What To Do: Chester County Restaurant Festival celebrates 40 years

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Chester County Restaurant Festival The Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=293) is celebrating 40 years of treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats for almost 40 years. This year,...

Launch Your Career Comeback Workshop for Women at Delaware County Community College starts Sept. 24

Sitting from left, Tatyana Smolen, Jenifer Campbell, Stephanie Albero, and Debra Gallek. Standing from left, Peggy Schils (facilitator), Donna Pyfer, Deborah Amato, Anne Garcia, and Tina Ruddell. Register now for Launch Your Career Comeback, a 10-week workshop for women that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, September 24 through November 26, at Delaware County Community College’s...

Fourth Annual LCH Run , Sept 21

KENNETT SQUARE — Anson B. Nixon Park will host LCH’s fourth annual community 5k, family walk, and kid’s dash on Saturday, September 21st. LCH is a local community health center that provides integrated health and human services for all regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. “This event reflects our mission as an agency that embraces and celebrates all,” said Director of Development...

County Health sets dates for flu shot clinics

With the start of flu season almost underway, the Chester County Health Department is offering flu vaccinations at schools and community locations from September through November. Clinics are open to the entire community without an appointment. The Chester County Health Department recommends annual flu vaccines for everyone aged six months and older. “Because the weather is still warm, it is hard...

What To Do: It’s Mushroom Festival time in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times One statement that always applies in Kennett Square is — “There’s a fungus among us” – and it’s never more evident than on the weekend after Labor Day each year – the weekend for the annual staging of the Mushroom Festival. After three decades, anniversaries begin to take on a special significance. This weekend marks the 34th anniversary...

Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix returns Sept. 21

COATESVILLE — Families and car enthusiasts alike are about to be transported to the golden age of early American sports car racing at the Fourth Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. The City of Coatesville invites the public to this free event through its historic streets on Saturday September 21, 2019 from 8:30am to 5pm. www.coatesvillegrandprix.com

What To Do: Summer might be ending, but fun isn’t

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show That scent of burning rubber that you smell in the air is most likely caused by summer screeching to a halt. Hard as it is to believe, we’ve arrived at Labor Day Weekend — the weekend when summer unofficially draws to a close. The official end of summer arrives later in the month but for some, summer is already over...

DCCC prof wins national educator award

Dr. Susan M. Ward Communication Studies Professor Dr. Susan M. Ward was selected by the National Communication Association to receive its 2019 Michael and Suzanne Osborn Community College Outstanding Educator Award. The award officially will be given at the NCA’s annual convention, November 16 in Baltimore, Maryland. The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution through...

What To Do: Insects get their due at Tyler Arboretum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Tyler Arboretum People often tend to squash or swat away insects when they encounter them — but that’s not always a good thing. There are many insects who deserve respect and need your love. This weekend, bug lovers will join with the staff at Tyler Arboretum (515 Painter Road, Media, 610-566-9134, www.tylerarboretum.org) for a special event...

Kennett Sq. Resale Book Shop to hold annual Teacher Appreciation sale, Aug. 24

Diane Rieker of the Octorara School District browses for books. The Kennett Square Resale Book Shop at 113 S. Union Street is holding its 9th annual Teacher Appreciation Sale on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10:00 – 4:00 to thank teachers for all the work they do. The store will offer for sale hundreds of books for K-12 classroom use and literary classics appropriate for high school and college...