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Sweet swap: Host an old-fashioned cookie exchange

By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

THE YANKEE CHEF: Crispy or fluffy, gingersnaps are sure to please

There are two different types of people. Those who love crispy, delicate gingersnaps, and those who love pillow soft, fluffy gingersnaps. Here are directions for both! If you want darker cookies, use light or dark brown sugar in place of granulated in...

By Jim Bailey|

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  • Features/People

    Daniel Boone High School students present ‘The Spirit of Life’

    Daniel Boone High School students recently took part in a heavy-hearted performance of “The Spirit Of Life.”

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Chrysanthemums: flower of the month

    In autumn, it’s the bright-colored trees that get top billing. No surprise there; it’s virtually impossible to not keep looking up at one brilliant tree or vista after another. And when the sun hits at just the right angle . . . ah, well, then it looks like nature was the inspiration for stained-glass windows.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    Crock stars!: Three slow-cooker recipes to try now

    As the leaves change, do you crave comfort food like stew and chili, but feel too swamped to stand at the stove? Then these slow-cooker recipes are for you.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Surprise your diners with a holiday teaser

    Want a first course that encompasses all the flavors that will be adorning you holiday table this year? From ham to poultry, this teaser is hearty and a great compliment to the classic Cordon Bleu as well as what you are preparing for family and friends.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Features/People

    Celebrating Veterans Day with 102-Year-Old WWII Veteran

    Reading >> Veterans Day is a day to honor military veterans and all they have done for our country. It’s a time to show respect for heroes who served in the United States Armed Forces and fought for our freedom. Manor at Market Square is proud to be home to one of these heroes, who served in the Army for almost four years during WWII.

    Manor at Market Square|

  • Features/People

    Poetry reading held at Walnut Woods

    Jennifer Hetrick of Boyertown has launched a three-year poetry project focusing on manufacturing history in Berks County.

    Digital First Media staff|

  • Lifestyle

    Berks Encore and Reading Public Library announce Annual Senior Poetry Contest

    Are you looking for a creative outlet? Do you see beauty in words? Then harness your creativity through poetry! Each year, Berks Encore hosts its Senior Poetry Contest and invites local seniors (anyone over the age of 50) to submit their poems for a chance to win a prize. Once again Berks Encore is partnering with the Reading Public Library. Whether you’re a well-rounded poet or just a beginner, we encourage you to participate.

    Berks Encore|

  • Features/People

    Boyertown High alum transitions to life as artist with new record deal

    Having coffee is usually taken as a casual activity, but for Josh Hish, an invitation for coffee from the Silverado Records CEO meant everything was going to change.

    By Harrison Otto hotto@berksmontnews.com|

  • Features/People

    Photos: Daniel Boone Optimist Club holds Halloween Parade

    The Daniel Boone Optimist Club of Douglassville held its annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Daniel Boone High School Marching Band, local fire companies and other organizations participated as a part of this event. Local police officials provided assistance with traffic flow and street closures.

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  • Food

    Bewitched!: ‘Fangtastic,’ healthy Halloween meals

    What’s scarier than a zombie, ghost or vampire? A hungry kid who wants to devour every piece of Halloween candy. So before the little goblins hit the streets, fill their bellies with a hauntingly healthy dinner they’ll love.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

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