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Phoebe Savors Berks, BCL Style

thoughts from our local foodie
Welcome Spring with Shad

Welcome Spring with Shad

Scared to cook up seafood at home? Pick up in-season shad for an easy and delicious meal!

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Amazing Irish Apple Cake

Amazing Irish Apple Cake

Sweeten up your St. Patty’s Day with this Irish Apple Cake recipe from Phoebe’s friend Mary Ellen!

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Go Ahead, Pair your Beer

Go Ahead, Pair your Beer

Have trouble matching up the right brew your meal, or vice versa? No worries. Phoebe has some expert help for all.

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Caramely, Chocolatey Goodness

Caramely, Chocolatey Goodness

Want to warm up with a sweet treat on a cold winter’s day? Make a mug of Phoebe’s Caramel Hot Chocolate.

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Ultimate Eagles Fan

The Inside Scoop from the #1 Eagles Fan
Week 17: Eagles vs. Cowboys

Week 17: Eagles vs. Cowboys

We’ve come to the end – of the season, that is. How will the Eagles fare against the hot rival Dallas Cowboys Sunday at 1pm? Find out what Barry “The Hatchet” has to say…

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Week 16: Eagles vs. Giants

Week 16: Eagles vs. Giants

Can the Eagles match up against the New York Giants Thursday night, Dec. 22? Here what super fan Barry “The Hatchet” Vagnoni has to say before kickoff at 8:25pm?

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Week 15: Eagles vs. Ravens

Week 15: Eagles vs. Ravens

How will the Eagles fare against a tough Baltimore Ravens team this Sunday at 1pm in Baltimore? It’s going to be tough! See what Barry “The Hatchet” Vagnoni has to say.

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Week 14: Eagles vs. Redskins

Week 14: Eagles vs. Redskins

Can the Eagles bounce back this Sunday at 1pm after a tough loss to the Cincinnati Bengals when they take on the Washington Redskins? See what Super Fan Barry “The Hatchet” Vagnoni has to say about it.

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BiblioTHERAPY with Brenda

Children's Books with a Mission
On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD

On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD

Get ready, Get set, Go! Thinking of going to college? College isn’t easy, but this engaging little book will help you on your journey.

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The Heaven of Animals

The Heaven of Animals

Pet companionship is filled with rewards, love and, unfortunately, heartache when your friend passes. It can be especially hard on youngsters who have a hard time processing the loss. This book can help.

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Adjusting to Military Tour of Duty

Adjusting to Military Tour of Duty

Have a family member active in the military? It can be hard. Especially for children. Brenda has a book suggestion that might help children cope while a loved one is on duty.

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Books to Aid Sensory Processing and Sensory Disorders

Books to Aid Sensory Processing and Sensory Disorders

Know a child with a sensory processing disorder? Get your hands on this book.

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That's Something

thoughts from our publisher
Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

Or the Jelly Bean trail, in my case. That’s right, my favorite Easter tradition as a child was waking up to a jelly bean trail that started at the foot of my bed. It was a great way to start the day knowing that the Easter Bunny had come to our house! After I would go to bed, my mom...

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On The Radio

On The Radio

Or maybe I should say “On the Podcast” really. At BCL, Nikki Murry, editor, and I record a few monthly podcasts each month called Berks County Living LIVE giving listeners a “Behind The Scenes” look at what goes into each issue. They are great fun to record. In...

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52 Things I Love About You

52 Things I Love About You

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you want to show your loved ones that you love them, but you don’t need to break the bank to do it. You’re probably wondering how. Check this out!   Last year, with some help from Pinterest, I created a few “52 Things I...

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High-Five to Blogging

High-Five to Blogging

So, I’m not really a “New Year’s Resolution kind of gal,” but this year I do resolve to do a better job keeping up with blogging!   I’ve decided to give myself a high-five in advance. The high-five is also a new thing for me. I don’t know why,...

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Oh, Really?

thoughts from our editor
Diving into Summer Camp

Diving into Summer Camp

Ever since my now 10-year-old, soon to be fifth grader Riley could toddle around our home, I remember he developed a strong interest in two things that have not waned in their strength to this day: airplanes and sharks. The shark thing is ironic, being that Great White sharks are my number one...

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Reasonably-Priced Fashion for a Good Cause

Reasonably-Priced Fashion for a Good Cause

Fashions from local Goodwill stores took center stage at the 6th Annual Goodwill Runway Show this past Thursday, April 23 at the Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex. Goodwill, a nonprofit, aims to provide education, training and support for those with disabilities and economic hardships....

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NYC Napping in a Pod

NYC Napping in a Pod

For adults – especially parents – relaxation time is paramount. I admit I frequently find myself daydreaming of a relaxing massage in times of parental – or non-parental – stress. Or at least 20 minutes of peace and quiet. The desire for a massage and quiet time,...

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Surviving Walker Stalker Con and Meeting Norman Reedus

Surviving Walker Stalker Con and Meeting Norman Reedus

It’s here! The Bucket List items are on the list and the first has been completed and scratched off, so I hereby bring you “The Bucket List Blog” for 2015! If you read the introductory installment, you know the first item of business was a trip to Walker Stalker Con New...

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ReOrganize with Rachel

thoughts from our organizing guru
Organize Your Time for a Balanced Life

Organize Your Time for a Balanced Life

Feel like you never have enough time? It’s time to examine where it’s all going with these helpful tips from Rachel!

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Papers You Can Toss With No Worries

Papers You Can Toss With No Worries

Paper piling up at home? Here's what to get rid of, and how to do it safely.

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Go Green as You Organize

Go Green as You Organize

Where do you get rid of old appliances, leftover paint cans and the like? Read on to get green organizing tips from Rachel!

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Organize Your Linen Closet

Organize Your Linen Closet

Too many lotions and expired medications? Sheets and blankets hogging up your storage space? Get some easy tips for deciding what gets the heave-ho from Rachel.

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