What To Do: Labor Day means one last blast of summer events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Hard as it is to believe, we’ve arrived at Labor Day Weekend — the weekend when summer unofficially draws to a close. The official end of summer arrives later in the month but for some, summer is already over because the new school year has already begun. One thing that will never change about the Labor Day Weekend...

Brandywine River Museum presents ‘Fragile Earth’ exhibition

James Prosek (b. 1975), Invisible Boundaries, 2022, digital print on polyester scrim vinyl, 16′ x 27′. Courtesy of the artist and Waqas Wajahat, NY Coming to the Brandywine River Museum of Art this fall, Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art will highlight the diverse approaches taken by four of the leading contemporary American artists whose work engages with environmental...

What To Do: Ukrainian Independence Folk Festival tops busy local event schedule

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ukrainian Independence Folk Festival The weekend at the end of August and Labor Day Weekend have an amazing number of annual events with long histories. Some of this weekend’s events have impressive annual numbers – 31 for a Ukrainian festival, 43 for a Renaissance event, 27 for a summer fest and 170 (not a typo) for the Allentown Fair. One event...

United Way of Chester County readies new HQ; to open this fall

United Way of Chester County has purchased and renovated a 5,000 square foot stand-alone building, located at 150 John Robert Thomas Drive in the Commons at Lincoln Center in Exton, that will serve as the permanent new headquarters for United Way of Chester County staff as well as host a Social Innovation Lab, Leadership Training Center and Financial Independence Hub for the community. The center is...

CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program ranked as one of the best in PA

The Nursing Schools Almanac ranked the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s (CCIU) Practical Nursing Program (PNP) as one of the best nursing schools in Pennsylvania for the second year in a row. In 2022, data was collected from approximately 3,000 nursing schools and campuses nationwide. Of the schools surveyed, only 40% made the list, which included the CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program....

High quality on display at 2022 Chester County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale

Supreme Champion Showman Competition participants with Judge Drew Cashman.From left to right, Drew Cashman, Kaycee Engle, River Lease, David Bell (Reserve Champion Showman), Sawyer Lease, Olivia Macomber (Supreme Champion Showman), Melinda Stoltzfus, Sarah Uhlman, Alexis McCafferty. HONEY BROOK — Quality ran deep through all the livestock species shown this year at the Chester County 4-H Livestock...

What To Do: Cirque Italia goes Paranormal

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Paranormal Cirque There are plenty of professional wrestling events on the calendar every year. And this is the season when there are many travelling circuses bringing their Big Tops to the region. This weekend’s calendar features a wrestling event that definitely is not normal and a circus that is not normal by any stretch of the imagination. Cirque Italia...

Becerril to return as guest MC for 6th annual Coatesville Grand Prix

Jaime Becerril Telemundo62 Sports Anchor Jaime Becerril will make a return appearance at the 6th Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix as guest emcee on Saturday, September 17 between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Passionate about all Philadelphia sports, Jaime is a longtime avid motorsport fan. He joins hometown professional announcer Bobb Rayner who has been emceeing the event since its inception,...

Wiiners announced in annual 4-H Dairy Show

Jacob Pinciotti with Hillacres Hondo Rosebud. The Chester County 4-H Dairy Show was held at the Romano 4-H Center of Chester County on Route 322, Honey Brook, as part of the 4-H Fair Week on Friday, August 12, 2022. Forty-one dairy animals were exhibited by 26 4-H youth participants.  This year the show was divided by dairy breeds and Judge Raechel Sattazahn did an outstanding job placing the animals...

What To Do: The Old Fiddlers’ Picnic, a Chester County tradition

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  One of Chester County’s most popular annual events is edging closer to the century mark. The Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks), which is scheduled for August 13, is celebrating its 93rd anniversary this year. Known originally as the “Chester and Delaware...