ChristianaCare to become presenting sponsor for Kennett Run

Kennett Run Charities Inc. has announced that ChristianaCare will be the presenting sponsor of the Kennett Run 5K for the 2024-2028 period. This year’s 10K and 5K Run/Walk takes place on Saturday, May 4 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Celebrating its 35th year, the Kennett Run brings together participants of all ages and abilities to enjoy the scenic course through lovely Kennett Square and...

Briglia to receive Rebecca Lukens Award

Beth Harper Briglia A longtime philanthropic advisor and community volunteer in Chester County, Beth Harper Briglia, was recently named the 18th recipient of the annual Rebecca Lukens Award presented by the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum (NISHM) in Coatesville. Established by the Graystone Society, the museum’s nonprofit arm, the award is named for the owner of the former Lukens Steel...

Comitta, YMCA to celebrate Earth Day

State Senator Carolyn Comitta plants a tree at the 2023 Earth Day Festival at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn. Pictured (L to R): Commissioner Todd Pride, PA Game Commission; State Senator Carolyn Comitta; Oliver Bass, President of Natural Lands and Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). State Senator Carolyn Comitta and the YMCA of Greater...

What To Do: Local options for eclipse viewing

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times April 8 is a very special day. It’s the day that people across North America will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. Even though this area is not in the path of totality, seeing the solar eclipse will still be a really cool experience. On April 8 between 2:08 p.m. and 4:34 p.m., the moon will pass in front of the sun. The darkest point —...

Spring Forward to celebrate Chester County Imagination Libray, April 24

On April 24, from 10 am – 12 pm and 5 pm – 8 pm, the Kennett Library and Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH) will co-host a Spring Forward Together event geared towards families with children to celebrate the Chester County Imagination Library (CCIL). Children from birth to age five who live in Chester County are eligible to be enrolled in the Chester County Imagination Library program...

LCH announces partner with Penn State for Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Left to right: Monica Mata-Lopez, LCH Program Coordinator; Elizabeth Myers,Penn State Extension Program; Evelyn Fonseca-Beltran, LCH Marketing andCommunications Coordinator; Kate Wickersham, LCH Director ofDevelopment. LCH Health and Community Services in Kennett Square proudly announces a groundbreaking partnership with Penn State’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to bolster...

What To Do: Ridin’ the rails with the Easter Bunny

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times West Chester Railroad The Easter Bunny is known for hopping around but not always. Sometimes, he opts for a different form of locomotion – with real locomotives. Sometimes, instead of bouncing along the ground, the big happy rabbit rides a train. This weekend, the holiday bunny will be riding trains all around the area. One of the best train rides...

County Science Research Competition winners celebrated at awards ceremony

The students pictured won Best of Division for C Division (grade 10) in the Dr. Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams Fair. From left to right: Aman Yelampalli of Avon Grove Charter School, Rithik Kamtam of Downingtown STEM Academy, and Sruthi Desikan of Downingtown STEM Academy. On Tuesday, March 19, students in grades 6-12 from across Chester County gathered at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine...

What To Do: Jamie Wyeth’s ‘Unsettled’ at Brandywine Museum of Art

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Bean Boots by Jamie Wyeth Variety is the spice of life. It is also a description of the special events around the area this weekend. There will be attractions featuring an exhibit of Wyeth art, reptiles, hot rod cars, beads, minerals, mud sales, cosplay, mansion mystery tours, a massive “garage sale,” wines and a Ukrainian festival. The newest...

Brandywine Valley SPCA brings adoptable Pets to local PetSmart stores this weekend

In partnership with PetSmart Charities Brandywine Valley SPCA will bring adoptable pets to four PetSmart locations in support of National Adoption Week, taking place March 18 – 24, 2024. Brandywine Valley SPCA will be holding special in-store adoption events with puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats on Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at four different PetSmart locations....