Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Crews Youth Football Camp Video

Prison Re-Entry: "Chester Town Hall Meeting"

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Chester Upland School District: Board Meeting

Superintendent Dr. Joyce Wells with the CUSD School Board

The Board Meeting held last evening was very tame and civilized, at times pleasant and humorous. An average number of people turned out for the meeting. A number of layoffs were listed in the agenda. However, news was announced that State Senator Dominic Pileggi restored $10.5 million of the $20 million proposed cuts. The restored funds may allow some staff who was furloughed to be called back to work.

The meeting only lasted an hour. The projected 2010-2011 operating cost is $114 million. The school board passed a $96.124 million operating budget which is still $18 million less in projected revenues from the previous year.

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Chester Upland manages to reduce cuts in budget (With Video) Click Here

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Space Camp: NASA Summer Program

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Space Camp is still looking for campers to participate in the NASA Summer Camp. This program is being held at Chester High School on August 1-5, 8-4 for grades 4-10. Camp is free

Contact: Stan Borek, Chemistry Teacher at (215) 279-4511 or MRCHEMISTRY@YAHOO.COM
Or Pete Cosfol, Physical Science Teacher at (610) 368-0591 or

The Mission: Creating Opportunity for a Positive Change

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Coach Crews Summer Football Camp for Youth

Camper having fun with drills
Charles Crews Football Camp started today and will go until Wednesday of this week. The camp is free for boys (and girls) 6-14. The summer camp provides non-contact instruction on various drills like Running Back, Quarter Back, Defensive Line, Offensive Line, Wide Receiver, and Ladder. Kids were having fun as they learned the drills. Those little ones really got into the drills. They were excited about having something to do and some place to go this summer. The coaches were there along with football players who had just graduated. Chester High School alumni Martin Turner, Anthony Davis, Evon Hyles, and Chris Graham, who are all headed off to Widener University in fall, were at the camp to help out. Campers got plenty of water and were provided with lunch. They will get a free T-shirt for participating.

*Also check out today’s video of the camp in action on the previous post. This is my trial video debut on You Tube.
Coach Crews with Graduate Chris Graham going over drill with campers
Coach LaFenus Terry explaining QB Drills to his group of campers
CHS Graduate Martin Turner and Senior George Bullock demonstrating Drills for campers
CHS Graduate Evon Hyles with campers practicing drills

Coach Crews Youth Football Camp Video

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Over 10,000 Views Summary

Over 10,000 views! Not bad for a Good News site. I read somewhere recently that there was not much interest in Good News. I am glad some people are still interested in reading Good News or at least checking it out.

Well, looks like school is out for the summer (except for summer school and summer programs) just in time for me to hit the 10,000 mark last week. Coach Crews’ story put me over the top which I think is great since he was one of my first stories with the All-Delco Football Banquet back in November. The All-Delco Football Banquet still ranks as a top 5 view for this blog.

In January when I hit over 2,000 views, I did a summary. Here are the latest ranks with 257 post:

Posts: Top 10 Views

The Passing of Dr. Alonzo Cavin: Our Beloved Professor (June 7, 2011)
YWCA Offers Free Yoga Class (Feb 21, 2011)   
Chester Wins at the Delaware County Science Fair (March 9, 2011)   
Chester vs. Penn Wood (Jan. 7, 2011) 
All-Delco Football Banquet (Nov. 29, 2010)

History of District 1 Boys Basketball Championship (March 2, 2011)
Sojourner at the Hedgerow Theatre (Feb 5, 2011)
Tribute to Chester Clippers Boy Basketball Team (April 1, 2011)
Chester at Diamond State Relays (April 2, 2011)
Wanda Sykes in Annie (Dec. 12, 2011)

U.S.A., Germany, Canada, France, India, U.K, Malaysia, Singapore, and more

Traffic Source:
Delcotimes, Google, Facebook, Bing, Yahoo

Browsers used:
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Mobile

Operating Systems used: 

Windows, Macintosh, Linux, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, iPod, iPad

I did get some really Good News from some of the schools. Not all schools shared stories. Some people, who are just finding out about the blog by word of mouth, did not know about the blog. I have tried to include all schools but to no avail. I will keep trying to put some Good News up on the Christian school. I would like the blog to become more self-sufficient so I welcome guest bloggers to post their own Good News. It’s easy; just send the story to the email to post at

Thank you for checking in. And Good News!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chester High Entrepreneurship Club’s Final Product

The T-Shirt

It’s a T-shirt for the Entrepreneurship Club. In an earlier post on the club, members were in the process of coming up with a design to sell. The design on the T-shirt is by member Anthony Reed. With a cost of $15, the club broke even with the sales of the T-shirts. Members may still have extras for sale. The T-shirt is not intended as a reproduction of the original championship T-shirt.

Here is a quote from one of the members: “In our debut year, the Chester High Entrepreneurship Club’s mission is to better ourselves in field of business by making a profit and satisfying our customers by practicing entrepreneurship on smaller levels to build our business mindset for the future.”—Clayana Gibson, 10th Grade member 

To find out more about buying a T-shirt contact club advisor and co-founder

Wi-Fi Access Now Available at Crozer Library

Enjoy free wireless Internet connectivity at Crozer Library

Free Wi-Fi Spot

We are excited to announce that the J. Lewis Crozer Library now offers a free wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet connection. Bring your wireless-capable device to the library to connect.

Please visit the front desk to sign our Wireless Internet Policy (you'll only need to do this once). We'll give you the password and you'll be ready to surf the Internet.

