What To Do: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Victorine’s Valentine Day Celebrating Valentine’s Day is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter. Valentine’s Day Weekend is tough to pin down this year because February 14 is in a Friday. Some activities are this weekend and some are on February 14. Here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart....

What To Do: Chocolate Lovers Fest gets bigger and better

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dull, grey midwinter days can lead to feeling glum but there is an antidote – a vacation on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If that seems attractive but not very realistic, there is another antidote — chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Even a small dose of the brown-colored treat can elevate your mood. And, a mild sugar rush can...

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,...

What To Do: Goshen Country Fair — perfect for a summer evening

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Goshen Country Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554,www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair,...

What To Do: With a break in the weather, get outside for summer fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Goshen Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554, www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair, which...

What To Do: Embrace the frosty weather

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times In this area, it seems people tend to stay inside more when winter arrives rather than enjoy the outdoors. Winter in the Delaware Valley has its drawbacks – that’s for sure. But, as long as you can handle cold weather, there are also many things for you to like about winter such as ice skating on frozen ponds or at indoor rinks, skiing, snowboarding and...

What To Do: Goodbye Black Friday, hello Christmas season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Longwood Gardens Thanksgiving 2017 is now in the history books. Black Friday has arrived. The tsunami known as the Christmas holiday season is ready to tear through the area with never-ending sales, a barrage of holiday songs emanating from everywhere, incessant bellringers and a huge array of traditional holiday events and activities. One of the region’s...

What To Do: Longwood celebrates new fountains with Gilbert & Sullivan

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times HMS Pinafore at Longwood Gardens. In addition to the re-opening of its fountains in June, Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company on June 9 and 10. The Savoy Company, which is the oldest amateur theater company in the world, is dedicated solely to the production...

What To Do: Time for Kennett Winterfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Something special is brewing in Kennett Square this weekend — a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Fifth Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 25 from 12:30-4 p.m. at 600 South Broad Street in Kennett...

What To Do: One word: chocolate!

Kennett Chocolate Festival is sweet treat before Valentine’s By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Chocolate takes center stage at the annual Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival. Once the Christmas holidays are over, the dog days of winter start to set in. A holiday is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter and Valentine’s Day is always equal to the task. Valentine’s...