Community News

  • County Veterans Day ceremony will be Nov. 10

    Due to Nov. 11th, the observed Veterans Day falling on a Saturday this year, the Chester County Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 10. The ceremony will take place in the upstairs auditorium of the Chester County War Memorial Building. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.

    Keynote speaker will be Congressman Ralph Norman. The Chester High School JROTC Cyclone Battalion will present the colors for the ceremony. Patriotic music will be provided by the CHS Band and Rick Brawley.

  • A history of the YMCA Halloween Carnival

    Note: The YMCA Halloween Carnival will take place on Oct. 30 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Chester branch of the YMCA, 157 Columbia St. This kid-centric event, the 41st annual, includes cake walks, a Haunted Hallway, costume contest, a less-scary haunted area (for little kids), an inflatable slide and a bakery with homemade baked goods for sale. Admission is a $2 donation at the door.


  • Hungry? Head to Richburg Fall Festival

    Hungry people are set to descend on Richburg’s Town Park this Saturday for the Annual Fall Festival. The festival begins at 10 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m.

    If you’re hungry for food, the festival is where you want to be as different vendors will offer BBQ, BBQ ribs, chicken wings, hot dogs and the ever-popular turkey legs. There will also be a bake sale with homemade baked goods.

  • History on their minds

    History, both the recent past and what’s ahead for the future (which will eventually be history as well) was on the minds of the members of the Chester County Historical Society as they gathered at the Fort Lawn Community Center for their annual meeting.

    Historical Society President Bill Marion welcomed everyone to the annual meeting.

  • Brooklyn Center nears completion

    The floors at the Brooklyn Community Center, the former Brooklyn Elementary School, have never looked as good as they do now, confided Brooklyn trustees Theodore Feaster and Billy Powell. The tongue and groove solid pine floors were placed in the building in 1938 when it was built. Hundreds of years of children’s feet, shod and unshod, have polished them and laid down layers of dirt and dust. Today the floors are part of the restored Brooklyn Community Center’s glory.

  • Chester fire promotes safety week
  • "Weave" the past and present together during Lando Days

    When it comes to Lando Days, the Lando Manetta Mills History Center is of the opinion ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ says the history center’s Roxann James, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for anything different at the annual festival that takes place the first Saturday in October.

  • "Community Heart and Soul" initiative could transform Fort Lawn

    A group in Fort Lawn led by the Fort Lawn Community Center is seeking to be involved in a community initiative that could transform the entire community.

    The “Community Heart & Soul” initiative is administered by the non-profit Orton Family Foundation and has found a local partner in the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

  • Bluegrass (and gospel) with a cause

    In modern custom, when you hold the first what you hope will be an annual event, you call it the “Inaugural” one. After that, you are allowed to start numbering them. The now-annual Abe Abercrombie and Ben Jones Bluegrass Festival is such an event. In fact, said festival organizer Don Etters, this will be the “2nd Annual.”

  • Veteran groups join forces to continue the mission of Veterans Day Parade