Most STEM graduates not working in STEM jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau reported this week that 74 percent of people with a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM — are not employed in STEM occupations. In addition, men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer and engineering occupations. About 86 percent of engineers […]


Pew gives $72,000 grant for Chester Cultural Corridor Project

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) has been awarded a $72,000 Discovery Grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for the Chester Cultural Corridor (C3) Project. PHC is partnering with the City of Chester, Widener University, and Chester Arts Alive! to launch a model civic engagement project that uses innovative theatre techniques to create […]


Hairballs for cats may be more than just hard to look at

If you ever found something on the floor that made you wonder why your cat was relieving himself outside of his litter box only to discover it’s not a turd, but a hairball, you are not alone. Hairballs, although unsightly and sometimes just down right gross, are a by-product of a cat’s healthy and normal […]


Chester Commission votes NO to Covanta’s development proposal

Chester city’s Planning Commission (CCPC) voted Wednesday night against Covanta’s proposal to construct a 15,000-square-foot rail box that would store and handle garbage transported by rail from New York City. “We heard public comments at our last meeting that we had, last month on this issue,” recalled Anthony Moore, chair of the CCPC, as he […]

Senior award

Local business leaders cite graduated seniors

Karen Dauber (right) and Emily Hall-Wood (left), who represented the Brookhaven Community & Business Alliance and M&M Financial Agency, recently presented awards to Sun Valley High School graduating seniors Chelsey Jones (second from right) and Gabrielle Woolery during a senior awards program held at the school. The students were recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments as […]

Sharon Hill crews

Lightening strikes Sharon Hill tree

It took all of two minutes for the storm of heavy rain and wind to pass over the 900 block of Coates St. in Sharon Hill last Thursday, but that was more than enough time for a precise bolt of lightning to bring down the old maple tree that once adorned a corner lot and […]

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Residents celebrated USA’s 238th birthday with parades and festivities

Hurricane Arthur battered the North Carolina coastline on Friday, causing damage to many of that state’s popular tourist destinations but ironically provided a not-so-bad day for many of Delaware County’s July Fourth parades and Independence Day outdoor afternoon and evening events, all to celebrate America’s 238th birthday. The City of Chester cancelled its annual July […]

4-H Archery Team

4-H kids compete regionally

Four youngsters from Delaware County’s 4-H Archery Club recently participated in the Southeast Regional 4-H Shoot in Perkasie, Bucks County. The team included Sean Barker, of Prospect Park; Ava and Tia Dell’Orefice, of Cheney; and Max Silverman, of Berwyn. The team placed first in the sub-junior age (8-12) category.  As individuals, Ava placed first and […]

Chester Eastside Summer Camp

Media Bible school befriends Chester kids

The summer camp at Chester Eastside Ministries (CEM) was the outreach focus of the Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Media’s Reformation Lutheran Church. The Reformation children put together art supplies for campers at CEM and also earmarked the week’s donations for them. Rev. Bernice Warren (standing), CEM’s director, attended one of the VBS sessions at […]


June Jam brought summer fun to special families in need

Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) hosted its 11th annual June Jam for its homeless clients, childcare children and transitional housing clients. Parents and children enjoyed grilled food and music on the last Friday in June at the Wesley House Homeless Shelter on 7th and Madison sts. Sheilettea Corporal, Wesley House coordinator, said […]

Mack Tracy

DCCC Foundation board gets new member

Delaware County Community College’s Educational Foundation announced the addition of Tracy L. Mack to its Board of Directors. Mack is manager of Enterprise Workforce Initiatives at Amerihealth Caritas Family of Companies in Tinicum, a national leader in health care solutions for the underserved. Her responsibilities include implementing programs to empower underserved communities through education and […]

It may look historic and stately, but Aston commissioners say the former Lister property is beyond reasonable repair and after buying the property from the county for $110.50, they plan to tear it down.

Officials buy historic property for $110 with plans to demolish it

Aston commissioners authorized the $110.50 purchase of the Lister property at 4580 Aston Mills Road, saying the property had been moved into the Delaware County Repository due to abandonment by its former owner. No bids for the property were offered during a recent judicial upset sale and the sale price will cover filing fees and […]

Pro-gun advocates held a counter rally at the intersection of Route 252 and Baltimore Pike in Media. Some openly carried handguns and others had assault rifles in plain view.

Gun fight: Delco residents face off over gun rights and access

A rally and seven-mile walk for universal background checks began on Saturday in front of the Calvary Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. attended and preached during the early years of his seminary studies, and culminated in Media where about 200 supporters gathered at the Providence Friends Meeting House. Delaware County United for […]

Fireworks can frighten dogs of any breed; big ones like Chauncei (above), a German shepherd,
or small ones like Max (below), a Chihuahua. File photos.

Your pet may not enjoy July Fourth fireworks like you do

It’s here again! If you are a pet owner, the “it” is July Fourth, Independence Day, also known as the most dangerous and stressful holiday there is. Every holiday comes with challenges for pet owners, but the Fourth of July comes with an extra bang in the reality of fireworks. Not all dogs are startled […]