Local Taekwondo athletes to compete at ATA World Championships

Senior Master Marc Jouan congratulates Stephanie McGann after she won the American Taekwondo Tournament of Champions title in X-Treme Weapons in 2023. Eight West Chester ATA athletes will be looking to bring home the gold later this month. WEST CHESTER — A large contingent of local Chester County-area martial arts athletes will be competing at the American Taekwondo Association’s Tournament...

What To Do: Fairs, fests and outdoor music highlight this weekend’s events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kimberton Community Fair There are two things you can be sure of in this area every July – scorching heat waves and an assortment of festivals, outside music events, carnivals, family-oriented celebrations and summertime fairs. If you enjoy country fairs, you should check out the Annual Kimberton Community Fair (Kimberton Fairgrounds, Route...

What To Do: Blobfest is a unique Chester County tradition

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Blobfest The word “unique” means “being the only one of its kind.” It is a very demanding qualification – a very specific qualification. The annual BlobFest in Phoenixville definitely qualifies as unique. In the entire world, there is just one BlobFest and it’s held every year right here in Chester County. “The Blob” is a low-budget...

Future leaders complete Aspiring Superintendents Leadership Academy

From left, Dr. Scott Hand, Dr. Jennifer Saksa, Dr. Leslee Hutchinson, Dr. Lawrence Cannon, Dr. Jessica Kilmetz, Dr. Jeremy Curtis, Dr. Andrea Farina, Dr. Che Regina, Dr. Nicole Addis, Mr. Cale Hilbolt, Dr. Leah Reider, Dr. Jonathan Propper, Dr. Amy Jenkins, Dr. George F. Fiore (Not pictured: Mr. Brad Bentman, Dr. Lawrence Cannon, Mr. Bill Dougherty, Dr. Damian Johnston, Dr. Adam Penning, Dr. Edward...

Performers and sponsors invited to Apply for 2024 West Chester Christmas Parade

The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce is opening applications for participants and sponsors of the 2024 West Chester Christmas Parade, which highlights a month full of dazzling festivities during Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester. This year’s parade will be held on Friday, December 6, 2024 with 6abc’s Adam Joseph and WMMR’s Kathy Romano returning as...

What To Do: Holiday weekend events continue

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is Fourth of July week and that means it is time for parties, festivals, picnics and a lot of fireworks displays. With the holiday falling on a Thursday, the schedule gets confused. Some people are off all week, some were just off on Thursday, some celebrate a four-day weekend beginning on Thursday and some just wish all the pyrotechnics...

WCDF Grant Application Now Open

WEST CHESTER- The West Chester Downtown Foundation (WCDF) has announced the application period for the 2024 Community Grant is now open. The WCDF provides financial support for worthy, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations in the Greater West Chester Community with a maximum grant of $2,500. The WCDF’s Grants Committee evaluates applications for their ability to meet human needs in our community,...

Honorees announced for the Greater West Chester Chamber’s October 2024 Annual Banquet

2023 Community Service Organization of the YearL-R, Past Fire Chief Jon Brill, Past Fire Chief Don Herb, Assistant Fire Chief Justin McClure, Fire Chief Mark Scanlon, Assistant Fire Chief Michael DiMeo, Assistant Fire Chief Greg Witmer and Past Fire Chief Michael McDonald. CTDI, Mac Neilon and The West Chester Fire Departments will be celebrated at the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s...

Oxford Arts Alliance Annual Members Show, July 5

July’s  exhibit in the Gallery at the Oxford Arts Alliance is our Annual Members Exhibition The Oxford Arts Alliance Annual  Members’ show is a vibrant celebration of creativity and community, welcoming artists of all skill levels and backgrounds to submit and exhibit their work.  Open to every member of the Alliance, this eclectic showcase features  an array of mediums, colors, subjects...

What To Do: Fireworks, fun for Fourth of July

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Downingtown Good Neighbor Day This is Fourth of July week and that means it is time for parties, festivals, picnics and a lot of fireworks displays. The 44th Annual Downingtown Good Neighbor Day (www.GoodNeighborDay.com) will be held on July 4 at Kerr Park in Downingtown from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Activities will get underway with a “Prayer and Flag...