What To Do: As area opens, a few more options for outings

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Car Concert: The Big Takeover As we head into July, many of the restrictions caused by COVID-19 have been removed or at least relaxed – just as the pandemic’s numbers are starting to surge in the wrong direction. Still, you people who have been waiting to get out for months can now get out. You can break the chains and finally get “out and go.” You...

What To Do: As things open, more entertainment options emerge

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times It’s been more than three months since the quarantine/shelter-in-place/stay-at-home way of life took over in the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone has been experiencing what it’s like when a misbehaving kid has been “grounded indefinitely” by his or her parents. Everyone has been champing at the bit – waiting to get the...

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...

What To do: Cinco De Mayo in Kennettt

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Cinco De Mayo is day for partying. Along with El Dia de Los Reyes (Day of the Kings) and El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), it is one of the biggest party days of the year for the people of Mexican descent. On St. Patty’s Day, everyone is an honorary Irishman. On Cinco de Mayo, everyone is an honorary Mexican (except Donald Trump).   ...

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

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tre Bella The fun, food, music and activities are enough to draw you to Wilmington each June for the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival (St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 North DuPont Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-421-2790, www.stanthonysfestival.com which is entering final weekend and will close on June 1. This weekend, there is an added attraction with a...

What To Do: Kennett rolls out the party for Cinco De Mayo

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cinco De Mayo Cinco De Mayo is day for partying — one of the biggest party days of the year for the people of Mexican descent. But, just as you don’t have to be Irish to party on St. Patrick’s Day or Indian to get colorful celebrating Holi, you don’t have to be Mexican to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.    Send article as PDF   ...

What To Do: Spring — no really — is finally here (probably)

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Winterthur If spring in the Delaware Valley this year were a baby in the womb, the doctors would surely have been working on induced labor by now. The vestiges of a long, grueling winter refuse to go away and spring continues a rectangle to emerge. According to the latest weather forecasts, warmer temperatures are on their way.   ...

What To Do: Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point is Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Brandywine Hills Point to Point race. Without a doubt, the Brandywine Valley has established a reputation for being horse country. It is an area with many horse farms and an annual calendar filled with equestrian events. Year after year, the local equestrian schedule features an array of top-flight horse shows, dressage events, Grand Prix events...

What To Do: Wearin’ of the green starts this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilmington Even though next Saturday (March 17) is officially St. Patrick’s Day, this weekend is St. Patty’s Day Weekend for many area residents — a weekend when everyone’s homeland is Ireland and green is the preferred color for everything (clothes, food, hair, milkshakes, decorations and even beer and wine). Dating...

What To Do: Being non-Christian at Christmas

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Everyone gets immersed in the Christmas holiday season but not everyone celebrates Christmas. Actually, there are many people who opt to not celebrate Christmas for a variety of valid reasons — most commonly because they are of a different religion. For Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Muslims, Christmas is not a religious holiday. Fortunately for them,...