BHF: Little Yellow House to close for good, victim of pandemic

The Little Yellow House The Brandywine Health Foundation and the Brandywine Consignment Shop will officially close their consignment store at the end of this month. The Little Yellow House, at 368 W Uwchlan Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335 has been temporarily closed since March 13, 2020, and will close its doors permanently on October 31, . “When we first closed the shop in March due to statewide...

What To Do: Even a scary time, it’s still Halloween

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Longwood Gardens This weekend, there is a wide variety of activities that can keep people of all interests occupied. Not surprisingly, the schedule is top-heavy with Halloween-related attractions and events. Fortunately, for those who don’t care about Halloween – or have already reached a saturation point with the marketing for the holiday...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve goes virtual

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve One of the most popular Halloween events in the area is “The Great Pumpkin Carve” (Chadds Ford Historical Society, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376, www.chaddsfordhistory.org). Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers initially decided to change it from a “walk around” event to a “drive through” event....

Forks of the Brandywine Evangelical Presbyterian Church Welcomes new Pastor

Rev. Wesley M. Grubb “My passion is to preach the Word, proclaim the gospel, minister to God’s people, and glorify God in all things.  I believe we are called to pray and labor together to bring biblical reformation to ourselves, our homes, and our community.  My aim is to pastor a thriving, biblical, fully Reformed church that loves one another deeply, lives out its faith boldly, and shines...

What To Do: It’s a scary time, so….Halloween

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Bates Motel Halloween candy and costumes have been on the store shelves for more than two months. The cloying smell of pumpkin spice-flavored food and beverage items has been assaulting olfactory senses for a while. Now, the third part of the trifecta has come to life. Halloween oriented events are popping up everywhere. Only a handful of annual...

DCCC president receives ATHENA Award from Delco Chamber

Dr. L. Joy Gates Black Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black received the ATHENA Leadership Award® today for her professional excellence, community service and for helping residents, especially women, in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Gates Black by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce during a...

What To Do: Winterthur reopens house, galleries to the public

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (5105 Kennett Pike, Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 800-448-3883, http://www.winterthur.org) is  welcoming visitors back to its stunning house and galleries beginning October 1. In the Galleries, “Winterthur’s Lady of the House,” Ruth Wales du Pont explores her life as wife of Henry Francis du Pont,...

CTC of Greater Downingtown to hold virtual auction event

DOWNINGTOWN – Communities that Care (CTC) of Greater Downingtown and West Pharmaceuticals are thrilled to announce their upcoming virtual auction event. Taking place October 3 – 9, 2020, they will be hosting an online auction with a variety of different items for the public to bid on. The items up for bid include an autographed Aaron Nola baseball, themed gift baskets, limited edition...

What To Do: A look at difficult history at Brandywine River Museum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Brandywine River Museum The Brandywine River Museum of Art (1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, www.brandywine.org) has been hosting a pair of special exhibitions since February 1 – “Votes for Women: A Visual History,” and “Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein.” With regard to the former – if you snooze,...

UHS’ Together We Stand starts Sept. 29

EAST MARLBOROUGH — TEDxUnionvilleHS is proud to announce Together We Stand, the 2020 TEDxUnionvilleHS virtual short program series. In these uncertain times, they believe in the power of community discussion to bring us all a little closer together. This new series focuses on audience participation, encouraging community members to share their ideas and experiences. The first event, featuring...