Sheehan to be honored with Lukens Award

Frances Sheehan COATESVILLE –The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum (NISHM) in Coatesville along with Coatesville Savings Bank, announced Tuesday its eleventh annual Rebecca Lukens Award to be presented to noted community-builder, Frances Sheehan, President of Crozier-Keystone Community Foundation. For the past 15 years, Ms. Sheehan served as President and CEO of the Brandywine Health...

SPCA offers reduced cost spaying in March

WEST CHESTER – The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) will be offering spay/neuter surgeries to residents of Chester County, Delaware County, and New Castle County for just a $20 co-pay during the month of March.  The “Lucky Charms” campaign is the first of three “blitz” campaigns supported by a generous grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America.

What to Do: Get Happy on Monday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If you’re looking for something fun to do on Monday, you have several good options — “Be Happy,” celebrate the first day of Spring or get a free water ice at any of Rita’s Water Ice locations around the area. It won’t take much of an effort to do all three at the same time. The International Day of Happiness is March 20 — every year —...

Oxford Feed & Lumber to hold ‘peep’ show, March 23

Relax, it’s for fans of chickens A Silver Spangled-Hamburg is among the breeds expected to be on display. OXFORD — Oxford Feed & Lumber invites all backyard poultry fans to Union Fire House, 315 Market St., Oxford on Thursday, March 23 for their first Peep Show! Highlighting the evening’s agenda will be 20 rare varieties of chicks available for purchase that evening only. Registration,...

What To Do: Kennett Symphony’s annual Children’s concert

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Children of all ages can benefit from being introduced to the joy of listening to classical music. The Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363, www.kennettsymphony.org) supports this premise by presenting its “Annual Children’s Concert & Post-Concert Instrument Zoo” every spring to give young children exposure to live classical music. This...

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 need. Michelle...

Brandywine Hills Point-To-Point celebrates 75 years

Jay Meister on Tom Bob, Bunny Meister & Billy Meister on Freeman’s Hill (left to right) after finishing the 1988 Maryland Hunt Cup. EAST MARLBOROUGH — On Sunday, April 2, the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point celebrates its 75th year. Brandywine Red Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center on Route 842, approximately six miles west of West Chester and three miles east of Unionville, will...

Chesco United Way holds financial stability forum

Combined group effort of Chester County legislators and social services organizations addressed the under and unemployment challenges in Chester County at the annual United Way of Chester County Financial Stability Forum. DOWNINGTOWN – United Way of Chester County hosted its fifth annual financial stability forum, connecting representatives from ten legislative offices alongside twenty-six non-profit...

What To Do: Time for Kennett Winterfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Something special is brewing in Kennett Square this weekend — a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Fifth Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 25 from 12:30-4 p.m. at 600 South Broad Street in Kennett...

What To Do: Cirque Zuma Zuma comes to W. Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cirque Zuma Zuma Even long-time circus fans who have attended many, many circus performances have still probably never seen anything like Cirque Zuma Zuma. The show is frequently described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. Area fans will have the opportunity to catch a live show by the unique entertainment act when WCU Live! presents Cirque Zuma Zuma on...