What To Do: Unionville Art Gala starts busy pre-holiday weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A work by Frank DePietro, the featured artist at the Unionville Art Gala. Thanksgiving is on the horizon, so you know that Christmas-related events will be filling the event calendar over the next few weeks. Fortunately, there are several special events around the area this weekend that are not holiday-related events. The 43rd Annual Unionville...

Lions help Camp Dreamcatcher with ‘frightful’ event

The Kennett Lions partnered with Vision Corps and Camp Dreamcatcher for a Halloween themed fund-raising event. On October 20, 2018, Lions, guests, and staff and supporters of Camp Dreamcatcher and Vision Corps, gathered at historic (and creepy) Oakbourne Mansion for a great party. The mansion was appropriately decorated by the Lions with spider webs, skeletons, and all manner of creatures. A full-size...

What To Do: Honoring our Veterans

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is the weekend that America celebrates Veterans Day – a special holiday created to honor those who have served the nation as part of United States Armed Forces. Valley Forge National Park (1400 North Outer Line Drive, Valley Forge, 610- 783-1000, www.nps.gov/vafo) is hosting a special “Veterans Day Commemoration” on November 11 beginning...

What To Do: PA. Hunt Club on Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Pennsylvania Hunt Club The first weekend past Halloween is always a busy one, with everything from local Pirate events, celebrations of food trucks and one of Chester County’s most venerable equestrian events. The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup (Pennsylvania Hunt Cup racecourse, Newark Road, Unionville, 484-888-6619, http://pahuntcup.org) is one...

UHS to present The Curious Savage Nov. 8-10

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School will present its fall play, The Curious Savage Nov 8-10, with a special performance for seniors on Nov. 7. The Curious Savage is the story of an elderly widow named Mrs. Savage, whose husband has left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams,” but her stepchildren strongly...

Letter: Why I’m supporting Anton Andrew

To The Editor, For 22 years, Steve Barrar has represented PA-160, and that’s not a good thing. While Steve says he’s been working hard for us, he’s mostly been in cohoots with special interests based in Harrisburg. In short, they fund his campaigns while robbing the Commonwealth blind with his consent. Steve has leveraged this corrupt system to gerrymander himself into a taxpayer-funded job...

Ex-NBA star to speak at Mendendall about battle with Parkinson’s

Brian Grant PENNSBURY — A night of inspiration and fun will be presented Nov. 17 by Shake It Off for Parkinson’s.   The License to Cure Gala event will be held from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Mendenhall Inn, Rt 52, Chadds Ford. Brian Grant, a former star NBA player who was featured in the May issue of Sports Illustrated about his battle with Young Onset Parkinson, will be the keynote speaker. ...

Dube awarded Difference of One Award

Marguerite Dube On October 26th, Marguerite Dube, Director of the Chester County Library and its Henrietta Hankin Branch was honored at the Chester County OIC’s 39th Annual Award Gala. Marguerite received the 2018 Difference of One Award for her dedication to public service and to personal commitments to excellence in helping our community and its members.

Tutors sought for Chester County Adult Literacy program

The Chester County Adult Literacy Program has a need for Adult Tutors who are willing to work with adult students seeking to learn English as a second language, study for the GED exam or improve basic literacy or math skills. A 4 year college degree is required in order to tutor in the program, but a teaching background is not needed. Our program is based in the Chester County Library and most...

Bishop Shanahan open house, Nov. 11

Bishop Shanahan High School will be hosting its Fall Open House on Sunday, November 11th from 12 noon to 3:00 PM. All are welcome to attend and can RSVP at shanahan.org. Open House guests will have the opportunity to learn about the academic program at 1:30 PM; meet with faculty, coaches and current students; and tour the campus and experience classroom demonstrations.