What To Do: Carve up some fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times One of the most eagerly-anticipated autumn events in the area is “The Great Pumpkin Carve” (Chadds Ford Historical Society, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376,www.chaddsfordhistory.org) which is running now through October 21. The colorful event began with the carving competition on October 19. Live entertainment, hayrides and hot food are featured...

Chrysanthemum festival blooms at Longwood

Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival is on view now through November 19. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Autumn is in full swing and so is the much-anticipated Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, when the 4-acre grand Conservatory is bursting with fall’s quintessential flowers. From the thousands of colorful Chrysanthemum blooms to the one-of-a-kind Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum, the Chrysanthemum...

YMCA offers free membership to 7th graders

Chester County seventh graders, you’re going to want to get to the YMCA right now. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is proud to continue its 7th Grade Initiative, which offers any seventh grader in Chester County a free one-year youth membership. Kids simply need to bring a school ID, roster or report card, along with a parent or guardian, to their local branch to register. After registering,...

Free denture cleaning, inspection Oct. 27

VALLEY — Rainbow Valley Dental will be hosting a free denture cleaning and inspection on Friday October 27th, from 8am – noon. During this free event dentures will be ultrasonically cleaned and inspected by a licensed dentist.  Attendees will also be treated to refreshments and free samples.  Individuals who attend this event will receive 10% off new or replacement dentures. ...

ACA health care enrollment opens Nov. 1

The Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period for 2018 coverage begins November 1st, 2017 and ends December 15th, 2017. If you are not covered by health insurance, this is the one time of year you can enroll in a plan. If you are covered by a Marketplace plan, open enrollment allows you to evaluate other plans and switch if another one suits you better. Even if you don’t switch plans, you should...

What To Do: Kennett Symphony opens 2017-18 season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times On October 14, it will be time for “Opening Night” for the 2017-2018 season of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363m, http://www.kennettsymphony.org). The show, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m., is being held at Unionville High School on Route 82 in Kennett Square. The KSCC concert will feature Michael Hall as Conductor and Andrew...

Longwood FC to hold open house, Oct. 15

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house will allow residents to tour the fire company and meet EMS personnel and firefighters. “Longwood has rendered great service to our neighbors for more than 95 years,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “We invite everyone to join us for our open house and interact with our team.”    Send article as PDF   ...

What To Do: Unionville Fair means time for fall fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Unionville Community Fair Each year, one of the first area events to welcome autumn is the annual Unionville Community Fair (101 East Street Road, Unionville, http://www.ucfairinc.org). The fair, which is running now through October 8, is a real down-home country fair with a cow milking contest, farm equipment displays, cow pie bingo and a farm market....

Green Valley Watershed Association seek steward applications

EAST NANTMEAL — The Green Valley Watershed Association is accepting applications to its Fall 2017 Schuylkill Water Stewards program. The class focuses on the exceptional value French Creek, from its headwaters in southern Berks and northern Chester County as well as the high quality Pickering Creek – both vital tributaries to the Schuylkill River. Join the effort to study them and keep them...

What To Do: Kennett Brewfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times When an area event has been around for more than two decades, it definitely qualifies as a Chester County tradition. The Kennett Brewfest has reached that plateau. The Kennett Brewfest, which will be held on September 30 in downtown Kennett Square, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Scheduled to run from noon-5:30 p.m., the Kennett Brewfest provides...