Registration opens for Degville golf tournament

Registration is now underway for the Seventh Annual Madeline Degville Suicide Prevention Golf Tournament to be held Monday, August 14, 2017, at the top-rated Broad Run Golfer’s Club, located at 1520 Tattersall Way in West Chester. Proceeds from the event benefit The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC). The tournament – a Four-Person Scramble, 18 holes — will...

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...

Franklin Mint donates $5,000 to CCIU holiday charity event

Students and staff at TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus accept a $5,000 donation from FMFCU for Holiday Hope Chest. Left to right: Marissa Nadachowski, Hailey Maxwell, Leon Spencer, Michael Sheils, Noah Ramagano, Brian Hughes, Patty Knecht. DOWNINGTOWN — It was only the second week of November, but the spirit of the holidays was already palpable at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pennock’s...

Sipala dealerships support children’s hospital event

About 15 years ago, the rapid diagnosis of a peanut allergy saved the life of a young child, and in the process earned the admiration of a local family. When Jim Sipala and his wife, Danielle, rushed their then-18-month-old son Alex to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children emergency room, Alex was already very weak and in respiratory distress. “We were very scared, but it did not...

What To Do: Mushroom Fest, Chadds Ford Days

Plus: two brew fests, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Featuring parades, music — and yes food, much of it revolving around the beloved mushroom — are all just a part of this year’s Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square. There is a good reason that Kennett Square is called “The Mushroom Capital of the World.” The saying —...

Mushroom Festival remains a labor of love

A behind the scenes look:  Bringing charitable support & family fun to the community By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Working to make the 2014 Mushroom Festival the best ever: 2014 Mushroom Festival Festival Director, Kathi Lafferty and Honorary Chair Terry Forte as they work on this year’s event. KENNETT –Terry Forte knows mushrooms. Her dad, Peter Alonzo Sr., and grandfather,...

URA raises funds for tornado victims

EAST MARLBOROUGH – For many people if you ask “Where in the world is Hackleburg”, they would have no idea. But ask any of the kids from the Unionville Recreation Association (URA) baseball and softball teams, they would tell you right away it is in Alabama. (For those not familiar, on April 27, 2011 the city of Hackleburg was ravaged by an EF 5 tornado that destroyed 75% of the town.) Everyone...