What To Do: Warm up with fun winter options

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If you’re able to block out the winter weather and want to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend, you do have some interesting options. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its...

What To Do: Longwood celebrates new fountains with Gilbert & Sullivan

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times HMS Pinafore at Longwood Gardens. In addition to the re-opening of its fountains in June, Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company on June 9 and 10. The Savoy Company, which is the oldest amateur theater company in the world, is dedicated solely to the production...

What To Do: Chester County Antiques Show is back

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times History and antiques go hand-in-hand – especially at one special event in Chester County every spring. From April 7-9, the 35th Annual Chester County Antiques Show (610-692-4800, http://www.chestercohistorical.org), a major fundraiser for the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS), will be held at the Phelps School (583 Sugartown Road, Malvern). ...

What To Do: Time for Kennett Winterfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Something special is brewing in Kennett Square this weekend — a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Fifth Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 25 from 12:30-4 p.m. at 600 South Broad Street in Kennett...

What To Do: Malvern Retreat House Art Show

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Chester County hosts a huge number of special events every year and the annual schedule is always filled with art shows and equestrian events. One of the most anticipated art shows each year is Malvern Retreat House’s Art Show (McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center, 315 South Warren Avenue, Malvern, 610-644-0400, www.MalvernRetreat.com).   ...

What To Do: A snowy, Bowie skate in Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Winter has its drawbacks – without a doubt. But, as long as you can handle cold weather, there are also many things for you to like about winter such as ice skating on frozen ponds (if the weather cooperates), skiing (if the weather cooperates), snowboarding (if the weather cooperates) and winter festivals (in all types of weather). On January 14, the...

What To Do: Spring comes into bloom at Flower Show

Also: Multiple options to enjoy March’s First Friday By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times A harbinger of the coming spring: the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which opens Saturday. Even though spring is almost a month away and snow keeps entering the forecast, you can get into a springtime mood by attending the 2016 PHS (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)...

What To Do: Winter fun around the region

From Winterfest to to local winter festivals lots of fun to keep you warm By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Winter has arrived and brought with it many things to dislike — frigid weather that chills you to the bone, a lack of sunlight and unpredictable snowstorms that cause hazardous road conditions. Still, there are also many things to like about winter such as ice skating on frozen...

What to Do? Wine tastings, Comic-Con, Home Show, paranormal & more!

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times   Winter weather has finally arrived but that’s no reason to hibernate. If you’re in the mood to get out of the house and do something, you have a variety of attractive options this weekend. Participating in the “Wine, Cheese & Honey Pairings at Penns Woods” at Penns Wood Winery (124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, 610-459-0808, http://www.pennswoodsevents.com)...

What To Do: Harvest Festival season a harbinger of fall

Also: West Chester Restaurant Festival and much, much more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The leaves will be starting to change color soon and that means that the season of harvest festivals has arrived. One of the first will be the Chaddsford Winery Harvest Festival which will be held September 19 and 20 at the Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-388-6221, http://www.chaddsford.com). The...