Archive for October 4th, 2015

Chester County Day celebrates 75 years

A gloomy weather forecast did not deter diehard fans of Chester County Day, the longest running house tour in the country, as it celebrated its 75th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 3. For many area residents, the annual ritual of stepping back in time and visiting grand homes steeped in history was not going to be sidelined by Mother Nature. Most participants brought ...

 
 

Leap year puts kink in horse-race schedules

Thanks to leap year, Winterthur's Point-to-Point will be held May 8 followed by the Willowdale Steeplechase on May 15. Photo by Bob Hickock.

Figuring out which spring horse race occurs when and where may require a scorecard this year as tradition takes a temporary backseat. Point-to-Point at Winterthur is always the Sunday right after the Kentucky Derby, right? And the Kentucky Derby runs the first Saturday in May. Willowdale typically follows the Sunday after Winterthur, which is generally Mother’s Day.  ...

 

Safe way to discard hazardous waste offered

Chester County is offering residents a safe way to dispose of household hazardous waste. All seventy-three Chester County municipalities are participating in the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will set up a drop-off site on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Government Services complex, 601 Westtown Rd., West Chester. The collection site will open at 9 ...