• Camp McCall Choir, St. James Male Chorus – what an awesome Sunday

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    I had no idea what I was in store for on Sunday morning when we arrived at church. I knew the parking lot seemed a lot fuller, and the church seemed to be really packed. Then I noticed the choir, well it was full of all guys, young guys, all in khaki pants and green golf tees, brimming from ear to ear with smiles. I just had no idea what we were about to experience.

  • Honoring John Muir, the Father of National Parks

    "Going to the woods is going home…for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods." – John Muir

  • Do you have that little something special?

    Sunday at church the preacher talked about just what is it exactly that we are doing for God. What is our little special something that sets us apart from the rest? The one thing that we were given as a gift or talent that allows us to gives to others in a way that just magnifies beauty all over our face and all over our heart.  

  • Anne Collins' legacy

    The legacy left by Mrs. Anne Pickens Collins will endure as long as there are generations who still remember her name. Collins passed away on Jan. 16, exactly one week after she'd celebrated her 103rd birthday with family and friends. Collins' daughter, Nancy Anderson, said her mother lived a fruitful life and believes there was a sole reason for her longevity.
    “The reason mom was so productive and lived a long life was because she always had a plan for tomorrow,” Anderson said.

  • Jennie Dodds, teacher, spicy centenarian and "a miracle"

  • A Finley Profile...Mr. Jeff Brown

    Though he is not a Chester native, he is one of the most well known residents of Chester and has been for quite some time. An educator of the first order, he remains professional, stoic and very orderly. He is originally from Lynch, Kentucky and always wanted to be a teacher. Upon graduating from Benedict College in Columbia in 1952, he received a letter from Principal Samuel L. Finley, who was actively recruiting instructors for the new high school on Caldwell Street in East Chester.

  • Like mother, like daughter

    Like a lot of people typically do at this time of the year, Lindsey Cotter is hoping to lose a few pounds in the coming months, 13 to be exact. If she does, it won't mean she has made good on a New Year's resolution, it won't be the start of living a healthier life and hitting her target weight won't mark the end of her journey.
    Cotter has already lost 137 pounds. Her mother, Randi Rawls, has lost 125. For both, losing weight has been just one step towards a lifetime of good health and a way to serve as an inspiration to others.

  • The spice of Walker's life

    There are just so many of them and they come in all shapes, sizes, formats and colors. Some are wood, others are silver and ceramic. There are even plastic and glass ones. They are people, animals, food and just things and they are all very different.
    It all started in 1960 with just one and it was of then President John F. Kennedy sitting in a chair. It was so uniquely odd that when an aunt admired it, it was given to the aunt, but never replaced. Since then, there have been hundreds and hundreds of others to take its’ space but not its’ place.

  • Robeson named keynote speaker for Veteran's Day event

    A decorated and accomplished veteran will be a part of this year's Veterans' Day observances in Chester County.
    Major General Mastin Robeson, U.S Marine Corps (retired) will be the keynote speaker at this year's Veteran's Day Service, which will be held at First Baptist Church on November 11 at 11 a.m.

  • The doctor is in

    Most of us just kind of go with the flow and let things happen, but there are others among us who differ and make things happen. There are those of us who don’t know, don’t want to know and don’t even know that we don’t know, while on the other hand, there are those who make it their business to be in the know. And then, there is Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey.