What To Do: Unionville Fair tops big list of weekend events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Unionville community Fair Each year, a sure sign that autumn has arrived is the weekend when the annual Unionville Community Fair (113 East Street Road, Unionville, http://www.ucfair.org) is held – the first weekend in October. The fair, which is running now through October 2, is a real down-home country fair with farm equipment displays, cow...

OJR school district to hold community forum on start times

Owen J. Roberts (OJR) School District will host a special community forum on Thursday, Oct. 6 to discuss school start times for the 2023-2024 school year. The forum will begin at 6 p.m., inside OJR Middle School, and will include the school district’s recommendations for potential school start times, options for consideration by the public and the opportunity for community input before the OJR...

Collegium Charter School inducts National Junior Honor Society members

National Junior Honor Society members from Collegium Charter School. Collegium Charter School (CCS) hosted its National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction ceremony on Wednesday, September 21st. The evening honored 17 students inducted for the 2022-2023 school year by reflecting on the meaning of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. “This is only the beginning; your...

CCIU wins award for communications

The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) recently received national recognition for its communication efforts. The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) awarded the CCIU’s communication department with five awards for its work during the 2021-22 school year, including a Golden Achievement Award, and four Publications and Digital Media Awards. “We are honored to have received...

What To Do: Dressage at Devon tops busy weekend of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dressage at Devon Quite a few events on this weekend’s calendar are welcoming the fall season but one is closing out an annual spring and summer tradition in the Brandywine Valley. Chester County’s annual schedule of equestrian activities is getting near the end – but it’s not quite there yet. The annual Dressage at Devon (Devon Horse Show...

12th annual Downingtown FallFest, this Sunday

The 12th Annual Downingtown FallFest presented by the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Victory Brewing Company and the Borough of Downingtown will be held Sunday, September 25th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. FallFest brings thousands of visitors to the borough in search of great food, crafts, music and the Victory Brewing beer garden. “This will be our largest...

400 riders attend ‘Bike The Brandywine’ event

400 riders enjoyed ‘Bike The Brandywine’ this past weekend. The Brandywine Conservancy’s “Bike the Brandywine” event returned for its fifth year on Saturday, September 17 with nearly 400 cyclists enjoying a sunny day along the Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding Chester County countryside. This year’s event featured three scenic loops filled with stunning views of the...

Big crowds enjoy Coatesville Grand Prix

Thousands of fans came out this past weekend for the Coatesville Grand Prix this past weekend. Thousands flocked to the City of Coatesville for the sixth annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. Fans were treated to the thrill of watching drivers of vintage racing cars and motorcycles dating from 1900 to 1977 compete individually over a challenging 2.2-mile road course that wound...

Downingtown East football game on Fri. to inspire inclusivity

Members of the Downingtown High School East Best Buddies wear hats provided by the Eagles Autism Foundation during the first Best Buddies mixer of the 2022-23 school year. The Downingtown High School East chapter of Best Buddies International is partnering with the Eagles Autism Foundation to celebrate the school’s 10th annual “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign on...

Three Owen J. Roberts seniors National Merit semi-finalists

Three Owen J. Roberts (OJR) High School seniors were named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. All semifinalists are eligible to compete for more than 7,200 National Merit Scholarship awards worth nearly $28 million, to be awarded in spring 2023. The program honors students who meet exceptional academic ability standards...