YMCA to bring back teen programs this fall

Area students in Harrisburg as part of the Youth and Government program. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) will bring back key programs focused on teens and preteens this fall, helping young people to connect, engage and get involved in their communities. “We know that our youth are struggling, even if they’re unable to voice it. Adolescence is a challenging time in a person’s life, and...

Fuller named VP of West Chester Area Education Foundation

Gawthrop Greenwood attorney and partner Stacey L. Fuller (second from left) has been named Vice President of the Board of Directors for the West Chester Area Education Foundation. Pictured left to right: West Chester Area Education Foundation President Deb Maccariella – Deputy Director, Chester County Department of Human Services; Vice President Stacey Fuller – Partner, Gawthrop Greenwood...

Donors sought to boost new Kennett Library building project

A rendering of the lew library now under construction. For over a century, the Kennett Library has sparked literacy, connection, innovation, opportunity and much more. As we plan and build a new library for the next generation, we invite everyone to consider a gift to the Community Giving Campaign to support this new $20 million, 33,425 square-foot Library & Resource Center. This transformational...

What To Do: Remembering our indigenous roots

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chester County American Indian Cultural Festival Temperatures that have climbed into the upper 70s and low 80s but don’t let that fool you. We’re in the fourth week of autumn and winter is just around the corner. If you look at an event calendar, you’ll see that it is loaded with autumn and Halloween events. This week’s schedule features...

TCHS teacher honored with Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award

Laura McGinley, Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award winner. PHOENIXVILLE — Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Special Education Teacher Laura McGinley was recently recognized with the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award, a special program within the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) that honors educators worldwide. McGinley was nominated for her outstanding...

Willowdale Steeplechase to return to full capacity in 2022

Plans for the 29th running of the Willowdale Steeplechase on Saturday, May 14, 2022 are underway! The races will return to full spectator capacity with some exciting new attendance opportunities. Spectators at the 2022 races will have the choice of purchasing traditional tailgate parking spots, Hilltop Private Party Paddocks or tables in the new Jockey Club at Willowdale. Corporate Hospitality...

Everything you need to know about local Halloween events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve When October arrives each year, Halloween events are omnipresent. Some are kid-friendly, some are elaborate, and some are really scary. Some are one- or two-day events and some last as long as six or seven weeks. They come in all shapes and sizes — and they are everywhere. One of the most popular Halloween events in...

Air Line Pilots Association, International to present $50K to WCU for Michael Horrocks Football Scholarship Endowment Fund

West Chester University football players walk past a statue of former WCU QB Michael Horrocks, a United Airlines Pilot who was killed on 9/11. The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) will present a $50,000 gift to West Chester University (WCU) for the Michael Horrocks Football Scholarship Endowment Fund. Vice President of Finance-Treasurer of ALPA Joseph Genovese will present a...

Kennett Copy & More and KACS stand strong

Nancy Tapia, Leah Reynolds, Julissa Gama, Rhonda Thorpe, Lori Amway. When you walk into Kennett Copy & More in Kennett Square, there is a good chance you are there to pick up office or art supplies, a copy or print job, or possibly even participate in one of the art classes they offer. Whatever brings you into the store owned and operated by Rhonda Thorpe and Lori Amway, you will be greeted...

Students, staff and the community support TCHS at 8th Annual Car and Craft Show

1929 Ford Model T that won first place in the Best in Show category, owned by Tony Yerger. PHOENIXVILLE — Beautiful and unique classic, antique and custom cars were on display for students, staff and the community on Saturday, October 2 during the 8th Annual Car and Craft Show that was held at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus. The event also offered a craft fair, vendors,...