RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com website: all stories http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The Phoenix Reporter and Item Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:20:06 -0400 60 <![CDATA[THE TABLE: An All-American Labor Day brunch, plus an iced coffee hack that packs an extra caffeine punch]]> Welcome to THE TABLE. Each week we will take a look at foods and backgrounds of different cultures, heritages, states and regions and what they have to offer.

With Labor Day just around the corner, I have for you a brunch to celebrate a laid back time with family and friends. A brunch usually starts late in the morning and can be served until whenever you want.

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<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week]]> Scooter (dog)

Scooter is a two-year-old pit bull/boxer mix. He is a very sweet, energetic boy who thinks he is a lap dog. Scooter is good with all sizes of dogs and loves to play ball. He can't wait to join his forever home.

Please visit our website at spayandsave.org to see all the dogs we have available for adoption, call 610-269-9714 or email spayandsavedogs@comcast.

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<![CDATA[Art & Antiques: Dumpster or No Dumpster, Back to School Edition]]> Dumpster or No Dumpster™ is now a familiar game that many play during my TV appearances, at my antiques appraisal events and via social media on www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori. After developing the game, I play it with folks as a fun way to help guide them through the process of figuring out what to trash and what's worth cash!

When faced with the decision about which items to pitch from a pile of school stuff, which items would you toss? Get ready to choose.

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<![CDATA[Pictorial book depicts history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital]]> The Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance is proud to announce the release of a pictorial history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital. It is part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. The release of this important book will be celebrated at a launch party and book signing, featuring the author, J.

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<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week]]> Scooter (dog)

Scooter is a 2-year-old pit/boxer mix. He is a very sweet energetic boy who thinks he is a lap dog. Scooter is good with all size dogs and can't wait to join his forever home.

Please visit our website at www.spayandsave.org to see all the dogs we have available for adoption or call 610-279-9714 or email spayandsavedogs@comcast.

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<![CDATA[A savory slice to make foodies flock]]> SHEPHERD'S PIE >> started out being called Cottage Pie. It was considered a poor man's dish made from scraps of meat, lots of potatoes and a sprinkling of vegetables. It originated in the United Kingdom and Ireland; today, the dish is popular worldwide. Variations of this savory pie are called St.

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<![CDATA[Updated Schuylkill River Trail maps available]]> The Schuylkill River Heritage Area will hand out newly updated Schuylkill River Trail maps at no cost from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Volunteers will be posted at 12 different trail heads from Philadelphia to Schuylkill County to hand out the maps to interested trail users.

The maps have also been placed at selected visitor sites, where it will be available while supplies last.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150729091213 2015-07-29T02:00:00-04:00 2015-07-29T09:12:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Kayak fundraiser for Schuylkill Canal at Lock 60 features history and fun]]> MONT CLARE >> The community's invited to travel along the Schuylkill River for a good cause and possibly get front row seats of a man paddling while wearing a dress.

The 2nd annual Schuylkill Canal Fundraiser Paddle is Aug. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lock 60. The Schuylkill Canal Park is located at 400 Towpath Road in Mont Clare, off of Route 23.

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<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week]]> Scooter (dog)

Scooter is a very sweet boy who was found wandering the streets of Norristown. He is a pit bull/boxer mix, about 20 months old and is neutered. With his sweet demeanor we know he had to be someone's family pet and this big boys thinks he is a lap dog. He knows how to sit and give paw.

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<![CDATA[There are plenty of fish, and shrimp, in the sea]]> The SEAS and waters of the world are major contributors to our food supply. Seventy-one percent of the earth is covered with water, while 96.5 percent of the water is ocean. So we are looking at a vast abundance of products. The items most harvested are fish and seafood for our daily consumption. The items from the sea are called salt water and fresh water fish from fresh water lakes and streams.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief]]> When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I'd always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

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<![CDATA[Fun at the Kimberton Fair]]> phoenixville >> The Kimberton Fair opened this week and runs through Saturday at the fair grounds. Those going can enjoy food, rides, livestock competitions, and other competitive events.

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<![CDATA[People have been relishing the flavor for centuries]]> Relish is a condiment that is a combination of cooked and chopped vegetables and/or fruits blended together with other seasonings. Relish enhances the flavor of other foods. Today's column highlights a product with many differences and many cultures.

Relish originated in India; it is safe to say every country (region) of the world has a relish they call their own.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150717091050 2015-07-19T02:00:00-04:00 2015-07-17T09:10:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week]]> Max (dog)

Max is a super friendly and playful 1 to 2-year-old dachshund/terrier mix. He loves playing with his toys, going for walks and exploring the yard. Max is good with children and other dogs.

Please visit our website at www.spayandsave.org to see all the dogs we have available for adoption or call us at 610-279-9714 or email spayandsavedogs@comcast.

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<![CDATA[NEW BEGINNINGS: First trip to Europe brings back memories of past travels]]> Much of life seems to be made up of a series of mundane occurrences that happen day after day -- alarm sounds, press snooze, get up, brush teeth, dress, and on and on it goes.

But sometimes there are days, nestled between the monotony, that break the routine. You are thrust out of your comfort zone, caused to step out on faith while consumed by feelings of exhilaration and nervousness.

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