What To Do: A Willowdale weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Without question, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country. It has established its reputation as an area known for staging top-flight equestrian events. The 2019 equestrian season had its unofficial start last weekend with a big annual point-to-point event in Delaware – even if the horse racing events got shelved because of the weather...

Chesco Libertarians to meet to discuss home schooling

According to the US Department of Education, over 1.7 million students, or 3.4% of the school-age population, are homeschooled in the US.1 Pennsylvania has been identified as the fifth “strictest” state for homeschoolers with several requirements that seem to relate more to political issues rather than to educational quality.2 According to one analysis, Pennsylvania has over 22,000 homeschooled...

Concert to benefit CVIM, May 4

Join Community Volunteers In Medicine for a Concert to Benefit Community Volunteers In Medicine on Saturday, May 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m.  Come enjoy an afternoon of good music for a good cause! Admission is FREE with the donation of a needed item per person. Community Volunteers In Medicine (CVIM) is a free medical and dental clinic that serves the uninsured and underinsured of Chester County....

Kids ‘4’ Kids to hold inaugural Fundraiser Walk, May 4

Kids “4” Kids, a local service organization run by students at Henderson High School and Peirce Middle School, will hold its first ever walk-a-thon on May 4 at West Goshen Park. All funds raised will support non-profit organizations that help children, and the students that make up Kids “4” Kids are asking the community to help make this their biggest fundraiser to date. Founded in 2013 by...

What To Do: Sheep and Wool Day at Springton

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times “Sheep and Wool Day” at Springton Manor Farm (860 Springton Road, Glenmoore, 610-942-2450, www.chesco.org/ccparks) is an event that has become a popular annual spring tradition in Chester County. This year’s “Sheep and Wool Day” is a free family event that will be held on April 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors will be able to observe demonstrations...

What To Do: Easter, Earth Day and more celebrations

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is the weekend that Easter Egg hunts will be omnipresent. Brightly-colored Easter eggs will be everywhere. The only place with more eggs might be in a large seafood restaurant specializing in shad roe dishes. Fortunately, there are more events this weekend than just Easter Egg hunts – like Earth Day events. Earth Day has been becoming more necessary...

Unionville Fair gets new leadership

EAST MARLBOROUGH – The Unionville Community Fair is entering its 95th year with new leadership Since it began in 1924 as a school harvest festival the Unionville Community Fair has grown into a community institution. The Fair remains focused on showcasing activities and displays that educate the community about the importance of agriculture, homemaking and the arts.

What To Do: take a train ride with the Easter Bunny

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Easter Bunny on the west Chester Railroad. The Easter Bunny is known for hopping around — but not always. Sometimes, instead of bouncing along the ground, the big happy rabbit rides a train. The holiday bunny has already embarked on his three-weekend stint of riding trains all around the area. The West Chester Railroad (610-430-2233, www.westchesterrr.net)...

Great Valley HS students win 1st for safe driving PSA

From left to right are Great Valley Studio Manager/District Video Producer Kevin Fitzpatrick and students, Jacob Mingis, Jacob Hoover and Isaiah Cunningham. The fourth member of the winning team, Sarah Liu, is not pictured. NJM Insurance Group (NJM), in partnership with the Pennsylvania DUI Association (PA DUI), today announced the winners of its inaugural “Just Drive” public service announcement...

Inner Nature: The Breath of Life

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, The Times Respiration is the technical term for the release of energy from food at the cellular level. On a colloquial level, it is used to describe the process of breathing. Here, I will discuss how the process of breathing using the respiratory system supports the intake of oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide, a waste product of respiration. I am going to focus narrowly...