What To Do: Christmas celebrations are everywhere!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Christmas season seems a little different this year. The holiday spirit is in the air but the traffic around malls and shopping centers is almost normal — thanks to online shopping trends. One thing will never change – the omnipresence of Christmas events. They are truly everywhere. Over the next week or so, you can head in any direction...

DA adds three to prosecution staff

Three new Assistant District Attorneys have joined the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Stefanie Friedman, Kaitlyn Macaulay, and Scott Werner were sworn in before the Honorable Allison Bell Royer. District Attorney Hogan stated, “Chester County is fortunate to add these three prosecutors to our team. We seek the best and brightest prosecutors, and then try to make them even better....

On Stage: Doobie Decibel System Trio is back in Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Doobie Decibel System Roger McNamee, a talented musician and tech entrepreneur from the San Francisco area, lived for a while in Delaware County and is a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately for him – and for fans of his Bay Area band Doobie Decibel System – McNamee rarely gets to visit the area and enjoy a hoagie and the fans...

Henry’s Helping Paws Program delivers to additional senior centers

State Senator Andy Dinniman (center) and Dr. Tom Garg of Hope Veterinary Specialists (left) deliver pet food to the Coatesville Area Senior Center as part of the Henry’s Helping Paws Program. Also, pictured is Nancy Althouse (right) of Caln who frequents the Coatesville Area Senior Center. COATESVILLE — Henry’s Helping Paws Program, the initiative founded by state Senator Andy Dinniman and his...

How being vegan can affect your teeth

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times As the year comes to a close many people are considering changes to make for the new year.  I was recently asked if there were any dental concerns with being vegan.  Does the vegan diet have an impact on dental health? There is no doubt that plant-based food sources can be a healthy choice. Even meat eaters benefit from the nutrients found...

Brandywine SPCA: 1,181 pet adoptions at Mega Adoption Event

The Brandywine Valley SPCA announced  Monday that the weekend’s Mega Adoption Event resulted in 1181 adoptions. The event held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds brought in families from across the tri-state area who adopted a total of 716 dogs and 465 cats.

On Stage: Modern day minstrels take their art to the people

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times hackedepicciotto Europe in medieval times had minstrels. A minstrel was an entertainer. Originally describing any type of entertainer such as a musician, juggler, acrobat, singer or fool, the term later, from the 16th century, came to mean a specialist entertainer who sang songs and played musical instruments. From the 14th century until the present...

On Stage: Intense is how Ministry likes it

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times People may disagree about what kind of band Ministry is – industrial, metal, rock, goth. But they all have to agree that Ministry is one of the most intense bands they’ve ever heard – lyrically and sonically. Ministry has been making music that rattles your bones, challenges your brain and touches a need for rebellion for almost four decades –...

What To Do: A Good neighbor Christmas, a century of steel

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Downingtown has always been a neighborly town – so neighborly that it has an annual event schedule that includes Good Neighbor Day each summer and Good Neighbor Christmas (downtown Downingtown, http://www.dtownchristmas.com) every winter. On December 8, Downingtown will host its annual Good Neighbor Christmas event...

Chester Co. students take on the lanternfly in competition

1st place winners Chriaag Chakravarthy, Udit Subramanya and William Liao of Downingtown STEM Academy. DOWNINGTOWN  – This November, intermediate units in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties collaborated to hold the first Spotted Lanternfly Hackathon, inviting high school students to design unique platforms or applications capable of identifying, detecting and tracking the spotted lanternfly....