Have a happy — and safe — Thanksgiving

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Whether you’re hitting the road to be home with family, or hosting the brood at your place, there’s a few simple tips from local and state experts to make your travel and holiday safer and happier. First, of course, I’ll throw in one of my own: don’t talk about politics. No, seriously. Don’t. I’d suggest other, less explosive topics such as “how about...

On Stage: Finding Neverland

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Finding Neverland Casual fans of touring Broadway shows are usually very happy with a season line-up that includes standards and old favorites. Give them a roster of shows such as “Phantom of the Opera,” “Annie,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Cats” and they’re satisfied. More serious fans look for new shows each season – shows that have never...

Cotesville crushes Pennsbury, advances to 6A District final

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Coatesville players celebrate a score during Friday night’s dismantling of Pennsbury in the District One, 6A semifinals. CALN — If you had any doubt that the 2017 Coatesville football team is for real, Friday night’s easy dispatch of one of Southeast Pennsylvania’s top programs should erase them entirely. The Red Raiders (12-1 — No. 4...

Letter: Addiction needs healing, not hate

To The Editor, Good Morning , My name is William Thomas and I am a recovering Addict! Although it was April 5, 1984 that I was scared enough and in pain enough to seek real  help. I make no apologies  for my addictions and accept full responsibility for my recovery. My drug of choice was Alcohol, however hundreds of Quaaludes, amphetamines, lines of coke, bottles of codeine cough syrup and an occasional...

Lweis offers help to senior with SEPTA Key Cards

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Rep. Harry Lewis (R-Chester), as well as his staff members Andrea Keenan and Amber Little-Turner, assisted residents at Villages at Hillview with applying for the SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card. DOWNINGTOWN — To ensure seniors can ride free on all SEPTA transit services, Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) is offering people 65 and older the opportunity to get a free SEPTA Key...

Coatesville Christmas parade — bigger and better than ever — Dec. 2

Mummers and hundreds of other musicians are just a small part of the Coatesville Christmas parade, schedule for Dec. 2. COATESVILLE — Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, down the historic Lincoln Highway, takes place on Dec. 2, 2017.  The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic, begins at 10:00 a.m. starting at Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway, and ends at...

Winners honored for Landscapes3 photo contest

Andy Zhang won first place in the youth category of the Landscapes3 photo contest for his photo, “Sunset.” WEST CHESTER — Three adults and three youth from Chester County won awards for their entries in the Chester County Planning Commission’s Landscapes3 photo contest, which focused on the county’s greatest asset: people. The photo contest, “Putting a Face on Chester County,” was a great...

On Your Table: Fall back for a little pasta

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Green vegetables add brightness to this dish and the meat makes it a substantial dish. No meal is more perfect for the onset of cold weather than a nice hearty plate of pasta.  We all love these  but you don’t need to limit yourself to the classics like spaghetti. In fact, I think greens makes some of the best inspiration for seasonal pasta dishes....

On Stage (Bonus): Savoy Brown, 50 years and still rocking

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Savoy Brown A band with a history that dates back more than a half-century will be performing in the area this weekend. On November 18, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown will have a concert at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com). Savoy Brown is still rocking the blues after more than 50 years and in 2017 is...

What To Do: Goin’ to the dogs…and the turkey

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Dog Show Thanksgiving is looming just around the corner and that means a huge number of Christmas-related events will be filling the event calendar over the next few weeks. Fortunately for those who are not yet ready to listen to carols and be bombarded by Christmas sales non-stop, there are several special events around the area this weekend that are not...