Chester County records military documents at Coatesville V.F.W. Event

Staff from the Chester County recorder of Deed office work with veterans on ID cards and discharge documents, CALN – The Chester County Recorder of Deeds recorded dozens of Military Discharge documents and produced Chester County Veteran ID & Discount cards at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) Post #287 in Coatesville on Thursday. The well-attended veterans’ event included representatives...

‘Lights Up’ holiday weekends planned for West Chester

WEST CHESTER — The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce is reimagining what the holidays mean this year by launching the first-ever Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester. The streets of historic West Chester will be bathed in the glow of thousands of holiday lights every evening from November 26 to January 1. Transformed into a winter wonderland, each weekend will...

What To Do: Get outside for festivals and fairs

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Goshen Country Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554, www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair,...

Henderson Foundation commits $1 million for scholarship fund at Penn State Brandywine

Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson The Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation has committed $1 million to Penn State Brandywine to endow the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation Scholarship — the largest philanthropic gift from a foundation in the campus’ history. The scholarship will support full-time, high-achieving undergraduate students, with a first preference for those who have...

What To Do: Brandywine Battlefield open, highlights US-1 area attractions

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Christian C. Sanderson Museum There is a six-mile stretch along Route 1 from Chadds Ford to the eastern edge of Kennett Square that features an abundance of attractions – museums, historic sites, a winery, a botanical wonderland and an historic battlefield. Travelling from north to south, the first location is the Brandywine Battlefield Historic...

D-Town East grad, NY Jet Tyler Kroft gives back to hometown, again hosting youth football camp

New York Jets tight end, Tyler Kroft, will return to his hometown to run the third-annual student football camp. DOWNINGTOWN — On Saturday, July 24, students will have the opportunity meet current New York Jets tight end, Tyler Kroft, and participate in a day filled with football fun. As a child growing up in Downingtown, Tyler Kroft reminiscences about how special it is to return to his hometown...

Chester County Color 5K run to return, Oct 9

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline and District Attorney Deb Ryan announce details of the fifth annual Chester County Color 5K run and walk, raising funds to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the county. This year’s Color 5K will take place at Everhart Park in West Chester, on Saturday October 9, 2021.  Pre-race registration...

Hedley named new director for Willowdale Steeplechase

Elizabeth Hedley Race Chairman W. B. Dixon Stroud, Jr., and the Board of Directors of the Willowdale Steeplechase welcome Elizabeth Hedley as their new Executive Director. Elizabeth replaces retiring Race Director Leslie (White) Carpenter who served for a total of almost 10 years. During her tenure, the Willowdale Steeplechase has developed into a world class steeplechase event and contributions from...

Tickets on sale now for Kennett Brewfest — returning to an in-person event

One of the events most missed on Kennett Square’s events calendar last year was Historic Kennett Square’s annual Kennett Brewfest. While the nonprofit’s “Backyard Brewfest” pivot was well received, with specially curated mixed cases to enjoy at home, beer- and fun-loving participants and breweries alike are more than ready to come back together safely for the signature event, in person, on...

What To Do: Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance celebrates the Corvette

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A classic Corvette There is one American sports car that stands out above all the rest – the Chevrolet Corvette. The ’Vette has been on a plateau all its own ever since it was introduced in 1953. The Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance also is on a plateau all its own. The Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance is the premier concours event in the...