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Community News

  • Planning for M.L.K. Parade has begun

    Planning is already underway for one of Chester's County's largest annual events.
    The Chester County M.L. K. Parade will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2011. The parade will commence at 3 p.m.

  • Postmaster John Kelly retires at end of month

    If you want to catch Chester Postmaster John Kelly at work, you'd better do so now because tomorrow is his last workday before he officially retires on Dec. 31.
    At the end of this year, Kelly, 63, will leave his 27-year postal career behind. He began his career in Charlotte as a letter carrier in 1983, he said.
    It's given me a wonderful life but now I want to enjoy life with my family,” Kelly said.

  • Lowrys Christmas Parade is Saturday

    The mayor of Lowrys says the number of people in his hometown will grow from hundreds to thousands this weekend, and the reason is – the annual Lowrys Christmas Parade.
    This unusual holiday parade, which features farm equipment and animal drawn carriages, is Saturday at 1 p.m. The parade route begins and ends at the Lowrys School House at 2266 Old York Road, Wilson said. Past parade attendance records have been estimated at 10,000 in this community with a population of about 210 residents.

  • LES PTO needs the community's help

    The Lewisville Elementary PTO needs financial assistance from the community to purchase fitness equipment to benefit the health and wellness of its students, staff and the community, the president said.
    For this help, the PTO will place supporters names on their “Wall of Pride” and their annual yearbook.

  • CindyMackie gala a success

    Sharon Furr wanted folks to come out Tuesday to "socialize, look pretty, eat, drink and have a good time." People did just that and they supported a great cause in the process.

  • Can you lend an eye to identify

    The Chester County Historic Society Museum needs the community's eyes to identify an exhibit wall of photographs from the magnificent collection of Henry O. Nichols. This local photographer visually documented the people, places and events of Chester County over a period of about 70 years dating from 1919 to 1990. said Nancy Anderson, an emeritus member and past president of the museum's board.

  • Chicago's Cloud-Gate Sculpture

    An eye-catching “Sculpture,” located in downtown Chicago  weighs 110 tons and is made of stainless steel panels.  It was designed by world famous British Artist and Sculptor Anish Kapoor.  As this work of art, commissioned for the AT&T Plaza, was being assembled and the final panels put in place, Kapoor declared his sculpture to be “A Cloud Gate!”

  • It's Christmastime in Chester

    Alvin Grant loves Chester and is dedicated to doing all that he can to improve the city's positive image, he said. As the holidays draw near, Grant is working at constant speed to help wherever he can to dress the city in a beautiful display of fashion for the Christmas holidays and he has his reasons for doing this, he said.
    “I personally love Christmas,” Grant said.“I'm a very optimistic person and I'm just dedicated to the cause.”

  • Farm Fair to be held at Cotton Hills

    The tenth annual Farm Fair at Cotton Hills Farm in Lowrys is Saturday. This all day, family-oriented event begins at 10 a.m. and continues through 4:30 p.m. Festival attendees should plan to arrive no later than 3 p.m. to enjoy all of the day's festivities because ticket sales end at 3:45 p.m., the organizers say.

  • Lando Days Celebration set for Saturday

    It's time to celebrate at the fourth annual Lando Days festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lando Manetta Mills History Center.
    This year, the family-friendly event features a car show, bake sale, live bands, games for children, a prize giveaway every hour and lots of great food, said Joe Polk, president of the Manetta Mills History Center.