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Photo of the Week: Quietude

A kayaker takes in nature on a quiet morning.

 
 

ChesCo planning antibody testing

During a live-streamed press conference, Chester County Commissioners' Chairwoman Moskowitz said the county would begin a blood testing procedure for medical personnel to determine if those people have antibodies to the Coronavirus COVID-19. The test determines whether or not a person had the disease and has recovered by determining whether there are antibodies to ...

 

Farmers sow seeds of optimism

Businesses try to maintain a sense of normalcy even in tough times. They have to. It's a common concern, but it becomes more so in times of uncertainty. Even for businesses that provide necessities, like farmers. Consider Randell Spackman, of Thornbury Farm in Thornbury Township in Chester County, and H.G. Haskell, of Hill Girt Farm in Pennsbury. They grow and sell ...

 

Council stresses social distancing

Delaware County Councilwoman Elaine Schaefer wants people to enjoy the county parks, but she also wants them to maintain the recommended six-foot social distance and to understand, "If you can touch it, it's closed." Schaefer held a press conference near a parking area along the Chester Creek Trail near Linvilla Orchards Thursday afternoon. The purpose was to remind ...

 

Photo of the Week: Reaching New Heights

A turtle climbs for the warmth of sunshine.

 

Military hospital sets up in DelCo

A military-style field hospital is just days away from being operational in Delaware County. That was the word from the county’s Director of Emergency Services Tim Boyce. Saturday afternoon, personnel from the 103rd Brigade Engineer Battalion began offloading beds and other equipment to turn the gymnasium at The Glen Mills School in Thornbury Township into a hospital ...

 

Federal medical facility planned for Delaware County

In the wake of more COVID-19-related deaths, Delaware County Council Chairman Brian Zidek announced the establishment of a federal medical station at the former Glen Mills School. The facility "will help us care for low acuity cases should the need arise," Zidek said and would serve the entire region. The region includes surrounding Pennsylvania counties and parts of ...

 

Arts trust extends prize deadline

The Decorative Arts Trust announced the extension of the nomination deadline for the Prize for Excellence and Innovation from March 31, 2020, to June 30. “We are sensitive to the demands on our friends in the field as they tackle essential efforts and address changes to institutional priorities,” explains Trust Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow. “In this ...

 

School calendar remains, for now

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is, so far, maintaining its calendar with the end of classes and high school graduation staying as planned. "At this point, our calendar has not changed," said Superintendent of Schools John Sanville during the March 23 School Board meeting that was conducted online via Zoom. "So, the last day of school and graduation, all those ...

 

Photo of the Week: Spring

Spring blooms, nature renews.

 

Surrealism overtakes socializing

Chester and Delaware County parks are closed. Schools are closed. Churches and synagogues are empty of worshippers. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered non-essential businesses to close and is considering issuing a shelter in place order. "I hate to use the word, but it's surreal," said Chadds Ford Township resident Rob King shortly before returning home to catch a ...