If you have any questions, please call (610) 494-3454, extension 204.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chester City Second Annual Anti-Violence March


This Saturday June 25, 2011 MAYOR BUTLER and The ANTI-VIOLENCE NETWORK presents:
The 2nd Annual Anti-Violence March
10 am start at MLK Memorial Park

The March is to raise awareness of this issue that plagues our community and to remember those lost to violence.

You can wear a T-shirt with your love one
Or a plain white t-shirt to represent unity
The 1st 100 will receive a red & white Chester Anti-Violence Network T-Shirts for Free!

Goods for Guns 10am-2pm

Drop off any gun to the nearest Chester Fire Station (14th Edgemont Ave. or 3rd Central Ave.) and receive up to $200 in gift cards.
No BB Guns, Starter pistols, or air rifles and No questions asked!!

Community Day for Peace

Sun Village Park 11:00am-3:00pm
Live music, motivational speakers, performances
Basketball 3 on 3 Tournaments
Refreshments and more!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Kevin Jones and John Mobley Football Camp in Chester again this July

 Camp Information
Boys and Girls Ages 7 to 18 years of age
July 5th-July 8th
Memorial Park
Chester, Pa
Non-Contact Offensive and Defensive Skills Camp
City of Chester Department of Recreation
1 W. 4th St. City Hall Chester, Pa 19013 610 447-7784 (Office) 610 447-7731 (Fax)

Chester Rec. has teamed up with Kevin Jones formerly of the Chicago Bears and John Mobley formerly of the Denver Broncos to host our 4th annual offensive and defensive football camp. Ages for the camp are 7 years old to 18 years old for both girls and boys. The youth will learn some skills that they will be able to take with them in their quest to become a good football player. The players will be tested in the pro agility test, forty-yard dash, vertical jump, passing, and punting. All players must register by June 30th.

Free camp which includes *t-Shirts, medals, and free lunch if needed

Camp Site and Time
  • Monday thru Friday 9am-3:00pm.
  • The camp will be held at Memorial Park, 7th and Engle St., Chester, PA.
Camp Highlights
  • Your child is going to learn the game of football, compete against other campers and accomplish their own personal goals.
  • Each child will be taught the basic fundamentals of football.
  • We will support your child’s area of interests in football and supply him/her with some helpful techniques.
  • Our camp will also focus on strengthening your child’s conditioning, speed, agility, and coordination.
Some Areas of Concentration
  • Lineman- Stance, Run Blocking, Pass Blocking, Explosion
  • Wide Receivers/Tight Ends- Explosion, Pass Routes, Ball Handling, Run Blocking, Pass Blocking, Stance
  • Running Backs- Cutting, Run Blocking, Pass Blocking, Ball Security.
  • Linebackers- Stance, Tackling, Techniques, Pursuit Angles, Ball Takeaway.
  • Defensive Backs/Safeties- Stance, Explosion, Pass Breakup, Pursuit Angles.
Parent Info
  • No parent will be allowed to come onto the football field once the camp begins.
  • No child under the age of 13 will be allowed to leave without a parent or guardian present.
  • Football cleats are recommended but not required.
  • All youth picked up by 3:00pm

Friday, June 17, 2011

Power Home Remodeling GroupTM Donates Mac Lab at Chester High School


iMacs donated as part of “Power University,” launching in September

As part of its new community outreach initiative “Power University,” Power Home Remodeling Group, the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has donated 12 new iMac computers along with the associated software, accessories and equipment to Chester High School in the City of Chester, PA. The donation is valued at $30,000.  

In January at the ribbon-cutting for its new corporate headquarters in Chester, Power announced its intention to develop a community-based mentorship program called “Power University.” In partnership with the Chester Upland School District, Delaware County Community College, Chester Youth Collaborative and the Chester Education Foundation, the program consists of a three year hands-on class setting with as many as 24 selected Chester high school students. Starting in their Sophomore year, the students will participate in skills-based business and marketing courses and mentorship programs with Power partners. Power University will expose students to real-life business skills that will open the doors to future collegiate and job opportunities — at local universities, Power headquarters or whatever path they choose.

“All of us at Power are looking forward to the start of the Power University program in September, and we know these cutting-edge iMacs will be essential tools in helping students prepare for a technologically driven world post graduation,” said Jeff Kaliner, Power’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “It is our hope that these iMacs along with an aggressive business training curriculum will better prepare and motivate these students to feel more comfortable and competitive in pursuing further education and ultimately thrive in their chosen careers.”

The new iMacs will be installed by Power’s IT department in the chosen Power University classroom within Chester High School. Recruitment is underway for 24 students to join the program, which will last from their sophomore year through graduation. Power University will officially get underway in September for the 2011 – 2012 school year.

“Chester Upland School District is excited for this wonderful partnership which will allow our students the unique experience of working with a successful local company,” said Mark Ornstein, Director of Career and Technical Education, Chester Upland School District. “This program will provide the students with "real world" corporate exposure, and the donation of the iMac lab will allow our students the benefit of learning by utilizing state of the art technology in their classroom.”

For more information about Power and available career opportunities,please visit

About Power Home Remodeling Group

Family-owned since 1992, Power Home Remodeling Group is the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company with more than 900 employees and $135 million in sales. Headquartered in Chester, Pa., Power provides energy-saving and environmentally friendly exterior remodeling solutions toresidents on the East Coast, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC. An Inc. 5000 company, Power has served more than 50,000 homeowners and is recognized as a home improvement leader by its 2009 “Dealer of the Year” award from Window and Door Magazine and the 2010 and 2011 “Top Workplace” from The Philadelphia Inquirer. For more information, please visit