Houlahan highlights threat to local economy posed by Spotted Lanterfly

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan speaks at a media event Monday to highlight the threat to the local economy from the Spotted Lanterfly, as Braeloch Brewing owner Ken Steeves looks on. KENNETT SQUARE — If you are a beer or wine lover — or a fan of Chester County’s great agricultural products — you have a new Public Enemy, No. 1: the Spotted Lanternfly. This...

Camp Dreamcatcher founder to be honored

Kennett Square resident to receive alumni award from Penn State Patty Hillkirk is being honored by Penn State University. Camp Dreamcatcher founder/director Patty Hillkirk has been selected by the Alumni Society of the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University to receive the 2013 Alumni Recognition Award. Hillkirk, a resident of Kennett Square, will receive the award...

Austin leads Penn St. strong finish in NCAAs

The Penn State men's swim team took 17th place in the NCAA Championships last week. Pictured from left, Sean Grier, Shane Austin, Nate Savoy, and Mitch Sherer STATE COLLEGE — Shane Austin of East Marlborough (Unionville High School class of 2010) helped lead Penn State to a 17th place finish at the 2012 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Washington last week (March...

Letter: Penn State — A failure in judgment

To The Editor: One dishonorable individual performed (allegedly) despicable and horrific acts, for which he eventually (but not soon enough) will spend the rest of his days behind bars and ultimately have to answer to a higher authority. Six presumably and otherwise honorable and moral men failed to perform honorably and morally at a brief instance in their lives when they had a chance to stop the...

Master gardener workshop, May 15

WEST CHESTER — Penn State Cooperative Extension in Chester County will hold a workshop “Thinking of Starting a Vegetable Garden?” for residents interested in growing their own food.  The workshop will be held Sunday, May 15, from 1-3pm at the Oakbourne Mansion, 1014 South Concord Road, Westtown, PA. Master Gardeners will provide easy step-by-step instructions for setting up a successful...

Penn St. offer small farm management course

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Chester County will be offering a course on managing your own small farm business. Exploring the Small Farm Dream is a four-session course developed by the New England Small Farm Institute. The course is not designed to teach participants how to work the land or care for animals, but rather covers the planning steps and considerations that are critical to business...

Cramp tabbed as student marshall at Penn St. graduation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Thomas Cramp — a graduate of Unionville High School — will serve as the student marshal for the College of Information Sciences and Technology’s fall 2010 commencement ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s University Park campus. “It is truly a remarkable feeling knowing that all of my hard work has paid off...