Bishop Shanahan presents Disney’s high School Musical, Nov. 18-20

Bishop Shanahan High School’s Fine Arts Department will perform the Broadway musical, Disney’s High School Musical. Performances are open to the public and will take place on November 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 PM and November 20 and 21 at 2:00 PM. The musical has over 200 students participating as cast and crew under the direction of the Fine Arts Department Chairperson Charles Keating and Director...

Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday

DOWNINGTOWN — The Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans by holding its 6th Annual Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place at the Veterans Memorial Flag Pole in Kerr Park, Pennsylvania Avenue, Downingtown.  GPS location is 19 Park Lane, Downingtown, PA  19335. The public...

Unionville Art Gala celebrates 45 years, event on Nov. 12-14

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 45th year. This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists and Unionville High School (UHS) Alumni. Due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, this year’s show will be a virtual online auction. The Unionville High School Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists – both new and more established individuals....

WCU to present Robin Hood, Nov. 12-13

West Chester University’s Opera Theater presents ROBIN HOOD with music by Ben Moore and libretto by Kelly Rourke on Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m. Performances are staged in the 1200-seat Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester. General Admission tickets are $7 at  www.wcupatix.com. Wells School of Music’s...

What To Do: PA Hunt Cup, salutes to vets and so much more

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup There are several events in the area this weekend with impressive numbers regarding anniversaries – lofty numbers such as 87, 58, 52, 45, and 40. The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup (Pennsylvania Hunt Cup racecourse, Newark Road, Unionville, 484-888-6619, http://pahuntcup.org) is one of the oldest and most respected equestrian events...

Freedom Village at Brandywine hosts surprise celebration organized by residents

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan, Edward Ferrari, John Brunner – Executive Director congratulate Jack Freemann. COATESVILLE — Residents of Freedom Village at Brandywine in Coatesville, Pa., hosted a surprise birthday celebration on Sunday, October 31, 2021, to honor Freedom Village at Brandywine Resident Jack Freemann on his 100th birthday and pay tribute to his service in the military as the...

DASD is visited by the voice of the Philadelphia Eagles, Merrill Reese

Philadelphia Eagles radio star, Merrill Reese, talks about mental health and diversity with DASD teachers and staff. DOWNINGTOWN — On November 2, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) was visited by famous Philadelphian, Merrill Reese, during its annual Learning Summit. Merrill Reese is the play-by-play radio host who has announced for the Philadelphia Eagles on SportsRadio 94.1 WIP-FM since 1977....

Manna named new Director for Kennett Library

Christopher Manna KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Library Board of Trustees has announced that it has hired Christopher Manna as the new director of the Kennett Library. His first day will be November 22. “Chris was chosen after a national search for the Director position, and we feel he is a perfect fit for the Kennett Library,” said Jeff Yetter, President of the Board. “He comes with years...

DASD Recognizes Indian Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Month this November

South Asian families provided lunch, complimentary henna tattoos and information about their culture to staff at Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center in celebration of Indian Heritage Month and Diwali. Downingtown Area School District (DASD), its Cultural Equity Task Force team and the school community at large continue to make a concerted effort to celebrate many of our nation’s month-long observances....

Sponsors, community make Mushroom festival a success

KENNETT SQUARE — More than 15,000 mushroom lovers came out to the Mushroom Capital of the World—Kennett Square—to celebrate the namesake of the 36th Annual Mushroom Festival. The festival goers, along with sponsors of the event raised more thousands of dollars for grants to be awarded to nonprofit groups in the community. “We were overwhelmed by the support of the community and the sponsors...