Brandywine Picnic Park leads collection for Harvey victims

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times People dropping off donations on a rainy Saturday at Brandywine Picnic Park to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. EAST BRADFORD — The owners of Brandywine Picnic Park and Hickory House Catering are no strangers to dealing with floods. Gripping the banks of Brandywine Creek just outside of West Chester, the park floods at least once per year. A three-inch...

David’s Drive buys out Army Navy store, donates to VA, CYI and CASD

Thousands of items of clothing purchased for those in need By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times Volunteers with David’s Drive were on hand last week to deliver clothing to the Coatesville Youth Initiative to be distributed to local youth. Photo courtesy of David’s Drive COATESVILLE – Though the iconic Army Navy store in the center of town has permanently closed its doors, storeowner...

Caln Elementary faculty, Girl Scouts donate dinners for Thanksgiving

BethAnn Hackmeister and Marcy Knecht seated in front of donated items for one family. CALN — As folks around the area prepare for the holiday season, the Girl Scout Troops and faculty from Caln Elementary School continued their traditions of supplying Thanksgiving dinners for some local families on Monday. In the spirit of giving, all items were donated in order to ensure that Caln families felt...

Donations still needed for Back To School Event

Some of the backpacks donated for the 2015 event — donations for the 2016 event on Aug. 19 are still being welcomed. Anticipation is building for the 4th Annual Coatesville Back to School Event on Friday, Aug. 19 from 3-6 pm at Scott Middle School at 800 Olive Street in Coatesville. The community-wide effort is implemented by over 100 volunteers and 13 local organizations including the Coatesville...

Moms come together to help beloved Chick-Fil-A employee

Always quick to help others, local man gets assistance to get the shoes he needs A Facebook group of Chester County women named MomAdvice heard that Chick-Fil-A employee George Holston needed special diabetic shoes but could not afford them. With the original goal of raising $200, the group was on hand today to present Holston with the $1,800 collected in less than 5 days. By Lauren Parker-Gill, News...