What To Do: 88th Kimberton Fair keeps on rolling

Also: The Democrats come to Philly, PoliticalFest events planned By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kimberton Fair is one of the state’s oldest free admission fairs. This is the time of the year 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...

What To Do: Turks Head Music Fest rocks it in West Chester

A hot weekend of music, history fun and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  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 on year-after-year — and just keeps getting better.

PA Hunt Club races return, Nov. 6

The 82nd running of the 501c3  Pennsylvania Hunt Cup races will be held rain or shine on November 6, 2016.

What To Do: get fired up for the Fourth!

Fireworks, fun and festivals highlight holiday weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Freedom Fest will light up the skies over Nottingham. Independence Day Weekend is here — along with the hot weather that usually accompanies it. Area residents know that the arrival of the long holiday weekend means it is time for two of Chester County’s longest-running and most popular Independence...

CVIM gets 4 star rating from Charity Navigator

WEST CHESTER — Community Volunteers in Medicine’s (CVIM) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator with a perfect score of 100. This is the fourth consecutive time that CVIM has earned this top distinction.

Longwood Gardens lights up the summer night

Summer Spectacular is on view now through September 5. Photo by Hank Davis. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Summer at Longwood Gardens is extraordinary by day and night. From the Waterlily Display featuring more than 100 types of colorful day- and night-blooming waterlilies, to the expansive Meadow Garden, to the shady groves of Peirce’s Woods, to performances under the stars, there is something for everyone...

What To Do: Chester County Balloon Festival

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Balloons will once again fill the skies of Chester County, during the annual Balloon Festival this weekend. If seeing hot air balloons — all shapes and sizes of hot air balloons — filling the skies over your head sounds like something you’d enjoy, then you should plan on attending this weekend’s 10th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival...

SPEAK Unlimited makes free ‘communication boards’ available

Designed to help first responders communicate with the disabled SPEAK Unlimited Inc., a nonprofit organization that is dedicated towards serving individuals who have special needs and supporting emergency responders, is excited to announce the launch, release and availability of their free ‘communication boards’ for first responders Founded by Susan Rzucidlo (the mother of a young man who lives...

What To Do: Nothing beats a summer fair

Also: Lots to do with Dad this Fathers’ Day By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Summer kicks off in the area June 21, when St. Joseph’s Church in Downingtown holds its annual Community Festival. Summertime has arrived and warm weather agendas are usually filled with fun events — especially festivals and country fairs. The attraction of a summer fair is timeless. The glow...

What To Do: Weaving around the world

Also: Gilbert & Sullivan come to Longwood Gardens By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Camphill World Wide Weave Exhibition comes to Historic Yellow Springs this weekend. For the next few weeks, Historic Yellow Springs (Art School Road, Chester Springs, 610-827-7414, www.yellowsprings.org) is hosting a special event — a very special event — called Camphill World Wide Weave...