Kennett Collaborative seeks new leader

Bo Wright Kennett Collaborative announced today that it is launching a search for its next Executive Director, following the resignation of current Executive Director Bo Wright, who will move on from the organization this fall. “Kennett Collaborative has never been stronger,” says Kennett Collaborative Board chair Mary Kay Gaver. “Bo has led the organization since January of 2020 and brought...

What To Do: Goshen Fair tops list of busy local events this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times August has arrived and that means it’s time for country fairs, festivals, outdoor concerts, big top circus shows and nature-related events. Some of the events – such as the Goshen Fair and Das Awkscht Fescht – have been around for a long time. One of the best summertime fairs is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East...

6ABC’s Joseph to emcee W. Chester Christmas Parade

Adam Joseph The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce announced that 6abc Meteorologist Adam Joseph will emcee the West Chester Christmas Parade when the beloved holiday event returns from a two-year pandemic hiatus on Friday, December 2, 2022. “For many years now, Adam Joseph and 6abc have been our partners in presenting our hometown parade to our community, and we are thrilled to reunite this...

Events planned to celebrate Humphry Marshall’s 300th Anniversary

a picture of one of the 10 banners now displayed in West Chester and Marshallton, West Bradford Township. Artwork on the banner by the celebrated Chester County artist Adrian Martinez. If you live in the county seat of West Chester, you may have seen one of the banners (shown here) put up by the Humphry Marshall 300 Committee announcing the 300th anniversary of Marshall’s birthday.  The ad-hoc committee...

Registration open for 10th annual Single Mothers’ Conference

Registration is open now for the 10th Annual Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference, sponsored by Benchmark Federal Credit Union. Register at https://singlemotherscc.org/registration/ for workshops, guest speakers, pampering, free childcare and free lunch during sessions being held on August 13, 2022. Registration is open now for the 10th Annual Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference, which...

Life at Speed: Budding motorcycle star McGrane is far from your average teenager

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Logan McGrane GAP — In a lot of ways, Logan McGrane is a typical 16-year-old. He’s got a summer job, like a lot of high school students. And is enjoying his relatively new drivers’ license and of course, he’s working to stay in shape for the next football season at Pequea Valley High School. What’s a lot different from most area teens? McGrane...

What To Do: African American Cultural Fair returns to Coatesville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Africa will be in the spotlight at two special area events this week – a festival in Coatesville and a concert at Longwood Gardens. The African American Cultural Alliance is inviting everyone to come to Coatesville this weekend. Now through July 30, the group is presenting the Second Annual African American Cultural Fair of Coatesville. The Fair...

Coatesville Christmas Parade slated for Dec. 3

Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, the Coatesville Christmas Parade, takes place down the historic Lincoln Highway, on Dec. 3, 2022. Originally a community project in the 1950s, the parade was then taken up by the Jaycees back in the 1970s, but leadership disbanded a decade later. In the early 1990’s, missing the spectacle and sense of community spirit the parade...

DCCC presents The Twelfth Night, Aug. 3-6

Delaware County Community College and Hedgerow Theatre Company have joined together to produce William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, to be performed at 8 p.m., August 3–6 on the outdoor stage at the College’s Marple Campus, 901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063. General admission is $15, and tickets can be purchased online at dccc.edu/theatre and in-person the evening of the performance. Attendees...

What To Do: Annual Kimberton Community Fair returns July 25

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kimberton Fair Two things arrive in this area every July without fail — heat waves and an assortment of festivals, outside music events, carnivals, family-oriented celebrations and summertime fairs. If you enjoy country fairs, you should check out the Annual Kimberton Community Fair (Kimberton Fairgrounds, Route 113, Kimberton, 610-933-4566, http://kimbertonfair.org)...