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: Longwood Gardens ‘blooms’ into spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Tulips at Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is a living example of the old saying that “when one door closes, another door opens.” After another multi-week successful run in 2019, Longwood’s “Orchid Extravagaza” closed last weekend.    Send article as...

What To Do: Chill out and hit the ice

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Power Play Rinks in Exton The crazy weather we’ve been having recently could mean this will be a great winter for skating on frozen ponds around Chester County — or it could mean it will be a winter with no ice at all. Fortunately, there are quite a few very good indoor locations for ice skating in the area.    Send...

What To Do: First First Friday is loaded with activities

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A work by artists Doug Elliot as part of Snowy Days If you want to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend, you do have some interesting options. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday...

Boo: Your guide to local Halloween happenings and fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Glow Halloween activities are starting to fill up the area events calendar faster than a ghost can appear and disappear in your neighborhood. The following is a look at what to expect at many of these events. One of the most ambitious area Halloween attractions is “The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience” (www.theglowjackolantern.com). ...

What To Do: A mysterious First Friday in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Friday is August 3 and that means it is August’s first Friday. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from...

What To Do: Turk’s Head will again rock West Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Turk’s Head Music Festival The Turk’s Head Music Festival in West Chester (Everhart Park, Bradford Avenue and Everhart Street, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.turksheadfestival.com) just keeps rocking hard and rolling on —   year-after-year. The 36th Annual Turks Head Music Festival will be held on July 15 from noon-8...

What To Do: First Friday looms large

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Amazingly, it’s already July. And, the start of the month means that it’s time for First Friday events. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend the evening in West Chester or Lancaster. On July 6, West Chester will host its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com)....

What To Do: Get your Gilbert & Sullivan on at Longwood

 By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Great flower gardens, an impressive fountain show and live performances of a classic theater piece all can be found at one location this weekend — Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org). On June 8 and 9, Longwood is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company. The Savoy Company, which is the...

What To Do: Longwood’s fountains, parades, Devon Horse Show and so much more

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Longwood Gardens Memorial Day Weekend is a time for weekend getaways, barbecues and traditional events. It is also a great time to visit Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org). The biggest attraction at Longwood right now is the Festival of Fountains, which is running now through September 30. With fountains that...