What To Do: Pea Soup Supper goes virtual for 2021

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Pea Soup meal Late January is usually a time when the calendar features welcome annual events such as the Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival, STEMtastic Weekends at Hagley Museum, Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, the classy elite car show at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia,...

Longwood Gardens announces Winter Wonder display, opening Jan. 23

KENNETT SQUARE — Longwood Gardens today announced Winter Wonder, a new display that invites guests to experience the often-overlooked beauty and serenity of the winter landscape outside, as well as the colorful exuberance of the tropics inside Longwood’s Conservatory. In addition to the horticultural splendor, Winter Wonder features Voices in the Landscape: Deeply Rooted with Storyteller Charlotte...

DCCC sponsors virtual talk on bipartisanship

Delaware County Community College continues its Dialogues for Diversity series of free, virtual, community-centered discussions with “Building Bridges Through Bipartisanship,” featuring special guest David Baime, senior vice president for government relations and policy analysis for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the...

Willowdale Steeplechase to return, May 8

Plans for the 28th running of the Willowdale Steeplechase are moving forward! The races will run on Saturday, May 8, 2021 as the kick-off to Mother’s Day weekend. “We are grateful to the supporters who helped us survive the losses brought on by the pandemic – and to be able to run the races this spring! “said Race Director Leslie Carpenter. “The safety and well-being of our spectators,...

Coatesville PD partners with local organizations to hand out free gun locks on MLK Day

COATESVILLE — On Monday, January 18th the Coatesville City Police Department will partner with CeaseFirePA Education Fund, and the Episcopal of the Trinity Church to dispense free gun locks and promote responsible gun ownership. “According to reports, last year was a record-breaking year for gun sales in Pennsylvania” said Sergeant Rodger Ollis of the City of Coatesville Police Department....

What To Do: As things gradually open up, a celebration of MLK

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Like tulips in the spring, museums are springing back to life around the Delaware Valley. The Museum of the American Revolution (101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, www.amrevmuseum.org) reopened last weekend after a long closure because of the COVID-19 shutdown in Philly. This weekend, the Museum kicks into high...

Chester County Sheriff’s Office leads kids ‘Safely Home’

Students from the Garage Community Youth Center in Kennett Square boarded their school bus and headed “safety home” thanks to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Unionville Presbyterian Church and the Iota Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alphoa Sorority, Inc. Pictured left to right are Rev. Annalie Korengel, Unionville Presbyterian Church; Nelson and Cassandra, students at the Garage; Kristin...

What To Do: A time before dinosaurs

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Academy of Natural Sciences During normal times, a visit to a museum was a great way to break up the winter doldrums that accompany January, February and March. This winter, COVID-19 restrictions forced area museums to shutter their doors in late 2020. Fortunately, restrictions on museums have just been lifted by the state. Like a phoenix rising...

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Receives $50K grant from Chesco Community Foundation and County

WEST CHESTER — The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center announced that it has received a  $50,000 grant from the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) and Chester County Commissioners (CCC) to support the venue’s ongoing “Raise Up The Curtain” initiative. As part of CCCF’s and the CCC’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the funds will be used to reopen...

DCCC announces January virtual registration dates for Spring sessions

With the spring 15-week and 7-week sessions beginning on Thursday, January 21, Delaware County Community College has announced the January Virtual Registration dates to assist students in registering for classes. Virtual registration opportunities will be held on: Wednesday, January 6, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, January 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, January 11-14, from 9 a.m....