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  • That'll do, Garrison

    “Terrific.”

    That’s one of the words that Charlotte, the friendly spider in “Charlotte’s Web” used to describe Wilbur the pig. It might also apply to a Chester County teen that has raised one pig in the 4-H Swine Project for every year he’s been in school.

    Lewisville High senior Garrison Hyatt showed his 12th pig, Kodiak, a black and white Hampshire, at the Chester Livestock Exchange recently.

  • Tobacco Free Coalition names top three winning photos at PhotoVoice reception

    It was a hard choice, the seven teen photos with an anti-tobacco message were all pretty creative, but the top three winners in the Chester County Tobacco Free Coalition’s (TFC) PhotoVoice contest were selected by a vote of the public and announced at a reception at the Chester Farmer’s Market.

  • Fort Lawn considers fun run

    Fort Lawn Community Center board member Remmi Hines appeared before the Fort Lawn Town Council at their March meeting to test the waters about the FLCC hosting a fun run, or to use a track and field analogy, to see if the idea of a fun run could get off the starting blocks.

    The FLCC is interested in hosting the “Trick of Treat Trot” on Oct. 21 as a fundraiser to benefit the Center programs, Hines explained.

  • History a topic of African American breakfast speakers

    History was a topic in common among some of the speakers at the recent African American Cultural Breakfast, held at the Chester County War Memorial Building.

    Speaker Dondraico Johnson, a Fort Lawn native and Lewisville High School grad, spoke of his own personal history and how he got to his current place of success, but the gem of the morning was the words of poet and cultural activist Vivian Ayers-Allen.

  • Second African American Cultural Breakfast showcases local arts and artists

    The organizers of the second Chester African American Cultural Breakfast planned for this year’s event to focus on the arts, and if you attended the event, you know that the performances, some planned and some impromptu, that were on offer didn’t disappoint.

    Emcee Minister Makeda Baker welcomed the breakfast attendees beginning, “This is the day that the Lord has made and we are rejoicing and being exceedingly glad in that knowledge.”

  • Healers with hooves: A second visit

    Last year, the RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover received a grant from the Herbert & Anna Lutz Foundation to expand their veteran’s program and to be able to add more riders who could take advantage of the Center’s capabilities.

  • Historical Society throws support behind efforts to clear names of Brice and Crosby

    Local historian Scott Coleman is concerned with restoring things. He was recently applauded for his efforts to repair and replace the headstones of Chester’s first intendant, Jordan Bennett and the headstone of Sarah, his wife. Coleman was also part of the team that resurrected and restored the Tredegar Parrott rifles, including the Chester Gun, owned by the Chester County Historical Society.

  • A "God-orchestrated moment in time"

    For the missionary construction group Harvest Call to begin building a new house on Orchard Street in Chester, a lot of elements had to fall in place just so. Those elements have aligned just as needed in what Ember Church Pastor Kevin Taylor calls a “God-orchestrated” moment in time.

  • Different is good

    Some people branded Cynthia Furr and her teaching methods “unconventional,” “not normal” and even “weird.” That obviously provoked a strong reaction.

    “She told me ‘they think I’m different…isn’t that great,’” her sister Sharon remembered.

  • Lutz Foundation grant provides for coroner's office vehicle

    A grant from the Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation will provide a transport van for the Chester County Coroner’s Office.

    Getting the van, which will be used for transport and removal of the deceased in all situations, “has certainly been a goal for me and the Chester County Coroner’s Office since was elected in 2005,” wrote Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker in a letter to the Lutz Foundation.