What To Boo: Halloween fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Halloween is just a few days away. Halloween, the holiday that features trick-or-treating and other ghostly fun events, takes its name from All Hallows Evening (Hallow e’en). Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and other entities from the other side are getting ready for their special day. The area schedule of Halloween attractions is huge and very diverse with something...

What To Do: Celebrate Fall without being scary

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times While Halloween might be first and foremost in many minds this weekend, there are less scary, more relaxed ways to enjoy your fall weekend. Of course, for those of you who enjoy some scary good fun, we have an entire rundown of Halloween events in the area, here. Autumn weather seems to have finally arrived and now is the time to take advantage of what the...

Brandywine Hospital honored by American Heart Association

CALN — Brandywine Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most deadly type of heart attack...

What To Do: Carve up some fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times One of the most eagerly-anticipated autumn events in the area is “The Great Pumpkin Carve” (Chadds Ford Historical Society, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376,www.chaddsfordhistory.org) which is running now through October 21. The colorful event began with the carving competition on October 19. Live entertainment, hayrides and hot food are featured...

Chrysanthemum festival blooms at Longwood

Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival is on view now through November 19. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Autumn is in full swing and so is the much-anticipated Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, when the 4-acre grand Conservatory is bursting with fall’s quintessential flowers. From the thousands of colorful Chrysanthemum blooms to the one-of-a-kind Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum, the Chrysanthemum...

YMCA offers free membership to 7th graders

Chester County seventh graders, you’re going to want to get to the YMCA right now. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is proud to continue its 7th Grade Initiative, which offers any seventh grader in Chester County a free one-year youth membership. Kids simply need to bring a school ID, roster or report card, along with a parent or guardian, to their local branch to register. After registering,...

Free denture cleaning, inspection Oct. 27

VALLEY — Rainbow Valley Dental will be hosting a free denture cleaning and inspection on Friday October 27th, from 8am – noon. During this free event dentures will be ultrasonically cleaned and inspected by a licensed dentist.  Attendees will also be treated to refreshments and free samples.  Individuals who attend this event will receive 10% off new or replacement dentures.

What To Do: Kennett Symphony opens 2017-18 season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times On October 14, it will be time for “Opening Night” for the 2017-2018 season of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363m, http://www.kennettsymphony.org). The show, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m., is being held at Unionville High School on Route 82 in Kennett Square. The KSCC concert will feature Michael Hall as Conductor and Andrew...

What To Do: Unionville Fair means time for fall fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Unionville Community Fair Each year, one of the first area events to welcome autumn is the annual Unionville Community Fair (101 East Street Road, Unionville, http://www.ucfairinc.org). The fair, which is running now through October 8, is a real down-home country fair with a cow milking contest, farm equipment displays, cow pie bingo and a farm market....

What To Do: Kennett Brewfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times When an area event has been around for more than two decades, it definitely qualifies as a Chester County tradition. The Kennett Brewfest has reached that plateau. The Kennett Brewfest, which will be held on September 30 in downtown Kennett Square, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Scheduled to run from noon-5:30 p.m., the Kennett Brewfest provides...