What To Do: A mysterious First Friday in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Friday is August 3 and that means it is August’s first Friday. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from...

Mushroom Farmers award scholarships to area students

Community Awareness Committee Member Keith Silfee, Joseph Davidson, Natalie Savaiko and David Alonzo. Fourteen college-bound high school seniors from four area high schools were awarded scholarships from the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s Community Awareness Committee (CAC), the group announced today. Thirteen received the Sara Manning Scholarship ($1,000) and one received the Rob Ferranto...

PennDOT shuts Rt. 82 Bridge in Kennett due to ‘serious deterioration’

The area in Kennett Township impacted by the bridge closure. Image Courtesy PennDOT. The bridge carrying Route 82 (Creek Road) over East Branch of Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, is closed indefinitely due to serious deterioration of the beams, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. Route 82 (Creek Road) will be closed near the intersection of Old Kennett Road...

Iacocca hopes to keep serving community as District Justice

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Al Iacocca If you know Unionville or Kennett well, you’ve probably bumped into Al Iacocca. Maybe more than once. The local attorney and fixture with various local civil groups is hoping to continue his service to the community as its next District Justice, which he sees as a logical extension of his current work with kids and the community throughout the Unionville...

Unionville holds off Kennett, 50-36, in wild one

Unionville’s Connor Schilling led a potent Indian run attack as they held off a tough Kennett team, Friday night. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT SQUARE – In the aftermath of a wild, high scoring contest between neighboring rivals, both Unionville and Kennett find themselves with more questions than answers after the Indians’ 50-36, Friday night, in Ches Mont American action. For...

KMC Gymnastics racks up wins at states, worlds

The KMC USAIGC girls’ gymnastics team. KENNETT SQUARE — The KMC USAIGC girls’ gymnastics team from Kennett Square finished up their 2017 season with a number of impressive wins at the State, Regional, and World Championships. Leading KMC to victory were coaches Iryna Aliyevska, Jerry Fix, and Don Furrer. Below are the results from each of the championship meets.    Send...

La Comunidad celebrates opening of dental clinic

LCH cuts the ribbon with the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Left to right: Dr. Robert Kraus DDS Chester County Endonendontics, Paola Rosas LCH Board Member, Steve Castellano LCH Operations Director, Alisa Jones LCH President and CEO, Shelly Tucker LCH Board Member, Margarita Garay Zarco LCH Director of Human Resources Education and Workforce Development, Jeanne Casner LCH Board Vice-Chair,...

Unionville overpowers Kennett in second half, 34-14

Indians’ one win from clinching tie for Ches Mont American title Unionville’s Bryce McManus looks to shut down a throw by Kennett Quartback Jake Dilcher, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT SQUARE — Regardless of their respective records, there’s one game that the Unionville and Kennett High School football teams circle on their schedule:...

Love Seed Mama Jump to rock Nixon Park, Sept. 18

KENNETT SQUARE —  Rock the Park 2016, a live concert by local sensation Love Seed Mama Jump, is planned for Kennett Square’s Anson B. Nixon Park on Sunday, September 18. The Park gates at North Walnut Road in Kennett Square open at 2 pm.  Due to a huge turnout in 2015, Love Seed Mama Jump is returning for what promises to be another great show that will get the audience up on their feet and...

What To Do: Cinco De Mayo in Kennett

Also, Sheep and Wool Day, and Goats By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times 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 celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t have to be Mexican to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. With the huge Hispanic population in southern Chester County, Kennett...