What To Do: Love — and chocolate — is in the air

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Chocolate Fest Once the Christmas holidays are over, the dog days of winter start to set in. A holiday is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter and Valentine’s Day is always equal to the task. Valentine’s Day Weekend has arrived so here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart. There...

What To Do: Time to get out and find fun

From murder mysteries to superheroes, lots of reasons to venture out 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 to do something fun this weekend, you have some interesting options. Every Friday and Saturday in January, the Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-388-6221, http://www.chaddsford.com)...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Plein Air Event, Sat.

Also: Chocolate lovers rejoice, Celtic Fest and more! By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Usually, winter weather in this area is not very conducive for outdoor events — except maybe activities for skiers, skaters, snowboarders and people who enjoy really cold outdoor temperatures. However, this weekend might be an exception to the rule and that’s a good thing for area art lovers. On...

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: Don’t whine about the cold, wine about it

Plus: Philly BeerFest and Woodlands at Phillips cooks By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Nothing chases away the winter blues like a nice pairing of wine and cheese, and Chaddsford Winery will be offering special parings of its wines with cheeses from The Whirly Pig on weekends in January and February. If you’re not intimidated by the blast of severe winter weather slamming the area this...

At fund-raiser, rain threatens, magic prevails

Venetian-themed Garden Party kicks off Strawberry Festival By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times A gondola and strolling musicians helped set the tone for the Brandywine Health Foundations’s 2014 Venetian-themed Garden Party. If you consider the fact that canals surround Venice, then the rain that threatened this year’s Brandywine Health Foundation Garden Party didn’t seem...

‘History on Tap’ to quench revolutionary thirst

Free program will explore General Warren Inne’s role in U.S. independence Monday night’s “History on Tap” program will explore the American Revolution at the General Warren Inne in Malvern. Historian and author Tom McGuire will present the history of the General Warren Inne, including a vivid description of the inn’s role in the Battle of Paoli and American Revolution, during Monday...

Garden Party: Appetizing way to support community

Annual Brandywine Health Foundation event a kickoff for Strawberry Festival Marvin and Phyllis Stewart were among the guests who enjoyed last year’s Garden Party. Superb ambience, gourmet cuisine, spectacular fireworks, and the knowledge of supporting a worthy cause await guests of the Brandywine Health Foundation’s 11th annual Garden Party on Wednesday, May 22. Held at Springbank Farm,...