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Bubbling with field-trip excitement, a group of third graders entered Swarthmore Co-op eager for a tour. Passing bins of local apples, they peppered their guide with questions, wondering what makes a co-op a co-op?

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UPPER MERION — In his 20 years of teaching at Upper Merion Area High School, Choir Director Brian Horoho has never taught a student as musically accomplished as Joe Galfi.

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The year 2020 means different things to different people, such as a graduation year, wedding year, birth of a child, or celebration of leap year. But 2020 should be important to all of us for one overriding reason, the U.S. Census. Every 10 years, by mandate of the U.S. Constitution, a census must be conducted of all persons living in the United States, regardless of immigration status, color, age, income status and location within the U.S. The results of the census are vitally important to all of us, both to ensure adequate representation in Congress, and so that we can receive our share of the $883 billion in federal funds distributed each year to 55 large census-guided programs, per the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. (See www.KeystoneCounts.org).

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Chances are you have grown accustomed to robots and automation in your day-to-day life, from the googly-eyed bot roaming the aisles of local grocery stores to the automated answering service that greets you when you call your bank. For the sake of efficiency and convenience, most of us have automated more and more of our daily lives.

The Historical Society of Montgomery County will hold a series of classes on the history of World War II in Europe taught by Pottstown historian and writer Michael Snyder, who writes the First Sunday History features for MediaNews Group. The World War II series will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, in the Meeting Room of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb St., Norristown.

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All hands hoay, me hearties. Sail ho! Raise th’ Jolly Roger and grab yer cutlass for t’morrow’s th’ day when even a right landlubber doth change ’e’s tongue. ’Tis Talk Like a Pirate Day, so best be spending ye doubloons on a wee bit o’ local rum. Savvy?

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Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

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Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

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I’m always on the lookout for fun, new things to do in the area, so I couldn’t pass up an invitation to preview the upcoming 9th Annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl last Wednesday night. If you’re asking how it can be a “new” thing to do, when it’s the “9th annual,” the answer is because it’s new to me. I’m just late for the party. Although I never went to the Philly Burger Brawl before, it always sounded “interesting,” so off I went to the media tasting preview tour to see what’s up with all this burger-hoopla, year after year.

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Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

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John Griffen’s creation was an ideal field artillery piece for the Civil War. Of relatively light weight, the tube weighed 816 pounds as compared to the 12-pound Napoleon that tipped the scales at 1,227 pounds. The rifling inside the barrel increased its accuracy and, range-elevated to 5 degrees above the horizontal, it could reach out to 1,835 yards, slightly more than a mile.

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According to the National Park Service, there are approximately 3,218 monuments and tablets on the Gettysburg Battlefield, including about 400 cannons. The tubes or barrels of the vast majority of these pieces were made during the Civil War and among these are many 3-inch ordnance rifles or Griffen Guns that were made in Phoenixville by the Phoenix Iron Co.

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According to an article in Forbes, yet another example of how the United States treats its elderly is the rapid “graying” of bankruptcy over the past few decades. The author of the Forbes article was actually reporting on an article in the U.K.’s Financial Times who told the story of the sad and uncomfortable situation regarding elders in American bankruptcy courts. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2019/08/15/elderly-bankruptcy-why/#2639d5bd4f51).

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Check out some new additions to the local restaurant scene like GG Italian in Glen Mills. Inspired by the chef’s daughter (GG), the menu’s “full of life, zest and will bring a smile to everyone's face” with everything from Crispy Calamari to Chicken Cutlet Italiano. www.ggitalian.com

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Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

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Many people have questions about Social Security, including how do I decide when to “pull the trigger” on taking benefits, will Social Security be around when I need it, what is meant by the “spousal benefit?” The New York Times recently ran an excellent article titled “7 of Your Most Burning Questions on Social Security (With Answers) that answer many of the questions that any of us might have which were submitted by real people. (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/business/social-security-questions.html). Thank you to Professor Rebecca C. Morgan of Stetson Law for alerting us to this article.

"Saltini" is a white with grey spot and "Lizzie" is a tortie. They are female siblings approximately 8-9 weeks old, found on streets of Levittown. They are adorable and playful, get along with kids and other pets. They need a committed adopter who will think ahead to their 10-to 15-year life span. ONLY apply if you are seriously committed.

In a post-WWII midwestern American town during August of 1947, it’s summertime and life is good. Though, for one family, the veneer of financial success and camaraderie do not hide the truth simmering below the surface in Playcrafters’ latest stage play, "All My Sons" — a memorable classic by the famed Arthur Miller (“Death of a Salesman”). The striking portrayal of a family’s saga makes way for the eruption of a long-buried secret weighed down by layers of guilt.

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Got granola? It’s everywhere from store shelves to farmers’ markets to brunch menus, featuring fresh flavors like cardamom sesame and cocoa chia. So, in honor of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, raise a spoon and celebrate this hip-again former “hippie food,” made famous during “three days of peace and music.”