Archive for October 15th, 2016

Rescued horses, friends head to forever home

Twice-rescued Cyrus the Clydesdale (from right) will travel to his permanent new home in Virginia with his buddy Ghost.

A twice-rescued horse who won hearts as he was lifted from a muddy ravine last week in Chester County has recovered sufficiently from his ordeal to travel to his new home in southeastern Virginia. And Cyrus, the 18-year-old Clydesdale, won’t be going alone, said Penny Parker, his temporary owner. On Saturday, Oct. 15, Cyrus will relocate with Ghost, another horse ...

 
 

Tools, training aim to curb dog fatalities

The snarling, unleashed, 100-pound dog locked eyes on its target: a Chester County deputy sheriff. On April 2, 2014, Deputy Sheriff Cpl. Kurt Hansen was on routine duty to deliver civil papers when he experienced a decidedly uncivil welcome. He said he was too far from his vehicle to take cover when the Great Pyrenees started barreling toward him. Hansen said he ...

 

Penn State to offer free gem: Black Pearl

Anyone who has ever wondered exactly what a conductor does will get insight when the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra performs an evening of live orchestral music and a fun mini-conducting lesson at Penn State Great Valley. The concert will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. It is free, but tickets are required at http://blackpearlgreatvalley.eventbrite.com, ...

 

Wellness, Jackie’s Way: Sustainability, the Holy Grail

Have you ever felt that despite your best efforts, the scale continues to creep higher? Why is it so challenging to achieve permanent weight loss? One study published in The Lancet Medical Journal seeks to explain how body weight can slowly rise even when people have not changed their eating and exercise habits. According to the research data, it’s easy to gain ...

 

New plaque graces historic courthouse

The restoration of the historic courthouse in West Chester – a painstaking project that uncovered architectural details from a bygone era – continues to earn kudos. Representatives from the West Chester Downtown Foundation and the West Chester Historic Preservation Awards presented the Chester County Commissioners with a West Chester Historic Preservation plaque this ...