Don’t Retire, ReFire: Coming through the winter of our lives

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As we come out of the winter and enter the season of spring, with longer days and warming temperatures, it brings to mind my own movement through winter and how I handled this dormant period of time. I then pondered on how we, as humans, get through the winter. Winter is that one season that has the most effect on our emotions. “The Winter Blues”...

Lewis offers help to senior with SEPTA Key Cards

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Rep. Harry Lewis (R-Chester), as well as his staff members Andrea Keenan and Amber Little-Turner, assisted residents at Villages at Hillview with applying for the SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card. DOWNINGTOWN — To ensure seniors can ride free on all SEPTA transit services, Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) is offering people 65 and older the opportunity to get a free SEPTA...

CVIM opens dental care unit for Surrey

Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) hosted a ribbon cutting during the Open House of their mobile dental expansion program at Surrey Services for Seniors, Thursday. From left, Bob Madonna, President & CEO of Surrey Services for Seniors, Alberta Landis, Vice President of Dental Services of Community Volunteers in Medicine, Mary LePera, Director, Member Services, of Surrey Services for Seniors,...

My HS senior son is ready, but am I?

Senioritis doesn’t just impact students, but parents, too By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times My oldest child will be graduating from Unionville High School in a few months and I am not handling it very well. While I am excited for him to experience this next stage in life, I can’t help but selfishly wish that time would slow down a bit. I was chatting with a friend at the Y this...

Mobile pet food pantry to go mobile

WEST CHESTER — State Senator Andy Dinniman has joined with Meals on Wheels of Chester County, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and local senior centers to launch a mobile dog food pantry to assist those in need and their pets. Earlier this year, Dinniman and his family worked with the Chester County SPCA to establish Henry’s Cupboard, a pet-food pantry that assists area...

Icy freeze next, as snow moves out

Roads still messy, many public offices closed; low temps big worry in next 24 hours By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As Chester County digs out from six to eight inches of snow, the concerns now move from clearly icy local roadways and keeping warm — as the National Weather Service is predicting temperatures tonight in the low single digits. While state and local road crews working to clear...