Benchmark CU offering scholarships to Chesco area students

Benchmark Federal Credit Union’s Rebecca Worthington presents a scholarship check for $4,000 to Emily O’Brien, who graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School last June and is attending West Chester University. Benchmark Federal Credit Union has opened a call for entries to Chester County-area students as well as existing membership to compete for five college scholarships totaling $15,000. Three...

What To Do: Shake off that cabin fever

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Science Saturday If you have kids and you’re looking for different ways to help them deal with cabin fever, there are several good options. On Saturdays in February and March, Hagley Museum and Library (Route 141, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-658-2400, www.hagley.org) presents a special event called “Science Saturday.” Visitors of all ages are invited...

Film on Hannum wins WINNIE award

Christianna Hannum Goodnight Ladies, a 37-minute documentary film about the world’s most famous Master of Fox Hounds, Nancy Penn Smith Hannum, has won a WINNIE award at the Equus Film Festival for best of Equestrian History. Directed by Christianna Hannum, Nancy’s granddaughter, the adventure film is an epic story of a woman whose passion for her sport was unbridled. Christianna said, “My...

Proposals sought for mental health/drug addiction assistance

COATESVILLE — The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) of the Brandywine Health Foundation announced Monday that they are requesting proposals from organizations dedicated to providing mental health and/or substance use programs that treat individuals in a holistic and trauma-informed manner.    Send article as PDF   

What To Do: Love — and chocolate — is in the air

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Chocolate Fest Once the Christmas holidays are over, the dog days of winter start to set in. A holiday is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter and Valentine’s Day is always equal to the task. Valentine’s Day Weekend has arrived so here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart. There...

Tickets still available for UCF Ed. Foundation Golden Gala

Tickets are still on sale for the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation’s Golden Gala — to be held this Saturday at The Gables in Pennsbury. The annual event raises funds to be used to enhance the educational experience for students in UCF School District. Tickets are $75 for non- Education Foundation members and $65 for members.     Send article as PDF   ...

What To Do: Before a ‘Super’ Sunday, Plein Air and more on Saturday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Plein Air in Chadds Ford Okay, it’s a given that most of you will be hunkered down Sunday to watch all 19 hours of pregame — and of course, Super Bowl 52 featuring the Philadelphia Eagles. Even if you don’t love football, there’s local pride, the commercials — and yes, the food. So, even from here, we can see the big red crossout on...

Polar Plunge slated for Feb. 10

Winter enthusiasts will make a splash at the 10th Annual Polar Plunge to be held February 10, 2018 at the Brandywine Picnic Park in West Chester. The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) hosts the event to get outdoors and raise awareness about their conservation work in the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the event to start at 11:30 a.m. The event will be...

Free CPR classes at Longwood Fire Company

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company is offering two free CPR classes on Monday, February 19, 2018, at the station. “Longwood provides many services to our community and the free CPR classes are important for our citizens,” Longwood Chief A. J. McCarthy said. “We are happy to partner with Penn Medicine Chester County in providing these classes.”    Send article...

What To Do: Remembering the art of Weymouth

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth “Frolic” did more than just frolic and lead the carriage parade each year at Winterthur’s Point-to-Point event. In addition to his roles as founder and board chairman of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, a philanthropist, and a land and cultural conservationist, George A. “Frolic”...