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: With outdoor events looming, hope for dry weather

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Larry Ahearn will perform at Spring Gulch. Hopefully, things won’t be too soggy over the next few days – especially because many of the popular events on this weekend’s calendar are outdoor activities. From May 18-20, the Spring Gulch Folk Festival will return for another year at Spring Gulch Resort Campground (475 Lynch Road, New Holland,...

What To Do: get out there and enjoy summer festivals

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kountry K-9 Show at the Kimberton Fair. This is the time of the year for outdoor festivals. Every summer, this area is a hotbed for festivals — blueberry festivals, peach festivals, county fairs, firemen’s festivals, state fairs and plain old country fairs. If you enjoy country fairs, you can also check out the 89th Annual Kimberton Community...

What To Do: Celebrating the orchid at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Orchids at Longwood Gardens The largest family of flowering plants is the orchid — a flower that is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful, delicate and graceful flowers in the world. The Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew list over 20,000 accepted species with about 800 new species added each year. Additionally, horticulturists have more than 100,000...

What To Do: Enjoy these last weekends of summer

One last warm weekend before school starts for many in the area By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The New Holland Summer Fest takes place this weekend. With only a few summer weekends left in 2016, many area residents are taking advantage of the warm weather by driving east to the New Jersey shore or driving north to resorts in the Poconos. This weekend, driving west is also a good option...

What To Do: It’s spring, get out there for festivals and fun

Flowers, Chester County Studio Tour, cars, Shrine circus and tons more fun things to do By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times “Peonies and Primroses” are featured Sunday at Winterthur, just one of many great outdoor activities in the area this weekend. Spring is “bustin’ out all over” and some of the best places to enjoy it are the top-caliber historic sites and tourist attractions...