What To Do: Kennett Winterfest on tap, Saturday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Something special happens in Kennett Square this time of the year — a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Sixth Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 24 from 12:30-4 p.m. in a tented area near 600 South...

Maxwell announces run for 74th seat

Josh Maxwell Josh Maxwell of Downingtown announced Thursday that he will seek election as the State Representative for Pennsylvania’s 74th district. Maxwell, who serves as Mayor of Downingtown, has run previously for the position, losing to State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr., who announced his plan to retire late last year.

On Stage: ‘New’ is the key word for Danielle Nicole on return to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Danielle Nicole Danielle Nicole is coming back to Philly with a new band and a new album – coming back to Philly for a show on February 22 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com). The show at WCL will be a record release show for her second solo album “Cry No More,” which will officially...

Coatesville man charged with murder of infant daughter

Zion Isaiah Shockley A Coatesville man faces murder charges in the death of his infant daughter earlier this month. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and the Coatesville Police Department announced murder charges arising from the death of a five-month old infant. Defendant Zion Isaiah Shockley has been charged with first degree murder and related offenses for shaking, throwing, and dropping...

Op/Ed: Addressing gender inequality in today’s workforce so we won’t need to in the future

By Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell, Chester County Commissioners  Week after week, we are met with more stories of sexual harassment; reports of women who have suffered because of the “power” of predators, but who now have voiced their horrendous experiences because of the courage of women who first shared their stories leading to the strength of the #MeToo movement.  One...

Being smart can save money — and grief — at your dental office

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Every professional has those moments when they shake their heads at the circumstances facing them. Recently, an acquaintance shared a story of a customer who neglected to follow up on the check engine light in her car. After months of that pesky light on the dash the young woman was shocked that her car wouldn’t start and her mechanic explained...

New Congressional map puts all of Chesco in 6th; GOP to file suit

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The new Sixth Congressional District. It seems like almost everyone has an opinion about the new Congressional map issued Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — predictably, Democrats generally lauded it as fair, while Republicans, including President Donald Trump blasted the new plan and pledged to fight it in Federal Court. The state court issued the new map...

On Stage: DeWyze looks to move past American Idol

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Lee DeWyze Many musicians are reaping benefits from exposure of their music via television — in reality competitions or show placements in popular series. Lee DeWyze had fared well with his experience in what used to be called “the small screen.” The talented singer-songwriter built a legion of fans through his performances on the “American...

On Stage: Jesse Terry doubles down on new albums

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Jesse Terry Jesse Terry is more than just a talented singer-songwriter with two first names – he is a talented singer-songwriter with two new albums that were recorded at the same time. On his current tour, which brings him to the area for a show on February 17, Terry is coming back to Burlap & Bean Coffeehouse (204 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square,...

What To Do: Shake off that cabin fever

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Science Saturday If you have kids and you’re looking for different ways to help them deal with cabin fever, there are several good options. On Saturdays in February and March, Hagley Museum and Library (Route 141, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-658-2400, www.hagley.org) presents a special event called “Science Saturday.” Visitors of all ages are invited to...