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TRENDING: Safely celebrating the upcoming Great American Eclipse

By Brian Bingaman bbingaman@21st-centurymedia.com @brianbingaman on Twitter|

THE TABLE: Sardinia — island off the Italian mainland

Located south of the French island of Corsica, the Italian island of Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Cagliari is the capital and the largest city on the island. The island is divided into four provinces. Italian and Sar...

By Bette Banjack|

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  • Food

    Watermelons, cantaloupes are summer treats. Enjoy these three refreshing recipes

    One by one, they knocked. At Pete’s Produce Farm in West Chester, shoppers tapped “Sugar Babies,” cantaloupes, red and yellow seedless watermelons — listening for a good one, leaving satisfied they’d found the best.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Fruity treat features Asian pear

    If you have never tried an Asian pear, you are in for a treat. Although more expensive than either apples or pears, this delicious fruit is a combination of both flavors. Here is a recipe that involves the same taste but with a Yankee touch. Beautifully accented with cinnamon flavor and the slightly salty taste of cheese, this super simple, and quick, recipe will be a hit with everyone you cater to this summer. Want a crispy, smoky addition? Add a small slice of super crispy bacon right on...

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Lifestyle

    Take steps to cool down when being active in outdoor heated weather

    Summer brings longer days, opportunities for outdoor fun and more; but the season also comes with some extremely hot temperatures. Getting active outside has its advantages but there are precautions people should take in heated conditions.

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

  • Lifestyle

    THE TABLE: Staying home — no bathing suits at the dinner table

    Today, for something different, we are going to stay home. For almost two years now, we have been checking out countries, cities and areas throughout the world. The new thing is a “daycation” — instead of one big trip, we go on day trips of nearby places or visit friends and relatives.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Health

    American Red Cross seeks blood, platelet donations; locations announced in Bucks, Delco, Chesco and Montco

    PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.

    Submitted by the American Red Cross|

  • Food

    FOOD: Heavenly hummus

    In parts of the Middle East, there is a topic that garners hours of lively debate at the table. Not politics. Not soccer, either. It’s hummus, that creamy staple of pureed chickpeas mixed with sesame paste, olive oil and lemon juice. What is the ideal consistency — smooth and fluffy or rough and chunky? Should it be served warm or cold? With what condiments? And, most importantly, where is the best hummusia?

    By Jessica Yadegaran Bay Area News Group|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: This sandwich recipe is packed with flavor

    Nothing fancy, but crazy tasty! And you don’t need to use a slow cooker to wait for something this good. By softening the spices in this pulled chicken recipe and relying on the great taste of White Barbecue Sauce, you will be pleasantly surprised that you won’t miss classic barbecue at all.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Lifestyle

    THE TABLE: Guam ... American citizens by birth

    Guam was one of four territories under United States jurisdiction before World War II. Just after the attack on Pearl Harbor, it was captured by Japan. The island was occupied for about 30 months before it was liberated in July 1944 by American forces.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Lifestyle

    THE TABLE: Jim Thorpe to the North, Lancaster County West

    Jim Thorpe, because of its picturesque and mountainous location is called the “Switzerland of America” as well as the “Gateway to the Poconos.” Originally named “Mauch Chunk” -- meaning “Bear Place” or “Sleeping Bear,” it was the area inhabited by the native people of the Munsee-Lenape-Delaware nation. It is the county seat for Carbon County. It is situated several miles west on route 209 off the Northeast Extension of...

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Food

    LIGHTEN UP: Savor healthier fries and gourmet dips

    Adore fries, but abhor the fat? In honor of National French Fry Day tomorrow (July 13), here’s the skinny on skinny fries, aka oven fries. Ditch the guilt and dig in!

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

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