Mixed Media: Kennett Square’s Weekend of the Arts

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times First Friday is upon us! This week, I will focus on the cluster of art events occuring in the Kennett Square area for the Weekend of the Arts. As one of Kennett Square’s expanded art events, Weekend of the Arts promises a variety of lively offerings that will lead you throughout Kennett Square and slightly beyond.

What To do: Cinco De Mayo in Kennettt

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Cinco De Mayo is day for partying. Along with El Dia de Los Reyes (Day of the Kings) and El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), it is one of the biggest party days of the year for the people of Mexican descent. On St. Patty’s Day, everyone is an honorary Irishman. On Cinco de Mayo, everyone is an honorary Mexican (except Donald Trump).

What To Do: Party like it’s 2019!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times There are several big holidays throughout the year – each with a different vibe and primary activity. Christmas is about giving. Thanksgiving is about eating. Valentine’s Day is about love, flowers and chocolate. Halloween is also about chocolate – and any other candy treat given to trick-or-treaters. New Year’s Eve is about partying – dining,...

Pulse Point saves a life in Kennett Square

Longwood Fire Company Lieutenant Bas de Vries KENNETT SQUARE — During the evening of November 7 in the heart of downtown Kennett Square a man endured a frightening experience. He found a friend in her car; she looked like she was dead. The man immediately called 911, the first step in the “Chain of Survival” that triggered a complex series of notifications. According to the American Heart Association,...

Mixed Media: Weather proves a challenge to local art shows

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I hope no one wound up trespassing on Scarlett Thicket Farm last Saturday because of my article! The show has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 9, due to last weeks’ inclimate weather. We will see what happens THIS Saturday, as this spring has been a real nail-biter when it comes to the fruition of weather predictions. At any rate, check out Abstractions...

Mixed Media: That magical time of year

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times It’s that magical time again. Time for the Kennett Square First Friday Expanded Art Walk. This rotations’ theme is Destination: Kennett Square. Kennett Square does not have your typical art venues. Square Pear, which is prominently located at State and Broad Street serves as the only real gallery in town. So what does an expanded art walk look like in...

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...

Art Watch: WC annual fall gallery walk & First Friday art stroll in Kennett

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Fall First Friday Art shows are back, with the wonderful West Chester Gallery Walk and Kennett Square’s First Friday Art Stroll – both happening this Friday October 6th from 5-9pm. With exciting new gallery openings as well as pop up art spaces at various local businesses, these First Fridays are a terrific, fun way to spend an evening. Food, drinks and...

Mushroom Festival: bigger and better than ever for 2017

By Anne Uhle, Correspondent, The Times With near perfect weather forecast for this weekend, the streets of Kennett Square should be packed for the 32nd annual Mushroom Festival. KENNETT SQUARE — The 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival is bigger and better than ever, taking over the downtown area this weekend. The whole celebration will kick off with a parade around the square at 6 p.m. Friday night followed...

What To Do: You won’t have to ‘Labor’ to find fun this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The clues have been showing up all week – kids are back in school, evening temperatures have been cool, a change is in the air. In case you haven’t noticed, summer is sneaking out the back door. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re already into September. Today is September 1 — the first Friday of the month.