CCIU celebrating ‘All Abilities’

Pictured here is the Owen J. Roberts Superintendent Dr. Susan Lloyd, Art Teacher Tom Sonnenberg, 2017 Winning Designer Kaylee Uba and CCIU Assistant Director of Student Services Dr. Anita Riccio. DOWNINGTOWN – More than a quarter of a century has passed since March was established as Disability Awareness Month. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is not only committed to supporting the accomplishments...

Celebrate Spring at Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point, April 1

The Radnor Hunt Hounds Parade — Radnor Hunt is again presenting Sponsor of the Brandywine Hill Point to Point. Just as there were hints of a very early spring – temperatures in the 60s, flowers popping up and birds everywhere, reality hit us with a mid-March snow storm. But don’t despair, a sure sign of spring in Chester County is just days away! The Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point, slated for...

What To Do: Shake off those winter blues, the Easter Bunny is coming

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times West Chester Railroad Easter is just over a week away and this weekend offers a wide array of holiday events to enjoy. The Easter Bunny is known for hopping around but not always. There are times when he (or she) opts for a different form of locomotion – with real locomotives. Sometimes, instead of bouncing along the ground, the big happy rabbit rides...

What To Do: St. Patrick’s Day and a day to get happy

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Many St. Patrick’s Day activities were held last weekend and there are more slated for this weekend – including the mandatory pub crawls in Wilmington and many Philadelphia neighborhoods. Drinking and dining play a big role in Patty’s Day celebrations. On March 17, the New Castle County Irish Society (1301 South Rodney Street, Wilmington, Delaware, ...

Volunteers needed for Red Clay Cleanup

WEST CHESTER — 700 volunteers are needed for the annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up to be held on Saturday, March 24th from 8 AM – Noon.  The Clean Up is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) and the Delaware Nature Society (DNS) to sweep 90 miles of stream and road ways along the east and west branches of the Red Clay Creek, including Kennett Square Borough going south through...

Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber to hold job fair, March 14

The Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Pepperidge Farm and Task Management, Inc. to bring quality jobs to the Downingtown-Thorndale region. A job fair, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, March 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce office, located at 216 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown. ...

What To Do: Wearin’ of the green starts this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilmington Even though next Saturday (March 17) is officially St. Patrick’s Day, this weekend is St. Patty’s Day Weekend for many area residents — a weekend when everyone’s homeland is Ireland and green is the preferred color for everything (clothes, food, hair, milkshakes, decorations and even beer and wine). Dating...

DCCC names Trent new Provost

Dr. Monica Parrish Trent, an instructional dean at Montgomery College in Maryland, will become the new provost and vice president of Academic & Student Affairs at Delaware County Community College in June. Dr. Monica Parrish Trent, currently the instructional dean of the English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP), Linguistics and Communication Studies division at Montgomery College in Montgomery...

What To Do: Philadelphia Flower Show blooms this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times The Philadelphia Flower Show Spring and its beautiful flowers will be here soon. But, you don’t have to wait another five or six weeks to be awestruck by the beauty of Mother Nature’s floral offerings. All you need do is make a visit to this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia,...

Family Promise names Henriquez as case manager

Omar Henriquez Family Promise of Southern Chester County (FPSCC), a volunteer driven nonprofit committed to helping families experiencing homelessness, welcomes Omar Henriquez as its new case manager.  Henriquez will guide families through their housing crisis by providing the tools and encouragement to regain their housing, employment and become fully and permanently self-sufficient . Susan Minarchi,...