The Many Ways to Speak “American”

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer When you meet Americans, can you tell which part of the country they are from simply by listening to them? Or if someone asked you to imitate an American, would you try to sound like
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Regional Cuisine Reflects National Diversity

The United States is a nation of immigrants; only Native Americans can claim North America as their ancestral home. Other Americans or their ancestors came to this land, creating what many call “the melting pot.” These immigrants brought with them the traditions of their homeland — (more...)

Dr. Charles Whitney Named One of America’s “Top Docs” By CMT

Charles Whitney, MD owner of Revolutionary Health Services in Washington Crossing, was recently named one of America's “Top Docs” in concierge medicine, also known as direct primary care and private medical practices by the editors of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT). Each year CMT carefully reviews a list of (more...)

World Health Day: Know Your Blood Pressure

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer High blood pressure is a major factor leading to heart attacks and strokes for people everywhere. Health care providers are emphasizing the importance of controlling this risky condition in recognition of World Health Day, April 7. The event is marked on this same date each (more...)

Millions Of Americans Are Celebrating Easter

"Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Mass in Saint Peter’s Square attended by a huge crowd. In his Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) message and blessing, he called for peace in the world", according to Voice of America. Then he toured Saint Peter's (more...)

Initiative Privatizing Wine and Spirits Sales Passes House

In a historic vote, the House has passed legislation to privatize alcohol sales in Pennsylvania, getting the Commonwealth OUT of the business of selling wine and spirits, House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said upon passage of House Bill 790 by a vote of 105-90. “It’s a historic (more...)

New U.S. Monuments Honor History, Preserve Environment

President Obama signed proclamations March 25 establishing five new U.S. national monuments, using his authority under the Antiquities Act, which celebrates American’s rich history and natural heritage. Located in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington, the monuments help tell the story of significant people and extraordinary (more...)

Statement from the President Obama on Passover

Statement from the President on Passover As we prepare for our fifth Seder in the White House, Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Passover here in America, in the State of Israel, and around the world. Tonight, Jewish families will gather with family and friends (more...)

Join The Arbor Day Foundation in March And Receive 10 Free Trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring through planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2013 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. “White flowering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year,” said John Rosenow, founder (more...)

Pennsylvania Has Mixed Results in Working to Reduce Tobacco Use

New American Lung Association Report Follows Money Trail to See How Tobacco Industry Addicts Kids Pennsylvania fell short in adequately funding programs to protect children and curb tobacco-related disease in 2012 according to the American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2013” report released today. The Lung Association’s “State of (more...)

Ringing in Nowruz with Iranian Classics

Visitors dance, play and feast their way into the Persian New Year at the annual Nowruz celebration at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler museums of Asian art in Washington. The festivities include musical performances by artists like vocalist Monika Jalili, who brings to life cherished Iranian (more...)

To Require Labeling Of Genetically Engineered Food

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) held a press conference to announce the introduction of legislation that would require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food in Pennsylvania. If passed, Senate Bill 653 would become the first law of its kind in the United States. It has already received (more...)

Obama Congratulates First Pope from the Americas

Newly elected Pope Francis, shown waving to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, became the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church March 13. President Obama, on behalf of the American people, immediately offered his warm wishes to the pope, who

Mayor Nutter Statement On Selection Of A New Pope

Mayor Michael A. Nutter released the following statement on the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I: “On behalf of the City of Philadelphia, we are excited that Pope Francis I has been chosen by the College of Cardinals to lead the Roman Catholic Church (more...)

13 New Historic Landmarks Celebrate U.S. Diversity

U.S. officials March 11 announced the designation of 13 new national historic landmarks that recognize a more complete story of America. The new landmarks include an Alabama bridge that was the site of “Bloody Sunday” during the civil rights movement, a 400-year-old historic district showcasing the influence of (more...)