What To Do: Philadelphia Flower Show is a harbinger of Spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Philadelphia Flower Show If you’re in the mood for flowers – lots and lots of flowers – all you need do is make a visit to this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia, 215-988-8899, phsonline.org/the-flower-show) which runs through March 12. The PHS (Philadelphia Horticultural...

Coatesville to launch First Fridays, starting in May

This week, the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance announced a new event: First Fridays in Downtown Coatesville. Beginning in May this year and running through August, the monthly special event will be a celebration of Downtown Coatesville’s shops, restaurants, and rich cultural heritage. From 5:00 to 8:00pm on the First Friday of each month, downtown businesses will host special events, offer refreshments...

What To Do: First Fridays offer summer fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  If it’s a Friday and the date is 7 or below, you know what that means. It means that it is First Friday 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 a little more low-key than in pre-pandemic...

What To do: Football? Love is in the air, too

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Next weekend, there will be a wide array of holiday events – many dealing with chocolate and wine. The Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-388-6221, http://www.chaddsford.com) is getting a jump on the rest with an event starting this weekend. Every Saturday and Sunday through February...

What To Do: First Weekend full of outdoor options

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Old City First Friday If you want to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend, you do have a few interesting options. The first Friday of the month is a good time to check out a First Friday event. This weekend, two good choices are Old City Philadelphia and Lancaster. This month’s edition of First Friday Lancaster (https://visitlancastercity.com/first-friday)...

What To Do: Celebrating Pennsylvania on Charter Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times This weekend’s calendar features a wide array of Charter Day activities. Charter Day, which is “officially” celebrated on March 11, recognizes the day William Penn received his land grant for Pennsylvania from King Charles II of England in 1681. In observance of Pennsylvania’s founding, some of the region’s historic sites host special activities...

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...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If it’s a Friday and the date is 7 or below, you know what that means. It means that it is First Friday 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 First Friday Flea Market (downtown...

What To Do: First Fridays filled with fun in the area

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Amazingly, it’s already July. And, the start of the month means that it’s time for First Friday events. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend the evening in West Chester or Lancaster. On July 5, West Chester will host its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com). First...

Mixed Media: A first on First Friday, starting on Thursday

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Gallery DUO starts in on this months’ First Friday a little early. Their reception for Visions of Summer, on Thursday from 7-9pm, will feature new work by gallery owners/artists Alessandra Manzotti and Sus Iserbyt. Alessandra showed me around the gallery, which is in the old forge building in Fairville. The exposed beams and leaning brick chimney which...