What To Do: A Willowdale weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Without question, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country. It has established its reputation as an area known for staging top-flight equestrian events. The 2019 equestrian season had its unofficial start last weekend with a big annual point-to-point event in Delaware – even if the horse racing events got shelved because of the weather...

Willowdale couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

Then and now: The Keggs (above) on their wedding day in 1946 and at their anniversary celebration recently. EAST MARLBOROUGH — They had their first date on the day before Pearl Harbor, went on to become valued and beloved teachers in the Unionville community and recently celebrated 70 years of marriage — Raymond and Edith Kegg of Willowdale. The couple recently celebrated surrounded by their...

80th running Pa. Hunt Club, Nov. 2

Horse racing, food, fun and more will again be on tap at the 80th annual Pennsylvania Hunt Club event, Nov. 2 in Willowdale. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Celebrate the 80th running of the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup with an exciting day of steeplechase racing on Sunday, Nov. 2 in the beautiful Unionville countryside. Bring family and friends to enjoy the fall foliage, watch as Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Foxhounds...

Letter: Thanks to Tri-M for fireworks

To The Editor, Many thanks to the Tri-M Corp, for sponsoring the beautiful Fireworks display on Saturday night, 6/28/14. It’s been years since Willowdale has seen such a wonderful display.   We live in Willowdale Crossing, and were able to enjoy them.   We realized that Tri-M was having an employee and family, function at the Yellow House, and were so happily surprised to watch such a fun...

Chamberlain takes reins for Unionville Fair

Replaces Shea who oversaw move to Willowdale, addition of Rodeo and more Outgoing Unionville Fair President Jayne Shea hands off the gavel to new President Danielle Chamberlain, who will now lead the event. A Unionville staples since starting in 1924, the fair promises to be even bigger and better in the fall of 2014. EAST MARLBOROUGH — From being at point of crisis, to again being a thriving...

Don’t ‘dye’ for a bargain

With drug-store hair dye kits — especially those on sale — you get what you pay for By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times This is what happens when you try to act like a professional hair colorist/stylist and you aren’t one.  You end up in a chair with foil on your head and a cloak of shame. I have written about this very topic before and in my typical “know-it-all-ness”, I sound...

Protestors push Pitts on immigration

Police break up peaceful Willowdale event after neighbor complains More than two dozen Chester County residents gathered Monday morning to tell U.S. Representative Joe Pitts (R-16) to support the proposed immigration reform bill in the U.S. House. The peaceful event was ultimately broken up by police after a neighbor complained. Updated: 4:30, adds comment from Rep. Pitts. By Mike McGann, Editor,...

Willowdale plant sale to honor horticulturist’s legacy

 Proceeds from Garden Club’s event will benefit area beautification Cardinal flower, iris, salvia, sedum, columbine, ginger, butterfly weed and many more floral varieties will be available at the West Chester Garden Club’s Third Annual Plant Sale on Thursday. Held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landhope Farms market in Willowdale, this year’s sale honors the late Paula Latta Coyne, a renowned...

Pennsylvania Hunt Cup, Nov. 4

78th running of event offers day full of events; raises money for local charities Spirited competition always marks the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup, as seen during the 2011 event. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Tailgaters, racing enthusiasts and families wishing to spend a fall day in the country will enjoy watching topnotch steeplechase horses race over pristine rolling countryside on Sunday, Nov. 4. The day...

Willowdale: an event to dress for

While some are there for the horses, many come to make fashion statements By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com I have always loved the fanciness of the Kentucky Derby.  While I have never had the occasion to attend, lucky for us, Unionville, PA is located in the heart of horse country, as well!  Rolling hills and Ireland green pastures provide a picture perfect backdrop for the...