Downingtown’s Luebbers wins Irish Dance world title, will dance with Celtic Fire

Owen Luebbers When Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire light up the stage at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on March 16, the singing sensation will have with him some world class talent, including Downingtown, PA, native, World Champion Irish dancer, and recently crowned 2019 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion Owen Luebbers. “Owen is a brilliant dancer, and he’s...

Work2Gether celebrates first anniversary

Work2Gether DOWNINGTOWN — Last year Nick and Melinda Winkler’s dream was to build a community by operating a successful enterprise where remote workers and business owners could work, network and socialize. Earlier this month Work2gether celebrated its first anniversary by hosting a party at its location at 107 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown. The success of the initial year is being marked...

What To Do: Good Neighbor Christmas in Downingtown

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Downingtown’s Good Neighbor Christmas. Downingtown has changed a lot over the years but is still a neighborly town. It 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)...

Two charged in infants’ deaths

Jamal Bailey (left) and William Gardner (right) were charged Thursday in the deaths of two infants under their care. Two county men have been charged in the deaths of infants under their care — one earlier this year and another exactly one year ago —  Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday. Jamal Bailey, 41 of Downingtown, has been charged with homicide for administering...

Dinniman lauds start of Sonoco site redevelopment

Neal Fisher, Vice President of Development for the Hankin Group; Senator Dinniman; Mike Malloy, General Counsel for the Hankin Group; and Don Vymazal, Senator Dinniman’s Government Relations Director; tour the site of the former Sonoco Paper Mill in Downingtown. DOWNINGTOWN — State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined officials from the Hankin Group to tour the site of the former Sonoco paper...

Mayor’s 5K will help take on gender-based violence

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DOWNINGTOWN — Working to help fight for victims of gender-based violence is something few could argue with, but for some, it is an issue driven by deeply personal experiences, experiences that force one to take action, rather than sit back. Borough Mayor Josh Maxwell certainly falls into that latter category. He has been a tireless advocate for victims of such...

Event to build community food boxes, March 11

DOWNINGTOWN – It Takes a Village (Chester County) will be holding a community event March 11 at 10 am at Caln Park to build Community Food Boxes. Five boxes will be assembled by volunteers, painted by local children and artists, and placed in public parks throughout Downingtown, Caln and Coatesville where they will provide instant access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to those in...

Martinez announces run for Downingtown Mayor

Adrian Martinez Adrian Martinez, a civic leader, businessman and artist, announces his candidacy for Mayor of Downingtown. “I’ve raised my family in Downingtown, operated a small business and volunteered with community organizations,” Martinez said. “I believe in serving my neighbors and have done so over the years. Downingtown needs a mayor willing to promote the borough while preserving...

Dinniman: Downingtown to get $900K for trails, sidewalks

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced last week that Downingtown Borough will receive $916,600 in federal funding to install a new trail and sidewalks.  The Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant will be used to install a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail along Woodbine Avenue and 6-foot-wide sidewalk along a portion of Lincoln Highway. 

No more whining: now you can get your vino at Wegmans

Over 400 varieties available for sale seven day a week By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times The Downingtown Wegmans Wine Shop officially opened for sales Friday morning. DOWNINGTOWN – First beer, now wine – Wegmans in Downingtown is among the first of 200 grocery stores that is able to sell wine and they celebrated by popping the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine Friday with state...