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William Shatner’s one-man show makes its regional debut

By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

FROM THE GROUND UP: What is it about pumpkins?

As I was eyeing a heap of pumpkins at a garden center the other day, a thought came to me that pumpkins are the puppies of the plant world. Think about it: there’s something about pumpkins that makes us happy when we look at them; and if we get...



  • Entertainment

    Nationally touring art quilt exhibit comes to Pottstown

    Montgomery County Community College, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will present a traveling juried art quilt exhibit, “Piecing Together a Changing Planet,” which illustrates how pollution and climate change have affected national parks.


  • Business

    Perseverance paying off at PrimePay after 30 years

    WEST WHITELAND >> In sports, the term ‘tweener is often used in a negative context to describe a player too small to guard bigger opponents and too slow to be successful against smaller ones.

    By Brian McCullough @wcdailylocal on Twitter|

  • News

    The Table: Louisville, Kentucky— Unbridled Spirit

    Louisville is pronounced “L u evel” or as most of us say (in the French manor) LOUIEVILLE. It is the largest city in the state of Kentucky. Founded in 1778 and named after King Louis XVI of France. It is this king who sent troopers that aided in the American Revolution. In 1780 it received its town charter. It is the oldest city west of the Appalachian Mountains.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • News

    The Table: Antarctica — The coldest continent on Earth

    Antarctica is the Earth’s southernmost continent. It is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. It is the Earth’s fifth largest continent covering 5,400,000 square miles. It is twice the size of Australia with 98% covered by ice that is 6,000 feet thick. It is the coldest, driest and windiest continent. The Antarctica is considered a desert with an annual rainfall of 8-inches, less inland.


  • Entertainment

    Can’t-miss for Minecraft enthusiasts: Minefaire debuts in Oaks

    Who’s up for setting some Guinness World Records?

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    REVIEW: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Steel River in Pottstown

    “Peter and the Starcatcher” is quite unlike anything I have ever seen -- it’s a multilayered comedy with a gifted ensemble cast and lots of one-liners that have double, sometimes triple, meanings. The antics of the actors had the audience laughing loud and often.

    By Cheryl Thornburg|

  • News

    Negotiations continue to avert faculty strike at Pa. universities

    As the Oct. 19 strike date set by the union for state university faculty and coaches comes closer, both parties have released conflicting statements over the progress of talks aimed at preventing the strike.

    By Adam Farence @afarence on Twitter|

  • News

    Phoenixville Food Truck Festival serves up a good time

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville knows how to do a festival right.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media|

  • Sports

    College Corner: Major contributor for UNC field hockey

    The University of North Carolina pulled off back-to-back upset victories over No. 1 Syracuse and No. 2 Duke last week and junior Gab Major was right in the middle of the action.

    By Bill Arsenault For Digital First Media|

  • Sports

    Saxton: Mods at the Madhouse bound for Grandview on Oct. 15

    Grandview Speedway closes out their Saturday night racing schedule as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series features Mods at the Madhouse on Saturday, October 15 – a thrilling three-division show headlined by a Big-Block/358 Modified Monster challenge – plus action from the Sportsman and the TSRS Sprint Car Series. Race time is set for 6 p.m.

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

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