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HEALTHY LIVING: Keep off the pounds for good

By Karen D’Souza Bay Area News Group|

AT THE TABLE WITH: Gary Russell

Gary Russell comes from Pittsburgh, Pa. After college, he served four years in the U.S. Army. He served in Korea and then with the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C., as a paratrooper. Gary made 38 jumps in his time there. ...

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  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: A joyous occasion deserves a sweet, decadent treat

    Reminding you of pecan pie, this recipe is far and above better flavored, joyous to the occasion and did I mention it has chocolate in it as well? One look at the crispy, toasted and decadent topping that literally crackles as you cut it, and it will soon become a favorite this Christmas.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Home and Garden

    LOCAL DESTINATION: Where sky meets water. Get to know Welkinweir in Chester County

    Tucked in a little valley in northwestern Chester County, there’s a place called Welkinweir — “where sky meets water.” Welkinweir is the former home of Everett and Grace Rodebaugh, who in 1935 purchased the property — which includes a large, stone estate house — as a weekend retreat and summer home. Over time, they restored the land, which had been used heavily in support of the Reading Furnace and also for farming. Their efforts stand out most...

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  • Food

    HOLIDAY TREATS: Locals share the art of clear toy candy

    Wearing a long skirt and apron, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans worked tirelessly in the kitchen of Perkiomen Township’s historic Pennypacker Mills. During last year’s Victorian Christmas, curious visitors filled the room, watching her make an old-fashioned favorite: clear toy candy.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    AT THE TABLE WITH: Rabbi Jeff Sultar

    Rabbi Jeff Sultar came to Phoenixville in the spring of 2016 to attend to the spiritual needs of Congregation B’nai Jacob. The congregation was formed over 100 years ago in a small building in the downtown. A new synagogue was built in 1957 at Starr and Manovon streets. This congregation is small, but warm with some members being the third generation to attend.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Food

    BROOKS ON BEER: 6 books for the beer lover on your gift list

    The holidays are just around the corner. While beer is the obvious gift for that beer lover in your life — something to impress, like a winter seasonal or other specialty brew — you might consider giving them one of the many stellar beer books that debuted in 2017. Here are a few favorites.

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  • Lifestyle

    AT THE TABLE WITH: Dave Gautreau

    Finally found out how to pronounce Dave Gautreau’s last name — “Go trow.”

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: That magical time of year

    Do you believe in fairies? Do you know someone who does? Just when Tchaikovsky’s Sugar Plum Fairy will be taking to stages everywhere comes a new book from the editors of Faerie Magazine: “The Faerie Handbook — An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects.”

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    FOOD: Holiday-ready rolls: 3 sweet, 1 savory

    Warm up your house and your guests’ hearts this holiday season with rich, buttery rolls — ranging from savory dill to sweet cinnamon.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Gardening gifts for the holidays

    As much as I’d love to play Santa to everyone who reads this column, that’s just not practical. But what I can do is put together a list of some of the gardening tools and related items that I think you or the gardeners on your own gift-list might enjoy. Here are my picks.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Dates get the spotlight in this cake recipe

    Although there are very few dates that can live up to Medjool’s reputation, using the cheaper, bagged variety is perfect for this recipe. Not only will it allow you to taste the orange-flavored tea, but if you were to compare two cakes side by side, one with Medjools and the other with the dates we are using, you will find the recipe below to be far superior. Enjoy!

    By Jim Bailey|

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