Pumpkin carving contest at Market at Liberty Place, Oct. 29

KENNETT SQUARE — The Market at Liberty Place will be hosting a pumpkin carving contest on Saturday October 29, 2016 at 3 pm.  $10 Gift Cards will be given to the 1st  50 participants. Additional prizes will be awarded to the scariest and most creative pumpkins.

Holiday grief is focus of Chester County church

Calvary Fellowship facilitators of holiday grief seminars for those having lost a loved one due to death or are experiencing separation or divorce plan upcoming sessions, along with additional adult workshops to Help Grieving Children during the holidays. From left are Casey Jones, DivorceCare and Celebrate Victory facilitator, Care Pastor Bob VanArsdale, and David Pinkerton and Mary Derstine,...

YMCA program to help kids thrive

Kids with diverse abilities learn fitness, water safety and teamwork The torches may have been doused, but Rio 2016’s fever hasn’t left for some kids who were glued to the action last summer. Now, with a recent grant to YMCA of Greater Brandywine from Autism Speaks, even more children with diverse abilities will be able to channel their Olympic inspiration into improving their swimming skills. The...

What To Do: ‘Mum’ is the word at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  This is the time of year when nature’s colors go through a shift. The bright colors of summer’s flowers are beginning to disappear and are being replaced by the autumnal colors of changing leaves. The only plants that really hang on and continue to have flowers are hardy pansies, which can bloom all winter long, and chrysanthemums, which are primarily...

Longwood FD open house celebrates 95 years for company

Longwood Fire Company Chief A. J. MaCarthy gives instructions to his son Jeremy during open house event. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house drew support from the public and business community as the organization commemorated its 95th anniversary. “Longwood has rendered great service to our neighbors for 95 years,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “The community certainly...

Bark For Life event, Oct. 23

WEST CHESTER — The American Cancer Society will hold its 8th annual Central Chester County Bark For Life event on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at East Goshen Park. The fundraising event honors the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer survivors. Families and their dogs come together for a few hours of celebration and companionship and complete a one-mile fun walk along a preplanned...

Knauers honored in naming of W. Chester theater

Nancy and David Knauer WEST CHESTER — The performing arts finally have a place to call home in West Chester, PA and now, that home has a name. Thanks to a generous contribution from Chris and Beth Knauer, Uptown! Entertainment Alliance’s new theater will be named The Knauer Theater for the Performing Arts in honor of Chris Knauer’s grandmother Lena and his parents, David and Nancy Knauer...

Willowdale to host sessions on parenting

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Willowdale Chapel is inviting parents of kids ages preschool through high school to its first “Navigating The Next Generation” parenting seminar on Oct. 23 from 6-8pm at its Kennett campus. The first of the series called, “Raising Resilient Kids” will feature guest speaker Dr. Tod Cartmell. Cartmell is an author and child psychologist who travels nationally speaking...

Local car dealerships help children in need keep warm

Over 45,000 coats being distributed throughout region By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times An assembly line was formed from the back alley of the West Chester YMCA to the basement, to deliver 1,482 coats to be distributed to children in need. WEST CHESTER – As the colder weather of fall and eventually winter approach, 38 local car dealerships have been working to provide new coats...

Phillies seek applications for 2017 ballgirls

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies are on the lookout for next season’s Ballgirls; now is your chance to apply. Fans have until Monday, October 17, to apply to be a Phillies Ballgirl. This will be the only opportunity to become a Phillies Ballgirl for the 2017 season. Qualified candidates will represent the Phillies organization throughout the community, along with responsibilities on...