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    • Landslides close roads, damage vehicles in Pittsburgh area February 24, 2018
      PITTSBURGH (AP) - Landslides in the Pittsburgh area closed roads and damaged vehicles - and authorizes warn more may be coming with the weekend's wet weather.Allegheny County officials said Saturday a Duquesne Heights landslide prompted closure of a street and evacuation of a home after materials slid down a slope against the home.
    • Impeachment talk a sign of GOP's long-term worry about Pa. Supreme Court February 24, 2018
      HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw boundaries of the state's congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a Democratic Party plot to stop President Donald Trump.The ruling was indeed novel: Constitutional law scholars say they know of no other state court that has ever […]
    • A Texas Longhorn is so friendly, it will never be butchered February 24, 2018
      LUDWIG'S CORNER >> If you want to see the cattle with the largest horn spread in the United States, you'll have to travel to Kansas, where a steer with a spread of 117.2 inches was measured at a competition held by Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America.But if you want to see a Texas Longhorn […]
    • Chester County Sheriff's Office updates 10 Most Wanted list February 24, 2018
      West Chester >> The Chester County Sheriff's Office has released an updated list of its most-wanted fugitives.Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh said the list, which spotlights 10 defendants on the lam, represented a collaboration with all of the county's 53 law-enforcement agencies.
    • ON REAL ESTATE: 2018 is the year of the seller February 24, 2018
      Whether you're an empty nester, a downsizer, or just bored with your neighborhood, 2018 is looking like a good year for you - it's going to be the year of the seller. The real estate market has been heating up, and since homes started being listed again in January, the prices have been steadily rising.
    • Area congregations schedule special services and events February 24, 2018
      Bally MennoniteBally: The Bally Community Preschool will be serving a Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at Bally Mennonite Church in the church fellowship hall. Menu includes spaghetti with sauce, assorted meat toppings, salad, garlic bread, and assorted homemade desserts. The cost is a donation.
    • Saturday's Sound Off February 24, 2018
      Whose fault is it at the FBI of what happened down in Florida this past week? The signs were there. They were even tipped off yet they did nothing. Are they too busy? I know a lot of the FBI agents in the organization are so anti-President Trump that they'll do nothing but try to […]
    • Forge Theatre to present "The Dixie Swim Club" February 24, 2018
      The winter weather outside might be frightful, but inside Forge Theatre it's hot, sunny, and delightful as final preparations are underway for their upcoming production of The Dixie Swim Club. A touching comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, The Dixie Swim Club tells the story of five Southern women whose friendship began […]
    • Travel restrictions on Route 422 for guardrails repairs February 24, 2018
      Travel restrictions are scheduled next week for guardrail repairs on Route 1 and Route 422 in Bucks and Montgomery counties, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.The work schedule is:. Monday, February 26, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a left lane closure is scheduled on westbound U.
    • Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March February 24, 2018
      During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.

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    • Spring-Ford High School to present 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' February 23, 2018
      ROYERSFORD >> The theater program at Spring-Ford Area High School will present "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on March 8 and March 9 at the school.A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses […]
    • Pottstown YMCA child care will relocate February 23, 2018
      Pottstown >> The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA has entered into a long-term lease agreement to relocate the Pottstown YMCA's Early Learning Center. The new facility for the full-day childcare is located about 2 miles from the YMCA's location on North Adams Street. The YMCA Early Learning Center will move to 1000 Heritage Drive in the […]
    • AT THE TABLE WITH: Beth Burckley February 22, 2018
      Beth Burckley hails from the Cherry Hill/Collingswood, N.J., area. It was there that she met Brian Howell, an Alabama native. The couple moved to Phoenixville after Beth spent a year commuting to the area for work. Beth and Brian fell in love with Phoenixville when visiting Brian's sister's family, who moved the area when the […]
    • FROM THE GROUND UP: Japanese red maple trees still holding on to their leaves February 22, 2018
      My friend Jane Antley lives in the borough of West Chester. She emailed me last month with a question about leaf drop. "I've been meaning to write to you for several weeks about something that has me perplexed this year: the Japanese red maples. Sure, we're all aware that they didn't turn their glorious red […]
    • EAT & DRINK: You won't want to miss these tasty events February 22, 2018
      From foodie fundraisers to a vintner's dinner, mark your calendar. You won't want to miss these events.#xf03c;It's Girl Scout cookie time! We all have our favorites, but have you ever paired them with wine? Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford is doing just that. Tickets, $15, are still available for tastings March 2, 4, 9, […]
    • PLCB accepting bids for expired liquor licenses February 21, 2018
      Harrisburg >> The fifth round of bidding is underway for expired restaurant liquor licenses in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Tuesday issued an invitation to bid in the latest auction for the expired licenses. The latest auction includes 30 expired licenses - one each in 30 Pennsylvania counties including Montgomery, Berks and Delaware.
    • Citadel announces title sponsorship of new Country Music Festival in Chester County February 21, 2018
      Exton-based Citadel today announced its title sponsorship of a new, three-day country music festival coming to Chester County's Brandywine Valley Aug. 24-26.Citadel Country Spirit USA, being held at Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds in Glenmoore, and will feature more than 20 country music artists on two stages, including three top headliners.
    • MODERN CIDERING: Try your hand at making cider -- or -- enjoy some of the locally-made refreshment February 21, 2018
      "Do you want to see the cidery?" asked Brian Dressler of Dressler Estate, leading the way to a converted garage in Downingtown."A hobby turned into obsession," joked the mechanical engineer by trade, who now produces 30 cases of cider a month, taking "a winemaker's approach.""Cider is easy to make.
    • Local chefs compete with cookie-inspired dishes to benefit Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania February 21, 2018
      Thin Mint S'mores, anyone? How about a Lemonade Icebox Pie or Toffee Takeover cocktail?They're just some of the cookie-inspired treats at Bourbon Blue - one of several restaurants and bars promoting Manayunk's Girl Scout Cookie Month, a tasty February fundraiser."We figured, 'What a cool way to get involved,'" said owner Brendan McGrew.
    • HOME COOK: Make the ultimate Korean bibimbap at home February 21, 2018
      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.Bibimbap basically means "mixed rice" - and given the Olympian timing of this, we're craving a gold medal-worthy version, whether it's […]