Longwood gears up for Christmas with a French accent

A Longwood Christmas runs November 23–January 7. Photo by Daniel Traub. EAST MARLBOROUGH — There is only one way to describe Longwood Gardens French-inspired holiday display . . . c’est magnifique! Explore the warm 4-acre conservatory and be enchanted by fanciful topiary and more than 50 trees adorned in classic holiday tones boasting sparkling crystal ornaments reminiscent of the splendor...

Elected officials, students mark 230 anniversary of signing of Constitution

: Legislators, dignitaries and students gather to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. WEST CHESTER — On September 17, 1787, eleven years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, 39 delegates came together to sign the United States Constitution. On September 18, 2017, more than 50 students came together to commemoratively sign it again at...

Officials celebrate opening of Rt. 926 bridge

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Various state and local officials cut the ribbon for the new Route 926 bridge. From left: State Rep. Carolyn Comitta (F-156), a local vet office mascot, Chester County Commissioner Chair Michelle Kichline, State Rep. Steve Barrar (R-160) and Unionville-Chadds Ford Superintendent of Schools John Sanville. POCOPSON — More than 100 people showed up to celebrate...

What To Do: Ring in 2017 in Kennett Square

Mushroom Drop is just one great local way to celebrate New Years By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The biggest party night of the year is upon us. Saturday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style at its annual “Midnight in the Square” (downtown Kennett Square, midnightinthesquare.com). Young children and their parents...

Uptown! plans New Year’s Eve Grand Opening celebration

WEST CHESTER – On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2016, UPTOWN! Entertainment Alliance will host a Grand Opening Celebration for its new theater. Since the nonprofit organization first found a home for West Chester’s new theater at the National Guard Armory three years ago, it has looked forward to this seminal moment. Uptown!’s New Year’s Eve Gala, The Celebration of the Century, will showcase...

LCH celebrates National Health Center week

The week of August 7 – 13 is dedicated to celebrating the work of the 1,300 health centers in the United States that provide care in 9,000 sites to 24 million patients (Health Resources and Services Administration). La Comunidad Hispana (LCH), southern Chester County’s own community health center to over 5,500 residents, is joining the celebration for the first time this year. “We are really...

Coatesville gears up to celebrate centennial

Planning committee announced, logo contest planned COATESVILLE — The City of Coatesville’s Centennial is just around the corner on April 27, 2015.  Get ready for some fun and fabulous celebrations throughout the year!  To kick off this significant anniversary, the city is holding a 2015 Coatesville Centennial Logo Design contest open to students living in the Coatesville Area School District...

Ringing in the New Year – ‘Chester County style’

Mushroom Drop draws big crowd in second year [slideshow_deploy id=’8741′] By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times The now nationally-famous, giant illuminated ‘Midnight in the Square’ mushroom leading Chester County’s countdown to 2015. KENNETT SQUARE — Mushroom mania was alive and well during the second annual ‘Midnight in the Square’ New Year’s Eve celebration. Thousands...

Tick Tock celebrating 50 years of learning

Still filling large need for pre- and after-school care By Gretchen Parisi, Special to The Times Two very happy youngsters enjoy quality time on the slide at Tick Tock Early Learning Center, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special event, May 31 — the Party In The Preserve — at ChesLen Preserve. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “war on poverty,” the St. Louis...