Everything you need to know about local Halloween events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve When October arrives each year, Halloween events are omnipresent. Some are kid-friendly, some are elaborate, and some are really scary. Some are one- or two-day events and some last as long as six or seven weeks. They come in all shapes and sizes — and they are everywhere. One of the most popular Halloween events in the...

What To Do: With warmer weather, time to get outside

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  For some, a pleasant spring weekend means it is time to kick back with friends and enjoy sipping on favorite wines. For others, it’s a time to get outdoors and enjoy nature’s colorful display of wildflowers, emerging plants and spring blossoms. This weekend, there are events around the area to satisfy either party and even one that reaches out...

What To Do: Looking for a safe family outing? Head to the zoo

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Philadelphia Zoo Recently, there has been a relaxing of the area’s state governments’ “stay at home” and “no social gatherings” restrictions which had been imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attractions such as tourist sites, amusement parks, zoos, gardens and arboretums, state and national parks and family fun centers are once...

What To Do: Easter, Earth Day and more celebrations

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is the weekend that Easter Egg hunts will be omnipresent. Brightly-colored Easter eggs will be everywhere. The only place with more eggs might be in a large seafood restaurant specializing in shad roe dishes. Fortunately, there are more events this weekend than just Easter Egg hunts – like Earth Day events. Earth Day has been becoming more necessary...

What To Do: With a break in the weather, get outside for summer fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Goshen Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554, www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair, which...

What To Do: ‘Fairly’ good time to get out and enjoy

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Goshen Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554, www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair, which is celebrating...

What To Do: Nightscape lights up the night at Longwood

From the Goshen Fair to cars, a wide range of summer fun By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  ‘Nightscape’ is back for a second year at Longwood Gardens.  “Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience,” which made its debut last year at Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org/nightscape), was so nice they decided to do it twice. Most...

What To Do: House and Garden tour, water fun & more

WWII remembrance, street fests just part of busy weekend schedule By Denny Dyroff, Correspondent, The Times The annual Bayard Taylor Memorial Library House and Garden Tour on Saturday, kicks off a busy weekend full of fun local activities for the whole family. The annual Bayard Taylor Memorial Library House and Garden Tour in Kennett Square has become one of the area’s more popular late spring outdoor...