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High-flying adventure a hit with sheriff

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh enjoys the view at 22,000 feet in a Boeing  C-135. Photo courtesy of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

It wasn’t until after Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh returned to terra firma that she got an inkling that a recent adventure had come with an element of peril. Welsh participated in the Defense Department’s Bosslift program, which gives employers insight into military installations by having them accompany National Guard and Reserve members during ...

 

Roadwork for week of May 24

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of May 24 through May 31. The department recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Brintons Bridge Road in Birmingham Township will require lane ...

Guns stolen, reward offered

Police and the business community in Collingdale are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in an early morning smash and grab theft at a gun shop on May 21, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's office. At least two men are being sought in connection with the theft of more than a dozen handguns ...

Applauded for their specialty: saving lives

Members of the Keystone Valley Fire Department pose with Keith Johnson (right), president of the Chester County EMS Council after receiving the Distinguished Service Award.

Members of the Keystone Valley Fire Department pose with Keith Johnson (right), president of the Chester County EMS Council after receiving the Distinguished Service Award.

Last year, 18 people in Chester County lost their pulses and would have lost their lives were it not for the intervention of first-responders, and two citizens in imminent danger of death were similarly saved by the county’s emergency services community. In addition, four babies decided to make their appearance into the world before their mothers arrived at the ...

Taking care of business with good taste

BPA members show their drivers licenses with organ donor designation

BPA members show their drivers licenses with organ donor designation

Members of the Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County (BPA) climbed onboard a rented tour bus for a special dining experience this past week. Four locations hosted one course of the annual Dine-Around event, which showcased the generosity of the business community in an unexpected way. The hosts all donated their course, serving it up to ...

New officers, new approach for United Way

There is a basic truth for all nonprofit organizations that money is tight. A second truth is that the United Way of Southern Chester County is not exempt from the first one. According to the group’s acting President Marie Olson, programs this past year were underfunded by $300,000 because the larger out of area corporations have changed the way they allow United ...

‘Chunky Tuna’ savior elicits hearty applause

Former Kennett Township Police Chief Albert J. McCarthy (from left) cuts his retirement cake as Supervisors Robert A. Hammaker, Richard L. Leff, Scudder G. Stevens, Township Manager Lisa M. Moore, and acting Police Chief Lydell Nolt look on.

Former Kennett Township Police Chief Albert J. McCarthy (from left) cuts his retirement cake as Supervisors Robert A. Hammaker, Richard L. Leff, Scudder G. Stevens, Township Manager Lisa M. Moore, and acting Police Chief Lydell Nolt look on.

The Kennett Township supervisors dispensed with regular business efficiently at Wednesday night’s meeting so they could focus on the reason for the standing-room-only crowd: a sendoff for Police Chief Albert J. McCarthy, who was receiving his retirement badge after 42 years of police work. Supervisors’ Chairman Scudder G. Stevens read a tribute that gave an overview ...

Time to saddle up to Devon Horse Show

Advance ticket sales for this year's edition of the Devon Horse Show, an area rite of spring, suggest a record-setting crowd. Photo by Alix Coleman

Advance ticket sales for this year's edition of the Devon Horse Show, an area rite of spring, suggest a record-setting crowd. Photo by Alix Coleman

If advance ticket sales are any indication, this year's Devon Horse Show and Country Fair might be the best attended of any show in recent memory. This year's show run from Thursday, May 21, through Sunday, May 31 at the Devon show grounds on Lancaster Avenue. This year's show begins with the highly competitive Junior Weekend and rolls right into a full week of ...

Around Town May 20

Prom

• Top photo: Unionville High School students are decked out in their finery before going to the prom at Springfield Country Club. • The May 20 meeting for Walkable Chadds Ford has been rescheduled to 6 p.m., May 27, at the Chadds Ford Township building. • The Chadds Ford Historical Society is opening a new exhibit in honor of 50 years of Chadds Ford Days. The exhibit ...

Academic Recognition

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• Top photo: Three members of the UHS Rowing Club recently signed to continue their rowing careers in college. Seated from left to right are Justin Best (Drexel), Sara Beth Johnson (Robert Morris) and Julia Pinamont (Loyola Marymount). Also in the photo from left to right are Paula Massanari (UHS Principal), Jeanne and Glenn Best, Janice, Steven and Katie Johnson and ...

Photo of the Week: Down on the Farm

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A horse grazes peacefully on a warm summer evening at the Kuerner farm in Chadds Ford.