Fathers’ Day is twice as nice for pair of E. Brandywine Firefighters

East Brandywine Chief Vincent D’Amico and Firefighter/EMT Eddie Ranck each recently became the fathers of twins. EAST BRANDYWINE — This Father’s Day the Chester County Fire Chief’s Association is highlighting fathers who volunteer at area firehouses.  Surprisingly, two fathers who volunteer at the East Brandywine Fire Company have welcomed two sets of twins making Chief Vincent D’Amico a...

What To Do: With local state parks reopening, enjoy fresh air and sunshine

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times White Clay Creek Preserve The COVID-19 pandemic is still going strong which means the best thing is to still “shelter in place” and stay home except for necessary trips outside the home such as getting food and medicine (and, yes, liquor). However, the arrival of hot summer-like weather is providing a severe challenge to those who are going “stir...

Van Oot named Exec. Dir. of Family Promise of So. Chester County

Renna Van Oot KENNETT SQUARE — Renna Van Oot, has been named the Executive Director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County as the agency expands support services for families in Southern Chester County. COVID-19 has caused the program to shift its housing model, provide more direct funding to help families remain stably housed and engage volunteers in new ways. “Our new reality is that more...

Victory co-founded to be inducted into Chesco Business Hall of Fame

Victory Brewing Company co-founders Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet will be inducted into the Chester County Business Hall of Fame by the Chester County Economic Development Council during a free livestream event that all businesses can attend on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12pm EXTON — For the first time ever, the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is providing free access for all...

What To Do: Yellow Status means get ‘out’ — but be smart about it

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jenkins Arboretum “Yellow” is not the most positive word in the English language. Even though it is associated with sunshine, cheerfulness and warmth, yellow carries a surprising number of negative connotations. Psychologically, yellow means happiness and optimism. It is the color of sun shining, or bright light and creativity. It is believed...

YMCA camps, daycare to reopen June 8

Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that Chester County would likely move to the yellow phase on June 5, YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) is set to reopen safely and welcome children back on Monday, June 8. For several weeks, YGBW has been preparing to safely offer camp and childcare in light of COVID-19. Many new protocols and procedures have been implemented in accordance with the latest directives...

What To Do: Even in Yellow status, options limited for activities

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Great Adventure’s Safari Park In a few days, Chester County and the other counties in the Philadelphia area will move from Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 “red phase” to the “yellow phase” and that may or may not be a good thing. Only time – and pandemic infection numbers – will tell. With the arrival of the yellow phase, some stores and...

What To Do: Parks, shore reopening, but be careful

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Marsh Creek State Park Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in this area. It is weekend that usually features picnics, camping, family gatherings, swimming, parties, hiking – a weekend to get outside to welcome summer. The COVID-19 “shelter-in-place” situation has thrown a wrench in the works for a lot of these activities – but...

Community plans parade for UHS seniors, June 8

The greater Unionville community will be saluting the Unionville High School Class of 2020 with a parade around the district on Monday, June 8. The normal graduation ceremony had to be postponed due to COVID-19. The parade will start at 4 pm with a procession to begin at each of the district’s elementary schools, proceeding to the High School campus in East Marlborough. No community members will...

Avon Grove staff, admin celebrate AGHS seniors with parade

A school board member distributes lawn signs for the senior car parade. WEST GROVE – On Saturday, May 16, more than 70 Avon Grove School District (AGSD) staff members, board members and administrators decorated their vehicles and drove through District neighborhoods in a “car parade” to celebrate the class of 2020. Groups gathered in the parking lot of Avon Grove High School (AGHS) at 9:00 a.m....