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Sankey: Phoenixville folks always knew Piazza’s greatness even if scouts didn’t

By Barry Sankey|

‘Star Trek’: 50 and ‘Beyond’

In September 1966, NBC unenthusiastically began broadcasting a “too-cerebral” science fiction series created by former LAPD speechwriter Gene Roddenberry and championed by, among few others, producer Lucille Ball. ...

By Bob Strauss Southern California News Group |

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    Independence Blue Cross ‘Blue Crew’ lends a hand by beautifying Medal of Honor Grove

    On Thursday, July 14, in the spirit of civic engagement and community service inspired by the upcoming 2016 Democratic National Convention, more than 60 Independence Blue Cross associates participated in a day-long service project at the Medal of Honor Grove in Phoenixville. Independence volunteers — who are part of the company’s Blue Crew, one of the most respected employee volunteer programs in the Philadelphia region — led a service project to clean and beautify this...

    Independence Blue Cross |

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    Don’t miss coverage of the Democratic National Convention starting Sunday

    Once again, the eyes of the world will be focused on our area as Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention starting Monday. History will be made when Hillary Clinton accepts the official nomination for president.

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    Enrollment now open for 2016 Phoenixville Community Health Leadership Academy

    For the 14th year in a row, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation has funded a program called the Community Health Leadership Academy, which helps to identify, train and empower Phoenixville regional citizens for leadership roles that promote the community’s health and advance the quality of life. This program is geared toward community volunteers and helps to give them a deeper understanding about their community’s assets, strengths, challenges and needs, all while...

    Phoenixville Community Health Foundation |

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    Phoenixville resident begins Peace Corps service in Botswana

    Maryanne Hayde, 25, of Phoenixville, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Botswana on July 30 to begin training as a health volunteer. Hayde will live and work in a community to strengthen the implementation of life skills education and assist students in local schools to adopt healthy behaviors.

    Peace Corps East Region |

  • Lifestyle

    Phoenix Community Calendar July 24

    Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

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    $3K worth of Wawa coffee stolen by coffee caper

    WEST GOSHEN >> Police announced Wednesday they are searching for a Wawa coffee caper, a woman who has allegedly stolen over $3,000 worth of coffee bags to date.

    By Adam Farence afarence@21st-centurymedia.com @afarence on Twitter |

  • Food

    Summer produce shines in chilled soup

    Think soup’s too hot for summer? Chill out with some cold ones, featuring the season’s freshest fruits and veggies.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Entertainment

    Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown to host a second ‘Pokemon Go’ event

    NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo hosted a “Pokémon Go” event on Tuesday, July 19, but due to the hours of the event — noon to 4:30 p.m. — many Pokémon trainers weren’t able to attend. But the zoo heard loud and clear that there was a need for a weekend event, so they will be hosting a second round on Sunday, July 24.

    Digital First Media Staff |

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    Tolls on Pennsylvania Turnpike going up 6 percent for 2017

    HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Tuesday approved a 6 percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2017.

    Digital First Media |

  • Food

    YANKEE CHEF: Cool your meal with this avocado mousse

    A delightfully mousse-type appetizer that is refreshing and a great way to start an even better meal during the hot season.

    By Jim Bailey |

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