What To Do: January means Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Orchids at Longwood Gardens If you ask Siri to name the largest family of flowering plants in the world, she/he/it would quickly come up with the answer. The largest family of flowering plants in the world is the orchid — a flower that is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful, delicate and graceful flowers in the world. The Royal Botanical Gardens...

Beam honored as Outstanding Swine Club Leader

Nelson Beam of Elverson, Chester Co. received the Outstanding Pennsylvania 4-H Swine Leader Award during the junior livestock sale at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Pictured (L-R): Nelson Beam, Ben WilliamsonPhoto Credit: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Awarded during the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show Junior Livestock Sale, Nelson Beam of Elverson, Pennsylvania, was selected as the 2019 4-H...

WCU band wins Sudler Trophy

The West Chester University Marching Band in competition. West Chester University’s Wells School of Music announced Monday that the Incomparable Golden Marching Band is the recipient of the distinguished 2019 Sudler Trophy. Presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, the Sudler Trophy is known as the “Heisman Trophy of the collegiate band world.” It is awarded every other year to a college...

Camp Bournelyf receives grants from 5 local foundations

Campers and staff from Bournelyf Special Camp in West Chester. The camp, which serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently received nearly $20,000 in grants from five local foundations. WEST CHESTER –Bournelyf Special Camp, the West Chester non-profit dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a summer camp experience,...

What To Do: Chill out and hit the ice

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Power Play Rinks in Exton The crazy weather we’ve been having recently could mean this will be a great winter for skating on frozen ponds around Chester County — or it could mean it will be a winter with no ice at all. Fortunately, there are quite a few very good indoor locations for ice skating in the area.

What To Do: First First Friday is loaded with activities

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A work by artists Doug Elliot as part of Snowy Days If you want to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend, you do have some interesting options. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday...

Happy New Year!

While it is hard to know exactly what 2019 will bring, we’d like to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year! We’re continue to enjoy some holiday time with friends and family and will resume our normal publishing schedule of reader-submitted community news on Wednesday. Again, thank you for your support over the years and we hope that 2019 will be the best year yet to come.

What To Do: Party like it’s 2019!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times There are several big holidays throughout the year – each with a different vibe and primary activity. Christmas is about giving. Thanksgiving is about eating. Valentine’s Day is about love, flowers and chocolate. Halloween is also about chocolate – and any other candy treat given to trick-or-treaters. New Year’s Eve is about partying – dining,...

Glove drive helps local veterans

The first photo with gifts of winter gloves for homeless veterans includes Nathan Four, Director of Residential Services at the Veterans Multi-Service Center; Robert Rogers, Case Manager at the Veterans Multi-Service Center; Rick Loughery, Chester County Recorder of Deeds. COATESVILLE — More than 125 veterans residing at the LZ II and Mary E. Walker House on the grounds of the Coatesville Veterans...

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at The Times, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Like you, we enjoy spending holiday with our friends and family. As such, we’ll be publishing on a very limited schedule between now and New Years Day. Our best from all of us to you and your family this holiday season.