What To Do (Mothers’ Day edition): Kennett Symphony at Winterthur

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kennett Symphony at Winterthur Sunday is Mother’s Day which means there will be a wide array of special events to celebrate the occasion – and that it will be virtually impossible to get reservations at area restaurants at this late date. Winterthur (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600,www.winterthur.org) will welcome mothers on Mother’s...

What To Do: Willowdale Steeplechase tops list of weekend events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Willowdale Steeplechase Undeniably, Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country. It has established its reputation as an area known for staging top-flight equestrian events. The 2024 equestrian season had its unofficial start last weekend with a big annual point-to-point event in Delaware. This weekend, the spotlight will be on the Annual...

Chester County Academic team members honored

Pictured from left to right are Alex Chen, the Howard M. Reinard, Jr. Competitor of the Year, and Nathan Schlamb, the Coach of the Year, both of West Chester East High School. After several months of studying, practicing, and rigorous competition, Chester County high school students gathered at the Downingtown Country Club on Friday, May 3, to honor the hard work and dedication of the Chester County...

Chester County Library’s 1st Local Author Showcase on May 19

Join the Chester County Library for its inaugural Read Local! event, which will feature authors and illustrators from Chester County and neighboring regions in Pennsylvania. The event will showcase a variety of genres for both children and adults. According to April Nickel, the Youth Services Director at Chester County Library, the intention behind this event is to spotlight selected authors and...

Oxford Area High School alumna addresses Chester County Student Forum as Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker Margaret (Maggie) Walsh addressed the members of the 2023-24 Chester County Student Forum at a celebratory banquet. High school students from across Chester County gathered on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, to celebrate the culmination of the 2023-24 Chester County Student Forum with a banquet at the Desmond Hotel. The event featured a presentation by keynote speaker Margaret (Maggie)...

What To Do: Point-to-Point at Winterthur, Cinco De Mayo & more

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This weekend has a trifecta of events which are traditionally party time events – Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby and Winterthur Point-to-Point. There will be a bustle of activity this weekend on Kennett Pike just a few miles south of Kennett Square at Winterthur (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600,www.winterthur.org) with the staging...

DASD students raise more than $7K for Autism Research

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Zech McPhearson, Kylie Kelce, Miss Pennsylvania’s Teen Lizzie Shacklett, Philadelphia Cheerleaders Deja and Samantha, the Eagles Autism Foundation Executive Director Ryan Hammond, and Swoop join DASD Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Justin Brown and the students at Shamona Creek Elementary School. Bradford Heights Elementary School and Shamona Creek...

Amarante-Craig elected to lead Kennett Area Community Service

Ana Amarante-Craig Kennett Area Community Service (KACS), elected Ana Amarante-Craig, Esquire, President of the 70-year-old organization. This is significant because this marks the first Hispanic/Latino person to lead the organization. Ana is a Partner and Trial Attorney at the law firm of HGSK, P.C. In Chester County, she has served as a longstanding volunteer of LCH Health and Community Services...

KSQ Farmers Market to move to new location

Produce shown from previous years at the KSQ Farmers Market. As the KSQ Farmers Market enters its 25th season, the roots of this bountiful community grow even stronger and deeper. Much like the ground that yields the nourishing produce that feeds our bodies, the KSQ Farmers Market nurtures all who enter, cultivating growth, connection, and a shared sense of belonging. Now, at a new location outside...

What To Do: West Chester Film Festival tops busy event schedule

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Spring is here with flowers in bloom everywhere. Winter is now in the rear-view mirror and, not surprisingly, the area’s schedule of special things is filled to the brim. Three of the area’s more popular events are slated for this weekend – a film festival, a nature event and an art show. If you’re looking for something different in films,...