David’s Drive buys out Army Navy store, donates to VA, CYI and CASD

Thousands of items of clothing purchased for those in need By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times Volunteers with David’s Drive were on hand last week to deliver clothing to the Coatesville Youth Initiative to be distributed to local youth. Photo courtesy of David’s Drive COATESVILLE – Though the iconic Army Navy store in the center of town has permanently closed its doors, storeowner...

Victory, Waste Oil Recycles spark Brandywine clean up

Just some of the debris that volunteers removed from the Brandywine Creek Tuesday as part of Victory Brewing Company and Waste Oil Recyclers annual clean up event. MODENA — Two local companies dedicated to maintaining Chester County’s clean air and water — Waste Oil Recyclers and Victory Brewing Company — a well as the Coatesville Youth Initiative teamed up this week to sponsor their annual...

Chester County Women’s Commission bestows awards

Recipients range from veteran social-service role models to student volunteers By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times   Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell introduces Empowered Young Woman award-winner Christine Luczka (right). She is joined by Jeannine McCullough, vice chair of the Chester County Women’s Commission. A distinguished roster of female honorees received well-deserved...

Roundtable on poverty a start, but more is needed

Until there is a collective will to really address poverty, things won’t get better By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — With wealth bordering on abundance at times in Chester County, it can be difficult to confront the truth that for many here — arguably far too many — poverty remains a stark reality and a reality that in recent years has gotten worse. This past week, six state...

Growth spurt happening on multiple levels at Modena business

Energy Independence Day Festival expanding – along with Mogreena Garden Project By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The creative folks in Modena who turned recycling into a successful business venture have taken the same approach to celebrations: Expand and innovate. On Sunday, Waste Oil Recyclers will host its Fifth Annual Energy Independence Day Festival at its four-acre complex...

QVC sponsors new mobile giving effort for Coatesville youth

COATESVILLE — Now, giving support to the Coatesville Youth Initiative is as simple as sending a text message. The Brandywine Health Foundation announced a new opportunity this week for members of the community to make a significant impact in the greater Coatesville area, just by using their cell phones. TV/Internet retailer QVC, based in West Chester, has joined the Brandywine Health Foundation...