Commissioners salute Good Works

Good Works, Inc. Executive Director Bob Beggs (center right) presents a plaque for 25 years of support to Pat Bokovitz, Director of the Chester County Department of Community Development (center left). Also pictured are (from left to right) Good Works staff Ally Bartlett, Larry Lukacs and Kim Paul; Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone; Deb Lego of Good...

What To Do: Chili Cookoff in West Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times On October 13, West Chester will be the site of a special event to determine who can make “The Best Darn Chili in Chester County!” — the site of the West Chester Rotary’s 17th Annual Chili Cookoff (Gay and High streets, Downtown West Chester, www.westchesterchilicookoff.com). All-you-can-eat wristbands are just $12. There will be more...

What To Do: Find your HAPPY PLACE in KOP

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times HAPPY PLACE There are a lot of family-oriented fun events on the calendar that come back year-after-year such as outdoor fairs and carnivals, ethnic festivals, Halloween attractions, holiday bazaars, and seasonal food festivals. Every once in a while, an event comes along that is special – a one-time affair that is not an annual occurrence. There...

Longwood FC to hold open house, Oct. 20

Longwood Fire Company’s 2018 open house. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company will hold its annual Open House on Sunday, October 20 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. “We offer a special invitation to members of our community every year so they have an opportunity to become familiar with our firefighters and our wonderful organization. We have been serving our neighbors for almost 100...

Area bands to battle at March on the Brandywine, Oct. 19

Come out and enjoy an entire football season’s worth of half-time shows in one spectacular evening on October 19, at Unionville High School’s March on the Brandywine competition. Many local marching bands, as well as some marching bands traveling from New Jersey, will be competing for points and bragging rights.    Send article as PDF   

What To Do: Unionville Fair means fall is here

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Unionville Community Fair Each year, a sure sign that autumn has arrived is the weekend when the annual Unionville Community Fair (101 East Street Road, Unionville, http://www.ucfairinc.org) is held – the first weekend in October. The fair, which is running now through October 6, is a real down-home country fair with a cow milking contest, farm...

What To Do: Kennett Brewfest bubbles up this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times When an area event has been around for more than two decades, it definitely moves from the “annual event” category to the “Chester County tradition” category. The Kennett Brewfest (http://kennettbrewfest.com) has reached that plateau. The Kennett Brewfest, which will be held on October 14 in downtown Kennett Square, is celebrating its 21st...

What To Do: 42nd Annual Greek Affair at St. Luke’s

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times When autumn arrives, there are ethnic food festivals almost every weekend. The schedule for the next week has events featuring Greek, Korean and German food. The 42nd Annual Greek Affair at St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church (35 North Malin Road, Broomall, 610-353-1592, www.st-luke.org) is running now through September 22. The free festival focuses...

Recognize National Fire Prevention Week by volunteering to become a firefighter

Volunteer firefighters are desperately in need all around Chester County. Be a hero to your community! Become a volunteer firefighter at your local Chester County fire station. National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12, 2019 and now is the perfect time to sign up to become a volunteer firefighter. The Chester County Fire Chiefs Association encourages community members ready to volunteer at their...

What To Do: Chester County Restaurant Festival celebrates 40 years

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Chester County Restaurant Festival The Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=293) is celebrating 40 years of treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats for almost 40 years. This year,...