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Phoenixville schools ponder impact of too much homework

By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

Phoenixville looking at later start times for middle, high schools

PHOENIXVILLE >> Try not to be mad at that teenager in your life who stays in bed too long every morning. It’s not their fault — it’s biology. ...

By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|


  • Entertainment

    WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Here are some things to do this weekend and next

    Home trends Pennsylvania Convention Center: Get ideas to renew, refresh and restore your home at the Philly Home Show noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 19, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 13 and 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 14 and 21, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 15. Learn about products and deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces with more than 300 experts under one roof at 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia. Tickets are $13 at the door, $10 online at, $3...

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • News

    Philadelphia region school delays and closings announced for Jan. 5

    Some school districts in the Philadelphia region have announced delays and closings for Friday, Jan. 5. The following list (in alphabetical order by county) will be updated as delays are announced.

    Digital First Media staff|

  • Entertainment

    MOVIE REVIEW: So-so ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ unlocks sufficient scares

    While it’s not the meatiest role an actress could ever hope for or the biggest movie franchise of the day, there’s something nice about Lin Shaye’s parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier becoming the central figure in the “Insidious” series.

    By Mark Meszoros @MarkMeszoros on Twitter|

  • Lifestyle

    AT THE TABLE WITH: Sam Traten

    Prior to meeting for this interview, I had the opportunity to read Sam Traten’s memoir, “Ex Post Facto.” One thing that seem to run through the memoir is his quest for knowledge and himself.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Entertainment

    ART: Last chance to catch these offerings at Woodmere Art Museum

    Chestnut Hill’s Woodmere Art Museum has two special exhibitions you should see before their engagement is over.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    Philly musician Ryan Tennis’ ‘Graceland’ show to feature ‘all-star’ lineup at Ardmore Music Hall

    West Philadelphian Ryan Tennis has been compared to Ben Harper, Bill Withers, and even Paul Simon.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    MUSIC: Scot Sax returns to Philly to debut ‘Mr. Chocolate’ at Burlap and Bean

    “Mr. Chocolate” is the latest album release from multi-talented singer, songwriter and Philadelphia native Scot Sax. Offering a six song collection riddled with pop tendencies, Sax headed into the studio with the sole intention of writing great songs with no pressure and no expectations. Featured on the album are Wilco-drummer Ken Coomer, Bob Dylan’s longtime live guitarist John Jackson and Phil D’Agostino.

    By Rob Nagy For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    Crustacean sensation: These delicious crab cakes are easy to make and luxurious to eat

    These simple crabcakes are easy to make and luxurious to eat. Serve them as appetizers or alongside a big, crisp salad and some garlic bread for a meal that feels celebratory.

    By Stacie Dong and Simran Singh Special to Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    MUSIC: 2018 Concert Preview: Confirmations & rumors

    Another year is just about in the books, but while 2017 is in the rear view, it’s time to look forward to 2018 and what music it’s going to bring to the area. Yes, it’s still early, but so many shows are already on-sale, about to be announced or heavily rumored to be coming to town. Let’s break it all down in an overview.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    FAMILY FUN: From ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ at the Merriam Theater to ‘Beatles for Kids!’ at Ardmore Music Hall and much more

    All little tigers, and their grown-ups, are welcome at “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

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