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TV PREMIERE: ‘The Obama Years: The Power of Words’ premieres on Smithsonian Channel

By Dutch Godshalk @dutchgodshalk on Twitter|

Saxton: 10th annual Dirt Track Heroes car show fast approaching

The event staff of the 10th annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to add the finishing touches on what will be another great event coming together as the past, present and future of auto racing joins forces together under one...

By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media |


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    Cat angel network

    Tinker and Toby are handsome “teen-age” kittens who were born on April 22, 2016. You can tell these striking tabbies apart because Tinker has white on his face. They are super friendly to people and love other cats, especially each other. It is not unusual to pass by the Adoption Center in the Pottstown Petsmart and see these boys sleeping together in the same bed, with their arms wrapped around each other.


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    Fourth Annual Golden Apple Gala to benefit TriCounty Active Adult Center

    The fourth annual Golden Apple Gala is less than one month away. This exciting event raises money for the TriCounty Active Adult Center as they work to support older adults in the greater Pottstown region.

    TriCounty Active Adult Center|

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    New Hanover Historical Society slates March program on Paleo Indians

    For the March program of the New Hanover Township Historical Society, Jim Wosochlo, former president of the Society for Pennsylvania Archeology, will present an illustrated talk describing “Ice Age Hunters of Pennsylvania” as found on the Wosochlo Farm Site in Schuylkill County. The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology was organized to promote the study of prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of Pennsylvania and neighboring states.


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  • Entertainment

    NEW TO VOD AND STREAMING: ‘Bleed for This’ is a brutal boxing biopic worth seeing

    Downingtown native Miles Teller commits body and soul to “Bleed For This,” a biopic about boxer Vinny Pazienza, one of the strongest-willed belters in the history of the sport.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    NEW ON DVD: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ is a heartrending instant classic

    For his first film since “Margaret,” Kenneth Lonergan writes and directs “Manchester By The Sea” (2016, Lionsgate, R, $20), the engrossing saga of a Boston janitor named Lee (Casey Affleck) who returns to his hometown following the death of his brother (Kyle Chandler) to help care for his teenage nephew (Lucas Hedges).

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    Oscars 2017 may be one for the record books

    Even before the awards are handed out, the 89th Academy Awards is stacking up as one for the record books.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

  • Lifestyle

    Free program provides Pottstown area families with personal trainer and more

    Families in the Pottstown area can get fit together with a free program that helps parents bond with their children over healthy choices.

    By Michilea Patterson @MichileaP on Twitter|

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    Schwank, Fair Districts speak at presentation on how Gerrymandering affects elections

    The Kutztown University department of political science and Vote Everywhere welcomed State Senator Judy Schwank and Dr. Frederick Walker, a representative of Fair Districts PA, in a forum held at the university on Feb. 23.

    By Laura E. Quain For Digital First Media|

  • Announcements

    Deputy Sheriff Hercules ‘Herc’ Avello celebrates 30 years

    More than three decades ago, an unlikely confluence of regional influences — mushrooms, the Wyeths, and a passel of crooks — redefined a Kennett Square resident’s career path.

    From the Chester County Sheriff’s Office|

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