What To Do: 91st Old Fiddlers’ Picnic

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chester County has several annual events with impressive longevity and one of them is scheduled for this weekend — the Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks). The lively annual event, which is scheduled for August 10, is celebrating its 91st anniversary...

Bailey to be honored with DCCC Ed. Foundation Moss Award

Judge John R. Bailey ’96 will receive the College’s Wong Moss Outstanding Alumni Award at the 2019 Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15 at the Drexelbrook Catering & Special Events Center, 4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill. The Wong Moss award recognizes distinguished alumni for their outstanding professional, community and...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If it’s a Friday and the date is 7 or below, you know what that means. It means that it is First Friday The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its First Friday Flea Market (downtown...

Kennett student skips the usual vacation to teach kids in Crete

Cassidy Matz with some of the students whe worked with in Crete. Kennett Square early childhood education student Cassidy Matz thinks tourism has its place.  But, it’s not what lured her to the sunlit shores of Crete; the broad smiles of the children she taught each day on her “volunteer vacation” were. Matz is among a growing minority of Americans who choose service over tourism in travelling...

YMCA Gymcats wrap up successful season

The YMCA Gymcats at a recent championship The YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s gymnastics team, the Gymcats, who train at the Oscar Lasko YMCA in West Chester, capped off a strong competitive year with a lot of success at the League, State and National Championships. “This has been one of the best seasons,” says Megan Hartman, Head Gymnastics Coach for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine. “All our...

Inner Nature: The science of reproduction

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, The Times Reproduction is the process by which cells make new cells and organisms make babies. No surprises there. But underlying the banality of that observation is a profound question that had thinkers from Aristotle to Darwin scratching their heads: How does reproduction work? How is it that cats have baby cats nearly, but not exactly, like themselves? And if cats...

What To Do: Goshen Country Fair — perfect for a summer evening

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Goshen Country Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554,www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair,...

What To Do: Outdoor music as hot as the weather this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times It’s the middle of July but with the blistering heat wave in the area, it feels more like the middle of August. There are plenty of activities on the weekend calendar but many are outdoor activities so people might have second thoughts about attending. Friday’s high is expected to be 95 degrees with a heat index that makes it feel like it’s...

What To Do: Once again, it’s time for Blobfest!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Blobfest If something is “one of a kind,” it has to be special. The Blob Fest is one of-a-kind and very special. In the entire world, there is just one BlobFest and it’s held every year right here in Chester County. “The Blob” is a low-budget horror film that was filmed at the Colonial Theatre and other locations around Phoenixville in...

What To Do: First Fridays filled with fun in the area

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Amazingly, it’s already July. And, the start of the month means that it’s time for First Friday events. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend the evening in West Chester or Lancaster. On July 5, West Chester will host its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com)....