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AT THE TABLE WITH: Jose De Los Santos

By Bette Banjack|


Prior to meeting for this interview, I had the opportunity to read Sam Traten’s memoir, “Ex Post Facto.” One thing that seem to run through the memoir is his quest for knowledge and himself. ...

By Bette Banjack|


  • News

    Philadelphia region school delays and closings announced for Jan. 5

    Some school districts in the Philadelphia region have announced delays and closings for Friday, Jan. 5. The following list (in alphabetical order by county) will be updated as delays are announced.

    Digital First Media staff|

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    GOP tax bill draws protesters to Rep. Costello’s office

    WEST CHESTER >> As part of two different demonstrations, diverse groups of protesters met Monday outside U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello’s office at the Historic Chester County Courthouse.

    By Bill Rettew Jr.|

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    Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department copes with deputy’s family tragedy

    NORRISTOWN >> An outpouring of support for Deputy Bryan Lukens and his family continues to flood the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department in the aftermath of the early Wednesday morning fire at their Schwenksville home that claimed the lives of his sons, 11-year-old Bryan Lukens Jr. and 6-year-old Parker Lukens.

    By Katie Kohler For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Upper Providence man admits exposing himself to female shopper

    NORRISTOWN >> An Upper Providence man faces court supervision after he admitted to exposing his genitals to a woman on the parking lot of a township shopping center.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|

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    After losing election, Perk Valley school board president resigns, applies for vacant board seat

    PERKIOMEN >> A new member was appointed to the Perkiomen Valley School Board Tuesday night — but not before the board president, who was rejected by the voters and said he would not apply for the post, nonetheless resigned at his last meeting and asked to be appointed to fill the vacancy.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • News

    Philadelphia region revs up for Thanksgiving travel

    Nothing says economic security like jammed roads around Thanksgiving.

    By Brian McCullough @wcdailylocal on Twitter|

  • Food

    Barto native pens book on history of scrapple

    “For a long time, anytime I had the opportunity to write about Pennsylvania Dutch culture and the food of my culture – I would,” said Amy Strauss, food and drink writer. Her first book, “Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History” hit bookshelves on Monday, Oct. 9.

    By Rebecca Blanchard @boyertowntimes on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    Elysian Camerata makes a second home in Ambler

    True music lovers will brave any obstacle to hear a favorite piece — except, perhaps, the Schuylkill River.

    By Joe Barron|

  • Lifestyle

    AT THE TABLE WITH: Richard Devaney

    If you don’t recognize the name, he is also known as “Gump”; he is a popular icon in Phoenixville.

    By Bette Banjack|

  • Lifestyle

    AT THE TABLE WITH: Russell Mitman

    His full title is the Rev. Dr. J. Russell Mitman — but to his parishioners he is just “Pastor.” He came to Parkside United Church of Christ in Phoenixville, PA in 2011 to fill in until a new minister was found for the church. He remains there today — he flaunts retirement.

    By Bette Banjack|

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