What To Do: Beat cabin fever, enjoy local outdoor attractions

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Longwood Gardens With the easing up of COVID-19 restrictions in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey, more attractions are re-opening. For people who have been suffering from cabin fever, this is a good thing because it means there are more options for things to do. The weather even seems to be co-operating. After several weeks of temperatures...

What To Do: Museums among a few options reopening

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Barnes Foundation COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed and area attractions are beginning to re-open. If there are attractions that you wish to visit, it would be a wise move to do it as soon as possible. Other areas of the country are seeing spikes in reported cases of the coronavirus – mainly because ignorant people have been refusing...

What To Do: Looking for a safe family outing? Head to the zoo

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Philadelphia Zoo Recently, there has been a relaxing of the area’s state governments’ “stay at home” and “no social gatherings” restrictions which had been imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attractions such as tourist sites, amusement parks, zoos, gardens and arboretums, state and national parks and family fun centers are...

Brandywine Hospital’s Acharya named to Community Volunteers in Medicine board

Vikram Acharya CALN — Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health Interim Chief Executive Officer Vikram Acharya will begin serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), effective July 1. CVIM is a nonprofit organization that provides medical care to people without health insurance who live or work in Chester County. “I am honored to be chosen to...

What To Do: Bash on the Brandywine makes a splash

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Bash on the Brandywine Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been no live events such as festivals outdoor concerts or cultural celebrations for months – and it has seemed like an eternity. Now, with the relaxing of “stay at home” and “no social gatherings” restrictions, the schedule of events has started to pick up. While far from...

Uptown! Opens theater for free viewing of ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

WEST CHESTER — On Monday, July 13th, Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is opening its doors to the public for its first indoor event since the mandated shutdown in March.  JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, a newly released documentary on the legendary civil rights hero and United States Congressman. Although the film was completed before the current Black Lives Matter movement, it allows the viewer...

Testas, long-time Kennett residents, to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Joe and Patti Testa of Columbia Falls will celebrate their 50th anniversary July 11. Friends and family will be gathering for a 50th anniversary party at the home of Liz and Mike Borg in Columbia Falls. The couple were high school sweethearts and were married July 11, 1970, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kennett Square, PA. Joe served in the Delaware Air National Guard from 1968 – 1974....

Unionville HS student wins award for child saving invention

Pranavh Vallabhaneni Chadds Ford 9th grader Pranavh Vallabhaneni was honored recently for his ingenuity at the 5th annual Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, presented by Raytheon Technologies. He was among nearly 500 award-winning K-12 inventors from across the nation who were celebrated at a virtual awards ceremony held on July 2. Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention...

Mushroom industry awards scholarships to local students

AVON GROVE — Sixteen college-bound high school seniors from five Chester County- area high school districts were awarded scholarships from the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s Community Awareness Committee (CAC), the group announced today. Fifteen students received the Sara Manning Scholarship ($1,500) and one student received the Rob Ferranto Scholarship ($2,500)*. CAC was...

What To Do: Lancaster offers chance to get back to nature, old ways

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kreider Farms Tour When spring arrives, gardens begin coming back to life. First, a crocus emerges with its burst of purple color. Then, over a period of weeks, more flowers join the annual resurrection of garden blooms. Before you know it, what was previously a bleak and barren space has transformed into a home for floral activity. In many ways,...