What To Do: Roots Music in Media; flowers bloom across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Charlie Grace at The Roots Music Festival. Roots music, which is frequently referred to as Americana, is a very diverse category of music that includes modern folk, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, bluegrass, Cajun music, country, gospel, old time music, Native American music. If you’re a fan of roots music then you should plan on visiting Media...

What To Do: Balloon Fest, Father Fest & more

Whether looking for fun with Dad or just cool music, there are events for you By Denny Dyroff, Correspondent, The Times The eighth Annual Chester County Balloon Festival kicks off Friday night in Unionville and continues Saturday. There are some things that can happen in the sky above you and compel you to look up. It’s almost certain that if there is a hot air balloon in the sky above you,...

Using ice to crack secrets of climate change

Stroud Water Research Center program to showcase film, filmmaker Meltwater on the surface of Columbia Glacier in Columbia Bay, Alaska, on June 20, 2008, is used to chronicle climate change in “Chasing Ice.” Photo by James Balog To capture dramatic images demonstrative of climate change, environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic. In “Chasing Ice,” his team documents some...

Passport program encourages area cultural travel

Discount promotion offers admission to 11 Brandywine Valley attractions The Nemours Mansion is the newest addition to the Treasure Trail Passport program that allows a one-price admission for a wide range of local museums and destinations. For the fourth year in a row, the Brandywine Museums and Gardens Alliance is offering a Treasure Trail Passport, a cost-saving approach to taking advantage of...