What To Do: Parks, shore reopening, but be careful

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Marsh Creek State Park Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in this area. It is weekend that usually features picnics, camping, family gatherings, swimming, parties, hiking – a weekend to get outside to welcome summer. The COVID-19 “shelter-in-place” situation has thrown a wrench in the works for a lot of these activities – but...

Community plans parade for UHS seniors, June 8

The greater Unionville community will be saluting the Unionville High School Class of 2020 with a parade around the district on Monday, June 8. The normal graduation ceremony had to be postponed due to COVID-19. The parade will start at 4 pm with a procession to begin at each of the district’s elementary schools, proceeding to the High School campus in East Marlborough. No community members will...

Avon Grove staff, admin celebrate AGHS seniors with parade

A school board member distributes lawn signs for the senior car parade. WEST GROVE – On Saturday, May 16, more than 70 Avon Grove School District (AGSD) staff members, board members and administrators decorated their vehicles and drove through District neighborhoods in a “car parade” to celebrate the class of 2020. Groups gathered in the parking lot of Avon Grove High School (AGHS) at 9:00 a.m....

Chester County fire departments celebrate National EMS Week

The volunteer firefighters of Chester County Fire Chiefs Association are thankful for the EMS practitioners who serve alongside them at emergency scenes and are celebrating them during National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2020. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) lead annual EMS Week activities. Always taking place in the...

What To Do: Love Your Park Week, virtually

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Visiting local malls and restaurants isn’t possible right now with the COVID-19 restrictions still in effect. But visiting amazing locations – locally and globally –is available at your fingertips via virtual tours offered by internet websites. This year, Love Your Park Week, the annual springtime celebration of Philly parks, encourages Philadelphians...

Hill, Rooney named to Connect Thru Cancer board

Bobby Hill WEST CHESTER — Scott Gabrielsen, President of the Board of Directors for Connect Thru Cancer (CTC) of West Chester announced the appointment of Bobby Hill of West Chester and Casey Rooney of Wayne as their newest Board members. Founded in 2007, Connect Thru Cancer is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a variety of free cancer support services and resources throughout the...

What To Do: Stuck at home? See the world from your computer

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jerusalem For many, Israel is a magic land — a place where many of the world’s most significant historical events took place. As long as it is a peaceful mode, Israel is a wonderful place to visit – unless there is a pandemic going on. Obviously, now is not a good time as COVID-19 is forcing the world to pull its head back in its shell like...

Oxford Arts Alliance raising fund for EMERGE Scholarship Fund on Giving Tuesday

OXFORD — The Oxford Arts Alliance is responding to meet the needs of the families in our music and art academies by raising money and awareness for our EMERGE Scholarship Fund which supports our students experiencing financial hardship and an inability to afford art and music education. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to...

LCH connects with patients via telehealth

KENNETT SQUARE — Local community health center LCH (La Comunidad Hispana) is now offering a new option for care: Telehealth, which connects patients and their providers through technology instead of being in the same room.  All patients need are some type of device with a screen, such as a cell phone or a computer, access to strong Wi-Fi, and a private, well-lit space during the visit. LCH has transitioned...

What To Do: Visit Australia, virtually

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times What do most people in this area know about Australia? It’s a country. It’s an island. It’s on the other side of the world. G’day mate! It has kangaroos. It’s the “Land Down Under.” It is home to Crocodile Dundee. What other things about Australia do many people know? It is a continent.    Send article as PDF   ...