County issues new Public Preparedness guide

WEST CHESTER — If there is one lesson Hurricane Ida reinforced for Chester County, it is that we all must stay prepared for the unexpected. It is with that in mind that the Chester County Commissioners have proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month and joined with the County’s Department of Emergency Services in issuing a Public Preparedness Guide to help make Chester County families...

What To Do: Turk’s Head Music Fest to rock W. Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Turk’s Head Music Festival in West Chester (Everhart Park, Bradford Avenue and Everhart Street, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.turksheadfestival.com) just keeps rocking on year-after-year — and just keeps getting better. This year, the annual Turks Head Music Festival will be held on September 19 from noon-8 p.m. in the park at the west...

Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber establishes Ida relief fund for businesses

DOWNINGTOWN  — The Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce (DTRCC) announces the establishment of its Hurricane Ida Business Relief Fund to assist businesses devastated by flooding related to the storm. Donations are being accepted and can be made online at the Chamber website www.dtrcc.com or by check, and mailing to the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce, 216 E. Lancaster...

On Stage: Koz & Friends bringing the horns to Rivers Casino

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Summer Horns A few months ago, Dave Koz & Friends returned to the concert trail with the “Summer Horns 2021 Tour.” The tour will visit the Delaware Valley this weekend with a show on September 17 at Rivers Casino (1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, www.riverscasino.com). On the “Summer Horns 2021 Tour,” Koz has been joined by a trio...

County Sheriff’s Office recognizes 9-11 Responder Sgt. Paul Bryant, Jr.

Sgt. Paul Bryant, Jr., Chester County Sheriff’s Office, received recognition as a 9-11 responder at Saturday’s Phillies game.Photo credit: Chanda Jones/Phillies WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) honors Sgt. Paul Bryant, Jr., who travelled with his former K-9 partner Azeem to Ground Zero to search for missing persons shortly after 9-11.  Humble and quiet about his 2001...

Victory Brewing celebrates 25 years of growth, unveils new patio at D’town location

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Victory Brewing General Manager Kyle Solimeo cuts the ribbon as Victory founders Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet hold it, as the Downingtown brewer celebrated its new patio seating — and 25 years in business. DOWNINGTOWN — It was a bit of a beer lover’s paradise Tuesday morning: Victory Brewing was celebrating 25 years in business and the debut of...

County Democrats kick off fall campaign for row offices

Clockwise: United Chesco candidates Alita Rovito, Tony Verwey, Margaret Reif, Yolanda Van de Krol, Sophia Garcia-Jackson, and Patricia Maisano. WEST CHESTER — United Chesco, the Democratic PAC for six countywide candidates for this year’s Court Of Common Pleas and Row Office elections, kick off the final stretch to Election Day with the launch of their new website, unitedchesco.org. The six county...

Chesco’s McSwain announces run for governor

Bill McSwain WEST CHESTER — Bill McSwain announced his candidacy Monday for Governor of Pennsylvania at an event in his hometown of West Chester. Surrounded by supporters and joined by his wife Stephanie and their children, McSwain pointed to his experience as US Attorney and his time in the US Marine Corps to describe himself as a tough-on-crime candidate who will do whatever necessary to ensure...

Rabid GOP now feeding on their own

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa If they held a local competition for “off the rails” in politics, Chester County Republican Chair Gordon Eck would win by a landslide.  His — I won’t dignify it by calling it an Op/Ed — recently published screed attacking a fellow Republican and local Board of Education president over the fake issue of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in our county’s...

Chesco officials announce Federal Disaster status following Ida

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners and County Emergency Service officials announced Saturday the confirmation of federal disaster funding assistance for county residents devastated by the impact of Hurricane Ida when the storm hit Chester County on September 1 and 2. The announcement follows the directive to FEMA by President Biden to make federal funding available to affected individuals...