Coatesville Christmas parade — bigger and better than ever — Dec. 2

Mummers and hundreds of other musicians are just a small part of the Coatesville Christmas parade, schedule for Dec. 2. COATESVILLE — Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, down the historic Lincoln Highway, takes place on Dec. 2, 2017.  The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic, begins at 10:00 a.m. starting at Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway, and ends...

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...

Super Six: October is really fun

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times October is here and it (finally) feels like fall! As much as I love summertime, this season is, by far, my favorite. Reading a good book in front of a roaring fire, making chili and watching football, or going to a fox hunt (perks of living in Unionville), autumn is a welcome change I’m ready for.  I’ve packed my Super Six with some really...

What To Do: Get your love on for Valentine’s

From romantic skate, to chocolates and wine, many ways to share your love By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Victorine’s Valentine Day puts local history and Valentine’s Day in perspective at the Hagley Museum. It’s hard to imagine anyone not being aware that this weekend is Valentine’s Day Weekend but it’s not hard to imagine people appreciating a few suggestions on how to...

Perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day for the man in your life

Six ways to show off your affections By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I know that I just gave you my February Super Six last week, but that was for the ladies. THIS week is all about my Valentine Gift Ideas for the man in your life… 1. Shinola Leather Wallet http://bit.ly/18U60TN: I am NOT a fan of a clip on phone carrier for a guy. I know it seems practical…but so are comfortable...

Have a fun and fabulous Fourth!

Fashion, food and fireworks make Independence Day one of my favorite holidays By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times How can it be time for the 4th of July?  With school ending so late, it seems as if half of the summer is finished before it has begun! Celebrating Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Growing up, we attended our town festivities that included a bike...

Cherry Crest readies maze for July 4 opening day

LANCASTER — Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, launches its Summer Season Friday, July 4th, with the grand opening of its 19th Annual Amazing Maize Maze®.  Summer hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday and 10am-7pm on Saturday. Renowned as one of America’s finest examples of agri-tainment, Cherry Crest annually attracts around 100,000 visitors from...

Inside the tailgating competition at Willowdale

English Country Afternoon theme offers stunning displays By Cathy Branciaroli, Special To The Times First place winners Jennifer and Jonathan Bordelon’s display featured hearty food and a place to lounge at the end of the hunt, during Sunday’s Willowdale Steeplechase tailgating competition. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Tailgating has been a part of the Willowdale Steeplechase tradition since...

Big October schedule coming at The Flash

Family fun, comedy and great local and regional music acts on the bill The Steve Pullara Cool Beans show kics off a series of family-oriented kids shows at The Flash, on Oct. 27. KENNETT SQUARE — People are rediscovering The Flash and many are experiencing it for the first time — now more than a month since its reopening with a new mix of acts, refurbished venue and better food and if you...