On Stage: Vanessa Collier comes home for rooftop show at The Flash

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Vanessa Collier Vanessa Collier is a highly acclaimed blues/jazz sax player who – in normal times – spends a lot of time touring nationally. Occasionally, the Chadds Ford resident gets an opportunity to play a show at a venue close to home – including Delaware gigs at the Candlelight Dinner Theater and the Arden Gild Hall. On July 30, she will...

Chesco Planning completes trail study, calls for new projects

The Chester County Planning Commission recently wrapped up an 18-month study to determine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail connecting Chester County’s southern communities to the Circuit – Greater Philadelphia’s existing multi-use trail network. Major project recommendations included 20 miles of bicycle and pedestrian improvements along Baltimore Pike to create a unified “Baltimore...

What To Do: Brandywine Battlefield open, highlights US-1 area attractions

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Christian C. Sanderson Museum There is a six-mile stretch along Route 1 from Chadds Ford to the eastern edge of Kennett Square that features an abundance of attractions – museums, historic sites, a winery, a botanical wonderland and an historic battlefield. Travelling from north to south, the first location is the Brandywine Battlefield Historic...

Bokovitz to lead Chesco Dept. of Human Services

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of Patrick Bokovitz as Director of the Chester County Department of Human Services, effective July 31. Bokovitz, who has served as the Director of Chester County’s Department of Community Development and the Workforce Development Board for 14 years, will be responsible for the...

On Stage: Sharon Katz brings The Peace Train to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Sharon Katz On July 23, the City Winery (990 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, citywinery.com/philadelphia) will host one of the most important artists of our time – musician, philanthropist, musicologist and humanitarian activist Sharon Katz. On this special summer night, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train will roll into Philadelphia. “I’m having rehearsals...

D-Town East grad, NY Jet Tyler Kroft gives back to hometown, again hosting youth football camp

New York Jets tight end, Tyler Kroft, will return to his hometown to run the third-annual student football camp. DOWNINGTOWN — On Saturday, July 24, students will have the opportunity meet current New York Jets tight end, Tyler Kroft, and participate in a day filled with football fun. As a child growing up in Downingtown, Tyler Kroft reminiscences about how special it is to return to his hometown...

Brandywine Hospital shares plans to battle opioid overdoses

CALN — Brandywine Hospital shared with the community its plans to address the Opioid Overdose issue in Chester County at an event on June 23, 2021. Event speakers included Claire Mooney, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Hospital, Marian D Moskowitz, Chair, Board of Commissioners, County of Chester Commissioners’ Office, and Wei Du, MD, Chair of Psychiatry...

CCEDC launches update Web site to help local businesses grow

EXTON – The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is launching a newly designed website to assist businesses with financing solutions, location services, workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurship. “Whether you’ve done business with us for 30 years or you’re new to CCEDC, we consider ourselves a business community service and it’s our commitment to be accessible,”...

Rage machine wants to use ‘CRT’ to whitewash local, national history

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting for the Downingtown Area School District was a bit different than usual — the Fox News-driven Critical Race Theory (CRT) had parents with varying positions expressing their opinion deep into the evening. The problem is this: in Downingtown and every other school district in Chester County, not one teacher...

Hedley named new director for Willowdale Steeplechase

Elizabeth Hedley Race Chairman W. B. Dixon Stroud, Jr., and the Board of Directors of the Willowdale Steeplechase welcome Elizabeth Hedley as their new Executive Director. Elizabeth replaces retiring Race Director Leslie (White) Carpenter who served for a total of almost 10 years. During her tenure, the Willowdale Steeplechase has developed into a world class steeplechase event and contributions from...