15th annual Bike-build wrenches out 106 bicycles

Sean Dolan of Havertown, production manager for Pine Street Carpenters, and his daughter Tess work on a bike at the remodeling firm’s bike-build. The sounds of holiday cheer and good will toward men rang through the West Chester workshop of remodeling firm Pine Street Carpenters on Sunday, as over 100 elves gathered for Pine Street’s 15th Annual 100 Wheels Project bike-build. Each year Pine...

What To Do: Christmas parades spark holiday events

By Denny Dyroff,  Entertainment Editor, The Times  Coatesville Christmas Parade The Christmas holiday season has many annual traditions – holiday lights and decorations, mistletoe, manger scenes, caroling, elaborate Christmas tree, visits by Santa Claus, gift exchanges, holiday train excursions…and Christmas parades. Two of the best parades in the area are scheduled for this weekend – the...

Downingtown Area School District celebrates Indian Heritage

Parent volunteers help students and staff to experience traditional clothing of India Throughout the month of November, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) students and staff were treated to a smorgasbord of activities and events celebrating the unique culture and traditions of India. While the United States does not officially recognize Indian Heritage Month, the US Census reports that Upper...

Kennett Collaborative hires new executive director

Daniel Embree Kennett Collaborative announced today the appointment of Daniel Embree as its new Executive Director. He will begin his post on January 3, 2023. Embree joins Kennett Collaborative as an experienced executive with more than a decade of proven successes in non-profit management, strategic planning, programmatic expansion, community engagement, and capacity building through fundraising...

W. Chester Christmas Parade returns this Friday

The Betsy Daily Dance Troupe in an earlier West Chester Christmas Parade. Photo Credit: Revelations Video. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the region’s most famous hometown Christmas parade returns this Friday at 7 p.m. to downtown West Chester. Ranked by USA Today as one of the best places “to experience the arrival of Santa,” this year’s West Chester Christmas Parade will...

Duffus named new director of Chester County Futures

Katie Breslin Duffus Chester County Futures (CCF) has named Katie Breslin Duffus as the organization’s new Executive Director. Duffus’ background as an Executive Director and 25 years of working with nonprofits in areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility combined with her passion for promoting access to all will help to further advance the mission of the organization....

What To Do: Holiday events take center stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Thanksgiving has passed and Halloween 2022 is ancient history. That that means the Christmas season is in full swing – the all-encompassing holiday season with Christmas carols providing the audio background and an endless barrage of Christmas sales and ads in full assault mode. Fortunately, there are many non-commercial holiday activities celebrating...

Downingtown Christmas Tree lighting, Saturday

Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc. is proud to present its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 26th at 6:00 p.m.  The event takes place in Kerr Park at the Log House field below the Christmas Tree. There will be holiday music provided at the concert gazebo, a face painter, small craft and games for the kids, along with cookies and hot chocolate.  Of course, the...

DASD honors Native American Heritage Month with Lenape Nation

Barbara “Blue Jay” Michalski engages students in learning about the Lenape Nation Across the nation, November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month. In Downingtown Area School District (DASD), students and staff alike were treated to a unique learning opportunity focused on the indigenous peoples of the Leni Lenape. On November 17, Barbara “Blue Jay” Michalski stopped by Brandywine...

What To Do: National Dog Show tops busy schedule of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  National Dog Show If you suffer from cynophobia then don’t even think about visiting the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave., Oaks, 484-754-3976, http://www.phillyexpocenter.com) this weekend. Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. On November 19 and 20, the National Dog Show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center – from...