February 4, 2014 |
WEST CHESTER Starting Monday, visitors at the West Chester Area School District's 16 schools should plan to spend a little more time at the front desk. Gone are the days of writing your name on a sheet of paper, sticking a patch to your shirt, and being on your way. The district's schools will join about 300 others throughout the state, including roughly 200 in the Philadelphia area, that have implemented the Raptor security system, which is meant to better regulate who walks into schools.
February 3, 2014 |
St. Joseph's Erin Shields (Archbishop Carroll) had a season-best 27 points as the Hawks avenged an early-season loss to VCU with a 70-51 victory over the Rams Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. Natasha Cloud (Cardinal O'Hara) scored 12 points and had a game-high nine rebounds to go with five assists and three steals. Trailing by four at halftime, the Hawks (17-5, 6-3 Atlantic Ten) dominated the second half as they outscored the Rams, 41-18. VCU fell to 17-5, 5-4. Cabrini 58, Marywood 48 - The Cavaliers held the Pacers to two points over the final 8:19 to improve to 16-4 (10-1 CSAC)
February 3, 2014 |
Jerami Grant scored eight points in overtime to finish with a career-high 24, and Jim Boeheim's No. 2 Syracuse stayed unbeaten, topping Mike Krzyzewski's No. 17 Duke, 91-89, on Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y., in a matchup of the two winningest coaches in Division I history. C.J. Fair scored a career-best 28 as Syracuse (21-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast) set a school record for consecutive wins to start a season. Playing in front of a charged-up crowd of 35,446, the largest ever at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse remained one of three undefeated teams in the nation, along with No. 1 Arizona and No. 4 Wichita State.
January 31, 2014
EATS BEAT * A jovial time is all but guaranteed during the weekend Punch Brunch at Square 1682 (121 S. 17th St., 215-563-5008, square1682.com ). A party of four gets a shared punch bowl, four entrees and coffee for $100. Bartender Chauncey Scates created Bounce Queen Punch, Hollywoodlawn Punch, Tumbling Dice Punch and Penny Arcade Punch for the occasion. Try chef Caitlin Mateo's Crabby Arnold - her take on eggs Benedict - waffles with fresh fruit and yogurt or Berkshire Pulled Pork Sandwich, among other offerings.
January 22, 2014 |
WASHINGTON Ryan Costello, chairman of the Chester County Board of Commissioners, will run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R., Pa.). Costello's announcement last week included an endorsement from Val DiGiorgio, the Chester County Republican chairman, who also considered running for the seat. With the bulk of the district's votes based in the county, the chairman's endorsement could be a valuable asset in a GOP primary. "The nation and many elected officials have become so divided and polarized that it is impacting the future direction of the country," Costello, 37, said in a statement.
January 15, 2014 |
In a dozen black felt shadowboxes hung on the pale-blue walls of her West Chester dining room, Agnes Chesko displays hundreds of intricate spoons. One with a slim, spiral stem and a postage-stamp top. One with an Indian chief, his feathers trailing down the handle. One with the vivid image of a grand cathedral laid in the oval indent. They were collected during almost a century of world travels that ended in December 2012 in the most unlikely way. Chesko - who for decades had been active in Chester County politics, was an advocate for the disabled, and at age 92 continued to work and travel - was leaving her part-time courthouse job when she was struck by a car as she crossed Market Street in West Chester.
January 15, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Michael Parrish, a businessman and former Army aviator from Malvern, plans to announce a run for Congress on Tuesday morning, seeking to win the Chester County-based seat held by Jim Gerlach, a Republican who is not seeking reelection. In an interview Monday, Parrish, a Democrat, expressed frustration with partisan gridlock, and stressed college affordability and job creation as his key issues. Until December, Parrish, 50, was a Republican. He donated to Gov. Corbett's 2010 race and to the presidential campaigns of John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012.
January 11, 2014 |
WEST CHESTER During a search of a West Chester University apartment in October, officers uncovered hundreds of pieces of marijuana-laced hard candy wrapped in vacuum-sealed bags and stacked underneath a bed, in a duffel bag, and in a closet, according to a police affidavit released Thursday. Robert Callis-Keiser, 25, of Johnstown, then a university student, was arrested Thursday and released on $25,000 bail, said the Chester County District Attorney's Office. Callis-Keiser, officials said, made the candy.
January 10, 2014 |
Alicia Cropper had a career-high 23 points and La Salle withstood a late rally by Virgiania Commonwealth to upset the Rams, 63-58, in an Atlantic Ten matchup at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday. The Explorers have won five of their last six games. VCU dropped just its second game of the year, falling to 14-2 overall and 2-1 in the A-10. St. Joseph's 72, Rhode Island 35 - With a balanced attack, the Hawks defeated Rhode Island in an Atlantic Ten game at Hagan Arena. The Hawks, led by sophomore Ciara Andrews' 13 points improved to 12-3 overall and 2-1 in the A-10.
January 9, 2014 |
Hello there Erin stepped onto the patio of her friends' Ardmore home to get a little air. She saw some guys hanging out on the other side of the short wall separating the twin home's space from the neighbors'. But more important: beagles! "Oh, hi!" Erin said, bounding over the wall that August night in 2010. "I'm Erin. What's your dogs' names?" Erin was most enthralled by "this chubby little dog" named Mildred. Mildred's person, Andrew, was enthralled with Erin. "I thought she was really cute," he said.