Happy Fourth of July!

With much of the area either off or on vacation (so many folks are at the Jersey, Delaware or Maryland shore, that its like a seaside reunion), we too are enjoying some downtime this week, scattered to various parts of the globe. As great weather is forecast — if you couldn’t get away — get outside, away from your screens (even smartphones), fire up the grill, enjoy a cold beverage and maybe...

Vacations were made for smiles

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times School is out and the shore traffic tells us all that vacation season is in full swing.  We all need a vacation and for most of us we cherish those well-deserved days away from the daily grind of work and chores. Before you pack your bags, be sure your dental visits are up to date. Fixing a small concern before you go may prevent a toothache...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Enjoy your independence

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As you make your plans to celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July, what do you look forward to the most? What is the first thing you think of? Do you think about how happy you are because you have the day off? Do you think about the many barbeques you’ve been invited to which you’ll attempt to make them all? Do you look forward to seeing your...

What To Do: Fun, Freedom, fireworks and Good Neighbors for 4th of July

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Downingtown Good Neighbor Day Independence Day is just around the corner but, unfortunately, there is no Independence Day Weekend this here because July 4 falls on a Wednesday. This means there will be some adjustments for the time period when June slides into July. There will still be a wide variety of holiday activities – they just won’t be weekend...

Ready for a new round of ‘hire a judge?’

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times Every U.S. Supreme Court session offers fresh evidence of confirmation bias, the human tendency to process information in a way that conforms to our prior beliefs. The Justices know why they are there: it’s not for their great legal minds, but because their legal backgrounds served as cover for getting them confirmed by the Senate. Upton Sinclair said:...

Officials warn on extreme heat expected this week

After a cooler than normal spring, summer is hitting Chester County this weekend with a vengeance — high heat and humidity that could pose a safety risk for seniors, children and pets, officials warn. Just as the Fourth of July holiday approaches and people head outdoors for summer fun, temperatures are forecast to soar.  The National Weather Service expects a heat wave to build this weekend for...

On Stage: STYX, Joan Jett to rock Hershey

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times STYX Classic rock comes in many forms and attracts people with a variety of musical tastes. If you’re a classic rock fan and you have a predilection for bands that rock hard and put out a 100 per cent effort every time they step onstage, then you need to make the short drive to Hershey this weekend. On June 30, the GIANT Center (550 West Hersheypark...

Kennett Lions hold year-end meeting, celebrate Barkingfield Park donations

(Back l to r)Lion D Schwepfinger, Lion C Schleuter, Lion P White, Lion J Schwartz, Lion P Hillkirk, Lion M Alexander, PDG R Taylor, Lion N Schenker(Front l to r) Lion B Pierce, E Pierce, Lion R McKay, Lion B Landmesser, PDG D Barber On Thursday, June 21, 2018 the Kennett Square Lions Evening Club and Morning Branch Club met for their end of the year dinner and awards. The location was the Kennett Township...

What To Do: Get back to your Pa. roots at Kutztown Folk Fest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times This is the weekend that one of the summer’s most popular annual Pennsylvania events gets underway. The 69th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival (Kutztown Fairgrounds, off Route 222, Kutztown, 888-674-6136,www.kutztownfestival.com) opens on June 30 and runs through July 8.

On Stage: Sax and Brown return to Philly roots

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Scot Sax and Suzie Brown Nashville may be home to Scot Sax and Suzie Brown, but the duo will always have its ties to the Philadelphia area. Philadelphia is Sax’s hometown, the place where Brown began her music career and the city where the couple met and first fell in love. On June 28, Sax and Brown return to this area for a show at Bourbon and Branch...