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A Look Back in History: Salem Church windows depict purple stained Iris colored flowers, a French “Fleurdelis” folk symbol

By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

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  • Columns

    The Historian: Log Houses in the New Hanover area

    When we think of early houses in the region, the images that usually come to mind are the large, stone farm houses and the associated bank barns.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Book Beat - Impact: Review of ‘The Night Watchman’ by Mark Mynheir

    Ray Quinn makes his way down a deserted street in Orlando, Florida, looking like a man many years his senior as he struggles with his cane and his plastic hip of 10 months. He notices two youths about 20 years old who are tailing him. He may be weak physically, but many years as a police detective were going to save him from trouble. He looked in the rearview mirrors of the parked cars he was passing to follow his stalkers. Eventually, they disappeared down an alley and ended up in front...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: The West Branch Paper Mill

    Of the many types of mills that were built on the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries, the most uncommon was the paper mill. I know of just one, located in the extreme northern edge of Douglass Township on the West Branch of the Perkiomen on, appropriately, Paper Mill Road.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: Six Horse Bell Teams

    A fully rigged Conestoga wagon was a union of graceful craftsmanship and rugged utility. With running gear painted vermilion, sides a bright blue and topped with white canvas on graceful bows, wagon and team could be as much as 60 feet long. It was said to be not only a stirring sight but noble!

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Columns

    ASK STEVE: What are the ideal thermostat settings for night and day?

    As a service to you and our community, I want to answer your questions so you can make educated and more informed decisions when it comes to your energy, comfort needs and saving money.

    By Steve Moyer Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: The Sarah Boone School and public education

    Located at Hoch’s Corner in Oley Township, the fieldstone one-room school house of Sarah Boone had long been a centennial of pioneer education, even though Sarah Boone was long remembered for female vocational education. Such as her treasured homespun designed embroidered folk art samplers, she taught her frontier women to make while living in the Oley Valley, located on a knoll between the Weidener and Hoch Cemeteries.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: The Sarah Boone School and public education

    Located at Hoch’s Corner in Oley Township, the fieldstone one-room school house of Sarah Boone had long been a centennial of pioneer education, even though Sarah Boone was long remembered for female vocational education. Such as her treasured homespun designed embroidered folk art samplers, she taught her frontier women to make while living in the Oley Valley, located on a knoll between the Weidener and Hoch Cemeteries.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Columns

    Focus on the Family: Tips on helping kids learn about history

    Q: Every now and then I’ll see these “man on the street” interviews on television where people’s ignorance of history is on display -- and it discourages me that our culture doesn’t seem to value its importance. I’d like to cultivate a deeper interest with my own kids but don’t know where to start. Any ideas?

    By Jim Daly Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: Butchering Day on the Farm

    It’s safe to say that in the old days, most every farm family butchered pigs when the weather turned cold. Meat, more than bread, was the “staff of life,” and meat at every meal was not uncommon.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Columns

    Focus on the Family: Set limits to stifle kids’ narcissistic behaviors

    Question: I recently read that narcissistic behavior is on the rise, and this seems to confirm my own observations of a culture that seems to be increasingly selfish and entitled. I’m especially concerned about my children growing up with these influences. Is there anything I can do to prevent them from developing these negative traits?

    By Jim Daly Columnist |

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