West Chester Downtown Foundation Issues $20,000 in grant awards to local non-profits

WEST CHESTER  — On October 17th, 2019 the West Chester Downtown Foundation (WCDF) hosted their 9th annual West Chester Preservation Awards Ceremony at the Chester County Historical Society in downtown West Chester, PA. During this ceremony the Foundation announced its fifth consecutive year of grant awardees.

What To Do: Dia de Los Muertos in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dia de Los Muertos Not all of the spirits that came back for Halloween have gone back to their homes in the netherworld. They still have a reason to hang around here for a little longer. November 1 is a special day in Mexico and in Mexican-American communities throughout the states. It is the day known as “Dia de Los Muertos” — the Day of the...

LCH names Izraelson as CEO

Mariana Izraelson KENNETT — LCH (La Comunidad Hispana) announced this week that Mariana Izraelson, PsyD, LCADC, PMP, will be joining their team as CEO at the beginning of December.  “Dr. Izraelson shares our passion for healthcare for all,” said Board Chair Ronan Gannon. “She is full of energy and she will be a fantastic fit for leading our dynamic, growing team and services.” From increased...

What To Do: Halloween fun all over the area this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Glow This weekend, there are more Halloween events than you could imagine – big and small, near and far, inexpensive and costly, family-friendly and really scary. If you can’t find something you like, then you better erase Halloween from your list of annual holidays to celebrate. One of the most ambitious area Halloween attractions is “The...

What To Do: Fun events for when you’re Halloweened out

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Carmina Burana This weekend, there is a wide variety of activities that can keep people of all interests occupied. Not surprisingly, the schedule is top-heavy with Halloween-related attractions and events. Fortunately, for those who don’t care about Halloween – or have already reached a saturation point with the marketing for the holiday —...

Chester County Library named Library of the Year

EXTON —The Pennsylvania Library Association named the Chester County Library as “Library of the Year” Tuesday during the association’s annual conference in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Chester County Library is the second in Pennsylvania to receive this statewide award. The designation comes on the heels of the library’s recent award as a PA Forward Gold Star Library.

What To Do: Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Great Pumpkin Carve One of the most popular autumn events in the area is “The Great Pumpkin Carve” (Chadds Ford Historical Society, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376,www.chaddsfordhistory.org) which is running now through October 19. The colorful event began with the carving competition on October 17. Live entertainment, hayrides and hot food...

Commissioners salute Good Works

Good Works, Inc. Executive Director Bob Beggs (center right) presents a plaque for 25 years of support to Pat Bokovitz, Director of the Chester County Department of Community Development (center left). Also pictured are (from left to right) Good Works staff Ally Bartlett, Larry Lukacs and Kim Paul; Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone; Deb Lego of Good Works. As...

What To Do: Chili Cookoff in West Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times On October 13, West Chester will be the site of a special event to determine who can make “The Best Darn Chili in Chester County!” — the site of the West Chester Rotary’s 17th Annual Chili Cookoff (Gay and High streets, Downtown West Chester, www.westchesterchilicookoff.com). All-you-can-eat wristbands are just $12. There will be more than...

What To Do: Find your HAPPY PLACE in KOP

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times HAPPY PLACE There are a lot of family-oriented fun events on the calendar that come back year-after-year such as outdoor fairs and carnivals, ethnic festivals, Halloween attractions, holiday bazaars, and seasonal food festivals. Every once in a while, an event comes along that is special – a one-time affair that is not an annual occurrence. There are...