Koko 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk to return in Sept.

After a 2 year hiatus due to Covid, the annual Koko 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile walk is back. The event will take place on Sunday, September 18th at 9 am at East Brandywine Park in Downingtown. Run the 5K loop through the park, or choose the 1-mile walk – a great choice for kids. This year there will be cash prizes for first, second, and third place. There’s more than just running. The event...

Chester County History Center to celebrate Juneteenth, Jun 16-18

Chester County History Center (CCHC) will celebrate Juneteenth with a multi-program event from June 16 – 18, 2022. The events will welcome visual artist Dane Tilghman, children’s book author Nahjee Grant, community staple Rev. Anderson Porter, and hold Walking Tours of downtown West Chester highlighting the abolitionist activities of its citizens their impact on the Underground Railroad in Chester...

What To Do: Kennett Summerfest debuts Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Another area tradition is ready to begin. This weekend, a new special event arrives in Kennett Square this weekend with intentions of becoming a popular annual summer event. The 2022 Kennett Summerfest (100 South Broad Street, Kennett Square, kennettcollaborative.org) will be held on June 12 from 3-7 p.m. Kennett Summerfest, a brand-new wine and spirits...

Kennett Sq. ‘Shop and Dine’ raffle helps library, local business

Friends of Kennett Library Board members Carolyn Mostyn, Carol Yetter and Annette Bowers (L to R) are ready to sell tickets at the Kennett Library! The 2nd Annual community Shop & Dine Raffle, sponsored by the Friends of Kennett Library, is in full swing! With each ticket purchased, there are 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Raffle tickets are available...

Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Senior Law Center hold senior fraud prevention workshops

Chester County Sheriff Fredda Maddox and the Senior Law Center’s Victoria Long role play phone calls to teach community members about fraud prevention at the West Chester Senior Center. Wednesday June 15, 2022, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day—a time to focus on protecting seniors from abuse, fraud, violence, negligence and other harm that is far too common. To help prevent senior fraud,...

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...