In Other News

Upper Providence man faces prison for canal drowning deaths

By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: ‘The Blob’ returns; SangriaFest and much more on tap

Return of “The Blob” Colonial Theatre: Blobfest’s July 14 “Run Out” is sold out, but you can still take part in the Bridge Street, Phoenixville “Streetfair” July 15 and 1950s horror movie...

By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|


  • Entertainment

    Sonny Landreth releases ‘Recorded Live in Lafayette,’ will perform at World Cafe Live

    Legendary guitarist Sonny Landreth has just released “Recorded Live in Lafayette” (Provogue, 2017), a career retrospective that comes as close as possible to capturing the iconic guitarist’s depth and musical diversity. Landreth will bring his trio to World Cafe Live on July 20th to perform selections from the album and more.

    By Fern Brodkin For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    Civil engagement leads to multimedia installation at The Barnes

    A French-Algerian artist busts the American, white, male cowboy stereotype in “Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders.”

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • News

    Phoenixville officials OK $25,000 grant application for all abilities playground

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Borough Council has backed a community project aimed at helping children with disabilities, but some officials are concerned about being on the hook for the price tag.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    The Figgs celebrate 30 years of performing and recording at Underground Arts

    The Figgs are one of America’s most enduring rock bands. They’re celebrating their 30th anniversary with a show at Underground Arts in Philadelphia on July 21st, as well as the vinyl release of “The Man Who Fights Himself” (Stomper), which was originally released in 2010.

    By Fern Brodkin For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    This week’s concert highlights include The Upper Crust, Idina Menzel, The Crane Wives and more

    Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Mediar|

  • Columns

    Welcome to my world: Listening to the silence

    I happened to come across a title for this story through a leaflet that came in the mail. In my case, I’ve learned to listen to inward silence through the practice of meditation. Yet, looking back on my life, I realized silence also spoke to me, in a seemingly different way, especially in nature.

    By Carole Christman Koch|

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Farm women turned out plenty of fresh bread and pies in outdoor bake ovens

    The quaint bake oven as it is found in the Pennsylvania Dutch region was an outstanding invention for its time, far superior to any found elsewhere in America. As European families transferred their white man’s culture to the virgin forests of Pennsylvania introducing their frontier farmsteads to the area, there was no other invention, expect perhaps the large frontier fireplaces, that intrigued the native Indians more than these outdoor bake-ovens. There are still quite a few...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Convenience

    PERSON TO PERSON --- IMPACT: Missing a helpmate

    My wife, Barb, along with many others, recently volunteered to be a helper at Joni & Friends Family Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, Pa., for a week. Joni & Friends ministers to people who have disabilities and their families. Being the “Big Boy” that I am, I was sure I could take care of myself. After all, Barb did venture back to Pennsylvania many years ago for 50 days (notice I didn’t say seven weeks because that would be an...

    By Jeff Hall|

  • Food

    LIGHTEN UP: Savor healthier fries and gourmet dips

    Adore fries, but abhor the fat? In honor of National French Fry Day tomorrow (July 13), here’s the skinny on skinny fries, aka oven fries. Ditch the guilt and dig in!

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Not your regular fried ‘rice’

    A fantastic alternative to fried rice but with celiac disease in mind. I adore this dish in the summer served all by itself. Don’t be dissuaded by the odor of cooking cauliflower. It has a less desirable “enticement” than rice, but is packed with flavor.

    By Jim Bailey|

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