What To Do: Brandywine Battlefield open, highlights US-1 area attractions

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Christian C. Sanderson Museum There is a six-mile stretch along Route 1 from Chadds Ford to the eastern edge of Kennett Square that features an abundance of attractions – museums, historic sites, a winery, a botanical wonderland and an historic battlefield. Travelling from north to south, the first location is the Brandywine Battlefield Historic...

What To Do: Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance celebrates the Corvette

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A classic Corvette There is one American sports car that stands out above all the rest – the Chevrolet Corvette. The ’Vette has been on a plateau all its own ever since it was introduced in 1953. The Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance also is on a plateau all its own. The Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance is the premier concours event in the...

What To Do: KBC celebrating sixth anniversary

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Enjoying a drink in an outdoor setting is always a well-liked activity. This weekend, there are several events around the area that feature that kind of scenario. On June 26, the Kennett Brewing Company (109 South Broad Street, Kennett Square, http://kennettbrewingcompany.com) will present its Sixth Anniversary Party, which is billed as “an all-day...

What To Do: May flowers bloom across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Yellow Springs Art Show Spring weather seems to have really arrived now. That means it’s time for outdoor activities such as visiting horticultural sites, hiking, fishing, going to festivals and celebrating May Day and Arbor Day. The Yellow Springs Art Show got its start back in 1973 as a free event featuring a variety of artists displaying their...

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: Cherry blossoms bloom into our region

By Denny Dyroff,  Entertainment Editor, The Times Morris Arboretum This is the time of year to get out and appreciate one of nature’s most brilliant displays – cherry blossoms in bloom. A great place to observe cherry blossoms and see a lot of other spring flowers in bloom is the Morris Arboretum (100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, 215-247-5777, www.morrisarboretum.org). One of the...

What To Do: Spring brings many holidays and celebrations

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Linvilla Orchards There is a quartet of religious holidays that occur close to each other every spring – Holi for Hindus, Passover for Jews, Easter for Christians and Ramadan for Muslims. This year, Holi began on March 28 and ended on March 29. Holi marks the advent of spring and is widely celebrated throughout Hindu-majority India. The festival...

What To Do: The Easter Bunny is ridin’ the rails

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Easter Bunny on the West Chester Railroad The Easter Bunny is known for hopping around — but it is not always his preferred mode of transportation. Sometimes, instead of bouncing along the ground, the big happy rabbit rides a train. The holiday bunny has just embarked on his two-weekend stint of riding trains all around the area. The West Chester...

What To Do: Butterfly Festival will go on, with a few changes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Butterfly Festival If you have butterfly bushes in your yard or in your neighborhood, you’ve probably seen plenty of the beautiful insects flying around, dancing with each other and feeding on the plants’ blooms. Every year, there is a colorful and entertaining Butterfly Festival in late August at Colonial Gardens (745 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville,...

What To Do: Yellow Status means get ‘out’ — but be smart about it

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jenkins Arboretum “Yellow” is not the most positive word in the English language. Even though it is associated with sunshine, cheerfulness and warmth, yellow carries a surprising number of negative connotations. Psychologically, yellow means happiness and optimism. It is the color of sun shining, or bright light and creativity. It is believed...