Sunday, May 12, 2013
A shopping tour of 37 of Chester County's local businesses runs through the end of this week.
An interesting local tour awaits those who are looking for some off-the-beaten-path places to shop and eat. The Chester County's Best Kept Secrets Tour runs through May 18, and 37 businesses from Pottstown to Chadds Ford are participating. The tour's website says the 37 businesses were picked for their uniqueness, and the tour stops range from antiques to gifts to historic buildings and homes. Tickets are available at ShopChesterCounty.com With your ticket, you receive a tour guide listing all the businesses, a map, a calendar of other events and a book of coupons featuring deals at each business. One dollar from each ticket benefits Surrey Services for Seniors.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of 20-year-old Shakeem Carter, of Norristown, for the Feb. 12 murder of Kevin Allen.
[Editorial note: This story contains graphic descriptions of a murder that may be disturbing to some readers.] Describing the gruesome scene investigators discovered on entering apartment 127 of the Hanover Garden Apartments in North Coventry, Pa. on the evening Feb. 12, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said they had opened "a doorway to hell." Twenty-year-old Shakeem Carter, also of Norristown, has been arrested and charged with the grisly murder that authorities say was in connection with a robbery. Carter had allegedly stolen $350 given to Allen by his father to buy clothes. Seventeen-year-old Kevin Allen's body was discovered in the blood-soaked apartment after police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor who heard a "…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Tim Hennessey (R) is running for reelection to the PA House against challenger Michael Hays (D).
Updated 12:30am: Unofficial results out of Chester County show Hennessey in the lead by 3958 votes. 95% of precincts had reported as of 11:58pm. Earlier: A closer look at the candidates of Pennsylvania's 26th Legislative District, which spans Spring City Borough, East Vincent, East Coventry, North Coventry, Warwick, East and West Nantmeal townships and Elverson Borough, Wallace and Honey Brook townships and Honey Brook Borough, West Caln and Valley Townships and Coatesville. About Tim Hennessey: Tim Hennessey has served the community as a legislator, a trial attorney with the Public Defender’s office for 20 years, a township solicitor for 25 years. A lifelong resident of Chester County, he has represented the 26th District since 1993. …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Chester County is working to connect people with storm-related emergency needs to organizations that may be able to help.
This press release was sent out by the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Chester County Emergency Management officials encourage residents with property damage to contact their local municipality or the Chester County Department of Emergency Services at 610-344-4335, to report the damage. It is recommended that photographs be taken and documented before clean up/repairs begin. In addition, County Emergency Management officials want residents with storm related needs to connect with community and faith-based organizations within the region that may be able to help with those needs. To streamline the process, the attached form was developed to allow residents to ask for this help.The form …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Voters have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 to apply.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Voters who want an absentee ballot for Pennsylvania's April 24 Primary Election have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 to apply. The following people qualify for an absentee ballot: For more information, contact the Chester County Department of Voter Services. OR Learn more at the Montgomery County Voter Services website.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A list of polling places in the LRSC area.
LIMERICK 1 ST JAMES UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST | 321 S LIMERICK RD | ROYERSFORD, PA 19468 LIMERICK 2 LIMERICK TOWNSHIP BUILDING | 646 W RIDGE PIKE | ROYERSFORD, PA 19468 LIMERICK 3 LINFIELD FIRE COMPANY #1 | 1077 MAIN ST | ROYERSFORD, PA 19468 LIMERICK 4 BROOKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | 339 N LEWIS RD | ROYERSFORD, PA 19468 LIMERICK 5 EVANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | 125 SUNSET RD | LIMERICK, PA 19468 ROYERSFORD 1 GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH | 594 CHURCH ST | ROYERSFORD, PA 19468 ROYERSFORD 2 GOLDEN AGE MANOR | 400 WALNUT ST (& 4TH ST) | ROYERSFORD, PA 19468 SPRING CITY 1 THE BARD COMPLEX | 201 S. MAIN ST. | SPRING CITY, PA 19475 SPRING CITY 2 FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST MEMORIAL HALL | 145 CHESTNUT ST. | SPRING CITY, PA 19475 SPRING…
Friday, August 5, 2011
The Ches-Mont Baseball League is gaining momentum and will now offer softball in 2012.
Three years ago, a group of men put together an adult baseball league called the Ches-Mont Baseball League in an effort to live by its motto "Be a Kid Again..." No matter how they act, kid or adult, the men embarked on a mission to expand the league and get both Montgomery and Chester Counties involved in a fair, fun and organized league that had a travel aspect and competitive nature. Wrapping up its third year, Ches-Mont plans to expand from nine teams this year to 12 teams in 2012, and in addition, start up a fast-pitch softball league for the women in town. "This is the growth we’re talking about," said webmaster and main marketer Bryan Walbridge, who is also the secretary of the Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League. "So far, the response…
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The 2011 Carpenter Cup ends for Chester County softball in Wednesday's series of games.
PHILADELPHIA - “Failure is not an option” said Pottsgrove junior Jessica Kurtz, who shrugged off the effect of a bruised knee from Monday’s action. Kurtz helped lead the Chester County all stars to two consecutive wins, eliminating two squads on Wednesday morning. It wasn’t failure that ended the Chester County team hopes of a Carpenter Cup championship. Heat, fatigue, a hard-hitting Lehigh Valley squad and perhaps most of all, ghost runners, which were the culprit that put an end to the day for Chester County. After back-to-back wins to start the day, Lehigh Valley had an eight run first inning and put the brakes on Chester County’s roll to the finals in the 9-3 loss. In international and Carpenter Cup play when a team has a player …
Monday, June 20, 2011
The 2011 Carpenter Cup semifinals were played this weekend. Philadelphia Catholic and Chester County squared off in the match up.
ALLENTOWN - With a chance to play on the hallowed grounds of Citizen’s Bank Park hanging in the balance, the Philadelphia Catholic League all stars outlasted a Chester squad that saw an 8-2 lead evaporate in the late innings. Philadelphia Catholic claimed a 9-8 victory in 11 innings to advance to the Carpenter Cup semifinal against Burlington County. The Catholic league all stars got on the board first as center fielder Mike McLaughlin (Father Judge) drilled a single between short and third to score two. Chester County got it going offensively in the top half of the third as Henderson’s Cooper Redding led off, dropped a single into left field. Spring-Ford junior Tom Grablewski stepped into the box with Redding in scoring position. …