Nine nominated to Pennsylvania Hunt Cup

An accomplished group of timber-racing veterans has been nominated to the 84th running of the historic Pennsylvania Hunt Cup, the final timber classic on the 2018 National Steeplechase Association schedule, on Sunday, Nov. 4. Armata Stables’ Grand Manan, trained in Maryland by Billy Meister, appears to be rounding back into form with a third-place finish in the New Jersey Hunt Cup on Oct. 20....

Red Cross offers Halloween safety tips

Halloween is just days away, one of the most popular holidays in this country. Little witches, ghosts, pirates and super heroes will soon take to the streets for trick or treat fun, and the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region has tips to help everyone stay safe while enjoying the festivities. “Halloween is a fun time for everyone and we want to make sure you all stay safe while enjoying...

What To Do: This weekend is all about the pumpkins

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Great Pumpkin Carve One of the most popular autumn events in the area is “The Great Pumpkin Carve” (Chadds Ford Historical Society, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376,www.chaddsfordhistory.org) which is running now through October 20. The colorful event began with the carving competition on October 18. Live entertainment, hayrides and hot...

IBX named as presenting sponsor for Color 5K

WEST CHESTER ‚— Chester County Commissioners and District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the support of Independence Blue Cross as the “Transformation” presenting sponsor of the third annual Color 5K run and walk, raising funds to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic. This year’s Color 5K will take place at Everhart Park in West Chester, on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Registration begins...

NAACP to hold elections, Nov. 5

The election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Coatesville Area Branch Unit #2257, will take place on November 5, 2018 at the Coatesville High School, 1425 E Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville PA 19320 in Bldg. 9/10 in the Large Group Room. Polls will be open from 5pm to 9pm ET. In order to vote in a Branch election,...

United Way names two new board members

John E.D. Larkin EXTON — United Way of Chester County (UWCC) announced two community members have been elected to its Board of Directors. John E.D. Larkin is a partner at the law firm Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, headquartered in West Chester. Named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine and a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today, Jack leads Gawthrop Greenwood’s Litigation Department where...

Boo: Your guide to local Halloween happenings and fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Glow Halloween activities are starting to fill up the area events calendar faster than a ghost can appear and disappear in your neighborhood. The following is a look at what to expect at many of these events. One of the most ambitious area Halloween attractions is “The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience” (www.theglowjackolantern.com).

What To Do: Kennett Brewfest, a Chesco tradition

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times When an area event has been around for more than two decades, it definitely moves from the “annual event” category to the “Chester County tradition” category. The Kennett Brewfest has reached that plateau. The Kennett Brewfest, which will be held on October 14 in downtown Kennett Square, is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year. Scheduled...

March on the Brandywine, Oct. 20

A crisp fall evening is the perfect time to get out with the family to enjoy music, pageantry and fun! Unionville High School invites you to the “March on the Brandywine” marching band competition on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm. This event features the area’s best high school musicians and color guard squads in friendly competition – it’s like one exciting halftime show...

Haloween fundraiser takes center stage on WCU campus

Members of West Chester University’s University Theatre group, an organization dedicated to providing students with a positive, unsuppressed forum for artistic expression, are once again polishing off their theatre skills to cook-up a harrowing Halloween adventure. Now in its fourth year, University Theatre takes over the first floor of the E.O. Bull Center, at 2 Rosedale Ave., on Saturday, October...