What To Do: Banksy exhibition extended

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  “Banksy Was Here” was close to being “Banksy Is Gone.” For those who wanted to see the exhibition but were dragging their feet, it was almost a case of “if you snooze, you lose.” “Banksy Was Here” was scheduled to run until January 31 at a location in Fashion District Philadelphia (901 Market Street, Philadelphia, banksyexpo.com/philadelphia/). Fortunately,...

SCCCC recognizes outstanding service at 2023 Annual Meeting Breakfast

. Cheryl B. Kuhn, President & CEO, SCCCC ; 2020 Chairman of the Board, James E. Turner, Chester Water Authority ; 2015 Chairman of the Board Anthony J. Poluch, Jr., UNIVEST; 2018 & 2023 Chairman of the Board, Doug Doerfler, SPHR, WSFS Bank ; 2022 Chairman of the Board, Tim Moore, Constellation Energy ; 2019 Chairman of the Board Erik Gudmundson, Pegasus Technologies, LLC The Southern Chester...

Rafferty elected chair of LCH Board

(l to r) Gawthrop Greenwood litigator John Rafferty is congratulated by LCH Health and Community Services CEO Ronan W. Gannon on Rafferty’s election to Chair of the Board of Directors of LCH Health and Community Services. Gawthrop Greenwood litigator John Rafferty has been elected Chair of LCH Health and Community Services, an organization that offers bilingual healthcare to individuals of all backgrounds...

Avon Grove E-Sports team wins PA State Rocket League championship

Avon Grove esports team members and their coach (left to right): Liam Breslin, Dan Ciccone, Charles Nattress and Coach Pizzini, accepting first-place honors at the PA Rocket League Championships. The Avon Grove Red Devil’s esports team recently won the 2022 PA State Championship for Rocket League, surpassing more than 140 teams and going undefeated for the entire 2022 season. Avon Grove team members...

What To Do: ‘Wonder’ at Longwood, Chinese New Year at Penn Museum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens This weekend, Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) starts its new year with one of its annual special events – “Winter Wonder.” “Winter Wonder,” which runs from January 21-March 26, celebrates the beauty of winter. It’s all about outdoor spacious, indoor oasis, and the power of...

Chester County farmers and producers win honors at the Pa. Farm Show

Don and Pam Gable of Conebella Farm (photo credit: PA Farm Show) Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges in Harrisburg last week, resulting in an impressive array of medals and ribbons in the show’s 107th year of operation. The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, hosts nearly half a million visitors,...

Tovar named So. Chester Chamber Outstanding Citizen of the Year

SCCCC 2023 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award AnnouncementFront: Luis Tovar, 2023 Outstanding Citizen Award Recipient, Dorothy Tovar, Luis’s wifeRear: L to R: Cheryl B. Kuhn, SCCCC President & CEO; Jerry Strusowski, Sales Manager, Berkshire Hathaway; Annalie Korengel, 2019 Award Recipient & Committee Chair, Doug Doerfler, SCCCC Chairman of the Board, Joan Holliday, 2014 Award Recipient;...

Book signing and presentation at Radley Run, Feb. 1

The Mansion House Foundation at Radley Run invites you to dinner and Bruce Mowday’s book signing and presentation of LAFAYETTE AT BRANDYWINE: THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN HERO Lafayette was wounded on the afternoon of September 11, 1777, just south of Radley Run. Lafayette’s shedding of his blood proved he was serious about helping us win our freedom. Without France’s help we wouldn’t have defeated...

What To Do: ‘Stolen Legacy’ at Penn Museum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Hannibal Lokumbe In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Penn Museum (33rd and Spruce streets, Philadelphia, 215-898-4000, www.penn.museum) is presenting “Stolen Legacy” by Hannibal Lokumbe at 7 p.m. In partnership with internationally renowned artist, composer, and educator Hannibal Lokumbe, the Penn Museum presents “Stolen Legacy,”...

YMCA doubles down on family-friendly fun

YMCA staff welcomes members and guests to the West Chester Area YMCA, one of seven branches hosting free open houses this month. During the cold month of January, when winter blues are likely to set in, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) invites area families to leave the house for a dose of good, old-fashioned family fun. Between January 21 and 28, YMCA branches across Chester County will open...