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Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville to hold annual Patriotic Celebration May 22

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Perk Valley sophomore plans Haiti mission with Royersford church

ROYERSFORD >> Building dreams for others, is what a Perkiomen Valley sophomore is going to do this summer. ...

By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |


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  • Education

    Spring-Ford teachers honored by students

    Spring is typically when graduating seniors receive accolades. But for the 10th year, Spring-Ford Area School District seniors applauded the teachers, counselors and administrators who have made an impact on their lives at the 10th annual Senior Impact Awards. The Senior Impact Awards ceremony honors individuals nominated by graduating seniors, who have been instrumental in making an impact on their educational experience.

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  • Opinion

    THINK ABOUT IT: Trust your crazy ideas

    “It’s easy to come up with big ideas. Just think of something that everyone agrees would be ‘wonderful’ if it were only ‘possible’ – and then set out to make it possible.” — Armand Hammer

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Guest Columnist |

  • Food

    ABC TO XYZ IN FOODS: Discovering the difference between jambalaya and gumbo

    Jambalaya and Gumbo are often mistaken for each other. Both originated in the Cajun and Creole school of cooking. Jambalaya is sort of a cousin to paella as it made with many of the same ingredients. Then add rice and stock, combine all ingredients and simmer before serving. Some Jambalaya may include tomatoes, while some recipes do not include tomatoes. Gumbo is much thinner in a stock. It is usually served as a soup, with the rice served as a side dish. I would like to mention Etouffee...

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Blaise and Bonnie (cats) Blaise and Bonnie are dear little things who came in together and have been together for 8 years. Very friendly young seniors. Bonnie is a nice, pretty girl, a short-haired calico (black/tan/orange.) She likes people and other cats and sunny rooms. Blaise is a sweet boy, an all black, American short-haired mix. He likes people and other cats and looking out the window. Both are front declawed and up-to-date with shots.


  • Education

    Election 2015: Eight candidates vie for five Phoenixville School Board seats

    There’s two separate elections taking place on May 19. One for Democrats and one for Republicans. In Phoenixville, eight candidates are vying for five open seats on the school board.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • Politics

    Phoenixville Borough Council hires law firm; councilwoman angry at spending choices

    Phoenixville >> Two hotly debated issues lead Phoenixville Borough Council member Jennifer Mayo to say council should be ashamed of itself Tuesday night.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • Law and order

    Harrowing assault draws state prison term

    WEST CHESTER >> A Phoenixville area man with a history of domestic violence towards his girlfriend pleaded guilty just before his trial on assault charges was about to begin.

    By Michael P. Rellahan @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • Entertainment

    NEW ON DVD - Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning performance saves ‘Still Alice’

    Can a great performance redeem a so-so movie? In the case of “Still Alice” (2014, Sony, PG-13, $30), the answer is a resounding yes. Oscar winner Julianne Moore does such a superb job portraying a linguistics professor affected with early-onset Alzheimer’s that you can understand what her character is going through every step of the way.

    By Amy Longsdorf Digital First Media |

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