DCCC loans ventilator, gives medical supplies to local hospitals

In response to the urgent need for medical supplies and ventilators at area hospitals and health care facilities due to COVID-19, Delaware County Community College recently loaned a ventilator, and donated surgical gloves, disposable gowns, hand sanitizer, biohazard bags and other equipment and supplies to local hospitals and health care facilities in Delaware and Chester Counties. Faculty and staff...

Is it time to start your Victory over virus Garden?

By Tony Buck, Special to The Times Food security must now be on the minds of Chester County residents during this Coronavirus outbreak.  And it’s about time! According to the Delaware Valley Region Planning Commission Food Study, we grow about 6% of our food in the Greater Philadelphia area. Most of our food comes from California in our spring and summer, and during fall and winter, from south of...

What To Do: If you can’t go to your favorite attractions, go virtual

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times With the COVID-19 forcing everyone to remain at home, the situation is ripe for a case of restlessness and spells of boredom to set in. Under normal circumstances, a good way for families to shed the shackles of boredom is to take a trip to an amusement park. Physically, that’s not possible right now. Fortunately, it is possible virtually. The are...

What To Do: Stuck inside? Visit great museums virtually

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Rembrandt at The Rijksmuseum With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of letting up, it looks like it will be a while until activities such as attending an entertainment event, watching a sports game in person or spending a day appreciating the exhibits in a museum are back on the menu. Last week, I presented options for touring museums locally and...

What To Do: If you can’t go out, go virtual

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Museum of the American Revolution In the early days of spring when the weather can be very unpredictable, indoor activities are frequently the best options for weekend plans. With the COVID-19 pandemic having the world in its grip, indoor activities have become a major no-no. Going to a concert or a sporting event – forget about it. Having dinner...

What To Do: Coronavirus takes toll on St. Patrick’s Day & other area events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times St. Patrick This is the strangest of weekends – and Friday the 13th is just the beginning. Ordinarily, figuring out what to do for weekend fun would be relatively easy – just pick an event from a wide array of options. But this weekend has been greatly impacted by the arrival of the Coronavirus. So, if you’re trying to figure out what to do, here...

Cerra appointed new GM at Downingtown CC

Jeff Cerra Downingtown Country Club, a Ron Jaworski Golf property, has named Jeff Cerra as its new General Manager. Cerra is a 15-year veteran of the hospitality/food & beverage industry, most recently having been part of the management team for five years with the PJ Welihan’s Group, serving as General Manager of the Pour House in Exton. Previously, Cerra had worked for five years at Downingtown...

What To Do: Celebrating Pennsylvania on Charter Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times This weekend’s calendar features a wide array of Charter Day activities. Charter Day, which is “officially” celebrated on March 11, recognizes the day William Penn received his land grant for Pennsylvania from King Charles II of England in 1681. In observance of Pennsylvania’s founding, some of the region’s historic sites host special activities...

Unionville HS to present Into The Woods, March 19-21

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School presents Into the Woods on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Stephen Sondheim’s witty, powerful score and James Lapine’s imaginative, darkly humorous book combine to make the Tony Award-winning a favorite among musical lovers and a timeless masterpiece. A cast of over 60 students presents...

Brandywine Hills Point-To-Point on tap, April 5

Horses vault the stone wall at last year’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point. With spring in Chester County comes the local fox hunting tradition and point-to-point races, where Brandywine Hills stands out for its more intimate, kid-friendly event. For 2020, the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point will take place on Sunday, April 5, at the Myrick Center in Pocopson Township. An expanded slate of activities...