What To Do: Fountains at Longwood, Willowdale Steeplechase and so much more for Mothers’ Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Longwood Gardens There are many annual events that are eagerly anticipated by visitors to Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, www.longwoodgardens.org) such as the Christmas display, the “Orchid Extravaganza” and the just-concluded “Spring Blooms.” But the one that attracts visitors more than any other is the annual “Festival of Fountains.” The...

What To Do: May flowers bloom across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Yellow Springs Art Show Spring weather seems to have really arrived now. That means it’s time for outdoor activities such as visiting horticultural sites, hiking, fishing, going to festivals and celebrating May Day and Arbor Day. The Yellow Springs Art Show got its start back in 1973 as a free event featuring a variety of artists displaying their...

Chesco announces two more COVID vaccination sites: Exton Mall, Longwood Gardens

WEST CHESTER — Chester County residents can now get their COVID-19 vaccine in two, new unique ways: via a drive-thru clinic or — at the mall, as the county makes a push to get more people inoculated. There seems to be a clear indication that the vaccine is having a local impact: 60% of county residents have had at least one shot to date and new infections and hospitalizations are beginning to drop...

What To Do: With warmer weather, time to get outside

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  For some, a pleasant spring weekend means it is time to kick back with friends and enjoy sipping on favorite wines. For others, it’s a time to get outdoors and enjoy nature’s colorful display of wildflowers, emerging plants and spring blossoms. This weekend, there are events around the area to satisfy either party and even one that reaches out...

What To Do: Cherry blossoms bloom into our region

By Denny Dyroff,  Entertainment Editor, The Times Morris Arboretum This is the time of year to get out and appreciate one of nature’s most brilliant displays – cherry blossoms in bloom. A great place to observe cherry blossoms and see a lot of other spring flowers in bloom is the Morris Arboretum (100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, 215-247-5777, www.morrisarboretum.org). One of the...

What To Do: With warmer weather, time to get outdoors

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Paoli Battlefield Park It seems as if warm spring weather has finally arrived. That means it’s a great time to visit attractions such as horticultural sites, zoos and historic sites – and a great time to do some walking. A special “Paoli Battlefield Walking Tour” (pbpfinc.org) will be held on April 10 and repeated on May 8. Participants are invited...

What To Do: Spring brings many holidays and celebrations

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Linvilla Orchards There is a quartet of religious holidays that occur close to each other every spring – Holi for Hindus, Passover for Jews, Easter for Christians and Ramadan for Muslims. This year, Holi began on March 28 and ended on March 29. Holi marks the advent of spring and is widely celebrated throughout Hindu-majority India. The festival...

What To Do: As seasons change, popular attractions ending soon

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens There are several “last chance” attractions in the area this weekend. It’s a “time is running out”/“final chance to see”/“snooze you lose” situation. “Winter Wonder” is running through March 21 at Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000,www.longwoodgardens.org). The celebration of the beauty of winter...

What To Do: After a long year, museums, attractions slowly reopening

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens Amazingly, it was a year ago when COVID-19’s destructive path began to evidence itself all across the United States. On Friday the 13th in 2020, things started to shut down in response to the newly arrived pandemic. Because of Coronavirus, doors were beginning to close. But the doors were not being slammed shut and locked tight. That...

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...