What To Do: Hello, Summer, Memorial Day fun opens season

Longwood Gardens By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Memorial Day Weekend is a time for mini-vacations, barbecues and traditional events. Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) will have an eagerly-anticipated special event this weekend. “Summer of Spectacle” will open on May 27 and run through September 30.    Send article...

Coatesville VA to hold Town Hall, May 24

The Coatesville VA Medical Center will host a Veterans Town Hall meeting at the VFW Post 928, at 1805 Macdade Boulevard in Folsom, Pennsylvania on May 24, 2017, at 5:30pm. Area veterans and their families are invited to hear updates from the Coatesville VA Medical Center leadership, ask questions and obtain feedback regarding VA healthcare services.    Send article as PDF...

What To Do: With Summer looming, festival season kicks off

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Liz Longley When warm weather arrives in this area, outdoor music concerts are not far behind — especially outdoor, multi-day festivals. One of the earliest festivals on the annual calendar is the Spring Gulch Folk Festival. From May 19-21, the Spring Gulch Folk Festival will return for another year at Spring Gulch Resort Campground (475 Lynch Road,...

‘Guns Around Town’ lecture, May 25

Gun Sense Chester County (formerly The Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence) is offering a “public invited lecture and discussion” for anyone interested in learning more about gun regulation, a brief overview of proposed legislation and an open discussion of the goals and approach to gun safety by Gun Sense Chester County.    Send article as PDF   ...

Letter: Donze has shown leadership

To The Editor, In the last several weeks, messages from candidates for Magisterial District Judge have highlighted serious community issues and how they each intend to address them if they are elected. The issues resonate with voters who want these problems to be solved. Unfortunately, the problems of bullying, oxycontin and other drug addiction issues, weapons violations and violence in our schools...

Rotary mac n’ cheese cookoff to benefit local charities

The 6th annual Chester County Mac-n-Cheese Cookoff, money raised supports Rotary initiative community projects, will be held June 4 from noon until 3 p.m. at Park Lane and Pennsylvania Avenue, Downingtown. “There are still some openings for participants and we encourage Mac-n-Cheese masters to join the fun and the competition,” said Autumn Katzenmoyer of the Thorndale/Downingtown Rotary. “We...

Letter: Fair’s fair in district justice primary race

To the Editor, It’s important to set the record straight. There are misleading statements and information circulating around town regarding the Kennett Square District Judge race as concerns the professions and party affiliations of the five candidates. It should be known once and for all, that Mr. Iacocca is the one and only Democrat on the Democratic primary ticket, regardless of what has been...

What To Do: Off to the races at Willowdale

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country – an area famous for top-flight equestrian events. The 2017 equestrian season is already underway with a big annual point-to-point event last weekend in Delaware and this weekend’s Annual Willowdale Steeplechase (Steeplechase grounds, routes 82 and 926, Unionville,...

Volunteers needed for Benchmark Cycling Classic

The final moments of the 2016 Benchmark Cycling Classic — and the 2017 event looks to be even more exciting. But the event needs local volunteers to help put it on. WEST CHESTER — When the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic hits the streets of downtown West Chester on Saturday, August 12, hundreds of volunteers will form the backbone of the event. Over its 12-year history, the event has...

Unleashed and Uncorked fundraiser, May 13

COCHRANVILLE –Celebrate with Canine Partners for Life (CPL) at Unleashed & Uncorked on Saturday, May 13 from 7:00 to 10:00pm in the Chesapeake Ballroom located at the Sheraton Wilmington-South, 365 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720. Whether you choose to unwind and relax in the atrium lounge or dance the night away to live music by The Geezers, there is fun for all! Guests will indulge...