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! ...

Chesco United Way holds financial stability forum

Combined group effort of Chester County legislators and social services organizations addressed the under and unemployment challenges in Chester County at the annual United Way of Chester County Financial Stability Forum. DOWNINGTOWN – United Way of Chester County hosted its fifth annual financial stability forum, connecting representatives from ten legislative offices alongside twenty-six non-profit...

Local resident treats 75 girls from Coatesville to movie

By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times The 75 girls and 12 chaperones gathered with Alphonso Newsuan at New Life in Fellowship Church in Coatesville before going to the Movie Tavern in Exton to see Hidden Figures COATESVILLE – As the result of a great idea from local resident, Alphonso Newsuan, 75 African-American girls living in the Coatesville Area School District were recently treated to...

What To Do: Time for Kennett Winterfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Something special is brewing in Kennett Square this weekend — a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Fifth Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 25 from 12:30-4 p.m. at 600 South Broad Street in Kennett...

What To Do: Cirque Zuma Zuma comes to W. Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cirque Zuma Zuma Even long-time circus fans who have attended many, many circus performances have still probably never seen anything like Cirque Zuma Zuma. The show is frequently described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. Area fans will have the opportunity to catch a live show by the unique entertainment act when WCU Live! presents Cirque Zuma Zuma...

Great Dames to launch 2017 speaker series

WILMINGTON — This year, Great Dames is celebrating women who paved the path for other women. In the spring of 2017, we will Celebrate Women “Firsts” through a three-part monthly speaker series launching in March. The March 20 launch event will feature panelists Chief Natasha Norwood Carmine, first woman chief of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe and Alisa Morkides, founder of Delaware’s biggest...

CYI now accepting applications for 2017 ServiceCorps

Also seeking local businesses to mentor students Earl Johnson, Chief of Voluntary Service at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with 2016 program participants COATESVILLE -Applications are now open for the Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI) 2017 ServiceCorps; a highly selective, rigorous (and very fun) summer leadership program available to residents aged 14 to 18 who reside in the Coatesville...

What To Do: One word: chocolate!

Kennett Chocolate Festival is sweet treat before Valentine’s By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Chocolate takes center stage at the annual Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival. 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...