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ABC to XYZ in Foods: Potato chips — plain or fancy — are a popular snack

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Scholars: Area students are making the grade

The Greater Phoenixville Healthcare Scholarship Program has awarded seven scholarships to local high school graduates pursuing health-related careers. These scholarships are funded by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, the Phoenixville Hos...

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  • Lifestyle

    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. All shows are free and everyone is welcome. In the event of rain the performances will be held at the Phoenixville Art Center, 207 Bridge St. Free parking is available until 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Children’s Plaza, which...

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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

    Macaroni and cheese — the ultimate comfort food

    MACARONI and CHEESE, MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES >> are part of what we call “comfort foods.” Somewhere around 1966 the security of childhood foods surfaced when under emotional stress as adults. This concept holds true until today – maybe more so.

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  • Lifestyle

    Spay and Save: Adoptable Pets of the Week

    Max (dog) Max is a super friendly and playful 1 to 2-year-old dachshund/terrier mix. He loves playing with his toys, going for walks and exploring the yard. Max is good with children and other dogs.

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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.

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  • 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...

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