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St. Cornelius starts vegetable garden

After the previous pandemic year, we cannot imagine a better way to kick off this spring than with a new start, and isn’t that what a vegetable garden is? The promise of new growth, hope, and something better.  Well, we have committed to something better — our vision of a vegetable garden that can feed our brothers and sisters in need. We have drawn on the advice of ...

 
 

Vaccine appointments available

The Chester County Health Department announced yesterday that everyone age 16 and over who lives and works in Chester County is now eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, a press release said. The move by the county health department brings forward the eligibility dates for Phase 1C and Phase 2, originally directed by the State to ...

 

The Mushroom Festival is back

  After a year off because of COVID-19, the annual Mushroom festival returns for its 36th year in Kennett Square. The 2021 festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, according to an announcement from the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Committee. This year’s theme is Rooted in the Community, to celebrate the Kennett Square mushroom industry and ...

 

YMCA offering Esports program

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is launching a new Esports program for students in middle and high school in collaboration with the National YMCA Esports program, providing a virtual sports experience for youth and teens that promotes leadership and personal growth. The new eight-week program is currently registering youth and teens in grades five through 12. The ...

 

New vaccine registration system in ChesCo

The Chester County Health Department has launched a new vaccine registration system for its COVID-19 vaccine program. The new system helps everyone who has already registered with the county health department to easily book a vaccine appointment and ensures appointments are allocated specifically to the individuals who are being contacted, according to a new press ...

 

County holds COVID memorial

Chester County is honoring the memory of the 747 people in the county who have lost their lives to COVID-19.  Three memorial tributes are being held at three County parks, marking one year since Chester County recorded its first coronavirus death. Saturday, County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline held a special memorial service at ...

 

Chester County COVID-19 memorial

In observance of the one-year anniversary of the first recorded COVID-19 death in Chester County, the county commissioners plan for three memorial displays at three places in the north, central and south parts of Chester County. Special memorials will be featured in Warwick Park in Pottstown, Springton Manor Farm in Glenmoore, and Nottingham Park in Nottingham over ...

 

Tapestry of color at Longwood Gardens

Spring unfolds at Longwood Gardens as millions of geophytes color the March landscape, while flowering trees and thousands of blooming spring bulbs create a lush tapestry of color, fragrance, and warmth across the Gardens’ 1,100 acres throughout April. Indoors, Longwood’s Main Conservatory is bursting with spectacular color as jasmine, anemones, lilies, and ...

 

Gun permit requests up

With firearm carry permit requests rising, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office is now holding weekend hours for the paperwork process, according to a press release. In the third and fourth quarters of 2020, the demand for permits to carry concealed firearms skyrocketed in Chester County. The demand continues and the Chester County Sheriff’s Office has taken steps to ...

 

PSU Brandywine hosts virtual admissions program

Prospective Penn State Brandywine students and their families are invited to attend a virtual admissions program on Monday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is open to prospective students interested in applying to Penn State. The session will provide an overview of Penn State Brandywine, from the admissions process to campus opportunities including ...

 

Small businesses get $10 million in grants

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced the awarding of $10 million in grants to 333 Chester County small businesses.   The individual grants, made available through round two of the Chester County Main Street Preservation grant program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, range from $20,000 to $49,500. ...