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Revamped Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum to be rededicated over homecoming weekend

By Christine Mawhinney Lark For 21st Century Media |

School board approves Perkiomen Valley superintendent’s raise

PERKIOMEN >> The Perkiomen Valley School Board has approved a 2.5 percent raise for its superintendent following a favorable performance review earlier this year. ...

By Frank Otto @fottojourno on Twitter |


  • Opinion

    Casey Kasem’s end-of-life nightmare is lesson for millions of Americans

    The tragic legal battle between legendary radio host Casey Kasem’s family members over his end-of-life care before he died in June is a teachable moment for millions of Americans. It illustrates the challenges and importance of end-of-life planning. It also demonstrates the urgency to reform the system so millions of baby boomers and their aging parents do not experience a similar nightmare.

    By Daniel Wilson and Sean Crowley Courtesy of The American Forum |

  • Letters

    Warren Kampf is running scared

    Marian Moskowitz, candidate for state representative in the 157th district, is running a clean campaign. The publicity she releases is truthful and verifiable. And she refuses to engage in negative or misleading advertising. This reveals a candidate with as much character as leadership ability. By taking the high road, Moskowitz shows a will to bring respect and dignity to this campaign. Her opponent, Warren Kampf, sadly, has chosen a different route.


  • Letters

    Warren Kampf - Not just politics as usual

    It’s easy to be cynical about politics. As a recent Conestoga graduate and current University of Pennsylvania student, I’ve noticed that the prevailing political opinion among my generation is one marked with pessimism and resignation. The narrative goes something like this: self-interested politicians, bought and sold by lobbyists, perpetuate a rigged system in which special interests always win.


  • Letters

    Kampf has earned the right to continue representing 157th

    I am a homeowner in downtown Phoenixville and am writing to express my support for Warren Kampf in his bid for reelection as state representative for the 157th District.


  • Letters

    Kampf has improved communication with constituents

    Warren Kampf is really hitting his stride. Over the last two years, I’ve noticed a real difference in communication with my state representative and my community, because I opted to sign up for Warren Kampf’s legislative updates online. The very well-written and informative online updates are a wealth of information, anything from neighborhood road closures and repaving schedules to senior expos and local shredder events. I also received updates and vital information during the...


  • Letters

    Kampf making the tough choices that will help secure our children’s future

    Sadly in government today, most politicians are only looking for solutions that sound good in campaign ads and work best for two-year election cycles. While Pennsylvania has numerous problems that will affect generations to come, not many seem to be looking out for my young family and those of us who will have to deal with — tomorrow — the consequences of the misguided decisions made today.


  • General news

    Smith captures first oval, outlaws auto racing win

    It was a performance that the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car fans thundered in approval of and even the World of Outlaws faithful had to respect as Posse circuit driver Ryan Smith of Kunkletown beat the traveling STP World of Outlaws sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 25 to claim his first ever oval and outlaws victory, worth $10,000.

    By Ken Johnson For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Phoenixville area auto dealers distribute coats to children in need

    This month, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation will distribute more than 37,000 brand-new winter coats to underprivileged children living in the five-county region of Philadelphia via its 2014 Driving Away the Cold program.

    Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation |

  • Food and drink

    The many uses of vinegar and vanilla

    Vinegar >> comes to us from the French meaning “sour wine.”

    By Bette Banjack For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    Fun and haunted legacies continue to grow at Pennhurst

    Spring City >> Fans of the macabre seeking a frightful adventure need search no further than Spring City — Pennhurst Asylum has opened its gates for its 5th annual Halloween season.

    By Virginia Lindak For 21st Century Media |

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