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...

What To Do: Concert under the stars at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens You can enjoy a two-for-one treat if you visit Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) on August 17. The featured attraction will be a concert by Kennett Symphony of Chester County at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood’s Open Air Theater. Visitors to the site will also be able to check out Longwood’s...

What To Do: 91st Old Fiddlers’ Picnic

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chester County has several annual events with impressive longevity and one of them is scheduled for this weekend — the Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks). The lively annual event, which is scheduled for August 10, is celebrating its 91st anniversary...

Bailey to be honored with DCCC Ed. Foundation Moss Award

Judge John R. Bailey ’96 will receive the College’s Wong Moss Outstanding Alumni Award at the 2019 Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15 at the Drexelbrook Catering & Special Events Center, 4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill. The Wong Moss award recognizes distinguished alumni for their outstanding professional, community and educational...