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PHILADELPHIA— Dunkin' and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees, in partnership with Scholarship America, recently announced the recipients of its eleventh annual Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program. The program helps high school seniors and college students in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Kent and New Castle counties in Delaware pursue a part-time or full-time undergraduate degree at the institution of their choice.

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NEWTOWN — How many Delaware County chefs can say that they’ve published two cookbooks, appeared on "The Today Show," been an invited guest on the "Rachel Ray Show" three times, taught cooking at a winery in Italy twice, and had a role in "The Irishman," sitting next to Robert DeNiro?

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MEDIA — “Actress, musician, humanitarian, champion of the lost and friend to all,” was the opening of the program card for Celebrating the Life of Ann Crumb. The title says it all, according to Ruth Crumb, Ann’s aunt who developed the program.

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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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MARPLE — The Delaware County News Network will hold a giant flea market 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at Delaware County Community College, 901 S. Media Line Rd., Marple Township. The rain date is Sunday,Sept. 1.

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I did something that was different and enjoyable this week and I want to make a recommendation to anyone looking for something fun-- and free-- to do this summer, or anytime throughout the year. For my first time ever, I went with a group of friends to the taping of Quincy Harris’s talk show, "The Q" at Fox 29 Studio, 4th and Market streets, Philadelphia. I know that I am late for the party. The show has been on the air since Fall 2016. However, late or not, I am happy that I finally had the experience of being a part of the pre-recorded show’s live studio audience.

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PHILADELPHIA — One of the perks of the news business is previewing events before they happen. Last week, at the invitation of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, I had the opportunity to stroll Passyunk Avenue in South Philly with other members of the press, hitting up a variety of the Avenue’s restaurants to sample a variety of out-of-this-world foods prepared by some of Philly’s best chefs.

"All plants are not created equal, particularly in their ability to support wildlife. Most of our native plant eaters are not able to eat alien plants. … Unless we restore native plants to our suburban ecosystems, the future of biodiversity in the United States is dim."

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For years, whenever I’d see or read about the famous Made in Pennsylvania products — like Peeps marshmallow chicks, Martin guitars, Slinky, Zippo lighters, Pyrex glassware, Harley Davidson, Gertrude Hawk chocolates and many others — I would always notice Byers’ Choice among them.

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape — the loneliness of it — the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it — the whole story doesn’t show."