What To Do: A mysterious First Friday in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Friday is August 3 and that means it is August’s first Friday. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from...

What To Do: You won’t have to ‘Labor’ to find fun this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The clues have been showing up all week – kids are back in school, evening temperatures have been cool, a change is in the air. In case you haven’t noticed, summer is sneaking out the back door. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re already into September. Today is September 1 — the first Friday of the month.

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from 6-9 p.m. on August 4. The event celebrates the local art scene with...

What To Do: Ring in 2017 in Kennett Square

Mushroom Drop is just one great local way to celebrate New Years By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The biggest party night of the year is upon us. Saturday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style at its annual “Midnight in the Square” (downtown Kennett Square, midnightinthesquare.com). Young children and their parents...

What To Do: A fun First Friday

Local communities celebrate arts, downtown areas By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend an evening in the heart of West Chester — a time when the borough hosts its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com). The First Friday event for this month will be held all day on August...

What To Do: Pancakes at Tyler Arboretum

Also: Sportscard and Outdoor shows come to area By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tyler Arboretum holds its annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration Sunday. For a family event that is both fun and educational, it’s hard to top the annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration at the Tyler Arboretum (515 Painter Road, Media, 610-566-9134, www.tylerarboretum.org). The...

What to do: Hometown fun, fireworks & festivals

  By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times   The Philadelphia Museum of Art sets the backdrop for the annual Welcome America fireworks display. Independence Day has arrived and that means it is time for two of Chester County’s longest-running and most popular Fourth of July events — Downingtown Good Neighbor Day (Kerr Park, Downingtown, 610-285-1119, www.goodneighborday.com) and...

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...

Cherry Crest kicks off 19th season, May 24

The Giant Jump Pillows are just one of many fun and exciting attractions at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, which opens for its 19th season Saturday, May 24. RONKS – Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, home of the 19th Annual Amazing Maize Maze®, kicks off its Spring Season Saturday, May 24th. Each Saturday through June 28th (as well as Memorial Day Monday), from noon to 5pm, Cherry Crest’s Barnyard...

Kittappa files petitions to run in the 16th

Will challenge Houghton for Democratic nomination, winner faces Pitts in Nov. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A second Chester County congressional district will see a primary fight, as a Lancaster scientist has filed petitions to battle former State Rep. Tom Houghton for the Democratic nomination in the 16th Congressional District. The winner will face nine-term incumbent Republican U.S. Rep....