72 acre Chadds Ford section of Brandywine Battlefield to be preserved

A drone view of the portion of the Brandywine Battlefield newly under conservation. As of last week, North American Land Trust (NALT) has acquired a historic Brandywine Battlefield property — located on Oakland Road in Delaware County — with the intent to protect the land forever under conservation easement before ultimately opening its 72 acres to the public as Brinton Run Preserve. Originally...

What To Do: Yum! Kennett Restaurant Week underway

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times With the arrival of spring just two weeks away – the Spring Equinox arrives Saturday, March 20 at 5:37 a.m. EDT – celebration time is just around the corner. Kennett Square is already in a celebratory mood – albeit not for spring. Now through March 7, Kennett Square is in good time mode with Kennett Square Restaurant Week (https://historickennettsquare.com). More...

What To Do: Celebrating Pennsylvania on Charter Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times This weekend’s calendar features a wide array of Charter Day activities. Charter Day, which is “officially” celebrated on March 11, recognizes the day William Penn received his land grant for Pennsylvania from King Charles II of England in 1681. In observance of Pennsylvania’s founding, some of the region’s historic sites host special activities...

What To Do: Holiday season kicks into high gear with celebrations in Kennett, Downingtown

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Holiday Light Parade in Kennett The holiday season will officially arrive in Kennett Square on November 29 when Downtown Kennett Square hosts the town’s annual Holiday Light Parade (Downtown Kennett Square, 610-444-8188, www.historickennettsquare.com). Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with dance performances by Longwood Dance Studio and the parade scheduled...

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...

What To Do: Chester County Restaurant Festival dishes up good times

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chester County Restaurant Festival The Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.downtownwestchester.com/viewprogram.php?id=29), which has been treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats, is closing in on its fifth decade This year, the free...

Chadds Ford BOS address storm damage, appoint new fire marshall & honor community leader

By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times   CHADDS FORD – At Wednesday’s meeting of the Chadds Ford Towsnhip Board of Supervisors meeting, storm damage, emergency services and honoring a community leader topped the agenda.    Send article as PDF   

Chadds Ford honors Klaver for service

Webb Road development OK’d, but property must be checked for historical artifacts By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times Chadds Ford honored long-time township volunteer and former supervisor Keith Klaver Wednesday night, during the Board of Supervisors meeting. From left are Frank Murphy, Samantha Reiner, Keith Klaver, Steve Barrar, Ed Miles, Colleen Morrone and George Thorpe. CHADDS...

What To Do: Patriot’s Day in Chadds Ford

And….Santa comes to Kennett, rides helicopters and trains to kick off holiday season By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The annual “Patriot’s Day” celebration will be held Saturdayat the Brandywine Battlefield in Chads Ford. On November 29, it will be time to celebrate “Patriot’s Day” which is not to be confused with “Patriot Day” or “Patriots’ Day” or a day to wear...

Battlefield Night at P.J. Whelihan’s, Oct. 23

CHADDS FORD — The Board of Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates is inviting folks to night of food and fun at P.J. Whelihan’s Pub and Restaurant,in the Dilworthtown Crossing Shopping center on US-202 on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014 from 5-9 p.m. in an event to benefit historic Brandywine Battlefield Park. As local historic sites around the country are feeling the effects of budget cuts, it is now...