Work2Gether celebrates first anniversary

Work2Gether DOWNINGTOWN — Last year Nick and Melinda Winkler’s dream was to build a community by operating a successful enterprise where remote workers and business owners could work, network and socialize. Earlier this month Work2gether celebrated its first anniversary by hosting a party at its location at 107 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown. The success of the initial year is being marked...

What To Do: Good Neighbor Christmas in Downingtown

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Downingtown’s Good Neighbor Christmas. Downingtown has changed a lot over the years but is still a neighborly town. It always been a neighborly town – so neighborly that it has an annual event schedule that includes Good Neighbor Day each summer and Good Neighbor Christmas (downtown Downingtown, http://www.dtownchristmas.com)...

Two charged in infants’ deaths

Jamal Bailey (left) and William Gardner (right) were charged Thursday in the deaths of two infants under their care. Two county men have been charged in the deaths of infants under their care — one earlier this year and another exactly one year ago —  Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday. Jamal Bailey, 41 of Downingtown, has been charged with homicide for administering...

Mayor’s 5K will help take on gender-based violence

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DOWNINGTOWN — Working to help fight for victims of gender-based violence is something few could argue with, but for some, it is an issue driven by deeply personal experiences, experiences that force one to take action, rather than sit back. Borough Mayor Josh Maxwell certainly falls into that latter category. He has been a tireless advocate for victims of such abuse...

Event to build community food boxes, March 11

DOWNINGTOWN – It Takes a Village (Chester County) will be holding a community event March 11 at 10 am at Caln Park to build Community Food Boxes. Five boxes will be assembled by volunteers, painted by local children and artists, and placed in public parks throughout Downingtown, Caln and Coatesville where they will provide instant access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to those in need. Michelle...

Dinniman: Downingtown to get $900K for trails, sidewalks

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced last week that Downingtown Borough will receive $916,600 in federal funding to install a new trail and sidewalks.  The Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant will be used to install a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail along Woodbine Avenue and 6-foot-wide sidewalk along a portion of Lincoln Highway. 

No more whining: now you can get your vino at Wegmans

Over 400 varieties available for sale seven day a week By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times The Downingtown Wegmans Wine Shop officially opened for sales Friday morning. DOWNINGTOWN – First beer, now wine – Wegmans in Downingtown is among the first of 200 grocery stores that is able to sell wine and they celebrated by popping the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine Friday with state representatives...

Friends Fall Festival, Oct. 8

Face painting is just one of the fun activities at this weekend’s Friends Fall festival. DOWNINGTOWN — Bring the whole family and join us for a pleasant fall day at the Friends Fall Festival, filled with the freshly painted faces of laughing children, gently used thrift items, a garden sale, scrumptious baked goods and homemade cooking, a silent auction, vendors selling quality items, and an...

Downingtown Summer Jam back for 2nd year, June 24

The initial Downingtown Summer Jam was a big success in 2015. This year’s event appears to be even bigger. DOWNINGTOWN — The second Downingtown Summer Jam Series opens on Friday, June 24 at the Concert Gazebo in Kerr Park with four musicians and groups. “Last year’s series was a great success,” said Becca Settle, Chair of the Downingtown Main Street Association. “We’re excited about...

Flowers by Jena Paige blooms in Downingtown

Downingtown High grad lives dream of opening hometown shop By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Flowers by Jena Paige is Downingtown’s newest business on Lancaster Avenue and features floral arrangements, floral designs for weddings and events and an elegant gift shop. Photo credit: Flowers by Jena Paige DOWNINGTOWN – New business, Flowers by Jena Paige, is taking the borough by storm...