Tick Tock celebrating 50 years of learning

Still filling large need for pre- and after-school care By Gretchen Parisi, Special to The Times Two very happy youngsters enjoy quality time on the slide at Tick Tock Early Learning Center, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special event, May 31 — the Party In The Preserve — at ChesLen Preserve. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “war on poverty,” the St. Louis...

State police: 2 area residents arrested for drunken-driving

Both incidents reportedly occurred in Kennett Township Michelle Ann Dell, 37, of Chadds Ford, was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday, Feb. 16, in Kennett Township, said state police from the Avondale barracks.  State police said the arrest occurred at 5:29 a.m. on Burnt Mill Road, west of Spring Mill Road, following a two-vehicle crash. A 34-year-old Toughkenamon man was arrested...

Kennett Square man jailed on attempted-murder charge

Auto-shop owner, 25, is accused of shooting soccer coach in West Chester By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Curtis Zebley, 25, of Kennett Square, is in Chester County Prison on attempted-homicide charges, stemming from a violent altercation Sunday morning in downtown West Chester. A 25-year-old Kennett Square resident was arraigned Sunday night on charges that include attempted-homicide...

Injured jockey’s indomitable spirit inspires

Group has held five fund-raisers to assist Jake Chalfin with medical expenses; two more are scheduled By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times A 34-year-old Springdell resident who grew up in Chester Springs fondly remembers attending a 4-H meeting held in a barn, where, at the age of 7, he felt “a magical draw” to the horses. The experience unleashed an equestrian passion that led...

Pony up to the 6th Annual Polo Cup

Benefit funds latest technology for Chester County Hospital Mallet maestros maneuvering pounding hooves comprise just one of the many featured elements of the 6th Annual Chester County Hospital Polo Cup, which will be held June 10 at the Brandywine Polo Club in Toughkenamon. A polo match energizes the crowd at the Chester County Hospital's Polo Cup. The popular fund-raiser not only offers a...