What To Do: get out there and enjoy summer festivals

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kountry K-9 Show at the Kimberton Fair. This is the time of the year for outdoor festivals. Every summer, this area is a hotbed for festivals — blueberry festivals, peach festivals, county fairs, firemen’s festivals, state fairs and plain old country fairs. If you enjoy country fairs, you can also check out the 89th Annual Kimberton Community...

Registration opens for Degville golf tournament

Registration is now underway for the Seventh Annual Madeline Degville Suicide Prevention Golf Tournament to be held Monday, August 14, 2017, at the top-rated Broad Run Golfer’s Club, located at 1520 Tattersall Way in West Chester. Proceeds from the event benefit The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC). The tournament – a Four-Person Scramble, 18 holes — will...

What To Do: Turk’s head Music Festival keeps on rockin’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Turk’s Head Music Festival in West Chester (Everhart Park, Bradford Avenue and Everhart Street, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.turksheadfestival.com) just keeps rocking hard and rolling on —  year-after-year. The 35th Annual Turks Head Music Festival will be held on July 16 from noon-8 p.m. in the park at the west end of West Chester....

U.S. Postal Service honors Wyeth with new stamp series

PENNSBURY — Andrew Wyeth, one of the most prominent artists of the 20th-century — whose realistic style defied artistic trends — was commemorated today on his birth centennial with the issuance of 12 Forever stamps highlighting his paintings. The Andrew Wyeth Forever stamps were dedicated in his home town of Pennsbury, at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The public is asked to share the...

Brandywine Ace to hold Bluebird chat, July 19

Ken Liester of the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania chats with a group at Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm. POCOPSON – Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm is hosting another of its popular Bluebird Chats on Wednesday, July 19 at 10am. Ken Liester of the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania will be moderating the casual roundtable discussion. Attendees are welcome to discuss any topic related to bluebirds...

New interactive map shows PA-American water projects

Pennsylvania American Water customers have a new tool at their disposal to see where their water bill dollars are flowing. The company today announced the launch of an interactive web-based map of its 2017 infrastructure upgrade projects. The user-friendly map allows the public to view details about water and wastewater pipe projects across the company’s service areas. “Often, customers do...

What To Do: Nothing says summer like a Hootenanny

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Camphill Kimberton’s Hootenanny One of the area’s nicest summertime family events is Camphill Kimberton’s Hootenanny, a popular festival of local music and food. The event will be held on July 8 from 3-9 p.m. at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (1601 Pughtown Road, Kimberton, 610-935-0300, www.camphillkimberton.org). The roster of musicians for...

What To Do: Celebrating America’s birthday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Freedom Fest Independence Day Weekend is here – a long weekend with the hot weather that traditionally accompanies it. Area residents know that the arrival of the multi-day holiday weekend means it is time for two of Chester County’s longest-running and most popular Independence Day events — Downingtown Good Neighbor Day (Kerr Park, Downingtown,...

What To Do: Chester County Balloon Festival soars to new heights

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chester County Balloon Festival Seeing hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes floating in the sky over your head is always a memorable sensation. If you want to experience this sensation, then you should plan on attending this weekend’s 11th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival (New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark Road just off Highway 1, Toughkenamon,...

Pro Act to hold Sober Social/Picnic June 25

The Chester County Chapter of Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT), a grass-roots volunteer recovery support and advocacy initiative of the Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., announced its First Annual Sober Social and Picnic in the Park. The event will be held June 25th from noon to 4:00 PM at Valley Creek Park, 361 N. Morehall Road, Malvern, Pennsylvania....