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Egg-cited Easter Bunny visits hospital

Brad and Victoria Cosgrove of West Chester introduce the Easter Bunny to their daughter, 2-day-old Aubrey

A bunch of bunnies enchanted young patients, parents and personnel at Chester County Hospital on Friday, April 19, 2019. For more than a decade, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the hospital to spread cheer during the Easter season. This year’s bunnies included a 5-foot-6,  cuddly costumed version, a basket of stuffed animals, and Chester County ...

 
 

Off to the races at Winterthur

Entering its fifth decade as the Brandywine Valley’s premier springtime event, Point-to-Point at Winterthur will return May 5 with all the steeplechase racing action and pageantry that have made it a much-beloved tradition. Pack a picnic lunch, dress your best, and don your finest hats for a day of fun. Tailgate spaces and admission wristbands are on sale through May ...

 

Longwood announces summer fireworks

Fireworks & Fountains illuminate the night sky at Longwood Gardens this summer with six new awe-inspiring shows. Featuring jets that propel water as high as 175 feet, stunning lighting that can create an infinite number of color combinations, stirring music, and elaborate fountain choreography, each show is a spectacle to remember. To Philly, With Love—May 26 at ...

 

Award-winning Yukon retires

Retirement of award-winning K-9 team prompts gratitude. Left to his own decision-making, K-9 Yukon would have doggedly continued to sniff out explosives, track missing children, and provide security to the public. Instead, the regal black and tan German shepherd, currently recovering from surgery, has been retired from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit ...

 

Chester County Orphans’ Court seeks guardian program volunteers

The Chester County Orphans’ Court is seeking volunteers to serve county individuals who require guardianship – assisting the court in maintaining contact with any person deemed by the court who cannot make decisions about their daily lives, where they live, or medical or financial matters. The amount of volunteer time for visits to individuals who need guardianship ...

 

Radnor Hunt Races return May 18

The 89th Radnor Hunt Races, presented by BNY Mellon for the 35th year, will be held on Saturday, May 18, in Willistown Township. The Radnor Hunt Races is a springtime tradition that draws the best thoroughbred horses, riders and trainers across the country, along with around 25,000 spectators enjoying a day in the countryside. Ticket packages are now on sale to the ...

 

Winterthur acquires rare 1927 Rolls-Royce

A rare 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Pall Mall Phaeton S 123 PM was recently given to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, a gift that allows the institution to show how motoring guests of founder Henry Francis du Pont would have arrived on his estate in its heyday. The historic vehicle joins Winterthur’s Phantom I Ascot, S 379 FM. Both vehicles tell the story about ...

 

It’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point time

When the warm breezes of spring waft their way into Chester County, the local fox hunting horses and folks who love them sniff the air and know it’s time for the annual point-to-point races. The 2019 Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point — scheduled for Sunday, April 7 — is one of the early ones. It offers a wide variety of activities at the Myrick Center in Pocopson ...

 

UHS alum chosen as Knight-Hennessy scholar

A Unionville High graduate and senior chemistry major at Stanford University was one of 69 students from 20 countries chosen as a 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholar. Courtney Smith of West Chester is a senior majoring in chemistry. She will pursue a doctorate in genetics at the Stanford School of Medicine.The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program aims to develop an ...

 

Exploring the arts at Darlington summer camp

Now that daylight savings time is here and spring is knocking at the door, summer camp opportunities beckon for children and families to consider. A great family option is Camp Creativity at Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley. They provide an ideal environment for children to tap into talents while opening multiple doors for exploring creativity geared toward ...

 

Celebrating HOPE on International Women’s Day

Purses Full of Hope and Avenue Kitchen in Concord Township are teaming up to celebrate women and offer hope to women in need in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8. On this coming Friday, Purses Full of Hope will be collecting gently used purses filled with toiletries and a personal message of hope to be delivered to women at local shelters. The collection ...