Firt Baptist plans ‘Shipwrecked’ vacation Bible school

KENNETT SQUARE — First Baptist Church of Kennett Square will transform into an uncharted island – complete with shipwreck — for its annual Vacation Bible School. “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” will be held July 23-27 from 6-8:25 p.m. nightly. It is open to children from kindergarten through fifth grade who live in or will be visiting the southern Chester County area.

LCH 5K group practices build community, new runners

A regular running group at Kenneth High School, sponsored by La Comunidad Hispania, is helping local runners get in shape — and ready for this fall’s LCH 5K run event. Yolanda Castañeda, Javier Soria, and Veronica Tinoco all share a new achievement in common: they completed their first ever 5K run during the 2018 Kennett Run last month. In collaboration with Kennett Run Charities, the...

What To Do: It’s all about Dad this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tre Bella The fun, food, music and activities are enough to draw you to Wilmington each June for the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival (St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 North DuPont Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-421-2790, www.stanthonysfestival.com which is entering final weekend and will close on June 1. This weekend, there is an added attraction with...

Longwood awards KHS student with McGovern Scholarship

Longwood Fire Company has presented its $1,000 Jim McGovern Scholarship award to Torianna LaBare. To qualify for the scholarship a student must be a senior at Kennett High School in good standing. The student must have attended Kennett for at least two years and be a Pennsylvania resident. The winner must have at least a 3.0 grade average and has shown excellence in science or mathematics. An essay...

What To Do: Strawberry festival is always a sweet time

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Strawberry festival The unofficial start of summer arrived last weekend and the official start of summer is just around the corner. The weather is warm, municipal and private pools are open and school is almost done for the year. Another sure sign is the arrival of the annual Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival. This weekend, 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...

Longwood Fire Co. salutes EMS personnel

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The 44th annual National EMS week begins May 20 and Longwood Fire Company is recognizing its EMS personnel. “EMS professionals provide such a valuable service to the community every week of the year,” said Longwood Chief A. J. McCarthy. “Their life-saving skills are invaluable.” Longwood Fire Company is providing lunch for the EMS crew each day next week.

What To Do: With outdoor events looming, hope for dry weather

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Larry Ahearn will perform at Spring Gulch. Hopefully, things won’t be too soggy over the next few days – especially because many of the popular events on this weekend’s calendar are outdoor activities. From May 18-20, the Spring Gulch Folk Festival will return for another year at Spring Gulch Resort Campground (475 Lynch Road, New Holland,...

BPSA to hold Field Day, May 20

Timberwolves Eoin Mitchell, Camayo Ochola, and Dylan Ball made bow and arrows at a campout last spring. KENNETT SQUARE – The 64th Brandywine Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) will hold a public Field Day on Sunday, May 20, at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square. Field Day will begin at 1:00pm and feature outdoor scouting games for interested youth. Scout leaders will be available to...

What To Do: The Willowdale Steeplechase is Sunday

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 2018 equestrian season had its unofficial start last weekend with a big annual point-to-point event in Delaware.