UHS Marching Band ready for 2016-17

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The Unionville High School Marching Band. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The 82 dedicated musicians and color guard of the Unionville High School Marching Band spent the last days of their summer vacation transforming themselves into a precise, professional and synchronized unit. They learned the rewards of striving as a team toward a shared goal – the performance of this year’s show “Tribal Voices.” The...

Auditions for Nutcracker, Aug. 27

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EAST MARLBOROUGH —  The Academy of International Ballet is pleased to announce open auditions for dancers of all ages for their full length fully costumed performance of the Nutcracker Ballet to be performed on Saturday December 10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Unionville High School at 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

31st Mushroom Fest back Sept. 10 & 11

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KENNETT SQUARE — The 31st Annual Mushroom Festival brings back the fungi celebration for another year of fun as mushrooms take center stage in Kennett Square — the Mushroom Capital of the World. From food, to art, to music, to contests this year’s festival is again bursting with fun(gi) for everyone. Be part of the fun doing the Mushroom Stroll down Mushroom Boulevard (State Street the rest...

What To Do: Soar into New Garden Festival of Flight

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Also: Bike racers take to streets of West Chester By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Classic aircraft and cars are just some of the thrills featured at this weekend’s 40th annual New Garden Festival of Flight. The annual air show at the New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon has been staged continuously for more than 40 years and it continues to get better every year. The lively show...

Willowdale couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

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Then and now: The Keggs (above) on their wedding day in 1946 and at their anniversary celebration recently. EAST MARLBOROUGH — They had their first date on the day before Pearl Harbor, went on to become valued and beloved teachers in the Unionville community and recently celebrated 70 years of marriage — Raymond and Edith Kegg of Willowdale. The couple recently celebrated surrounded by their...

‘Recycled ride’ to help local family

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The 2015 Ford Focus that was donated to help a local family. WEST GROVE — The loss of a car can lead to the loss of a job which will lead to the loss of a home. That is exactly what happened to one family who is participating in the Family Promise of Southern Chester County program. Thanks to Recycled Rides, a program of the National Auto Body Council, a young dad, mom, and two small children...

Sheriff’s Cruise Night, Friday at WCU

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WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Sheriff’s Department 5th annual Cruise Night is being held Friday, August 19, 2016, at West Chester University’s Farrell Stadium. Proceeds from the event benefits the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, according to Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh.

What To Do: Old Fiddlers’ Picnic, 88 years and going strong

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Also: Music at Longwood, Star Party at Marsh Creek By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times A music event with nearly a century of tradition in Chester County highlights what looks to be a fun-filled, but warm and steamy weekend in the Delaware Valley. The Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks) is scheduled...

LCH celebrates National Health Center week

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The week of August 7 – 13 is dedicated to celebrating the work of the 1,300 health centers in the United States that provide care in 9,000 sites to 24 million patients (Health Resources and Services Administration). La Comunidad Hispana (LCH), southern Chester County’s own community health center to over 5,500 residents, is joining the celebration for the first time this year. “We are really...

What To Do: A fun First Friday

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Local communities celebrate arts, downtown areas By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend an evening in the heart of West Chester — a time when the borough hosts its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com). The First Friday event for this month will be held all day on August...