• Chester County Farmers' and Artisans' Market from then to now

    Construction began this week on the roof of the Chester County Farmers' and Artisans' Market located in the former McKeown Feed & Seed building behind Chester City Hall. This ongoing project began several years ago but progress is now being made in part due to Chester resident Gloria Kellerhals who initially presented the idea in 2009. On May 1, Kellerhals officially retired as owner of the Westminster Group to focus more of her efforts on the completion of the market which she hopes to see open Sept. 1., she said.

  • Chamber's sporting clay tournament draws a crowd

    About 140 people braved the stormy weather last week to attend the second annual sporting clay tournament fundraiser and business after hours held at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays. This fun-filled event, co-sponsored by the Chester County Chamber of Commerce and the Chester County Natural Gas Authority, offered great food, great music by the Chappell Road Bluegrass Band and an opportunity for some friendly sporting clay competition. Chamber representatives Christi Buffington and Debbie Parsons announced winning numbers for anxious ticket holders of the event's raffle.

  • Coatex holds mock disaster drill

  • Chef: Friday Omelet Bar at CRMC 'good way to end the week'

    The announcement over Chester Regional Medical Center's intercom brings smiles and watering taste buds for anyone who's ever visited the hospital's Friday morning Omelet Bar.
    “The cafeteria is now serving hot, fresh omelets,” the welcoming voice says.
    From 8 to 9 a.m. each Friday, Chef Keith Evans greets cafeteria patrons with a cheery hello and asks, “What kind of omelet can I get for you, today?”

  • Bi-Lo celebrates grand re-opening

    Bi-Lo has a new look and celebrated on Thursday with a ribbon cutting to mark its grand re-opening. Several of the company's officials were on hand to mark the event. District Director Tamara Tootle commended local Bi-Lo employees for their hard work to help give the store a great, new look.
    “They have been dedicated over the past months to bring a new opening today at Bi-Lo,” Tootle said. “There's an updated produce department and 20 new employees but what hasn't changed is our quality! Customer feedback has been “incredible!”

  • Country Corner damaged by fire

    An early Monday morning fire caused a great deal of damage at a local convenience store.

  • Young wants to be your "1st Choice" for insurance needs

    When Laurie Young decided to stop working from home and open her own business, she carefully considered where to locate. Chester fit her choice of a great demographic market where no one else offered what she offers, she said.
    “I wanted to do something where I could help people,” Young said.
    As owner of 1st Choice Insurance Services at 1645 J.A. Cochran Bypass, Young said the name of her business reflects how she wants people to consider her services.

  • CDDA moves to new office

    The Chester Downtown Development Association held open house last week to celebrate its move to a new location at 137 Gadsden St. A Business After Hours reception was held on Thursday with the Chester County Chamber of Commerce to showcase the CDDA's new office.
    “My idea for this was for us to become more visible for our members and the projects we want to do so we get more community involvement,” said CDDA President Mike Eland. “This also allows for a more permanent meeting space and for workshops.”

  • Chester County Natural Gas gets new truck

    An in-house celebration was held this week for Chester County Natural Gas Authority as the company received its new construction truck which is dedicated solely to operating on natural gas. General Manager Mike Enoch said Burns Chevrolet of Rock Hill has “really stepped up” in converting vehicles capable of using natural gas.
    “We're trying to find something that makes sense for our community,” Enoch said. “Natural gas burns clean so if we can get more fleets involved, that's good for the environment.”

  • 1st Choice Insurance opens in Chester

    The motto stenciled on the window of 1st Choice Insurance Services gives a first impression of what owner Laurie Young wants the community to know about her new business.
    “Today's Decision is Tomorrow's Peace of Mind,” the slogan reads.