Art Watch: The most important art weekend of the year

The Chester County Studio Tour is this weekend By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The hugely anticipated art event of the year is here, The Chester County Studio Tour, is this weekend Saturday and Sunday. This year an astonishing 179 artists are showing and selling their artwork in 72 art studio locations throughout Chester County Saturday May 20th 10am-6pm, and finishing up the next day Sunday...

What To Do: Holiday season kicks off with fun events

Holiday Light Parade in Kennett Square among busy weekend of activities By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Holiday Light Parade in Kennett Square. Now that Thanksgiving 2016 is history, the floodgates have burst open and unleashed a torrent of annual traditional holiday events and activities. The holiday season will officially arrive in Kennett Square on November 27 when Downtown Kennett...

Letter: Coatesville VA welcomes veterans & local community to events

To The Editor, As the Interim Director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center (VAMC), I am proud to be part of a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers, working together to provide our Veterans with comprehensive health care. Our health services include primary care, mental health, geriatrics and a variety of specialty services. I encourage every Veteran to take advantage of their benefits...

Just a few (ok, maybe more) thoughts about Rio Olympics

Random comments and the road to ‘meh’ By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Thanks to the ridiculous back and forth between Trump and Hillary, it’s hard to be proud of being an American. Thankfully, the Olympics have provided a much needed boost to our country’s confidence. But, here’s the part that sounds like me…I’m over it. I start out with boundless enthusiasm;...

The ‘Art of Writing’ along the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail

For the entire month of January, eight wineries along The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail will be celebrating the “Art of Writing” with writer’s workshops, book signings, book clubs, blog how-to’s and book sales. Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a new book, or meet up with local authors to get inspired to write your own masterpiece. From Kennett Square to Chadds...

What To Do: Beer and wine lovers rejoice

Also: a ‘scary’ number of Halloween-themed events to enjoy By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 18th annual Kennett Brewfest is this weekend. This is a weekend for beer lovers and wine aficionados to celebrate because there are two wine festivals and a beer festival on the calendar. The 18th Annual Kennett Brewfest (600 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square, 610-444-8188, http://kennettbrewfest.com),...

How to plan the perfect outing

A few tips to keep your plans from unraveling By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times When was the last time you were in charge of a fun outing? Whether for your sweetheart, your family, friends, or colleagues, we’ve all dreamed of being the perfect “cruise director”. Well, we might not all be Julie McCoy from the Love Boat (yes, I’m dating myself I know), but before you plan another fun...

KEF hosts fun-filled, spooktacular October events

By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Attendees at last year’s Kennett Education Foundation Masquerade Ball had a scary good time. Tickets remain available for the event, which helps fund scholarships, grants and special projects in the Kennett Consolidated School District. KENNETT — The Kennett Education Foundation (KEF) Board of Directors and friends of KEF encourage the greater Kennett...

What To Do: Mushroom Fest, Chadds Ford Days

Plus: two brew fests, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Featuring parades, music — and yes food, much of it revolving around the beloved mushroom — are all just a part of this year’s Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square. There is a good reason that Kennett Square is called “The Mushroom Capital of the World.” The saying —...

Mushroom Festival remains a labor of love

A behind the scenes look:  Bringing charitable support & family fun to the community By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Working to make the 2014 Mushroom Festival the best ever: 2014 Mushroom Festival Festival Director, Kathi Lafferty and Honorary Chair Terry Forte as they work on this year’s event. KENNETT –Terry Forte knows mushrooms. Her dad, Peter Alonzo Sr., and grandfather,...