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DelCo conducting drive-thru COVID-19 testing

Delaware County will continue to conduct public drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby and the US Army Reserve in Upland on select dates during the week of January 11. Testing will be available for insured and uninsured individuals 12 years of age or older who live or work in Delaware County and have COVID-19 symptoms, were exposed to ...

 
 

Conservancy acquires another 577 acres

The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, in partnership with the Oxford Area Foundation, has acquired 577 acres of the Glenroy Farm situated along the Octoraro Creek in Chester County, PA. This land will be owned and managed by the Oxford Area Foundation for use as a publicly accessible nature preserve. “This is an outstanding achievement for the Brandywine ...

 

Winterfest — Bonfires and Beers coming Feb. 27

Bright on the horizon of the winter months ahead lies Historic Kennett Square’s “Backyard” Winterfest, which offers an opportunity to enjoy a specially curated case of unique beers. For the full Winterfest experience, organizers say, they’re suggesting that ticket buyers drink these beers outside, around a backyard bonfire—hence this year’s theme of bonfires and ...

 

DCCC offers career development

Returning to work or upgrading a career involves careful planning, especially during a pandemic. If you are looking for assistance, New Choices, a free career development program now offered online through Delaware County Community College, can help. The College is offering a free, one-week, virtual synchronous program, in which an instructor will guide participants ...

 

Longwood takes top honors again

America voted and Longwood Gardens is the winner of the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights contest by USA TODAY’s 2020 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. With more than 500,000 outdoor lights and fountains that dance to holiday classics, Longwood won the contest sponsored by USA Today and 10 Best.com, topping a list of 20 botanical gardens from across the U.S. ...

 

County offers more grants to businesses

Chester County Commissioners approved a further $10 million in funding to support small businesses and agricultural enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Available under the Chester County Main Street Preservation program, grants will be administered by the Chester County Economic Development Council at the request of the Commissioners. “This program doesn’t ...

 

Delco launches ‘Keep the Cheer Here’

This has been a tough year for everyone, especially our locally-owned shops and restaurants, and this year shopping local is vital to their survival. As the holiday season approaches, Delco residents are encouraged to shop local and Keep the Cheer Here! In partnership with Visit Delco PA, the Delaware County Commerce Center, and the Delaware County Chamber of ...

 

County says reconsider holiday plans

As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, many people look forward to spending time with family and friends. This year looks much different due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Delaware County is recommending residents to reconsider traditional holiday plans, according to a press release. COVID-19 cases in Delaware County have been rising and the county has now ...

 

Mail-in-ballot applications coming due

Delaware Country registered voters are reminded that vote-by-mail applications (for both mail-in and absentee ballots) must be received by the Delaware County Bureau of Elections by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. With only one week remaining until the deadline, Delaware County voters who prefer to avoid voting in-person on election day are advised to request a mail-in ...

 

ChesCo approves polling locations

The Chester County Board of Elections has approved the polling place locations for the Nov. 3 General Election. There will be 192 polling locations opened throughout the county that will house all 230 precincts. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a small number of polling places will not be open for the 2020 General Election. Voters who are affected by a ...

 

Drive-in movies at Bellevue State Park

It might not be like the old days, but drive-in movies are coming to Bellevue State Park courtesy of The Grand. After a successful string of socially distant concerts, The Grand is offering a new series of events hosted at Belleveue State Park. The Grand Cinema at Bellevue will begin the weekend of Oct. 2 and 3 with two movie musicals: “Pitch Perfect” and “Disney’s ...