What To Do: Mushroom Fest, Chadds Ford Days

Plus: two brew fests, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Featuring parades, music — and yes food, much of it revolving around the beloved mushroom — are all just a part of this year’s Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square. There is a good reason that Kennett Square is called “The Mushroom Capital of the World.” The saying —...

Mushroom Festival remains a labor of love

A behind the scenes look:  Bringing charitable support & family fun to the community By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Working to make the 2014 Mushroom Festival the best ever: 2014 Mushroom Festival Festival Director, Kathi Lafferty and Honorary Chair Terry Forte as they work on this year’s event. KENNETT –Terry Forte knows mushrooms. Her dad, Peter Alonzo Sr., and grandfather,...

Unionville & Kennett host breakfast, June 7

EAST MARLBOROUGH — One again the administrations of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and Kennett Consolidated School District will team up for a free community breakfast, Saturday, June 7 at Unionville High School. The event will be held in the Unionville High School Cafeteria and coincides with the Kennett/Unionville Relay for Life fundraiser.    Send article...

Progress seen in plan to end homelessness

County officials applaud collaborative Decades to Doorways initiative By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell (right) discusses the Decades to Doorways initiative, with its administrator, Michael Hackman. For nearly 10 years, 77-year-old Pedro lived in the Kennett Square shadows: hidden in a ramshackle, makeshift structure he called home....

After three years, just two words: thank you

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times On Oct. 1, 2010 Unionville woke to flooding in the wake of Tropical Storm Nicole and a new source for local news and information, The Unionville Times. We launched that gray October morning with no staff, little resources and not much more than a conviction that there was a better way to do local news, digitally, on the Web. Through the last three years, that one...

The disease of me

Is putting self over the larger community hurting all of us in the long run? By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com The “disease of me.” When I was a young NBA-beat writer back in the mid-1980s, I remember interviewing Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach Pat Riley and he preached about the need for any good team — and any good community — to see past selfish individual needs to accomplish...

Annual UCFSD Coat Drive kicks off

Coats, hats, gloves needed for local families in need Are you ready to Clean out your Closets? Do you want to Help out a Great Cause? Then don’t forget the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Community Coat Drive, which kicks off this week and runs through November. On Saturday December 17th, along with the Bike Drive, UCFSD Community Service gives away gently used warm coats, fleece jackets,...

An early morning donut and a thousand reasons to hope

Reminders of why we need to look past the headlines and remember our shared community By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com POCOPSON — It’s easy to lose perspective, just from reading the headlines. Whether it’s home foreclosures, the nasty infighting in the political arena or even some of the thorny issues confronting this community in terms of the school district, one could think...

Welcome!

Unionville Times launches local news initiative By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Welcome to Unionville Times.com — a new community digital newspaper. In the weeks, months and years ahead, we hope to be part of your daily routine as you keep tabs on your home, your community and your neighbors. While we expect this site to be part of a bigger effort to change the very face of local...