Taste of Phoenixville raises $65K for Good Samaritan

Taste of Phoenixville guests applaud reaching the goal of “15 in 15” – $15,000 raised in 15 minutes for Good Samaritan Services, which contributed to the total of $65,000 raised for shelter and housing services. This year’s Taste of Phoenixville, one of Chester County’s annual signature fundraisers, raised $65,000 for Good Samaritan Services, the non-profit that provides temporary...

What To Do: Beat that cabin fever!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids If you have kids and you’re looking for different ways to help them deal with cabin fever, there are several good options. On February 16, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, 215-299-1000, www.ansp.org) is opening its new exhibition...

UHS used equipment sale, Feb. 22-23

The 6th Annual Used (Gently) Sports Equipment Sale will take place on Friday Feb 22nd 6-8 PM and Saturday Feb 23rd 9am to 2 pm,  in the auxiliary gym at Unionville High School.  There will be wide variety of nets, hoops, sticks, clubs, baseball equipment,  and so much more,  at great prices.  . Donations will continue to be accepted Friday at UHS between 4 pm and 6 pm or arrange a pick up...

UHS book sale returns, Feb. 22

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School is hosting the annual — the 23rd annual — Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale, starting on Friday, Feb. 22 from 4-9pm. The sale continues Saturday, Feb 23 from 8am-1:30pm (new hours for 2019), with a $10 bag sale from 2-4pm.  Bags will be provided; please do not bring your own.  Approximately 75,000+ used books for sale, across 30+ different...

Inner Nature: That sense of smell

By Vidja Rajan, Columnist, The Times When preparing a body for embalming, the Ancient Egyptians carefully entombed organs considered necessary for the afterlife with the body. The brain was considered dispensable and was pulled out of the skull with a hooked rod inserted through the nose (http://legacy.mos.org/quest/mummy.php). In this, the ancient Egyptians discovered something significant: it’s...

What To Do: Break up winter blahs with Valentine’s fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Victorine’s Valentine Day Celebrating Valentine’s Day is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter. Valentine’s Day Weekend has arrived so here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart. There are several special events in the area that have become cherished traditional events in this area.

Baranski named to Cuddle My Kids board

Jason Baranski Scott Gabrielsen, President of the Board of Directors for Cuddle My Kids (CMK) of West Chester announced the unanimous appointment of Jason Baranski of Exton as their newest Board member. Founded in 2007, Cuddle My Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a variety of free cancer support services and resources throughout the Delaware Valley. As a pioneer in this arena,...

La Comunidad expands dental offerings

WEST GROVE — La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) has been providing high-quality dental care for southern Chester County residents since 2017.  Its three-chair facility on McFarlan Road in Kennett Square became booked to capacity soon after opening, as the need for dental care is so high.  LCH served more than 900 patients in 2017, and more than 1,300 in 2018. LCH’s Dental Team at their new site...

What To Do: Groundhogs, chocolates and Chinese New year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Penns Wood Winery One of the best things about February is Valentine’s Day and one of the best things about Valentine’s Day is chocolate. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and wine-loving chocoholics are celebrating – all month. The “Wine and Chocolate Pairings” at Penns Wood Winery (124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, 610-459-0808,...

CCFWG to honor Miles, May 3

Cheryl Miles The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG) will honor Cheryl Miles – a connector, convener and passionate advocate for underserved communities in Chester County – with our Kitchen Table Award at the 14th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon on Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern, PA. CCFWG established the Kitchen Table Award in 2011...