What To Do: Longwood’s fountains, parades, Devon Horse Show and so much more

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Longwood Gardens Memorial Day Weekend is a time for weekend getaways, barbecues and traditional events. It is also a great time to visit Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org). The biggest attraction at Longwood right now is the Festival of Fountains, which is running now through September 30. With fountains that...

Longwood Fire Co. salutes EMS personnel

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The 44th annual National EMS week begins May 20 and Longwood Fire Company is recognizing its EMS personnel. “EMS professionals provide such a valuable service to the community every week of the year,” said Longwood Chief A. J. McCarthy. “Their life-saving skills are invaluable.” Longwood Fire Company is providing lunch for the EMS crew each day next week.   ...

What To Do: With outdoor events looming, hope for dry weather

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Larry Ahearn will perform at Spring Gulch. Hopefully, things won’t be too soggy over the next few days – especially because many of the popular events on this weekend’s calendar are outdoor activities. From May 18-20, the Spring Gulch Folk Festival will return for another year at Spring Gulch Resort Campground (475 Lynch Road, New Holland,...

BPSA to hold Field Day, May 20

Timberwolves Eoin Mitchell, Camayo Ochola, and Dylan Ball made bow and arrows at a campout last spring. KENNETT SQUARE – The 64th Brandywine Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) will hold a public Field Day on Sunday, May 20, at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square. Field Day will begin at 1:00pm and feature outdoor scouting games for interested youth. Scout leaders will be available to...

What To Do: The Willowdale Steeplechase is Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Without question, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country. It has established its reputation as an area known for staging top-flight equestrian events. The 2018 equestrian season had its unofficial start last weekend with a big annual point-to-point event in Delaware.    Send article as PDF    ...

Toomey announces appointments to service academies

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey Wednesday, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) proudly announced the appointments of four Chester County students to United States service academies. Senator Toomey nominated all four students. Carson McLaughlin, son of Patrick and Megan McLaughlin, attends Renaissance Academy Charter School where he is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. McLaughlin runs...

What To Do: Kennett rolls out the party for Cinco De Mayo

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cinco De Mayo Cinco De Mayo is day for partying — one of the biggest party days of the year for the people of Mexican descent. But, just as you don’t have to be Irish to party on St. Patrick’s Day or Indian to get colorful celebrating Holi, you don’t have to be Mexican to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.    Send article as PDF...

Willowdale Steeplechase course walk on May 11

Willowdale Steeplechase Race Chairman Dixon Stroud and steeplechase jockey and trainer Ivan Dowling will once again host an entertaining and educational walk of the Willowdale Steeplechase race course on Friday, May 11, 2018.  Anyone who would like to attend should meet at the Tower on the race course just before 5:00 pm.  Enter through Gate 4 on Route 82. This will be an up close look at the...

Upland to hold reunion weekend, May 12

Upland Country Day School invites all alumni, alumni parents, faculty, former faculty, grandparents, friends, and guests home for Reunion Weekend on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  Kick off the day at 10 a.m. by watching our lacrosse teams compete in a play-day. Walk down memory lane on a campus tour. Complimentary lunch is provided for all alumni and guests in attendance.     ...

Ed. Association to hold free shredding event, May 12

EAST MARLBOROUGH – The Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Association is sponsoring a community free shredding event on Saturday May 12th at C. F. Patton Middle School from 9am-12pm.      Send article as PDF