What To Do: Cherry blossoms bloom into our region

By Denny Dyroff,  Entertainment Editor, The Times Morris Arboretum This is the time of year to get out and appreciate one of nature’s most brilliant displays – cherry blossoms in bloom. A great place to observe cherry blossoms and see a lot of other spring flowers in bloom is the Morris Arboretum (100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, 215-247-5777, www.morrisarboretum.org). One of the...

Congregation B’nai Jacob celebrating Rabbi Jeff Sultar’s Renewal

Rabbi Jeff Sultar PHOENIXVILLE — Congregation B’nai Jacob (CBJ) of Phoenixville  announced an extension of their Covenantal Partnership with Rabbi Jeff Sultar as their spiritual leader. A celebration honoring Rabbi Sultar is scheduled for Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 pm, with a special Zoom live concert featuring the internationally acclaimed A Capella group, The Maccabeats! According to Congregation...

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees aids open space preservation effort

Bill Burke WEST CHESTER — Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, one of Chester County Pa.’s largest law firms, announced Tuesday that it represented and assisted Brandywine Conservancy in acquiring and preserving over 577 acres of land in Lower Oxford and West Nottingham Townships.  William Burke represented Brandywine which, with invaluable support from the Oxford Area Foundation and grant funding...

Jakatt named CCIU’s Heart of Learning Award finalist

Jessica Jakatt COATESVILLE — Traditionally, when we think of heroes, those that come to mind fly around in capes, defeat supervillains and save entire cities from destruction. These comic book heroes are fun and inspiring, but as our current situation has undoubtedly shown, the real-life heroes of today are the ones putting on medical scrubs, working at the grocery store and teaching our children...

What To Do: With warmer weather, time to get outdoors

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Paoli Battlefield Park It seems as if warm spring weather has finally arrived. That means it’s a great time to visit attractions such as horticultural sites, zoos and historic sites – and a great time to do some walking. A special “Paoli Battlefield Walking Tour” (pbpfinc.org) will be held on April 10 and repeated on May 8. Participants are invited...

Chesco to participate in events to combat opioid epidemic

WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services (CCDDAS) recognizes the impact COVID-19 has had, and will continue to have on our communities, and notes that the opioid and overdose crisis, along with other substance use disorders are still extremely prevalent. In some ways, the crisis is exacerbated by the pandemic. In a continued effort to prevent further Opioid Use...

What To Do: Spring brings many holidays and celebrations

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Linvilla Orchards There is a quartet of religious holidays that occur close to each other every spring – Holi for Hindus, Passover for Jews, Easter for Christians and Ramadan for Muslims. This year, Holi began on March 28 and ended on March 29. Holi marks the advent of spring and is widely celebrated throughout Hindu-majority India. The festival...

LCH Health Services moves to new Oxford location

OXFORD — LCH Health and Community Services (formerly known as La Comunidad Hispana) moved into its new downtown Oxford location last week.  Having joined the greater Oxford community back in 2016, the growing community health center was ready for a more spacious and accessible location for their patients.  The new location is at 14 South 3rd Street Oxford, PA 19363 (the former Sewer Authority building,...

Jennersville Hospital to hold COVD memorial event, March 30

WEST GROVE – On Tuesday, March 30, at 8 a.m. Jennersville Hospital will host a COVID-19 memorial ceremony to pay tribute to Chester County residents who have died from COVID-19. The event will take place at the newly constructed Reflection Garden located outside of the Emergency Department entrance. A tree will be planted to honor the lives impacted and as a reminder of the lives lost to COVID-19. At...

What To Do: The Easter Bunny is ridin’ the rails

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Easter Bunny on the West Chester Railroad The Easter Bunny is known for hopping around — but it is not always his preferred mode of transportation. Sometimes, instead of bouncing along the ground, the big happy rabbit rides a train. The holiday bunny has just embarked on his two-weekend stint of riding trains all around the area. The West Chester...