On Your Table: Summer is here, so start grilling

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Skewered Grilled Shrimp with Black Bean and Corn Salsa in Lettuce Wraps Say hello to the heart of grilling season – those weeks after Father’s Day and into high summer when grilling seems just right for kicking back on a hot summer evening.  It’s an easy answer to the eternal question of “what’s for dinner?” But then the choice gets difficult. ...

For GOP candidates the question is: To Trump or not to Trump?

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times With summer bearing down on us (finally!), it seemed like a good idea to take one quick snap shot of the local political scene before moving into our summer hiatus (and yes, we already skipped an edition of Politics as Unusual (PAU), sensing something of a politics overload for you, the reader). As this could well be the final edition of PAU until — gasp — August,...

On Stage; Diamante shining as new rock diva

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Diamante If there is a pantheon for rock deities, the section for powerful female rock goddesses would surely include artists such as Debbie Harry, Pat Benatar, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Avril Lavigne and PJ Harvey. There would also be a special section for hard rock lady deities featuring acts such as Joan Jett, The Great Kat, Vixen’s Janet...

What To Do: It’s all about Dad this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tre Bella The fun, food, music and activities are enough to draw you to Wilmington each June for the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival (St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 North DuPont Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-421-2790, www.stanthonysfestival.com which is entering final weekend and will close on June 1. This weekend, there is an added attraction with a...

County: 40,000 farm acres preserved since 1990

Chester County preserved farmland in West Nantmeal Township. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners announced Thursday an important agricultural land preservation milestone in the County: some 40,000 acres of farmland have been preserved as part of the county’s open space efforts. Since October of 1990, when the first farm successfully went into the program, Chester County’s Agricultural...

Bingham elected as new chair of Chesco’s Democrats

Outgoing Chester County Democratic Committee Chair hands off the gavel to newly elected Chair Dick Bingham, Wednesday night. WESTTOWN —  Dick Bingham of East Marlborough outpolled Lani Frank Wednesday night to become the new Chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) with the goal of turning the county “blue” on November 6 and beyond, despite a 15,000 Republican voter registration...

On Stage: Just in time for Eternal Summers to the area

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Eternal Summers Eternal Summers, which is headlining a show on June 14 at Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-639-4528, www.bootandsaddlephilly.com), is a young band from Virginia that has been described as a “dream punk” band. The Roanoke-based trio featuring Nicole Yun, Daniel Cundiff, Jonathan Woods plays jangly pop songs...

Mixed Media: Head to Oxford for Third on Third

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I hope you all made it out to Scarlett Thickett Farm last Saturday to see their smattering of fabulous artists. For me, it’s become to inaugural summertime activity. The barn swallows flitting around on the rafters are the end all arbiters of when my summertime activities can commence. The town of Oxford will be hosting its Third on Third this Friday (Third...

Dinniman presents flag to Special Olympics athletes

Senator Dinniman meets with athletes and officials from the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania outside his West Chester District Office. Dinniman presented the team with a Pennsylvania State Flag that they will carry with them at the 2018 SO USA Games Opening Ceremonies on July 1 in Seattle.Pictured (from left to right): SOPA Athlete Celine Heffron-Pero (Soccer), SOPA Team PA Tennis Coach Sally Kinsey,...

The changing face of healthcare

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times You know what they say… all good things must come to an end.   Nothing is more true than when we look back at the good old days of family healthcare. Recently, I was attacked with a bout of spring cleaning.  I took a few minutes to clean out a very overstuffed desk drawer.  I found a lot of things that I thought at some point I needed to...