On Stage: Big Damn Blues Revolution storms into Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Blues will be the order of the day on November 14 when the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) presents “The Big Damn Blues Revolution Tour” — a triple-bill featuring The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band as the headliner and J.D. Wilkes and Dom Flemons...

Collins named to Longwood Gardens Board of Trustees

James C. Collins, Jr., EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Gardens today announced the appointment of James C. Collins, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Corteva Agriscience, to its Board of Trustees. The appointment is effective January 1, 2020. “We are extremely fortunate to have Jim joining Longwood’s Board of Trustees,” said Longwood Gardens President & CEO Paul B. Redman. “His extensive...

Leland announces run for the 167th

Wendy Graham Leland The 2020 election season is kicking off with the first local announcement of a challenge in a Chester County state legislative district — with a military veteran announcing late Monday night, Veterans Day, that she would seek the 167th State House seat. Describing herself as a “dedicated community leader and combat veteran,” retired Army Col. Wendy Graham Leland announced...

On Stage: The music inspired by Bucks County at Michener

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Karen Gross  If you enjoy visiting museums, listening to good music or are a history buff – or all three – then you should consider a trip to Doylestown on November 10 to visit the James A. Michener Art Museum (138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, MichenerArtMuseum.org). On Sunday afternoon, the Michener Art Museum will host singer and songwriter...

Authorities seek help to ID body found in Valley Twp.

The jacket worn by a woman, whose body was discovered in Valley Twp., Oct. 29. Authorities are asking the public for help to identify her. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Valley Township Police Department announced the recovery of the partially decomposed body of a woman in Valley Township. They are asking for the public’s assistance in identification of the woman. On...

Democrats sweep county election in historic win

The 2019 Democratic Chester County slate. WEST CHESTER – Remember, remember the 5th of November. Voters gave a democratic majority to county leadership for the first time in Chester County history. Final returns show solid wins to both Josh Maxwell of Downingtown and Marian Moskowitz of Phoenixville for the three-member Board of Commissioners, the chief governing body of Chester County.

Commissioners OK $250K for Phoenixville Senior Center infrastructure

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline (center left), Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell (center right) joined many representatives from the Phoenixville Area Senior Center and the Phoenixville community to mark the start of rebuilding the Senior Center’s retaining wall. Thanks to $250,000 in funding authorized by Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell,...

CCIU celebrates 50 years of providing career & technical education in Chester County

Current and former students and staff from the Central Chester County Technical School, Northern Chester County Technical School, Center for Arts & Technology (CAT) Brandywine Campus, Center for Arts & Technology (CAT) Pickering Campus, TCHS Brandywine Campus, TCHS Pickering Campus and TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus gathered at the Celebration of 50 years of providing career and technical education...

Commissioners tab Rivera for CWA board

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners approved the appointment Wednesday of Kennett Square lawyer Leonard Rivera, Esquire to the Chester Water Authority (CWA) Board. . Rivera fills the board position vacated by the resignation of Christopher Burkett earlier this year. Leonard Rivera previously served a five-year term (2012 to 2017) as one of three Chester County representatives...

On Stage: Ghost appears locally as US tour leg wraps up

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ghost Ghost, a Swedish rock band whose music spans many genres, rose to arena status a few years ago – and has continued to build on its success ever since. Now one of the most popular touring bands in the world, Ghost is coming down to the final few shows of its mammoth year-long schedule of live concerts.