Coatesville Christmas parade — bigger and better than ever — Dec. 2

Mummers and hundreds of other musicians are just a small part of the Coatesville Christmas parade, schedule for Dec. 2. COATESVILLE — Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, down the historic Lincoln Highway, takes place on Dec. 2, 2017.  The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic, begins at 10:00 a.m. starting at Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway, and ends at...

What To Do: Goin’ to the dogs…and the turkey

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Dog Show Thanksgiving is looming just around the corner and that means a huge number of Christmas-related events will be filling the event calendar over the next few weeks. Fortunately for those who are not yet ready to listen to carols and be bombarded by Christmas sales non-stop, there are several special events around the area this weekend that are not...

US Seating volunteers at Gordon for Day of Caring

Volunteers from United State Seating Company during a recent Day of Caring at Gordon Literacy Center. COATESVILLE — United States Seating Company (“USSC”) recently participated in a Day of Caring at the Gordon Early Literacy Center in Coatesville. United States Seating team members volunteered at 25 stations featuring arts, crafts, physical activities and outdoor games for more than 350...

What To Do: Honoring our Veterans

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times This is the weekend that America celebrates Veterans Day – a special holiday created to honor those who have served the nation as part of United States Armed Forces. Valley Forge National Park (1400 North Outer Line Drive, Valley Forge, 610- 783-1000, www.nps.gov/vafo) is hosting a special “Veterans Day Commemoration” on November 11 beginning at 11 a.m....

What To Do: Dia de Los Muertos in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times November 1 is a special day in Mexico and in Mexican-American communities throughout the states. It is the day known as “Dia de Los Muertos” — the Day of the Dead. It is a festive day when families remember and honor their loved ones who have passed away. Kennett Square will be celebrating “Dia de Los Muertos” on November 3 with a special event...

Longwood gears up for Christmas with a French accent

A Longwood Christmas runs November 23–January 7. Photo by Daniel Traub. EAST MARLBOROUGH — There is only one way to describe Longwood Gardens French-inspired holiday display . . . c’est magnifique! Explore the warm 4-acre conservatory and be enchanted by fanciful topiary and more than 50 trees adorned in classic holiday tones boasting sparkling crystal ornaments reminiscent of the splendor of...

Four events to fight homelessness

WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s Decade to Doorways, the community-wide plan to prevent and end homelessness in the county, will host four free community events in West Chester, Coatesville, Kennett Square, and Phoenixville from November 13 to 16 as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The events include free screenings of popular movies with a central theme of poverty and homelessness,...

What To Boo: Halloween fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Halloween is just a few days away. Halloween, the holiday that features trick-or-treating and other ghostly fun events, takes its name from All Hallows Evening (Hallow e’en). Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and other entities from the other side are getting ready for their special day. The area schedule of Halloween attractions is huge and very diverse with something...

What To Do: Celebrate Fall without being scary

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times While Halloween might be first and foremost in many minds this weekend, there are less scary, more relaxed ways to enjoy your fall weekend. Of course, for those of you who enjoy some scary good fun, we have an entire rundown of Halloween events in the area, here. Autumn weather seems to have finally arrived and now is the time to take advantage of what the fall...

Brandywine Hospital honored by American Heart Association

CALN — Brandywine Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most deadly type of heart attack caused...