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Cat Angel Network: Meet Bailey, an affectionate tabby looking for a home |May 23, 2016

Do you enjoy being loved and having someone adore you? If so, Bailey just may be your soul mate. He is a handsome orange tabby, front declawed, who is only two years old. He has a wonderful personality and can be described as gentle, quiet, soft and affectionate.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 23, 2016

Zuzu, also known as Ellie, is a young Staffordshire mix looking for a home with a PATIENT owner. Zuzu is very sweet with people, but when in a home environment, she can become protective over her family.

Healthy Lifestyles Expo fills Sunnybrook Ballroom |May 23, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> The Sunnybrook Ballroom was filled with people Thursday as area residents did yoga in a chair, received free health screenings and visited vendor tables for the 2016 Healthy Lifestyles Expo.

PHOTOS: Hill School has running fever with community events |May 23, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The Hill School was full of running children Friday as families came out to two free community events.

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Sample different oils, from walnut to butternut squash |May 19, 2016

Amy Cullen stood smiling behind a display table set with samples and trays of tasting cups.

Washington Elementary students in Barto run the distance |May 19, 2016

BARTO >> Hundreds of kids, parents and teachers gathered outside of Washington Elementary School Thursday, May 12, for a big fitness event that ended with children running a 2K distance.

YANKEE CHEF: Fire-roasted bell peppers key to tasty sauce |May 18, 2016

If you have never had fire-roasted bell peppers, you are in for a treat, not just for the superb taste, but how easy it is to do. Follow the instructions at the end of this recipe for an addition to the sauce that is remarkably great tasting.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 16, 2016

Rambo and Goldee are looking for a quiet home where they can stay together. Rambo and Goldee have grown up together; Goldee has lived with Rambo since she was three months of age and they’ve only ever had one home.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Gibby, a friendly tabby looking for a family |May 16, 2016

Gibby is a handsome white and orange tabby with distinctive markings. He is friendly, loving and cuddly. He enjoys sitting near and interacting with his owners but can also amuse himself when necessary.

Patriot Community Calendar May 19 |May 16, 2016

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Tri County Calendar May 17 |May 11, 2016

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Cat Angel Network: Meet Dyson, a sweet and friendly kitty in need of a home |May 9, 2016

Hello! My name is Dyson, and I am a very nice kitty who is hoping to find my new home very soon. I was once part of a family, but no one really knows why that all ended. I was found abandoned in a carrier, with a note that said that I was an inside cat who liked dogs and older children.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 9, 2016

Meet Paisley, a six month old Terrier mix puppy. This little girl is a big bundle of energy and needs someone that’s able to keep up with her. She is a puppy; she is not housebroken, can be destructive and needs lots of training.

Infographic: Mother’s Day and The Icon of Mom |May 7, 2016

Sunday marks the nation’s 102nd observance of Mother’s Day, which has been ocially celebrated on the second Sunday of the month since 1914. Its creator was Anna Jarvis, who would later speak against the commercialization of the celebration of mom.

Item Community Calendar May 11 |May 6, 2016

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Tri County Community Calendar May 10 |May 4, 2016

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Cat Angel Network: Meet Puss, a love bug looking for a new family |May 2, 2016

Hello! My name is Puss, and I a lovable girl who is looking for a new family.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 2, 2016

Are you looking for the total package in a man? Looks, brains and athleticism? Then please allow us the honor of introducing Peter. This handsome young man doesn’t like to brag, but he is quite intelligent and will demonstrate a variety of commands, including sit pretty.

Pottstown outdoor farmers market opens with Cinco De Mayo celebration |May 2, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The outdoor farmers market will open its season with a fiesta for Cinco De Mayo on Thursday.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar May 4 |Apr 29, 2016

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Father-daughter dance in Morgantown to feature ‘A Night in Paris’ theme |Apr 27, 2016

The third annual Father-Daughter Dance for the Twin Valley Community will be “A Night in Paris.”

Tri County Community Calendar May 3 |Apr 27, 2016

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Hundreds gather for the call of nature during Boyertown’s EarthFest |Apr 25, 2016

BOYERTOWN >> By Saturday afternoon; the morning’s rain had stopped and the skies cleared making it possible for hundreds of people to celebrate EarthFest.

