Three honored for Chesco emergency services

Beau Crowding (left), Jon Kromer and Steve Webb, were recipients of awards from the Pennsylvania Fire and EMS Services Institute. WEST CHESTER — Three Chester County Department of Emergency Services members were recently honored for contributions to emergency services and their community during the 25th annual Pennsylvania Fire and EMS Services Institute (PFESI) conference and dinner. George “Beau”...

Chester County wins again at Pa. Farm Show

At the Pennsylvania Farm Show, various Chester County entries won honors. Seen here is the Cheese Competition “Best of Show” Award Ceremony, left to right: Kerry Kaylegian, Penn State dairy foods research and extension associate; Sue Miller, Birchrun Hills Farm; Catherine and Al Renzi, Yellow Springs Farm; Matthew Hettlinger and Sam Kennedy, The Farm at Doe Run; Carly Foose, first alternate 2014-2015...

Chesco’s Kagel awarded emergency management award

Keystone Emergency Management Association president Bob Matoff presenting the Harry Robidoux Memorial Award for Excellence in Emergency Management to Chester County Department of Emergency Services deputy director Bobby Kagel. WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s deputy director for emergency management, Robert Kagel, was recently awarded the Harry Robidoux Memorial Award for Excellence in Emergency...

90th Unionville Fair: a celebration of community

90 years of tradition continues at Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times From the food, the contests, the displays and booths from various local organization, the 90th version of The Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show may have been the biggest and best ever. EAST MARLBOROUGH – “Treasure the Memories” was the theme for this year’s Unionville...

Galer Estate Winery honored again

Awarded 2 Double Gold Medals and designated as best wines in Pennsylvania The gang at Galer Estate celebrates even more honors for their Chester County grown wines. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery was recently awarded two “Double Gold – Best in Appellation” designations from Appellation America in Napa California.  Galer Estate 2010 Cabernet Franc and 2012 Pinot Gris were...

Hogan announces law enforcement awards

County’s top cop, prosecutor honored; Pileggi, Simpson, Coatesville PD earn honors By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presents commendations to (left) New Garden Township Police Chief Gerald Simpson and state Senator Dominic Pileggi for their efforts to create anti-gang legislation. WEST CHESTER — It was a gathering that would have been a nightmare...

Unionville students winning acclaim

Unionville High School junior Meghan Shea, seen here pipetting bacteria into a test tube for her bioremediation project was among a number of Unionville students honored recently for academic achievement. EAST MARLBOROUGH — In the past several weeks, Unionville High students have earned numerous accolades in science, business, and general academics. At a meeting last week of the American Entomological...

Unionville students stand out in county science fair

Sarah Scheivert, an eighth grade student at Charles F. Patton Middle School in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District at the 2012 Chester Country Science Research Competition. Scheivert’s project, titled “The Effects of Hand Sanitizer and Soap on Bacteria,” earned a third place award in the Microbiology category, and helped shed light on how bacteria is combated by the products that are used...