Coatesville Grand Prix roars back with successful return

(L – R): Coatesville City Council Person Donald Folks, Brian Hoskins Trophy recipient Jim Frank, and Clay Kovatch from Brian Hoskins Ford at the 2021 Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. COATESVILLE — Thousands lined the streets of Coatesville to cheer on nearly 50 drivers and riders of vintage cars and motorcycles as they charged through the historic city during the 5th Annual Coatesville...

Coatesville Grand Prix returning for 2021

Images from the 2019 Coatesville Grand Prix. COATESVILLE — The City of Coatesville is eagerly preparing to welcome visitors back to one of the country’s few remaining vintage motor sport events. The iconic Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix returns for its fifth year on Saturday, September 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. www.coatesvillegrandprix.com Spectators...

Thomas tapped to lead Coatesville Grand Prix

Lisa Thomas COATESVILLE — As community events re-emerge after year-long shutdowns, the City of Coatesville’s biggest attraction, the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix, will return Saturday, September 18, and the City has engaged event and sports marketing professional Lisa Thomas as Event & Sponsorship Director to manage its growth. “As the region is opening up after COVID-19, the...

What To Do: Dia de Los Muertos, Halloween celebrations across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times November 1 is a special day in Mexico and in Mexican American communities throughout the states. It is the day known as “Dia de Los Muertos” — the Day of the Dead. It is a festive day when families remember and honor their loved ones who have passed away. In Mexico, every ranch, town and city have special ways to commemorate this day. Casa...

‘Horrors’ coming to Unionville High, March 14-16

Unionville High School presents the Broadway smash Little Shop of Horrors on March 14, March 15 and March 16 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.showtix4u.com. Prices are $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $12 students/seniors. A cast of over 60 students brings this unique sci-fi musical comedy to life.  The music, by master composer Alan Menken, is in the style of 1960s rock and roll,...

Longwood FC plans numerous holiday events

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company is celebrating the holiday season by participating with organization in numerous events benefiting members of the community. “The holiday season is a special time of year to assist those having specific needs,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “I’m proud of the way our members respond not only now but throughout the year.”    Send...

Art Watch: The most important art weekend of the year

The Chester County Studio Tour is this weekend By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The hugely anticipated art event of the year is here, The Chester County Studio Tour, is this weekend Saturday and Sunday. This year an astonishing 179 artists are showing and selling their artwork in 72 art studio locations throughout Chester County Saturday May 20th 10am-6pm, and finishing up the next day Sunday May...

What To Do: Holiday season kicks off with fun events

Holiday Light Parade in Kennett Square among busy weekend of activities By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Holiday Light Parade in Kennett Square. Now that Thanksgiving 2016 is history, the floodgates have burst open and unleashed a torrent of annual traditional holiday events and activities. The holiday season will officially arrive in Kennett Square on November 27 when Downtown Kennett Square...

Letter: Coatesville VA welcomes veterans & local community to events

To The Editor, As the Interim Director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center (VAMC), I am proud to be part of a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers, working together to provide our Veterans with comprehensive health care. Our health services include primary care, mental health, geriatrics and a variety of specialty services. I encourage every Veteran to take advantage of their benefits and...

Just a few (ok, maybe more) thoughts about Rio Olympics

Random comments and the road to ‘meh’ By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Thanks to the ridiculous back and forth between Trump and Hillary, it’s hard to be proud of being an American. Thankfully, the Olympics have provided a much needed boost to our country’s confidence. But, here’s the part that sounds like me…I’m over it. I start out with boundless enthusiasm;...