Officials warn on extreme heat expected this week

After a cooler than normal spring, summer is hitting Chester County this weekend with a vengeance — high heat and humidity that could pose a safety risk for seniors, children and pets, officials warn. Just as the Fourth of July holiday approaches and people head outdoors for summer fun, temperatures are forecast to soar.  The National Weather Service expects a heat wave to build this weekend...

Red Cross offers tip to cope with frigid weather

Very cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chills continue to affect Eastern Pennsylvania. The arctic air mass will grip the region through the start of the New Year. “The relentless cold can be dangerous for a number of reasons,” said Dave Skutnik, Director of Communications for the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region. “Make sure you and your family are aware of the risks...

Students could win scholarship by hosting blood drive

This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015. The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer...

Residents urged to branch out, donate blood

10 trees will be planted for every pint collected at Lenfest Center The Red Cross blood drive will take place on Oct. 3 in the new Lenfest Center in Newlin Township. Pre-registration is requested. Giving help to others and giving back to nature will be possible simultaneously on Oct. 3, when the Lenfest Center hosts a Red Cross blood drive. For every pint of blood collected – and research shows...