What To Do: First Fridays filled with fun in the area

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Amazingly, it’s already July. And, the start of the month means that it’s time for First Friday events. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend the evening in West Chester or Lancaster. On July 5, West Chester will host its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com)....

Phoenixville honored for Commitment to Community

PHOENIXVILLE — At the November Borough Council Meeting, the Borough of Phoenixville accepted a prize check from Dallas Data Systems, Inc. for being the winner of their 2018 Commitment to Community Contest. The Commitment to Community Contest allows municipalities to enroll their community projects or charities, and then encourages their community to vote for their project in hopes of winning...

Phoenixville get $1.5M state grant for community center

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf approved a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for a new Phoenixville Community Center.  This is one of three projects approved in Chester County under the RACP Program. The new proposed community center will be approximately 34,000 square feet of multi-use space to house the Parks and Recreation Department,...

DA announces charges in three Chesco slayings

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of homicide charges for three separate cases in Chester County, Tuesday. In a North Coventry case, three defendants are charged with the murder of 17-year old David Doyle, who was shot while trying to protect three children during the robbery of a drug dealer on September 24, 2017. In a Phoenixville case, defendants Brian Corsey and...

Teen slain at Phoenixville Dunkin Donuts

Authorities shared this image of a car that left a Dunkin’ Donuts in Phoenixville thought to be involved in a deadly shooting Wednesday and are asking the public for help in identifying the shooter. PHOENIXVILLE — A 15-year old was shot to death Wednesday night in an apparent drug deal gone wrong in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts. Authorities say that Jayson Ortiz-Cameron, 15 years...

National Night Out events slated around county

Begun more than three decades ago by the National Association of Town Watches (NATW), National Night Out, an annual event observed by a multitude of police departments in Chester County, is designed to promote police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Its goal: making communities safer and better connected. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law-enforcement agencies,...

An overdue, but well-deserved honor

Chester County’s Mike Piazza enters baseball’s Hall of Fame today By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Today, the best baseball player ever to come out of Chester County will finally get his due. Mike Piazza of Phoenixville will be enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame today along with Ken Griffey Jr. Some of you may want to argue that Kennett Square’s Herb Pennock was a better player...

Phoenixville teens meet with Congress members

Phoenixville’s Jillian Absher and Grace Field meet with U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) in his Washington, D.C. office. I’m writing to let you know that Phoenixville’s own Jillian Absher and Grace Field participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Annual Teen Advocacy Day held in Washington, D.C., on June 23. The event included more than 75 teen advocates from around the U.S. who...

Corbin announces Phoenixville housing grant

State Rep. Becky Corbin (R-155). Rep. Becky Corbin (R-155) Tuesday announced the Department of Community and Economic Development has approved a grant through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to support Petra Community Housing in performing an environmental assessment in Phoenixville. Petra Community Housing has received approval for a $46,125 Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) grant...

Art Watch: ‘Musical Chairs’, Photography, Plein Art and More…

By LeLe Galer, Columnist, The Times   This first Friday in July is a First Friday Art Stroll for the towns of West Chester, Kennett Square and Phoenixville. Make sure to mark your calendars for this Friday, July 3rd and check out the various opening receptions, and pop up shows throughout the towns. First Fridays are a great way to introduce you to these wonderful downtown locations. Make...