.

THE TABLE - Budapest, Hungary: Hot springs, underground cities, Hungarian cuisine |Nov 25, 2015

Budapest is the largest city in Hungary, which is located in Eastern Europe. Unification in 1873 joined three cities, Buda and Obuda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank of the Danube River, to become Budapest.

Phoenix Community Calendar Nov. 29 |Nov 24, 2015

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Phoenix Community Calendar Nov. 22 |Nov 18, 2015

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Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Nov 18, 2015

Kahlua (dog) Kahlua is a small and sweet four year old Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher weighing about eight pounds. She enjoys being by your side and following you through your daily routine. She loves a good back rub and will give out kisses on command.

THE TABLE - Plymouth, Massachusetts: No pie at Thanksgiving dinner! |Nov 18, 2015

When the Mayflower set sail to the new world its destination was Jamestown, Virginia. Due to storms and poor charts, the ship landed farther north on the Plymouth coast. The area became the first New England state and one of the oldest states in the country.

The Table: Doha, Oatar, a breathtaking city |Nov 12, 2015

Only slightly having heard of the country of Oatar on the Persian Gulf, but never of its capital city of Doha, it came to light while watching a television show called “House Hunters International.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Nov 12, 2015

Buddy (cat) Buddy is a wonderful five month old, DSH grey and white “catolescent” from the streets of Norristown. He has a very nice disposition and gets along great with other cats and dogs.

Hoover Financial Advisors meets Fall Funds for Food goal |Nov 11, 2015

Each year, Hoover Financial Advisors, PC, conducts a Fall Funds for Food campaign to benefit Chester County Food Bank. Last year, HFA set a goal to raise $10,000 and actually brought in $12,500. This year, the financial planning firm presented $15,000 to the local food bank.

Phoenix Community Calendar Nov. 15 |Nov 11, 2015

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Permission to be messy? |Nov 7, 2015

My name is Donna and I’m a bit of a neat freak. I could use some help.

THE TABLE: Lancaster County, PA |Nov 5, 2015

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is located in the south central part of the state. This area has gained the nickname of “the Garden Spot of America” and is also known as the “Pennsylvania Dutch County.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Nov 4, 2015

Roxy (dog) Roxy is looking for a new home because her previous owners lost their home. Roxy is a two year old Pit Bull who loves everyone she meets and children. She previously lived with a cat but needs to be the only dog in the home.

Phoenix Community Calendar Nov. 8 |Nov 4, 2015

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Best of the best Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show set for Nov. 14-15 |Nov 3, 2015

Xoloitzcuintli? For most of us, it would be a lot easier to just say “Mexican Hairless Dog.”