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ABC to XYZ in foods: O’ my goodness! — Olives, okra, orzo and oregano

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Phoenixville Kiwanis announce children’s plaza summer programs

Phoenixville: The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is once again sponsoring programs for children throughout the summer from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Kiwanis Children’s Plaza in the open air space between 217 and 219 Bridge St...

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  • Parenting

    Perspective on Parenting: Stuff to do with kids this summer

    School’s out, so it’s time to start thinking about how we’re going to pass the time and make some fabulous summertime memories for our families. While I know I’m definitely going to catch a few movies with my kids; I saw ET and the Goonies as a child of the 80s, I also want to make sure they experience the world around them.

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  • Lifestyle

    Spay and Save: Adoptable Pet of the Week

    Lennon (cat) Lennon is a 12-week-old domestic short hair male grey tabby who loves people and other pets. He was dropped on the porch of one of our volunteer’s homes in Chester County. He is neutered and is up-to-date on rabies shot, Frontline for flea and tick protection and Drontal for parasite protection.

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  • Lifestyle

    ABC TO XYZ IN FOODS: Leeks woven into Welsh history, a variety of dishes

    Leeks along with onions and garlic are all from the allium family. A difference is that onions and garlic form a tight bulb, whereas leeks form into stalks. The allium family is considered to be a cool weather crop, mostly harvested throughout the winter.

    Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    Summer’s coming: Party-ready recipes

    Backyard barbecues, parades, parties, potlucks – summer’s almost here!

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    George Clooney says the future is bright in ‘Tomorrowland’

    A master of self-deprecation, George Clooney enjoys describing his initial shock at being offered the starring role in “Tomorrowland.”

    By Amy Longsdorf Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    Adoptable Pets of the Week

    Cooper (dog) Cooper is a very handsome 18-month-old German Shorthair Pointer/German Shepherd Mix. He is good with other dogs but needs to live in a cat-free home. Cooper is energetic and would love an active family.

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  • Lifestyle

    All hail kale — an old-time vegetable that’s making a comeback

    “Kale-Kale the Kale is here” — that is not right. What is right is to say kale is here to stay. . . known to be grown around the world for centuries. At one time it was the most common green vegetable in Europe. In the United Kingdom during World War II the growing of kale was encouraged for their “Dig for Victory” campaign, similar to our “Victory Gardens” in the U.S. as part of food rationing programs in these two countries. Kale is easy to...

    Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    Children can swim for free in June at local YMCAs for Splash Week

    Area YMCAs are offering free swim lessons to children for Splash Week June 1 through June 5.

    By Michilea Patterson mpatterson@21st-centurymedia.com @MichileaP on Twitter |

  • Lifestyle

    Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville to hold annual Patriotic Celebration May 22

    Phoenixville >> The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville invites the community to attend its 23rd annual Patriotic Celebration on Friday, May 22, in Reeves Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.

    Article courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville |

  • Food

    ABC TO XYZ IN FOODS: Discovering the difference between jambalaya and gumbo

    Jambalaya and Gumbo are often mistaken for each other. Both originated in the Cajun and Creole school of cooking. Jambalaya is sort of a cousin to paella as it made with many of the same ingredients. Then add rice and stock, combine all ingredients and simmer before serving. Some Jambalaya may include tomatoes, while some recipes do not include tomatoes. Gumbo is much thinner in a stock. It is usually served as a soup, with the rice served as a side dish. I would like to mention Etouffee...

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

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