PXV Inside Out brings the community together

Heartwood Park was officially opened as part of PXV Inside Out. This past Friday evening saw the much-anticipated return of First Friday in Phoenixville. Taking place during the PXV Inside Out road closure, the event featured a wide variety of vendors in the Main and Bridge Street parking lot, along with musical acts scattered throughout downtown. Happening at the same time, a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

CCCBI to hold Summer Solstice Celebration, June 21

 The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry (CCCBI) is hosting a Summer Solstice Celebration on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:00PM – 8:00PM at The Inn at Grace Winery at 50 Sweetwater Rd, Glen Mills, PA. Sip wine under the summer sun while overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Inn at Grace Winery. The Summer Solstice Celebration is an opportunity for everyone to come together for a...

So. Chesco Chamber’s 7th Annual Inspirational Breakfast speaks to Veterans’ Services

American Legion Color Guard of Kennett Square Color Guard Post 00491 with Brigadier General (PA) Maureen Weigl and SCCCC Chairman of the Board, Tim Moore (Constellation Energy) WEST GROVE – The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce held its 7th Annual Inspirational Breakfast on Tuesday, May 24th, at The Mendenhall Inn. Brigadier General (PA) Maureen Weigl joined as the Keynote Speaker,...

What To Do: With the unofficial start of summer, festivals, parades take center stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Coatesville Rotary Strawberry Festival Summer has arrived – unofficially last weekend and officially three weeks from now. The weather is warm, school is almost done for the year and municipal and private pools are open. Another sure sign is the arrival of the annual Rotary Club of Coatesville’s Strawberry Festival. This weekend, the 48th Annual...

YMCA of Greater Brandywine hosts local 2nd graders for free swim lessons during National Safety Around Water Month

Since 1909 when group swim lessons were first developed at the Detroit YMCA, the Y has been a leader in educating communities on how to be safe around water. This May, as we observe National Water Safety Month, the Jennersville branch of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) hosted 160 second graders for free swim lessons focused on basic water safety and swimming skills as part of our Safety Around...

Local schools win in Governor’s PA STEM Competition

Every year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) hosts the Governor’s PA STEM Competition, an event that gives students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to test their creativity and inventiveness. The Governor’s PA STEM Competition is held on behalf of Governor Wolf to enhance STEM learning. The competition has been running for nine years and typically consists of regional and state levels....

What To Do: Devon Horse Show, Memorial Day Parade lead busy weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Devon Horse Show Memorial Day has arrived and many of the area’s traditional events for the holiday are back – including the Devon Horse Show and Kennett Square’s annual Memorial Day Parade The Devon Horse Show (Lancaster Avenue, Devon, 610-688-2554, www.devonhorseshow.org) is one of the oldest events of any kind in the state. No-one on earth...

Phoenixville announces return of PVX Inside Out

Beginning May 27th and running through October 3rd, Phoenixville Borough brings back its much-anticipated open-air experience, called PXV Inside Out. Visitors and community members can join together and take part in the rich culture and diversity of the Borough.  Each week, Bridge Street will close to vehicular traffic between Starr Street and Main Street, and from Main Street to Gay Street at 2:00pm...

County announces 2022 season of Town Tours & Village Walks

The newly opened Living History Center in the Jones Long Barn in Tredyffrin Township is the meeting location for the July 28 Town Tour & Village Walk event. For its upcoming 28th season, the 2022 Town Tours & Village Walks program offers a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to learn about the “Founding Mothers and Fathers” who played a significant role in Chester County’s history. Town...

Local graduates recognized by certificate from mayor

On Monday, May 16th, Avondale Borough Mayor Susan Rzucidlo recognized the borough’s 27 graduating seniors at Avon Grove High School.  After presenting Certificates of Recognition to each, Mayor Rzucidlo remarked, “I wanted to congratulate each graduate who lives in Avondale Borough. It has been a challenging past four years, and they succeeded, and I wanted to recognize them for this accomplishment.” The...