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NORRISTOWN - A new contender has thrown his hat into the ring with Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf in the 2014 race for governor of Pennsylvania. Dave Naples, a Montgomery County resident, has begun a write-in campaign that relies solely on social media and word of mouth and, in open contradiction to his competitors, no campaign contributions.

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<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Onions and Cooking Oils]]> ONIONS - Have a strong and pungent odor, which becomes sweet when cooked. Cooking the onion gives it a crisp texture.

Onions are made up of fleshy layers with an inner core. Scallions and green onions are harvested at an early stage of the growth of onions.

Onions date back to 5,000 B.

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<![CDATA[Local sports notices for Aug. 31]]> SOCCER

The Valley Forge Christian College will have a free soccer clinic on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the VFCC Back Field, located at 1401 Charlestown, Rd., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460.

The contact person is Vernon Dorsey. Registration is on site.

Email address is menssoccer@vfcc.

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<![CDATA[What the CIA is trying to hide]]> Beginning in the 1990s, and accelerating after Sept. 11, the CIA flew terrorism suspects to secret police custody in Syria, Jordan, "Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of demons."

Aldous Huxley

"Words matter." With that comment, Jim Maza, my friend and our VFCC college attorney summed up his perspective on the importance of legal documents saying what we intend them to say.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:13:04 -0400 2014-08-28T13:13:04-04:00 2014-08-28T13:13:06-04:00
<![CDATA[New changes likely for Phoenixville community budget committee]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Further changes are likely coming for Phoenixville Area School District's Community Budget Advisory Committee.

Last year, the Phoenixville Area School Board revised the way the committee would operate by including it more into board budget discussions and limiting the number of those appointed.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:12:33 -0400 2014-08-28T13:12:33-04:00 2014-08-28T13:12:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Woman hospitalized after bite from pet forest cobra]]>

SKIPPACK - A woman bitten by her family's cobra was rushed to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Sunday morning.

Some time before 10:45 a.m., the woman was handling her family's forest cobra when it bit her.

"It didn't get loose," said Dan Greco, Chief of Skippack Ambulance. "It bit her and she threw it back into the tank.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville superintendent gets new contract, raise]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - Alan Fegley will continue as Phoenixville Area School District's superintendent until at least 2020.

In a 6-0 vote Thursday, the Phoenixville Area School Board approved a new contract for Fegley which will begin at the close of the 2014-15 school year and carry through until the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

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<![CDATA[East Pikeland man charged in marijuana growing operation]]>

EAST PIKELAND - More than 50 live marijuana plants were seized last week during a raid at a townhome on Stirling Court in the Kimberton Knoll development, according to township police.

On Friday, the East Pikeland Police Department, assisted by officers from East Vincent and West Pikeland, conducted a search of a home that was suspected of housing an indoor marijuana growing operation.

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<![CDATA[Spring City police raid alleged drug house; 3 arrested]]> SPRING CITY - After resident complaints prompted a two-month investigation, borough police and other agencies raided a suspected drug house early Monday afternoon.

Three were arrested when the Spring City Police along with the Chester County Detective's Municipal Drug Task Force and the East Coventry and East Pikeland Police served a search warrant at 212 New St.

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<![CDATA[Car enthusiasts flock to Al Laskey Memorial Auto Show in Perkiomen]]>

PERKIOMEN TWP. - Whether rolling through for a quick glimpse of highly tuned hot rods, or setting up a tent and hanging out all day, spectators and enthusiasts alike enjoyed blue skies and red Chevys at Perkiomen Township Fire Company's 23rd annual Al Laskey Memorial Auto Show on Sunday.

]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:12:04 -0400 2014-08-28T13:12:04-04:00 2014-08-28T13:12:17-04:00 <![CDATA[Spring-Ford, teachers to go to fact-finding over contract]]>

LIMERICK - With the latest round of contract negotiations again ending in a stalemate, a state fact-finder will be brought in to try to help determine a contract for Spring-Ford Area School District teachers.

In a Spring-Ford Area School Board meeting Monday night, board member Bernard Pettit, a member of the district's negotiating team, announced that the latest contract proposal put forth by the district was rejected.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:11:52 -0400 2014-08-28T13:11:52-04:00 2014-08-28T13:11:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville markets offers cooking instruction as well as fresh produce]]>

Shoppers at the Phoenixville Farmers Market can buy fresh and then learn how to prepare those locally grown foods in a free cooking class.

Market manager Liz Andersen said the market holds regular cooking demonstrations on Saturdays beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a musical performance at 10 a.

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<![CDATA[Pa. officials show off forensic vehicle in battle against child predators]]>

UPPER PROVIDENCE - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane showed off a new forensic vehicle in Upper Providence on Wednesday following a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement on how to best stay on top of and capture child predators in the commonwealth.

"The exploitation of our sons and daughters is running rampant in this nation," Kane said.

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ROYERSFORD - Spring-Ford Country Club (SFCC) recently presented a check to the Keystone Wounded Warriors (KWW) organization for $3,700.

Paul Spurgin, vice president of the KWW, accepted the check on behalf of the Women's Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year marked the first annual tournament for the Keystone Wounded Warriors "All-Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament," coordinated by the Spring-Ford CC Women's Golf Association.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:05:38 -0400 2014-08-26T12:05:38-04:00 2014-08-26T12:05:42-04:00