Victory Brewing celebrates 25 years of growth, unveils new patio at D’town location

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Victory Brewing General Manager Kyle Solimeo cuts the ribbon as Victory founders Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet hold it, as the Downingtown brewer celebrated its new patio seating — and 25 years in business. DOWNINGTOWN — It was a bit of a beer lover’s paradise Tuesday morning: Victory Brewing was celebrating 25 years in business and the debut of...

Business Spotlight: After fighting through multiple crises, Dane Decor celebrating 47 years

Dane Decor DOWNINGTOWN – Dane Décor is celebrating its 47th anniversary this month as a thriving business built upon being an authority on unique contemporary and Scandinavian furniture. Through its impressive history, Dane Décor has contributed to the community by supporting numerous civic and charitable organizations. Through the years, the company survived a fire, lightning strike, recessions...

CTC of Greater Downingtown to hold virtual auction event

DOWNINGTOWN – Communities that Care (CTC) of Greater Downingtown and West Pharmaceuticals are thrilled to announce their upcoming virtual auction event. Taking place October 3 – 9, 2020, they will be hosting an online auction with a variety of different items for the public to bid on. The items up for bid include an autographed Aaron Nola baseball, themed gift baskets, limited edition artwork,...

On Stage: Downingtown’s Morrissey hitting it big in national tour of ‘Mean Girls’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mary Kate Morrissey(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com) Just as every young basketball player has dreams of playing in the NBA or WNBA or every young musician envisions a career as a rock star, almost every young girl or boy who acts in local theater – or even in school productions – dreams of someday being in a Broadway musical. The odds...

Downingtown’s Luebbers wins Irish Dance world title, will dance with Celtic Fire

Owen Luebbers When Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire light up the stage at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on March 16, the singing sensation will have with him some world class talent, including Downingtown, PA, native, World Champion Irish dancer, and recently crowned 2019 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion Owen Luebbers. “Owen is a brilliant dancer, and he’s absolutely...

Work2Gether celebrates first anniversary

Work2Gether DOWNINGTOWN — Last year Nick and Melinda Winkler’s dream was to build a community by operating a successful enterprise where remote workers and business owners could work, network and socialize. Earlier this month Work2gether celebrated its first anniversary by hosting a party at its location at 107 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown. The success of the initial year is being marked...

What To Do: Good Neighbor Christmas in Downingtown

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Downingtown’s Good Neighbor Christmas. Downingtown has changed a lot over the years but is still a neighborly town. It always been a neighborly town – so neighborly that it has an annual event schedule that includes Good Neighbor Day each summer and Good Neighbor Christmas (downtown Downingtown, http://www.dtownchristmas.com)...

Two charged in infants’ deaths

Jamal Bailey (left) and William Gardner (right) were charged Thursday in the deaths of two infants under their care. Two county men have been charged in the deaths of infants under their care — one earlier this year and another exactly one year ago —  Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday. Jamal Bailey, 41 of Downingtown, has been charged with homicide for administering...

Mayor’s 5K will help take on gender-based violence

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DOWNINGTOWN — Working to help fight for victims of gender-based violence is something few could argue with, but for some, it is an issue driven by deeply personal experiences, experiences that force one to take action, rather than sit back. Borough Mayor Josh Maxwell certainly falls into that latter category. He has been a tireless advocate for victims of such abuse...

Event to build community food boxes, March 11

DOWNINGTOWN – It Takes a Village (Chester County) will be holding a community event March 11 at 10 am at Caln Park to build Community Food Boxes. Five boxes will be assembled by volunteers, painted by local children and artists, and placed in public parks throughout Downingtown, Caln and Coatesville where they will provide instant access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to those in need. Michelle...