Tickets avail for Delaware Symphony at Longwood, July 8

Jennifer Koh The Delaware Symphony Orchestra returns to the Longwood stage Sunday, July 8 for an evening of Mendelssohn and Brahms featuring the dazzling violinist Jennifer Koh. Known for her intense and commanding performances, Koh joins the Delaware Symphony Orchestra on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, one of the greatest violin concertos of all time and his last major orchestral...

What To Do: Fun, Freedom, fireworks and Good Neighbors for 4th of July

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Downingtown Good Neighbor Day Independence Day is just around the corner but, unfortunately, there is no Independence Day Weekend this here because July 4 falls on a Wednesday. This means there will be some adjustments for the time period when June slides into July. There will still be a wide variety of holiday activities – they just won’t be...

Kennett Lions hold year-end meeting, celebrate Barkingfield Park donations

(Back l to r)Lion D Schwepfinger, Lion C Schleuter, Lion P White, Lion J Schwartz, Lion P Hillkirk, Lion M Alexander, PDG R Taylor, Lion N Schenker(Front l to r) Lion B Pierce, E Pierce, Lion R McKay, Lion B Landmesser, PDG D Barber On Thursday, June 21, 2018 the Kennett Square Lions Evening Club and Morning Branch Club met for their end of the year dinner and awards. The location was the Kennett...

What To Do: Get back to your Pa. roots at Kutztown Folk Fest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times This is the weekend that one of the summer’s most popular annual Pennsylvania events gets underway. The 69th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival (Kutztown Fairgrounds, off Route 222, Kutztown, 888-674-6136,www.kutztownfestival.com) opens on June 30 and runs through July 8.    Send article as PDF   

Uptown announces $150K grant from Longwood Foundation

Uptown! Entertainment Alliance, the non profit organization that manages operations for Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, is proud to receive a Longwood Foundation Grant for $150,000. Per Director Angela Scully, it is a great honor to receive such a generous award as well as the confidence of the Longwood Foundation. The grant will be used to pay down debt incurred in the transformation of...

What To Do: Chester Co. Balloon Fest soars again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If you realize that here are hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes floating in the sky over your head, you’re going to stop whatever you’re doing and turn your gaze skyward. If you want to experience this sensation, then you should plan on attending this weekend’s 12th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival (New Garden Flying Field, 1235...

Firt Baptist plans ‘Shipwrecked’ vacation Bible school

KENNETT SQUARE — First Baptist Church of Kennett Square will transform into an uncharted island – complete with shipwreck — for its annual Vacation Bible School. “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” will be held July 23-27 from 6-8:25 p.m. nightly. It is open to children from kindergarten through fifth grade who live in or will be visiting the southern Chester County area.   ...

LCH 5K group practices build community, new runners

A regular running group at Kenneth High School, sponsored by La Comunidad Hispania, is helping local runners get in shape — and ready for this fall’s LCH 5K run event. Yolanda Castañeda, Javier Soria, and Veronica Tinoco all share a new achievement in common: they completed their first ever 5K run during the 2018 Kennett Run last month. In collaboration with Kennett Run Charities, the...

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...

Troop 6 Scouts build compost bins for Coatesville Community Garden

Senthil Vel and Boy Scouts and volunteers from Troop 6 in front of the compost pens at the Coatesville Community Garden. COATESVILLE — On April 7, Senthil Vel, an Eagle Scout from Troop 6 in West Chester led the project to build two sets of 3-bin composters in the Coatesville Community Garden located at 3rd Avenue and Lincoln Highway. More than 200 hours were spent by volunteers from Troop 6,...