New kayak racks installed at Kerr Park

The new kayak rack and information kiosk in Kerr Park. DOWNINGTOWN — Kayakers at Kerr Park now have an easier way to access the Brandywine Creek thanks to a partnership between the Brandywine Conservancy, Downingtown Borough’s Park and Recreation Commission, and the Lionville Boy Scout Troop 220. Working together, staff and volunteers installed a canoe and kayak storage rack and an information...

Pocopson OKs grant application to plant 800-850 new trees

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The green outlined areas are where trees are planned to be planted in Pocopson in 2018. POCOPSON – Township supervisors expressed excitement on Monday evening, unanimously approve a grant application to plant 800-850 trees on township property. Chair Ricki Stumpo, Vice-Chair Elaine DiMonte and Supervisor Alice Balsama were quick to approve the motion for...

Pennsbury moves to transfer easements to Brandywine Conservancy

Concerns over Mendenhall historic structures being vandalized By Kris Firey-Poling, Staff Writer, The Times Supervisor Wendell Fenton accepts a printed copy of Pennsbury’s first known map from Historical Commission Chair Lynn Luft at Pennsbury’s board of supervisors meeting. PENNSBURY — The township’s Board of Supervisors focused on properties, agreements, and swimming pools at Wednesday...

East Bradford lauded for environmental advocacy

Township receives inaugural award from Natural Lands Trust, CCATO Mandie Cantlin (from left), assistant East Bradford Township manager; Ernie Holling, president of the Chester County Association of Township Officials; Molly Morrison, president of Natural Lands Trust; and East Bradford Township Supervisor John Snook celebrate the township’s Growing Greener Communities Award. East Bradford...

Burgeoning regional brewery notches another Victory

Downingtown beer company wins state environmental award Victory Brewing Co. co-founders Ron Barchet (left) and Bill Covaleski accept the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Business Leadership Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) earlier this month. The Victory Brewing Company was recently awarded the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Business Leadership Award by the...

Down-home brewery notches another Victory

Downingtown beer company wins state sustainability award Victory Brewing Co. co-founders Ron Barchet (left) and Bill Covaleski accept the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Business Leadership Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) earlier this month. The Victory Brewing Company was recently awarded the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Business Leadership Award by the...

Willowdale plant sale to honor horticulturist’s legacy

Proceeds from Garden Club’s event will benefit area beautification Cardinal flower, iris, salvia, sedum, columbine, ginger, butterfly weed and many more floral varieties will be available at the West Chester Garden Club’s Third Annual Plant Sale on Thursday. Held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landhope Farms market in Willowdale, this year’s sale honors the late Paula Latta Coyne, a renowned...

Champion of compassion gets recognized

Betty Moran honored for work with Chester County Fund for Women and Girls Betty Moran was honored by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls at its ‘Making a Difference’ luncheon on Wednesday. Photo by Campli Photography Before a sold-out crowd of several hundred, a Chester County philanthropist known for avoiding the limelight took center stage at the Chester County Fund for Women and...

Historical Society raising bar on heritage lessons

 Whip Tavern will host ‘History on Tap’ program on Oct. 23 The Whip Tavern will be the site of the next “History on Tap” program by the Chester County Historical Society. Engaging history will be brewing on Oct. 23 at the Whip Tavern in West Marlborough Township. The scenic venue is a fitting backdrop for the latest chapter of “History on Tap,” a traveling program presented...