What To Do: Good Neighbor Christmas in Downingtown

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Downingtown’s Good Neighbor Christmas. Downingtown has changed a lot over the years but is still a neighborly town. It always been a neighborly town – so neighborly that it has an annual event schedule that includes Good Neighbor Day each summer and Good Neighbor Christmas (downtown Downingtown, http://www.dtownchristmas.com)...

Two charged in infants’ deaths

Jamal Bailey (left) and William Gardner (right) were charged Thursday in the deaths of two infants under their care. Two county men have been charged in the deaths of infants under their care — one earlier this year and another exactly one year ago —  Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday. Jamal Bailey, 41 of Downingtown, has been charged with homicide for administering...

Mayor’s 5K will help take on gender-based violence

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DOWNINGTOWN — Working to help fight for victims of gender-based violence is something few could argue with, but for some, it is an issue driven by deeply personal experiences, experiences that force one to take action, rather than sit back. Borough Mayor Josh Maxwell certainly falls into that latter category. He has been a tireless advocate for victims of such...

Reward offered in killing of pet dogs

Buddha was reported missing from his Downingtown home Thursday and ultimately found dead along with another family dog. Authorities have offered a reward to anyone with information as who was responsible. Authorities are looking for information about who might have killed a pair of beloved pet dogs in Downingtown, Thursday. On Thursday, the Brandywine Valley SPCA was alerted that a dog was missing...

Downingtown showcases growth, economic development & vitality

Progress, prosperity & quality of life remain key focus By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times Downingtown Mayor, Josh Maxwell, discusses revitalization initiatives with meeting attendees DOWNINGTOWN – Chester County business and political leaders, non-profit organizations and interested community members packed Victory Brewing Company Friday morning to learn more about major economic...

What To Do: It’s holiday excitement from wall to wall

Ballet, candlelight tours, shows, music — everything to get you in the holiday spirit By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Brandywine Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” will have eight performances now through Dec. 21 at West chester University. For families as well as fans of the arts, one of the most popular annual holiday activities each year is attending a performance of the classic...

Photos of pets with Santa at TCHS, Nov 29

The Veterinary Science program at the Technical College High School is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of veterinary medicine. Students interact with animals in and out of the classroom, job shadow and attend clinics with local veterinarians. DOWNINGTOWN — On Saturday, Nov. 29, the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus Veterinary Science and Early Childhood...

What To Do: Brandywine Wine Trail and more

Fall means a cornucopia of fun things to do in and county Chester County By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If it’s fall, it must be time for the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail. Six Chester County wineries will be participating, with food, fun and various events, kicking off this weekend. When autumn arrives in the area, it means that it is time the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail with...

Victory looks start canning operation in 2015

DOWNINGTOWN — In response to consumer demand and much online speculation, Victory Brewing Company® (Victory) is pre-announcing installation plans of a canning line in its new Parkesburg facility slated for 2015.  Summer Love Ale is the first beloved Victory brand tentatively scheduled to make its aluminum debut. Victory officials say they believe offering strategic brands in a can format will...

What To Do: Freedom Fest, Big Bang BBQ

Push away those stormy clouds, there’s lots to do this holiday weekend  By Denny Dyroff, Correspondent, The Times The Orbitron is just one of many attractions this weekend at Nottingham County Park’s Freedom Fest. Every year, Independence Day is officially celebrated on July 4. This year, it will also be celebrated on July 5 when Nottingham County Park (150 Park Road, Nottingham, 610-932-2589, www.chesco.org/ccparks) presents...