Moro pens memoir, seeks to highlight civility, common ground in politics

Elizabeth Moro CHADDS FORD — Author and former candidate for U.S. Congress Elizabeth Moro has published a personal memoir that chronicles her experiences on the campaign trail, dispels the notion that the U.S. is a country divided, and explores how political discourse can bring people together rather than tear them apart. In “The Civil Graces Project: The Pursuit for Common Ground,” Moro...

What To Do: More attractions begin to open

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Wharton Esherick Museum Like tulip bulbs that sit dormant for months and then start to emerge with renewed life each spring, events and attractions around the area are slowly starting to emerge after pandemic-required dormancy. After being closed for several months because of the COVID-19 shutdowns, the Wharton Esherick Museum (1520 Horse Shoe Trail,...

Longwood’s Chrysanthemum Festival kicks off in October

The Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum EAST MARLBOROUGH — The colorful hues of fall are on display indoors and out at Longwood Gardens during the much-anticipated Chrysanthemum Festival on view October 22-November 15. Longwood’s grand Conservatory showcases a vibrant display of chrysanthemums and other autumnal plants, while outdoors, guests can roam nearly 400 acres of gardens, meadows, and woodlands...

What To Do: Philadelphia attractions begin to reopen

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Museum of the American Revolution It’s 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic has been wiping out events on a regular basis and forcing attractions to remain closed. Slowly, things are starting to come back to life. Philadelphia is a good example of this resurgence. On September 9, Independence National Historical Park (https://www.nps.gov/inde)...

Despite obstacles, Chesco Junior Livestock Show is a success

Melinda Stoltzfus of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat, which was purchased by Triple S Welding of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, at$8.50 per pound. Pictured (L-R): Dale Stoltzfus, Melinda Stoltzfu Through the dedication of local supporters, youth, parents, and volunteers, all overcoming a multitude of obstacles, a successful Chesco Junior Livestock Invitational Show...

What To Do: A few Labor Day events survive COVID

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Hard as it is to believe, we’ve arrived at Labor Day Weekend — the weekend when summer unofficially draws to a close. But wait – did we even have a summer? We had summer weather – heat waves, high humidity, random thunderstorms — but not much else. COVID-19 took care of that. One thing that seemed would never change about the...

What To Do: Despite event cancellations, there are options to get out of the house

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation The tight restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been eased somewhat by the Governors of Pennsylvania and Delaware. There has been a steady re-opening of attractions such as amusement parks, zoos, movie theaters and parks –local, state, and national. So, if your cabin fever has reached a breaking...

DCCC finds virtual way to honor soldiers, vets, during COVID-19 pandemic

At the Veterans Center are from left: U.S. Army veteran Darren Lipscomb, Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Enrollment Services; students Petula Darnley and Alexander Eatman; U.S. Military student veterans Nicholas Stanicia and Robert Saugling; and Mitchell Murtha, Vice President, Recruitment and Enrollment Management. Delaware County Community College is committed to helping active duty soldiers,...

What To Do: Butterfly Festival will go on, with a few changes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Butterfly Festival If you have butterfly bushes in your yard or in your neighborhood, you’ve probably seen plenty of the beautiful insects flying around, dancing with each other and feeding on the plants’ blooms. Every year, there is a colorful and entertaining Butterfly Festival in late August at Colonial Gardens (745 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville,...

Patton student wins PennDOT District 6 2020 Middle School Safety Drawing Contest

The Philadelphia Region of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Middle School Safety Drawing Contest which promotes transportation safety and fosters appreciation for school art programs and student creativity. The winner is Lorya Xu from Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Chester County. Lorya is named PennDOT’s...