LCH Recognized for community health quality

Left to Right- Medical Assistant: Monse Balbuena, Medical Director: Joseph Greco, Patient Advocate: Nefta Erroa, Registered Nurse: Maria Ortiz, CEO: Ronan Gannon, Director of Development: Kate Wickersham, Member Relations Specialist: Luz Gonzalez. KENNETT SQUARE — LCH Health and Community Services received 4 Community Health Quality Recognition awards and was once again recognized as a Patient-Centered...

FAQ: What you need to know about the Coatesville Grand Prix

The Parade of cars from the 2021 Coatesville Grand Prix Experience the thrill of vintage autos and motorcycles revving through the heart of historic Coatesville, giving spectators a flashback to what the early days of American motorsports looked like. The family-fun motor sport event takes place on Saturday, September 17, with related events leading up to the Grand Prix on Thursday and Friday, September...

What To Do: Massive calendar of events, topped by Mushroom Festival

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kennett Square Mushroom Festival One statement that always applies in Kennett Square is — “There’s a fungus among us” – and it’s never more evident than on the weekend after Labor Day each year – the weekend for the annual staging of the Mushroom Festival. After three decades, anniversaries begin to take on a special significance. This...

DASD Celebrates Latino/a/x and Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Latino/a/x and Hispanic Heritage Month, students in Mrs. Egan’s Beaver Creek 3rd grade class made worry dolls, which originate from Guatemala. During the 2021-22 school year, Downingtown Area School District (DASD), its Cultural Equity Task Force team and the school community at large made a concerted effort to celebrate many of our nation’s month-long observances. Once again,...

St. Gabriel’s hosting Cow Pie Bingo, Oct. 2

St. Gabriel’s Parish is hosting its annual fundraiser Sunday Oct. 2 at noon. Proceeds benefit local charities like Mission Santa Maria (Coats for Kids), the Kennett Area Community Center and parish programs. The event is called “Cow Pie Bingo.”   While it is a fundraiser, it is a family event and there is no cost to attend.  Tickets for the bingo and sandwiches are available for purchase. ...

What To Do: Labor Day means one last blast of summer events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Hard as it is to believe, we’ve arrived at Labor Day Weekend — the weekend when summer unofficially draws to a close. The official end of summer arrives later in the month but for some, summer is already over because the new school year has already begun. One thing that will never change about the Labor Day Weekend...

Brandywine River Museum presents ‘Fragile Earth’ exhibition

James Prosek (b. 1975), Invisible Boundaries, 2022, digital print on polyester scrim vinyl, 16′ x 27′. Courtesy of the artist and Waqas Wajahat, NY Coming to the Brandywine River Museum of Art this fall, Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art will highlight the diverse approaches taken by four of the leading contemporary American artists whose work engages with environmental...

What To Do: Ukrainian Independence Folk Festival tops busy local event schedule

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ukrainian Independence Folk Festival The weekend at the end of August and Labor Day Weekend have an amazing number of annual events with long histories. Some of this weekend’s events have impressive annual numbers – 31 for a Ukrainian festival, 43 for a Renaissance event, 27 for a summer fest and 170 (not a typo) for the Allentown Fair. One event...

United Way of Chester County readies new HQ; to open this fall

United Way of Chester County has purchased and renovated a 5,000 square foot stand-alone building, located at 150 John Robert Thomas Drive in the Commons at Lincoln Center in Exton, that will serve as the permanent new headquarters for United Way of Chester County staff as well as host a Social Innovation Lab, Leadership Training Center and Financial Independence Hub for the community. The center is...

CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program ranked as one of the best in PA

The Nursing Schools Almanac ranked the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s (CCIU) Practical Nursing Program (PNP) as one of the best nursing schools in Pennsylvania for the second year in a row. In 2022, data was collected from approximately 3,000 nursing schools and campuses nationwide. Of the schools surveyed, only 40% made the list, which included the CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program....