What To Do: Holiday shows, parades and fun

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Devon Horse Show, antiques on the Brandywine and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Square’s annual Memorial Day parade features a wide range of local bands, organizations and more, all in honor of those fallen in defense of our country. With weather forecasts finally calling for something like summer weather this weekend, this Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time...

Victims, survivors united in fight against cancer

Relay For Life hits home for all of us By Lauren Parker-Gill, News Editor, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — It’s pretty safe to say that most people have been touched by cancer, in some capacity, in their life whether it’s through a family member, spouse or friend. My mother in law was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 1996 and over the course of two short years it spread throughout her...

YMCA caps youth running program with 5K, June 4

More than 1,500 girls and boys from throughout Chester County will show the teamwork and confidence they’ve learned as two important YMCA of Greater Brandywine after-school programs end their season with a 5K event set for 9 a.m. June 4.  The Y’s largest classes of participants ever for Girls on the Run and STRIDE will lace up their sneakers and put their lessons in action during the family...

What To Do: Chester County Studio Tour keeps on growing

Nancy Swope is just one of the many Chester County artists featured during this weekend's Chester county Studio Tour.
Also: Food truck fest in Kennett Square, Sunday By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Nancy Swope is just one of the many Chester County artists featured during this weekend’s Chester County Studio Tour. With a weather forecast that indicates a very good chance for conditions ranging from unpleasant to downright dismal (high of 57 degrees and 100 per cent chance of rain), it might not...

New Chester County farm products guide is out

The new 2016 Chester County Local Farm Products guide is now available. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council) announced the availability of the 2016 Chester County Local Farm Products guide. The guide includes: • A list of over 100 farm producers. • A map showing where to find farm-fresh products. • Profiles of...

United Way kicks off PB&J drive

United Way of Chester County and the Chester County Food Bank are teaming up again this year for the second annual Community PB&J For United Way Drive. Last year’s friendly competition between competing groups helped raise over 2.5 tons of needed peanut butter and jelly items for local food pantries. The Matt Gorham Team of Keller Williams (Pictured) reigned as the 2015 PB&J King, singlehandedly...

Four to be honored at Kennett Memorial Day parade

Anthony DiFabio is one of four local World War II veterans being honored at this year’s Kennett Memorial Day Parade. KENNETT SQUARE — World War II veterans Ralph D. Doss, Anthony L. DiFabio, Raymond Natale, Sr. and Horace J, Brown (deceased April 11, 2016), were selected as this year’s Grand Marshals for the Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. They will lead the...

What To Do: Saddle Up For Willowdale

The 24th annual Willowdale Steeplechase is Sunday, races, tailgating competition and, of course, those hats.
Also: 74th annual Dogwood Festival in Phoenixville By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 24th annual Willowdale Steeplechase is Sunday, races, tailgating competition and, of course, those hats. The Brandywine Valley is horse country and the 2016 equestrian season is already underway. The 24th Annual Willowdale Steeplechase (Steeplechase grounds, routes 82 and 926, Unionville, 610-444-1582,...

What To Do: Winterthur’s Point To Point

Also: Ideas for a fun day with Mom By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Without a doubt, there will be a bustle of activity this weekend at Winterthur” (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600, www.winterthur.org) with the climax being the Winterthur Point-to-Point Races — an event that has become one of premier attractions in the Brandywine Valley each year. This year’s 38th...

Prayer gathering, May 14, 15, 16

LANCASTER — There will be a Harvest National prayer gathering, May 14, 15 & 16th at the Doubletree Hotel (2400 Willow Street) sponsored by the David Johnson Ministries. The event organizers are inviting all local church leaders to attend this conference on revival. For more information, call 857-488-3912