What To Do: Beer and wine lovers rejoice

Also: a ‘scary’ number of Halloween-themed events to enjoy By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 18th annual Kennett Brewfest is this weekend. This is a weekend for beer lovers and wine aficionados to celebrate because there are two wine festivals and a beer festival on the calendar. The 18th Annual Kennett Brewfest (600 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square, 610-444-8188, http://kennettbrewfest.com),...

The Great Pumpkin Carve, Oct. 23-25

Carvers hards at work during a previous Great Pumpkin Carve, sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, Oct. 23 through 25. CHADDS FORD — Anyone over the age of 40 likely remembers the television special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” which aired on October 27, 1966 and became a smash hit, with whimsical scenes of kids carving jack o’lanterns accompanied by the inspired jazz...

The tricks of treats

Yes, even dentists (some of us) eat candy, here’s how to minimize the damage By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times It’s that time again. The onslaught of orange and black packaging and the mountains of Halloween candy awaiting purchase.   One would think those of us in the dental profession have a vendetta against this sort of thing.  Here’s the inside scoop – every...

Scaring up some Halloween safety tips

County Health Department offers frighteningly good  advice To keep a scary holiday safe, the Chester County Health Department is offering the following tips: Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put away cell phones, iPods and other distracting devices and stay focused on your surroundings,...

At Kennett Y, forego candy in favor of fun

Public invited to free healthy Halloween festivities on Saturday A healthy Halloween bash? Although it may sound impossible, the  Kennett Area YMCA is promising just such a fre event on  Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come dressed in costume for an evening of haunted fun, games, crafts and healthy snacks. The free is open to the public at the Kennett Area YMCA in Kennett Square. In addition...

Does finding the right Halloween costume have to be scary?

Who has time (or the ability) to sew a costume? By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Halloween can be stressful. The temptation to consume ridiculously huge amounts of candy coupled with the added pressure of finding costumes that are age appropriate and don’t cost $125 is a real challenge. And, although I profess my love (almost weekly) for Pinterest, it is super annoying to see what crafty...

Dental practice a venue for Halloween leftovers

Posing with last year’s stash are Dr. Stephanie McGann (from left), Kristen Gadomski, Shanell Hamilton, Wendy DeVuono, Krissy Lee, Agnes Silverman, Anna Marie Park and Dr. Marie Scott. Candy, snacks sought for 4th Annual Trick or Treat for Troops Here’s an opportunity to sink your teeth into – but just figuratively. The Brandywine Smile Center is sponsoring the 4th Annual Trick or...

Halloween, trick-o-treating a ‘Go’

Local towns allow Trick-or-treating as Sandy cleanup progresses Although New Jersey and New York were forced to delay Halloween and trick-or-treating, local towns have given the green light to those little ghosts and goblins to hit the streets in search of candy in southern Chester County. Typically, hours are limited to some range between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. As an example, Birmingham permits trick or...

Don’t be a fashion terror

Halloween isn’t a good reason to get scary with fashion By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Halloween can be one VERY scary holiday.    Send article as PDF   

Treats and tricks for good oral health

Xylitol-sweetened products could help fight tooth decay and satisfy a sweet tooth By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD, FAGD, Columnist, The Times Halloween is coming, and to be fair my kids are no different than yours. They will go out on Halloween and they will try to visit even more homes in the neighborhood than last year.  A very large and heavy sack of candy will be spilled out on the table when they...