What To Do: Downingtown FallFest shines on Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Things will be hopping in Downingtown on September 24 when the Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Downingtown join forces to present the 11th Annual Downingtown Fall Fest (East Lancaster Avenue between Wallace Avenue and Green Street, Downingtown, 610-514-7000,http://downingtownfallfest.com). The...

What To Do: Chester County Restaurant Festival dishes up good times

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chester County Restaurant Festival The Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.downtownwestchester.com/viewprogram.php?id=29), which has been treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats, is closing in on its fifth decade This year, the free...

YMCA plans welcoming week to support immigrants

More than 42 million foreign-born individuals call the United States home today, a number greater than any other in history, and there’s never been a more important time for them to be welcomed with open arms. At the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, they firmly believe that it’s crucial for immigrants to have access to integration methods and that receiving communities are prepared to welcome all.

Brandywine Health Foundation launches third year of youth philanthropy

The Brandywine Health Foundation is launching the third year of the exciting Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program underwritten by Citadel with program support from the Marshall-Reynolds Foundation. This program will provide high school students from the greater Coatesville area with the opportunity to become engaged, involved, and to give back to their community through philanthropy and civic...

Canine Partners for Life hosts Open House, Sept. 18

COATESVILLE — Join Canine Partners for Life (CPL) for its annual Open House and Cow Bingo on Saturday, September 16 from 1 to 5pm at a new location (Manor Presbyterian Church, 505 Street Road, Cochranville, PA). Round up the entire family for an afternoon of free fun to discover how service and companion dogs change the lives of individuals with disabilities. “The Open House is my favorite CPL...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Days brings back the past

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Every year, there are two constants with the weekend after Labor Day — the weather will be better than it was on Labor Day Weekend and the Chadds Ford Historical Society will be hosting its annual event known as Chadds Ford Days (John Chads House, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376, www.chaddsfordhistory.org). This year, the well-attended festival, which...

10,000 Maniacs show highlights big Mushroom Fest weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times 10,000 Maniacs After three decades, anniversaries begin to take on a special significance. They almost demand more attention. This weekend marks the 32nd anniversary of the annual Mushroom Festival in downtown Kennett Square (http://mushroomfestival.org).

Mushroom Festival: bigger and better than ever for 2017

By Anne Uhle, Correspondent, The Times With near perfect weather forecast for this weekend, the streets of Kennett Square should be packed for the 32nd annual Mushroom Festival. KENNETT SQUARE — The 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival is bigger and better than ever, taking over the downtown area this weekend. The whole celebration will kick off with a parade around the square at 6 p.m. Friday night followed...

Fundraising starts to reopen Ash Park pool

COATESVILLE — Realizing the value and importance that the Ash Park pool has in Coatesville and to families in the city, recently formed non-profit, Movement Community Development Corporation (MCDC), has started organizing to reopen the pool. The all-volunteer board, wrote and passed a resolution establishing the goal of developing a plan to reopen the Ash Park Pool, centrally located in the city....

Longwood to extend fountain garden performance season

Longwood Gardens will extend its Fountain show season through Oct. 31. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Gardens announced Tuesday that its popular Main Fountain Garden performances are being extended through October 31. After an extensive two-year revitalization, the Main Fountain Garden returned in May with a season of celebration featuring fountain performances, concerts, and special events. The newly...