Former Chester County resident co-authors new book on Phillies’ minor league history

A long-time Chester County resident is the co-author of Life in the Minors, 5th Annual Phillies Minor League Digest, an historical book that details the franchise’s minor leagues from the first affiliate in Hazleton, PA, to the current structure. The 355-page book, filled with over 170 photos, many of historic significance, is available now in both color and black and white. A portion of the...

What To do: Valentine’s is over, but wine and chocolate are forever

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  This is always the deadest time of year for activities and special events. Winter arrived in December. Now, all the holidays — Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, Dia de los Reyes, Valentine’s Day, Carnival and Mardi Gras — are in the rear-view mirror. And winter, which is bleaker this year than most, is still here. Fortunately,...

Neilson named to Willowdale Steeplechase board

Katherine S. Neilson Race Chairman W. B. Dixon Stroud, Jr., Race Director Leslie Carpenter and the Board of Directors of the Willowdale Steeplechase welcome award- winning steeplechase trainer Katherine S. Neilson to the board. “We’re privileged to have Kathy join the Willowdale board”, said Stroud.  “Her knowledge, insights and incredible talent will help us continue to bring the best of...

What To Do: Local wine and chocolate pairings are perfect

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Galer Estate Celebrating Valentine’s Day is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter and make you forget about snow. Here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart. Valentine’s Day and chocolates have been a match made in heaven for a long time. Not surprisingly, Valentine’s Day is in the top...

80 get job offers after job fair in Coatesville

Ready to open the doors for the URBAN Outfitters, Inc. Hiring Event at the Benner Center in Coatesville February 6 & 7 where 80 employment offers were extended. (left to right) – Donald Folks, Coatesville City Councilman; County Commissioner Josh Maxwell; County Commissioner Michelle Kichline; County Commissioner Marian Moskowitz; State Representative Dan Williams; James Logan, Coatesville City...

Chesco YMCA’s holding diaper drive this month

WEST CHESTER – The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), a nonprofit association of eight YMCA branches (Brandywine YMCA, Jennersville YMCA, Kennett Area YMCA, Lionville Community YMCA, Octorara YMCA Program Center, Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center, Upper Main Line YMCA, West Chester Area YMCA) in Chester County, is hosting a diaper drive this month in partnership with Chester County Women’s...

DA’s Office offers free child abuse prevention training

Charlotte Fabian The Chester County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) announces free child abuse prevention classes under the guidance of Charlotte Fabian, the new County Coordinator in charge of the Stewards of Children programs. Stewards of Children is a child sexual abuse prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The...

72nd Chadds Ford Art Show & Auction, March 18-21

“A Very Chadds Ford Winter” – Don Shoffner Chadds Ford Elementary School will present its 72nd Annual Art Show Auction March 18 through March 21, 2021. The time-honored event will be conducted as a virtual silent auction this year.  To uphold the school’s annual tradition in the current climate, organizers have adopted a contemporary online platform through the website 32Auctions.com....

What To do: Football? Love is in the air, too

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Next weekend, there will be a wide array of holiday events – many dealing with chocolate and wine. The Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-388-6221, http://www.chaddsford.com) is getting a jump on the rest with an event starting this weekend. Every Saturday and Sunday through February...

LCH formally changes its name

KENNETT SQUARE — LCH, previously known as La Comunidad Hispana, has undergone many changes since its founding in 1973.  Starting as a social services agency for immigrants new to the area, LCH has expanded and grown to meet the needs of over 8,000 community members annually through its integrated health centers, dental center, pediatrics office, women’s health care center, behavioral health services,...