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Giving Campaign for Kennett Library

For more than a century, the Kennett Library has sparked literacy, connection, innovation, opportunity, and much more. As we plan and build a new library for the next generation, we invite everyone to consider a gift to the Community Giving Campaign to support this new $20 million, 33,425 square-foot Library & Resource Center. This transformational project, in ...

 
 

Sheriff, hospital team up for cancer awareness

Thanks to a collaboration with Chester County Hospital, this October the Chester County Sheriff’s Office’s patrol cars are accessorizing with pink cancer ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness that leads to education, encourage those facing the disease, honor those who survived it, and remember loved ones who succumbed to ...

 

UHS art gala turns 45

Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 45th year. This annual art show and sale showcase local working artists and Unionville High School alumni. Due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, this year’s show will be a virtual online auction. The Unionville High School Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists – both new and more established ...

 

Conservancy gets $400K grant

The Brandywine Conservancy is thrilled to announce it has received more than $400,000 in grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. As part of NFWF’s Delaware River Restoration Fund, made possible by the William Penn Foundation, the Brandywine received $289,845 for projects to improve water quality in the Brandywine-Christina Watershed. An additional ...

 

Low-interest loans for Ida recovery

Chester County residents and businesses affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida can now apply for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  This service is in addition to the FEMA federal disaster assistance made available to Chester County, as well as Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York Counties, through last week’s ...

 

ChesCo establishes hurricane resource center

Chester County officials and the Department of Emergency Services announced the operation of a Multi-Agency Resource Center for all individuals and families in Chester County affected by Hurricane Ida. The Chester County MARC is a “one-stop-shop” that provides assistance to all impacted residents by bringing together staff from many agencies who can help with the ...

 

PAWS for People Wag & Walkathon set

PAWS for People, the Newark-based pet therapy organization, will host its annual month-long, cumulative Wag & Walkathon, Sept. 16 – Oct. 16. This year’s event will include a Facebook Live Step Off event, a month of mile-tracking & fun challenges, and conclude with an optional in-person Cross the Finish Line Celebration at Glasgow Park in Newark. For those ...

 

ChesCo plans for Overdose Awareness Day

As part of Chester County’s commitment to combat the opioid epidemic,the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces its participation in “International Overdose Awareness Day” on Tuesday, Aug. 31. On this day, Chester County will join communities around the world in encouraging residents, businesses and organizations to raise awareness of the ...

 

DCCC requiring proof of vaccination

Citing the increase in COVID-19 Delta variant cases in Delaware and Chester Counties, Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black has announced that DCCC will require proof of vaccination of all students, faculty and staff beginning next year. During a virtual meeting this morning, Dr. Gates Black urged the college family to get the vaccine ...

 

Habitat acreage preserved in Delaware

A private-public-nonprofit partnership has preserved 225 acres of land that are critical for wildlife habitat and air and water quality now and into the future. This property – the Fortner Farm – “is widely recognized for its exceptional natural resources and is multi-dimensional in value. This project and partnership are securing habitat for sensitive and ...

 

Mushroom festival is back Sept.11, 12

Make room for mushrooms—the popular Kennett Square Mushroom Festival comes to town on Sept. 11 and 12, celebrating mushrooms and the surrounding community. You’ve probably driven by the mushroom houses hundreds of times and not even noticed. But behind those nondescript buildings that dot the landscape in and around Kennett Square, an economic engine is humming. ...