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Brew Hub: Craft brewing in the Philly region

By Digital First Media Staff @DFMPhillyNews on Twitter |

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

    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...


  • 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 bark. 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 or call us at 610-279-9714 or email


  • Opinion

    Think About It: Reflections on a great writer

    “Surprisingly, often a difficult problem in a sentence can be solved by simply getting rid of it.” — William Zinsser

    Don Meyer, Ph.D. Think About It |

  • Features/People

    With the help of 3-D printers, Westtown School students develop prosthetic hands for children

    Engineering students at Westtown School have developed robotic hands for two area children. As part of the school’s Hand Project, and in conjunction with Nemours/ Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, the high school students worked for months in Westtown’s Science Institute, customizing each hand so it would fit each child accordingly.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Parenting

    Perspective on Parenting: Stuff to do with kids this summer

    School’s out, so it’s time to start thinking about how we’re going to pass the time and make some fabulous summertime memories for our families. While I know I’m definitely going to catch a few movies with my kids; I saw ET and the Goonies as a child of the 80s, I also want to make sure they experience the world around them.


  • Philadelphia Phillies

    Phillies Notebook: Sandberg wants to see more of Rupp

    PITTSBURGH >> The Phillies played an afternoon game Wednesday in Cincinnati before making a puddle-hop to Pittsburgh before sunset, then had a full day off Thursday before getting back to business Friday night at PNC Park for the start of a weekend series against the Pirates.

    By Dennis Deitch |

  • Graduation ceremonies

    PHOTOS: 562 students graduate from Spring-Ford Area High School

    Members of Spring-Ford Area High School’s graduating class listen to speakers Thursday evening during an outdoor ceremony at Coach McNelly Stadium in Royersford. A total of 562 students graduated as part of the Spring-Ford High Area High School’s 60th commencement exercise. It was one of the largest graduating classes in Montgomery County. Among the speakers was valedictorian Malcolm Connor Hoffman, whose inspirational talk was entitled, “The Last Time.”


  • News

    Senate committee votes to delay Keystone Exams

    The Senate Education Committee Tuesday unanimously approved legislation to delay the graduation requirement associated with the Keystone Exams for two years.

    Staff Report |

  • Education

    Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission delays recommendation for funding formula

    NORRISTOWN>> The Basic Education Funding Commission announced Wednesday that it will not be making a recommendation to the Pennsylvania legislature for a fair funding formula for public schools by the June 10 deadline.

    By Brendan Wills @BWillsTH on Twitter |

  • News

    Officials: Route 23 bridge could open by September

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville area officials say they’re working hard to get the Route 23 bridge open by September.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

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