Through My Kitchen WIndow: Picking our own apples, then heading to kitchen |Oct 8, 2015

We love apples so getting to pick our apples was an especially enjoyable experience.

Diakon Adult Day Services program receives grant to support area seniors |Oct 6, 2015

Diakon Adult Day Services at Manatawny, 30 Old Schuylkill Road, in Pottstown was recently awarded a nearly $5,000 grant from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, providing a subsidy to seniors with low to moderate incomes who need adult day services and are currently waiting for financial assistance from the county or state.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Oct 6, 2015

Please meet Zoe, a six-year-old Boxer/Staffordshire mix. This quiet girl was turned in because her previous owners didn’t have enough time to devote to her. She is a relatively calm and mature lady who has had limited exposure to other animals.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Brianna, the ‘queen of the castle’ |Oct 6, 2015

At only four-and-a-half years of age, Brianna is the perfect choice for a family wanting a settled adult cat who is still young enough to have plenty of energy for play and fun. Brianna is a talker, and she is particularly vocal when she is carrying around her favorite toy in her mouth.

Chestnut Knoll to offer Virtual Dementia Tour to help caregivers understand the struggles of living with dementia |Oct 6, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live life in the day of someone who has dementia? What is their perspective? Thanks to Chestnut Knoll, caregivers and family members are able to “walk in their loved ones’ shoes” and experience dementia for themselves, so they can better understand the physical and mental challenges of those who have dementia.

Third Annual Bark For Life draws crowd to Oley Fairgrounds |Oct 5, 2015

A handful of volunteers continue to push for a cause close to their hearts. On Sunday, Oct. 4, the 3rd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown/Oley Valley kicked off at the Oley Fairgrounds. The event benefits the American Cancer Society under Boyertown’s Relay For Life.

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Tuesday, October 6 6:00-9:00 PM BINGO Nite

Perspective on Parenting: How the Pope’s message helps parents |Oct 3, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely feeling the Francis Effect. Pope Francis’s recent visit to the U.S. had me spilling tears of joy, glued to the TV watching his every move and the crowd’s reaction to his presence.

West Chester’s Kathy Finegan honored by Operation Smile for volunteer work |Oct 3, 2015

Every time Kathy Finegan travels to a third-world country, she leaves behind smiles.

WTIM: Out and About at The Peanut |Oct 2, 2015

Sometimes you find a vocation and sometimes, a vocation finds you. For those lucky few, enjoying what they do is very evident to the people around them. I was lucky to find some folks that like what they do and do their best to share their passion with everyone.

Think Pink: The story of a nurse who had a dream |Sep 30, 2015

Joy Mattson is a registered nurse at Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook. Joy knew that one of her residents, Mary Troop, a retired nurse, was diagnosed with breast cancer and was undergoing both radiation and chemotherapy.

Kindred Spirits Too Quilt Guild hosts quilt show, raises funds for Boone Area Library |Sep 29, 2015

Members of Kindred Spirits Too Quilt Guild hosted their first quilt show at Boone Area Library Sept. 20 and donated proceeds from the show to the Boone Area Library. The show also included raffles, refreshments, handmade items for sale and a contest for best quilt.

Meet Cornflake, a gentle and loving kitty who needs a home |Sep 29, 2015

She’s grrrrreat! No, not Tony the Tiger... it’s Cornflake the Cat! Cornflake and her beautiful kittens were found in Pottstown by a kind cat lover. After being taken inside, Cornflake proved herself to be a doting mother.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Sep 29, 2015

May we have the honor of introducing Pudgy and Boomer? These two handsome 11-year-old Pugs are in search of a home together. They have lived and grown up with each other and would be devastate if they were separated! They are both good with children and appear to get along well with other animals.

Former East Greenville resident, now at Frederick Living, to turn 100 |Sep 28, 2015

On most Friday nights, Evelyn Thomas, formerly of East Greenville and for the past seven years a resident at Frederick Living, Frederick, Pa., can be found with her bridge group. Mrs. Thomas, who will be 100 on Oct.

They wouldn’t miss seeing Pope Francis because ‘He is a rock star’ |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia is bringing people near and far together for at least the weekend.

Walk across Ben Franklin Bridge becomes draw for New Jersey residents |Sep 27, 2015

CAMDEN >> Making the pilgrimage to see the pope in Philadelphia meant many things to many people, and for those in New Jersey, a pilgrimage was undertaken in the literal sense.

Battleship New Jersey becomes temporary home to Pope Francis pilgrims |Sep 27, 2015

CAMDEN >> For the O’Neal family of Raleigh, N.C., the trip to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia was “an adventure beyond belief.”

Pope Francis cutout huge hit with traveler making trip to Philly |Sep 27, 2015

UPPER DARBY >> Pilgrims lined up in the 69th Street Transportation Center on Sunday not to board the Market-Frankford train but to have their photo taken with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis.

Immigrants hope Pope Francis’ words can change thoughts |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Thousands of pilgrims flooded Independence Hall to hear Pope Francis speak about immigration Saturday.

FOLLOW LIVE: Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the Parkway |Sep 27, 2015

Pope Francis has begun Mass. You can follow along live with the most comprehensive coverage in the area by using #popedfm on Twitter or checking in above.

Travelers describe experience seeing Pope Francis |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The faithful traveled from as far as Argentina and as near as Lansdowne on Sunday to celebrate Mass with a pope who many feel brings a message of humility, redemption and hope.

Volunteers share experiences helping faithful during Pope Francis’ visit |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The spirit on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was infectious.

Being handicapped made seeing Pope Francis a little tricky |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> For the all the walking and standing crowds had to endure to catch a view of Pope Francis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the papal Mass on Sunday, organizers had to scramble to accommodate those with disabilities.

