Call for entries in new Mushroom Festival Cookoff

Calling all amateur cooks! Show off your skills in this year’s Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off Contest at the 36th Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival and a chance to win cash prizes. 1st Place: $500 2nd Place: $250 3rd Place: $150 Runner ups: $50 The event—always a big hit with Festival-goers—showcases homemade mushroom-centric dishes in a fun, family atmosphere. “We’re thrilled to be able...

What To Do: Celebrating America on the Fourth

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Welcome America This is Fourth of July Weekend and that means it is time for parties, festivals, picnics and a lot of fireworks displays. “Wawa Welcome America” (www.welcomeamerica.com), which is running through July 4, is a festival of free events in Philadelphia in celebration of our nation’s birthday — a huge party that hits its peak with...

Kendal promotes two in marking/PR department

Howard Braxton KENNETT — The Kendal Corporation, the supporting organization for the Kendal System, announced today the promotion of two members of its Marketing and Public Relations Department. Laura Jones, former Director of Market Research and Strategy, was named Vice President of Marketing and Communications and Howard Braxton, former Director of Marketing and Sales, was named Vice President...

LCH celebrates Avon Grove grads who used Escalera program

WEST GROVE – LCH Health and Community Services recently celebrated the graduation of ten Avon Grove High School seniors who participated in LCH’s Escalera program, a program championed by national Latino advocacy organization UnidosUS.  This free after school program, targeted to high school juniors and seniors, provides sessions that focus on college preparation, exploration of career and educational...

What To Do: KBC celebrating sixth anniversary

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Enjoying a drink in an outdoor setting is always a well-liked activity. This weekend, there are several events around the area that feature that kind of scenario. On June 26, the Kennett Brewing Company (109 South Broad Street, Kennett Square, http://kennettbrewingcompany.com) will present its Sixth Anniversary Party, which is billed as “an all-day...

Thomas tapped to lead Coatesville Grand Prix

Lisa Thomas COATESVILLE — As community events re-emerge after year-long shutdowns, the City of Coatesville’s biggest attraction, the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix, will return Saturday, September 18, and the City has engaged event and sports marketing professional Lisa Thomas as Event & Sponsorship Director to manage its growth. “As the region is opening up after COVID-19, the...

What To Do: Chester County set to celebrate Juneteenth

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  This weekend features a trio of significant “holidays” – Juneteenth, Father’s Day and Summer Solstice. Kennett Square’s Juneteenth Celebration (historickennettsquare.com) will be held this weekend along with other Juneteenth events at locations around Chester County. Juneteenth is an African American tradition that commemorates the June 19,...

YWMC to establish gymnastics training center at Oscar Lasko branch

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) is expanding its gymnastics training center located in the Oscar Lasko YMCA branch in downtown West Chester. The expansion will support the rapidly growing program at the YMCA and will include a custom, full-sized spring floor, a 10-foot tumbling track with raised safety area, two full vault lanes, a permanent preschool set up, additional equipment such as balance...

What To Do: Celebrating the stars and stripes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Betsy Ross House This a busy time of the year for the United States flag. Many Americans like to display their flags on holidays – especially Memorial Day Weekend and Independence Day. Sandwiched between the two patriotic holidays is another special day for the Stars and Stripes – Flag Day. On June 14, 1777, Congress passed the first Flag Act, adopting...

With Home & Garden Tour off, Friends of Kennett Library announce raffle fundraiser

In lieu of the Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour this year, the Friends of Kennett Library are sponsoring a community Shop & Dine Raffle, with 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Every day in July, they will draw a raffle ticket to win $100 in gift certificates.  So, with 31 days in July, there will be 31 chances to win!! Raffle tickets are available...