Local Cross Fit offers classes to veterans and first responders

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Promotes exercise and connecting with others By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Veterans and their families meet for The Weekly Fight every Sunday at Cross Fit Inspire in Frazer to work out and support each other. EAST WHITELAND – Cross Fit Inspire in Frazer has been doing great things for first responders and The Weekly Fight, a nonprofit organization for veterans and their families,...

What To Do: Christmas bursts out all over

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Music, parades kick off Chester County holiday celebrations By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times One of the area’s most eagerly-anticipated holiday attractions is scheduled for this weekend. On December 3, the Kennett Symphony of Chester County will perform “Pops Goes the Holiday” at 7:30 p.m. at Unionville High School (750 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square, 610-444-6363, http://www.kennettsymphony.org). The...

Longwood announces new organ academy

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Applications now available for the Longwood Organ Academy. Photo by Daniel Traub. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Gardens announced the launch of the new Longwood Organ Academy. This week-long, residential summer intensive program will provide students the opportunity to study organ transcriptions on one of the world’s largest symphonic organs, The Longwood Organ. The Academy will be held July...

Holiday open house at Conference and Visitors’ Center

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EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau (CCCVB) has added a one-of-a-kind touch-screen “bridge” at the Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center in Kennett Square, outside the gates of Longwood Gardens 300 Greenwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

International Contemporary Ensemble to perform at DCCC

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The International Contemporary Ensemble The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presents “Untempered,” a musical performance by composers who play in the nooks and crannies of musical tuning systems, on Sunday, December 4, at 3 p.m. The performance is part of the College’s New Music Concert Series and will be held in the Large Auditorium of the Academic Building on the Marple Campus...

AAA to host Toys For Tots drop off sites

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As shoppers head to the stores and take to cyberspace to do their holiday shopping this Friday, AAA Mid-Atlantic hopes they’ll consider adding a gift to donate to Toys for Tots. AAA Mid-Atlantic is pleased to serve as a public donation site to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots gift drive to benefit local children in need. AAA members, our associates and the general public may bring a new, unwrapped...

What To Do: Holiday season kicks off with fun events

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Holiday Light Parade in Kennett Square among busy weekend of activities By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Holiday Light Parade in Kennett Square. Now that Thanksgiving 2016 is history, the floodgates have burst open and unleashed a torrent of annual traditional holiday events and activities. The holiday season will officially arrive in Kennett Square on November 27 when Downtown Kennett...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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From all of us at The Times, we wish you a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving Day. While we all have many things to be thankful for, we are particularly thankful for the loyalty of our readers, who stuck with us through rough times late last year and then, amazingly, helped us grow even more this year, even as we continued to navigate challenges, both in terms of the overall media world and in...

A Longwood Christmas rings in the holidays, Nov. 24

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A Longwood Christmas begins Nov. 24. A Longwood Christmas rings in the holiday season with a musically inspired display November 24–January 8. Explore the warm 4-acre conservatory and be enchanted by more than 50 trees decorated for the holiday season, including an 18-foot revolving tree adorned with musical instruments in our grand Music Room, and a 30-foot tree composed of more than 1,300 poinsettias,...

More than 600 kids expected to celebrate with 5K run

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The 2015 event was a big success and this year looks to be even better, YMCA officials say. DOWNINGTOWN — More than 600 girls and boys from the Girls on the Run and STRIDE after-school programs at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine will celebrate their achievements with a 5K run on Dec. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. These dedicated runners will take to the track at Downingtown West High School, 445 Manor...