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Chesco officials tout benefits of Smart911

Chester County officials are applauding the debut of Smart911,  a new emergency preparedness program. Robert J. Kagel, Chester County’s director of the Department of Emergency Services, introduced the free service at the Chester County Commissioners’ Sunshine meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Smart911 allows individuals and families to create a safety profile online ...

 
 

Body found in house fire identified

State police have identified the body of a man found dead in a house fire in Concord Township as 61-year-old Edward Patrick Henasey. Henasey’s was found after firefighters and police responded to a house fire in the 800 block of Naaman’s Creek shortly before 8 a.m. on Dec. 27. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the state police Fire Marshal Unit.

 

Police Log Dec. 28: Hit and run, Christmas gifts stolen

• State police from the Media barracks said Jason Scott McCaskill, of Concord Township, was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop at Route 202 at Summit Street in Concord Township on Dec. 10. • Sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 23 and 7 a.m. on Dec. 24, someone stole two Target gift cards and a bag of presents from a car parked in the lot of Painters Crossing ...

 

Lawyers to offer free expungement seminar

For area residents who may have found that a past indiscretion continues to impede their future, the Chester County Bar Association may have a solution. In conjunction with Legal Aid of Chester County, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Insurance and Trust Fund, the Chester County Bar Association is sponsoring an event titled “Understanding ...

 

Phila. police seeking public’s help to ID woman

Philadelphia Police are looking for the public’s help to identify a woman who was wandering near Pennypack Park in the early hours of Monday, Nov. 14, without a coat. Police said officers responded at 1:55 a.m. to the 8700 block of Pine Road for a call about a woman who appeared to be confused and inadequately dressed for the weather. When officers attempted to ...

 

PennDOT: ‘Tis season to think of safety

PennDOT is inviting parents and caregivers to make this holiday season a safer one by taking advantage of free car seat checks across the state that will complement the nationwide Click It or Ticket “Operation Safe Holiday” enforcement effort occurring from Nov. 20 through Dec. 4. Troopers and other department members certified as child passenger safety technicians ...

 

Historical holiday events in Chadds Ford

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting two big holiday events in 2016. The first event offers a non-traditional start to the  shopping season, and the second is the traditional Candlelight Christmas Tour. On Saturday, November 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. our museum store is open to holiday shoppers as part of the nationwide Small Business Saturday ...

 

‘November Morning’

Chadds Ford Live reader Katherine Lombardo captures "November Morning," a frost-kissed, scenic vista at the corner of Bullock and Creek roads in Chadds Ford Township.  

 

Ecological topics dominate Kennett meeting

Immersed in environmental issues – running the gamut from energy conservation to soil analysis – the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors heard an urgent call to action. The board’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, began with a presentation from local representatives of the Sierra Club, Ken Hemphill and Paula Klein. Both explained that as the world grapples ...

 

‘Winterthur After Hours’ set to debut

Visitors to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library can stroll the galleries and grounds, sip cocktails, nosh on hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy live music during the upcoming "Winterthur After Hours." The program is launching on Friday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., as a weekend-welcoming event. Debuting at the Brown Horticulture Center, "Winterthur After Hours" will ...

 

Monarch migration is cause for celebration

The Delaware Nature Society is inviting visitors of all ages can celebrate one of nature’s great wonders: the great Monarch butterfly migration. The Monarch Migration Celebration, a free, public event, will be held on Saturday, Sept 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at the DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane in Wilmington, according to a Nature Society ...