Backpack event to help foster kids, May 21

DOWNINGTOWN – It Takes a Village (Chester County) will be holding a community event on May 21 at the Annex to Downingtown’s Borough Hall, 4 W Lancaster Ave, to assemble backpacks for children entering the foster care system in Chester County. Over 100 back packs and contents will be donated and assembled by Village members, then provided through social workers and foster parents to children...

What To Do: Viva El Cinco De Mayo!

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Don’t worry about the rising prices of avocados. Don’t think twice about the higher cost of making guacamole. Nothing puts a damper on the celebration of Cinco de Mayo in this area. Cinco De Mayo is day for partying — one of the biggest party days of the year for the people of Mexican descent. But, just as you don’t have to be Irish to party...

UHS Color Guard wins 1st Place in SE Pa.

The Unionville High School Color Guard won the southeast region competition with a show featuring a theme of Dracula. Unionville High School’s Indoor Color Guard was crowned first place champions in Tournament Indoor Association’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Region. They achieved a season-high score of 91.54 in the Scholastic A Division. This was Unionville’s first year competing in this upper...

What To Do: Yellow Springs Art Show celebrates 44 years

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Yellow Springs Art Show The Yellow Springs Art Show got its start back in 1973 as a free event featuring a variety of artists displaying their work on clotheslines. It has changed immeasurably since then and has become one of the largest and most prestigious annual art shows in the Delaware Valley. The Yellow Springs Art Show, which is still free and...

Benefit Open Mic night at UHS, April 28

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School students will perform at an open mic night, benefitting Oral Cancer Awareness, Friday April 28 in the school’s cyber cafe. Proceeds from the event — the door entry fee — will support Oral Cancer Awareness. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

Costello salutes art contest winners

Hannah Atchinson, Rachel Voshell,Elizabeth Gay and Juliet Roncace ere honored as winners of the Sixth Congressional District Art Contest. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6), a member of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Caucus and a strong supporter of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), today congratulated the...

Gunsense offers ‘Building Bridges’ workshop, May 2

Gun Sense Chester County (formerly The Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence) is offering a “public invited workshop” for anyone interested in learning techniques for building thoughtful discussion on issues related to gun violence prevention. The workshop is called “Building Bridges.” It’s designed to teach skills and approaches that can help foster conversations that avoid...

What To Do: Earth Day, more important than ever

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Earth Day has been becoming more necessary every year. Now, because of the political turn of events in last November, efforts to protect the earth are crucial. Earth Day has been featuring celebrations all around the world for more than 40 years. There are a number of special Earth Day festivities in the area this weekend, including the “Earth Day Walk...

HPP to offer YMCA fitness memberships for Medicaid/Medicare members

PHILADELPHIA — Health Partners Plans (HPP) is expanding its commitment to health care with a new partnership with YMCA of Greater Brandywine. For the first time, many Medicaid members will be eligible for fitness memberships – covered by HPP for a full calendar year from when they enroll — at one of seven YMCA locations in Chester County. Medicare and CHIP recipients will also have access...

UHS grad launches kids’ book series focused on shelter dogs

CHICAGO —  This month, 2011 Unionville High School graduate and current Chicago author Savy Leiser launched a new series of children’s books called The Furever Home Friends. Each book tells the story of a real dog who has lived in an animal shelter or rescue, and their journey to adoption. Each character also has a corresponding 12-inch flannel stuffed animal. To fund the production of the...