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...

Reward offered in killing of pet dogs

Buddha was reported missing from his Downingtown home Thursday and ultimately found dead along with another family dog. Authorities have offered a reward to anyone with information as who was responsible. Authorities are looking for information about who might have killed a pair of beloved pet dogs in Downingtown, Thursday. On Thursday, the Brandywine Valley SPCA was alerted that a dog was missing...

Downingtown showcases growth, economic development & vitality

Progress, prosperity & quality of life remain key focus By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times Downingtown Mayor, Josh Maxwell, discusses revitalization initiatives with meeting attendees DOWNINGTOWN – Chester County business and political leaders, non-profit organizations and interested community members packed Victory Brewing Company Friday morning to learn more about major economic development...

Downingtown eateries dishing up for Fallfest

DOWNINGTOWN — Participating Downingtown restaurants are offering two unique dishes from September 19 to September 26 to celebrate the fall harvest season. FallFeast will emphasize the culinary creativity and diversity of the restaurants in the Downingtown community. Each restaurant will have to incorporate a mandated ingredient in one of the dishes and the other will be a “Chef’s Choice.”

Apartments, retail proposed as part of D-Town parking garage bid

Union Place proposed for East Lancaster Avenue By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times An architectual rendering of the proposed Union Place development in Downingtown on East Lancaster Avenue. The development would include 81 public parking spaces, 72 apartments and four retail locations. DOWNINGTOWN — The borough’s request for bids to build a parking garage for additional downtown parking for the...