Man charged with taunting, punching disabled man in W. Chester

An East Fallowfield man is charged with punching a disabled man in front of a West Chester 7-11. The Times has blurred the image of the victim’s face to protect his identity. WEST CHESTER — An East Fallowfield man faces charges that he taunted and then sucker punched a man with cerebral palsy in front of a borough 7-11 on May 10. He faces charges of simple assault and additional charges related...

On Stage (Bonus): Anders Osborne is on a writing spree

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Anders Osborne On May 20, downtown Wilmington will welcome the inaugural staging of David Bromberg’s Big Noise Festival at Tubman Garrett Park (815 Justison Street, Wilmington, http://www.bignoisefestival.com). The festival’s all-star line-up will feature David Bromberg Big Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dr. John, Anders Osborne, Larry Campbell &...

What To Do: With Summer looming, festival season kicks off

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Liz Longley When warm weather arrives in this area, outdoor music concerts are not far behind — especially outdoor, multi-day festivals. One of the earliest festivals on the annual calendar is the Spring Gulch Folk Festival. From May 19-21, the Spring Gulch Folk Festival will return for another year at Spring Gulch Resort Campground (475 Lynch Road, New...

On Stage: Jarre finally comes to North America

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Jean-Michel Jarre Jean-Michel Jarre is a legend in the world of electronic music. Ever since his debut album, the French composer/performer has been pushing the boundaries of music – and of attracting live audiences. In 1990, Jarre attracted an audience of 2.5 million in front of La Défense skyline, Paris in a show commemoration celebration of the 200th...

Democrats see massive turnout boost in primaries

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Tuesday’s primaries settled a handful of races, while setting the stage for the fall election battles, as Democratic turnout was noticeably higher than seen in the same primary four years ago — in part because of high profile primaries for the West Chester Mayoral seat, as well as a hotly contested District Justice race in the Kennett/Unionville area. While more...

The Tooth Fairy Index – a leading economic indicator?

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times We all know the tooth fairy. That wonderful fairy who trades recently lost baby teeth for a monetary gift. I remember as a child always being concerned that the carefully wrapped tooth under my pillow would be lost and the tooth fairy would not be able to find it. As a child, my reward was often a shiny new fifty cent piece. Yes, this really does...

Art Watch: The most important art weekend of the year

The Chester County Studio Tour is this weekend By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The hugely anticipated art event of the year is here, The Chester County Studio Tour, is this weekend Saturday and Sunday. This year an astonishing 179 artists are showing and selling their artwork in 72 art studio locations throughout Chester County Saturday May 20th 10am-6pm, and finishing up the next day Sunday May...

On stage (Bonus): Pau Kelly sings about…death

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen Over the years, there have been a variety of songs devoted to death including tunes that were hits for Johnny Cash (“Cowboy’s Lament – Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie”) and Hank Williams (“Six More Miles (To the Graveyard).” Last year, Australia’s legendary singer/songwriter/rocker Paul Kelly released a whole album of...

Comey firing raises the stakes for 2018 elections

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just when the healthcare mess seemed ready to drown our local Congressvictims in a Jonestown Flood like deluge, President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, Tuesday, swooped in and saved them by changing the subject. And by saving them, I mean sparing them from a looming electoral firing squad by hitting them with a flaming asteroid. While Pennsylvania’s...

On Stage (Extra): The Unlikely Candidates dodge rain in Camden

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Unlikely Candidates May 14 is the day to get in family mode – the day to celebrate Mother’s Day. May 13, on the other hand, is a day to get in music mode — a day to enjoy live music…a day with plenty of good options for listening pleasure. Whether you’re a fan of Southern Rock or the music of David Bowie — whether you’re a fan of punchy...