What To Do: Busy weekend of events to celebrate with your favorite Dad

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The West Chester Railroad Father’s Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated...

Kennett Sq. ‘Shop and Dine’ raffle helps library, local business

Friends of Kennett Library Board members Carolyn Mostyn, Carol Yetter and Annette Bowers (L to R) are ready to sell tickets at the Kennett Library! The 2nd Annual community Shop & Dine Raffle, sponsored by the Friends of Kennett Library, is in full swing! With each ticket purchased, there are 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Raffle tickets are available...

Mushroom Festival to return to Kennett town center

The 37th Kennett Square Mushroom Festival is heading back to State Street in 2022, the Mushroom Festival Board announced today. The two-day event is a popular community experience—spanning nearly 40 years—and celebrating everything mushrooms and more, including Kennett Square the Mushroom Capital of the World, mushroom farms, and the community. The Festival will take place on State Street, September...

What To Do: Ringing in the new year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square New Year’s Eve is about partying – dining, drinking, welcoming the new year and…partying. The biggest party night of the year is the highlight of the schedule for the next week. Friday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style when the Mushroom Festival...

Sponsors, community make Mushroom festival a success

KENNETT SQUARE — More than 15,000 mushroom lovers came out to the Mushroom Capital of the World—Kennett Square—to celebrate the namesake of the 36th Annual Mushroom Festival. The festival goers, along with sponsors of the event raised more thousands of dollars for grants to be awarded to nonprofit groups in the community. “We were overwhelmed by the support of the community and the sponsors...

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....

Get the most of the 2021 Mushroom festival — download the all new app

Make room for mushrooms—the popular Kennett Square Mushroom Festival comes to town September 11 and 12, celebrating mushrooms and the surrounding community. You’ve probably driven by the mushroom houses hundreds of times and not even noticed. But behind those non-descript buildings that dot the landscape in and around Kennett Square, an economic engine is humming. Kennett Square is home to the...

What To Do: First Fridays offer summer fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  If it’s a Friday and the date is 7 or below, you know what that means. It means that it is First Friday The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday a little more low-key than in pre-pandemic...

Tickets on sale now for Kennett Brewfest — returning to an in-person event

One of the events most missed on Kennett Square’s events calendar last year was Historic Kennett Square’s annual Kennett Brewfest. While the nonprofit’s “Backyard Brewfest” pivot was well received, with specially curated mixed cases to enjoy at home, beer- and fun-loving participants and breweries alike are more than ready to come back together safely for the signature event, in person, on...

What To Do: Winterthur Point-To-Point returns with changes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Winterthur Point To Point Every year for more than four decades, Winterthur (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600,www.winterthur.org) hosted the annual Winterthur Point-to-Point Races on the first weekend in May. The event was one of the Brandywine Valley’s most cherished traditions. Last year, COVID-19 caused a shutdown that knocked out traditions...