Patriot Community Calendar April 28 |Apr 25, 2016

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National Pretzel Day is April 26; watch how Philly Pretzel Factory makes their pretzels |Apr 25, 2016

National Pretzel Day is just around the corner — Tuesday, April 26 to be exact — and we got a behind the scenes look at how the Philly Pretzel Factory makes their soft pretzels to celebrate the event.

Meet Charlotte & Diana, sister princesses looking for a home |Apr 25, 2016

Charlotte and Diana are young princess sisters! They love cuddling, sleeping and playing together. They are great cats and like lots of affection. Their one year birthday is on May 2. We’d love to give them the best gift ever by adopting them into a warm, loving home.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Apr 25, 2016

Are you a fat cat lover? Do you enjoy watching the slow-motion run for the food bowl? And let’s not forget how your cat is larger than most small dogs... We would like to introduce Milo, the 28 pound DSH currently available for adoption! This plump guy is far from energetic, except when it comes to getting to the food and treats.

Item Community Calendar April 27 |Apr 22, 2016

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Birdsboro artist makes a name for herself as a muralist |Apr 21, 2016

Birdsboro >> From a young age, Carrie Kingsbury always knew she would be an artist.

PHOTOS: Firefly Café in Boyertown offers healthy vegetarian, vegan options |Apr 21, 2016

BOYERTOWN >> There’s a new restaurant in town and plant-based dishes made with locally sourced ingredients will keep customers coming back for more.

Tri County Community Calendar April 26 |Apr 20, 2016

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Cat Angel Network: Meet Pirate, a sweet gentleman looking for a home |Apr 18, 2016

Hi! I’m called Pirate, but don’t let my name fool you. I’m really a sweet gentleman. If you visit me at the Pottstown Petsmart on weekends, you’ll see that I always stand up and go over to greet anyone who stops by my cage.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Apr 18, 2016

People say I can be a little high maintenance... I say find me an English Bulldog that isn’t! I love people, even those little ones you humans call children. And toys... I like them a lot too.

Elmwood Park Zoo welcomes two new baby porcupines; you can have a chance at naming them. |Apr 15, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Elmwood Park Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of two North American porcupines (porcupettes) to females Ivanna and Lola. Ivanna’s porcupette was born in the early morning hours on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Item Community Calendar April 20 |Apr 15, 2016

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Tri County Community Calendar April 19 |Apr 13, 2016

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Patriot Community Calendar April 14 |Apr 11, 2016

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Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Apr 11, 2016

Just about a year ago, Amaretto was at our facility as a part of a cruelty investigation; her previous owners were very neglectful and starved her. This rough patch in her life made her develop the very bad habit of resource guarding; whether it’s food, toys or anything she deems high value, Amaretto will guard it from both other animals and humans.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Isabella, a friendly kitty looking for a family |Apr 11, 2016

Hi! My name is Isabella, and I am a very friendly kitty who is looking for a new family.

Item Community Calendar April 13 |Apr 8, 2016

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Tri County Community Calendar April 12 |Apr 6, 2016

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Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Apr 4, 2016

Meet Elvis! He is a handsome senior guinea pig that comes to you straight out of the Heartbreak Hotel. Being as Elvis is in a bit of a slump, he hasn’t had the motivation to style his hair like normal; every day has just been one of those days.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Luke Skywalker, a stellar kitty who needs a home |Apr 4, 2016

My name is Luke Skywalker, and I am a big, sweet, affectionate guy who is on a mission to find a family of my own. I was originally adopted from Cat Angel Network with my sister Leia when we were kittens.

Item Community Calendar April 6 |Apr 1, 2016

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Tri County Community Calendar April 5 |Mar 30, 2016

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Patriot Community Calendar March 31 |Mar 28, 2016

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PHOTOS: Boyertown Lions Club holds annual Easter Egg Hunt |Mar 28, 2016

Boyertown Lions Club held their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 20, at Boyertown Community Park.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Denver, a handsome boy with love to give |Mar 28, 2016

Denver was abandoned by his owner the day before the Broncos won the Super Bowl, hence his name. We are not sure why anyone would want to part with such a handsome orange tabby boy. But, their loss is your gain if you decide to adopt this affectionate kitty.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Mar 28, 2016

We knew that Felix was special when he arrived at our facility, but we didn’t quite know how special. His owner showed him much love, but unfortunately had to move to a nursing home where he was not permitted.