What To Do: Fun, Freedom, fireworks and Good Neighbors for 4th of July

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Downingtown Good Neighbor Day Independence Day is just around the corner but, unfortunately, there is no Independence Day Weekend this here because July 4 falls on a Wednesday. This means there will be some adjustments for the time period when June slides into July. There will still be a wide variety of holiday activities – they just won’t be weekend...

Kennett Lions hold year-end meeting, celebrate Barkingfield Park donations

(Back l to r)Lion D Schwepfinger, Lion C Schleuter, Lion P White, Lion J Schwartz, Lion P Hillkirk, Lion M Alexander, PDG R Taylor, Lion N Schenker(Front l to r) Lion B Pierce, E Pierce, Lion R McKay, Lion B Landmesser, PDG D Barber On Thursday, June 21, 2018 the Kennett Square Lions Evening Club and Morning Branch Club met for their end of the year dinner and awards. The location was the Kennett Township...

What To Do: Get back to your Pa. roots at Kutztown Folk Fest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times This is the weekend that one of the summer’s most popular annual Pennsylvania events gets underway. The 69th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival (Kutztown Fairgrounds, off Route 222, Kutztown, 888-674-6136,www.kutztownfestival.com) opens on June 30 and runs through July 8.

Uptown announces $150K grant from Longwood Foundation

Uptown! Entertainment Alliance, the non profit organization that manages operations for Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, is proud to receive a Longwood Foundation Grant for $150,000. Per Director Angela Scully, it is a great honor to receive such a generous award as well as the confidence of the Longwood Foundation. The grant will be used to pay down debt incurred in the transformation of the...

What To Do: Chester Co. Balloon Fest soars again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If you realize that here are hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes floating in the sky over your head, you’re going to stop whatever you’re doing and turn your gaze skyward. If you want to experience this sensation, then you should plan on attending this weekend’s 12th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival (New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark...

What To Do: It’s all about Dad this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tre Bella The fun, food, music and activities are enough to draw you to Wilmington each June for the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival (St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 North DuPont Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-421-2790, www.stanthonysfestival.com which is entering final weekend and will close on June 1. This weekend, there is an added attraction with a...

Troop 6 Scouts build compost bins for Coatesville Community Garden

Senthil Vel and Boy Scouts and volunteers from Troop 6 in front of the compost pens at the Coatesville Community Garden. COATESVILLE — On April 7, Senthil Vel, an Eagle Scout from Troop 6 in West Chester led the project to build two sets of 3-bin composters in the Coatesville Community Garden located at 3rd Avenue and Lincoln Highway. More than 200 hours were spent by volunteers from Troop 6, Chester...

What To Do: Strawberry festival is always a sweet time

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Strawberry festival The unofficial start of summer arrived last weekend and the official start of summer is just around the corner. The weather is warm, municipal and private pools are open and school is almost done for the year. Another sure sign is the arrival of the annual Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival. This weekend, the 46th...

Lewis to host paper shredding event, June 2

Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) is hosting a paper shredding event on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Borough of South Coatesville Citadel Federal Credit Union parking lot, 135 Modena Road, Coatesville. “We know, all too well, how damaging identity theft can be. Destroying documents with personal information is a great way to minimize the risk we face, so I encourage everyone to take...

What To Do: Longwood’s fountains, parades, Devon Horse Show and so much more

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Longwood Gardens Memorial Day Weekend is a time for weekend getaways, barbecues and traditional events. It is also a great time to visit Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org). The biggest attraction at Longwood right now is the Festival of Fountains, which is running now through September 30. With fountains that jet...