Downingtown FallFest slated for this Sunday

DOWNINGTOWN — The Eleventh Annual Downingtown FallFest presented by the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Victory Brewing Company and the Borough of Downingtown will be held Sunday, September 26th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. FallFest brings thousands of visitors to the borough in search of great food, crafts, music and the Victory Brewing beer garden. “This will...

Jennersville YMCA introduces Pre-K Counts program to provide children a strong academic start in life

WEST GROVE — Research shows that children who do not attend a pre-kindergarten program often struggle and fall behind in school. As the largest provider of licensed childcare in Chester County, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) recognizes the importance of a quality pre-kindergarten experience and is excited to offer the West Grove community a Pre-K Counts program at the Jennersville YMCA. The...

Coatesville Grand Prix roars back with successful return

(L – R): Coatesville City Council Person Donald Folks, Brian Hoskins Trophy recipient Jim Frank, and Clay Kovatch from Brian Hoskins Ford at the 2021 Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. COATESVILLE — Thousands lined the streets of Coatesville to cheer on nearly 50 drivers and riders of vintage cars and motorcycles as they charged through the historic city during the 5th Annual Coatesville...

What To Do: Turk’s Head Music Fest to rock W. Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Turk’s Head Music Festival in West Chester (Everhart Park, Bradford Avenue and Everhart Street, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.turksheadfestival.com) just keeps rocking on year-after-year — and just keeps getting better. This year, the annual Turks Head Music Festival will be held on September 19 from noon-8 p.m. in the park at the west...

KACS, The Garage, & the community answer the call in Ida’s wake

Copious amounts of rain and wind from Hurricane Ida led to flooding and the displacement of 86 residents from Avondale Apartments in Southern Chester County. Some of the tenants experienced up to three feet of water in their first-floor units. When Leah Reynolds, Executive Director of Kennett Area Community Services (KACS), and Kristin Proto, Executive Director of The Garage and Community Youth Center,...

What To Do: Kennett Mushroom Festival tops busy weekend of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Mushroom Festival This weekend marks the start of the late summer/early fall festival season. Not surprisingly, many of the festivals focus on food and beverage – mushrooms, beer, ethnic food and even honey. One statement that always applies in Kennett Square is — “There’s a fungus among us” – and it’s never more evident than...

What To Do: Summer fun bursting from Labor Day events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Ludwigs Corner Hard as it is to believe, we’ve arrived at Labor Day Weekend — the weekend when summer unofficially draws to a close. The official end of summer arrives later in the month but for some, summer is already over because the new school year has already begun. One thing that will never change about the Labor Day Weekend is the longevity...

CCEDC names seven new board members

EXTON – The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is announcing the election of seven new members to its Board of Directors. “CCEDC board members help shape the future of Chester County’s business community, and they face unique challenges as we continue pandemic support services while planning for a post-pandemic economy,” says Gary Smith, CCEDC President and CEO. “We are...

Employee Scholarship Fund of Jenner’s Pond congratulates 9 employees

This year the Employee Scholarship Fund of Jenner’s Pond is  awarded nine scholarships to deserving student employees. Each scholarship of $3,000 reflects the generous support of the resident donors for the work and dedication of our returning and part time high school scholars. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, these employees dashed around campus, constantly adjusting to changing circumstances...

What To Do: Country music takes center stage at Ludwig’s Corner

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Miranda Lambert Summer may be winding down but the selection of special events all around the area is showing no signs of slowing down. The Citadel Country Spirit USA (Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds. 5 Nantmeal Road, Glenmoore, countryspiritusa.com) will run from August 27-29 and feature a huge array of country stars. Citadel Country Spirit USA...