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May is national Celiac Awareness Month

Local dietician offers tips for a gluten-free diet.    


Have a fiesta this Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is more of a regional holiday in Mexico, and it recognizes the country’s victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. North of the border, the day is celebrated in many cities promoting the commercial interests of purveyors of Mexican food and beverages with parties, festivities and fiestas. It’s probably a bigger holiday in many United States cities than it is in Mexico, and Philadelphia is no exception. In fact, May 1-5 is Mexican Week here in Philly. So, it looks like the bars and restaurants have spoken.


Letters to the Editor: April 29, 2015

Police commissioner needs to clean house


Eating green on Earth Day

The Earth neither moved nor stood still on April 22, 1970, but it did get a little help from its friends. University of Pennsylvania professor Ian McHarg, along with students and faculty of many area universities, as well as city planners, lawyers and other environmentally concerned people, teamed up to offer lectures and events that culminated in a rally at Fairmount Park’s Belmont Plateau. U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie was the keynote speaker, but music and rock bands carried the tune of the day. 


Spring cleaning can be a challenge

We recently had coffee and dessert at the home of friends. Along with enjoying a homemade warm apple pie in a gracious atmosphere, I couldn’t help noticing, as I helped clear some of the dishes, that the kitchen was superbly organized.


Letters to the Editor: April 22, 2015

A Mother’s Day poem


Eye complications from diabetes should be treated immediately

Eye complications stemming from diabetes are common.


Cracker Jack and baseball

The Phillies home opener this year, played on April 6, spoke for itself. The nicest thing about opening day was the great weather.


Letters to the Editor: April 15, 2015

Council candidate withdraws


Munch on some muffins during tax season

Beware! April 15 is fast approaching. Here comes the Tax Man, and you don’t want him to get you. It’s crunch time. Why not make it munch time?