What To Do: It’s all about Mom this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kennett Symphony at Winterthur Sunday is Mother’s Day which means there will be a wide array of special events to celebrate the occasion – and that it will be virtually impossible to get reservations at area restaurants at this late date. Winterthur (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600,www.winterthur.org) will welcome mothers on Mother’s...

Kennett Sq. Borough Council approves 2023 budget

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Kennett Square Borough Council unanimously approved a budget for 2023.  The approved budget reflects a substantial investment in capital projects and infrastructure as the Borough’s capital investment will grow by over 7% compared to previous years.  The approved budget strategically allocates resources to leverage and maximize grant opportunities.  The approved budget...

Big crowds enjoy Coatesville Grand Prix

Thousands of fans came out this past weekend for the Coatesville Grand Prix this past weekend. Thousands flocked to the City of Coatesville for the sixth annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. Fans were treated to the thrill of watching drivers of vintage racing cars and motorcycles dating from 1900 to 1977 compete individually over a challenging 2.2-mile road course that wound through...

FAQ: What you need to know about the Coatesville Grand Prix

The Parade of cars from the 2021 Coatesville Grand Prix Experience the thrill of vintage autos and motorcycles revving through the heart of historic Coatesville, giving spectators a flashback to what the early days of American motorsports looked like. The family-fun motor sport event takes place on Saturday, September 17, with related events leading up to the Grand Prix on Thursday and Friday, September...

Events planned to celebrate Humphry Marshall’s 300th Anniversary

a picture of one of the 10 banners now displayed in West Chester and Marshallton, West Bradford Township. Artwork on the banner by the celebrated Chester County artist Adrian Martinez. If you live in the county seat of West Chester, you may have seen one of the banners (shown here) put up by the Humphry Marshall 300 Committee announcing the 300th anniversary of Marshall’s birthday.  The ad-hoc committee...

Chester County Studio Tour returns in May

Since the last County Studio Tour in May 2021, local artists have gone back into hibernation mode. We have been in our studios developing our ideas, nurturing our intuition, and perfecting our skills. Once again, we will emerge this May to share our creative environment and new artwork. This creative hibernation has blossomed into an official two-day event with signs, banners, and a catalogue highlighting...

Coatesville Christmas parade returns Dec. 4 and is bigger than ever

Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, down the historic Lincoln Highway, takes place on Dec. 4. The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic, begins at 10:00 a.m. starting at Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway, and ends at the performing and judging area at 11th Avenue and Lincoln Highway. Originally a community project in the 1950s, the parade was then taken up...

Coatesville Grand Prix roars back with successful return

(L – R): Coatesville City Council Person Donald Folks, Brian Hoskins Trophy recipient Jim Frank, and Clay Kovatch from Brian Hoskins Ford at the 2021 Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. COATESVILLE — Thousands lined the streets of Coatesville to cheer on nearly 50 drivers and riders of vintage cars and motorcycles as they charged through the historic city during the 5th Annual Coatesville...

Coatesville Grand Prix returning for 2021

Images from the 2019 Coatesville Grand Prix. COATESVILLE — The City of Coatesville is eagerly preparing to welcome visitors back to one of the country’s few remaining vintage motor sport events. The iconic Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix returns for its fifth year on Saturday, September 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. www.coatesvillegrandprix.com Spectators...

Thomas tapped to lead Coatesville Grand Prix

Lisa Thomas COATESVILLE — As community events re-emerge after year-long shutdowns, the City of Coatesville’s biggest attraction, the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix, will return Saturday, September 18, and the City has engaged event and sports marketing professional Lisa Thomas as Event & Sponsorship Director to manage its growth. “As the region is opening up after COVID-19, the...