What To Do: You won’t have to ‘Labor’ to find fun this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The clues have been showing up all week – kids are back in school, evening temperatures have been cool, a change is in the air. In case you haven’t noticed, summer is sneaking out the back door. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re already into September. Today is September 1 — the first Friday of the month.    Send...

Clerk of Courts office collecting school items for Chesco Domestic Violence Center

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Clerk of Courts office is collecting needed school supplies for the children served by the county’s Domestic Violence Center. “The children need the supplies to help them succeed,” said Clerk of Courts Robin L. Marcello. “The children are living in difficult circumstances and having new school materials will be a great boost to them as they start the...

Fundraising for gun-buy back concert, Sept. 2

CALN — A fundraising concert with pop, rock, gospel and folk musicians and performers is open to the public sponsored by several organizations to raise donations for a Gun “Buyback” program. The event will take place at the Coatesville Area Senior High School – 9/10 Center Auditorium, 1425/1445 East Lincoln Avenue (Route 30) Coatesville. It’s timed to start at 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on...

Moskowitz named new president of Colonial Theatre

Marian Moskowitz PHOENIXVILLE — The Colonial Theatre, the historic non-profit movie palace, announces changes to its board of directors that take effect on Friday, September 1. At its most recent meeting, the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT) named Marian D. Moskowitz as its new president. Marian succeeds Kenneth B. Mumma who steps down on August 31 but will continue to serve on the...

What To Do: Go get really bugged this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times David Rogers’ Big Bugs People often tend to swat or squash insects when they encounter them — but that’s not always a good thing. There are many insects who deserve respect and need your love. This weekend, bug lovers will join with the staff at Tyler Arboretum (515 Painter Road, Media, 610-566-9134, www.tylerarboretum.org) for a special event...

Brandywine Health Foundation seeks grant applications

COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation’s 2017 fall grantmaking request for proposals is now available on-line at www.brandywinefoundation.org. Non-profit organizations serving the Greater Coatesville Area that meet the foundation’s strategic priorities are welcome to apply.  The grant application deadline is Thursday, October 5, 2017.    Send article as PDF...

County to participate in Overdose Awareness Day, Aug. 31

As part of Chester County’s commitment to tackle the opioid and heroin epidemic, the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces the County’s participation in “International Overdose Awareness Day” on Thursday, August 31, 2017.  On this day, the County will be joining communities around the world in encouraging residents, businesses and organizations to raise awareness...

What To Do: Symphony under the stars at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times You can triple your pleasure if you visit Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org/nightscape) on August 19. The featured attraction will be a concert by Kennett Symphony of Chester County at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood’s Open Air Theater. Visitors to the site will also be able to check out Longwood’s amazing...

Community event to battle homelessness, Aug. 22

WEST CHESTER — Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s initiative to end homelessness, is hosting a free community event on the front lawn of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High Street in West Chester, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22nd.  Held as part of Decade to Doorways Week of Advocacy and Awareness, the free event will include food, live music, the Humanizing Homelessness...

LCH named Level Three Medical Home

KENNETT SQUARE — La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) announced this week  its new designation as a Level Three Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). LCH has been a Patient Centered Medical Home since 2012, but was recently upgraded to the highest possible quality designation, level three. For more than 40 years, LCH has provided health care and social services to low-income individuals across southern...