What To Do: The Coatesville Christmas Parade

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Coatesville Christmas Parade The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic that is Chester County’s largest hometown parade, will be held on December 2 in downtown Coatesville. The festive annual parade will get underway at 10 a.m. with Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway as its starting point. The parade will conclude at the performing and judging...

What To Do: Hagley Craft Fair is back

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 38th annual Hagley Craft Fair is this weekend. The Hagley Craft Fair is known for being one of the oldest and best annual craft events in the Brandywine Valley. Celebrating its 38th anniversary this year, the event will be held October 15 and 16 at Hagley Museum and Library (Buck Road East entrance via Route 100, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-658-2400, www.hagley.org). The...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Plein Air Event, Sat.

Also: Chocolate lovers rejoice, Celtic Fest and more! By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Usually, winter weather in this area is not very conducive for outdoor events — except maybe activities for skiers, skaters, snowboarders and people who enjoy really cold outdoor temperatures. However, this weekend might be an exception to the rule and that’s a good thing for area art lovers. On...

What To Do: Pops Goes The Holiday

Also: West Chester Christmas Parade and more get holiday season going By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Symphony has just the thing to get you into the holiday mood, it annual holiday concert at Unionville High School, Dec. 5. While many of the holiday attractions are treats for the eyes and the taste buds, there is an ongoing holiday tradition in Kennett Square that is a treat...

Quenching thirst for beer – and its history

Victory Brewing Co. co-founder entertains crowd at CFHS By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Bill Covaleski, co-founder of Victory Brewing Company, shares more beer samples and conversation after his well-received lecture at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Bill Covaleski, co-founder of Downingtown’s thriving Victory Brewing Company, owes a considerable amount of debt; fortunately...