What To Do: A look at difficult history at Brandywine River Museum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Brandywine River Museum The Brandywine River Museum of Art (1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, www.brandywine.org) has been hosting a pair of special exhibitions since February 1 – “Votes for Women: A Visual History,” and “Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein.” With regard to the former – if you snooze, you...

UHS’ Together We Stand starts Sept. 29

EAST MARLBOROUGH — TEDxUnionvilleHS is proud to announce Together We Stand, the 2020 TEDxUnionvilleHS virtual short program series. In these uncertain times, they believe in the power of community discussion to bring us all a little closer together. This new series focuses on audience participation, encouraging community members to share their ideas and experiences. The first event, featuring guest...

Moro pens memoir, seeks to highlight civility, common ground in politics

Elizabeth Moro CHADDS FORD — Author and former candidate for U.S. Congress Elizabeth Moro has published a personal memoir that chronicles her experiences on the campaign trail, dispels the notion that the U.S. is a country divided, and explores how political discourse can bring people together rather than tear them apart. In “The Civil Graces Project: The Pursuit for Common Ground,” Moro provides...

What To Do: More attractions begin to open

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Wharton Esherick Museum Like tulip bulbs that sit dormant for months and then start to emerge with renewed life each spring, events and attractions around the area are slowly starting to emerge after pandemic-required dormancy. After being closed for several months because of the COVID-19 shutdowns, the Wharton Esherick Museum (1520 Horse Shoe Trail,...

Longwood’s Chrysanthemum Festival kicks off in October

The Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum EAST MARLBOROUGH — The colorful hues of fall are on display indoors and out at Longwood Gardens during the much-anticipated Chrysanthemum Festival on view October 22-November 15. Longwood’s grand Conservatory showcases a vibrant display of chrysanthemums and other autumnal plants, while outdoors, guests can roam nearly 400 acres of gardens, meadows, and woodlands...

What To Do: Philadelphia attractions begin to reopen

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Museum of the American Revolution It’s 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic has been wiping out events on a regular basis and forcing attractions to remain closed. Slowly, things are starting to come back to life. Philadelphia is a good example of this resurgence. On September 9, Independence National Historical Park (https://www.nps.gov/inde) reopened...

What To Do: Philadelphia attractions begin to reopen

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Museum of the American Revolution It’s 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic has been wiping out events on a regular basis and forcing attractions to remain closed. Slowly, things are starting to come back to life. Philadelphia is a good example of this resurgence. On September 9, Independence National Historical Park (https://www.nps.gov/inde) reopened...

Despite obstacles, Chesco Junior Livestock Show is a success

Melinda Stoltzfus of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat, which was purchased by Triple S Welding of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, at$8.50 per pound. Pictured (L-R): Dale Stoltzfus, Melinda Stoltzfu Through the dedication of local supporters, youth, parents, and volunteers, all overcoming a multitude of obstacles, a successful Chesco Junior Livestock Invitational Show and...

What To Do: A few Labor Day events survive COVID

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Hard as it is to believe, we’ve arrived at Labor Day Weekend — the weekend when summer unofficially draws to a close. But wait – did we even have a summer? We had summer weather – heat waves, high humidity, random thunderstorms — but not much else. COVID-19 took care of that. One thing that seemed would never change about the Labor...

What To Do: Despite event cancellations, there are options to get out of the house

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation The tight restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been eased somewhat by the Governors of Pennsylvania and Delaware. There has been a steady re-opening of attractions such as amusement parks, zoos, movie theaters and parks –local, state, and national. So, if your cabin fever has reached a breaking point,...