State Police, PennDOT start ‘Click it, or ticket’ push

With Memorial Day weekend and the summer travel season approaching, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and municipal departments across Pennsylvania today announced that they will partner to participate in the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement from May 14 through June 3, 2018. Pennsylvania law requires drivers and passengers...

Poor weather cancels Memorial Day parades

The poor weather — the remnants of Tropical Storm Betsy — have disrupted plans for local Memorial Day parades in Downingtown and Kennett Square today.

Local firefighters offer safe grilling tips

Throughout Memorial Day weekend, many will fire up their grills to feed their friends and family with sizzling steaks, burgers, chicken and veggies. Having a barbecue over the holiday weekend should be a safe and fun experience for everyone, but if not done correctly could result in severe burn-related injuries or damage to property. Coatesville Firefighters, IAFF Local 3790 suggest taking the following...

‘Day of Beauty’ for area veterans

A special approach to honoring those who serve This Memorial Day, veterans from the Coatesville VA Medical Center received a ‘Day of Beauty’ thanks to the staff of AseraCare Hospice and Palliative Medicine – Philadelphia, and the students from Empire Beauty School – Exton. Veterans from the Coatesville VA Medical Center along with the caring staff from AseraCare Hospice, Palliative Medicine...

Memorial Day roundup: Parades in Kennett & Marshallton, honoring fallen heroes in W. Brandywine

Although for many of us Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it remains a solemn reminder of all who served and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country. In and around Chester County, there will be various parades and remembrances to honor these heroes. Among the more somber remembrances will be tribute to local residents in gave their all in protecting...

On Your Table: For Memorial Day, get grilling!

Unofficial start of summer means it’s time to fire up the grill By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Although summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, Memorial weekend unofficially kicks off the summer season, marked by picnics, barbecues and much outdoor dining.  A forecast of balmy weather and sunny skies can only add to the fun. Traditional Memorial Day pleasures...

YMCA hosts FREE outdoor swim Memorial Day weekend

Outdoor pools open to community – event places a focus water safety On May 23, 24 & 25, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine will kick off summer by opening its outdoor pools for FREE to all members of the community. This event is designed to highlight the importance of swim lessons and water safety skills and gives families the opportunity to enjoy a day of outdoor fun at the pool. Water safety remains...

Seat-belt enforcement initiative begins

Failure to buckle up can result in citations, officials warn The majority of traffic fatalities involving unbuckled victims occurred at night last year, spurring a nighttime emphasis on a “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement effort beginning Monday and extending through June 9, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). PennDOT is partnering with more than 600...