Dennis Wallace, who organized Team Rotary, successfully rappelled 31 stories down One Logan Square in Philadelphia to raise money for the Outward Bound School on Friday. (Dennis Wallace)

Team Rotary rappels down Philly’s One Logan Square

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. When most people go to One Logan Square in Philadelphia, they typically travel inside the building. On Friday, ...

A family at Fern Hill Elementary dressed as the Addams Family for the annual Trunk or Treat. From left, Ron Jackson (Lurch), Amy Simmler (Morticia), Rex Simmler (Uncle Fester), Jake Sousa (Thing), Ben Sousa (Pugsley), Jackson Simmler (Cousin It) and Bill Simmler (Gomez). (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester schools enjoy Halloween fun for students, parents

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Halloween in West Chester typically means the annual parade through the borough, but for the West Chester Area ...

Detective Jeffrey McCloskey of the West Whiteland Police Department rode the bus to Exton Elementary School to talk to the students about school bus safety as part of Operation Safe Stop on Wednesday morning. Officers were also present at the bus stop at Route 100 and Rockland Drive to cite people driving past a stopped bus. (Tracey Dukert)

Students, public reminded of bus safety

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST WHITELAND — As part of National Bus Safety Week, the West Whiteland Police Department were making sure ...

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Dennis Wallace, who organized Team Rotary, successfully rappelled 31 stories down One Logan Square in Philadelphia to raise money for the Outward Bound School on Friday. (Dennis Wallace)

Team Rotary rappels down Philly’s One Logan Square

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. When most people go to One Logan Square in Philadelphia, they typically travel inside the building. On Friday, however, people took to the top of the 31-story building to rappel down the side as part of a fundraiser for the Outward Bound School […]

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A family at Fern Hill Elementary dressed as the Addams Family for the annual Trunk or Treat. From left, Ron Jackson (Lurch), Amy Simmler (Morticia), Rex Simmler (Uncle Fester), Jake Sousa (Thing), Ben Sousa (Pugsley), Jackson Simmler (Cousin It) and Bill Simmler (Gomez). (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester schools enjoy Halloween fun for students, parents

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Halloween in West Chester typically means the annual parade through the borough, but for the West Chester Area School District, it also means numerous fun activities for the students. From Monster Mashes and Fright Nights to Trunk or Treating and a Zombie run, […]

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Detective Jeffrey McCloskey of the West Whiteland Police Department rode the bus to Exton Elementary School to talk to the students about school bus safety as part of Operation Safe Stop on Wednesday morning. Officers were also present at the bus stop at Route 100 and Rockland Drive to cite people driving past a stopped bus. (Tracey Dukert)

Students, public reminded of bus safety

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST WHITELAND — As part of National Bus Safety Week, the West Whiteland Police Department were making sure that the community obeyed the laws of the road in regards to school buses — something the community seems to have forgotten about. In a […]

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Co-owners John Wilkens and Linda Jobling (Wilkens), center, cut the ribbon to open Painting with a Twist’s newest location in West Chester. (Candice Monhollan)

Painting with a Twist comes to West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — The goal is for people to come in as strangers, but leave as friends and along the way, have some fun making your own piece of art. That’s the goal of West Chester’s Painting with a Twist, a company which combines […]

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Benchmark FCU in West Chester celebrated 75 years in the community. (Benchmark FCU)

Benchmark FCU celebrates 75th anniversary

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST GOSHEN — Benchmark FCU was thrilled to be able to celebrate with its customers two great things: International Credit Union Day and the 75th anniversary of the credit union. “We have been in the Chester County community for 75 years,” said Rebecca […]

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East Goshen Township is looking into the possibility of building a trail along Paoli Pike. (McMahon Transportation Engineers & Planners)

Cost estimates announced for proposed Paoli Pike Trail

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST GOSHEN — It has been four months since the idea of a Paoli Pike Trail was presented to the East Goshen Board of Supervisors and after some committee meetings, discussions, planning and fine tuning, McMahon Transportation Engineers & Planners announced a rough […]

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks to the Chester County Republican Committee 2015 Fall Reception in King of Prussia on Thursday. (Candice Monhollan)

Presidential candidate Rubio visits Chester County GOP

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. UPPER MERION — Though some Republicans felt that it wasn’t time for Marco Rubio to run for president, the Florida senator felt otherwise. “When I decided to run for president … some of the same people who were against me four years ago […]

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Pumpkins, frozen turkeys and more family fun will be at East Goshen's Pumpkin FEST on Oct. 17. (Candice Monhollan)

Pumpkins and turkeys at East Goshen’s Pumpkin FEST

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Frozen turkeys will be rolling and pumpkin pie will be consumed rather quickly on Saturday at East Goshen Township’s annual Pumpkin FEST. The festival, which has been going on for over 15 years, will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature […]

