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Officials say Chester County needs its own identity

By Brian McCullough |

Local food pantries desperate for donations

Thanksgiving may be a time to settle down with loved ones, pass around the turkey and be grateful for the good things in life. But it’s also a time to think of the needs of others, including those less fortunate in the community. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |


  • News

    Spring-Ford Area High School makes 6th annual AP District Honor Roll

    Spring-Ford Area School District was recognized as one of 425 districts across the U.S. and Canada in the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll honors districts that have increased access to Advanced Placement (AP)® course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that these districts are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are...

    Spring-Ford Area School District |

  • News

    First annual Pioneer Awards presented to three PPMA members

    At the recently held Pennsylvania Pest Management Association (PPMA) Annual Board Dinner, three PPMA members were presented with the first annual Pioneer Awards.

    Pennsylvania Pest Management Association, Inc. |

  • Entertainment

    University of Valley Forge celebrates holiday season with annual Christmas Concert

    The University of Valley Forge will celebrate the Christmas season by hosting its annual concert event, Christmas at Valley Forge, on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5.

    University of Valley Forge |

  • Columns

    Spinal Column: It’s not in your head, barometric pressure really does make you feel pain!

    I love this beautiful area we live in. It truly flourishes this time of year. A bounty of color surrounds us on the ground and in the trees. I am sure we are all aware of the key ingredient of Mother Nature’s beauty... Rain.

    Dr. Jim Schaffer Kimberton Chiropractic |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Where are the other nine?

    “When you stop counting your blessings, it is like holding yourself and being surprised that everything is black.”- Ann Voskamp

    Don Meyer, Ph.D. Think About It |

  • News

    Spring-Ford joins mission to introduce students to computer science

    Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Spring-Ford Area School District will join in on the largest learning event in history, The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 6 to 12). The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries.

    Spring-Ford Area School District |

  • Lifestyle

    Phoenix Community Calendar Nov. 29

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  • Entertainment

    Candlelight Holiday House Tour returns to Phoenixville for 15th holiday season

    The popular Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday House Tour will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Foresta’s Market, Ellie’s Choice and The Design Grove in Phoenixville.

    Phoenixville Holiday House Tour |

  • News

    Spring-Ford student work submitted for International Saul Bell Design Contest

    Spring-Ford Area High School Advanced Jewelry student, David Hunter, hopes to receive international recognition for his jewelry design with the International Saul Bell Design Emerging Jewelry Artist award. Hunter credits a scene deep in the mountains of Pennsylvania as his inspiration for the piece.

    Spring-Ford Area School District |

  • Entertainment

    Welkinweir Estate opens doors for Holiday Open House

    The historic Welkinweir Estate is opening its doors to the public for a festive Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The estate house will be decorated in holiday splendor for all to enjoy! Celebrate the season with joyful music from the estate’s newly restored pipe organ; glimpse the public garden and wintry views of forests and ponds from inside the warm estate; and learn about the history of the estate, which spans three centuries. Marsh Creek Tree Farm...

    Green Valleys Watershed Association |

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