Kennett Sq. council addresses tragedy, community relations

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times HARB member Clara Saxton addresses Borough Council members about the impact of the 2016 election results on the borough’s recent political races. KENNETT SQUARE – They were at the Red Clay Room to discuss the 2018 budget, but recent events were front and center at last Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council. Mayor Matt Fetick...

Girls Day Out coming in Kennett this week

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Happy Thanksgiving! What a spectacular weekend of feasting, family, and fun! After a solid week of eating waaaaay too many calories, I have a plan to burn the bird: Christmas Shopping Cardio. No, it’s not a new class at the Y. Yes, I just made it up…but, I think the concept is sure to go viral. Lucky for us, it’s the ( much anticipated) #GirlsDayOut...

What To Do: Goodbye Black Friday, hello Christmas season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Longwood Gardens Thanksgiving 2017 is now in the history books. Black Friday has arrived. The tsunami known as the Christmas holiday season is ready to tear through the area with never-ending sales, a barrage of holiday songs emanating from everywhere, incessant bellringers and a huge array of traditional holiday events and activities. One of the region’s...

Letter: On Borough Council, an apology is in order

To The Editor, The following is an open letter to my colleagues on the Kennett Square Borough Council: Dear Doug, Jamie and Geoff, On January 4th, 2016, all four of us voted to appoint LaToya Myers to an open seat on Borough Council. Since then, she has served with distinction, especially on the Finance and Chief of Police Search Committees, where we have seen her fight hard for...

St. Michael’s rises against hunger

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Some of the many volunteers who gathered at St. Michael’s Sunday to prepare meals, including Asst. Pastor Adrienne Meier, on the right. EAST MARLBOROUGH — October 22 was a picture-perfect day; 70 degrees, sunny, low humidity with a clear blue sky.  Many spent what could be the last Indian summer Sunday of the year enjoying the outdoors. But instead,...

Kennett Borough Council talks trash

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough Council member LaToya Myers discusses her proposal for a personnel committee with Council President Danilo Maffei as Mayor Matt Fetick listens. KENNETT – At last Monday’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council, Borough Manager Joe Scalise gave an update on the proposed tiered-trash removal system. The new plan will allow residents to choose...

Op/Ed: Party politics doesn’t drive Borough Council

By Wayne Braffman, Member, Kennett Square Borough Council Wayne Braffman “Party politics has no place on Borough Council.” As Chair of the Kennett Area Democrats AND a member of the Kennett Square Borough Council, I probably appreciate more than anyone else that there is no more need to say this than there is to announce ‘THE SKY IS BLUE!’ on a sunny day. Two years ago,...

Art Watch: WC annual fall gallery walk & First Friday art stroll in Kennett

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Fall First Friday Art shows are back, with the wonderful West Chester Gallery Walk and Kennett Square’s First Friday Art Stroll – both happening this Friday October 6th from 5-9pm. With exciting new gallery openings as well as pop up art spaces at various local businesses, these First Fridays are a terrific, fun way to spend an evening. Food, drinks...

Bike Kennett looks to get borough moving

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough Council members and staff look on as Josie Marsh (far left) gives a presentation on Bike Kennett. KENNETT SQUARE – A meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council earlier this month had everyone’s wheels spinning, between the new bicycling initiative and the review of the 2016 audit. Resident Josie Marsh gave a presentation about Bike Kennett,...

Mushroom Festival: bigger and better than ever for 2017

By Anne Uhle, Correspondent, The Times With near perfect weather forecast for this weekend, the streets of Kennett Square should be packed for the 32nd annual Mushroom Festival. KENNETT SQUARE — The 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival is bigger and better than ever, taking over the downtown area this weekend. The whole celebration will kick off with a parade around the square at 6 p.m. Friday night...