Local company builds doghouses for LaMancha Animal Rescue

LaMancha now considering additional corporate sponsorships By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Volunteers from Evolve IP raised funds to purchase for eco-friendly, maintenance free doghouses for LaMancha Animal Rescue. EAST FALLOWFIELD – Rescue dogs at LaMancha Animal Rescue got a special treat last week when volunteers from Evolve IP in Wayne built four doghouses for the outdoor shelters...

Red Raider Rumble brings players, communities together

Teams from around Chester County and from as far away as Harlem N.Y. at initial event By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times The first-ever Red Raider Rumble brought lacrosse teams from around the region and as far away as New York City to participate in a day competition, fun and sportsmanship. After a very close and exciting game, these players from Coatesville and Harlem came together for...

The Unionville Fair needs your help

Without a new leader, the Fair will go away By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Tonight, there’s going to be an important meeting at Willowdale Chapel on the future of the Unionville Fair. The long-running fair, a staple of the community, finds itself without a leader and if one is not found by Feb. 29, this year’s fair will not happen. That meeting takes place tonight at 7 p.m. So, you might be...

Melting ice & warming hearts…people YOU know doing ‘Good Stuff!’

Got ‘good stuff’ to share? Email kim@chescotimes.com (submissions are due the 15th & 30th monthly; and are subject to editorial review.) So much DRAMA…A  ‘shout-out’ to all the hard-working local kids and directors bringing affordable theater to our communities… Look for these March performances: Kennett – Oklahoma, Unionville – West Side Story, Rustin –...

Redistricting process could be a positive for the community

This could be a rare opportunity to show what makes Unionville-Chadds Ford great By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times It’s probably safe to say that some sort of redistricting is coming for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District in the coming year. The only question, in my mind, is how traumatic the changes are going to be — and how parents and the community in general will react to the options. It...

Mushroom Festival – 29 Years Strong and Growing

By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife Susan were among a large number of dignitaries to join the local community for The Mushroom Festival this past weekend. KENNETT – Delighted festival-goers were treated to a home-town parade, dining and dancing in the streets, tasting events, great shopping and mushroom exhibits this weekend. Dignitaries — including Gov....

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 — “There’s...

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 as...

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. Twenty...