What To Do: Beat that cabin fever!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids If you have kids and you’re looking for different ways to help them deal with cabin fever, there are several good options. On February 16, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, 215-299-1000, www.ansp.org) is opening its new exhibition...

Coatesville Job and Career Fair, Feb. 27

More than 150 job seekers attended last November’s job fair in Coatesville. The February 27th Coatesville Job and Career Fair will include more than 25 employers who are seeking to match their employment needs with potential employee skills. COATESVILLE  — More than 25 employers are scheduled to participate in the latest Coatesville Job and Career Fair. The free event will take place Wednesday,...

Inner Nature: That sense of smell

By Vidja Rajan, Columnist, The Times When preparing a body for embalming, the Ancient Egyptians carefully entombed organs considered necessary for the afterlife with the body. The brain was considered dispensable and was pulled out of the skull with a hooked rod inserted through the nose (http://legacy.mos.org/quest/mummy.php). In this, the ancient Egyptians discovered something significant: it’s...

What To Do: Break up winter blahs with Valentine’s fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Victorine’s Valentine Day Celebrating Valentine’s Day is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter. Valentine’s Day Weekend has arrived so here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart. There are several special events in the area that have become cherished traditional events in this area.

Baranski named to Cuddle My Kids board

Jason Baranski Scott Gabrielsen, President of the Board of Directors for Cuddle My Kids (CMK) of West Chester announced the unanimous appointment of Jason Baranski of Exton as their newest Board member. Founded in 2007, Cuddle My Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a variety of free cancer support services and resources throughout the Delaware Valley. As a pioneer in this arena,...

What To Do: Groundhogs, chocolates and Chinese New year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Penns Wood Winery One of the best things about February is Valentine’s Day and one of the best things about Valentine’s Day is chocolate. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and wine-loving chocoholics are celebrating – all month. The “Wine and Chocolate Pairings” at Penns Wood Winery (124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, 610-459-0808,...

CCFWG to honor Miles, May 3

Cheryl Miles The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG) will honor Cheryl Miles – a connector, convener and passionate advocate for underserved communities in Chester County – with our Kitchen Table Award at the 14th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon on Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern, PA. CCFWG established the Kitchen Table Award in 2011...

Jefferson named to board of Crime Victims Center

Robert C. Jefferson, IV WEST CHESTER — Robert C. Jefferson, IV, an attorney with the law firm Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, has been named to the board of directors of The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC). CVC is a community-based non-profit that is celebrating 45 years of providing free, immediate and confidential crisis response and compassionate support to children and adults...

What To Do: Feeling down? You know what will help? Chocolate.

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival Dull, grey midwinter days can lead to feeling glum but there is an antidote – chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Even a small dose of the brown-colored treat can elevate your mood. And, a mild sugar rush can give you a kick start.

What To Do: January means Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Orchids at Longwood Gardens If you ask Siri to name the largest family of flowering plants in the world, she/he/it would quickly come up with the answer. The largest family of flowering plants in the world is the orchid — a flower that is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful, delicate and graceful flowers in the world. The Royal Botanical...