Mayor’s 5K will help take on gender-based violence

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DOWNINGTOWN — Working to help fight for victims of gender-based violence is something few could argue with, but for some, it is an issue driven by deeply personal experiences, experiences that force one to take action, rather than sit back. Borough Mayor Josh Maxwell certainly falls into that latter category. He has been a tireless advocate for victims of such...

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...

Martinez announces run for Downingtown Mayor

Adrian Martinez Adrian Martinez, a civic leader, businessman and artist, announces his candidacy for Mayor of Downingtown. “I’ve raised my family in Downingtown, operated a small business and volunteered with community organizations,” Martinez said. “I believe in serving my neighbors and have done so over the years. Downingtown needs a mayor willing to promote the borough while preserving...

Dinniman: Downingtown to get $900K for trails, sidewalks

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced last week that Downingtown Borough will receive $916,600 in federal funding to install a new trail and sidewalks.  The Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant will be used to install a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail along Woodbine Avenue and 6-foot-wide sidewalk along a portion of Lincoln Highway.     Send article as PDF   ...

No more whining: now you can get your vino at Wegmans

Over 400 varieties available for sale seven day a week By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times The Downingtown Wegmans Wine Shop officially opened for sales Friday morning. DOWNINGTOWN – First beer, now wine – Wegmans in Downingtown is among the first of 200 grocery stores that is able to sell wine and they celebrated by popping the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine Friday with state...

Letter: Yaworski’s passing a loss for Downingtown, community

To The Editor, Downingtown, Chester County and country lost a leader during the Labor Day weekend when Michael Yaworski died at the age of 92. He was one of the few remaining veterans of the U. S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Yaworski served on the USS Arctic, which was a refrigeration supply ship assigned to the Pacific Theater fleet. He achieved the rank of Boatswain’s Mate and was a gunner...

Friends Fall Festival, Oct. 8

Face painting is just one of the fun activities at this weekend’s Friends Fall festival. DOWNINGTOWN — Bring the whole family and join us for a pleasant fall day at the Friends Fall Festival, filled with the freshly painted faces of laughing children, gently used thrift items, a garden sale, scrumptious baked goods and homemade cooking, a silent auction, vendors selling quality items, and...

Downingtown Summer Jam back for 2nd year, June 24

The initial Downingtown Summer Jam was a big success in 2015. This year’s event appears to be even bigger. DOWNINGTOWN — The second Downingtown Summer Jam Series opens on Friday, June 24 at the Concert Gazebo in Kerr Park with four musicians and groups. “Last year’s series was a great success,” said Becca Settle, Chair of the Downingtown Main Street Association. “We’re excited...

Flowers by Jena Paige blooms in Downingtown

Downingtown High grad lives dream of opening hometown shop By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Flowers by Jena Paige is Downingtown’s newest business on Lancaster Avenue and features floral arrangements, floral designs for weddings and events and an elegant gift shop. Photo credit: Flowers by Jena Paige DOWNINGTOWN – New business, Flowers by Jena Paige, is taking the borough by...

Reward offered in killing of pet dogs

Buddha was reported missing from his Downingtown home Thursday and ultimately found dead along with another family dog. Authorities have offered a reward to anyone with information as who was responsible. Authorities are looking for information about who might have killed a pair of beloved pet dogs in Downingtown, Thursday. On Thursday, the Brandywine Valley SPCA was alerted that a dog was missing...