Don’t Retire, ReFire: Compassion in an unsettled world

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times My messages in the last few months have taken me in directions that have stirred up many emotions, changing, often times, moment by moment. I can assure you that my message here is not a diatribe that will only bring sadness and discontent to you, my Readers. Instead, my hope is that I can, in some way, give you a different interpretation of what you’re...

Kick away the homebound blues: local ATA school offers free online class

Two young students work with their peers online, as part of live video training with ATA West Chester Martial Arts. EAST BRADFORD – By now, after weeks of staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are looking for new ways both to pass the time, but also help with physical and mental wellness — and a local martial arts school has a special free option for community members. A local Tae...

BKG-Brickus Funeral Home reopens with renewed focus on community and families

The BKG-Brickus Funeral Home, 977 W. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville PA VALLEY — While it may be a familiar name to local folks, the BKG-Brickus Funeral Home has reopened, still locally and minority owned, not just with a focus on customer service, but as their role as members of the broader local community. To be sure, this isn’t some chain-operated or corporate funeral home: the BKG-Brickus...

Movement CDC outlines plans for 2019

COATESVILLE — In a recent meeting Coatesville’s Movement Community Development Corporation board discussed becoming more active in 2019.  The group has roughly outlined some goals for the new year, including re-opening the swimming pool in Ash Park by June of 2020 and developing a homeowner housing improvement program in the City’s Federal Opportunity Zone.       Send...

Tutors sought for Chester County Adult Literacy program

The Chester County Adult Literacy Program has a need for Adult Tutors who are willing to work with adult students seeking to learn English as a second language, study for the GED exam or improve basic literacy or math skills. A 4 year college degree is required in order to tutor in the program, but a teaching background is not needed. Our program is based in the Chester County Library and most students...

MLK CommUNITY Breakfast, Jan. 15

KENNETT SQUARE —The MLK CommUNITY Board of the Greater Kennett Area is holding its 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast on Monday, January 15, 2018, from 8 to 10 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.) at the Red Clay Room located at 423 Dalmatian Street in Kennett Square. The breakfast will feature keynote speaker Bishop Dwayne D. Royster, music by the 90-member MLK CommUNITY Choir, and kicks...

CASD forms partnership with WCU and Wells Fargo

New program will bring new opportunities for students By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Coatesville Senior High School principal spoke to 11th and 12 the graders Wednesday to announce a partnership between the district, Wells Fargo and West Chester University. CALN – The Coatesville Area School District has embarked on an exciting partnership with Wells Fargo and West Chester University...

It’s not just Coatesville: funding crisis coming to your school, too

As poorer districts struggle, they are everyone’s future without state action By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times If you’ve been in and around Coatesville recently, you may have seen picketing teachers — as was the case at the district’s three middle schools Thursday night. The contract between the district and the Coatesville Area Teachers Association expired in late August and there has...

Local company builds doghouses for LaMancha Animal Rescue

LaMancha now considering additional corporate sponsorships By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Volunteers from Evolve IP raised funds to purchase for eco-friendly, maintenance free doghouses for LaMancha Animal Rescue. EAST FALLOWFIELD – Rescue dogs at LaMancha Animal Rescue got a special treat last week when volunteers from Evolve IP in Wayne built four doghouses for the outdoor shelters...

Coatesville church holds 2nd march for peace, unity and love

Encouraging residents to open communication and show respect for one another By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Over 60 people, including State Representative Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) and City Council President Linda Lavender- Norris attended the peace walk in Coatesville Wednesday. COATESVILLE – Following the recent shootings in Orlando, Florida and around the world, as well as the recent...