Op/Ed: Volunteering to cuddle needy newborns

Drug-addicted babies need volunteers By Susan Rzucidlo, Special To The Times I confess, I typically read two newspapers a day as well as online papers and other news sites and listen to news radio. Occasionally, I share what I read on social media. Last week I shared a story on my Facebook page from The Philadelphia Inquirer about volunteer cuddlers, who hold and help newborns who are, in most cases,...

CASD hosts Day of Service in honor of MLK Jr Day

Nearly 200 volunteers turned out to donate time to local organizations By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times  From left to right: Samuel Trizonis, Elena Long, Jadyn Brown, Rebekah Hallenbeck and JaLeah Blanton of the CASD presented essays on community service Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr day. Photo courtesy of CASD COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Area School District hosted a day...

Canine Partners For Life seeks volunteers to raise puppies

COCHRANVILLE — You can help change the life of an individual with a disability by raising a puppy for Canine Partners for Life (CPL). CPL trains and places service dogs to assist individuals with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. The service dog industry continues to grow and CPL is processing more applications than ever before. In order to meet the increased demand, CPL has to...

Local company builds doghouses for LaMancha Animal Rescue

LaMancha now considering additional corporate sponsorships By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Volunteers from Evolve IP raised funds to purchase for eco-friendly, maintenance free doghouses for LaMancha Animal Rescue. EAST FALLOWFIELD – Rescue dogs at LaMancha Animal Rescue got a special treat last week when volunteers from Evolve IP in Wayne built four doghouses for the outdoor shelters...

Volunteers prep for UHS AfterProm

It is time for the annual Unionville High School After Prom — an event designed to keep prom attendees safe and entertained following the big night. One of the top incentives for students to attend: a drawing to win a car, donated by Scott Honda of Westtown. This year’s car was deleivered Monday and presented to the Unionville High School PTO. Pictured from left to right are Duke Scott of Scott...

Is it time to look at the role of standardized tests in schools?

Also: if teacher unions demand raises, they should say what to cut from education programs to pay for it By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The rising tide against Common Core continues to obscure a growing, but still under discussed debate about the value and quality of standardized testing in our schools. While it seems increasingly likely that a passing grade on the Keystone tests will not end up...

Letter: Decline in fire volunteers a crisis in Pennsylvania

To The Editor, A member of the Pennsylvania Senate was quoted last week as saying the decline of brave, volunteer firefighters has reached a crisis point across Pennsylvania. This sad state is endangering the welfare of all residents across the Commonwealth. A newspaper article quoted Senator Kim Ward as saying is it well past the time for lawmakers to address this issue. I know some of our local legislators...

YMCA honors volunteers

​Denise Day (YMCA of Greater Brandywine CEO), honors Rip Tilden (left) and Joe Viscuso (right) with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.    Send article as PDF   

Longwood Fire Co.: 94 years of service and going strong

Volunteers embrace — and serve —  the Unionville and Kennett communities By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Members of the Longwood Fire Company enjoy a moment, Thursday night, after finishing a rescue demonstration at the company’s Open House. KENNETT — The Longwood Fire Company, a 100% volunteer organization, community pillar and impressive emergency response resource has been...

CASD to set up new rules for volunteers

New requirements include background, health, and criminal clearances By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times CALN – The Coatesville Area School Board will look into its volunteer policies as per a Community Student Relations Committee vote from Tuesday night. Tuesday night’s vote will bring new policies regarding background and health checks before the full board at this month’s meeting. The...