What To Do: Ringing in the new year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square New Year’s Eve is about partying – dining, drinking, welcoming the new year and…partying. The biggest party night of the year is the highlight of the schedule for the next week. Friday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style when the Mushroom Festival...

What To Do: Holiday and non-holiday events for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Christmas week is here and, for the most part, it is the penultimate weekend for holiday attractions. Additionally, there are several other non-holiday attractions on tap for the next 10 days. Christmas-influenced music, advertising, TV shows and events are everywhere. It is virtually impossible not to be affected by the Christmas holiday season...

DASD Superintendent wins statewide recognition

Superintendent Emilie Lonardi, Ph.D. receives the PASA Award for Service to the Profession (Pictured from left to right: Dr. Jay Burkhart, PASA President; Steven Delisle, Sponsor: Horace Mann; Emilie M. Lonardi, Ph.D., Superintendent of Downingtown Area School District; Josh Winter, Sponsor: Horace Mann) DOWNINGTOWN — Not only does Downingtown Area School District have award-winning schools and...

Sheriff’s Office, Alpha Kappa Alpha-Iota Tau Omega deliver Christmas gifts

Members of the CCSO, AKA-ITO and Chester County Youth Center gather around donations as K-9 Marley checks the gifts twice. This December, members of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and collaborating partner Alpha Kappa Alpha-Iota Tau Omega (AKA-ITO), an African American women’s service organization, collected and delivered items for the Chester County Youth Center. The project, initiated...

What To Do: Holiday events in county parks

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Chester County Department of Parks and Preservation (www.chesco.org/4520/Parks-Trails) has three special events on its schedule for this weekend. Springton Manor Farm (860 Springton Road, Glenmoore) will host “Holiday at the Barn + Wagon Ride” on December 18 from noon-3 p.m. The Friends of Springton Manor Farm and Chester County Parks and...

Cathell named as new Exec. Director of Western Chesco Chamber

Rachel Cathell COATESVILLE — The Board of Directors of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce announced this week the appointment of Rachel Cathell as the incoming Executive Director of the organization. Cathell will replace outgoing  Executive, Donna Steltz who retires at the end of this year after 20 years at the helm. Cathell has served as the Chamber’s Communications Coordinator...

What To Do: Downingtown Good Neighbor Parade

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Good Neighbor Parade Downingtown has always been a neighborly town – so neighborly that it has an annual event schedule that includes Good Neighbor Day each summer and Good Neighbor Christmas (downtown Downingtown, http://www.dtownchristmas.com) every winter. On December 11, Downingtown will host its annual Good Neighbor Christmas Parade beginning...

Chester County Bar Foundation awards $175,000 in grants

The Chester County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chester County Bar Association, awarded $175,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations earlier this month.  All grants will help support the foundation’s mission to help Chester County Citizens understand, gain access to, and benefit from our legal system by providing support for programs and services related to the law. Chester...

DCCC EMS students gets hands on training thanks to JeffSTAT Air Ambulance and Broomall Fire Company’s Rescue 53

College Paramedic Coordinator/Broomall Fire Company Lieutenant Tim Capuzzi shows EMS-100 student Alexea Patton of Norwood how to use a hydraulic extrication rescue tool. Eighteen students from Delaware and Chester Counties in Delaware County Community College’s Emergency Medical Services program had an opportunity yesterday to receive hands-on training in simulated rescues of injured people via...

Boy Scout bring Christmas spirit to VA grounds

Ned Glavin, junior at Westtown School, life scout, and Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 22, chartered out of Unionville Presbyterian Church, chose to serve veterans selecting his Eagle Scout project. Driven by his desire to help veterans, to honor his late grandfathers who were both Korean War Veterans, Ned reached out to the director of Voluntary Services, Mrs. Jennifer Lilly, at the Coatesville...