What To Do: Party like it’s 2019!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times There are several big holidays throughout the year – each with a different vibe and primary activity. Christmas is about giving. Thanksgiving is about eating. Valentine’s Day is about love, flowers and chocolate. Halloween is also about chocolate – and any other candy treat given to trick-or-treaters. New Year’s Eve is about partying –...

What To Do: Ring in 2018 in style!

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The biggest party night of the year is the highlight of this weekend’s schedule. Sunday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style at its annual “Midnight in the Square” (downtown Kennett Square, midnightinthesquare.com). Young children and their parents are invited to kick off Kennett Square’s...

What To Do: Ring in 2017 in Kennett Square

Mushroom Drop is just one great local way to celebrate New Years By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The biggest party night of the year is upon us. Saturday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style at its annual “Midnight in the Square” (downtown Kennett Square, midnightinthesquare.com). Young children and their parents...

Uptown! plans New Year’s Eve Grand Opening celebration

WEST CHESTER – On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2016, UPTOWN! Entertainment Alliance will host a Grand Opening Celebration for its new theater. Since the nonprofit organization first found a home for West Chester’s new theater at the National Guard Armory three years ago, it has looked forward to this seminal moment. Uptown!’s New Year’s Eve Gala, The Celebration of the Century, will showcase...

What To Do: Dinosaurs to roar into 2016

Plus: New Year’s Eve rocks in Kennett and around the region By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Delaware Museum of Natural History presents its Dino Days Festival this coming week. At the end of each year, the Delaware Museum of Natural History (4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-658-9111, www.delmnh.org) presents a special event geared for families for the week between...

Ringing in the New Year – ‘Chester County style’

Mushroom Drop draws big crowd in second year [slideshow_deploy id=’8741′] By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times The now nationally-famous, giant illuminated ‘Midnight in the Square’ mushroom leading Chester County’s countdown to 2015. KENNETT SQUARE — Mushroom mania was alive and well during the second annual ‘Midnight in the Square’ New Year’s Eve celebration. Thousands...

Kennett community rallies in memory of Marcus Macaluso

Friends host New Year’s Eve benefit for son, Thomas By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT — Marcus Macaluso’s spirit and memory live on in the tightly knit community of Kennett Square. His sudden death this fall, at the age of 42, sent a devastating shock wave through his family and continues to ripple through the community he loved and served. Marcus was a fixture within the...

Kennett’s Mushroom Drop a roaring success

Robust turnout for first-ever New Year’s Eve event By Steven Silverman, Correspondent, The Times As midnight looms, a giant lit mushroom descends on downtown Kennett Square, New Year’s Eve. Reception and attendance for the first-year event was strong — with many in crowd hoping for it to become an annual event. KENNETT SQUARE—It’s not often one gets to see a giant fungus touching...