What To Do: Philadelphia Flower Show is a harbinger of Spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Philadelphia Flower Show If you’re in the mood for flowers – lots and lots of flowers – all you need do is make a visit to this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia, 215-988-8899, phsonline.org/the-flower-show) which runs through March 12. The PHS (Philadelphia Horticultural...

YMCA of Greater Brandywine celebrates staff at annual Celebration of Excellence

Bertram L. Lawson II, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, presents the E.A.G.L.E. award to Dawn Bennett, Payroll and Benefits Administrator. Employees of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) gathered recently to celebrate their collective achievements and to recognize those with longstanding commitment to the Y’s mission. The organization’s annual Celebration of Excellence was...

Kennett Rotary announces 2nd annual ‘Kennett On Top’ fundraiser

Attendees at the 2023 Kennett On Top event. The Rotary Club of Kennett Square announces its second annual signature fundraiser, “Kennett on Top,” on Saturday, June 22. Last year, the inaugural event was a huge success held on top of the parking garage in downtown Kennett Square! Partygoers couldn’t have asked for better weather, and with the dressy casual atmosphere, great food, fabulous wine,...

What To Do: Tix still available for Kennett Winterfest

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is a special time of year in Kennett Square – the time for a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 24 from 12:30-4 p.m. in a tented area near 600 South Broad...

Unionville-Chadds Ford Virtual Academy students honored for history essays

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Mark Slider, Shannon Brown, Lucas Yates,Lillianna Yates, Elberta Cintron and Steve Grabicki. Siblings Lucas and Lillianna Yates were celebrated as the Chester County Chapter’s winners of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) American history essay contest at the West Goshen Township Municipal building on Monday, Feb. 12. Lucas and Lillianna, who are...

Red Cross, Kennett Library partner for day of activities March 4

To help commemorate Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Region is partnering with Kennett Library’s health literacy initiative, Live Better, for a day of free educational and lifesaving activities on Monday, March 4 from 1-6 p.m. All activities will take place at Kennett Library, 320 E. State St. in Kennett Square, and are open to the community. For information, visit...

PEC and Aqua PA Team Up to ‘Protect Your Drinking Water’

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and Aqua Pennsylvania announced a new grant program aimed at improving the health of waterways that supply drinking water in Pennsylvania. The Protect Your Drinking Water program will award grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 for watershed protection and education projects that address pollutants of concern to public water supplies, such as fertilizer...

UHS Used Book Fair starts Feb. 24

The Unionville High School Used Book Fair kicks off this weekend Saturday 2/24 & Sunday 2/25. The Used Book Sale has been part of the community since 1996 and is Unionville High Schools largest fundraiser. All proceeds go to “curriculum enrichment grants” In 2023-24 The High School PTO has funded laptops for the engineering department, started to outfit the library and new student...

What To Do: George Washington’s birthday party

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This weekend will feature many special family events dealing with history and nature – including an annual Presidents Day event at a national park. On February 19, Valley Forge National Historical Park (1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, www.nps.gov) is hosting “George Washington’s Birthday Party” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The site of one...

2 WCU buildings get LEED Gold certifiction

A LEED Gold certification plaque awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. will soon be displayed in West Chester University’s Sciences & Engineering Center and The Commons (SECC). Standing next to a replica of the plaque that is currently on its way to the SECC is (l to r) Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities Dave McNamara, Sustainability Council Chair and Associate...