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No tax increase in proposed East Goshen budget

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST GOSHEN — Just as last year and the year before, East Goshen Township’s 2016 proposed budget does not feature a tax increase. If passed, this will be the 13th consecutive year the township has not increased taxes. The budget plans to have […]

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Chester County Deputy District Attorney Renee Merion spoke with eighth-grade students at Fugett Middle School about the dangers of social media and more Tuesday afternoon. (Tracey Dukert)

Deputy DA teaches important lessons to eighth graders

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Continuing with the theme of social media after a performance on bullying, Fugett Middle School students spent Tuesday afternoon hearing about the dangers of social media, sexting and other felonies from Deputy District Attorney Renee Merion. The assembly was for […]

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Caitlin Alifirenka, co-author of “I Will Always Write Back,” visits West Chester East High School to talk about her book and how one letter changed her life. (Candice Monhollan)

Author visits West Chester East High School to share story of kindness

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — No one would have ever thought in middle school that Caitlin Alifirenka’s best friend would be a stranger from Zimbabwe. After all, she was just an average girl from Hatfield. However, Alifirenka was offered a pen pal in a foreign […]

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'A Wing and a Prayer' will be screened for free at the Penn State Great Valley Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (IMDB)

‘A Wing and a Prayer’ to play at Penn State Great Valley

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. When Boaz Dvir sat down to talk with his grandfather, he would have never imagined it would have led to a hit documentary years later. Dvir’s grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, went on to Israel and was sent to the desert to defend himself […]

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The Walnut Street Theatre performed “Only 13” for students at Fugett Middle School on Friday. The show focused on bullying and the harmful effects it has. (Candice Monhollan)

Walnut Street Theatre performs, teaches lessons on bullying

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Bullying, especially cyber bullying, has come to the forefront of schools across the United States as an unsolvable problem. Schools have taken steps and measures to try to decrease or end cyber bullying. Fugett Middle School welcomed the Walnut Street […]

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About 50 residents came out to the parking town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss parking issues in West Chester Borough. (Candice Monhollan)

Residents meet to discuss borough parking

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — If there is ever a hot topic in West Chester, it had to regard parking. It’s the reason why the borough held a town hall meeting dealing with residential parking Tuesday night. “What we really want to get into is […]

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Uptown! Entertainment Alliance received the approval it needed from the West Chester Borough Council Tuesday night to go ahead and purchase the old National Guard Armory and turn it into a performance theater. (Candice Monhollan)

Theater coming to West Chester a go

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — It has been a long road for Uptown! Entertainment Alliance (UEA), ever since President Tom McEvoy and Treasurer Richard May thought it was time a performance theater returned to West Chester. But turning an old National Guard Armory into a […]

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Kathi Cozzone, running for county commissioner in November, is speaking at the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center during an informal meet and greet hosted by the West Chester NAACP on Friday night. (Candice Monhollan)

County, West Chester candidates come out for informal meet and greet

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The wind and rain couldn’t keep candidates away from the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center Friday night for an informal meet and greet with the public. The West Chester National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) […]

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Penn Wood Elementary School held its annual Watch D.O.G.S. orientation to show fathers what the program is all about. (Fathers.com)

Penn Wood dads become Watch D.O.G.S.

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — Unfortunately, as President Barack Obama said after the school shooting in Oregon on Thursday, the United States has become numb to mass shootings. But after a middle school shooting in Jonesboro, Ark., in 1998, Jim Moore founded Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of […]

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West Chester University President Greg Weisenstein delivers his final State of the University address on Thursday. Weisenstein will retire at the end of March. (West Chester University)

President says WCU enrollment on the rise

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — West Chester University has become a school known across the country. It has made a positive name for itself, so much so that for the incoming freshman class of 2,300, more than 14,000 people applied. University President Greg Weisenstein recalled […]

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West Chester University President Greg Weisenstein announced on Thursday that he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year. (Vinny Tennis)

WCU president to retire in March

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST CHESTER — After what will be seven years, West Chester University President Greg Weisenstein announced on Thursday that he will retire at the end of March. The news came during Weisenstein’s annual State of the […]

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Bicyclists arrive at Schramm Inc. in West Goshen on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Schramm Inc. hosted veterans who are bicycling from West Point to Annapolis for Ride 2 Recovery. (Vinny Tennis)

Schramm helps veterans ‘Ride 2 Recovery’

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — In 2010, Schramm Inc. made a worldwide name for itself when it provided a mobile drilling rig to drill deep into a Chilean gold mine and rescue 33 miners who had been trapped for 69 days. Schramm’s efforts to help […]

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