Love will triumph over hate in Chester County

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa I guess it is easy to hate someone if you “non-person” them. More interestingly, people are using a twisted version of faith to justify such behavior. Whether it is kidnapping migrants — here legally on an asylum application — or the despicable torrent of emails sent to West Chester Borough officials over OUTFest, we have a hate problem, not just...

CommUNITY OUTfest resurrected as rally, march and fundraiser, Oct. 1

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa WEST CHESTER — OUTFest may be cancelled, at least as originally envisioned, but now a rally and march in support of the county’s LGBTQ+ community will take place, potentially a much larger event than the original plan. West Chester CommUNITY OUTfest, a two-block street festival featuring performers, activities, and vendors, was scheduled for Oct....

What To Do: Dressage at Devon tops busy weekend of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dressage at Devon Quite a few events on this weekend’s calendar are welcoming the fall season but one is closing out an annual spring and summer tradition in the Brandywine Valley. Chester County’s annual schedule of equestrian activities is getting near the end – but it’s not quite there yet. The annual Dressage at Devon (Devon Horse Show grounds,...

On Stage: The Eternal Yardbirds return to play City Winery

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Yardbirds Any credible list of the 10 all-time best rock guitarists should – without question – include Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Amazingly, all three got their starts in the same band – the Yardbirds The Yardbirds, who are playing the City Winery (990 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, citywinery.com) on September 22 are a bit like...

County awards 1st round of American Rescue Plan grants

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz (center), Josh Maxwell (second left) and Michelle Kichline (right) meeting with the County’s ARPA advisory teams at their inaugural meeting in February. In the first round of award announcements, 73 Chester County groups and organizations will be receiving ARPA grants totaling close to $40 million. Chester County Commissioners today approved the first...

ChristianaCare: West Grove campus emergency dept. site won’t open for at least a year

The former Jennersville Hospital will reopen as a medical campus, operated by ChristianaCare. But the initial phase, which calls for emergency medicine, is still a year from opening, company officials say. Leaders from ChristianaCare and local elected officials provided an update last week on the status of the former Jennersville Hospital which the health care company purchased in June and expects...

What To Do: Rev those engines! Coatesville Grand Prix is back

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Coatesville Grand Prix This is a weekend in which summer events are gone from the schedule and harvest and Halloween activities have yet to arrive. There is still a full slate of attractive events representing a wide range of genres such as cars, food, pirates, ethnic, hot air balloons, arts and crafts, trains, scarecrows and lots more. The Coatesville...

On Stage: Harper brings sounds from down under to blues

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Harper Many, many blues bands have performed at Jamey’s House of Music (32 South Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, 215-477-9985,www.jameyshouseofmusic.com) in recent years, but none have had the musical line-up of this week’s headliner. On September 16, Jamey’s will host the area debut of Harper and Midwest Kind. The band’s founder/leader is an award-winning...

DCCC mourns the death of head basketball coach Larry Yarbray, Sr.

Larry Yarbray Jr. seen coaching his players during the 2021-22 season. Larry Yarbray, Sr., head coach of Delaware County Community College’s men’s basketball team, passed away on Saturday, September 10 after being struck by a vehicle during an organized, morning, bike ride in Dover, Delaware. Delaware State Police are investigating the incident. The 51-year-old Yarbray, the former boys basketball...

FAQ: What you need to know about the Coatesville Grand Prix

The Parade of cars from the 2021 Coatesville Grand Prix Experience the thrill of vintage autos and motorcycles revving through the heart of historic Coatesville, giving spectators a flashback to what the early days of American motorsports looked like. The family-fun motor sport event takes place on Saturday, September 17, with related events leading up to the Grand Prix on Thursday and Friday, September...