Lectures on spotted lanternfly at Galer Estate

The spotted lanternfly has invaded Pennsylvania, but at the Wines, Vines & the Villain event, you can learn mitigation techniques and how to destroy their habitat while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine. The event will be offered on two Tuesdays: May 18 and June 22. The winery opens at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery is located at 700 Folly...

Salvation Army of Coatesville honors Blair as Hero of Hope

Cathy Blair COATESVILLE — In celebration of National Salvation Army Week, which runs from May 10 to 16, The Salvation Army of Coatesville is proud to honor Cathy Blair as its 2021 Hero of Hope for the impact she has made on our local community members in need, especially over the last pandemic year. Blair, resident of Chester County, is an advisory board member of The Salvation Army of Coatesville....

What To Do: Art shows, Radnor Hunt and more this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A painting by Barbara Tlush, as part of the Chadds Ford Historical Society Arts Show. While the major focus for events this weekend is on outdoor activities, there is also a focus on art-related events. The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s “Spring Art Show at Thornbury Farm” is scheduled for May 15 at Thornbury Farm (1256 Thornbury Road, West...

Journey toward freedom with 2021 Town Tours

WEST CHESTER — Join Chester County this summer in “Journeying Toward Freedom” during the 2021 Town Tours and Village Walks program! This year’s program will kick off on Thursday, June 17, with a virtual ceremony and Juneteenth Commemoration starting at 5:00 pm, followed by optional in-person walking tours at 6:45 pm at the Chester County History Center. Much like last year, the virtual...

Compass Mark comes to Chester County, seeks help on survey of local needs

Compass Mark is a local non-profit new to Chester County but with over 50 years of service in Lancaster County — and we are excited to be here!  Our mission is to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization.  We are asking for your input so that we may better serve you alongside our community partners. We are a team of prevention specialists that offer...

Despite challenges, CCIU celebrates recent practical nursing grads

Charynda George, valedictorian of CCIU Practical Nursing Program Class P02. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Practical Nursing Program (PNP) is observing National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6-12, by celebrating the accomplishments of the 74 practical nursing students who have graduated from the program since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. These graduates are...

Uptown! adds air purification system to enhance safety

WEST CHESTER — Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center has completed the installation of an iWave Air Purification System in all areas of the historic theater in West Chester to create a healthier environment for returning patrons. “We are excited to welcome our patrons back when the theater re-opens later this year.  With the installation of the air purification system, we can assure them that...

Two Coatesville High Seniors will also graduate with college degrees

Giavanna Felker Thanks to a Delaware County Community College program that allows highly motivated students to earn College credits while still in high school, Coatesville Area Senior High School (CASH) student Nathanial Ward and CASH graduate Giavanna Felker are about to share a unique accomplishment. They will have earned a high school diploma and an associate degree in Liberal Arts in the same...

What To Do: Fountains at Longwood, Willowdale Steeplechase and so much more for Mothers’ Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Longwood Gardens There are many annual events that are eagerly anticipated by visitors to Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, www.longwoodgardens.org) such as the Christmas display, the “Orchid Extravaganza” and the just-concluded “Spring Blooms.” But the one that attracts visitors more than any other is the annual “Festival of...

Shop & Dine raffle to support Kennett Library and local businesses

In lieu of the Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour this year, the Friends of Kennett Library are sponsoring a community Shop & Dine Raffle, with 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Every day in July, we will draw a raffle ticket to win $100 in gift certificates. So, with 31 days in July, ticket buyers will have 31 chances to win! Raffle tickets...