Students “kick butts’ with anti vaping memes

Pictured from left to right at Owen J. Roberts Middle School: Austin Kincaid (3rd Place) and Taylor Vermillion (1st Place). The Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition and the Chester County Health Department recently selected three middle school students as winners in the annual Kick Butts Day Meme Contest.  Students were recognized during the school day on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Art by Kathy Ruck at Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale When spring arrives, it marks the beginning of the annual season of area art shows and antiques/craft fairs. One of this area’s best art shows is scheduled for this weekend. The 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show (http://cfes.ucfsd.org/artshow/) will be held March 22 and 23 at the Chadds...

Brandywine Hills Point to Point ready to run April 7

Horses vault the stone wall at last year’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point. When the warm breezes of spring waft their way into Chester County, the local fox hunting horses and folks who love them sniff the air and know it’s time for the annual point-to-point races. The 2019 Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point — scheduled for Sunday, April 7 — is one of the early ones. It offers a wide...

What To Do: Region set to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, start of spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times St. Patrick’s Day Ham & Cabbage Meal A few St. Patrick’s Day activities were held last weekend but most of them will take place this weekend – including the mandatory pub crawls in Wilmington and many Philadelphia neighborhoods. Drinking and dining play a big role in Patty’s Day celebrations. On March 17, the New Castle County Irish Society...

What To Do: Celebrating Charter Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This weekend’s calendar features a wide array of Charter Day activities. Charter Day, which is “officially” celebrated on March 11, recognizes the day William Penn received his land grant for Pennsylvania from King Charles II of England in 1681.    Send article as PDF   

Downingtown’s Luebbers wins Irish Dance world title, will dance with Celtic Fire

Owen Luebbers When Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire light up the stage at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on March 16, the singing sensation will have with him some world class talent, including Downingtown, PA, native, World Champion Irish dancer, and recently crowned 2019 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion Owen Luebbers. “Owen is a brilliant dancer, and he’s...

What To Do: Philly Flower Show means Spring is coming

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times The Philadelphia Flower Show This is the time of year we all could use some flowers to brighten the day. Sure, there were holiday poinsettias and Valentine’s Day arrangements but that’s really not a whole lot of flowers. With the weather grey and dreary and spring still a long time off, flowers could be a real mood-lifter.   ...

‘Horrors’ coming to Unionville High, March 14-16

Unionville High School presents the Broadway smash Little Shop of Horrors on March 14, March 15 and March 16 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.showtix4u.com. Prices are $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $12 students/seniors. A cast of over 60 students brings this unique sci-fi musical comedy to life.  The music, by master composer Alan Menken, is in the style of 1960s rock and...

Changes in store for 2019 Willowdale Steeplechase

A few changes are in store for this year’s running of the Willowdale Steeplechase. The 27th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase presented by the 24th Fund will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019.  This Chester County tradition is a spectacular rite of spring and a traditional Mother’s Day event for people throughout the Brandywine Valley and beyond.   ...

What To Do: Kennett Winterfest tops busy weekend of fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is a special time of year in Kennett Square – the time for 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 Seventh Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 23 from 12:30-4 p.m. in a tented area near 600...