Thorndale Giant employees volunteer at Honey Brook Food Pantry

GIANT Thorndale manager Mike Smith, store team members Liane Colon, Sue Rambo On Wednesday, February 24, team members from The GIANT Company’s Thorndale store spent the morning and evening volunteering at Honey Brook Food Pantry, sorting food items and distributing them to food pantry clients.  Thorndale store manager Mike Smith also surprised the pantry with $1,000 in GIANT gift cards, and...

What To Do: Brandywine Railroad extended, Kennett Winterfest goes virtual

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Brandywine River Museum With COVID-19 still impacting everyone and everything, there aren’t nearly as many things on the weekend activity schedules as there usually are. Fortunately, there are still some worthwhile events and attractions – many of which are here in the heart of the Brandywine Valley. The “Brandywine Railroad” display at the...

Chesco FOP donates scholarship funds to boost police diversity

President Steve Plaugher (Left) and Vice President Bob McCarron, Chester County FOP, announce a donation of scholarship funds for a student of color to attend the Municipal Police Academy. WEST CHESTER — During Black History Month, the Chester County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) provided $6,800 for tuition and stipend toward diversifying local law enforcement. The donation contributed to an...

Former Chester County resident co-authors new book on Phillies’ minor league history

A long-time Chester County resident is the co-author of Life in the Minors, 5th Annual Phillies Minor League Digest, an historical book that details the franchise’s minor leagues from the first affiliate in Hazleton, PA, to the current structure. The 355-page book, filled with over 170 photos, many of historic significance, is available now in both color and black and white. A portion of...

What To do: Valentine’s is over, but wine and chocolate are forever

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  This is always the deadest time of year for activities and special events. Winter arrived in December. Now, all the holidays — Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, Dia de los Reyes, Valentine’s Day, Carnival and Mardi Gras — are in the rear-view mirror. And winter, which is bleaker this year than most, is still here. Fortunately,...

Neilson named to Willowdale Steeplechase board

Katherine S. Neilson Race Chairman W. B. Dixon Stroud, Jr., Race Director Leslie Carpenter and the Board of Directors of the Willowdale Steeplechase welcome award- winning steeplechase trainer Katherine S. Neilson to the board. “We’re privileged to have Kathy join the Willowdale board”, said Stroud.  “Her knowledge, insights and incredible talent will help us continue to bring the best...

What To Do: Local wine and chocolate pairings are perfect

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Galer Estate Celebrating Valentine’s Day is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter and make you forget about snow. Here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart. Valentine’s Day and chocolates have been a match made in heaven for a long time. Not surprisingly, Valentine’s Day is in the...

80 get job offers after job fair in Coatesville

Ready to open the doors for the URBAN Outfitters, Inc. Hiring Event at the Benner Center in Coatesville February 6 & 7 where 80 employment offers were extended. (left to right) – Donald Folks, Coatesville City Councilman; County Commissioner Josh Maxwell; County Commissioner Michelle Kichline; County Commissioner Marian Moskowitz; State Representative Dan Williams; James Logan, Coatesville...

Chesco YMCA’s holding diaper drive this month

WEST CHESTER – The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), a nonprofit association of eight YMCA branches (Brandywine YMCA, Jennersville YMCA, Kennett Area YMCA, Lionville Community YMCA, Octorara YMCA Program Center, Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center, Upper Main Line YMCA, West Chester Area YMCA) in Chester County, is hosting a diaper drive this month in partnership with Chester County Women’s...

DA’s Office offers free child abuse prevention training

Charlotte Fabian The Chester County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) announces free child abuse prevention classes under the guidance of Charlotte Fabian, the new County Coordinator in charge of the Stewards of Children programs. Stewards of Children is a child sexual abuse prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse....