What To Do: Longwood sparkles in winter

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens in winter. Visitors to Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) during the next two months might find themselves singing lyrics from a song thought of as a Christmas carol but is really a lot more – lyrics such as… “In the lane, snow is glistenin’,  A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight,  Walkin’...

CCIU’s Holiday Hope Chest helps more 550 Chester County families

Holiday Hope Chest items that were available at TCHS Brandywine for Chester County families in need. DOWNINGTOWN — The holidays were a little brighter for Chester County families thanks to the students and staff from all three Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Technical College High School (TCHS) campuses, the Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) and the Holiday Hope Chest program. The...

LCH adds two to management team

Dr. Joseph A. Greco LCH Health and Community Services (LCH), a Federally Qualified Health Center in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, recently welcomed new staff to their executive leadership team: Joseph A. Greco, MD, Medical Director, and Kate Wickersham, CFRE, Director of Development. As Medical Director, Dr. Greco oversees the providers at LCH’s three locations: community health centers...

What To Do: Let’s get prehistoric

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This weekend, there will be a dinosaur showdown featuring two travelling animatronic dinosaur exhibits touching down at different locations – “Dino & Dragon Stroll” in Oaks and “Jurassic Quest” in Philadelphia. From January 15-17, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Station Avenue, Oaks, 800-677-4677, www.phillyexpocenter.com) will be...

New automotive talk show at home in PA

Automotive photographer Michael Furman, and Classic Auto Mall Podcast host, Stewart Howden MORGANTOWN — The Classic Auto Mall, a 336,000 square-foot facility in Morgantown, Berks County that consigns specialty automobiles, has embarked on a new venture…show biz!  Beginning last fall, the Classic Auto Mall Podcast hit the internet. Stewart Howden, the company’s president, envisioned a broadcast...

D-West boys basketball team makes donation to brighten holidays for local families

Members of the Downingtown High School West basketball make wishes come true with bikes and gift cards The holiday season was a bit more magical for area families, thanks in part to the efforts of the Downingtown West basketball team and booster organization. This year, through a total team effort, the West boys’ basketball team donated $6,000.00 to various families in the Downingtown area, including...

What To Do: Catch live theater, while you still can

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Pretty Woman With winter weather taking over, now is the time to consider indoor events to fill your free time. One of the best ways is to attend a live theater performance – musicals, dramas, dance shows or classical concerts. If you want to catch a live show, now is the time to do it. With COVID rearing its ugly ahead again, the expanded theatrical...

Weiler new Exec. Dir. of Jennersville YMCA

Melanie Weiler Melanie Weiler is joining YMCA of Greater Brandywine Team as Executive Director for the Jennersville YMCA Weiler joined the YMCA of Greater Brandywine team in November 2021 as the executive director of the Jennersville YMCA located in West Grove, PA. Weiler began her career with the YMCA in 1993, serving in several leadership roles throughout the organization. She then went on to work...

What To Do: Ringing in the new year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square New Year’s Eve is about partying – dining, drinking, welcoming the new year and…partying. The biggest party night of the year is the highlight of the schedule for the next week. Friday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style when the Mushroom Festival...

What To Do: Holiday and non-holiday events for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Christmas week is here and, for the most part, it is the penultimate weekend for holiday attractions. Additionally, there are several other non-holiday attractions on tap for the next 10 days. Christmas-influenced music, advertising, TV shows and events are everywhere. It is virtually impossible not to be affected by the Christmas holiday season —...