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Pictorial book depicts history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital

The Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance is proud to announce the release of a pictorial history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital. It is part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. The release of this im...

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  • Lifestyle

    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 Hospital Thrift Shop, Phoenixville Hospital Medical Staff, and the Phoenixville Hospital. All scholarships are $8,000 payable over four years to the following students:

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  • Lifestyle

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

    POTATO CHIPS >> are one of the most popular food snacks around the world – if not number one. One story goes like this . . . in 1853 the chef at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs New York preparing potatoes for a disgruntle customer came upon frying thin slices of potatoes until crispy. The diner was Cornelius Vanderbilt who started to tell all his wealthy and not so wealthy friends about them. He instructed his personal chef on how to prepare them.

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  • Lifestyle

    Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week

    Anna “the miracle cat” Sweet, loving, domestic short hair, grey/silver tabby with cream, only about 1 year old. Found by Spay and Save volunteers after being attacked by a dog on West Philly streets and not receiving treatment for a week. She had a huge incision which required 42 stitches but somehow, some way, managed to survive. Spay and Save gave her immediate vet care and today she is ready for a FOREVER, COMMITTED HOME where she will not have to worry about being...

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  • Lifestyle

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

    Olives Ninety percent of the fruit of the estimated 85 million olive trees in the world are pressed into olive oil with the remaining 10 percent marketed as table olives. The edible olive was established 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. But, they can date back to 3,000 B.C. in Crete.

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  • Lifestyle

    Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week

    Nina (dog) Nina is a 2-year-old bassett hound/bull terrier mix. She likes going for walks and visits to the dog park. Nina needs to be in a home with dogs larger than her and a cat free home. For more information on this sweet faced girl, please visit our website at www.spayandsave.org or call us at 610-279-9714 or email spayandsavedogs@comcast.net.

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  • Travel

    GLOBETROTTING GRADUATE: Why I keep going back to Paris

    Paris is not my favorite place to visit, yet I find myself consistently revisiting the city. Outside of London, it is the foreign city I know best.

    By Caitlin Burns For Digital First Media |

  • Parenting

    Perspective on Parenting: 10 years a mom

    Years ago, as a communications professional in the corporate world, I remember when my colleagues were honored for a decade or more of service. In a world where attention spans are gradually diminishing, doing anything constructive for 10 years can be considered quite an accomplishment. It illustrates responsibility, commitment and consistency. This is especially true for marriages. Milestone anniversaries are often celebrated with parties or vacations to commemorate a bond that is...

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  • Beer

    Brew Hub: Craft brewing in the Philly region

    The Craft Beer industry has soared to new heights globally, and the Philadelphia area has been a flagship of homebrewed growth and innovation.

    By Digital First Media Staff @DFMPhillyNews on Twitter |

  • Lifestyle

    In memory of dad, try bread and butter pickles

    Here in the United States it took over 60 years before Father’s Day was recognized by a special proclamation from President Richard Nixon, to be observed the third Sunday in June – this year the third Sunday falls on the 21st. The importance of this day is to honor and showcase the need of a father, as well as a mother, in a child’s life.

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  • Lifestyle

    Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week

    Scooter (dog) Scooter is a 2-year-old pit/box mix. He is a very sweet energetic boy who thinks he is a lap dog. Scooter is good with all size dogs and can’t wait to join his forever home.

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