Art Watch: Reflections throughout the Brandywine Valley

Editor’s Note: Our regular Art Watch Columnist, Lele Galer is taking a well-deserved week off. Filling in for her this week is Caroline Roosevelt, a Chester County resident and experienced arts writer. Lele will return next week. By Caroline Roosevelt, Special To The Times Laura Ducceschi’s ‘The Pier’ at the Wayne Art Center as part of Reflections Through The Lens The Chester...

What To Do: Hello, Summer, Memorial Day fun opens season

Longwood Gardens By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Memorial Day Weekend is a time for mini-vacations, barbecues and traditional events. Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) will have an eagerly-anticipated special event this weekend. “Summer of Spectacle” will open on May 27 and run through September 30.    Send article...

What To Do: Off to the races at Willowdale

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country – an area famous for top-flight equestrian events. The 2017 equestrian season is already underway with a big annual point-to-point event last weekend in Delaware and this weekend’s Annual Willowdale Steeplechase (Steeplechase grounds, routes 82 and 926, Unionville,...

Art Watch: From discovery to sublime

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The big art weekend event this week is 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show, held at Chadds Ford Elementary School this Friday, March 24 from 7-10pm and Saturday March 25 from 10am-4pm. The Friday opening is for adults only, and is always a very fun party with donated delicious appetizers served by students and staff on cleverly made palette trays.   ...

What To Do: Time for Kennett Winterfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Something special is brewing in Kennett Square this weekend — a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Fifth Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 25 from 12:30-4 p.m. at 600 South Broad Street in Kennett...

What To Do: Celebrate Christmas by stepping back in time

Also: Fun for those who don’t celebrate Christmas By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Reacting of George Washington crossing the Delaware. For those of us who celebrate Christmas (more for those who don’t below), there is the the anticipation and excitement of the coming holiday, followed by the thrill of Christmas morning. But what to do after, when there is often a lull between...

Art Watch: Start your holidays at the Brandywine River Museum

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The best place to start this holiday season is at The Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford. The whole museum is tastefully decorated for the holidays with fresh wreaths and a holiday train that runs throughout the museum on 2000 feet of track. Thursdays are particularly enchanting during the Winter, with the museum and café open until 9pm, one can experience...

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...

What To Do: June means Strawberry Festival time

No reason to stay home with so many fun events in the area By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times TheBrandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival is a Chester County tradition. You know that summer is knocking on the door when the weekend for the annual Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival arrives. This weekend, the 45th Annual Strawberry Festival will take place...

What To Do: Holiday shows, parades and fun

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...