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Free program provides Pottstown area families with personal trainer and more

By Michilea Patterson mpatterson@21st-centurymedia.com @MichileaP on Twitter|

Weaver’s Orchard announces photo contest winners

Weaver’s Orchard Farm Market has announced four winners of their seventh annual photo contest, a challenge that invited customers to submit photos of their experiences on the farm throughout the harvest season. ...

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  • Features/People

    Hundreds attend special ‘Night to Shine’ prom at Morningstar

    For the second year in a row, Morningstar Fellowship of Bechtelsville has joined hundreds of churches worldwide in hosting Night to Shine, a prom night for teens and adults with special needs.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Adding chickens to the garden

    When it comes to the growing trend of raising backyard chickens, all the workshops and information I’ve come across have focused on the basics: coops and runs, breeds, feeds, brooding, and egg production. Now comes a delightful and informative new book, “Gardening With Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens,” by Lisa Steele that shows how to blend chickens with our yards and gardens.

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  • Food

    Wine + hot chocolate: Surprise your Valentine with this trendy treat

    “We’re going to let some of that alcohol burn off,” said Patrick Byrne, after adding French merlot to a mixture of hot milk, dark chocolate, brown sugar, spices and more.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: This hearty side dish is packed with flavor

    If you don’t have a mandolin for this recipe, it is easily prepared simply by slicing the potatoes and apple with a sharp knife as thinly as possible. If desired, cut potatoes in half and lay the flat side on a work surface to cut. Other than slicing, this recipe is simple, elegant looking and enticing enough to enjoy with a salad and roll only. It lifts out of the skillet with ease and is packed with flavor.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Food

    What’s trending in 2017? Sustainable eating, meal bowls and tumeric seasoning

    One month into the New Year, people may be looking for ways to spice up their healthy eating resolutions. A way to do this is to try some of the healthy food options expected to be trending in 2017. One year it was kale, one year it was avocado toast and now the year 2017 is bringing a new set of nutritious items expected to be in high demand.

    By Michilea Patterson mpatterson@21st-centurymedia.com @MichileaP on Twitter|

  • Features/People

    Photos: St. Francis Academy learns about DNA

    Students in seventh and eighth grade at St. Francis Academy, Bally, learned about DNA in an experiment taught by Dr. Patterson and Ms. Miller. The students learned about DNA and how it replicates, and how base pairs need to match up. The students did an experiment on extracting DNA from strawberries.

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  • Features/People

    Pilots give aviation workshop for teenage girls

    James Rouiller of Fly-Elite Flight School at Pottstown Municipal Airport on Glasgow Street in Pottstown, participated in an Introduction to Aviation workshop for 25 teenage girls on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Heritage Field in Limerick. The workshop was sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the International Federation of Women Pilots (also known as “the Ninety-Nines), who also sponsor other aviation activities in the area. The teens were from Teenshop Inc, a program in...

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  • Pets

    Cat Angel Network: Meet Bear, a 3-year-old Maine Coon

    Hi! My name is Bear, and I’m a fuzzy, cuddly teddy bear! My rescuers recognized the traits of a Maine Coon Cat in me — long hair, big fluffy tail, and hair tufts in my ears and between my toes.

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  • Features/People

    Couple on North Reading Avenue selling their historic 19th century house

    Dave and Judy Larson have lived in their victorian townhouse on the corner of North Reading Avenue and Fifth Street for almost 28 years. However, soon they will be putting the house on the market for the first time in over a century.

    By Harrison Otto hotto@berksmontnews.com|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: A few minutes can help the birds

    Do you have fifteen minutes? No, this isn’t a GEICO ad! It’s an invitation to join in the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Launched in 1998 as a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, the GBBC was the first online “citizen-science” project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

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