What To Do: A holiday season like no other gets under way

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Longwood Gardens The number of days left in the countdown to Thanksgiving 2020 is in single digits. We all know that Thanksgiving is the traditional “unofficial” start of the Christmas holiday season – even though the season commercially “started” when Christmas items were being stocked on stores’ shelves on Labor Day Weekend and “Black Friday”...

Lincoln U. awarded grant to expand study abroad

Janet Mingo, the new Study Abroad Fellow created through the IDEAS grant, will be a study abroad adviser, application manager, and assist with expanding the number of students obtaining their U.S. passport. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Lincoln University has been selected to receive an IDEAS grant from the United States Department of State’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. The Increase...

What To Do: Christmas events begin to ramp up

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Holiday Magic at Brandywine It is the middle of November and that means many of the area’s traditional Christmas activities have begun – including a highly anticipated event in Chadds Ford. “Holiday Magic at Brandywine”, which was formerly known as “A Brandywine Christmas,” is running now through January 10 at the Brandywine River Museum...

AKA Sorority endows program at Lincoln U. for student grants

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Lincoln University has received an initial endowment of $50,000 from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® in partnership with the AKA Educational Advancement Foundation®. “We would like to thank the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for investing in our university,” said Lincoln University President Brenda A. Allen. “This $50,000 will go a long way in establishing...

What To Do: Delaware Antiques Show goes virtual

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times One of the area’s longest-running traditional events is the Delaware Antiques Show (www.winterthur.org) which is presented by Winterthur. The event, which has been around for more than 50 years, will begin on November 7. Honored as one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed antiques shows, the annual event presents a large and diverse assemblage of...

DCCC opens registration for spring classes

Registration is now open for spring 15-week and 7-week classes, and Delaware County Community College is ready to assist students in registering, either virtually or in-person. Because of COVID-19 safety precautions, the College will offer most of its spring classes via synchronous, asynchronous or hybrid methods, with a limited number of in-person classes for specific majors, such as nursing, to meet...

What To Do: Dia de Los Muertos, Halloween celebrations across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times November 1 is a special day in Mexico and in Mexican American communities throughout the states. It is the day known as “Dia de Los Muertos” — the Day of the Dead. It is a festive day when families remember and honor their loved ones who have passed away. In Mexico, every ranch, town and city have special ways to commemorate this day. Casa...

LCH moving annual fundraiser to virtual event for 2020

LCH Direct service staff pose in front of LCH Kennett Square KENNETT SQUARE — La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) will host their fourth annual Amigos and Amigas of LCH event this year on Friday, November 13th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Like many other nonprofits, LCH is choosing to hold their event in a virtual format this year. “Every part of LCH has had to make adjustments in the pandemic, including fundraising,”...

BHF: Little Yellow House to close for good, victim of pandemic

The Little Yellow House The Brandywine Health Foundation and the Brandywine Consignment Shop will officially close their consignment store at the end of this month. The Little Yellow House, at 368 W Uwchlan Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335 has been temporarily closed since March 13, 2020, and will close its doors permanently on October 31, . “When we first closed the shop in March due to statewide stay...

What To Do: Even a scary time, it’s still Halloween

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Longwood Gardens This weekend, there is a wide variety of activities that can keep people of all interests occupied. Not surprisingly, the schedule is top-heavy with Halloween-related attractions and events. Fortunately, for those who don’t care about Halloween – or have already reached a saturation point with the marketing for the holiday —...