Family turns Girls On The Run into team effort

Hal Marshall, and his granddaughters Grace, Ellie and daughter Kimberly Howell. WEST CHESTER – At his age, Hal Marshall, a retired teacher from Tredyffrin/Easttown School District, figured there wasn’t much he hadn’t already seen. But next Saturday is expected to be like none other for him. That’s when his 49-year-old daughter, Kimberly, who has had learning disabilities since birth, and...

What To Do: Downingtown Parade, Kennett Solstice ring in holidays

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade. Downingtown has always been a neighborly town – so neighborly that it has an annual event schedule that includes Good Neighbor Day each summer and Good Neighbor Christmas (downtown Downingtown, http://www.dtownchristmas.com) every winter. On December 10, Downingtown will host its annual Good Neighbor Christmas...

More than 600 kids expected to celebrate with 5K run

The 2015 event was a big success and this year looks to be even better, YMCA officials say. DOWNINGTOWN — More than 600 girls and boys from the Girls on the Run and STRIDE after-school programs at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine will celebrate their achievements with a 5K run on Dec. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. These dedicated runners will take to the track at Downingtown West High School, 445 Manor...

Golf tourney to aid county’s 7th graders

Chester County businesses will have the chance to present their best golfers to play for a great cause when the YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s 7th Annual Chester County Corporate Championship tees off Oct. 3. Held at the Old Course at Stonewall, the 2016 two-person better ball challenge offers winners a championship trophy, bragging rights and visibility. Precor is the presenting sponsor for the...

Disappointment voiced with CASD custodial agreement

Board reworks deal with YMCA for City Camp program By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times School board president Dean Snyder spoke of the agreement between the Coatesville Area School District and the YMCA for the Coatesville City Camp to be held at Scott Middle School from June 13 through August 19. CALN – In a decision that has proven to be unpopular due to cuts in wages, and a reduction...

YMCA caps youth running program with 5K, June 4

More than 1,500 girls and boys from throughout Chester County will show the teamwork and confidence they’ve learned as two important YMCA of Greater Brandywine after-school programs end their season with a 5K event set for 9 a.m. June 4.  The Y’s largest classes of participants ever for Girls on the Run and STRIDE will lace up their sneakers and put their lessons in action during the family...

YMCA celebrates national day of prayer

Tapping its historic roots, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine will join countless organizations across the country today in celebrating the National Day of Prayer. Founded to help Americans revive with their spiritual lives, the Y will host a variety of activities to kindle or rekindle the joy and power that can be found in prayer.    Send article as PDF    ...

Kennett Y hold blood registry drive March 12

KENNETT SQUARE — Every three minutes in the United States someone is diagnosed with blood cancer, according to Delete Blood Cancer, DKMS. A bone marrow transplant is the best chance of survival; however 70% of those diagnosed must look outside of their families for a donor. The Kennett YMCA, in partnership with Delete Blood Cancer – DKMS, is hosting a donor registry drive on March 12, from...

YMCA to host free screening of addiction film

WEST CHESTER — While the stats may be grim – with some 22 million Americans suffering from addiction and only 1 in 10 ever receiving treatment – the YMCA of Greater Brandywine is working to offer help and hope to those impacted by the grip of addiction. Partnering with Kacie’s Cause and the Chester County Chapter of Pennsylvania Recovery Organization – Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT),...

YMCA honors employees for excellence

Stephanie Price (right) of the West Chester Area Y branch, received the Employee of the Year Award for her work in child watch. Pictured here with Teri Edgar, executive director of the West Chester Area Y. WEST CHESTER — The YMCA of Greater Brandywine hosted their 2nd annual Celebration of Excellence on Feb. 4 at the Mendenhall Inn. This event celebrates Y employees and their commitment to the...