What To Do: Time to get fiddlin’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times It’s time for some “fiddling around” this weekend. The Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks) is scheduled for August 12. The annual Picnic is celebrating its 89th anniversary this year. Known originally as the “Chester and Delaware Counties’ Old Fiddlers’...

DCCC president honored with Change award

Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black (left) receives the NCCI 2017 Maury Cotter Leader of Change Award from NCCI’s Maury Cotter. Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black was a recipient of a 2017 Maury Cotter Leader of Change Award last month from the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation, an international professional association that...

Friends Association for children announces new trustees

Left to right: Matt Holliday, Serita Spadoni, Lee Bohs and Brian Boreman, all of West Chester. WEST CHESTER— Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children announces the appointment of the Executive Committee Board of Trustees, as well as the full slate of officers for 2018. Leading the Board of Trustees are Brian Boreman, Matt Holliday, Lee Bohs and Serita Spadoni. “All four of our...

Goats take center stage at 4-H livestock show

Frank Reith won Best in Show. HONEY BROOK – The Chester County 4-H Dairy Goat Show was held at the Romano 4-H Center of Chester County on Rt. 322, Honey Brook as part of the 4-H Fair Week.  A total of 35 goat projects were exhibited and 24 4-H youth participants.  This year the show was divided into four classes – Alpine Dairy Goats, LaMancha Dairy Goats, Pet Goats and Market Goats. Rachel...

Elected officials honor WYMCA’s Power Scholars

State Representative Harry Lewis, Jr. (R-74) presents Diego Hernandez, a Power Scholar, with a certificate of achievement. COATESVILLE — On Wednesday, July 26 at Friendship Elementary School, local politicians including State Senator Tom McGarrigle, representing Pennsylvania’s 26th Legislative District; State Representative Harry Lewis, Jr., representing Pennsylvania’s 74th Legislative District; Jesse...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from 6-9 p.m. on August 4. The event celebrates the local art scene with special...

What To Do: ‘Fairly’ good time to get out and enjoy

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Goshen Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554, www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair, which is celebrating...

St. Joe’s, DCCC enhance dual admission agreement

Seeking to provide students with more affordable opportunities to earn a baccalaureate degree, Delaware County Community College and Saint Joseph’s University have enhanced their four-year-old dual admission partnership agreement for students. The new agreement provides significantly more merit scholarships, as well as more course options for students who are interested in seamlessly transferring...

Celebrate the dogs days of summer — with your dog

Join The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) in celebrating the Dog Days of Summer from 6:30-8:30pm on August 3rd at Stateline Woods Preserve. Enjoy a Thursday evening on the land celebrating all things canine. Newcomers to Stateline Woods Preserve will have a chance to get acquainted on the trails with the guided hikes. Emily Hutchison will be on hand with free dog art projects. Vendors...

What To Do: get out there and enjoy summer festivals

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kountry K-9 Show at the Kimberton Fair. This is the time of the year for outdoor festivals. Every summer, this area is a hotbed for festivals — blueberry festivals, peach festivals, county fairs, firemen’s festivals, state fairs and plain old country fairs. If you enjoy country fairs, you can also check out the 89th Annual Kimberton Community Fair...