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

By Jeff Hall Columnist |

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  • 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 |

  • Opinion

    Through My Kitchen Window: A Day for Thanksgiving

    The past 150 years, Thanksgiving feasts in the White House have been sumptuous affairs. The first official Thanksgiving feast was presided over by Abraham Lincoln after he declared Thanksgiving to be a national holiday in 1863.

    By Davina Weinhold For 21st Century Media |

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Baking Bread in the Bakeoven

    In further elaborating on my references of Colonial bread making and shipment made over the past month in my columns and with conversations with Director Shaner, by 1767, the bulk of exports from Colonial Pennsylvania consisted of wheat, flour, bread, corn, pork, and beef, bar iron, pig iron, flaxseed, and beer.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: A Voyage up the Salt River

    Local historian Nancy Roan has her mother’s diary, which contains this curious entry for Nov. 17, 1932: “Up to Swamp to see the salt river parade tonight.”

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • General news

    Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Presenting the “it” item of the season, cranberries

    Considering how good they are, it’s quite shameful that their popularity is seasonal. I am not referring to anything involving the words “pumpkin” or “spice” but to cranberries, the tart red berries that are a featured item during the upcoming holiday season yet seem to be forgotten the remainder of the year.

    By Felicia Fisher Black Buggy Baking Company |

  • Columns

    Focus on the Family: Life’s difficulties can upset thanksgiving time

    Question: Thanksgiving is this week, and I’m having a hard time getting up for it. I’m usually a positive person, but all of life’s difficulties decided to visit me this year. And the mess the world is in only adds to my feelings of despair. How can I get past this?

    By Jim Daly Columnist |

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Chicken and waffles: a typical Pa Dutch meal

    Among the Americana inventions of our PA Dutch people who were famous for designing cast iron waffle irons in Colonial times are 18th Century waffle irons with attractive tulip designs molded in their long handle fireplace iron molds, where housewives took pride in creating motifs which were definitely PA Dutch. Similar in design to early American carved butter molds, they added to the family’s homemade style of living. Since several iron foundries were prevalent in the PA Dutch...

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: The Ice Industry, part 2

    Last week’s column noted that at the turn of the last century, the ice companies centered on Green Lane were shipping as much as 150,000 tons a year to Philadelphia and points beyond and providing seasonal work for hundreds of farm workers, many from the New Hanover area.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: The Ice Industry, part 1

    Since the creeks in New Hanover Township flow into the Swamp Creek, which joins the Perkiomen Creek at Zieglersville, New Hanover is part of the Perkiomen Creek watershed and region.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Columns

    Focus on the Family: Be cautious about revealing too much of your youth to kids

    Q: How much do my children need to know about my past? Is there any reason to be completely open with them about the moral failings of my youth?

    By Jim Daly Columnist |

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