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...

County, community work together on use of American Recovery Act funds

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz (center), Josh Maxwell (center left) and Michelle Kichline (center right) welcome the county’s ARPA advisory committee members to the inaugural meeting. A committee of volunteers has begun work to create a system that prioritizes, requests, and reviews proposals for Chester County’s share of American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The committee will...

Coatesville Christmas parade returns Dec. 4 and is bigger than ever

Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, down the historic Lincoln Highway, takes place on Dec. 4. The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic, begins at 10:00 a.m. starting at Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway, and ends at the performing and judging area at 11th Avenue and Lincoln Highway. Originally a community project in the 1950s, the parade was then taken up...

County: Community support has made all the difference in year since Ashwood Apartments fire

On Tuesday, Chester County issued the following statement, thanking many members of the local community for their support in assisting the victims of the Ashwood Apartment fire a little more than a year ago: On Thursday, July 30 2020, fire devastated the Ashwood Apartment building in North Coventry Township, Chester County, completely destroying 45 homes, displacing 50 families and leaving 100 men,...

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...