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Citadel to sponsor Chesco country music festival

By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter|

GUEST COLUMN: Rebuilding U.S. infrastructure requires better access to minerals, metals

For a White House often accused of being divisive, President Trump may yet bring warring parties together on a major initiative that few voters will oppose. In his ‘State of the Union’ address last month, the president declared a major p...

By Hal Quinn Guest columnist|


  • Kutztown FFA hosts 75th Anniversary Bash Feb. 24

    Kutztown FFA celebrates 75 years of agriculture education and FFA leadership training by hosting a 75th Anniversary Bash for all former FFA members at the Virginville Grange on Feb. 24.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Food

    Local chefs compete with cookie-inspired dishes to benefit Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

    Thin Mint S’mores, anyone? How about a Lemonade Icebox Pie or Toffee Takeover cocktail?

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    HOME COOK: Make the ultimate Korean bibimbap at home

    Every country has a distinctive comfort food. For Korea, it’s bibimbap, the rice bowl topped with grilled beef, a veritable veggie rainbow and a fried egg, drizzled with spicy gochujang and mixed with a spoon.

    By Mary Orlin Special to Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    THEATER: A brilliant and complex musical: ‘Next to Normal’ on stage at Media Theatre

    Diana has been dealing with her issues for many years. She lives with her very supportive husband Dan and her brilliant teenage daughter Natalie. She seeks treatment to remedy her issues but at times, they are too large to handle. A demon in her mind, the loss of her infant son Gabe, almost 17 years earlier, haunts her. It’s a powerful drama, but oddly enough, though the story has been written as a musical, it is not over theatrical- it is painfully real.

    By Frank Burd For Digital First Media A rock musical about a mother struggling with a mental illness is not your usual theater fare. It opened on Bro|

  • Entertainment

    Grammy-winner drops by Montgomery County Community College Center for Music Technology. MORE: Nearing completion, a recording, mixing and mastering suite will be open to the public

    Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series recently hosted five-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader Terence Blanchard.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Opinion

    Reflections: Pull the trigger on assault weapons

    Mass shootings become indelibly seared in our memories, much like Columbine, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland, etc. Sadly, there undoubtedly will be more to come.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my world: Home is where I find it

    I attended a “Wild Women” retreat at a camp in the mountains nearby. The coordinator asked the women to bring something that represents “home” to us to be on display with a short note why it represented home.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History:L Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles houses iconic Berks Conestoga Wagon

    The greatest fallacy ever contrived about the Conestoga wagon was that the Waggoner sat in the wagon buckboard-fashion as he drove his team. In driving the Conestoga, the Waggoner never sat in or on the wagon bed, but always on the near left wheel horse in a Waggoner’s saddle.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Person to Person - Impact: Most are welcome

    As a kid, it was always fun when the doorbell rang, when it was the truck that came down our long gravel driveway outside of York, Pennsylvania, to sell groceries. In later years, the Bond Breadman (beside bread, he also sold cookies and donuts), or Mrs. Viera (an elderly widowed who lived across the street or a Swarthmore College student arriving for a midday Sunday dinner. Heck, my mother used to relish having the Fuller Brushman at the door to sell his latest and greatest cleaning gismo.

    By Jeff Hall Columnist|

  • Entertainment

    RESTAURANTS: Original artwork prominent in the ambience at King of Prussia’s Founding Farmers

    Founding Farmers co-owner Dan Simons explained why 47,000 family farmers have invested in restaurants in the Washington D.C. area and King of Prussia. It’s about changing up the way profits are distributed in the supply chain.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

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