Commissioners present $25K check to Food Bank

: Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Larry Welsh, Executive Director of the Chester County Food Bank; Norm Horn, Director of Development at the Chester County Food Bank; Commissioner Michelle Kichline and Commissioner Terence Farrell. WESTTOWN — The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $25,000 to representatives from the Chester County Food Bank this week. The funds are part of the County’s...

Chester County Food Bank appoints two to board

Kevin McDermott EXTON — The Chester County Food Bank (CCFB) has named Kevin McDermott of Citadel and Matthew Tucker of Pegasus Technologies to its board of directors. Kevin and Matthew join 14 other board members who help support the hunger relief organization.   Both new board members live in West Chester and work in Chester County. Kevin has been a CFS Wealth Advisor at Citadel for 25 years and...

Federal, state officials applaud Patton’s ‘green’ efforts

GreenStrides Tour visits middle school for extensive tour By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Patton Middle School teacher Betsy Ballard talks about the history of green efforts at the school dating back to 2010, as prinicipal Tim Hoffman (left) and Phoebe Kittson (right) of the Chester County Food Bank look on. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Charles F. Patton Middle School enjoyed both federal state recognition...

Chesco presents $25K check to County Food Bank

The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $25,000 to representatives from the Chester County Food Bank this week, at the Food Bank’s headquarters in Exton. The funds are part of the County’s annual appropriations to organizations and non-profits, and the check was presented in anticipation of the opening of the Food Bank’s Fresh2You Mobile Market later this month. Commissioner Michelle...

PA State Police help make meals a reality for all

Thanksgiving food drive kicks off a season long effort supporting area food pantries   By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times   AVONDALE – Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police (PASP) – Avondale Barracks recently held a Thanksgiving food drive to help the Chester County Food Bank replenish its supplies.  State-wide, the PASP will be assisting more than 60 meal sites and 40...

Chester County donates $20K to Food Bank

Larry Welsh, Executive Director of the Chester County Food Bank; County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Norm Horn, Director of Advancement at the Chester County Food Bank; County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell; Raina Ainslie, Chester County Food Bank Raised Bed Garden Manager; and Bob McNeil, Founding Chairman of the Chester County Food Bank. GLENMOORE — The Chester County Commissioners recently...

Good Stuff is BACK…all-stars to academics, Chesco has good stuff to share!

Starting Chester County’s summer season with a smile…who do YOU know in this week’s Good Stuff? Got good stuff to share? Email your submissions to kim@chescotimes.com and be a part of the fun! Pomp and Circumstance…Congratulations to Shawn Mengel Coatesville Area High’s 2015 Valedictorian… This leading ‘Red Raider’ will begin roaring with the Drexel University...

United Way ‘spreads’ the word – PB&J donations needed for Chesco Food Bank

WEST CHESTER – United Way of Chester County isn’t ‘sticking to’ its usual fancy catered luncheon this summer to close the campaign season and thank donors. Instead, they are ‘spreading’ the word and their appreciation with a major peanut butter and jelly community food drive through June 12th, to benefit the Chester County Food Bank. The shared mission between the two...

La Comunidad grows 182 lbs of food for Chesco Food Bank

La Comunidad Hispana in Kennett Square was able to raise some 182 pounds of food for the Chester County Food Bank, thanks to the hard work of volunteers such as Carin Bonifacino and José Lopez Zamudio, among others. KENNETT SQUARE — Two La Comunidad Hispana Community Garden Beds grew 182 pounds of food in connection with the Chester County Food Bank’s raised garden bed program. LCH operated the...

High energy fuels energy independence fest

For sixth year, MoGreena complex a model for recycling fun, entertainment  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The Brad Hinton Band was one of the musical groups that provided entertainment. MODENA – One visit to the Waste Oil Recyclers and Organic Mechanics Energy Independence Day – an ecologically-friendly, family-oriented festival that was held for the sixth time on Sunday,...