Brandywine SPCA: 1,181 pet adoptions at Mega Adoption Event

The Brandywine Valley SPCA announced  Monday that the weekend’s Mega Adoption Event resulted in 1181 adoptions. The event held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds brought in families from across the tri-state area who adopted a total of 716 dogs and 465 cats.

On Stage: Modern day minstrels take their art to the people

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times hackedepicciotto Europe in medieval times had minstrels. A minstrel was an entertainer. Originally describing any type of entertainer such as a musician, juggler, acrobat, singer or fool, the term later, from the 16th century, came to mean a specialist entertainer who sang songs and played musical instruments. From the 14th century until the present...

On Stage: Intense is how Ministry likes it

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times People may disagree about what kind of band Ministry is – industrial, metal, rock, goth. But they all have to agree that Ministry is one of the most intense bands they’ve ever heard – lyrically and sonically. Ministry has been making music that rattles your bones, challenges your brain and touches a need for rebellion for almost four decades –...

What To Do: A Good neighbor Christmas, a century of steel

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Downingtown has always been a neighborly town – so neighborly that it has an annual event schedule that includes Good Neighbor Day each summer and Good Neighbor Christmas (downtown Downingtown, http://www.dtownchristmas.com) every winter. On December 8, Downingtown will host its annual Good Neighbor Christmas event...

Chester Co. students take on the lanternfly in competition

1st place winners Chriaag Chakravarthy, Udit Subramanya and William Liao of Downingtown STEM Academy. DOWNINGTOWN  – This November, intermediate units in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties collaborated to hold the first Spotted Lanternfly Hackathon, inviting high school students to design unique platforms or applications capable of identifying, detecting and tracking the spotted lanternfly....

County plans Naloxone giveaway, Dec. 13

WEST CHESTER — On Thursday, December 13th, Chester County’s Health Department and Department of Drug & Alcohol Services are hosting a free Naloxone Day, with doses of the medication being given away to anyone who cannot or does not wish to obtain it from a pharmacy.  The event is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now” campaign and the goal...

On Stage: Navarro finds new voice as part of Threefer Madness

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dan Navarro Dan Navarro became familiar to a lot of listeners not so much as a solo artist but more as one-half of the popular duo Lowen & Navarro. Lowen & Navarro was a songwriting team composed of David Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro, who met in Los Angeles, California, in the 1980s. They wrote the song “We Belong,” which became a major hit...

Mixed Media: A lot going on at the Wayne Art Center

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times There’s a lot going on at Wayne Arts Center this month. FIVE new exhibitions are on display. You should definitely pay a visit, and here’s why: First exhibition to greet you in the foyer, “Geometry In Color,” will offset the bleak grey winter days of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Warm up and take in the large, playful paintings, vibrating with color....

Don’t Retire, ReFire: How will you wrap up the year?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times It’s hard to belief that 2018 is rapidly coming to a close.  It’s a time of reflection on the achievements and challenges of the year and, as well as a time for looking forward, with great anticipation, what the new year may hold. Are you one of those people who were able to complete everything on your list of things to accomplish in 2018 or are you...

On Stage: Wild Child’s adventurous journey

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Wild Child Wild Child’s itinerary for the recording of its new album “Expectations” was more adventurous – and featured more mileage – than many band’s full tours. Area fans will get to hear the band’s new music live when Wild Child — Alexander Beggins, Kelsey Wilson, Sadie Wolfe, Matt Bradshaw, Tom Myers, Tyler Osmond, Cody Ackors...