County historical society gets $80K grant from state

WEST CHESTER — State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) will receive $80,000 in state funding for facility and roofing repairs. “Chester County is home to a rich history dating back to the days of William Penn, and that history has been meticulously documented and preserved thanks to the efforts of so many patrons, supporters, staff members,...

What To Do: Things looking up for Father’s Day

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Fatherfest at the American Helicopter Museum. If there is a blimp, a helicopter or a bald eagle in the sky above you, it’s almost a certainty that you’re going to look up. If it’s a helicopter, the sound of the plane also attracts your attention. Checking out a chopper flying overhead is virtually impossible to resist.    Send...

Fund for Women and Girls adds new staffers

Cynthia Jaros WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG) welcomed two seasoned professionals, Cynthia Jaros and Maeve Kelly, to its dedicated and growing staff. In her new role as Development Director, Cynthia will direct and support CCFWG’s development program, including building relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and resource development...

Step It Up Winners honored

Coatesville On The Move announced the winners of a six-week walking competition among local teams from businesses, churches, school and local organizations. The winners of this spring’s competition were were the “Med Walkers” of Med Center 100 in Exton. COATESVILLE — Coatesville On The Move, an initiative of Activate Chester County, recently concluded their spring Step It Up...

Family Promise honored for fight against homelessness

Susan Minarchi, executive director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County pictured left with Chester County Fund for Women and Girls executive director Michelle Legaspi Sánchez. KENNETT SQUARE — Family Promise of Southern Chester County (FPSCC) was recognized and rewarded for its efforts to alleviate family homelessness by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG). Family Promise...

Wings for Success holds successful fundraiser

The event committee for Wine With Wings. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Wings for Success hosted its first fund-raiser in the Kennett Square area on June 1. Wine with Wings, a wine tasting event held at Kennett Square Golf & Country Club was a sold-out event with nearly 150 people attending. The evening offered wines provided by Patone Cellars, a Landenberg area winery, with foods paired specifically...

Homeless shelters, Good Samaritan & Bridge of Hope to merge

From left, Simon Brain, Board President and Francesca Crane, Interim Executive Director, Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties, alongside Nate Hoffer, Executive Director and David Cagliola, Chairman of Good Samaritan Shelter at the announcement of the plans to merge the two organizations. Two established non-profits that serve the homeless population of Chester and Lancaster Counties...

2017 County Farm Products Guide is available

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council) announced the availability of the 2017 Chester County Local Farm Products Guide. The guide includes a list of over 120 farm producers, a map showing where to find a wide variety of farm-fresh products, and profiles of a local Olympic equestrian, the county’s Farmer of the Year award...

United Way shatters goal with PBJ fundraiser

United Way of Chester County and the Chester County Food Bank teamed up again this year for the 3rd annual Community PB&J for United Way Drive. This year’s friendly competition collected more than 23,500 pounds of peanut butter & jelly. Pictured here are representatives from Shire Pharmaceuticals along with the Keller Williams-Matt Gorham Group. These top two collecting teams combined...

What To Do: Longwood celebrates new fountains with Gilbert & Sullivan

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times HMS Pinafore at Longwood Gardens. In addition to the re-opening of its fountains in June, Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company on June 9 and 10. The Savoy Company, which is the oldest amateur theater company in the world, is dedicated solely to the production...