Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair, Jan. 15

The 2015 Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair set for January 15 will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore camps, activities and local vendors and decide what will make for a fantastic summer. Pictured here, are attendees of last year’s fair. DOWNINGTOWN — Jump start your summer planning on Thursday, Jan. 15 with a night of food and fun at the Chester County Summer Adventures...

Second County Cup opens at Justice Center

Dr. Joseph O’Brien, Executive Director, of the Chester County Intermediate Unit cuts the ribbon to open the second County Cup location, this one at the county’s Justice Center, as staff and various luminaries, including County Commissioners Ryan Costello (left) and Kathi Cozzone (right) look on. WEST CHESTER — By ordering something as simple as a cup of coffee or a ham sandwich, customers...

CCIU report backs Unionville admin. on residency issue

Four-month independent study supports both policy and questions about a specific case By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) said Tuesday its independent investigation of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District’s handling of residency issues revealed that the district acted in good faith and in a manner consistent with state law. The...

Parents protest closure of CCIU wildlife program

Program dropped due to low enrollment; nine TCHS students impacted By Nicole Brown, Staff Writer, The Times As of the end of this school year, the Wildlife and Natural Resource Management (WNRM) program at the Chester County Technical College High School (TCHS) will be cut due to low enrollment for the past five years — leaving the remaining students in the program to find other options for the coming...

Unionville High teens take chance with film and win

Short movie earns second-place finish in statewide competition By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Unionville High students Alan Dembek (from left), Molly Basilio, and Adam Carl show off their second-place prize for “Chances of,” a digital short movie. The boy gets the girl in the film, and its Unionville High creators come up winners, too. “Chances of,” a nearly five-minute...

Unionville French teacher wins Citadel honor

Sue Shelley chosen as top high school teacher at annual awards ceremony Unionville High French teacher Sue Shelley (left) celebrates with Principal Paula Massanari. C’est très magnifique may be the best way to describe this honor.  Unionville High French teacher Sue Shelley was chosen Tuesday night as the Citadel Heart of Learning Award winner at the high school level. Shelley was one of 38...

New kiosk dishing out food as well as hope

CCIU venture in government services building offers opportunity for students, food options for county employees By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County officials celebrate the opening of the County Cup in the lobby of the county Government Services Building in Westtown. The new kiosk, offering light lunch options and hot and cold beverages, opens today. From left, celebrating the ribbon cutting:...

Program aims to be page-turner for families

Summer reading program to be held in Coatesville and West Chester Sen. Andy Dinniman is shown reading with his dog, Henry, for the brochure on the summer reading program. “Splash into Summer Reading 2012,” a program developed in conjunction with the Chester County Intermediate Unit and the Chester County Coalition for Public Education, will serve hundreds of Chester County children and their families...

Unionville’s Boeni honored as academic co-competitor of the year

Pictured (from left to right) is: David Jarvie, Chester County Academic Competition Judge; Jennifer Shealy, Chester County Intermediate Unit Special Events Coordinator; Competitor of the Year Meg Boeni of Unionville High School; and Pennsylvania State Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19). DOWNINGTOWN – Unionville’s Meg Boeni was named co-competitor of the year in the Chester County Academic Competition,...

Students cultivate vegetables and pride in community garden

The tomatoes were ripe for the picking in the community garden planted by Oxford’s 21st Century Community Learning Center this summer. Eleventh-graders Mayra Qiuroz and Ariana Luna, along with teacher Dana Vannicola, harvested the fruits of their labor, a portion of which will be donated to the Chester County Food Bank. OXFORD – Pride and self-sufficiency have also sprouted among the tomatoes,...