A brave new world for local Congress members

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It is a brave (cough-cough) new world for some of our elected officials — specifically the three gentlemen who hold congressional seats in Chester County and find themselves coming home to districts this week they may not recognize. Yes — we’ll grant everything is new for U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, who is little more than a month in from joining the world’s most...

On Stage (Extra): The Bodyguard comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Bodyguard It seems that almost everyone is familiar with the movie “The Bodyguard” and especially familiar with the music. “The Bodyguard” is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Costner stars as a former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard...

GOP, Dems endorse county-wide, judicial slates

The focus on county elections in 2017 has already begun with both county party committees announcing slates of endorsed candidates for county-wide races, judicial retention and district justice races. The Democrats met Wednesday and issued the following endorsements:

What To Do: Cirque Zuma Zuma comes to W. Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cirque Zuma Zuma Even long-time circus fans who have attended many, many circus performances have still probably never seen anything like Cirque Zuma Zuma. The show is frequently described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. Area fans will have the opportunity to catch a live show by the unique entertainment act when WCU Live! presents Cirque Zuma Zuma on...

On Stage: Saying goodbye to Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ final edition comes to Philadelphia. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus, which will present its “Out of This World” production from February 16-20 at the Wells Fargo Center (Broad Street below Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, tickets are available exclusively through WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com)...

Invest in your child’s future by caring for their teeth

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Let’s start from the beginning, that’s right great teeth start from great care of our kids. We have seen decades of dental disease declining in kids who receive routine preventive care and early intervention of dental problems. For most people taking our kids to the dentist twice a year is just want we do. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always...

Commissioners get to heart of the matter, get CPR lesson

Harry Moore, Deputy Director of Field Services for the Chester County Department of Emergency Services (far left) instructs Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone in hands-only CPR. WEST CHESTER — In Chester County, on Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the heart. To further emphasize their proclamation of support for American Heart Month, the Chester County...

Art Watch: Beautiful Time Light photography

Also: A rousing fight for Fi By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Two new shows at Chester County Art Association open to the public with artist receptions this Thursday, February 16 from 5-7pm: A non-juried, multi-medium art show all about color, “Color Obsession” as well as the much anticipated “Portraiture” fine photography show by the Time Light Art group. Further afield,...

A chance to find a special person love on Valentine’s Day

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My dear Readers, This is certainly the season of LOVE and as a Dating, Love and Life Strategist, I have never had a client that has inspired me more to help find the love and life one truly deserves. We all deserve love, and I feel so humbled and appreciative that I have been able to help hundreds of men and women find the love and life they’ve always dreamed...

Last-minute Valentine’s Day desserts

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times A little chocolate can go a long way to saying “I love you” to your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s day is upon us but don’t stress out. Making the day special can be as easy or as elaborate as you’d like to make it. Simple seems best as the clock is ticking down. And last minute dishes can be just as delightful as...