What To Do: Symphony under the stars at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times You can triple your pleasure if you visit Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org/nightscape) on August 19. The featured attraction will be a concert by Kennett Symphony of Chester County at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood’s Open Air Theater. Visitors to the site will also be able to check out Longwood’s amazing...

Community event to battle homelessness, Aug. 22

WEST CHESTER — Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s initiative to end homelessness, is hosting a free community event on the front lawn of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High Street in West Chester, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22nd.  Held as part of Decade to Doorways Week of Advocacy and Awareness, the free event will include food, live music, the Humanizing Homelessness...

LCH named Level Three Medical Home

KENNETT SQUARE — La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) announced this week  its new designation as a Level Three Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). LCH has been a Patient Centered Medical Home since 2012, but was recently upgraded to the highest possible quality designation, level three. For more than 40 years, LCH has provided health care and social services to low-income individuals across southern...

What To Do: Time to get fiddlin’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times It’s time for some “fiddling around” this weekend. The Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks) is scheduled for August 12. The annual Picnic is celebrating its 89th anniversary this year. Known originally as the “Chester and Delaware Counties’ Old Fiddlers’...

DCCC president honored with Change award

Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black (left) receives the NCCI 2017 Maury Cotter Leader of Change Award from NCCI’s Maury Cotter. Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black was a recipient of a 2017 Maury Cotter Leader of Change Award last month from the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation, an international professional association...

Friends Association for children announces new trustees

Left to right: Matt Holliday, Serita Spadoni, Lee Bohs and Brian Boreman, all of West Chester. WEST CHESTER— Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children announces the appointment of the Executive Committee Board of Trustees, as well as the full slate of officers for 2018. Leading the Board of Trustees are Brian Boreman, Matt Holliday, Lee Bohs and Serita Spadoni. “All four of...

Goats take center stage at 4-H livestock show

Frank Reith won Best in Show. HONEY BROOK – The Chester County 4-H Dairy Goat Show was held at the Romano 4-H Center of Chester County on Rt. 322, Honey Brook as part of the 4-H Fair Week.  A total of 35 goat projects were exhibited and 24 4-H youth participants.  This year the show was divided into four classes – Alpine Dairy Goats, LaMancha Dairy Goats, Pet Goats and Market Goats. Rachel...

Elected officials honor WYMCA’s Power Scholars

State Representative Harry Lewis, Jr. (R-74) presents Diego Hernandez, a Power Scholar, with a certificate of achievement. COATESVILLE — On Wednesday, July 26 at Friendship Elementary School, local politicians including State Senator Tom McGarrigle, representing Pennsylvania’s 26th Legislative District; State Representative Harry Lewis, Jr., representing Pennsylvania’s 74th Legislative...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from 6-9 p.m. on August 4. The event celebrates the local art scene with...

What To Do: ‘Fairly’ good time to get out and enjoy

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Goshen Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554, www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair, which...