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The Grange, part 2

By Robert Wood Columnist |

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    Ask Esther: Rent being raised; What do I do?

    “Dear Esther, I graduated from college a few years ago and have a job I love. I’ve been renting a townhome and need to renew my lease. In so doing, I was told my rent is going to go up $100 per month. This got me thinking about buying a place. I’m wondering what you suggest I do.”

    By Esther Prosser Columnist |

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    A Look Back in History: Early Americana weathervane was one of a kind

    A couple weeks back, I was pleased to write about the rare Americana weathervane on the Levan barn in the Oley Valley. But ironically, Clarence Shirk had a local farm auction with an identical weathervane for sale at an Emmaus farm auction Sept. 6.

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

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    Thrivent Financial Column: September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, Think about your needs, protect your family

    Think you don’t need life insurance? Think again!

    From Thrivent Financial |

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    A dessert to savor summer

    Fall needs to stop encroaching on Summer. Lately Ive been thinking of Dylan Thomas poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night and, specifically, its celebrated line, Rage against the dying of the light. Although Thomas wrote the poem for his dying father, I cant help but think how its words are also applicable to the shortening of Summer daylight, the shortening of Summer in general, and how we all should be raging against the growing trend of marketing Fall upon us all too...

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    Through My Kitchen Window: Avoid the school lunch slump

    Are you packing multiple lunches, or need a fast lunch for your preschooler or homeschooler? Here are a few quick and easy lunch ideas to keep you out of the school lunch slump.

    By Davina Weinhold For 21st Century Media |

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    Up to Speed with David Barr: Restart of Gordons life part 2

    Hello readers, Under the threat of cloudy skies and rain, Jeff Gordon proved that the Drive for Five is still alive and well with a convincing win at Michigan. Gordon started on the pole and led the second-most laps on the day, but he had to fend off the likes of Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard, and teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr. late in the day to pick up the win. Kurt Busch was in contention for the win until he got loose off turn two on a late restart and hit the wall hard...

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    The Historian by Robert Wood: Inns and Taverns of Swamp, New Hanover, part 3

    For three days in September of 1777 the American army, about 8,000 strong, was camped in New Hanover principally in the long valley lying between Fagleysville Hill and Rosenberry Road but also extending south to Sanatoga and east to Schwenksville.

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    Up to Speed with David Barr: Allmendinger claims first win at the Glen

    Hello readers, Recent history at the Glen suggested that fans were in for a treat and the drivers didnt disappoint on Sunday. Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger, the two drivers who were putting all their eggs into the road-course basket as far as winning there in order to punch their ticket to the Chase were the ones up front all day fighting for the win. Allmendinger took the lead on a restart with 30 laps to go and held it for the remainder of the day. Ambrose gave Allmendinger...

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    A Look Back in History by Richard L.T. Orth: Fraktur among the Pennsylvania Dutch

    As devout a Christian people as the Quakers were, they did not express their religious belief as dynamic as the Pennsylvania Dutch/Germans, whose American Folk Art naturally spilled over from the Bible into all their furniture and household belongings. These Rhineland immigrants, who feared being crucified for their religious beliefs in Europe by rival Kings; upon stepping onto what we now know as America, beginning in 1683, were for the first time in their lives free to practice whichever...

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    The Historian by Robert Wood: Old Inns and Taverns of New Hanover, part 1

    The old inns and taverns of Montgomery County share typical features that make them recognizable. Situated at a crossroads and built of stone, brick or logs, they were usually two stories high, squareish, and had attic windows in the gable ends and frequently attic dormers; along the front one will find a long porch sheltering two doors, one leading into the bar-room and the other leading into the inn parlor and family living quarters.

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