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The Table: ROME, ITALY – Capital of Two States

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FROM THE GROUND UP: More than plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Each year I go to the Philadelphia Flower Show with hope in my heart. This is not because I am pining for green, growing things and fragrant flowers. It’s because I hope that behind all the grandeur and amazement that is the Flower Show, I will...

By Pamela Baxter|

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  • Lifestyle

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  • Lifestyle

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  • Lifestyle

    THE TABLE: WILMINGTON, DELAWARE — Small Wonder

    Approximately 30 miles from our area travelling south is Wilmington, Delaware. It is the largest city in Delaware. First occupied and developed by the Lenape Indians, it was built on the site of Fort Christina where the Christina and Brandywine Rivers join, with the Christina River flowing into the Delaware River. It was the first Swedish settlement in North America and named after the Duke of Wilmington.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Food

    DUTCH TREAT: Flower Show menus take root

    Ever enjoyed a saucijzenbroodje? Now’s your chance. Try the Dutch sausage roll at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, celebrating Holland.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Add this one-skillet turkey dinner to your weekday repertoire

    A lighter version of the classic Normandy dish, this recipe can be geared toward children’s palate’s by leaving out the alcohol. I also don’t muddle the taste with mushrooms because, let’s face it, most kids will turn their nose up this fungus. And what parents will like about this recipe is the 1 skillet method and the cost factor.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Lifestyle

    Chronicling America: Internet opens access to old newspaper stories

    Old newspapers are a prime source of information for historians and genealogists. But accessibility has been a problem for generations. If you lived in Keokuk, Iowa, and wanted information on the development of the iron industry in Pottstown and Phoenixville, the only way to get it was to travel halfway across the United States to research past editions of local dailies or weeklies, or to hire someone to do it for you.

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  • Home and Garden

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    The announcement of a nature photography show brought me to Jenkins Arboretum last week. Jenkins Arboretum is a little gem set in Chester County, barely a mile from Route 202, in Devon, Pa. The arboretum’s 48 acres occupy a steep, wooded slope, with paved pathways winding from the Education Center and parking area at the top of the hill down to a pond edged with cattails.

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