Chesco opens pre-registration for COVID vaccinations

WEST CHESTER — Residents of Chester County can now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine by completing a form found on the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 web page. The form for all individuals age 16 and over who live and work in Chester County can be found at www.chesco.org/covidvaccine. Completion of the form registers a person’s interest in receiving the vaccine, and the information...

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Receives $50K grant from Chesco Community Foundation and County

WEST CHESTER — The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center announced that it has received a  $50,000 grant from the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) and Chester County Commissioners (CCC) to support the venue’s ongoing “Raise Up The Curtain” initiative. As part of CCCF’s and the CCC’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the funds will be used to reopen...

County Health reveals COVID vaccination plans

WEST CHESTER — Working in tandem with state and federal guidance, Chester County health officials are planning to begin a schedule of phase 1 vaccinations by the end of December. Initial Phase 1 groups include EMS providers, all types of healthcare personnel, the elderly and persons with high risk medical conditions. Chester County Health Department staff have been meeting with local healthcare...

Coroner: COVID deaths spiking in county, again

Chester County Coroner Office Transporter T.J. Greene disinfects a vehicle between transports.Courtesy Chester County Coroner Office The Chester County Coroner Office is reporting a second surge in COVID-19 deaths in Chester County. After a slowdown in infections and deaths during the summer months, 136 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported since October 1, with 82 in the first 3 weeks of...

Chester Co. volunteer recognized with Green Building United’s 2020 Groundbreaker Community Leader Award

Paula Kline The Clean Energy Planning Series, developed by volunteer Paula Kline, was one of five projects and community leaders celebrated at Green Building United’s 2020 Groundbreaker Awards, a virtual award ceremony on Thursday, December 17. Green Building United’s annual Groundbreaker Awards recognizes and celebrates green building leadership, innovation, and impact in greater Philadelphia,...

MacKenzie Scott donates $20M to Lincoln University

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY —Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), announced Wednesday that it has received a $20 million gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Scott’s gift is the largest from a single donor in Lincoln’s 167-year history. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. MacKenzie...

Taste of Phoenixville pivots to take-out, expands to 5 days for 2020

PHOENIXVILLE — Organizers of the 19th Annual Taste of Phoenixville event won’t let COVID-19 stop them. With a pivot to take-out, Good Samaritan Services empowers the community to take their health into their own hands while they still have an exciting and engaging event to raise money for Good Samaritan Services, a Phoenixville organization that serves the community’s homeless and at-risk...

Big storm likely to hit Chesco Wed. — as much as 2 feet possible

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Chester County is going to get hit hard by an early winter storm — but how much snow you get may just depend on how far north you live in the county and where the rain/snow line ends up falling. The storm is expected to hit the Chester County area Wednesday afternoon according to the National Weather Service, with total snow accumulations in parts...

Libertarians gather to clean up Bournelyf Special Camp

Last weekend was the final volunteer cleanup effort at Bournelyf Special Camp in West Chester, Pa. Members of the Libertarian Party of Chester County arrived to straighten up the grounds of the camp before Winter sets in. The Chester County Libertarians support volunteer initiatives to help organizations in our community, and Bournelyf is a favorite of ours. “Bournelyf is a unique operation,”...

Not content with taking your vote away, apparently Republicans also want you to die

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa This was going to be a column about the non-trivial issue of politicians seeking to disenfranchise millions of voters literally because they didn’t like how the election went, but COVID-19, being COVID-19, the virus pushed itself back to front and center in the headlines again Thursday. With cases spiraling — especially in the central part of...