YMCA camps, daycare to reopen June 8

Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that Chester County would likely move to the yellow phase on June 5, YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) is set to reopen safely and welcome children back on Monday, June 8. For several weeks, YGBW has been preparing to safely offer camp and childcare in light of COVID-19. Many new protocols and procedures have been implemented in accordance with the latest...

What To Do: Even in Yellow status, options limited for activities

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Great Adventure’s Safari Park In a few days, Chester County and the other counties in the Philadelphia area will move from Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 “red phase” to the “yellow phase” and that may or may not be a good thing. Only time – and pandemic infection numbers – will tell. With the arrival of the yellow phase, some stores...

What To Do: Parks, shore reopening, but be careful

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Marsh Creek State Park Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in this area. It is weekend that usually features picnics, camping, family gatherings, swimming, parties, hiking – a weekend to get outside to welcome summer. The COVID-19 “shelter-in-place” situation has thrown a wrench in the works for a lot of these activities –...

Community plans parade for UHS seniors, June 8

The greater Unionville community will be saluting the Unionville High School Class of 2020 with a parade around the district on Monday, June 8. The normal graduation ceremony had to be postponed due to COVID-19. The parade will start at 4 pm with a procession to begin at each of the district’s elementary schools, proceeding to the High School campus in East Marlborough. No community members...

Avon Grove staff, admin celebrate AGHS seniors with parade

A school board member distributes lawn signs for the senior car parade. WEST GROVE – On Saturday, May 16, more than 70 Avon Grove School District (AGSD) staff members, board members and administrators decorated their vehicles and drove through District neighborhoods in a “car parade” to celebrate the class of 2020. Groups gathered in the parking lot of Avon Grove High School (AGHS) at 9:00...

Chester County fire departments celebrate National EMS Week

The volunteer firefighters of Chester County Fire Chiefs Association are thankful for the EMS practitioners who serve alongside them at emergency scenes and are celebrating them during National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2020. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) lead annual EMS Week activities. Always taking place...

What To Do: Love Your Park Week, virtually

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Visiting local malls and restaurants isn’t possible right now with the COVID-19 restrictions still in effect. But visiting amazing locations – locally and globally –is available at your fingertips via virtual tours offered by internet websites. This year, Love Your Park Week, the annual springtime celebration of Philly parks, encourages...

Hill, Rooney named to Connect Thru Cancer board

Bobby Hill WEST CHESTER — Scott Gabrielsen, President of the Board of Directors for Connect Thru Cancer (CTC) of West Chester announced the appointment of Bobby Hill of West Chester and Casey Rooney of Wayne as their newest Board members. Founded in 2007, Connect Thru Cancer is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a variety of free cancer support services and resources throughout...

What To Do: Stuck at home? See the world from your computer

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jerusalem For many, Israel is a magic land — a place where many of the world’s most significant historical events took place. As long as it is a peaceful mode, Israel is a wonderful place to visit – unless there is a pandemic going on. Obviously, now is not a good time as COVID-19 is forcing the world to pull its head back in its shell...

Oxford Arts Alliance raising fund for EMERGE Scholarship Fund on Giving Tuesday

OXFORD — The Oxford Arts Alliance is responding to meet the needs of the families in our music and art academies by raising money and awareness for our EMERGE Scholarship Fund which supports our students experiencing financial hardship and an inability to afford art and music education. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition...