What To Do: It’s summer festival season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kimberton Fair It’s the middle of July and that means it’s time for outdoor festivals. Every summer, this area is a hotbed for festivals — blueberry festivals, peach festivals, county fairs, firemen’s festivals, state fairs and plain old country fairs. If you enjoy country fairs, you should check out the 90th Annual Kimberton Community Fair...

Mushroom Farmers award scholarships to area students

Community Awareness Committee Member Keith Silfee, Joseph Davidson, Natalie Savaiko and David Alonzo. Fourteen college-bound high school seniors from four area high schools were awarded scholarships from the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s Community Awareness Committee (CAC), the group announced today. Thirteen received the Sara Manning Scholarship ($1,000) and one received the Rob Ferranto...

What To Do: Turk’s Head will again rock West Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Turk’s Head Music Festival The Turk’s Head Music Festival in West Chester (Everhart Park, Bradford Avenue and Everhart Street, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.turksheadfestival.com) just keeps rocking hard and rolling on —   year-after-year. The 36th Annual Turks Head Music Festival will be held on July 15 from noon-8...

What To Do: First Friday looms large

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Amazingly, it’s already July. And, the start of the month means that it’s time for First Friday events. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend the evening in West Chester or Lancaster. On July 6, West Chester will host its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com)....

Tickets avail for Delaware Symphony at Longwood, July 8

Jennifer Koh The Delaware Symphony Orchestra returns to the Longwood stage Sunday, July 8 for an evening of Mendelssohn and Brahms featuring the dazzling violinist Jennifer Koh. Known for her intense and commanding performances, Koh joins the Delaware Symphony Orchestra on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, one of the greatest violin concertos of all time and his last major orchestral...

What To Do: Fun, Freedom, fireworks and Good Neighbors for 4th of July

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Downingtown Good Neighbor Day Independence Day is just around the corner but, unfortunately, there is no Independence Day Weekend this here because July 4 falls on a Wednesday. This means there will be some adjustments for the time period when June slides into July. There will still be a wide variety of holiday activities – they just won’t be...

Kennett Lions hold year-end meeting, celebrate Barkingfield Park donations

(Back l to r)Lion D Schwepfinger, Lion C Schleuter, Lion P White, Lion J Schwartz, Lion P Hillkirk, Lion M Alexander, PDG R Taylor, Lion N Schenker(Front l to r) Lion B Pierce, E Pierce, Lion R McKay, Lion B Landmesser, PDG D Barber On Thursday, June 21, 2018 the Kennett Square Lions Evening Club and Morning Branch Club met for their end of the year dinner and awards. The location was the Kennett...

What To Do: Get back to your Pa. roots at Kutztown Folk Fest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times This is the weekend that one of the summer’s most popular annual Pennsylvania events gets underway. The 69th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival (Kutztown Fairgrounds, off Route 222, Kutztown, 888-674-6136,www.kutztownfestival.com) opens on June 30 and runs through July 8.    Send article as PDF   

Uptown announces $150K grant from Longwood Foundation

Uptown! Entertainment Alliance, the non profit organization that manages operations for Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, is proud to receive a Longwood Foundation Grant for $150,000. Per Director Angela Scully, it is a great honor to receive such a generous award as well as the confidence of the Longwood Foundation. The grant will be used to pay down debt incurred in the transformation of...

What To Do: Chester Co. Balloon Fest soars again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If you realize that here are hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes floating in the sky over your head, you’re going to stop whatever you’re doing and turn your gaze skyward. If you want to experience this sensation, then you should plan on attending this weekend’s 12th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival (New Garden Flying Field, 1235...