What To Do: Art shows, Radnor Hunt and more this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A painting by Barbara Tlush, as part of the Chadds Ford Historical Society Arts Show. While the major focus for events this weekend is on outdoor activities, there is also a focus on art-related events. The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s “Spring Art Show at Thornbury Farm” is scheduled for May 15 at Thornbury Farm (1256 Thornbury Road, West Chester,...

Vaccinated? CDC, Pa. Health says it’s OK to take off mask in most situations

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Vector color chalk drawn illustration of medical mask on black chalkboard background. With COVID-19 cases dropping nationally, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Thursday afternoon that those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks, indoors or outdoors, or observe social distancing, although masks will be required on public...

County starts COVID vaccinations for kids as young as 12 today

Following the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) recommendation of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12-15,  Chester County Health Department officials will offer the Pfizer vaccine at its walk-in or drive-thru clinic locations, with or without an appointment, from Thursday morning, May 13. From Thursday, May 13, the Pfizer vaccine will be available without the need for an...

On Stage: Delco’s Chavous celebrates ‘new’ CD release

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Lisa Chavous Lisa Chavous, who is one of the most respected jazz and blues singers in the Philadelphia music scene, is a Delaware County girl through and through. She grew up in Sharon Hill and graduated from Darby Township High School. She studied for a career in nursing at a hospital in Delaware County. Now, Chavous is a resident of Lansdowne. Chavous...

Chesco health partnering with EMS to deliver vaccines at home

Kerri Barrett, Good Fellowship Ambulance Paramedic, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an at-home individual. WEST CHESTER — As part of its effort to ensure every eligible Chester County resident who chooses to have a COVID-19 vaccine is able to receive one, the Chester County Health Department has partnered with local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies to schedule at-home vaccine appointments...

County asks residents to fill out survey on return to activities

WEST CHESTER — With the May 31 lifting of PA COVID-19 restrictions announced by the State earlier this week, members of Restore Chester County urge county residents to complete a brief survey to gauge willingness to participate in activities and events over the summer and fall seasons. The five-minute survey will help to determine what residents now believe is needed to ensure comfort in enjoying...

Two Coatesville High Seniors will also graduate with college degrees

Giavanna Felker Thanks to a Delaware County Community College program that allows highly motivated students to earn College credits while still in high school, Coatesville Area Senior High School (CASH) student Nathanial Ward and CASH graduate Giavanna Felker are about to share a unique accomplishment. They will have earned a high school diploma and an associate degree in Liberal Arts in the same year. “I...

Chester County opens walk-in sites for COVID vaccine

Chester County Health Department officials announced a number of COVID-19 vaccine clinics now offer walk-in vaccinations.   County health officials encourage everyone who is eligible, but has not yet received the vaccine, to take advantage of this free, convenient option. From Friday, May 7, the Health Department’s walk-in vaccine clinic at the Exton Square Mall (former Sears store) will offer...

What To Do: Fountains at Longwood, Willowdale Steeplechase and so much more for Mothers’ Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Longwood Gardens There are many annual events that are eagerly anticipated by visitors to Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, www.longwoodgardens.org) such as the Christmas display, the “Orchid Extravaganza” and the just-concluded “Spring Blooms.” But the one that attracts visitors more than any other is the annual “Festival of Fountains.” The...

On Stage: Unique background drives Lacey’s comedy

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Shapel Lacey Standup comedians follow different paths before arriving at their careers in comedy. One popular current comic grew up as one of the few black teens in a poor white neighborhood in Arizona. One spent time as a guitarist in a punk rock band prior to becoming a professional comic. One attended college on a cheerleading scholarship. One is...