American Water grant to benefit BVA, Coatesville students

HERSHEY – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that seven watershed initiatives across the state have earned financial support through the company’s 2015 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling nearly $35,000 for their community-based projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. A panel of judges selected the grant recipients...

73rd running of Brandywine Hills Point To Point, April 5

Spectators at the 2014 Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point enjoy getting up close to the action. Photo by Martha Fuller. POCOPSON — The Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point, which coincides with Easter this year, has been a favorite springtime outing for many local families and racing fans in Chester County for years and in some cases, even generations. Emphasizing its family friendliness, in addition...

What To Do: Jam on The Brandywine, Sept. 20

Also: West Chester Restaurant festival serves it up again By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Calabrese Sisters are just one of a plethora of acts performing at The Jam on The Brandywine, Sept. 20. Circle your calendar for September 20 if you’re looking to attend the Brandywine Valley Association’s annual Jam on the Brandywine (Brandywine Valley Association grounds, Route 842 near...

BVA receives grant from Pa. American Water

Funds will be used to teach children about watershed HERSHEY– Pennsylvania American Water announced on Wednesday, April 30, that six watershed initiatives across the state – including one in Chester County – have earned financial support through the company’s 2014 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling nearly $35,000 for their community-based...

Working to perpetuate Rebecca Lukens’ legacy

Annual award goes to former BVA intern and longtime open-space advocate  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Molly K. Morrison chats with Susannah Brody, playing the role of Rebecca Lukens, at the Eighth Annual Rebecca Lukens Award ceremony in Coatesville. Attired in 19th-century Quaker garb, Susannah Brody provided the voice of Rebecca Lukens, and the elegant Graystone Mansion,...

Hillendale tree planting, Oct. 12

600 trees to be planted in unique partnership with township, area organizations PENNSBURY —Hillendale Elementary School will be the site of a tree-planting project, Saturday, Oct. 12, as volunteers are needed to help plant some 600 trees on school property as part of an improved storm water management plan for the area. The school is joining in an unprecedented partnership with: Pennsbury Township,...

Willowdale plant sale to honor horticulturist’s legacy

 Proceeds from Garden Club’s event will benefit area beautification Cardinal flower, iris, salvia, sedum, columbine, ginger, butterfly weed and many more floral varieties will be available at the West Chester Garden Club’s Third Annual Plant Sale on Thursday. Held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landhope Farms market in Willowdale, this year’s sale honors the late Paula Latta Coyne, a renowned...

Time to nurture seeds of gratitude for farmers

National Agricultural Day honors their deep-rooted dedication Jamie Hicks (from left) sits with his son, Graham, and wife Kate at the entrance to Meadow Springs Farm on East Doe Run Road. National Agricultural Day on Tuesday offers an optimal time to celebrate the long and distinguished tradition of Chester County farming – an industry that dates back to Colonial days. Farming remains Pennsylvania’s...

Schools, Pennsbury could team up to fix runoff issue

Hillendale stormwater project could cut flooding on Hickory Hill Road, clean up Craigs Mill Run Stormwater runoff issues have plagued Hillendale Elementary School since before its conversion from museum into a school, but a new plan developed by Pennsbury Township and Unionville-Chadds Ford School District could offer major improvements and enhance science programs at the school. By Mike McGann,...

Hundreds hit the frosty Brandywine

Polar Plunge hits new heights for attendance and fun Swimmers hit the frosty Brandywine Creek as part of the Brandywine Valley Association’s Polar Plunge, Saturday. Hundreds of swimmers hit the water to raise money for the BVA, while a giant crowd looked on. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST BRADFORD – It was a fabulous, sunny day: a great opportunity for a nice dip in the Brandywine...