In Other News

MOVIES: ‘Alien: Covenant’ part of stream of violent films bursting out of screens

By Bob Strauss Southern California News Group|

MOVIES: Danny McBride gets serious in ‘Alien: Covenant’

For Danny McBride, being asked to join the cast of “Alien: Covenant” was a long-cherished nightmare come true. ...

By Bob Strauss Southern California News Group|


  • Lifestyle


    The Dominican Republic is one of two countries on the Hispaniola Island located in Caribbean waters. It occupies five-eighths of the island while Haiti the remaining three-eights. Hispaniola is one of two Caribbean Islands that are shared by two countries – the other is the island of St. Martin.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • News

    All 7 remain on the ballot in Perk Valley School Board race

    All seven of the candidates who ran in Tuesday’s primary for four open seats on the Perkiomen Valley School Board will appear on the general election ballot in November as well.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • Lifestyle

    THE TABLE: ICELAND – Country without an army

    The country of Iceland is surrounded by the vast North Atlantic Ocean. It is considered a European country – even with a part of it lying in the North American plate. The population is a little over 330,000 in an area of about 40,000 square miles. This makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Books and literature

    Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale

    Open the “Last Don Standing” and you’re transported to the mafia underworld in Philadelphia through the eyes of former mob boss Ralph Natale.

    By Linda Stein @lsteinreporter on Twitter|

  • News

    OJR school board race will remain crowded in November

    With 99 percent of votes posted as of midnight Tuesday, only one candidate — Lonny Fish — was eliminated in the crowded race for four open seats on the Owen J. Roberts School Board.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • News

    All 8 Phoenixville School Board candidates advance after primary election

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Each of the eight candidates running for the four open seats on the Phoenixville Area School Board will advance to the general election in November, following the results of Tuesday night’s primary election.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    NEW ON VOD/STREAMING: ‘Mission accomplished’ for Vin Diesel in ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’

    In “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” (2017, Paramount, PG-13, $30), Vin Diesel proves there’s still some life left in the fur-coat-wearing superspy Xander Cage.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    FOOD: Three ways to enjoy rhubarb

    There’s no mistaking those showy (and poisonous) leaves, crimson stalks and tart taste. All hail rhubarb season!

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Nutrition

    NUTRITION: Foster children’s healthy eating habits with structure

    Emotional eating — the habit of eating to cope with stress, boredom or negative feelings rather than to satisfy true hunger — is a behavior that can often lead to overeating and weight gain.

    By LeeAnn Weintraub Special to Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    Macy Gray makes long awaited return to Philly; performs at Ardmore Music Hall

    There is no mistaking the unique raspy vocal of Jazz, R&B and pop songstress Macy Gray. Influenced by Billie Holiday, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Rihanna, Gray’s ability to consistently deliver an unforgettable performance merged with her flamboyant costuming makes for a treat to the ear and an eye catching visual experience.

    By Rob Nagy For Digital First Media|

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