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Past articles by Michilea:

Go fishing and explore wildlife with new Take It Outdoors programs

Take It Outdoors Adventures, a recreational outfitter and service company based in Pottstown, is providing summertime programs to help the community experience the Schuylkill River beyond paddling. → Read More

Husband-and-wife make it their mission to support local growers with new market in Chester County

Married couple Aaron and Emma de Long are using their passion for agriculture to connect community members with local growers and providers. → Read More

New plant-based café with organic juices comes to Pottstown

POTTSTOWN — A new café is using organic juices and plant-based cuisine to give the community a healthy boost. → Read More

Get outdoors this summer to reap the health benefits

The first official day of summer is June 20 but people are already taking advantage of sunny days by getting outdoors. → Read More

Fitness apps could be the solution to the 'COVID-15' weight gain

The “quarantine 15” or “COVID-15” are both terms referring to the common weight gain many people have experienced throughout the pandemic. The number on the scale may have been a → Read More

Explore Pottstown-area outdoor locations and activities with new website

A new online community resource will help residents and visitors of the Pottstown area discover outdoor recreational locations and activities. → Read More

Gardening in nature isn’t cancelled: Growing a home garden has health benefits, creates a respite from COVID-19 pandemic

Mass gatherings and events may be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic but gardening in nature is very much allowed. → Read More

Seeds of History: Black History program at the Ricketts Center teaches children about growing plants, eating healthy

A Black History Month program at the Ricketts Community Center in Pottstown combined elements of science, agriculture and wellness. → Read More

Take It To The Court: Volleyball for adults leads to friends, fun and fitness

A group of about 15 adults entered a school gym one by one on a weeknight, took off their winter coats and immediately occupied a spot on one side of → Read More

FIT FOR LIFE: Add wellness activities to your holiday calendar to help manage stress

The holiday season is often said to be the most wonderful time of year, but it’s also often a time filled with added stress. → Read More

Pottstown paddlers come home with gold from world championships

Several local athletes competed as part of Team USA in the 14th World Dragon Boat Racing Championship held in Pattay-Rayong, Thailand. → Read More

Gardeners celebrate the health and social benefits of growing at awards ceremony

More than 30 people of all ages walked away from the 2019 Home Garden Contest Awards Ceremony a little richer, as they took home cash prizes for their winning entries. → Read More

FIT FOR LIFE: Boyertown festival will celebrate health, unity and kindness

A multicultural event called ItalFest will use music, plant-based foods and art to promote unity in diversity. → Read More

Local representatives and paddlers celebrate new Bridgeport water landing during sojourn

BRIDGEPORT – About 80 paddlers participating in the 21st Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn and several area representatives celebrated the newly completed river landing in the borough on Thursday. → Read More

Put a spring in your step at upcoming wellness events

In addition to spring showers, the season is also full of community wellness events throughout the area. As spring edges toward summer, local organizations are inviting the public to spend → Read More

A healthy world equals a healthy you

Nutritious eating and physical activity are two important components for a healthy life but so is the environment we live in. → Read More

Pottstown Athletic Club draws people to town with dragon boat training facility

Pottstown is becoming the region’s destination for dragon boat fitness training because of a local athletic facility equipped with a specialized indoor paddle pool and more. → Read More

Olivet Boys & Girls Club Ricketts Center equips children and adults with tools for a healthy lifestyle

Youth and adults are taking their wellness to the next level with low-cost opportunities provided at the Olivet Boys & Girls Club Ricketts Center in Pottstown. → Read More

Community gives blood, takes back healthy knowledge at MCCC wellness event

It was a Wellness Wednesday recently at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus in Pottstown when the school hosted a blood drive that also provided information to the public → Read More

Women combine empowered yoga poses and axe throwing to demonstrate 'divine energy'

The practice of yoga has often been combined with various other activities to provide participants with a unique experience. Special classes have included goat yoga, laughter yoga and silent yoga. → Read More