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Scholars: Area students are making the grade

The Greater Phoenixville Healthcare Scholarship Program has awarded seven scholarships to local high school graduates pursuing health-related careers. These scholarships are funded by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, the Phoenixville Hos...

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    Grandmother gets probation for pot peanut brittle

    WEST CHESTER >> Possession of peanut brittle and pralines normally is not the kind of activity that gets you hauled before a judge, facing criminal charges. But for a 61-year-old transplanted grandmother from Oregon, the ingredient she apparently added to those confections earned her not only a visit to Common Pleas Court, but a two-year commitment to court supervision and a felony record.

    By Michael P. Rellahan mrellahan@21st-centurymedia.com @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Hazardous waste drop-off event set for Saturday in Royersford

    ROYERSFORD >> Montgomery county residents with a garage full of hazardous waste have a chance Saturday for a bit of summer cleaning.

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    Chester Springs family works to save 270-year-old oak tree

    Chester Springs resident Jim Helm has spent the last several weeks trying to save a historical estimated 270-year-old oak tree on his property from being destroyed by utility companies. The tree, which stands on the border of his property, extends into power lines which run along the road, making it vulnerable for unwarranted trimming and cutting by Verizon and PECO.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

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    Valley Forge celebrates papal visit with Family Day

    VALLEY FORGE >> Pope Francis is coming to Montgomery County, and the news has been heralded in with fanfare and plans for a Valley Forge Family Day during his stay.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st-centurymedia.com @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

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    70-year-old guilty in DUI crash

    WEST CHESTER >> A 70-year-old West Goshen man faces the possibility of serving a state prison sentence after having been convicted last week of a drunk driving crash that severely injured a bicyclist.

    By Michael P. Rellahan mrellahan@21st-centurymedia.com @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    New law deals with campus violence

    Students attending college or university in Chester County for the first time this fall, or who are returning there for another semester, will have new protections against campus sexual assault or domestic violence.

    By Michael P. Rellahan mrellahan@dailylocal.com @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Congressmen get tour of train safety system test facility

    MALVERN >> Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6th Dist., last week joined members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation for a briefing and tour of SEPTA’s Positive Train Control (PTC) test facility in Malvern.

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    The ‘blob’ is back in Phoenixville

    Phoenixville’s annual Blobfest is getting ready to ooze into town from July 10 through 12 to celebrate the 1958 cult classic film “The Blob.” The popular weekend festival will begin Friday night at the Colonial Theatre and continues all day Saturday along Bridge Street for the street fair.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Opinion

    Think About It: How one tweet changed a life

    “We are masters of unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” — Winston Churchill

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  • Lifestyle

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Potato chips — plain or fancy — are a popular snack

    POTATO CHIPS >> are one of the most popular food snacks around the world – if not number one. One story goes like this . . . in 1853 the chef at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs New York preparing potatoes for a disgruntle customer came upon frying thin slices of potatoes until crispy. The diner was Cornelius Vanderbilt who started to tell all his wealthy and not so wealthy friends about them. He instructed his personal chef on how to prepare them.

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