County College Adds Life Sciences Degree To Its Arsenal

The new degree at the Pottstown and Blue Bell campuses of Montgomery County Community College offers a clear path


Royersford Library Hosts Traditional Egyptian Dances

Dancer and dance instructor Barbara “Habiba” Siegel will be a featured lecturer April 28 (Monday) at the Royersford Library, in a program that's appropriate for children and adults.

Ursinus Students Show Off Their Artwork At Berman

This year's student exhibition opens Wednesday (April 16), and includes painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installations, mixed media and photography. Sixteen artists are featured.

Go Take A Hike, Just A Mile, Sunday In Elverson

It'll be good exercise, and educational too, as you learn about the Baptism Creek National Recreation Trail.

Township Gets First Look At Future Rupert Road Bridge

There's no agreement, yet, that Montgomery County and Lower Pottsgrove will work together to replace the Rupert Road bridge near the Limerick township line. Commissioners on Monday, however, saw how a new bridge might look.

Popular Energy Drinks May Induce More Than Just A Jolt

A sizable percentage of teens and young adults, the biggest consumers of energy drinks, think they're safe. Their caffeine levels spike heart rates and blood pressure, though.

Western Career Center Wins Student Proficiency Award

The number of its students who increased proficiency in reading, math and occupational skills during 2011-2012 rose by double-digit percentages, the state reported.

Last-Minute Tax Help Available At Painter’s Office

You know you waited too long. You know the income tax filing deadline is Tuesday. Don't know what to do next? You might qualify for help from Rep. Mark Painter.

College, Non-Profit Agency Co-Host Substance Abuse Talk

The 70-minute session in Blue Bell, with a simulcast in Pottstown, is intended to serve as a starting point in identifying drug and alcohol abuse and getting help for those affected.

Safe Food Handler Certification Course Next Month

Safe food handling is the goal of a restaurant-sponsored course that will be conducted next month by Montgomery County Cooperative Extension.

Weather’s Near Perfect, So Go Grill, Grill, Grill

On today's Food Page: Grilled American Lamb Sirloin, Turkey And Brie Grilled Cheese, Ancho Chile-Rubbed Grilled T-Bones, Cheesy Bacon And Egg Casserole, and Peanut Butter and Banana Shake.

A Restful, If Not Quiet, Botanical Oasis In Los Angeles

It's easy to describe the Mathias Botanical Garden, on the southeast side of the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, as restful. It's another thing entirely to try and call it quiet.

Employers Should Avoid Exams For Screening, Pitt Says

A Sunday editorial in the student-run University of Pittsburgh newspaper took employers to task for using college admissions' test scores as a method of pre-screening job candidates.

Did Cap’n Crunch Really Wink At You? Maybe So

Walk down the breakfast cereal aisles at supermarkets in Limerick and elsewhere, and you may have the eerie feeling someone's watching you. They are.

Speculation Renews Over Possible Sale Of The Mercury

The firm that manages The Mercury for its owner, an investment fund, laid off almost 50 staffers Wednesday in New York City. That's led to national speculation that its newspapers, like Pottstown's, will again be put up for sale.

Hear A Roar? It’s Motorists, Not March, On Route 422

The month of March did its fair share of roaring. The sound may not abate in April, as U.S. Route 422 restrictions continue in Lower Pottsgrove while bridge beams are set in place.