What To Do: Downingtown FallFest shines on Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Things will be hopping in Downingtown on September 24 when the Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Downingtown join forces to present the 11th Annual Downingtown Fall Fest (East Lancaster Avenue between Wallace Avenue and Green Street, Downingtown, 610-514-7000,http://downingtownfallfest.com). The...

Art Watch: A full circle collaboration at Mala Gallerie

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times With so many exciting art openings this Friday April 7th, it will be hard to choose which reception to attend! Before the weekend starts up, you might want to go to The Brandywine River Museum of Art this Wednesday evening to attend Phillips Collection Curator Susan Frank’s discussion of the history of the art at The Philips Collection in Washington DC. This...

Chester Co. authors to speak at Galer Estate, Sunday

Matty Dalrymple EAST MARLBOROUGH — This Sunday, October 2 from 3-5pm, popular suspense novelist Matty Dalyrmple and award-winning author Bruce Mowday will talk at Galer Estate Winery, located at 700 Folly Hill Road in Kennett Square. The subject of their discussion on writing is “Keeping it Real: Research in Fiction and Non-Fiction.” The talk is open to the public free of charge and writers,...

What To Do: Yum! W. Chester Restaurant Festival

Also: Rock the Park in Kennett this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times For almost four decades, the Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://chestercountyrestaurantfestival.com) has been treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats. This year, the free festival, which will...

Art Watch: In The Pink for Valentine’s

Fall in love, with great local art works, for the holiday By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This most romantic week of the year starts with two art opening receptions at The Chester County Art Association in West Chester this Thursday February 11, from 5-8pm. At CCAA, both main galleries have very interesting shows.

Galer Estate wins two medals in SF Chronicle competition

Galer Estate’s Red Lion Chardonnay was one of two of the winery’s wines to medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Chester County’s Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery was awarded two medals in the most prestigious wine competition in the United States,  the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.   The two wines they submitted, their estate...

Art Watch: West Chester’s John Suplee

‘Making pictures one at a time’ By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Last Friday had a crowded opening for artist John Suplee’s solo exhibition at The Church Street Gallery in West Chester. Owned by Carol Giblin, the gallery is marking its stellar success by celebrating the work of her husband, painter John Suplee. John has lived and worked in West Chester for most of his life, and...

Art Watch: Jill Beech’s natural curiosities

Showings and art sales just time for the holidays By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times One of my favorite local sculptors is Jill Beech, and she will be having her annual studio sale this Saturday December 12th 10am-4:30pm. While she is still not keen on creating a website, Jill has a large loyal following of collectors, including me, who wait for her studio sale announcement every year. I already bought...

What To Do: Harvest Festival season a harbinger of fall

Also: West Chester Restaurant Festival and much, much more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The leaves will be starting to change color soon and that means that the season of harvest festivals has arrived. One of the first will be the Chaddsford Winery Harvest Festival which will be held September 19 and 20 at the Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-388-6221, http://www.chaddsford.com). The...

Chester County chardonnay wins gold in Sonoma

The award-winning Red Lion Chardonnay makes its local debut, Friday. For what may be Chester County’s most honored winery, the awards just keep on coming — and this time winning in the heart of California’s famed wine country, Sonoma County. Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery just won Gold again for their latest Chardonnay.  Galer Estate’s first release of an un-oaked Chardonnay...