Column: For this Catholic, seeing Pope Francis was surreal |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Standing in the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, a few football fields away from the head of the Catholic Church, well, let’s just say it felt surreal.

Message of Pope Francis’ trip focuses on meaning of family |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis’ historic visit to the U.S. this week was a way to spread the Catholic church’s message about family, according to those who helped put the visit together.

Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis in front of the Basilica |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> There was plenty of brotherly love shown to Pope Francis upon his arrival to Philadelphia on Saturday morning.

Papal pilgrims arrive slowly but steadily at 69th Street Transportation Center |Sep 26, 2015

UPPER DARBY >> The 69th Street Transportation Center, one of the main transit sites for access to see the pope in Philadelphia, had a scant but steady stream of people before noon on Saturday.

Pope Francis extols virtues of immigrants, talks religious freedom, globalization |Sep 26, 2015

They brought out all the pomp and circumstance at Independence Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Street merchants offering plenty of Pope Francis swag |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> There’s no need to scope out an official Pope Francis store to score souvenirs of the papal visit to Philadelphia.

Getting out early in hopes of seeing Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

The crush to get an early start on Septa’s regional rail wasn’t nearly as bad as expected the morning when Pope Francis was coming to town.

New Jersey to Philly commute better than expected Saturday morning |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Travelers from New Jersey had a surprisingly easy time Saturday morning commuting into Philadelphia for the Pope Francis visit.

SEPTA passengers make their way by train, foot to Saturday’s papal events |Sep 26, 2015

UPPER DARBY >> The 7:30 a.m. train out of the Primos SEPTA station in Upper Darby Saturday was quiet.

Chester County boy gets special, moving visit from Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Chuck Keating prepared for weeks for Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia, but what happened when the pontiff got here he could have never anticipated.

Bishop Shanahan marching band excited to greet Pope Francis at airport |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Among those ready to greet Pope Francis at the Philadelphia airport was the Bishop Shanahan High School marching band.

Pope Francis paints final stroke on commemorative mural that honors WMOF |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> On a cool fall evening in the heart of center city Philadelphia, after a night of celebrating family with moving musical acts, compelling stories shared by families around the world and scripture readings, Pope Francis, joined children and artists on the Festival of Families stage, and signed his name to a mural created to honor his historic visit to the City of Brotherly Love during the Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday night.

Jovial Pope Francis steals Festival of Families show from headliners |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> While the Festival of Families may have been a star-studded event, all eyes were focused on Pope Francis.

Local officials, residents greet Pope at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary |Sep 26, 2015

Lower Merion >> On the sleepy, tree-lined roads that surround St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion, neighbors rode bicycles and pushed baby strollers along roadblocks and police checkpoints as the township prepared for the pope’s arrival Saturday afternoon.

FOLLOW LIVE: One day until Pope Francis’ arrival and the final day of the World Meeting of Families |Sep 25, 2015

We are fanned out across the region as we await Pope Francis to leave New York and head here. You can follow live as the final preparations are made and the World Meeting of Families wraps up. Go on Twitter and use #popedfm or check in above.

Adolph: Money may be made available for suburbs |Sep 25, 2015

State Rep. Bill Adolph, R-165, of Springfield, said there may be monies available for suburban counties to help reduce the costs of Pope Francis’ visit, if Gov. Tom Wolf signs an emergency funding bill Monday.

For the Red Cross, the visit by Pope Francis is just like any other event |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Even with more than 1,000 volunteers coming from around the country and a bevy of activity humming with tons of charts and maps posted on the walls, the papal visit this weekend is just another ordinary operation for the American Red Cross.

For one family, the mission is spreading the miracle story of Gianna |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis isn’t the only one bringing people of faith to Philadelphia this weekend.

A new pear welcomed as harvest begins for Subarashii Kudamono, PA grower of gourmet Asian Pears |Sep 25, 2015

Subarashii Kudamono, which means “wonderful fruit” in Japanese, is an heirloom grower of Asian Pears in the Berks/Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. For this grower, harvest has begun with great excitement; a banner crop is being harvested and a brand-new variety of Asian Pear!

Montgomery County singers will be entertaining Pope Francis as part of the choir |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Keep a close eye on the faces performing before the pope this weekend. Chances are you may see someone you know.

On the whole, people have enjoyed their time in Philadelphia |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As the World Meeting of Families comes to a close, attendees were reflecting on the week of fellowship they shared with others and looking forward to the new experiences they would have over the weekend when Pope Francis arrives.

‘We are Family’ taking over the Parkway in Philadelphia Saturday night |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> It’s an upbeat, foot-tapping, disco-soul classic and the message of the 1979 hit “We Are Family” by Philadelphia bred music group Sister Sledge will fill the air on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday as part of a series of performances slated for the Festival of Families.

Group comes all the way from Atlanta to get a glimpse of Pope Francis |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> An outreach group called Love and Serve from Atlanta drew inspiration from Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel” and decided to make a pilgrimage of their own to Philadelphia this week.

Region expecting more than $400 Million windfall thanks to Pope Francis’ visit |Sep 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> With less than two days to go for the papal visit, city officials say it is now the City of Brotherly Love’s time to shine.

Pope’s visit causing havoc with businesses just outside the Mass zone |Sep 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> In the 21 years Eastern State Penitentiary has held its haunted prison, Terror Behind the Walls, it has only closed for two days, and that was because of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Two families have the chance of getting close to Pope Francis |Sep 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> With all the excitement about the Pope’s arrival in Philadelphia, only select few will get time face-to-face with the Pontiff, but two families spoke Thursday at the World Meeting of Families about their upcoming opportunities during his visit.