Sappey hosts Naloxone training event

Pictured left to right are Dr. Joseph Greco, MD, LCH Medical Director, state Rep. Christina Sappey, Kate Genthert-Siolek, Chester County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist, and Bob Rafetto, PRLA Brandywine Chapter Co-Chair. Community members joined State Rep. Christina Sappey on Monday for a Free Naloxone Training at Kennett Borough Hall. The event was hosted with support from the Chester County...

Chesco Health launches community health survey

The Chester County Health Department launched its community health assessment survey this week to assess the health and well-being of those who live, work, or go to school in Chester County. The assessment, conducted every three years, creates an important opportunity to improve the health of Chester County residents. The information collected will help identify community strengths, prioritize...

Due to expected rain, OUTFest rally moves to indoor venue

Local leaders and advocates have been working hard behind the scenes to plan a rally in support of the LGBTQ+ community in the wake of the cancellation of the originally planned OUTFest street festival. The event will include a rally with notable speakers, a brief march, and a party at Split Rail Tavern on Walnut Street in West Chester. Given the current forecast for rain on Saturday, October 1,...

On Stage: Step back in time for The Sixties Show at The Colonial Theater

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Sixties Show If you grew up with the music and the vibes of the 1960s or if you’re a later day fan of that era, there is a show coming to the Colonial Theater (227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, thecolonialtheatre.com/events) on September 30 that you don’t want to miss — The Sixties Show. The Sixties Show is a high energy trip back in...

Officials gather to celebrate creation of Big Elk Creek State Park

John Hallas – State Parks Director with DCNR, Todd Pride – President of Legacy Land & Water Foundation, Cindy Adams Dunn – Secretary of DCNR, Senator Carolyn Comitta, John Norbeck – Deputy Secretary DCNR, Josh Maxwell – Chester County Commissioner celebrate the creation of Big Elk Creek State Park, Wednesday. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)...

Kennett Sq. officials celebrate groundbreaking of new apartments

(Left to right) Doug Doerfler (Kennett Square Borough Council) Matt Johnson (Director of Development), Dan Berger (CEO), Steve Berger (Founder), Matt Fetick (Mayor of Kennet Square) KENNETT SQUARE – Berger Rental Communities, a full-service real estate company, broke ground on September 27th to commemorate the start of construction of Kennett Square Apartments. Kennett Square Apartments...

CommUNITY OUTfest resurrected as rally, march and fundraiser, Oct. 1

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa WEST CHESTER — OUTFest may be cancelled, at least as originally envisioned, but now a rally and march in support of the county’s LGBTQ+ community will take place, potentially a much larger event than the original plan. West Chester CommUNITY OUTfest, a two-block street festival featuring performers, activities, and vendors, was scheduled for Oct....

On Stage: The Eternal Yardbirds return to play City Winery

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Yardbirds Any credible list of the 10 all-time best rock guitarists should – without question – include Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Amazingly, all three got their starts in the same band – the Yardbirds The Yardbirds, who are playing the City Winery (990 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, citywinery.com) on September 22 are a bit...

Chester County Economic Development Council unveils details of $20M PA Catalyst Loan Fund for Small Businesses in Eastern PA

One week after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced $268 million in American Rescue Plan funding to assist small businesses, the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is detailing how those funds will benefit small businesses in eight counties across eastern Pennsylvania. Almost $20 million of that funding is devoted to eastern Pennsylvania’s new regional loan fund, which CCEDC...

Houlahan to hold 66th town hall, Sept. 27

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) announced the details of her 66th town hall scheduled for next Tuesday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m.— the virtual event will focus on the many ways that government offices help people – commonly called “constituent services.” Houlahan organized the event as an opportunity for residents of Chester and Berks Counties to hear more about the ways in which federal,...