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Brew Hub: Craft brewing in the Philly region

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Perspective on Parenting: Stuff to do with kids this summer

School’s out, so it’s time to start thinking about how we’re going to pass the time and make some fabulous summertime memories for our families. While I know I’m definitely going to catch a few movies with my kids; I saw ET...

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MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Parenting

    Perspective on Parenting: 10 years a mom

    Years ago, as a communications professional in the corporate world, I remember when my colleagues were honored for a decade or more of service. In a world where attention spans are gradually diminishing, doing anything constructive for 10 years can be considered quite an accomplishment. It illustrates responsibility, commitment and consistency. This is especially true for marriages. Milestone anniversaries are often celebrated with parties or vacations to commemorate a bond that is...

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  • Visual arts

    ‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture

    Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

    By Tara Lynn Johnson For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Demolition vehicles set the stage for Red Rose renovation

    Penn >> As the United States approaches Independence Day, the most historic of its holidays, a local building that goes back to the nation’s origins is undergoing a radical transformation.

    Chris Barber
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  • Avon Grove Sun

    Sandberg resigns

    PHILADELPHIA >> Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in baseball.

    By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press |

  • News

    Program for special needs children thriving in Pocopson

    POCOPSON>>It was about this time last year that the Barn at Spring Book Farm, a facility that provides a barn-type educational setting for special needs children, announced it would be closing. The non-profit Barn needed more than $100,000 in improvements to meet township codes, and that kind of money simply wasn’t there.

    Fran Maye
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  • Crime

    Police Reports

    State Police Avondale Barracks Pizza shop >> Dana Richard Gill, 50, of cochranville allegedly stole a wallet from Pasquale’s Pizz Shop in the 3000 block of Limestone Road in West Fallowfield township on June 6 at 11:35 a.m. The wallet was subsequently returned to the victim, police said.

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  • News

    Newlin girl competing for Miss Pre-Teen USA

    Sophia McLaughlin, who resides in Newlin Township, will be travelling to Washington D.C. the weekend of July 4 to participate in the National Miss United States pageant for the title of Miss Pre-Teen United States 2015.

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  • News

    Another new development on the fast track in Kennett Square

    A developer’s plan that involves construction of a new complex near Victory Brewing Co. now involves a dog park and a walking trail, and preliminary plans will be submitted this week.

    Fran Maye
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  • Our say

    New law could discourage volunteers

    On April 20, 1999, 15 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School by two deranged students with a gun. On Oct. 2, 2006, five girls, aged 6 to 13, were killed in an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County by a 32-year-old milk truck driver. On April 16, 2007, 32 students and faculty members were killed at Virginia Tech by a lone gunman. On Dec. 14, 2012, 26 people were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut by a 20-year-old man with an assault rifle.

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  • News

    Local school districts, churches, even scouts fear new law will deter volunteerism

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Officials at many non-profit organizations are worried that a new law that takes effect July 1 will discourage volunteers so much that it may jeopardize continued operation. And school officials, who already have in place strict security measures, fear school trips and after prom programs may get scrapped because of a lack of volunteers.

    Fran Maye
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