What To Do: Dia de Los Muertos, Halloween celebrations across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times November 1 is a special day in Mexico and in Mexican American communities throughout the states. It is the day known as “Dia de Los Muertos” — the Day of the Dead. It is a festive day when families remember and honor their loved ones who have passed away. In Mexico, every ranch, town and city have special ways to commemorate this day. Casa...

Art Watch: The most important art weekend of the year

The Chester County Studio Tour is this weekend By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The hugely anticipated art event of the year is here, The Chester County Studio Tour, is this weekend Saturday and Sunday. This year an astonishing 179 artists are showing and selling their artwork in 72 art studio locations throughout Chester County Saturday May 20th 10am-6pm, and finishing up the next day Sunday May...

What To Do: Holiday season kicks off with fun events

Holiday Light Parade in Kennett Square among busy weekend of activities By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Holiday Light Parade in Kennett Square. Now that Thanksgiving 2016 is history, the floodgates have burst open and unleashed a torrent of annual traditional holiday events and activities. The holiday season will officially arrive in Kennett Square on November 27 when Downtown Kennett Square...

Letter: Coatesville VA welcomes veterans & local community to events

To The Editor, As the Interim Director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center (VAMC), I am proud to be part of a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers, working together to provide our Veterans with comprehensive health care. Our health services include primary care, mental health, geriatrics and a variety of specialty services. I encourage every Veteran to take advantage of their benefits and...

The ‘Art of Writing’ along the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail

For the entire month of January, eight wineries along The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail will be celebrating the “Art of Writing” with writer’s workshops, book signings, book clubs, blog how-to’s and book sales. Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a new book, or meet up with local authors to get inspired to write your own masterpiece. From Kennett Square to Chadds Ford...

What To Do: Beer and wine lovers rejoice

Also: a ‘scary’ number of Halloween-themed events to enjoy By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 18th annual Kennett Brewfest is this weekend. This is a weekend for beer lovers and wine aficionados to celebrate because there are two wine festivals and a beer festival on the calendar. The 18th Annual Kennett Brewfest (600 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square, 610-444-8188, http://kennettbrewfest.com),...

How to plan the perfect outing

A few tips to keep your plans from unraveling By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times When was the last time you were in charge of a fun outing? Whether for your sweetheart, your family, friends, or colleagues, we’ve all dreamed of being the perfect “cruise director”. Well, we might not all be Julie McCoy from the Love Boat (yes, I’m dating myself I know), but before you plan another fun outing,...