Longwood Gardens lights up the summer night

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Summer Spectacular is on view now through September 5. Photo by Hank Davis. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Summer at Longwood Gardens is extraordinary by day and night. From the Waterlily Display featuring more than 100 types of colorful day- and night-blooming waterlilies, to the expansive Meadow Garden, to the shady groves of Peirce’s Woods, to performances under the stars, there is something for everyone...

What To Do: Chester County Balloon Festival

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By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Balloons will once again fill the skies of Chester County, during the annual Balloon Festival this weekend. If seeing hot air balloons — all shapes and sizes of hot air balloons — filling the skies over your head sounds like something you’d enjoy, then you should plan on attending this weekend’s 10th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival...

SPEAK Unlimited makes free ‘communication boards’ available

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Designed to help first responders communicate with the disabled SPEAK Unlimited Inc., a nonprofit organization that is dedicated towards serving individuals who have special needs and supporting emergency responders, is excited to announce the launch, release and availability of their free ‘communication boards’ for first responders Founded by Susan Rzucidlo (the mother of a young man who lives...

What To Do: Nothing beats a summer fair

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Also: Lots to do with Dad this Fathers’ Day By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Summer kicks off in the area June 21, when St. Joseph’s Church in Downingtown holds its annual Community Festival. Summertime has arrived and warm weather agendas are usually filled with fun events — especially festivals and country fairs. The attraction of a summer fair is timeless. The glow...

What To Do: Weaving around the world

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Also: Gilbert & Sullivan come to Longwood Gardens By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Camphill World Wide Weave Exhibition comes to Historic Yellow Springs this weekend. For the next few weeks, Historic Yellow Springs (Art School Road, Chester Springs, 610-827-7414, www.yellowsprings.org) is hosting a special event — a very special event — called Camphill World Wide Weave...

Demolition to start June 13 at The Hickman

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Sharpless-Hall to be taken down to allow for new, better building The Sharpless-Hall Building at The Hickman will begin demolition next week. WEST CHESTER — As part of its plans to serve more Elders in West Chester, The Hickman, Friends Senior Community is scheduled to begin demolition of the existing Sharpless-Hall Building. In its place will be a new, larger building that will include a secure...

Local organ donors, recipients to compete in transplant games

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From June 10-15, transplant recipients and living donors will travel to Cleveland, OH as part of Team Philadelphia – showcasing their athletic abilities, passion and determination as they compete in the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America! Ninety-three transplant recipients and living donors, and twenty-six donor families from the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey...

What To Do: June means Strawberry Festival time

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No reason to stay home with so many fun events in the area By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times TheBrandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival is a Chester County tradition. You know that summer is knocking on the door when the weekend for the annual Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival arrives. This weekend, the 45th Annual Strawberry Festival will take place...

Community Volunteers in Medicine golf benefit, June 7

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WEST CHESTER — Chester County is the wealthiest county in the state of Pennsylvania, and yet has wide class gaps. Many low-income individuals in Chester County work hard to support their families, many whom work multiple jobs. On June 7, 2016, 34 local and national companies will join together to ease the burden of the poor by raising funds to provide the uninsured with access to healthcare....

Adult students make the cut at CCIU barber program

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Jessica Hernandez gives barbering instructor Drew Givler a haircut in the barbershop at TCHS Brandywine. DOWNINGTOWN — As Jessica Hernandez was browsing online for information about barbering certifications, she came across the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) barbering program for adults. One of several adult education programs organized by the CCIU, the Brandywine Barber School operates...