Brandywine Hills Point to Point ready to run April 7

Horses vault the stone wall at last year’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point. When the warm breezes of spring waft their way into Chester County, the local fox hunting horses and folks who love them sniff the air and know it’s time for the annual point-to-point races. The 2019 Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point — scheduled for Sunday, April 7 — is one of the early ones. It offers a wide...

What To Do: Region set to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, start of spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times St. Patrick’s Day Ham & Cabbage Meal A few St. Patrick’s Day activities were held last weekend but most of them will take place this weekend – including the mandatory pub crawls in Wilmington and many Philadelphia neighborhoods. Drinking and dining play a big role in Patty’s Day celebrations. On March 17, the New Castle County Irish Society...

What To Do: Celebrating 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.

Downingtown’s Luebbers wins Irish Dance world title, will dance with Celtic Fire

Owen Luebbers When Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire light up the stage at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on March 16, the singing sensation will have with him some world class talent, including Downingtown, PA, native, World Champion Irish dancer, and recently crowned 2019 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion Owen Luebbers. “Owen is a brilliant dancer, and he’s...

What To Do: Philly Flower Show means Spring is coming

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times The Philadelphia Flower Show This is the time of year we all could use some flowers to brighten the day. Sure, there were holiday poinsettias and Valentine’s Day arrangements but that’s really not a whole lot of flowers. With the weather grey and dreary and spring still a long time off, flowers could be a real mood-lifter.

‘Horrors’ coming to Unionville High, March 14-16

Unionville High School presents the Broadway smash Little Shop of Horrors on March 14, March 15 and March 16 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.showtix4u.com. Prices are $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $12 students/seniors. A cast of over 60 students brings this unique sci-fi musical comedy to life.  The music, by master composer Alan Menken, is in the style of 1960s rock and...

Changes in store for 2019 Willowdale Steeplechase

A few changes are in store for this year’s running of the Willowdale Steeplechase. The 27th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase presented by the 24th Fund will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019.  This Chester County tradition is a spectacular rite of spring and a traditional Mother’s Day event for people throughout the Brandywine Valley and beyond.

What To Do: Kennett Winterfest tops busy weekend of fun

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 Seventh Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 23 from 12:30-4 p.m. in a tented area near 600...

Taste of Phoenixville raises $65K for Good Samaritan

Taste of Phoenixville guests applaud reaching the goal of “15 in 15” – $15,000 raised in 15 minutes for Good Samaritan Services, which contributed to the total of $65,000 raised for shelter and housing services. This year’s Taste of Phoenixville, one of Chester County’s annual signature fundraisers, raised $65,000 for Good Samaritan Services, the non-profit that provides temporary...

What To Do: Beat that cabin fever!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids If you have kids and you’re looking for different ways to help them deal with cabin fever, there are several good options. On February 16, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, 215-299-1000, www.ansp.org) is opening its new exhibition...