What To Do: Art shows, Radnor Hunt and more this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A painting by Barbara Tlush, as part of the Chadds Ford Historical Society Arts Show. While the major focus for events this weekend is on outdoor activities, there is also a focus on art-related events. The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s “Spring Art Show at Thornbury Farm” is scheduled for May 15 at Thornbury Farm (1256 Thornbury Road, West Chester,...

Journey toward freedom with 2021 Town Tours

WEST CHESTER — Join Chester County this summer in “Journeying Toward Freedom” during the 2021 Town Tours and Village Walks program! This year’s program will kick off on Thursday, June 17, with a virtual ceremony and Juneteenth Commemoration starting at 5:00 pm, followed by optional in-person walking tours at 6:45 pm at the Chester County History Center. Much like last year, the virtual programs...

Compass Mark comes to Chester County, seeks help on survey of local needs

Compass Mark is a local non-profit new to Chester County but with over 50 years of service in Lancaster County — and we are excited to be here!  Our mission is to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization.  We are asking for your input so that we may better serve you alongside our community partners. We are a team of prevention specialists that offer an...

Despite challenges, CCIU celebrates recent practical nursing grads

Charynda George, valedictorian of CCIU Practical Nursing Program Class P02. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Practical Nursing Program (PNP) is observing National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6-12, by celebrating the accomplishments of the 74 practical nursing students who have graduated from the program since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. These graduates are from...

Uptown! adds air purification system to enhance safety

WEST CHESTER — Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center has completed the installation of an iWave Air Purification System in all areas of the historic theater in West Chester to create a healthier environment for returning patrons. “We are excited to welcome our patrons back when the theater re-opens later this year.  With the installation of the air purification system, we can assure them that...

Two Coatesville High Seniors will also graduate with college degrees

Giavanna Felker Thanks to a Delaware County Community College program that allows highly motivated students to earn College credits while still in high school, Coatesville Area Senior High School (CASH) student Nathanial Ward and CASH graduate Giavanna Felker are about to share a unique accomplishment. They will have earned a high school diploma and an associate degree in Liberal Arts in the same year. “I...

What To Do: Fountains at Longwood, Willowdale Steeplechase and so much more for Mothers’ Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Longwood Gardens There are many annual events that are eagerly anticipated by visitors to Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, www.longwoodgardens.org) such as the Christmas display, the “Orchid Extravaganza” and the just-concluded “Spring Blooms.” But the one that attracts visitors more than any other is the annual “Festival of Fountains.” The...

Shop & Dine raffle to support Kennett Library and local businesses

In lieu of the Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour this year, the Friends of Kennett Library are sponsoring a community Shop & Dine Raffle, with 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Every day in July, we will draw a raffle ticket to win $100 in gift certificates. So, with 31 days in July, ticket buyers will have 31 chances to win! Raffle tickets are...

What To Do: May flowers bloom across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Yellow Springs Art Show Spring weather seems to have really arrived now. That means it’s time for outdoor activities such as visiting horticultural sites, hiking, fishing, going to festivals and celebrating May Day and Arbor Day. The Yellow Springs Art Show got its start back in 1973 as a free event featuring a variety of artists displaying their...

LCH hires Ronan W. Gannon as new CEO

Ronan Gannon KENNETT SQUARE — LCH Health and Community Services is pleased to announce that Ronan W. Gannon will be its new Chief Executive Officer starting next month.  “We are thrilled to have Ronan lead the LCH team,” said Pia McCann, LCH Board Chair.  “Ronan’s passion and expertise in health equity, and his genuineness and kindness are exactly what LCH needs to continue to be the leading...