Online daters are wealthier and better educated

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Yes, I love research, data, and statistical analysis that prove my own theories. In fact, I’m quite arrogant at times when I’m convinced I’m right about something – especially when it comes to dating. As you all have read in my columns, I keep asserting the fact that there are many erudite men and women to be found on these online dating sites. Well, a...

Art Watch: August ‘First Friday’ Gallery openings and artistic fresh starts

  By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times By now most everyone knows that studies have shown that having some creative outlet in your life increases longevity and personal happiness; but where to begin? This August, consider signing up for Fall classes at the many art associations in our area, or a class with private art teachers, or going back to school, or entering an art competition. The greater...

Letter: To save public education, Senate must reject DeVos

To The Editor, When describing public education in America our President-Elect Donald Trump compared our schools to third world countries. To fix the education system at a national level, he has chosen Betsy DeVos as education secretary. The former leader of the Michigan Republican Party, DeVos’ only contribution to education policy has been advocating for school vouchers and charter schools. Conservatives...

County Cup wins national recognition

Representatives from the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) joined Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell in accepting the National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for Employment and Training at NACo’s annual conference in Long Beach, California. Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Jacalyn Auris and Mr. R. Scot Semple from the CCIU, County Commissioner Terence...

Was your dentist there?

Continuing education allows your dentist and their staff to stay up to date By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Two weeks ago I attended the 30th annual Greater Philadelphia Valley Forge Dental Conference. This annual meeting of the dental community is primarily focused on continuing education. As a member of the organizing committee I had a chance to speak with dentists, vendors...

Local congressmen applaud passage of bipartisan education bill

Expected to be signed by Pres. Obama, law would return local control to states By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County Congressmen Pat Meehan (Left, R-7) and Ryan Costello (Right, R-6) backed revisions to federal education laws, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Two Chester County Congressman praised the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives, Wednesday, of legislation...

What were all those dentists doing in New Orleans?

Annual American Dental Association Meeting highlight tech, learning By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Just last week more than 24 thousand dental professionals gathered in New Orleans for the Annual meeting of the American Dental Association.  That’s a lot of dental people in one place.  What makes these meetings so important? As a private practice dentist, I believe it is...

Common Core hysteria is testing the limits

While a debate is proper, muddying the waters with lies doesn’t help By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Tuesday night, there’s a big meeting planned at the Kennett Fire Company’s Red Clay Room, to talk about the issues with the proposed Common Core curriculum. And while there are issues with Common Core, ranging from questions about the nature of the curriculum to who should pay for it, the...

Cosentino joins Chester County Futures

Chester County Futures’ New Director of Student Programs Giselle Cosentino . EXTON — Giselle Cosentino has been named the new Director of  Student Programs for Chester County Futures. Cosentino brings nearly 20 years of experience both working and volunteering in non-profit organizations across the country and an extensive educational background to Chester County Futures (Futures). Organization...