What To Do: Busy weekend of events to celebrate with your favorite Dad

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The West Chester Railroad Father’s Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated...

Phoenixville shows its pride with rainbow crosswalks

On Sunday, June 5th, local volunteers joined together with members of the LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County to paint the crosswalks rainbow at Bridge Street and Church Alley. Dating back to the late 1970s, the rainbow flag is an enduring symbol of pride and support for the LGBTQ community. The first of its kind in Chester County, this mural, dubbed ‘Pride Walk’ is a large-scale visual representation...

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...

Phoenixville announces return of PVX Inside Out

Beginning May 27th and running through October 3rd, Phoenixville Borough brings back its much-anticipated open-air experience, called PXV Inside Out. Visitors and community members can join together and take part in the rich culture and diversity of the Borough.  Each week, Bridge Street will close to vehicular traffic between Starr Street and Main Street, and from Main Street to Gay Street at 2:00pm...

Houlahan holds ‘State of the Sixth’ town hall in Phoenixville

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan addresses the audience at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville. PHOENIXVILLE – Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) reflected on her State of the Sixth Town Hall Tuesday night: “In ‘normal’ circumstances, gathering together in this historic theatre would be special –but last night, it was very special because this gathering and this event marked more than two years...

Marshall named new Phoenixville Police Chief

Brain Marshall On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Phoenixville Borough Council announced the appointment of Brian Marshall as the Borough’s new police chief effective January 1, 2022. The Borough Council conducted internal interviews of four well-qualified and exemplary candidates within the Police Department. “We are able to promote from within our own organization,” said Councilwoman and Police,...

Phoenixville hires new Fire Chief

Eamon C. Brazunas PHOENIXVILLE — The Borough will have a new, full-time fire chief, starting in early 2022. Borough Council announced the appointment of Eamon C. Brazunas as the Borough’s new full- time fire chief. This selection follows the July 2021 resignation of John Buckwalter who served as the volunteer fire chief since 2012. The borough conducted an extensive national search that resulted...

Chesco Health to do mosquito spraying in parts of Phoenixville, Schuylkill, Aug. 25

The Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment spray in portions of Phoenixville Borough and Schuylkill Township on Wednesday, August 25th from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. The need to conduct the control treatment follows confirmation of multiple mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the area. The rain date is Thursday, August 26th from 7:30pm to...

What To Do: First Fridays offer summer fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  If it’s a Friday and the date is 7 or below, you know what that means. It means that it is First Friday The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday a little more low-key than in pre-pandemic...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If it’s a Friday and the date is 7 or below, you know what that means. It means that it is First Friday The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its First Friday Flea Market (downtown...