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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. ...

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    Renaissance Academy in Phoenixville holds fundraiser for memorial garden

    Phoenixville >> A local high school baseball team recently hosted a special game and raised more than $1,000 for an important cause.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

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    Dogwood Parade and festival bring out the best of Phoenixville

    Phoenixville >> Thousands came out to enjoy Phoenixville’s annual Dogwood Parade last Saturday, May 16, which marked the last day of the weeklong Dogwood Festival. Community members lined the streets of the parade route and watched as more than 90 groups participated this year.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • 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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    Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville to hold annual Patriotic Celebration May 22

    Phoenixville >> The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville invites the community to attend its 23rd annual Patriotic Celebration on Friday, May 22, in Reeves Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.

    Article courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville |

  • 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.


  • Sports

    After 3,500 games, Phillies security guard calls it a career

    PHILADELPHIA >> After 45 years of working security detail for the Philadelphia Phillies, Tony Valerio, 87, of Ridley Township, decided to finally retire.

    By Peg DeGrassa @PeggyDe5 on Twitter |

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