DCCC finds virtual way to honor soldiers, vets, during COVID-19 pandemic

At the Veterans Center are from left: U.S. Army veteran Darren Lipscomb, Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Enrollment Services; students Petula Darnley and Alexander Eatman; U.S. Military student veterans Nicholas Stanicia and Robert Saugling; and Mitchell Murtha, Vice President, Recruitment and Enrollment Management. Delaware County Community College is committed to helping active duty soldiers,...

What To Do: Butterfly Festival will go on, with a few changes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Butterfly Festival If you have butterfly bushes in your yard or in your neighborhood, you’ve probably seen plenty of the beautiful insects flying around, dancing with each other and feeding on the plants’ blooms. Every year, there is a colorful and entertaining Butterfly Festival in late August at Colonial Gardens (745 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville,...

Patton student wins PennDOT District 6 2020 Middle School Safety Drawing Contest

The Philadelphia Region of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Middle School Safety Drawing Contest which promotes transportation safety and fosters appreciation for school art programs and student creativity. The winner is Lorya Xu from Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Chester County. Lorya is named PennDOT’s District...

KAU 12U Knights kick off fundraising shoe drive

Grant Fleming with the KAU shoe drop off box at Brandywine Ace & Pet. The shoe drive runs through Oct. 16. The Kennett Unionville 12U Knights have kicked off a local shoe donation drive to help raise funds for a team trip — and give those shoes you don’t need or want a second life. Starting this week, the public is invited to participate in a shoe drive to raise funds for Cooperstown Dreams...

Chester County Studio Art Tour returns in Sept.

Artist Adrian Martinez in his studio. Ten years ago, two artists opened their studios. Each artist invited five artists to share their creative space in hopes the community would come and support the arts. This event later grew to include 12 studios and 25 artists. It officially became a two-day event with signs, banners, and a catalogue highlighting the artists on the tour. Over the past 10 years...

Brandywine Hospital adds two to board of trustees

Sue Crume CALN — Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health announced Sue Crume and John Brunner have joined the Hospital’s Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2020. Crume is a retired teacher for the Santa Maria-Bonita School District in California where she spent 17 years teaching a fifth-grade class and two years teaching a bilingual first-grade class. In addition to her teaching roles, she served...

DCCC to host virtual spoken word performance: Beacon of Hope

Delaware County Community College will host a virtual spoken word performance, followed by a question-and-answer session, by Joseph Green , an award-winning poet, motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, professional storyteller and person in long-term recovery. “Beacon of Hope” is the title of Green’s spoken word virtual performance, which is open to the public and will be held at 4:30 p.m.,...

What To Do: Tired of lockdown? Go visit a prison

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Eastern State Penitentiary With COVID-19 still in full throttle attack mode, one of the last places you want to be is a prison. Actually, under any circumstances, one of the last places you want to be is a prison. But there are exceptions – such as Alcatraz Island and Eastern State Penitentiary. Alcatraz Island was a federal prison from 1934 until...

What To Do: Beat cabin fever, enjoy local outdoor attractions

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Longwood Gardens With the easing up of COVID-19 restrictions in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey, more attractions are re-opening. For people who have been suffering from cabin fever, this is a good thing because it means there are more options for things to do. The weather even seems to be co-operating. After several weeks of temperatures...

What To Do: Museums among a few options reopening

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Barnes Foundation COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed and area attractions are beginning to re-open. If there are attractions that you wish to visit, it would be a wise move to do it as soon as possible. Other areas of the country are seeing spikes in reported cases of the coronavirus – mainly because ignorant people have been refusing to...