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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 ...

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  • Food

    Thanksgiving all-stars: Recipes from chef Jose Garces, Lisa Thomas-Laury and Philly native Frankie Avalon

    This holiday, add some star power to your meal with celebrity recipes that will have guests giving thanks.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Lifestyle

    AT THE TABLE WITH: Barbara Burns McCann

    Barbara Burns McCann is my oldest friend in terms of length of time. We met in Sunday School when we were about 4 or so at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Church Street in Phoenixville. Between church, parties and school, we bonded and were in the same graduating class at Phoenixville Area High School.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Family vineyards hold fast in line of fire

    The first time I went to Santa Rosa, California it was just a pop-up visit. In San Francisco on business, I rented a car for a day and drove north up Route 101 to visit my aunt in the senior-living facility she had moved into, and to see my cousin Lauren and her husband John, who live a little farther up the road near Calistoga.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    FOOD: Colorful pomegranates pack a punch

    What ingredient works equally well in a smoothie, salad, hummus or vodka? It’s pomegranate, a superfood in season now. In fact, November’s National Pomegranate Month.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    AT THE TABLE WITH: Patricia Jones Nogar

    In today’s over relaxed way of living, may I introduce Patricia Jones Nogar. Pat’s is a lifestyle expert, sharing her grace and the best way to enjoy life.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Mystery caterpillar reveals nature’s intricacies

    I’ve been on the planet for more than six decades and out and about in nature for much of that time. While I’m still often awe-inspired by a new place or plant I come across, I’m rarely surprised anymore. But I’ve been surprised twice in just the past two days.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    Bountiful Brassicas: Don’t miss these fall veggies

    “What IS that?” asked a skeptical shopper at the West Chester Growers Market, pointing to a spiky, lime-green cruciferous veggie.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Lifestyle

    AT THE TABLE WITH: C. Donald Howard

    At 6 weeks old, baby Donny Howard and his family moved into the house next to us. For over 45 years, the Howards and our family shared a common wall. The Howards were the most Irish-Catholic family I have ever known, even with George Howard not being Irish and a Baptist to boot. They sang songs around the piano; there were wonderful smells of foods coming from Agnes Howard’s kitchen. But what I remember the most was the laughter that you could heard coming from their house. Even if...

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Lifestyle

    Phoenix, Reporter & Item community calendar: Week of Oct. 29

    Event submissions: Send to editor@phoenixvillenews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

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  • Food

    Barto native pens book on history of scrapple

    “For a long time, anytime I had the opportunity to write about Pennsylvania Dutch culture and the food of my culture – I would,” said Amy Strauss, food and drink writer. Her first book, “Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History” hit bookshelves on Monday, Oct. 9.

    By Rebecca Blanchard rblanchard@21st-centurymedia.com @boyertowntimes on Twitter|

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