Coatesville VA to hold Town Hall, May 24

The Coatesville VA Medical Center will host a Veterans Town Hall meeting at the VFW Post 928, at 1805 Macdade Boulevard in Folsom, Pennsylvania on May 24, 2017, at 5:30pm. Area veterans and their families are invited to hear updates from the Coatesville VA Medical Center leadership, ask questions and obtain feedback regarding VA healthcare services.

What To Do: With Summer looming, festival season kicks off

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Liz Longley When warm weather arrives in this area, outdoor music concerts are not far behind — especially outdoor, multi-day festivals. One of the earliest festivals on the annual calendar is the Spring Gulch Folk Festival. From May 19-21, the Spring Gulch Folk Festival will return for another year at Spring Gulch Resort Campground (475 Lynch Road, New...

‘Guns Around Town’ lecture, May 25

Gun Sense Chester County (formerly The Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence) is offering a “public invited lecture and discussion” for anyone interested in learning more about gun regulation, a brief overview of proposed legislation and an open discussion of the goals and approach to gun safety by Gun Sense Chester County.

Rotary mac n’ cheese cookoff to benefit local charities

The 6th annual Chester County Mac-n-Cheese Cookoff, money raised supports Rotary initiative community projects, will be held June 4 from noon until 3 p.m. at Park Lane and Pennsylvania Avenue, Downingtown. “There are still some openings for participants and we encourage Mac-n-Cheese masters to join the fun and the competition,” said Autumn Katzenmoyer of the Thorndale/Downingtown Rotary. “We...

What To Do: Off to the races at Willowdale

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country – an area famous for top-flight equestrian events. The 2017 equestrian season is already underway with a big annual point-to-point event last weekend in Delaware and this weekend’s Annual Willowdale Steeplechase (Steeplechase grounds, routes 82 and 926, Unionville,...

Volunteers needed for Benchmark Cycling Classic

The final moments of the 2016 Benchmark Cycling Classic — and the 2017 event looks to be even more exciting. But the event needs local volunteers to help put it on. WEST CHESTER — When the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic hits the streets of downtown West Chester on Saturday, August 12, hundreds of volunteers will form the backbone of the event. Over its 12-year history, the event has grown...

Unleashed and Uncorked fundraiser, May 13

COCHRANVILLE –Celebrate with Canine Partners for Life (CPL) at Unleashed & Uncorked on Saturday, May 13 from 7:00 to 10:00pm in the Chesapeake Ballroom located at the Sheraton Wilmington-South, 365 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720. Whether you choose to unwind and relax in the atrium lounge or dance the night away to live music by The Geezers, there is fun for all! Guests will indulge in delectable...

Backpack event to help foster kids, May 21

DOWNINGTOWN – It Takes a Village (Chester County) will be holding a community event on May 21 at the Annex to Downingtown’s Borough Hall, 4 W Lancaster Ave, to assemble backpacks for children entering the foster care system in Chester County. Over 100 back packs and contents will be donated and assembled by Village members, then provided through social workers and foster parents to children ages...

What To Do: Viva El Cinco De Mayo!

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Don’t worry about the rising prices of avocados. Don’t think twice about the higher cost of making guacamole. Nothing puts a damper on the celebration of Cinco de Mayo in this area. Cinco De Mayo is day for partying — one of the biggest party days of the year for the people of Mexican descent. But, just as you don’t have to be Irish to party on St....

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...