Sunday, April 7, 2013
Wendy's, Black Cat Café and Devon Prep were also inspected.
Below are the results of health inspections conducted last month in Tredyffrin and Easttown. The inspections are conducted by Chester County Health Department, and the reports are available through the State Department of Agriculture. The location, date and type of inspection is listed, along with the number of violations. Establishments were found to be in overall compliance with health standards, unless otherwise noted. Black Cat Café (annual, inspected 3/19/13) — 3 violations Devon Preparatory School (annual, inspected 3/28/13) — 1 violation Wendy's (emergency response, inspected 3/29/13) — no violations Atlantic Espresso Bars, 1001 Chesterbrook Blvd., Berwyn (annual, inspected 3/12/13) — 1 violation Primo Café (annual, inspected 3/28/…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Yes, prosecutors are in danger, Tom Hogan says, but others face even more peril.
The recent killings of prosecutors in Texas have prompted people to ask Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan whether prosecutors, like those who work in his office, are in danger. "The simple answer is yes," Hogan wrote Wednesday on Facebook: Mark Hasse, prosecutor in Texas' Kaufman County, was shot Jan. 31. The Kaufman County District Attorney, 23-year Army veteran Mike McLelland, vowed to find Hasse's killers, but on Saturday, McLelland and his wife were fatally shot at their home. Hogan's previous Facebook post, in which he praised law enforcement officers for apprehending burglars who drew guns on a woman and her daughter, underscored his point about the dangers faced by first-responders.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The disease, which spread through local schools last year, can be deadly to infants.
The Chester County Health Department recommends everyone receive a vaccination against pertussis, aka whooping cough, especially those who interact with infants. Pertussis vaccinations (DTaP and Tdap) are available at walk-in clinics held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Government Services Center in Westtown. The cost is $35, although free vaccinations are available to those who meet certain eligibility requirements. The health department's recent quarterly newsletter noted that there were 134 cases of pertussis in 2012, by far the most of any vaccine-preventable illness. The newsletter gave an overview of the importance of immunization: Whooping cough (Pertussis) is a respiratory infection that can cause a baby to have severe …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
See what the life expectancy is for people in your area.
Does where you live in Pennslyvania impact how long your life will be? According to a new study, the answer is "yes, but really not by all that much around here." The Institute for Health Metics and Evaluation looked at the life expectancy gap between men and women cross the country, including in the Greater Philadelphia Area, and broke down the numbers based on the average life expectancy per county. The biggest disparity between the life expectancy of women and men in the area came from Philadelphia, where women outlived men by an average of 7.7 years. The closest gap between women and men in the area comes from Montgomery County, where women are only outliving men by an average of four years. Check out the full study here, and consult …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The team will head to Harrisburg in May to compete at the state level.
The Conestoga High School team won the 2013 Chester County Academic Competition championship last week. The team moves on to the state competition in Harrisburg on May 3. The Chester County Intermediate Unit details how the team reached this point: The county championship held Thursday, March 14, was broadcast live on the internet. Unionville High School finished in second place, and West Chester East placed third. In the junior varsity competition, Downingtown East took first place, and the Conestoga team placed third. Full details and scores are available on the CCIU site.
Friday, March 15, 2013
A Chester County woman was announced as the grand prize winner of 'LIVE's Search for Unstoppable Moms' Friday morning.
A Chester County farmer and nurse was announced as the grand prize winner of an "Unstoppable Mom" contest run by the national morning television show LIVE with Kelly and Michael, according to a press release from the show's production company. Mary Lou King, of Cochranville, was nominated by her daughter, Kelly, who described her as "the most amazing, selfless, inspiring, and uplifting woman in this entire world." "Live's Search for Unstoppable Moms" garnered over 20,000 submissions. As the grand prize winner, King will receive $100,000 in prize money. The full press release from Disney-ABC Domestic Television is below: Exceptional Mom Will Take Home Grand Prize of $100,000 NEW YORK, NY – March 15, 2013 – On today’s “LIVE with Kelly and …
A basic continuity plan to deal with events like widespread power outages and floods was approved by the county commissioners, and a detailed plan should be ready by the end of the year.
Friday, March 15
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Chester County. Chester County Commissioners approve Continuity of Operations plan Essential services must be provided during emergencies WEST CHESTER—The Chester County Commissioners have approved a base plan that will ensure essential services will be provided to citizens during emergencies. The Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan details steps to be taken during such emergencies as widespread utility outages, fires, floods, severe weather incidents and wide-spread sickness. Approval of the base plan provides guidance in organizing efforts, assigning responsibilities and establishing a multi-year strategy including training, exercises and periodic plan reviews. Commissioner Chairman…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Thursday at 7 p.m., the high school academic team will take on three competitors in the Chester County Academic Competition.
The Conestoga High School Academic Team recently battled its way into championship round of the Chester County Academic Competition. Thursday evening, the team will vy for the chance to represent the county at a statewide competition in May. The competition will be broadcast on internet:
Monday, March 11, 2013
Cumberland Farms, Ashy's Burger and Le Saigon were also inspected.
Below are the results of health inspections conducted last month in Tredyffrin and Easttown. The inspections are conducted by Chester County Health Department, and the reports are available through the State Dept. of Agriculture. The location, date and type of inspection is listed, along with the number of violations. Establishments were found to be in overall compliance with health standards, unless otherwise noted. Cumberland Farms (follow-up, inspected 2/25/13) — 1 violation 30 Main (follow-up, inspected 2/25/13) — no violations Congregation Or Shalom (annual, inspected 2/25/13) — Out of Compliance, 5 violations Devon Fitness Club (annual, inspected 2/26/13) — 2 violations Sage Catering (regular, inspected 2/21/13) — no violations …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
County employees will travel to those in need to execute legal documents.
Saturday, March 9
Editor's note: The following information comes from Chester County. The Chester County Register of Wills office now will send representatives to hospices, nursing facilities and private homes to execute legal documents pertaining to marriage licenses and notarizing power-of-attorneys for those in their last stages of life or not ambulatory. “We are now offering this service for those with severe health problems who need assistance in completing these legal documents,” said Terri L. Clark, Chester County Register of Wills. “Our staff will go on the road to help our needy residents. We’ve already responded to several requests.” Clark said marriage license applications have been serviced by the new program as have notarizing power of …