What To Do: Strawberry festival is always a sweet time

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Strawberry festival The unofficial start of summer arrived last weekend and the official start of summer is just around the corner. The weather is warm, municipal and private pools are open and school is almost done for the year. Another sure sign is the arrival of the annual Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival. This weekend, the...

What To Do: June means Strawberry Festival time

No reason to stay home with so many fun events in the area By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times TheBrandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival is a Chester County tradition. You know that summer is knocking on the door when the weekend for the annual Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival arrives. This weekend, the 45th Annual Strawberry Festival will take place...

What To Do: 44th annual Strawberry Festival rocks

Also: Downingtown Fine Arts Fest, Bonsai at Brandywine River Museum By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times One of the best signs that summer is just around the corner is the annual Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival. This weekend, the 44th Annual Strawberry Festival will take place on the grounds of the Brandywine Hospital (201 Reeceville Road, Coatesville, 610-380-9080,...

Brandywine Health Foundation announces $125K in grants

Coatesville Library, Coatesville Youth Initiative, Rotary, Thorndale Fire Co, among recipients COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation announced grants Tuesday totaling $125,042, bringing the foundation’s giving since it began awarding grants in 2002 to over $12.3 million, including $1.5 million in grants in 2014. Frances M. Sheehan, President and CEO of the Brandywine Health Foundation...

Letter: Strawberry Fest a record breaking success

To the Editor, It is with great pride and gratitude that we are able to report that this year’s Strawberry Festival was a record breaking success!  Thanks to generous underwriting support from PECO and First Niagara, Brandywine Hospital, hundreds of volunteers who planned and worked throughout the four-day event, and the many businesses and non-profit organizations donating time and money, the...

What To Do: Super Sunday, Strawberries and more

By Denny Dyroff, Correspondent, The Times The Josh Olmstead Band is among the live music acts performing at SuperSunday, this Sunday in West Chester. In addition to live music, there will be rides, vendors, food and all sorts of fun for the entire family.This weekend’s schedule of special events has plenty of options for enjoying a fun day — especially with a wide variety of the area’s most...

Poised for colorful assault of ‘yarn bombs’

Learn how to knit, crochet – and unwind – at Art Partners Studio Art Partners Studio, Coatesville’s mecca for creativity, is adding a Yarn Club to its summer lineup. Participants – ages 12 and up – will have an opportunity to learn the basics of knitting and crocheting and assist with some community projects, including making scarves for those in need and creating public art...

Coatesville Farmers Market to relocate in June

New location near Brandywine Hospital deemed better for growth By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Big changes are coming for the Coatesville Farmers Market, which will relocate near Brandywine Hospital after two seasons at Gateway Park in the city. Organizer Yvonne Post said that despite intensive efforts to involve the downtown community – such as offering free space to vendors...

Garden Party: Appetizing way to support community

Annual Brandywine Health Foundation event a kickoff for Strawberry Festival Marvin and Phyllis Stewart were among the guests who enjoyed last year’s Garden Party. Superb ambience, gourmet cuisine, spectacular fireworks, and the knowledge of supporting a worthy cause await guests of the Brandywine Health Foundation’s 11th annual Garden Party on Wednesday, May 22. Held at Springbank Farm,...