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Free Tax Prep Services offered by AARP Foundation

The AARP Foundation is offering free tax preparation services through the Downingtown Area Senior Center (DASC).  These services are geared towards low- to medium-income individuals & households on an appointment-only basis.  Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Downingtown United Methodist Church, 751 East Lancaster Avenue.  Call the DASC at 610-269-3939 to […]

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Paper Shredding at Lanchester Landfill on March 23

The Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) is hosting a paper shredding event at the Lanchester Landfill, 7224 28th Division Highway (Route 322, immediately northwest of the Honey Brook Township line) on Saturday, March 23rd, from 8:30 – 11:30 am (or until the truck is filled, whichever comes first).  Services will be provided by Rapid […]

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Registration Open for Bike the Brandywine 2019

Explore the scenery, glimpse the history, and discover the lure of the Brandywine Creek on the 4th annual Bike the Brandywine, hosted by the Brandywine Conservancy, on Saturday, September 28, 2019.  Proceeds from the ride benefit the Conservancy’s clean water programs.  Riders can choose from four loops that take in the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and […]

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PA State Police Issue Warning About YouTube Videos and the “Momo” Challenge

The Pennsylvania State Police have issued a warning about videos intended for children in which images of a character known as “Momo” have been inserted. The “Momo Challenge” refers to an image of a woman with distorted features allegedly instructs children to commit acts of violence and/or themselves.  The information in its entirety, along with […]

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Department of Agriculture Offers Businesses Permits in Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone

To stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine for counties where the presence of this pest has been confirmed:  Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Schuylkill Counties.  Businesses operating in the quarantine zone must have permits to move equipment and […]

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Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce 2018-19 Scholarship Application Available

The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce (WCCCC) has announced its scholarship program for 2018-19.  To be eligible, students must live in the WCCCC service area, demonstrate outstanding academic performance, and be pursuing a certificate, license, or two- or four-year degree.  Applications are available on the WCCCC website or by clicking here.  Students must submit […]

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New Reporting Tool Available for Opioid Concerns

The Pennsylvania Attorney General has announced a new reporting tool under the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  The PDMP is a database with has 90,000 registered prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances in the Commonwealth and is used to monitor who is obtaining opioids and who prescribes them, as well as supporting clinicians in […]

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Medicare Information – What is APPRISE?

As of January 2019, Chester County has 86,866 residents receiving Medicare either due to age (65) or due to disability.  Over 15,000 of these Medicare beneficiaries are low-income residents.  The Chester County Department of Aging Services’ APPRISE Program provides confidential, unbiased, and FREE Medicare and Medicare/Medicaid counseling. Please click here to view the “Mysteries of […]

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