Chesco donations to hurricane victims top 160,000 pounds

Damage as captured by Chester County Sheriff’s deputies in Port Aransas, Texas — a small community on Mustang Island, across from Corpus Christi, where Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims –...

Brandywine Picnic Park leads collection for Harvey victims

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times People dropping off donations on a rainy Saturday at Brandywine Picnic Park to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. EAST BRADFORD — The owners of Brandywine Picnic Park and Hickory House Catering are no strangers to dealing with floods. Gripping the banks of Brandywine Creek just outside of West Chester, the park floods at least once per year. A three-inch...

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...

A clean up with a positive mission

Reduce clutter and benefit HIS Mission this month By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times How often do you open a closet or drawer at home and find it overflowing with things you never use? Just the other day, my husband had a (little) meltdown about the number of cups we have in the kitchen cabinet. Can you picture it? He attempts to grab a glass for some iced tea and six others come tumbling...

Brandywine Ace donates pet products to CCSPCA

Eli Martinez (left) and Julie Landy (right) stopped at Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm to receive a donation from pet and wild bird manager Lauren Bohnert (center). POCOPSON — As she reorganized some pet products in the store, Lauren Bohnert, manager of pet and wild bird departments at Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm, put together an assortment of items including collars, leashes, litter pans,...

Otter Scouts set up giving tree at Pets & Friends

64th Brandywine decorating crew. Back: Otter Leader Tim Grimme. Middle (L-R): Otter Scouts Dylan Ball, Kellar Cimini, Henry Grimme. Front row (L-R): Otter Scouts Brian Lightner and Jacob Kubilus, and Sara Ball. WEST GROVE — Last Sunday afternoon the 64th Brandywine Otter Scouts of the Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) set up and decorated a “Giving Tree” at the Pets & Friends store...

Books ‘urgently’ needed for UHS book sale

Bad weather has curtailed donations — books accepted through Feb. 19 EAST MARLBOROUGH — Local residents who haven’t yet donated unwanted used books for the annual Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale are being urged to do so by the sale’s organizers. Donations are being accepted at all Unionville-Chadds Ford district schools through Wednesday, Feb. 19.  Donations are running behind...

Donations sought to help Kennett family

Family of UCFSD employee seeks housing after fire burns home A Kennett family — and a Unionville-Chadds Ford School District employee — is looking for housing in the Kennett Consolidated School District — after a fire left them out of their home for as much as year and destroyed almost all of their possessions. The family of Israel Rivera, who works in the school district’s buildings and...

Donations needed for yard sale

De-cluttering your home could benefit education EAST MARLBOROUGH — Ready for a little Spring cleaning? De-clutter your home and help a worthy cause: the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation’s annual Community Yard Sale by donating items for sale. The annual Yard Sale benefits the Education Foundation, which in turn uses funds raised to augment the educational experience at Unionville-Chadds...

United Way kicks off 2012-13 fund campaign

Organization supports education, senior and youth programs throughout southern Chester County By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times United Way of Southern Chester County is kicking off its annual fund drive — from left: UWSCC board president Karen Myers, Board Vice President Ed Sparks and UWSCC Executive Director Carrie Freeman display one of the signs seen around the community reminding folks to...