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THE TABLE: Independence, Missouri - July 4th celebration

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: The art of storing china

If you have your heirloom china, crystal, porcelain and knickknacks in a lighted china closet or display case with lamps inside, don’t position your collectibles too close to the lamps. Once, during an in-home appraisal service call, I had to b...

By Dr. Lori Verderame Columnist |


  • Sports

    Saxton: Broadcaster bias an increasing issue in NASCAR

    I don’t always agree with Brad Keselowski. Sometimes I think he comes across as somewhat arrogant. However I do agree with him when he talks about the NASCAR Fox Sports broadcast team and some of them being biased.

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Police break up large fight at Pottstown birthday party

    POTTSTOWN —Police officers from Pottstown, North Coventry, Lower and West Pottsgrove along with Limerick dispersed a group of between 80 and 100 youths late Saturday night after a large fight broke out during a “Sweet 16” party being held at the Quality Inn on West King Street.

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  • Business

    Jay Lanes Bowling opens TNT Laser Tag

    Douglass (Berks) >> Renee Talkington grew up at Jay Lanes Bowling on Ben Franklin Highway in Douglass (Berks). Not literally of course, but the Pottstown native has been bowling at the center since she was 8-years-old.

    By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter |

  • News

    House passes gun violence bills

    Two days after 49 people were gunned down in Orlando, Fla., three bills sponsored by state Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery County, to reduce gun violence sailed through the House.

    By Linda Finarelli @lkfinarelli on Twitter |

  • Sports

    Von Dohren grabs 3rd modified win of season at Grandview

    BECHTELSVILLE >> Defending Grandview Speedway Modified point champion and current point leader Craig VonDohren damaged his primary car in his qualifying event forcing him to go to a back-up car in the consolation race. The multi-time track champion was able to win the consolation and then started 22nd in the T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified All-American Racing Series 30-Lap feature sponsored by Bechtelsville Car Wash on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. By the 14th lap he was in a...

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Legion: Osisek-Byrne makes Phoenixville walkoff winners over Exeter

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Matt Osisek-Byrne has been one of Phoenixville’s premier baseball players throughout the spring and on into the summer months. He has produced as a pitcher, hitter and fielder for the Phantoms.


  • News

    Area artists paint donkeys to be displayed in Philadelphia for Democratic National Convention

    PHILADELPHIA >> A colorful herd of 57 painted donkeys in a Philadelphia warehouse awaits its debut. The fiberglass donkeys, each painted by an artist, will be scattered around the city in time form the Democratic National Convention in July.

    By Linda Stein @lsteinreporter on Twitter |

  • News

    Phoenixville Public Library hosts Science in the Summer program June 27-30

    The Phoenixville Public Library will host its annual Science in the Summer program from June 27 through June 30, with the 2016 topic being Genetics.

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  • News

    Youth & Philanthropy Program students award funds to local charities and organizations

    The end of the school year means that Phoenixville area communities will now be fluttering with children excited to enjoy their summer vacations, but not before several students from area school districts first helped to award a total of $35,000 to many local organizations and also give of their time, by participating in the 2015-2016 Youth and Philanthropy program, funded by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation.

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  • Diet and exercise

    Take exercise classes outdoors for health benefits

    It’s not uncommon to run, bike or walk outside in the summer. But the sunny season and long days are also a great opportunity to bring traditionally indoor fitness classes out into the open. Exercise classes like Zumba, yoga and circuit training can easily be moved from the sometimes claustrophobic four walls of a building to the outside natural environment.

    By Michilea Patterson @MichileaP on Twitter |

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