What To Do: A true Valentine’s Weekend of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Blue Cross RiverRink If the weekend starts on Friday and this Friday is Valentine’s Day, then this must be the “real” Valentine’s Day Weekend 2020. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with something other than a romantic candlelight dinner, you might want to consider taking part in the “Sweetheart Skate” at the Blue...

What To Do: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Victorine’s Valentine Day Celebrating Valentine’s Day is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter. Valentine’s Day Weekend is tough to pin down this year because February 14 is in a Friday. Some activities are this weekend and some are on February 14. Here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart....

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair unveils inaugural ‘Devon Legends’

DEVON — The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair (DHSCF) will be kicking off a year-long celebration for its upcoming 125th anniversary with an induction ceremony honoring the “Devon Legends” at the storied Ardrossan Estate in Villanova, Pa., on Saturday, April 25, 2020. This prestigious group of inaugural honorees includes Olympians, national champions, and other luminaries connected...

9th annual Empty Bowls event, Feb. 27

On Thursday, February 27th, 2020 Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) will be hosting its 9th Annual Empty Bowls Event at The Red Clay Room in Kennett Square.  “Empty Bowls” is an international grassroots effort to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. The mission is to create positive and lasting change through the arts, education, and community.  KACS Empty Bowls potters...

TCHS students learn lessons about life, love and loss while caring for a retired K-9 dog

Yukon, a retired police K-9, getting some time outside at TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus. WEST GROVE – Throughout this school year, students in the Veterinary Science and Animal Science programs at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pennock’s Bridge Campus have learned that not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some heroes use a set of wheels to get around, love to play and enjoys eating treats....

What To Do: Get a jump on Valentine’s Day with wine & chocolate

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A February highlight each year is Valentine’s Day and one of the best things about Valentine’s Day is chocolate. Wine-loving chocoholics are celebrating – all month The Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-388-6221, http://www.chaddsford.com) will host Wine & Chocolate Pairings every Saturday and Sunday in February (through...

True story of Cinderella at Uptown

WEST CHESTER — You know the story of Cinderella, but you have never heard it told like this. Opera tutti,  or “Opera for all”, presents the classic tale as a comic, fractured mini opera at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in downtown West Chester on Sunday, February 9 at 3:00PM. With a cast of fourteen talented local artists, the West Chester region is well represented in this ninety-minute...

What To Do: Chocolate Lovers Fest gets bigger and better

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dull, grey midwinter days can lead to feeling glum but there is an antidote – a vacation on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If that seems attractive but not very realistic, there is another antidote — chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Even a small dose of the brown-colored treat can elevate your mood. And, a mild sugar rush can...

What To Do: Snow? What snow? Orchids are in bloom at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens Every year when January arrives, Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) celebrates one of the largest families of plants in the world. If you did a Google search to find out which are the largest families of flowering plants in the world, this is the answer you’d receive – The three largest...

Przywara named new YMCA Chief Operating Officer

Rich Przywara WEST CHESTER — Earlier this month, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine welcomed Rich Przywara as their new Chief Operating Officer. Przywara was the Senior Vice President for Operations at Ashley Addiction Treatment in Maryland prior to joining the Y, but he is a familiar face in the Chester County area. Previously, he served as Executive Director of the West Chester University Foundation...