What To Do: With the unofficial start of summer, festivals, parades take center stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Coatesville Rotary Strawberry Festival Summer has arrived – unofficially last weekend and officially three weeks from now. The weather is warm, school is almost done for the year and municipal and private pools are open. Another sure sign is the arrival of the annual Rotary Club of Coatesville’s Strawberry Festival. This weekend, the 48th Annual...

What To Do: A weekend full of holiday activities

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Easter Bunny on the West Chester Rail Road. Easter weekend has arrived and special Easter activities – big and small — are happening all over. The Easter Bunny is known for hopping around — but not always. Why would he spend all that energy hopping when he could be riding in style? Sometimes, instead of bouncing along the ground, Peter...

What To Do: Love is in the air

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Victorine’s Valentine Day Valentine’s Day 2022 is on February 14. That means that married couples, lovers, boyfriends and girlfriends, boos, boyfriends and boyfriends, engaged couples, girlfriends and girlfriends, sweethearts and event pet owners and their pets will be celebrating the annual romantic holiday this weekend – and celebrating some...

What To Do: Holiday season gets rolling with Kennett Holiday Light Parade

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kennett Holiday Light Parade The holiday season will officially arrive in Kennett Square on November 26 when Downtown Kennett Square hosts the town’s annual Holiday Light Parade (Downtown Kennett Square, 610-444-8188, www.historickennettsquare.com). The bright lights of Kennett’s Holiday Light Parade the day after Thanksgiving will shine even brighter...

What To Do: Dia de Los Muertos celebration in Kennett caps busy weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Dia de Los Muertos Not all of the spirits that came back for Halloween have gone back to their homes in the netherworld. There is still a reason to hang around for a little longer. 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....

What To Do: Turk’s Head Music Fest to rock W. Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Turk’s Head Music Festival in West Chester (Everhart Park, Bradford Avenue and Everhart Street, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.turksheadfestival.com) just keeps rocking on year-after-year — and just keeps getting better. This year, the annual Turks Head Music Festival will be held on September 19 from noon-8 p.m. in the park at the west...

What To Do: Despite event cancellations, there are options to get out of the house

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation The tight restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been eased somewhat by the Governors of Pennsylvania and Delaware. There has been a steady re-opening of attractions such as amusement parks, zoos, movie theaters and parks –local, state, and national. So, if your cabin fever has reached a breaking point,...

What To Do: Beat cabin fever, enjoy local outdoor attractions

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Longwood Gardens With the easing up of COVID-19 restrictions in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey, more attractions are re-opening. For people who have been suffering from cabin fever, this is a good thing because it means there are more options for things to do. The weather even seems to be co-operating. After several weeks of temperatures...

What To Do: Museums among a few options reopening

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Barnes Foundation COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed and area attractions are beginning to re-open. If there are attractions that you wish to visit, it would be a wise move to do it as soon as possible. Other areas of the country are seeing spikes in reported cases of the coronavirus – mainly because ignorant people have been refusing to...

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....