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Pictorial book depicts history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital

The Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance is proud to announce the release of a pictorial history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital. It is part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. The release of this im...

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    Pictorial book depicts history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital

    The Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance is proud to announce the release of a pictorial history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital. It is part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. The release of this important book will be celebrated at a launch party and book signing, featuring the author, J. Gregory Pirmann of Barto. Mr. Pirmann was a Pennhurst employee from 1969 until 1986, part of a 38 year career in the field of intellectual...

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    A savory slice to make foodies flock

    SHEPHERD’S PIE >> started out being called Cottage Pie. It was considered a poor man’s dish made from scraps of meat, lots of potatoes and a sprinkling of vegetables. It originated in the United Kingdom and Ireland; today, the dish is popular worldwide. Variations of this savory pie are called St. Stephen’s Day Pie, made with turkey and ham, and Cumberland Pie, which is topped with breadcrumbs. In England, there is Fish Pie. In most cases, traditional...

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