Unionville Fair gets new leadership

EAST MARLBOROUGH – The Unionville Community Fair is entering its 95th year with new leadership Since it began in 1924 as a school harvest festival the Unionville Community Fair has grown into a community institution. The Fair remains focused on showcasing activities and displays that educate the community about the importance of agriculture, homemaking and the arts.

What To Do: take a train ride with the Easter Bunny

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Easter Bunny on the west Chester Railroad. The Easter Bunny is known for hopping around — but not always. Sometimes, instead of bouncing along the ground, the big happy rabbit rides a train. The holiday bunny has already embarked on his three-weekend stint of riding trains all around the area. The West Chester Railroad (610-430-2233, www.westchesterrr.net)...

Great Valley HS students win 1st for safe driving PSA

From left to right are Great Valley Studio Manager/District Video Producer Kevin Fitzpatrick and students, Jacob Mingis, Jacob Hoover and Isaiah Cunningham. The fourth member of the winning team, Sarah Liu, is not pictured. NJM Insurance Group (NJM), in partnership with the Pennsylvania DUI Association (PA DUI), today announced the winners of its inaugural “Just Drive” public service announcement...

Inner Nature: The Breath of Life

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, The Times Respiration is the technical term for the release of energy from food at the cellular level. On a colloquial level, it is used to describe the process of breathing. Here, I will discuss how the process of breathing using the respiratory system supports the intake of oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide, a waste product of respiration. I am going to focus narrowly...

Brandywine Hills Point-To-Point is family friendly event

Children and parents compete in the lead line race. The clock is ticking down to the exciting running of the 77th Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point on Sunday, April 7, at the Myrick Conservation Center in Pocopson Township. This annual event is an outstanding opportunity to see steeplechase racing at its finest over a 318-acre property overlooking the stunning scenery of southern Chester County,...

Chanticleer at Unionville High School, April 3

  Chanticleer Unionville High School presents Chanticleer in concert on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th anniversary this season. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer...

What To Do: Longwood Gardens ‘blooms’ into spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Tulips at Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is a living example of the old saying that “when one door closes, another door opens.” After another multi-week successful run in 2019, Longwood’s “Orchid Extravagaza” closed last weekend.

Students “kick butts’ with anti vaping memes

Pictured from left to right at Owen J. Roberts Middle School: Austin Kincaid (3rd Place) and Taylor Vermillion (1st Place). The Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition and the Chester County Health Department recently selected three middle school students as winners in the annual Kick Butts Day Meme Contest.  Students were recognized during the school day on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Art by Kathy Ruck at Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale When spring arrives, it marks the beginning of the annual season of area art shows and antiques/craft fairs. One of this area’s best art shows is scheduled for this weekend. The 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show (http://cfes.ucfsd.org/artshow/) will be held March 22 and 23 at the Chadds...

Brandywine Hills Point to Point ready to run April 7

Horses vault the stone wall at last year’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point. When the warm breezes of spring waft their way into Chester County, the local fox hunting horses and folks who love them sniff the air and know it’s time for the annual point-to-point races. The 2019 Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point — scheduled for Sunday, April 7 — is one of the early ones. It offers a wide...