What To Do: The Coatesville Christmas Parade

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Coatesville Christmas Parade The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic that is Chester County’s largest hometown parade, will be held on December 2 in downtown Coatesville. The festive annual parade will get underway at 10 a.m. with Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway as its starting point. The parade will conclude at the performing and judging...

What To Do: Hagley Craft Fair is back

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 38th annual Hagley Craft Fair is this weekend. The Hagley Craft Fair is known for being one of the oldest and best annual craft events in the Brandywine Valley. Celebrating its 38th anniversary this year, the event will be held October 15 and 16 at Hagley Museum and Library (Buck Road East entrance via Route 100, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-658-2400,...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Plein Air Event, Sat.

Also: Chocolate lovers rejoice, Celtic Fest and more! By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Usually, winter weather in this area is not very conducive for outdoor events — except maybe activities for skiers, skaters, snowboarders and people who enjoy really cold outdoor temperatures. However, this weekend might be an exception to the rule and that’s a good thing for area art lovers. On...

What To Do: Pops Goes The Holiday

Also: West Chester Christmas Parade and more get holiday season going By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Symphony has just the thing to get you into the holiday mood, it annual holiday concert at Unionville High School, Dec. 5. While many of the holiday attractions are treats for the eyes and the taste buds, there is an ongoing holiday tradition in Kennett Square that is a treat...

What To Do: Valentine’s Day at Hagley

A slate full of fun to enjoy with someone you love, or want to By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Hagley Museum hosts its annual Victorine’s Valentine Day event, Saturday from 12;30 to 4 p.m. Probably no-one needs to be reminded that this weekend is Valentine’s Day Weekend but suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart might be appreciated. There are several...

What To Do: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Did we mention chocolate?

Also: Plein Air in Chadds Ford, and options to battle cabin fever By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times After just a few year’s the Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival has become a staple for local chocolate lovers. This year’s event takes place Feb. 8 at Kennett High School. Valentine’s Day is one of the best things about February and chocolate is one of the best things about Valentine’s...

On Your Table: The Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve

Pumpkins and squash also make for delicious recipes, including roasted Kuri Squash By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Joe Mottola begins carving what would become a winning entry at the Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve, held this past weekend, co-sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society and the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary. CHADDS FORD — The three-day Great Pumpkin Carve that...

What To Do: Mums the word, and carve those pumpkins

The scariest weekend of the year is chock full of boo—itiful fun By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 33rd Annual Mum Fest takes place this weekend at Longwood Gardens. This is the time of year that outdoor flowering plants become scarce. As soon as the temperatures begin to drop, the only plants that really hang on and continue to have flowers are chrysanthemums, which are primarily...

What To Do: Community Day, Hootenanny and More

First weekend of summer is packed with family-friendly events By Denny Dyroff, Correspondent, The Times East Goshen’s Community Day celebration takes place June 21, with a full day of fun, capped by fireworks. This is the time of year when people love to get out in the open air. It is the season for outdoor festivals and family events. East Goshen Township Community Park (1580 Paoli Pike,...

Lecture on county’s mining history, Feb. 25

The French Creek Mine, circa 1887, is just one part of the rich history of mining in Chester County. The Chadd Ford Historical Society plans a lecture, Feb. 25, on this fascinating subject. WEST CHESTER — To Celebrate the new “Mines and Minerals of Chester County” exhibit in the conference room of the Chadds Ford Historical Society, the organization kicks off the Spring Lecture Series this...