Coatesville PD partners with local organizations to hand out free gun locks on MLK Day

COATESVILLE — On Monday, January 18th the Coatesville City Police Department will partner with CeaseFirePA Education Fund, and the Episcopal of the Trinity Church to dispense free gun locks and promote responsible gun ownership. “According to reports, last year was a record-breaking year for gun sales in Pennsylvania” said Sergeant Rodger Ollis of the City of Coatesville Police Department....

What To Do: As things gradually open up, a celebration of MLK

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Like tulips in the spring, museums are springing back to life around the Delaware Valley. The Museum of the American Revolution (101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, www.amrevmuseum.org) reopened last weekend after a long closure because of the COVID-19 shutdown in Philly. This weekend, the Museum kicks into high gear...

Chester County Sheriff’s Office leads kids ‘Safely Home’

Students from the Garage Community Youth Center in Kennett Square boarded their school bus and headed “safety home” thanks to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Unionville Presbyterian Church and the Iota Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alphoa Sorority, Inc. Pictured left to right are Rev. Annalie Korengel, Unionville Presbyterian Church; Nelson and Cassandra, students at the Garage; Kristin...

What To Do: A time before dinosaurs

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Academy of Natural Sciences During normal times, a visit to a museum was a great way to break up the winter doldrums that accompany January, February and March. This winter, COVID-19 restrictions forced area museums to shutter their doors in late 2020. Fortunately, restrictions on museums have just been lifted by the state. Like a phoenix rising...

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Receives $50K grant from Chesco Community Foundation and County

WEST CHESTER — The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center announced that it has received a  $50,000 grant from the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) and Chester County Commissioners (CCC) to support the venue’s ongoing “Raise Up The Curtain” initiative. As part of CCCF’s and the CCC’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the funds will be used to reopen...

DCCC announces January virtual registration dates for Spring sessions

With the spring 15-week and 7-week sessions beginning on Thursday, January 21, Delaware County Community College has announced the January Virtual Registration dates to assist students in registering for classes. Virtual registration opportunities will be held on: Wednesday, January 6, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, January 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, January 11-14, from 9 a.m. to 7...

What To Do: First Weekend full of outdoor options

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Old City First Friday If you want to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend, you do have a few interesting options. The first Friday of the month is a good time to check out a First Friday event. This weekend, two good choices are Old City Philadelphia and Lancaster. This month’s edition of First Friday Lancaster (https://visitlancastercity.com/first-friday)...

What To Do: Holiday events move to virtual in this most unusual year

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Yuletide at Wheatland We all have to accept the fact that Christmas 2020 will be like no other Christmas Americans have ever experienced. The same goes for New Year’s Eve 2020/2021. The Grinch may have stolen Christmas in the past, but this year the COVID-19 pandemic has blasted Christmas out of the sky. One of the major effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has...

Holiday spirit overflows at Avon Grove Library

Every year Avon Grove Library collects stockings for the Avon Grove Christmas Basket program, a community-wide initiative to bring joy to families in need during the holiday season. This year the library collected three times as many stockings as last year, a wonderful reminder of the kind and generous spirit of our community during what has been a difficult year for many. WEST GROVE — There’s...

KACS offers thanks to the Manfredi family

Left to right, John, Frank Jr., & Frank Manfredi. Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) is thankful for the long-time partnership & support with the amazing Manfredi family. Manfredi Cold Storage has generously supported our two annual holiday food distributions with donations of chickens and turkeys for more than 15 years. These last several years Manfredi Cold Storage has donated over 1,000...