Community News

  • Faith & Love STEM program thanks Lutz
  • Richburg Fire Department begins a smoke detector blitz

    The Richburg Fire Department is joining the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, a nationwide effort to work over the next several years to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from the most common disaster people face in this country – home fires.

    As part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, Richburg Fire will help teach people about fire safety and help install smoke alarms in some neighborhoods where needed. The campaign focuses on increasing the use of smoke alarms in at-risk neighborhoods and encouraging everyone to practice their fire escape plans.

  • Chester DAV chapter briefed on Hometown Heroes project

    The James D. Wessinger Chapter 19 of the Disabled American Veterans in Chester got a chance to hear about a project that means some of their fellow veterans will be on banners around the City of Chester and, if they're lucky, maybe their own face will appear on those banners.

  • Friends, colleagues remember Theodore Feaster, ‘eternal optimist’

    The late Theodore Feaster Jr., 64, was remembered by friends and colleagues as an “eternal optimist,” a friend and a man dedicated to his community.

    Feaster was the manager and the Number 1 advocate of the Chester Farmers & Artisans Market. He passed away on April 10.

  • Playing around...for a good cause

    The 2nd annual scholarship golf tournament named for the late daughter of Georgia Moore was held last week. The Derresha Shar’Daye Rhinehart (DSR) Scholarship Golf Tournament drew about 15 teams of four players to the tournament at the Chester Golf Club on a chilly Friday morning.

    Moore looked across the golf carts of the teams as they lined up getting ready for the 9 a.m. shotgun start.

  • Blood drives and comfort kits

    She doesn’t sweat blood over her volunteer efforts, but Elouise McCree does help collect blood – and other items – for the American Red Cross.

    In fact, she organized a blood drive that was held just this Wednesday at the Chester YMCA (this was the third one of these blood drives) and she continues her efforts to advocate for the collecting of items for comfort kits, kits of necessaries that are handed out to victims of single family fires and national disasters.

  • Lutz grant provides animal control with upgraded kennels

    The latest grant from the Lutz Foundation to the Chester County Animal Control has allowed for some much-needed upgrades as the shelter continues to upgrade its facilities.

    The old chain link fences on the outdoor kennels have been replaced with coated wire fences that have no sharp edges and are narrow enough to prevent the animals from trying to stick their heads through them, said Maj. Dwayne Robinson Sr., who is the officer in charge of the animal control division.

  • Lando History Center gets new leadership, new ideas

    When it comes to running things at the Lando-Manetta Mills History Center, the new center leadership believes in the old adage: ‘Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.’

    Joe Polk, long-time director of the Center has retired, and rather than appoint a new director, working as a team the board of directors in place has taken up the mantle of leadership.

  • "Hometown Heroes" has first class of 50 veterans

    The Hometown Heroes program that proposes to erect 50 banners honoring service members on lampposts up and down the streets of Chester has their first class of 50 veterans.

    Ken Lebbon, founder of CURES (Citizens United for Revitalization and Economic Stability) posted the following on the group’s Facebook post on Tuesday:

    ‘The Hometown Heroes program has reached the 50 picture quota that is funded and then some. The plan is to have these 50 banners in place by the weekend of the April 27.

  • Downtown Chester turns blue for autism awareness

    Police vehicles flashed their blue lights, everyone was dressed in shades of blue and even the monument on Monument Square was briefly illuminated by blue lights Monday night as a crowd of people came out to observe autism awareness month.