Mushroom Festival: bigger and better than ever for 2017

By Anne Uhle, Correspondent, The Times With near perfect weather forecast for this weekend, the streets of Kennett Square should be packed for the 32nd annual Mushroom Festival. KENNETT SQUARE — The 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival is bigger and better than ever, taking over the downtown area this weekend. The whole celebration will kick off with a parade around the square at 6 p.m. Friday night followed...

What To Do: You won’t have to ‘Labor’ to find fun this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The clues have been showing up all week – kids are back in school, evening temperatures have been cool, a change is in the air. In case you haven’t noticed, summer is sneaking out the back door. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re already into September. Today is September 1 — the first Friday of the month.

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from 6-9 p.m. on August 4. The event celebrates the local art scene with special...

Wings for Success holds successful fundraiser

The event committee for Wine With Wings. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Wings for Success hosted its first fund-raiser in the Kennett Square area on June 1. Wine with Wings, a wine tasting event held at Kennett Square Golf & Country Club was a sold-out event with nearly 150 people attending. The evening offered wines provided by Patone Cellars, a Landenberg area winery, with foods paired specifically to...

Indivisible KSQ holds first meeting, plans 2nd March 4

KENNETT SQUARE — Dozens of people from as far away as Coatesville and West Chester packed the meeting room in the Kennett Library to participate in the organizing meeting of Indivisible KSQ. Organizers Megan Bushnell and Laura Florence opened meeting by sharing their reasons for getting an Indivisible chapter started in Kennett Square then opened the meeting to participants to share why they were...

Longwood Gardens launches fourth annual Community Read

This year’s title for the fourth annual community read is The Way Things Work Now, by David Macaulay, which explains complex processes in a humorous and accessible style. KENNETT SQUARE – Longwood Gardens and a host of community partners launched its fourth annual “Community Read,” which is designed to encourage the region to join together in reading the same book to spur discussion...

Art Watch: Longwood Art Gallery changes it up with new owner

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Megan Umbs and her father David recently purchased the iconic Longwood Art Gallery that has been a fixture at 200 E. State Street in Kennett Square for almost 12 years. While the gallery will continue to exhibit the traditional landscape paintings that have been a benchmark for the gallery, owner Megan Umbs wants to shake it up a bit and also bring in a contemporary,...

What To Do: Downingtown Parade, Kennett Solstice ring in holidays

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade. Downingtown has always been a neighborly town – so neighborly that it has an annual event schedule that includes Good Neighbor Day each summer and Good Neighbor Christmas (downtown Downingtown, http://www.dtownchristmas.com) every winter. On December 10, Downingtown will host its annual Good Neighbor Christmas...

What To Do: A fun First Friday

Local communities celebrate arts, downtown areas By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend an evening in the heart of West Chester — a time when the borough hosts its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com). The First Friday event for this month will be held all day on August 5. First...

Art Watch (extra): Art abounds for First Friday

First Friday events in Kennett, West Chester highlight schedule By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday from 6-9pm, Mala Galleria at 206 East State Street will hold the opening reception for “New Leaf”, paintings by local artist Joanne Mark. New Leaf debuts her recent exploration of new techniques to increase the textural complexity of her works as she turns over a new artistic...