What To Do: Altan to perform at Longwood Gardens

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Altan There are always many good reasons to visit Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) any time of year. Right now, a major draw is the OrchidExtravaganza — but that is just one of a number of attractions Over the years, Longwood Gardens has presented a wide array of musical acts from around the world...

What To Do: Get a jump on Valentine’s Day with wine & chocolate

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A February highlight each year is Valentine’s Day and one of the best things about Valentine’s Day is chocolate. Wine-loving chocoholics are celebrating – all month The Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-388-6221, http://www.chaddsford.com) will host Wine & Chocolate Pairings every Saturday and Sunday in February (through...

What To Do: Groundhogs, chocolates and Chinese New year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Penns Wood Winery One of the best things about February is Valentine’s Day and one of the best things about Valentine’s Day is chocolate. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and wine-loving chocoholics are celebrating – all month. The “Wine and Chocolate Pairings” at Penns Wood Winery (124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, 610-459-0808,...

What To Do: Before a ‘Super’ Sunday, Plein Air and more on Saturday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Plein Air in Chadds Ford Okay, it’s a given that most of you will be hunkered down Sunday to watch all 19 hours of pregame — and of course, Super Bowl 52 featuring the Philadelphia Eagles. Even if you don’t love football, there’s local pride, the commercials — and yes, the food. So, even from here, we can see the big red crossout on your...

The dream ends: Coatesville falls in state title game

Powerhouse North Allegheny dominates, 63-28, snaps Raiders’ 11-game win streak By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Dejected seniors Chris Jones, Dre Boggs and Emmett Hunt express heartbreak in the closing minutes of Saturday’s PIAA AAAA state championship game at Hersheypark Stadium. Although the Red Raidres lost, they became the first team in school history to win the Eastern Pennsylvania...

On to Hershey! Coatesville advances to state title game

Red Raiders claim Eastern PA AAAA title, hold off LaSalle 42-35 By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Coatesville High School football coach Matt Ortega addresses his team after it defeated LaSalle College to advance to the PIAA AAAA championship game in Hershey, Friday night. DOWNINGTOWN – While skill and schemes are necessary to win games, any team that makes a deep playoff run must also have...