On Stage (Extra): Barone dives into the soul of 60’s Village artists

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Richard Barone New York City is – and always has been – one of the music capitols of the world. In the mid-to-late 1960s, folk music and rock music came together with some jazz influences on the side to take popular music to a whole new place. It was when folk-rock was born and when the DNA for country-rock was starting to come into existence.

What To Do: Things looking up for Father’s Day

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Fatherfest at the American Helicopter Museum. If there is a blimp, a helicopter or a bald eagle in the sky above you, it’s almost a certainty that you’re going to look up. If it’s a helicopter, the sound of the plane also attracts your attention. Checking out a chopper flying overhead is virtually impossible to resist.

On Stage: FOXTRAX comes back from the wilderness

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times FOXTRAX The band FOXTRAX has the rare distinction of sharing its name with a glowing hockey puck. FoxTrax was a glowing puck — an augmented reality system that was utilized by Fox Sports’ telecasts of the National Hockey League. It only lasted one season.

It is time to try to dial back the anger

We’re deeply thankful that Costello, Meehan and Smucker are OK after DC shooting By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) should have been at his usual perch, at shortstop, next to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Wednesday morning, when a lone gunman opened fire on Republican congressman and staffers Wednesday morning — but he missed his ride by a couple of minutes. The congressmen...

Coatesville PD, Times’ image honored by DOJ

Viral shot of officer and kids in splash pad wins COPS June photo award The image of a Coatesville Police Officer enjoying the city’s new Splash Pad as photographed by Times’ News Editor Lauren Parker last year became a viral image across the Internet and now, an award-winning image symbolizing community policing, after the U.S. Department of Justice COPS program honored it for its June,...

Art Watch: Jazz in the Vineyard

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday, The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates “Jazz in the Vineyard” at their wonderful annual Garden Party fundraiser at Galer Estate Winery in Kennett Square and on Sunday The Clover Market has a full day explosion of the arts, food and refreshments from 10-5pm in Kennett Square. You have a great art weekend ahead, with “Jazz in the Vineyard”...

A little summer sun can make your teeth healthier

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Here comes the sun, or at least we hope so. After days of dreary and unseasonably chilly weather the giant glowing orb of happiness appeared outside my window. This amazing event occurred just as I was reading a dental journal and discovered the results of some new research.

Briggs named as new CEO of Brandywine Health Foundation

Vanessa Briggs COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation Board of Directors today announced that Vanessa Briggs has been named as the foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Briggs will assume her position effective July 17, 2017. She replaces long-time President and CEO Frances Sheehan, who left last year to run an non-profit in Delaware County.

On Stage (Bonus): ‘Fun Home’ makes a home in Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Fun Home It’s always exciting for local theater fans whenever a touring Broadway show comes to the area for the first time. It’s really exciting if the show is a recent winner of several Tony Awards. Excitement is definitely on tap this week when the hit musical “Fun Home” comes to the area.

Is a ‘cross-fire hurricane’ bearing down on the 6th District?

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times “I was born in a cross-fire hurricane And I howled at the morning driving rain But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas But it’s all right. I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash It’s a gas, gas, gas” — The Rolling Stones, Jumpin’ Jack Flash. It’s pretty clear that politics over the next 18 or so months will be anything but calm, as...