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...

CYI now accepting applications for 2017 ServiceCorps

Also seeking local businesses to mentor students Earl Johnson, Chief of Voluntary Service at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with 2016 program participants COATESVILLE -Applications are now open for the Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI) 2017 ServiceCorps; a highly selective, rigorous (and very fun) summer leadership program available to residents aged 14 to 18 who reside in the Coatesville Area...

What To Do: One word: chocolate!

Kennett Chocolate Festival is sweet treat before Valentine’s By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Chocolate takes center stage at the annual Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival. Once the Christmas holidays are over, the dog days of winter start to set in. A holiday is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter and Valentine’s Day is always equal to the task. Valentine’s...

Youth Philanthropy Program seeks grant proposals for LGBTQ services

The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program is seeking grant proposals for LCTBQ health and education programming. COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) of the Brandywine Health Foundation announced that it is requesting proposals from organizations dedicated to providing LGBTQ sexual health education and services in the greater Coatesville area.  Initiated...

Willowdale announces $100K challenge

EAST MARLBOROUGH — A $100,000 Steeplechase Challenge is on the race card for the 25th Anniversary Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase! This “Challenge” will help to celebrate Willowdale’s 25th Anniversary and The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup’s 83rd running. The “Challenge” will take excitement for spectators to an even higher level while offering a major opportunity for amateur riders. The...

What To Do: Underground Railroad tour in honor of Black History Month

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times On February 4, at 2 p.m., the Kennett Underground Railroad Center (South Willow Street, Kennett Square, 484-544-5070, www.kennettundergroundrr.org) is presenting “Freedmen, Fugitives and Friends,” a free tour in honor of Black History Month. Guides will lead visitors through the Borough to see the houses and hear the stories of Kennett Square Quakers and...

Henna Against Hunger in Chadds Ford

CHADDS FORD — Eminence Salon and Spa is launching a new charity campaign titled “Henna against Hunger” on Valentine’s Day. The initiative organized by Eminence Salon and Spa has been titled as “Henna against Hunger” and will raise money for the Kennett Area Food Cupboard.

Horn to lead YMCA’s fundraising campaign

Jim Horn As a board member for the last six years, Jim Horn knows the how deeply Chester County benefits from the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, so accepting the role as this year’s fundraising campaign chair came without question. He’s eager to share the Y’s story from an even larger platform and his voice will begin to amplify during the kickoff of the Y’s annual campaign at 5:30 p.m. on Feb....