Community News

  • Give thanks for the Thanksgiving Project

    By the time you read this, 450 families in the Chester will be have enjoyed their turkey dinners, thanks to the Thanksgiving Project.

    This is the eighth year the Thanksgiving Project has provided a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for families in the Chester area. The dinners were distributed on Tuesday.

  • At Veterans Dinner, Maj. General McCoy honors those who served

    In the course of his keynote speech at the Eat with the Veterans Dinner, Maj. General Gary McCoy asked, “What is America’s Greatest Generation?”

    His answer was, “When it comes to America’s greatest generation, I say it is the generation that is serving in the military at that time. It wasn't just the generation that served in WWI, WWII or others. The great generation is those that served at the time that their nation asked them to serve.”

  • Speakers honor service of vets at County ceremony

    It was a patriotic day. Service dress or dress uniform was the order of the day for some. Patriotic music was both played and sung. Red white and blue were the colors of the day and like at many old-fashioned celebrations, speechifying from local officials was in the air. It was Veterans Day in Chester County.

    Many local dignitaries found their way to the podium at the Chester County War Memorial building to express their appreciation to the veterans, the ones who stood with them at home and the ones who are standing no more.

  • County honors "Real Heroes"

    “Chester has got some real heroes.”

    That’s what U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman told the crowd at the Chester County War Memorial building during the Veterans Day ceremony. Norman handed out some Congressional Challenge Coins (especially to Press Roberts, who was the oldest veteran at the observance) and had his picture made with the veterans so their names could be formally entered into the Congressional Record. Before that, Norman provided the keynote speech in a day filled with patriotic speeches.

  • Chappell has set down his "Stories from a Lifetime"

    Crop duster (some would say “barnstormer”). Lay veterinarian. Public servant. Any one of those would be achievement enough for one person. Curwood Chappell was all of them.

    Now you can add “author” to that list.

    Chappell, the former York County Councilman, dropped in at several spots around the area recently to sign copies of his book, Stories from a Lifetime, a combination of biography and stories about his father, farmer and cotton ginner J.H. “Jack” Chappell.

  • Arts Council Jingle Bell Bazaar will be "tree-mendous"

    The annual Jingle Bell Bazaar put on by the Arts Council of Chester County will be, in a word, “tree-mendous,” so much so that Arts Council Executive Director Lauren Medlin agreed to dress up like a Christmas tree and let some arts council supporters decorate her.

    Once she got unwrapped from the tinsel garland and the ornaments, Medlin discussed the bazaar at length, which takes place on Nov. 18 at the Chester County War Memorial Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Chester Regional gets "Zero Harm" awards

    All medical professionals adhere to the dictum, ‘First, do no harm.’ Chester Regional Medical center (CRMC) has been given some awards for following that direction.

    Chester Regional Medical Center has recently been awarded several ‘Zero Harm’ awards by the S.C. Hospital Association.

  • Veterans Day Parade is Saturday

    The Nov. 11 Chester County Veterans Day Parade is being administered by a force of veterans groups who have combined their abilities to continue a tradition that Mike Halsey and the members of the Joshua Lodge revived two years ago.

  • 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.