On Your Table: Going for more flavor, not just more food

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Call it by any name, Chicken Cacciatore makes for a great winter dish. At this time of year, many folks are focused on how to eat less. For myself I’m focused on consuming more flavorful, more comforting and more satisfying food.  This doesn’t necessarily mean more food, just better. I suppose this is counterintuitive thinking, but it’s comfort...

Taste of Phoenixville raises $65K for Good Samaritan

Taste of Phoenixville guests applaud reaching the goal of “15 in 15” – $15,000 raised in 15 minutes for Good Samaritan Services, which contributed to the total of $65,000 raised for shelter and housing services. This year’s Taste of Phoenixville, one of Chester County’s annual signature fundraisers, raised $65,000 for Good Samaritan Services, the non-profit that provides temporary emergency,...

On Stage: Neal Morse continues ‘The Great Adventure’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Neal Morse Band The last time Neal Morse played a show in the area was a year ago when he visited the Sellersville Theater on his solo acoustic tour. That tour was sandwiched between a 2017 tour in support of a massive project – an intellectually challenging double-CD titled “The Similitude of a Dream” – and his current tour in support of...

What To Do: Beat that cabin fever!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids If you have kids and you’re looking for different ways to help them deal with cabin fever, there are several good options. On February 16, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, 215-299-1000, www.ansp.org) is opening its new exhibition...

Mixed Media: Sharing is caring and…art

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times This February’s show at The Palette & Page in Elkton, MD centers around artistic collaboration. Now, through the end of February, stop in to enjoy “Response,” an annual members show featuring collaboration between writers and artists. Visual artists created a piece as either an inspiration for, or response to, a writer’s piece. The exhibition...

Longo announces run for Register of Wills

Lisa Longo PHOENIXVILLE — Lisa Longo, a former Phoenixville Board of Education President and current board member announced Tuesday that she will seek the Democratic nomination for Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans Court for Chester County. Longo said her decision to run stems from a desire to do even more for the community, and that she has strong reasons to run for the office.

On Stage: The play is the thing this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A Midsummer Night’s Dream This is a great time of year to see top-flight stage productions around the area. There is a wide variety of shows on the calendar right now – a performance of an opera based on a Shakespeare story, an American premiere of a play by a playwright from Great Britain, a musical theater piece geared for young girls, an award-winning...

On Stage: Bridges of Madison County comes to PTC

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times “The Bridges of Madison County” has a great track record and its latest chapter is about to be written as the Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 44th season with a top-flight production of the hit musical. Now through March 3, “The Bridges at Madison County” will be performed at Philadelphia Theatre Company’s stage at the Suzanne Roberts...

Do you have a cavity?

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times How do you know if you have a cavity? According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity...

Ex-DA Carroll backs Ryan’s bid for Chesco DA

Former Chester County District Attorney Joe Carroll with DA candidate Deb Ryan. WEST CHESTER – Last Thursday, Deb Ryan officially announced that she will seek a historic election for Chester County District Attorney. When elected in November, Ryan will be the first woman and the first Democrat to hold this office. A seasoned prosecutor with 15 years of experience, and a former Deputy District Attorney...