Don’t Retire, ReFire: Getting through the winter months

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times One thing is for certain, in the winter months, the days are short and the weather is cold and unpredictable.  That combination can lead to the “winter doldrums”.  It would be very easy to give in to that and “wait out” the time in hibernation, doing nothing and accomplishing nothing. Productivity and purpose are essential to living.  Nothing good...

Tips to keep water pipes from freezing

With weather forecasters predicting cold temperatures very soon, Pennsylvania American Water today advised homeowners to prepare their homes now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. “We have experienced some mild winters in recent years, but that doesn’t mean customers should neglect to protect vulnerable areas of their homes to avoid frozen pipes that can burst and result in costly damage,”...

Old Man Winter takes a bite out of Chesco

Snow totals lower than forecast in some areas, but ice remains a concern Old Man Winter is throwing a mix of just about everything at Chester County in a late season storm that has paralyzed local roadways and left virtually all local schools and government offices closed — along with a large number of local businesses. It appears the snowfall amounts may end up a bit lower than advertised — the...

Groundhog, forecasters agree: six more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY – The big rodent and the science guys are on the same page, and it isn’t good news if you hate cold, wet winter weather in Chester County. As is a Pennsylvania tradition, Punxsutawney Phil — the groundhog — peeked out of his warren and saw his shadow, and apparently immediately returned to his burrow to binge-watch Netflix.

Odds of major snowstorm blanketing Chesco 50-50

If you’re one to watch local TV, you might be under the impression that the Chester County area is going to be blanketed by a massive snowstorm this weekend — but that my not be the case. While some forecasts have called for as much a foot or more falling on the local area Friday night through Saturday, there is an equal chance of the storm amounting to little or even nothing. While local county...