Smile, it’s a new year

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times In the last few days the extreme cold temperature of the northeast has frozen pipes, chilled the soul and made people with sensitive teeth frown. When even smiling in the cold is too much for the teeth it’s a real concern. So many times we are asked what can be done. This month I am going to go over some tips to help keep those winter smiles. It’s...

Red Cross offers tip to cope with frigid weather

Very cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chills continue to affect Eastern Pennsylvania. The arctic air mass will grip the region through the start of the New Year. “The relentless cold can be dangerous for a number of reasons,” said Dave Skutnik, Director of Communications for the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region. “Make sure you and your family are aware of the risks...

Officials warn coming cold snap a danger to pets, too

With the temperatures expected to drop sharply in the next couple of day in and around Chester County, folks are reminded that we need not just to worry about our two-legged friends, but those with four as well: our pets. State officials are urging the public to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their pets during a dangerous cold snap across much of the state over the next few days.

Officials caution care with weekend’s frosty forecast

Extreme cold can be a health hazard By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The National Weather Service is calling for frigid weather this weekend, with overnight temperatures expected to fall to around zero degrees late Saturday night. The only good news: after the weekend blast of arctic weather, Chester County should see moderating temperatures (although a light snow may be possible Monday night),...

On Your Table: Warm up the last of winter with these tasty dishes

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Corresepondent, The Times Slow cooker white chicken chili. Ok folks.  I’m officially done with winter after this lovely week of ice and snow.  With daylight savings time taking effect this past weekend, it just doesn’t seem right to now receive the gift of snow along with ice and “wintry mix” this week. But there is a bright side.  Now, while we are trapped...