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It’s Fastnachts Day; GOP hopefuls outline credentials for Meehan’s seat

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Good Morning. here are some of the top stories from around the region.

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FASTNACHTS DAY
Baking up a PA German tradition: Fastnachts


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Fassnachts, or fastnachts, depending on your spelling preference, is a PA German tradition baked up at churches and stores across Berks County leading up to Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday (Feb. 13) — the day before Lent begins.

Three Suzy-Jo locations in Montgomery County will celebrate Fastnacht Day

ith Fastnacht Day falling on Feb. 13, even devoted fans of the somewhat elusive, soft-bellied Pennsylvania Dutch pastries were caught by surprise, noted Ray Barkmeyer, co-owner of Suzy-Jo Donuts.

NEWS
GOP hopefuls outline credentials in 7th District race for Congress

With the district lines suspended in bureaucratic ambiguity, Delaware County Republicans postponed nominations in the 7th Congressional District Monday night and hosted a forum featuring six GOP candidates seeking the seat.

Former Delco pol’s DUI appeal goes bust

A former Democratic Lansdowne councilman who appealed his latest DUI conviction has again been found guilty.

Former Radnor pol gets trial date for child-porn charges

The investigation began after Yahoo identified 25 suspected images of child pornography being traded through the Yahoo Messenger account “sokrateaze404@yahoo.com.”

Landscaper jailed for attacking co-worker with knife in Plymouth Township

A onetime employee of a landscaping company faces several months behind bars after he admitted to assaulting a co-worker with a knife while arguing at a Plymouth Township worksite.

Gov. Tom Wolf OKs medical marijuana dispensary in Phoenixville

Gov. Tom Wolf Friday announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Chester and Lancaster counties to begin operations, bringing the statewide total to eight.

SPORTS
Matthew McConaughey hails Eagles Nick Foles in newspaper ad

Matthew McConaughey is congratulating fellow Texan and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on his Super Bowl win.

ENTERTAINMENT
Hundreds enjoy Chocolate Lovers Festival; winners announced

More than 200 local residents and restaurant employees baked cakes, cupcakes, brownies, candy, and cookies and donated it to the event. There were 30 judges.

‘LOVE’ sculpture returns to Philly Tuesday with parade

The famous 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture is returning to its home Tuesday — and will make a number of stops in a parade around Philadelphia before its reinstallation.



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