YMCA installs bi-polar ionization units to help battle COVID

In addition to the installation of Needle Point Bi-Polar Ionization Units, all YGBW equipment is spaced at least 6 feet apart or has been marked as not available to ensure social distancing at all times. YGBW has implemented numerous health and safety protocols since reopening last June to create the safest environment possible. WEST CHESTER – The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), a nonprofit...

Family turns Girls On The Run into team effort

Hal Marshall, and his granddaughters Grace, Ellie and daughter Kimberly Howell. WEST CHESTER – At his age, Hal Marshall, a retired teacher from Tredyffrin/Easttown School District, figured there wasn’t much he hadn’t already seen. But next Saturday is expected to be like none other for him. That’s when his 49-year-old daughter, Kimberly, who has had learning disabilities since birth, and...

Local Cross Fit offers classes to veterans and first responders

Promotes exercise and connecting with others By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Veterans and their families meet for The Weekly Fight every Sunday at Cross Fit Inspire in Frazer to work out and support each other. EAST WHITELAND – Cross Fit Inspire in Frazer has been doing great things for first responders and The Weekly Fight, a nonprofit organization for veterans and their families,...

Is yoga a cure for Type A personalities?

Our over-driven columnist gives it a shot, finds peace and a few sore muscles By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Spring is all about rebirth and renewal~the snow is melting, birds are singing, flowers are pushing up from the ground. It’s the perfect time to reflect on life. My birthday happens to fall on the last day of March and, I don’t know about you, but, as I blow out the candles...

Muscling up to the new standard

For some, thin is no longer enough, strength matters By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Strong is the new skinny. Have you heard this expression? It makes me tired. How about you? It’s no longer impressive/desirable to just be thin…the question now becomes “but, can you flip a tire or do 20 pull-ups?” The answer (for ME) is a resounding “NO”.  Truth be told, if someone held...