ACA health care enrollment opens Nov. 1

The Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period for 2018 coverage begins November 1st, 2017 and ends December 15th, 2017. If you are not covered by health insurance, this is the one time of year you can enroll in a plan. If you are covered by a Marketplace plan, open enrollment allows you to evaluate other plans and switch if another one suits you better. Even if you don’t switch plans, you should...

What To Do: Kennett Symphony opens 2017-18 season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times On October 14, it will be time for “Opening Night” for the 2017-2018 season of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363m, http://www.kennettsymphony.org). The show, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m., is being held at Unionville High School on Route 82 in Kennett Square. The KSCC concert will feature Michael Hall as Conductor and Andrew...

Longwood FC to hold open house, Oct. 15

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house will allow residents to tour the fire company and meet EMS personnel and firefighters. “Longwood has rendered great service to our neighbors for more than 95 years,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “We invite everyone to join us for our open house and interact with our team.”    Send article as PDF   ...

What To Do: Unionville Fair means time for fall fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Unionville Community Fair Each year, one of the first area events to welcome autumn is the annual Unionville Community Fair (101 East Street Road, Unionville, http://www.ucfairinc.org). The fair, which is running now through October 8, is a real down-home country fair with a cow milking contest, farm equipment displays, cow pie bingo and a farm market....

What To Do: Kennett Brewfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times When an area event has been around for more than two decades, it definitely qualifies as a Chester County tradition. The Kennett Brewfest has reached that plateau. The Kennett Brewfest, which will be held on September 30 in downtown Kennett Square, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Scheduled to run from noon-5:30 p.m., the Kennett Brewfest provides...

Longwood FC offering free CPR classes, child seat inspections

EAST MARLBOROUGH – As a community service, Longwood Fire Company is offering free CPR classes and children car seats inspections. On October 9 Longwood EMS is partnering with Chester County Hospital Penn Medicine to offer hands-on CPR classes. The one-hour classes will be given at 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. at Longwood Fire Company, 1001 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square.   ...

Job and career fair, Oct. 4

EXTON — The PA CareerLink – Chester County, in partnership with the Chester County Workforce Development Board and the United Way Financial Stability Center will host a job and career fair on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be held at the PA CareerLink – Chester County offices in Exton.    Send article as PDF   ...

What To Do: Downingtown FallFest shines on Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Things will be hopping in Downingtown on September 24 when the Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Downingtown join forces to present the 11th Annual Downingtown Fall Fest (East Lancaster Avenue between Wallace Avenue and Green Street, Downingtown, 610-514-7000,http://downingtownfallfest.com). The...

YMCA plans welcoming week to support immigrants

More than 42 million foreign-born individuals call the United States home today, a number greater than any other in history, and there’s never been a more important time for them to be welcomed with open arms. At the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, they firmly believe that it’s crucial for immigrants to have access to integration methods and that receiving communities are prepared to welcome all. ...

Brandywine Health Foundation launches third year of youth philanthropy

The Brandywine Health Foundation is launching the third year of the exciting Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program underwritten by Citadel with program support from the Marshall-Reynolds Foundation. This program will provide high school students from the greater Coatesville area with the opportunity to become engaged, involved, and to give back to their community through philanthropy and...