What To Do: Celebrating Earth Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Earth Day has been becoming more necessary every year. Now, because of the agenda of many politicians in Washington, D.C., efforts to protect the earth are crucial. Earth Day has been featuring celebrations all around the world for more than 40 years.

Klein to receive Rebecca Lukens Award

Janet S. Klein COATESVILLE — The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum  (NISHM) in Coatesville, announced Tuesday its twelfth annual Rebecca Lukens Award to be presented to noted historic preservationist and museum management consultant, Janet S. Klein. Mrs. Klein proved vital in the seminal stages of the restoration of Terracina, the first historic home in the Lukens National Historic...

What To Do: Roots Music in Media; flowers bloom across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Charlie Grace at The Roots Music Festival. Roots music, which is frequently referred to as Americana, is a very diverse category of music that includes modern folk, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, bluegrass, Cajun music, country, gospel, old time music, Native American music. If you’re a fan of roots music then you should plan on visiting Media...

State Police seek youth camp applicants

The Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania American Legion are seeking applicants for “State Police Youth Week,” a summer leadership camp designed for teenagers interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or the military. State Police Youth Week was established in 1970 with the goal of improving the relationship between Pennsylvania’s youth and the law enforcement community. The...

Tickets now on sale for Willowdale Steeplechase

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Whether you’re a horse enthusiast or just like to have fun and enjoy a beautiful day in the country, it’s time to make plans for this wonderful Chester County family event! This year the races are again running on Mother’s Day!  Tickets and parking spaces for The Willowdale Steeplechase’s Sunday, May 13th event are on sale now online at www.willowdale.org.  Visit...

What To Do: Celebrate Spring with Cherry Blossoms

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cherry Blossom festival The chilly weather has been unkind to early blooming plants and trees, but the worst seems to have passed – maybe. (Don’t look at  Saturday’s forecast.) If you want to see hundreds of lovely trees showing off their pink blossoms, you can find what you want at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival (http://subarucherryblossom.org),...

Free screening of The Hunting Ground April 18

Join the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County and Colonial Theatre during Sexual Assault Awareness Month for a free documentary film screening of The Hunting Ground from 7:00-9:30 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA. Join us after the screening for a thoughtful and informative panel discussion, with the goal...

What To Do: Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point is Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Brandywine Hills Point to Point race. Without a doubt, the Brandywine Valley has established a reputation for being horse country. It is an area with many horse farms and an annual calendar filled with equestrian events. Year after year, the local equestrian schedule features an array of top-flight horse shows, dressage events, Grand Prix events...

154 artists to participate in Chester County Studio Tour

Art collectors, enthusiasts and novices will have two full days in May to meet some of the best artists in their Chester County studios, observe the creative process and to purchase their distinctive creations. “The Chester County Studio Tour grows in popularity each year and this year will be the best ever,” said Jeff Schaller, artist and show coordinator. “The public will have a unique...

CCIU celebrating ‘All Abilities’

Pictured here is the Owen J. Roberts Superintendent Dr. Susan Lloyd, Art Teacher Tom Sonnenberg, 2017 Winning Designer Kaylee Uba and CCIU Assistant Director of Student Services Dr. Anita Riccio. DOWNINGTOWN – More than a quarter of a century has passed since March was established as Disability Awareness Month. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is not only committed to supporting the...