Sheehan to be honored with Lukens Award

Frances Sheehan COATESVILLE –The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum (NISHM) in Coatesville along with Coatesville Savings Bank, announced Tuesday its eleventh annual Rebecca Lukens Award to be presented to noted community-builder, Frances Sheehan, President of Crozier-Keystone Community Foundation. For the past 15 years, Ms. Sheehan served as President and CEO of the Brandywine...

SPCA offers reduced cost spaying in March

WEST CHESTER – The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) will be offering spay/neuter surgeries to residents of Chester County, Delaware County, and New Castle County for just a $20 co-pay during the month of March.  The “Lucky Charms” campaign is the first of three “blitz” campaigns supported by a generous grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. ...

Blue poppies now on display at Longwood

Blue poppies now on display at Longwood Gardens. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Once considered a myth, blue-poppies (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’) are alive and thriving at Longwood Gardens, but only for a limited time. These spectacular flowers—which are native to the high elevations of the Himalayan Mountains—are on display now in Longwood’s Conservatory, one of very few places to see these rare gems. ...

What to Do: Get Happy on Monday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If you’re looking for something fun to do on Monday, you have several good options — “Be Happy,” celebrate the first day of Spring or get a free water ice at any of Rita’s Water Ice locations around the area. It won’t take much of an effort to do all three at the same time. The International Day of Happiness is March 20 — every year...

10th Beech Memorial concert, March 25

KENNETT SQUARE — The Tenth Annual Jonathan Beech Memorial Concert  will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2 P.M., at Kennett High School.  This year’s large work will be five movements of Gabriel Faure’s peacefully uplifting ‘Requiem’.  A unique and meaningful part of this year’s concert will be the premier of the specially-commissioned anthem ‘Peace Will...

Oxford Feed & Lumber to hold ‘peep’ show, March 23

Relax, it’s for fans of chickens A Silver Spangled-Hamburg is among the breeds expected to be on display. OXFORD — Oxford Feed & Lumber invites all backyard poultry fans to Union Fire House, 315 Market St., Oxford on Thursday, March 23 for their first Peep Show! Highlighting the evening’s agenda will be 20 rare varieties of chicks available for purchase that evening only. Registration,...

What To Do: Kennett Symphony’s annual Children’s concert

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Children of all ages can benefit from being introduced to the joy of listening to classical music. The Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363, www.kennettsymphony.org) supports this premise by presenting its “Annual Children’s Concert & Post-Concert Instrument Zoo” every spring to give young children exposure to live classical music. This...

Event to build community food boxes, March 11

DOWNINGTOWN – It Takes a Village (Chester County) will be holding a community event March 11 at 10 am at Caln Park to build Community Food Boxes. Five boxes will be assembled by volunteers, painted by local children and artists, and placed in public parks throughout Downingtown, Caln and Coatesville where they will provide instant access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to those in...

Brandywine Hills Point-To-Point celebrates 75 years

Jay Meister on Tom Bob, Bunny Meister & Billy Meister on Freeman’s Hill (left to right) after finishing the 1988 Maryland Hunt Cup. EAST MARLBOROUGH — On Sunday, April 2, the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point celebrates its 75th year. Brandywine Red Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center on Route 842, approximately six miles west of West Chester and three miles east of Unionville, will...

Unionville High School will present, Mary Poppins, with performances on March 16th, 17th and 18th at 7:30pm. The Broadway musical version of this beloved Disney classic will be brought to life for the community with an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. Share in the magic as Mary flies and Bert climbs the walls! ...