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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. ...

 

Penn State Brandywine looking for entrepreneurs

Have a great idea for a business but aren’t sure how to get started? The Brandywine LaunchBox, powered by Penn State, is offering a program that will help answer your questions and develop your ideas. The Idea TestLab is a seven-week business accelerator program for early-stage entrepreneurs who want to explore their scalable idea or address a customer problem for a ...

 

Millions in COVID relief for restaurants and hotels

Officials visited several Chester County restaurants and hotels on Friday that recently received some of the $5.9 million in grant funds provided to the hospitality industry through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program. A total of 203 grantees across Chester County have benefitted from the program. “These businesses aren’t out of the ...

 

UHS honored for success

Four Diamonds Mini-THON® recognized Unionville High School at the 2021 Mini-THON Leadership Summit on Aug. 6, for being selected as the recipient of the 2021 Mini-THON Award for Excellence in Student Body Participation, the school said in a press release. This award honors a school that improved school spirit and promoted school unity by bringing together students ...

 

Art meets nature at the Brandywine

A whimsical outdoor sculpture has sprung up on the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art's campus grounds for the summer. Now on view through Nov. 7, the Queen Anne's Lace Pod is a temporary, site-specific installation by Virginia-based artist Ian Stabler. Made entirely of natural materials gathered and found onsite, the towering sculptural pod is located in ...

 

Library groundbreaking planned

The Kennett Library Board of Trustees will host a groundbreaking for the new Kennett Library and Resource Center on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. It will take place at the location of the new building, the corner of State and Willow Streets in the Borough of Kennett Square. All are welcome to attend. “For over 20 years community members have planned, worked, and ...

 

Changes for deer licenses

Hunters statewide may begin applying for antlerless deer licenses by mail beginning Monday, July 12. Chester County Treasurer Patricia Maisano, whose office processes state hunting licenses and permits, noted changes made to the 2021 licensing year, including an increase in the fee for the antlerless license, and an increase in the personal license limits. “Some ...

 

U-CF teacher earns Heart of Learning Award

Charles F. Patton Middle School English teacher Lauren Owsley has received the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. This is a very special award in any year, but especially meaningful and well-deserved after the challenges last year presented. Students and UCF leadership only have positive things to say about Owsley. In her award nominations, one student wrote: “I ...