What To Do: Kennett rolls out the party for Cinco De Mayo

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cinco De Mayo Cinco De Mayo is day for partying — one of the biggest party days of the year for the people of Mexican descent. But, just as you don’t have to be Irish to party on St. Patrick’s Day or Indian to get colorful celebrating Holi, you don’t have to be Mexican to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.

Coatesville Charter School summit, May 12

The Coatesville Area School District will host the Rediscover Coatesville 2018 Charter School Summit May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coatesville Area Senior High School, 1445 Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville, PA 19320. The free program, open to the public, will showcase the wonderful educational opportunities offered in the Coatesville Area School District (CASD), and provide an interactive experience for...

Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber holds 73rd annual dinner

The dinner was held with a packed house at Downingtown Country Club. DOWNINGTOWN — The Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce held its 73rd Annual Chamber Dinner & Awards Program on April 24 at the Downingtown Country Club. The Chamber’s 2018 Civic Awards were presented to Virginia “Ginny” Pierce (Citizen of the Year), Downingtown Country Club (Business of the Year), Housing...

What To Do: Spring — no really — is finally here (probably)

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Winterthur If spring in the Delaware Valley this year were a baby in the womb, the doctors would surely have been working on induced labor by now. The vestiges of a long, grueling winter refuse to go away and spring continues a rectangle to emerge. According to the latest weather forecasts, warmer temperatures are on their way.

Willowdale Steeplechase tweaks lineup for 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The 26th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 has some new excitement to offer this year! The Chester County tradition is a spectacular rite of spring and a traditional Mother’s Day event for people throughout the Brandywine Valley and beyond. 

Springton Manor holds annual Sheep & Wool Day

The sheep are losing their winter wool, and you’re invited to the shearing! Chester County Facilities & Park’s annual Sheep & Wool Day will be held Saturday, April 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Springton Manor Farm in Glenmoore, PA. The highlight of Sheep and Wool Day, the annual shearing of the herd, takes place throughout the day and includes commentary on how the woolen fleece is...

Two DCCC students selected as All-PA Academic Scholars

President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black (center) with All-PA students (from left) Yesenia Diaz (Lopez) and Sourou Mariettte Carolle Zounon of Delaware County Community College. Delaware County Community College students Yesenia Diaz (Lopez) of Kennett Square and Sourou Mariette Carolle Zounon of Upper Darby were among 46 community college students statewide  selected recently as All-Pennsylvania Academic...

What To Do: Celebrating Earth Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Earth Day has been becoming more necessary every year. Now, because of the agenda of many politicians in Washington, D.C., efforts to protect the earth are crucial. Earth Day has been featuring celebrations all around the world for more than 40 years.

Klein to receive Rebecca Lukens Award

Janet S. Klein COATESVILLE — The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum  (NISHM) in Coatesville, announced Tuesday its twelfth annual Rebecca Lukens Award to be presented to noted historic preservationist and museum management consultant, Janet S. Klein. Mrs. Klein proved vital in the seminal stages of the restoration of Terracina, the first historic home in the Lukens National Historic District....

What To Do: Roots Music in Media; flowers bloom across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Charlie Grace at The Roots Music Festival. Roots music, which is frequently referred to as Americana, is a very diverse category of music that includes modern folk, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, bluegrass, Cajun music, country, gospel, old time music, Native American music. If you’re a fan of roots music then you should plan on visiting Media...