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‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture

By Tara Lynn Johnson For Digital First Media |

Think About It: On taking a detour

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours we didn’t mean to take.” — Angela N. Blount ...

Don Meyer, Ph.D. Think About It |


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Columns

    Think About It: A day on the mountain

    “You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.” — Lito Tejada-flores

    By Don Meyer Think About It |

  • 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...


  • Mass transit systems

    Preliminary public transportation details for Pope’s visit to Philadelphia released

    PHILADELPHIA >> Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City and agency officials announced preliminary information about public transportation options during the World Meeting of Families convening, Sept. 22 to 25, 2015, and the weekend of the Papal Visit, Sept. 26 to 27, 2015.

    By Mayor’s Office of Communications For Digital First Media |

  • News

    DEP trying to control gnat population in Chester County

    Canoeists along the Brandywine Creek may have seen a man pouring a brown liquid into the creek in the last few days. He is not illegally dumping chemicals. He is Ben Russell, a water pollution biologist for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection working to control the black fly population in Chester County.

    By Pete Bannan @petebannan on Twitter |

  • News

    Sen. Andy Dinniman wants Route 23 Bridge closure horror stories

    Phoenixville >> One area lawmaker want drivers suffering by the Route 23 bridge closure to share their horror stories with him.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • Philadelphia Union

    Union sizing up Honduran Palacios

    CHESTER >> One of the first transfer rumblings of the summer hit the Philadelphia Union Monday with the revelation that Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios is training with the club.

    By Matthew DeGeorge @sportsdoctormd on Twitter |

  • Crime

    Prison release rarely an option for dying state inmates

    Leon Jesse James was supposed to die in prison.

    By Jeffrey Benzing | PublicSource @jabenzing |

  • Lifestyle

    N is for Neufchatel, naan and nectarine

    Neufchatel cheese and cream cheese are often mistaken for one another. In looks and taste they are very much alike. The difference may lie on where you live or where you buy these soft creamy white cheeses. A true Neufchatel cheese is made from whole milk and not cream. This type of cheese made in the United States combines cream and pasteurized milk. This makes Neufchatel Cheese a lot lower in fat by about a third and considered to be a light cream cheese. Substituting one cheese for...


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