Downingtown Area School District celebrates Indian Heritage

Parent volunteers help students and staff to experience traditional clothing of India Throughout the month of November, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) students and staff were treated to a smorgasbord of activities and events celebrating the unique culture and traditions of India. While the United States does not officially recognize Indian Heritage Month, the US Census reports that Upper Uwchlan...

Kennett Collaborative hires new executive director

Daniel Embree Kennett Collaborative announced today the appointment of Daniel Embree as its new Executive Director. He will begin his post on January 3, 2023. Embree joins Kennett Collaborative as an experienced executive with more than a decade of proven successes in non-profit management, strategic planning, programmatic expansion, community engagement, and capacity building through fundraising and...

W. Chester Christmas Parade returns this Friday

The Betsy Daily Dance Troupe in an earlier West Chester Christmas Parade. Photo Credit: Revelations Video. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the region’s most famous hometown Christmas parade returns this Friday at 7 p.m. to downtown West Chester. Ranked by USA Today as one of the best places “to experience the arrival of Santa,” this year’s West Chester Christmas Parade will feature...

Duffus named new director of Chester County Futures

Katie Breslin Duffus Chester County Futures (CCF) has named Katie Breslin Duffus as the organization’s new Executive Director. Duffus’ background as an Executive Director and 25 years of working with nonprofits in areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility combined with her passion for promoting access to all will help to further advance the mission of the organization....

What To Do: Holiday events take center stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Thanksgiving has passed and Halloween 2022 is ancient history. That that means the Christmas season is in full swing – the all-encompassing holiday season with Christmas carols providing the audio background and an endless barrage of Christmas sales and ads in full assault mode. Fortunately, there are many non-commercial holiday activities celebrating...

Downingtown Christmas Tree lighting, Saturday

Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc. is proud to present its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 26th at 6:00 p.m.  The event takes place in Kerr Park at the Log House field below the Christmas Tree. There will be holiday music provided at the concert gazebo, a face painter, small craft and games for the kids, along with cookies and hot chocolate.  Of course, the evening...

DASD honors Native American Heritage Month with Lenape Nation

Barbara “Blue Jay” Michalski engages students in learning about the Lenape Nation Across the nation, November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month. In Downingtown Area School District (DASD), students and staff alike were treated to a unique learning opportunity focused on the indigenous peoples of the Leni Lenape. On November 17, Barbara “Blue Jay” Michalski stopped by Brandywine...

What To Do: National Dog Show tops busy schedule of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  National Dog Show If you suffer from cynophobia then don’t even think about visiting the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave., Oaks, 484-754-3976, http://www.phillyexpocenter.com) this weekend. Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. On November 19 and 20, the National Dog Show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center – from 8...

Victory Brewing celebrate reopening of Kennett Sq. brew pub

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce was proud to partner with Victory Brewing Company, Kennett Square for their Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening.  Many members & friends were on site to raise a glass and celebrate a brewery that was truly missed by the community. Victory Brewing Company officially reopened their doors on November 1, 2022.  The team has worked hard to safely rebuild...

Coatesville Christmas Parade is bigger than ever, slated for Dec. 3

The Coatesville Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 3. Photo by Robert O. WilliamsThe Williams Group Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, the Coatesville Christmas Parade, takes place down the historic Lincoln Highway, on Dec. 3, at 10:00 a.m. Conceived back in the 1950s, the Parade has been a tradition ever since that time. Last year, over 160 plus entries graced...