Family Promise honored for fight against homelessness

Susan Minarchi, executive director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County pictured left with Chester County Fund for Women and Girls executive director Michelle Legaspi Sánchez. KENNETT SQUARE — Family Promise of Southern Chester County (FPSCC) was recognized and rewarded for its efforts to alleviate family homelessness by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG). Family Promise...

MEDIC 94 earns American Heart Association Lifeline Gold Award

Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services MEDIC 94 has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a...

O’Leary honored for local government excellence

The Chester County Commissioners recognize county Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary (center right) as recipient of a Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence. Pictured with Brian, from left to right are: Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline; and County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — Chester County...

Healey honored for Narcan works

Robert Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Representative Dan Truitt; Senator Andy Dinniman; EthanHealey; Ernie Holling, President, CCATO; Congressman Ryan Costello. PENNSBURY — Ethan Healey of West Chester will received the first Chester County Association of Township Officials (CCATO) President’s Award for Meritorious Service Thursday at the organization’s...

County given sustainability award

(From left to right) Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell; Planning Commission Assistant Director David Ward; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Brian Styche, Planning Commission Transportation Planner; Brian O’Leary, Director, Chester County Planning Commission; and Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. Chester County was recognized last week by the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management...

Coatesville-area water plant honored for quality

From left, Valley Township Board of Supervisors Chair Patrice Proctor, Don Vymazal, aide to Sen. Andrew Dinniman; John Bartol of the PA Section – AWWA, Robert Burton, Pennsylvania American Water; Jennifer Milakeve, Pennsylvania American Water; State Rep. Becky Corbin; Paul Hoffman, Pennsylvania American Water; David Bolig, PA Department of Environmental Protection; Chris Abruzzo, Pennsylvania...

Chester County earns budget presentation award

Julie Bookheimer, Chester County Director of Finance, and Mark Rupsis, Chester County Chief Operating Officer, with the 2015 Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. WEST CHESTER — Chester County has earned the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning 2015. Chester County is one of only...

What makes someone a hero?

Caitlin Jenner shows courage deserving of the Ashe award By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Lots of people have lots to say about Caitlyn Jenner. What bothers me the most are the backward, bigoted people who have lots to say. But, that always seems to be par for the course, doesn’t it? I have not been in my graduate program very long, and I am by no means qualifying myself as an expert...

Brumbaugh Wealth Management named small business of the year

Kimberly Brumbaugh and Andrew Storti of Brumbaugh Wealth Management display their award for Small Business of The Year from the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry. EXTON — The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry awarded Brumbaugh Wealth Management with their prestigious Small Business of the Year Award.  The award was presented to Founder and Chief Executive Officer,...

BVA gives Pocopson open space award

Pocopson Township Supervisor Ricki Stumpo with an award recently presented to the township by the Brandywine Valley Association for its efforts in open space preservation. POCOPSON — At a recent Board of Supervisor’s meeting township officials showed off an award the township received for its open space preservation efforts. Supervisors’ Chair, Steve Conary proudly displayed the 2012 Brandywine...