What To Do: Don’t get bugged by event at Tyler Arboretum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Bugs and Butterflies People often tend to squash or swat away insects when they encounter them — but that’s not always a good thing. There are many insects who deserve respect and need your love. This weekend, bug lovers will join with the staff at Tyler Arboretum (515 Painter Road, Media, 610-566-9134, www.tylerarboretum.org) for a special...

What To Do: Music under the stars at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times You can enjoy a two-for-one treat if you visit Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) on August 18. The featured attraction will be a concert by Kennett Symphony of Chester County at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood’s Open Air Theater. Visitors to the site will also be able to check out Longwood’s amazing...

What To Do: Old Fiddlers’ Picnic celebrates 90 years

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Imagine turning 90 and still be bursting with energy. Well, that’s what is happening with the Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks). The lively annual event, which is scheduled for August 11, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Known originally...

Applications for Longwood Gardens Fellows Program now open

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Applications are now available for the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program, a 13-month residential learning experience focused on building the leadership capacity of high-potential public horticulture professionals. Interested individuals should visit longwoodgardens.org/fellows-program for program and application information. Applications are due October 1.     ...

What To Do: A mysterious First Friday in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Friday is August 3 and that means it is August’s first Friday. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from...

What To Do: With a break in the weather, get outside for summer fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Goshen Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554, www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair,...

Chester County Futures to hold College and Career Day, Aug. 1

Chester County Futures will host its 12th annual College and Career Expo, sponsored by Wawa, at Immaculata University on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Over 200 motivated, economically-disadvantaged high school students from throughout Chester County are invited to spend the day meeting college admissions representatives, engaging with career presenters, and attending interactive workshops. All activities...

What To Do: It’s summer festival season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kimberton Fair It’s the middle of July and that means it’s time 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 should check out the 90th Annual Kimberton Community Fair...

Mushroom Farmers award scholarships to area students

Community Awareness Committee Member Keith Silfee, Joseph Davidson, Natalie Savaiko and David Alonzo. Fourteen college-bound high school seniors from four area high schools were awarded scholarships from the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s Community Awareness Committee (CAC), the group announced today. Thirteen received the Sara Manning Scholarship ($1,000) and one received the Rob Ferranto...

What To Do: Turk’s Head will again rock West Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Turk’s Head Music Festival 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 36th Annual Turks Head Music Festival will be held on July 15 from noon-8...