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ABC to XYZ in Foods: Flageolets, Fig Salad and the true origin of ‘French’ fries

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    Pets of the Week

    Bertie and Whimsey (cats) We are Bertie and Whimsey and are looking for a kind, loving family to help us. Our dear owner recently traveled to the U.K. for a visit home when she took ill and is now unable to return to the U.S. We miss her so much. We have been with her since we were little kittens and are hoping to find another sweet, caring family to be with.

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  • Features/People

    Former Great Valley principal travels world to make new teachers

    Former Great Valley Middle School principal Stephen Swymer recently returned from a trip to Uganda where he was training teachers with the Global Training Network group. Since retiring in 2008, Swymer has taken 25 trips to remote and impoverished areas around the world in an effort to train teachers in schools and orphanages.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Amish sweets and avocado treats

    The Amish population in the U.S. numbers around 290,090 living in 30 states. The three states that have the largest Amish communities are Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

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    Pets of the Week

    Barkley (dog) Barkley is a 5-year-old male Plott Hound Mix. Barkley is about 40 pounds and would make a great walking or jogging partner. He is house trained and crate trained. Barkley would do best in an adult-only home and would prefer to be the only dog.

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  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Food and everyday tips, shortcuts & more

    We will start over for the second time going through the alphabet of foods that was so well received the first time through. So watch for the “A” next week. I hope you try ideas from today’s column!

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Angel (cat) Angel is a black and white spayed female domestic short hair rescued from the streets of Norristown. She is approximately 4 to 5 years old. She is good with other pets once she gets to know them. She would make a wonderful lap companion and purr-baby!

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  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Mardis Gras, a celebration with a rich history

    Many times we only think we know about something or some event, such as Mardi Gras. Most of us envision parades, getting drunk and parties, all ending at midnight of Ash Wednesday.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Features/People

    Phoenixville staple Emmett Gruici turns 90

    Phoenixville community figure and historian Emmett Gruici celebrated his 90th with friends and Family at St. John’s Lutheran Church Friday night. Mr. Gruici was honored with Special Presentations on his special day.

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  • Features/People

    Collegeville family raises assistance dogs for people with disabilities

    COLLEGEVILLE >> A Collegeville family has found a way to do something they enjoy while helping others.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Benji (dog) Benji is a 6-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who is extremely calm and pretty lazy. He loves to go for walks, but he is just as happy lying beside you under a blanket. Benji attaches himself easily to people and would do better in an all-female home. He is good with dogs his own size, house- and crate-trained, but would love to sleep in bed with you. Please call Spay and Save at 610-279-9714, press 2 for more information on Benji.

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