Red Cross offers Halloween safety tips

Halloween is just days away, one of the most popular holidays in this country. Little witches, ghosts, pirates and super heroes will soon take to the streets for trick or treat fun, and the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region has tips to help everyone stay safe while enjoying the festivities. “Halloween is a fun time for everyone and we want to make sure you all stay safe while enjoying...

Haloween fundraiser takes center stage on WCU campus

Members of West Chester University’s University Theatre group, an organization dedicated to providing students with a positive, unsuppressed forum for artistic expression, are once again polishing off their theatre skills to cook-up a harrowing Halloween adventure. Now in its fourth year, University Theatre takes over the first floor of the E.O. Bull Center, at 2 Rosedale Ave., on Saturday, October...

What To Boo: Halloween fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Halloween is just a few days away. Halloween, the holiday that features trick-or-treating and other ghostly fun events, takes its name from All Hallows Evening (Hallow e’en). Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and other entities from the other side are getting ready for their special day. The area schedule of Halloween attractions is huge and very diverse with something...

What To Do: Spooky fun is everywhere

Last weekend before Halloween is jam packed with scary activities By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Laurel Hill’s Tale from Tombs. We’re coming down the home stretch for 2016 Halloween activities. This weekend will be your last chance to check out most of them — although a few will still be open into the first week of November. The following is a look at many of these events. On...

Pumpkin carving contest at Market at Liberty Place, Oct. 29

KENNETT SQUARE — The Market at Liberty Place will be hosting a pumpkin carving contest on Saturday October 29, 2016 at 3 pm.  $10 Gift Cards will be given to the 1st  50 participants. Additional prizes will be awarded to the scariest and most creative pumpkins.

What To Do: Loads of spooky fun

Also: PA Hunt Cup kicks off Nov. By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 81st Pennsylvania Hunt Club takes place Sunday in Unionville. With October having five weekends this year and Halloween falling on the final Saturday night of the month, the area’s event calendar has been thrown off a bit. Many of the activities that usually are scheduled for the beginning of November are slated for...

Easy to dress right for Halloween

Go easy on the provocative, but keep it fun and easy By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I love Halloween! I mean, what’s not to love about a holiday where you transform into someone/something else for a night AND eat tons of candy without remorse? While I’m sad that I don’t have little ones to take trick­or­treating anymore, I still enjoy finding cute and creative costumes to pass...

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),...

The Great Pumpkin Carve, Oct. 23-25

Carvers hards at work during a previous Great Pumpkin Carve, sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, Oct. 23 through 25. CHADDS FORD — Anyone over the age of 40 likely remembers the television special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” which aired on October 27, 1966 and became a smash hit, with whimsical scenes of kids carving jack o’lanterns accompanied by the inspired...

The tricks of treats

Yes, even dentists (some of us) eat candy, here’s how to minimize the damage By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times It’s that time again. The onslaught of orange and black packaging and the mountains of Halloween candy awaiting purchase.   One would think those of us in the dental profession have a vendetta against this sort of thing.  Here’s the inside scoop – every...