What To Do: Yellow Springs Art Show celebrates 44 years

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Yellow Springs Art Show The Yellow Springs Art Show got its start back in 1973 as a free event featuring a variety of artists displaying their work on clotheslines. It has changed immeasurably since then and has become one of the largest and most prestigious annual art shows in the Delaware Valley. The Yellow Springs Art Show, which is still free and open...

Costello salutes art contest winners

Hannah Atchinson, Rachel Voshell,Elizabeth Gay and Juliet Roncace ere honored as winners of the Sixth Congressional District Art Contest. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6), a member of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Caucus and a strong supporter of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), today congratulated the winners...

Gunsense offers ‘Building Bridges’ workshop, May 2

Gun Sense Chester County (formerly The Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence) is offering a “public invited workshop” for anyone interested in learning techniques for building thoughtful discussion on issues related to gun violence prevention. The workshop is called “Building Bridges.” It’s designed to teach skills and approaches that can help foster conversations that avoid unproductive...

What To Do: Earth Day, more important than ever

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Earth Day has been becoming more necessary every year. Now, because of the political turn of events in last November, efforts to protect the earth are crucial. Earth Day has been featuring celebrations all around the world for more than 40 years. There are a number of special Earth Day festivities in the area this weekend, including the “Earth Day Walk &...

HPP to offer YMCA fitness memberships for Medicaid/Medicare members

PHILADELPHIA — Health Partners Plans (HPP) is expanding its commitment to health care with a new partnership with YMCA of Greater Brandywine. For the first time, many Medicaid members will be eligible for fitness memberships – covered by HPP for a full calendar year from when they enroll — at one of seven YMCA locations in Chester County. Medicare and CHIP recipients will also have access...

Relay For Life seeks volunteers

DOWNINGTOWN — The American Cancer Society is seeking teams for the 2017 Relay For Life of Central Chester County. Whether you are a first-time Team Captain or a seasoned veteran, you are part of a very special group of dedicated volunteers that is helping the American Cancer Society finish the fight by providing leadership and motivation to a team of your friends, family, and coworkers in a Relay...

What To Do: lots of fun for Easter weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Winterthur This weekend, you need to watch where you’re walking lest you step on something you shouldn’t be stepping on – Easter Eggs, that is, not dog droppings. There will be Easter Egg hunts everywhere – from huge hunts presented by organizations and churches to small family backyard hunts. One thing for sure — there will be a lot more hard-boiled...

TCHS students show off art at Exton Mall

TCHS Brandywine Commercial & Graphic Arts senior Zyonna Boykin stands next to the work she submitted for the 2017 Commercial & Graphic Arts Senior Exhibit. DOWNINGTOWN — Commercial & Graphic Arts students at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus are offering the public an insight into their creative talents. For the second year in a row, TCHS Brandywine seniors partnered...

Smucker announces 2017 Congressional art contest

LANCASTER — U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) has announced the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District. “I’m thrilled that I have opportunity to showcase the artistic ability of students in our communities,” said Rep. Smucker. “The winner of the competition will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for all members, staff, and visitors...

Dinniman salutes Shanahan student for Eagle Scout project

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) (far right) recognizes John Byler (second from left) on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Byler, of East Fallowfield, was joined by his parents, Michelle (left) and John (second from right). State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized John Byler, a junior at Bishop Shanahan High School (BSHS) and a member of Boy Scouts Troop 116, for successfully completing an Eagle...