Four area students receive scholarships

Benefactor is Brandywine Chapter of Pa. Restaurant & Lodging Assn. Jim Fris (left), chief operating officer of PJW Restaurant Group; Tim Fris; Mary Higgins; Keyion Briscoe; Mark Shastak; and John Longstreet, president & CEO of Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association pose for a photo after the scholarship presentation. Four aspiring hotel and restaurant stars received a total of...

Police report possible child-luring attempt

W. Whiteland investigators hope someone will recognize person in sketch The West Whiteland Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as it investigates a possible child-luring incident on Thursday, May 8. Police said at approximately 8 p.m., two 14- year-old males were walking in the area of the main building at the Church Farm School when they observed a red vehicle driving...

Uncommon opportunity for female teens

Fund for Women and Girls seeking high school philanthropy assistants For the past nine years, the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls has given over 100 Chester County high school girls an incomparable opportunity: determining the recipients of $25,000 worth of grants. The grant-making and education foundation is currently accepting applications for its award-winning Girls Advisory Board (GAB)...

DHS Hall of Fame debuts with five inductees

Honorees’ accomplishments viewed as setting bar high for future By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times State Rep. Becky Corbin (lelt) poses with former Rep. Curt Schroder, whose accomplishments were difficult to condense in the nomination she submitted for him. A high-achieving, civic-minded entrepreneur; a celebrated author who draws on her legal practice for inspiration; a respected,...

State announces environmental education grants

Downingtown Area School District to receive $3,000 HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett announced on Tuesday, April 22, that he is awarding $309,626 in environmental education grants to 111 schools, universities, nonprofit organizations, and conservation districts across Pennsylvania, including seven grants totaling more than $18,000 in Chester County. “Each year, these grants are awarded to deserving...

Downingtown Alumni to install 1st Hall of Fame class

DOWINGTOWN — Downingtown High School’s Alumni Association is the oldest continuously active such group in the nation, and this year marks a new wrinkle in its activities – a Hall of Fame for distinguished graduates. Melissa Menna, Class of 2000, chairs a committee of alumni and staff who created the criteria of nominations, invited nominations, and ultimately selected the inaugural class. ...

STEM Academy seeking Post Prom Party donations

Inaugural event a way to keep students – and community – safe DOWNINGTOWN – Students and parents planning Downingtown STEM Academy’s first-ever Post Prom Party are seeking tax-deductible donations to cover the cost of food, refreshments, entertainment, gifts and door prizes for the event. 2014 marks the first graduation from the STEM Academy, the school ranked number one in...

Area students celebrated for practicing good citizenship

Downingtown West’s Katherine Patterson one of 10 county award-winners Fellow award-winner Heidi Maria Weston entertains the group of teens selected to win the Chester County Chapter of National Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. The Chester County Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) held an awards ceremony earlier this month...

County offers great exposure to teen shutterbugs

Submissions being accepted for 5th Annual Healthy Photo Contest Chester County is encouraging high-school students to develop a healthy attitude toward capturing a prize-winning photograph. The Chester County Health Department is sponsoring its 5th Annual Healthy Photo Contest to promote National Public Health Week, which is observed during the first week of April. Any high school student in...

Coatesville, D-Town East advance in academic championships

Winner on March 13 will advance to state championships The Downingtown East High School Academic team — along with Coatesville and West Chester Henderson — has advanced to the Chester County final of the Chester County Academic Competition. Three high school academic teams will be competing for the Chester County Academic Competition championship after winning their recent semifinal matches....