Unionville Fair Queen to be crowned tonight

The Unionville Fair queen will be crowned tonight at Unionville Elementary School. From left, princess candidates Shannon White and Sarah Taylor and Fair Queen contestants Ellan Dunbar and Carly Rechenberg share a moment last week. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Kicking off the annual Unionville Fair, tonight the Fair Queen will be decided at Unionville Elementary School. Two Unionville contestants, Ellan...

Lecture on Barns-Brinton House, Sept. 27

CHADDS FORD — Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator, will introduce and discuss several paintings depicting this historic home in Chadds Ford. The Barns-Brinton House has been standing on its spot on US Route 1 for 300 years, rescued from demolition and restored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Visitwww.brandywinemuseum.org for more information.    Send article as...

First Rotaract meeting, Sept. 24

KENNETT SQUARE — A new chapter of the Rotract Club plans its first meeting, Sept. 24 at the Kennett YMCA at 6 p.m. The Rotaract Club consists of our young professionals ages 18-30 — and as the name suggests, bridges the high school-based Interact and Rotary. The group’s hope is to create an avenue for personal and professional growth through building relationships, serving, and mentoring....

Pileggi to hold Kids Fun Fair, Sept. 20

Sen. Dominic Pileggi Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) is hosting a Kids’ Fun Fair at West Chester East High School this Saturday, Sept.r 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will be held rain or shine. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend with their children and grandchildren. “The Kids’ Fun Fair is one of my favorite events,” Pileggi said. “It’s always...

Shields given Preeminent rating

Jane M. Shields WEST CHESTER —  Jane M. Shields, a partner at MacElree Harvey, Ltd., has received an AV® Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell®. According to Martindale-Hubbell, this rating “is the highest rating possible, and is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings...

Pocopson Founders Day, Sept. 28

POCOPSON   The seventh Annual Pocopson Township Founders’ Day is just around the corner. Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28 in Pocopson Park located at 477 Locust Grove Road, it will run from noon to 4 p.m. This “family friendly” event will have a special focus this year on Patriotism.  Everyone is invited to display your “patriotic best.”  Kids are encouraged to dress up from head to...

Unionville Elementary PTO plans 1st Boosterthon, Sept.11

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Parent Teacher Organization of Unionville Elementary School will hold its first Boosterthon Fun Run on Sept. 11. As part of an effort to raise money for the PTO to help purchase various upgrades and enhancements for the school building, students will participate in a fun run, running a total of 30-35 laps per student around the Boosterthon course. Students have been working...

Chester County author plans local book signings

Bruce Mowday DOWNINGTOWN — Chester County author Bruce Mowday has talks and book signings throughout Chester County in the coming six weeks, including Chadds Ford Days, a Paoli Battlefield event and Fall Fest in Downingtown. “September is always a busy month in Chester County, especially since the Battle of Brandywine took place on September 11, 1777,” said Mowday, who has written books on...

Pink 50 Poker Prance, Oct 12

Very pink for a good cause: battling breast cancer. Among other prizes, the Pink 50 Poker Prance offers prizes for the most pink horse and rider — some examples seen here from the 2013 event. Once again Oxford Feed & Lumber, Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm and Pets & Friends present this ever-popular trail ride through scenic Fair Hill to benefit breast cancer awareness and research. Riders...

Info meeting on CCEDC trip to China

EXTON — An informational session is being held in connection with the upcoming 2014 Sino-American regional business development and cultural exchange summit. Taking part in the trade mission will be Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell, the Chester County Economic Development Council, Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, Main Line Chinese Cultural Center and ABD International. The...