What To Do: Longwood celebrates new fountains with Gilbert & Sullivan

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times HMS Pinafore at Longwood Gardens. In addition to the re-opening of its fountains in June, Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company on June 9 and 10. The Savoy Company, which is the oldest amateur theater company in the world, is dedicated solely to the production...

KHS junior honored for standing up for what is right

Dameron Berardi’s mother, Emily Berardi, and Dameron at the award ceremony. KENNETT SQUARE — Kennett Consolidated School District students are known for their community involvement. Whether it is accepting a leadership role or going the extra mile to make a difference, such dedicated students make the district proud, officials say. One of the district’s most dedicated students is junior Dameron...

What To Do: Strawberries, strawberries everywhere

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival Summer is almost here. The weather is warm, pools are open and school is almost done. Another sure sign is the arrival of the annual Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strawberry Festival. This weekend, the 45th Annual Strawberry Festival will take place on the grounds of the Brandywine Hospital (201 Reeceville...

WC Railroad offers historic picnic train runs

The West Chester Railroad near the historic Glen Mills station. WEST CHESTER — Sunday picnic outings on the West Chester Railroad fits those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer made famous by the Nat King Cole song. “Having a picnic while riding the rails of the old Pennsylvania Railroad West Chester branch is a perfect family outing,” said Dave Walter, Treasurer and historian of the West Chester...

UHS students to lead Broadway cabaret show, June 3

Unionville High School Students will lead and perform a showcase of Broadway numbers, this Saturday evening. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School students, mostly seniors, are taking over the stage to produce, direct and star in a Cabaret featuring the songs of Sweeney Todd and other Broadway favorites. The Cabaret will take place Saturday, June 3, at 7 pm in the UHS Auditorium. Selections...

Family turns Girls On The Run into team effort

Hal Marshall, and his granddaughters Grace, Ellie and daughter Kimberly Howell. WEST CHESTER – At his age, Hal Marshall, a retired teacher from Tredyffrin/Easttown School District, figured there wasn’t much he hadn’t already seen. But next Saturday is expected to be like none other for him. That’s when his 49-year-old daughter, Kimberly, who has had learning disabilities since birth, and...

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.

Coatesville VA to hold Town Hall, May 24

The Coatesville VA Medical Center will host a Veterans Town Hall meeting at the VFW Post 928, at 1805 Macdade Boulevard in Folsom, Pennsylvania on May 24, 2017, at 5:30pm. Area veterans and their families are invited to hear updates from the Coatesville VA Medical Center leadership, ask questions and obtain feedback regarding VA healthcare services.

What To Do: With Summer looming, festival season kicks off

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Liz Longley When warm weather arrives in this area, outdoor music concerts are not far behind — especially outdoor, multi-day festivals. One of the earliest festivals on the annual calendar is the Spring Gulch Folk Festival. From May 19-21, the Spring Gulch Folk Festival will return for another year at Spring Gulch Resort Campground (475 Lynch Road,...

‘Guns Around Town’ lecture, May 25

Gun Sense Chester County (formerly The Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence) is offering a “public invited lecture and discussion” for anyone interested in learning more about gun regulation, a brief overview of proposed legislation and an open discussion of the goals and approach to gun safety by Gun Sense Chester County.