Lifestyle

Stretch it out at the office with these chair poses |May 27, 2016

There are numerous amounts of research that show sitting in one position for long periods of time can lead to health concerns. Possible issues include obesity, increased blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and more.

YANKEE CHEF: Sweet treat is ripe for fresh strawberries |May 25, 2016

Tapioca is quite confusing. It is marketed in several forms, with each company portraying their product in different manners. To put all this in a nutshell, minute, quick cooking and instant are all the same.

|May 25, 2016

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THE TABLE: The Northwest Angle, Minnesota |May 25, 2016

The area of the Northwest Angle is considered to be a part of the state of Minnesota. But, it lies within Canada’s boundaries. Northwest Angle is simply known as the Angle. It is the only place in the U.

Celebrate Memorial Day with fried chicken |May 25, 2016

There’s something about the smell of fresh, crispy, tender, juicy fried chicken.

Fitness has no age when it comes to staying healthy as you get older |May 20, 2016

Age is nothing but a number when it comes to fitness and health. There are plenty of ways for people to stay active as they get older.

Sample different oils, from walnut to butternut squash |May 19, 2016

Amy Cullen stood smiling behind a display table set with samples and trays of tasting cups.

YANKEE CHEF: Fire-roasted bell peppers key to tasty sauce |May 18, 2016

If you have never had fire-roasted bell peppers, you are in for a treat, not just for the superb taste, but how easy it is to do. Follow the instructions at the end of this recipe for an addition to the sauce that is remarkably great tasting.

Phoenix Community Calendar May 22 |May 18, 2016

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Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |May 18, 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.

THE TABLE: Halifax & Chester, Nova Scotia - Canada |May 18, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia is the capital Nova Scotia, which is the second smallest province in Canada. Halifax is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean - it is considered a global city and has a major impact on Canada’s east coast.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |May 12, 2016

Arie (dog) Arie is a very sweet three year old Chihuahua/Min Pin little girl weighing seven pounds. Arie is shy but warms up to one person at a time and likes to cuddle on their lap. Arie is in a foster home with other dogs but would be more comfortable with dogs closer to her own size.

THE TABLE: Portland(s) - Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe |May 12, 2016

Depending on what statistics you check out, there are 13 to 17 cities and towns named Portland in the United States. The two most known are Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon. These two states are separated by 3,186.

Phoenix Community Calendar May 15 |May 12, 2016

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Infographic: Mother’s Day and The Icon of Mom |May 7, 2016

Sunday marks the nation’s 102nd observance of Mother’s Day, which has been ocially celebrated on the second Sunday of the month since 1914. Its creator was Anna Jarvis, who would later speak against the commercialization of the celebration of mom.

Phoenix Community Calendar May 8 |May 5, 2016

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Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |May 5, 2016

Phoebe (dog) Phoebe is a three year old Shih Tzu/Poodle mix who is a very fun, playful girl and loves to be with people. She enjoys going for walks, playing with other dogs and, of course, cuddling.

THE TABLE: Downtown Kitchen 1996-2016 |May 5, 2016

I am not sure where it all began, but it started to come together in the late 1990s. Known locally for wins in culinary competitions, I was often encouraged to share my recipes and experiences.

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

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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

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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.

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.

Phoenix Community Calendar April 17 |Apr 13, 2016

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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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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.

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.

Phoenix Community Calendar April 3 |Mar 31, 2016

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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.

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.

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.

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.

|Mar 17, 2016

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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

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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.

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.

Phoenix Community Calendar March 6 |Mar 2, 2016

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