County releases 2024 Farm Guide

Whether you’re on the hunt for locally-grown produce, a fun weekend activity, or you want to learn a little more about agriculture, one of Chester County’s important industries, the annual Chester County Farm Guide has it all! The Farm Guide highlights more than125 family-owned farms and markets throughout Chester County, spotlights the County’s Agriculture Award recipients, and includes...

Fiorentino Award for Diversity & Sustainability to be presented to West Chester Cardiologist, Dr. Mian A. Jan

Dr. Mian A. Jan, president of West Chester Cardiology, will be the recipient of the inaugural Drs. Christopher and Susan Fiorentino Award for Diversity and Sustainability on April 27. The Dinniman Together Fund at West Chester University announces the establishment of the Drs. Christopher and Susan Fiorentino Award for Diversity and Sustainability in honor of the couple’s inspiring efforts to...

Pennsylvania Scholastic Esports League to Host Collegiate Showcase on April 20

The Pennsylvania Scholastic Esports League (PSEL) is excited to announce its upcoming collegiate esports showcase event, taking place on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fluxspace in Norristown. This event will feature several local colleges and universities showcasing the state of esports within their organizations. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about esports programs,...

YMCA encourages parents to have an uncomfortable conversation

YGBW teacher engages a group of children in STEM activities, demonstrating the Rule of Three, which ensures that staff are never left one-on-one with a single child, thus reducing the likelihood of abuse. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) is taking steps to educate parents and caregivers, by participating in the Five Days of Action campaign. Five Days...

What To Do: Flip Circus brings its big top to Plymouth Meeting

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Flip Circus When the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus closed down a few years ago, it pretty much marked the end of big touring productions which featured an array of performing animals. It also pretty much evened the playing field for touring circuses – except for the esoteric Cirque du Soleil touring productions. And it opened the door...

WC East to represent county at Pennsylvania State Academic Competition

Finalist trophies await the top three high school academic teams for the Pennsylvania State Academic Competition at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. West Chester East High School, whose academic competition team took the county victory in March, will represent Chester County at the Pennsylvania State Academic Competition in Harrisburg on April 26, at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. West Chester...

ChristianaCare to become presenting sponsor for Kennett Run

Kennett Run Charities Inc. has announced that ChristianaCare will be the presenting sponsor of the Kennett Run 5K for the 2024-2028 period. This year’s 10K and 5K Run/Walk takes place on Saturday, May 4 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Celebrating its 35th year, the Kennett Run brings together participants of all ages and abilities to enjoy the scenic course through lovely Kennett Square and...

Briglia to receive Rebecca Lukens Award

Beth Harper Briglia A longtime philanthropic advisor and community volunteer in Chester County, Beth Harper Briglia, was recently named the 18th recipient of the annual Rebecca Lukens Award presented by the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum (NISHM) in Coatesville. Established by the Graystone Society, the museum’s nonprofit arm, the award is named for the owner of the former Lukens Steel...

Comitta, YMCA to celebrate Earth Day

State Senator Carolyn Comitta plants a tree at the 2023 Earth Day Festival at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn. Pictured (L to R): Commissioner Todd Pride, PA Game Commission; State Senator Carolyn Comitta; Oliver Bass, President of Natural Lands and Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). State Senator Carolyn Comitta and the YMCA of Greater...

What To Do: Local options for eclipse viewing

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times April 8 is a very special day. It’s the day that people across North America will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. Even though this area is not in the path of totality, seeing the solar eclipse will still be a really cool experience. On April 8 between 2:08 p.m. and 4:34 p.m., the moon will pass in front of the sun. The darkest point —...