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State System of Higher Education names next chancellor, Daniel Greenstein, formerly of the Gates Foundation


TreeTop Quest Philly offers a higher adventure in Fairmout Park

If you have ever watched an old movie and wondered what it might be like to be Tarzan, then Treetop Quest Philly is the place to visit. ...

By Vince Carey @vincecarey on Twitter|


  • News

    Philadelphia man sent to prison for role in Montco, Berks, Bucks marijuana ring

    NORRISTOWN >> While supporters of “a high-ranking member” of a cross-country marijuana trafficking ring downplayed his conduct as victimless and non-violent, a judge saw it differently.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    Downingtown Fine Arts Festival highlights holiday weekend

    For the fourth straight year, local and regional artists will meet in Downingtown to showcase their work. The Downingtown Fine Arts Festival will be held May 26 and 27 in the borough.

    By Phyllis Rowan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    Potluck salads: New recipes in time for Memorial Day

    With the unofficial start of summer just days away, wondering what to bring to that next potluck, picnic or pool party? These tasty salads will have friends and family asking for seconds … and the recipes.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Entertainment

    EAT & DRINK: Kick off summer with local new eats, plenty of refreshments

    Beer and strawberries and fundraisers, oh my! But first, here’s what’s new on the restaurant scene.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    QUICK COOK: Mini croque monsieurs make grilled cheese even better

    In France, croque monsieurs are served in cafes and bars as a snack. Every food seems to taste better in its French derivation and these grilled ham and cheese sandwiches are no exception. The difference is a rich bechamel, a white sauce made from a roux base (a cooked butter-and-flour paste) and flavored with nutmeg. I add fresh lemon, too.

    By Bibby Gignilliat Special to Digital First Media|

  • Events

    Donations still needed for GoFourth! Festival fireworks

    The second annual GoFourth! Festival is hoping to bring in new entertainment and family-friendly fun to mix up this year’s July 4 celebration, but money is still needed.

    By Monica Sager|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to My World: From Marriage by Capture, by Contract, to Mutual Love

    Reprint (2017 Screamin Mamas) Marriage for the bride has certainly evolved over the centuries from “marriage by force or capture,” during ancient tribal days. It wasn’t unusual for a tribe, when in the process of conquering and pillaging a rival tribe, a groom, with the help of his “best man” to assist him, literally kidnapped the woman he desired for marriage. The origin of “carrying the bride over the threshold” comes...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Veterans, spouses invited to free seminar on long-term care benefits

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care invites all veterans and their spouses to attend a free seminar to learn about long term care benefits available to veterans who served on active duty on Thursday, June 7. Seminar times are 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


  • Former Boyertown Auto Body Works employees reunite at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

    More than 120 former employees of the Boyertown Auto Body Works attended a Reunion at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles on May 19.

    From Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles|

  • Bally Vacation Bible School promotes conflict resolution

    Vacation Bible School at Bally Mennonite Church will be held July 9 to July 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for children Ages 4 through Grade 5.


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