What To Do: Stuck inside? Visit great museums virtually

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Rembrandt at The Rijksmuseum With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of letting up, it looks like it will be a while until activities such as attending an entertainment event, watching a sports game in person or spending a day appreciating the exhibits in a museum are back on the menu. Last week, I presented options for touring museums locally...

What To Do: If you can’t go out, go virtual

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Museum of the American Revolution In the early days of spring when the weather can be very unpredictable, indoor activities are frequently the best options for weekend plans. With the COVID-19 pandemic having the world in its grip, indoor activities have become a major no-no. Going to a concert or a sporting event – forget about it. Having...

What To Do: Coronavirus takes toll on St. Patrick’s Day & other area events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times St. Patrick This is the strangest of weekends – and Friday the 13th is just the beginning. Ordinarily, figuring out what to do for weekend fun would be relatively easy – just pick an event from a wide array of options. But this weekend has been greatly impacted by the arrival of the Coronavirus. So, if you’re trying to figure out what to do,...

Cerra appointed new GM at Downingtown CC

Jeff Cerra Downingtown Country Club, a Ron Jaworski Golf property, has named Jeff Cerra as its new General Manager. Cerra is a 15-year veteran of the hospitality/food & beverage industry, most recently having been part of the management team for five years with the PJ Welihan’s Group, serving as General Manager of the Pour House in Exton. Previously, Cerra had worked for five years at Downingtown...

What To Do: Celebrating Pennsylvania on Charter Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times This weekend’s calendar features a wide array of Charter Day activities. Charter Day, which is “officially” celebrated on March 11, recognizes the day William Penn received his land grant for Pennsylvania from King Charles II of England in 1681. In observance of Pennsylvania’s founding, some of the region’s historic sites host special activities...

Unionville HS to present Into The Woods, March 19-21

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School presents Into the Woods on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Stephen Sondheim’s witty, powerful score and James Lapine’s imaginative, darkly humorous book combine to make the Tony Award-winning a favorite among musical lovers and a timeless masterpiece. A cast of over 60 students...

Brandywine Hills Point-To-Point on tap, April 5

Horses vault the stone wall at last year’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point. With spring in Chester County comes the local fox hunting tradition and point-to-point races, where Brandywine Hills stands out for its more intimate, kid-friendly event. For 2020, the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point will take place on Sunday, April 5, at the Myrick Center in Pocopson Township. An expanded slate of activities...

Three Troop 22 Scouts earn Eagle rank

The Eagle Scouts received shadow boxes encapsulating highlights of their Scouting careers during the Feburary 9th ceremony. Front left to right: Ryan Helle, Nathan Ganti, Sam Jokhi. Back left to right: John McCabe, Chris Helle, Kerry Blecher, Kayzad Johki. Three Boy Scouts from Unionville’s Troop 22 were honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony on February 9, 2020, at Unionville...

What To Do: Kennett Winterfest features region’s top breweries

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times This is a special time of year in Kennett Square – the time for a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Eighth Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 29 from 12:30-4 p.m. in a tented area near 600...

Local gymnasts excel at Sweetheart International

The KMC Gymnastics team Over 300 USAIGC gymnasts representing 12 teams from across the region participated in the 7th Annual KMC Sweetheart Invitational, hosted by KMC Gymnastics in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, over the weekend of February 15, 2020.  This two-day event included athletes who competed at Copper 1, Copper 2, Bronze, Diamond, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels on four events: vault,...