GunSenseUs: Informative ‘Firearm Law’ Meeting set for July 31

DOWNINGTOWN —  Residents interested in learning about laws governing firearm purchase, carry and use are invited to a July 31, 7:15 pm meeting hosted by GunSenseUs at Downingtown Friends Meeting, 800 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA. Guest speaker Rick Craig is both a member of local law enforcement and an experienced National Rifle Association Instructor. He will review the role of state and...

What To Do: Fun for Fathers’ Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Fatherfest If there is a hot air balloon, a blimp, a helicopter or a giant condor in the sky above you, it’s almost a certainty that you’re going to look up. If it’s a helicopter, the audio part emphasizes the visual part as it attracts your attention. When there is a chopper flying overhead, it is virtually impossible to resist a skyward gaze. ...

What To Do: Gilbert & Sullivan at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Yeomen of the Guard Great flower gardens, an impressive fountain show and live performances of theater and contemporary ballet all can be found at one location this weekend — Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org). On June 7 and 8, Longwood is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company....

What To Do: It’s Summer and the strawberries are ripe

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times 47th Annual Strawberry Festival Summer has arrived – unofficially last weekend and officially three weeks from now. The weather is warm, school is almost done for the year and municipal and private pools are open. Another sure sign is the arrival of the annual Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival.    Send...

What To Do: Kennett Memorial Day Parade tops busy weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Memorial Day Parade Memorial Day Weekend is a time for weekend getaways, barbecues and traditional events. One of the most popular traditional events is Kennett Square’s annual Memorial Day Parade (West State Street, Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com). The parade, which honors the area’s veterans, is scheduled for May 27. ...

Local Boy Scout works to help bee colonies

Chase Yeomans (right) a Boy Scout in Troop 22 in Unionville built a Pollinator Habitat Enhancement to help support local bee populations. Chase Yeomans, a Life Scout in Troop 22 of Unionville, has built a Pollinator Habitat Enhancement at the Laurels Preserve in Coatesville. This enhancement addresses the national concern about the tremendous decrease of pollinators in the United States. Since...

What To Do: Valley Jamboree in Chadds Ford

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The weather forecast is lovely for the next week — sunny days and highs ranging from 75-83 degrees – and that’s great because many of the popular events on this weekend’s calendar are outdoor activities. The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s “Valley Jamboree” is scheduled for May 18 and 19 at the Barn Visitors Center (1736 Creek...

Prendergast class of 1964 reunion planned

There will be a 55th Class Reunion Luncheon! Archbishop Prendergast Class of 1964 Sunday October 13th, Springfield Country Club, Springfield, PA,  1PM- 5PM Email  PrendergastHS1964@gmail.com  with your contact information, Or FaceBook:  Bonner – Prendie class of 1964    Send article as PDF   

What To Do: A Willowdale weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Without question, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country. It has established its reputation as an area known for staging top-flight equestrian events. The 2019 equestrian season had its unofficial start last weekend with a big annual point-to-point event in Delaware – even if the horse racing events got shelved because of the weather...

Chesco Libertarians to meet to discuss home schooling

According to the US Department of Education, over 1.7 million students, or 3.4% of the school-age population, are homeschooled in the US.1 Pennsylvania has been identified as the fifth “strictest” state for homeschoolers with several requirements that seem to relate more to political issues rather than to educational quality.2 According to one analysis, Pennsylvania has over 22,000 homeschooled...