COVID-19 Update, March 31: Pa. cases, deaths continue to rise; Devon Horse Show cancelled

Updated 1:35 p.m.: Adds extension of essential services only through April 30 for Chester County. Updated 1:20 p.m.: Includes seven new counties under stay at home order. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in Pennsylvania and Chester County and the death toll in the commonwealth continues to rise. The state Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday that there are now...

COVID-19 Updated: Presumed Positive tests up to 9 in Chesco

Updated, Wednesday, 2:45 p.m.: Adds new county numbers, new state numbers. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As Chester County residents hunker down and attempt to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, there were more indications of the growth of virus infections locally and statewide, Wednesday. As the county number of infections grew to 9 — up three from the day before — the statewide number of positive...

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair unveils inaugural ‘Devon Legends’

DEVON — The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair (DHSCF) will be kicking off a year-long celebration for its upcoming 125th anniversary with an induction ceremony honoring the “Devon Legends” at the storied Ardrossan Estate in Villanova, Pa., on Saturday, April 25, 2020. This prestigious group of inaugural honorees includes Olympians, national champions, and other luminaries connected...

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 article...

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 jet...

What To Do: Hello, Summer, Memorial Day fun opens season

Longwood Gardens By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Memorial Day Weekend is a time for mini-vacations, barbecues and traditional events. Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) will have an eagerly-anticipated special event this weekend. “Summer of Spectacle” will open on May 27 and run through September 30.    Send article...

Devon Horse Show donates $430K to Bryn Mawr Hospital

From left to right: Richard O’Donnell, President, Devon Horse Show & Country Fair; Andrew Reder, Chair, Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation; Beth Wright, Devon Country Fair Co-Chair; Karin Maynard, Devon Country Fair Co-Chair; Andi Gilbert, President, Bryn Mawr Hospital; and Wayne W. Grafton, Chair, Devon Horse Show & Country Fair. Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, received a $430,000...

What To Do: Holiday shows, parades and fun

Devon Horse Show, antiques on the Brandywine and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Square’s annual Memorial Day parade features a wide range of local bands, organizations and more, all in honor of those fallen in defense of our country. With weather forecasts finally calling for something like summer weather this weekend, this Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to get...

What To Do: Get out there! It’s Memorial Day Weekend

Don’t plan to stay in — outdoor events and great weather highlight holiday weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times It’s time for the annual Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show and Sale this weekend in Chadds Ford. If it’s Memorial Day Weekend in the Brandywine Valley, it’s time once again for the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show and Sale. The popular annual event...

What To Do: Devon Horse Show, classic cars at Hagley

Also: take a trip around the world without leaving the Delaware Valley By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Devon Horse Show is one of the area’s most anticipated equestrian events, running now through Sept. 14. There is never a shortage of events on Chester County annual schedule of equestrian events. They usually start when the weather gets warm and end when the temperatures drop in...