Health Dept. offers tips to avoid West Nile

The Chester County Health Department reminds residents that along with warmer weather comes mosquito season and the threat of West Nile Virus, which is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The best way to control mosquitoes is to get rid of standing water on your property. The following precautions are strongly recommended to reduce the mosquito population in your yard, which will help reduce…

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Victory Brewing Co. eager for another win

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Bill Covaleski (right), who started Victory Brewing Company with Ron Barchet, his "best friend and business partner," chats with guests at a press meet-and-greet at the company's new brewpub in Kennett Square.

What a difference nearly two decades can make. Nineteen years ago, two friends who shared a passion for brewing beer debuted the Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown. The opening followed a struggle so intense that partners Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet concluded it would be a “victory” if the venture succeeded, inspiring the name. On Monday, April 20, Victory, now the nation’s 26th largest craft…

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Empowering high school girls to make impact

Are you a Chester County girl who wants to make a difference for other Chester County girls? That is the question the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls has asked of more than 100 high school girls during the past 11 years. The fund is currently accepting applications for its award-winning Girls Advisory Board (GAB) program. Applications are available online at and will…

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Darlington presents Homegrown String Band

The Darlington Arts Center welcomes Homegrown String Band, the “family that plays together,” for an evening of high energy American folk music on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm. The Homegrown String Band acoustic trio, which consists of Rick, Georgianne, and Annalee Jackofsky, will be performing a selection of original and traditional music, as well as a few tunes by American music icons like Jimmie Rodgers,…

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