Don’t Retire, ReFire: ReFirement at Any Age!

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Four and a half years ago, when I started writing articles, my focus was on offering different perspectives to facing retirement and the questions that arise. As the months and years passed, and the articles continued, it became clear that what I was sharing had a more universal message that spanned the ages. While a sixteen year old isn’t thinking about...

No peace, love and understanding, it is time for a reckoning

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa What happened Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol had the feeling of the inevitable if you were willing to pay attention. Those of us who issued the alarm years ago were dismissed as having “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” We were ignored right up until the point where Donald Trump incited a riot and attempted a coup d’etat as Congress moved to certify the...

Coatesville names new Ass’t. City Manager during reorganization meeting

Charles “Chip” Huston COATESVILLE — During the Monday, January 4 Coatesville Reorganization meeting, which was held in the midst of the city’s pivotal redevelopment initiatives, Linda Lavender Norris was reelected as City Council President along with Carmen Green, Vice President. “I feel honored that my colleagues entrusted me to maintain this leadership role, and it’s my pleasure...

What To Do: A time before dinosaurs

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Academy of Natural Sciences During normal times, a visit to a museum was a great way to break up the winter doldrums that accompany January, February and March. This winter, COVID-19 restrictions forced area museums to shutter their doors in late 2020. Fortunately, restrictions on museums have just been lifted by the state. Like a phoenix rising...

On Stage: Reed offers a welcome laugh with a show at Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Earl David Reed If you view the COVID-19 pandemic as a tropical storm with gale force winds and live entertainment venues as boats, venues throughout Pennsylvania have been tightly secured to their docks while those in Philadelphia have been completely taken out of the water. Philly’s tight restrictions have made it impossible for any venue to stage...

County officials lay out COVID-19 vaccination plan

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The Chester County Health Department laid out the vaccine plan to battle COVID-19 during a detailed presentation to the public, Tuesday, even as the first phase of inoculations were under way for health care workers in the county. All three County Commissioners, County Administrator Bobby Kagel and County Health Director Jeanne Casner detailed the plans...

Caln police investigating fatal car accident, Sunday

CALN — Police are investigating a three vehicle crash that occurred on Sunday at 11:53 AM in the 2600 block of Lincoln Highway. A vehicle traveling eastbound (2015 Buick Encore) operated by Jamie Sauer (28yo) of Coatesville was involved in a collision with a (2016 GMC Terrain) operated by Janet Giddens (71yo) of Coatesville who was also traveling eastbound.  The 2015 Buick Encore then entered the...

Hawley is a lying weasel when it comes to Pennsylvania’s election

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa New Year, same old lie. I really wanted to write something hopeful about 2021, about how it would be a better year and that maybe some of the people acting like felon-trainees in politics and the local business community would see the light and start acting like reasonable human beings again. Nope. New Year, same old @#$%. You may have seen Donald Trump’s...

What To Do: First Weekend full of outdoor options

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Old City First Friday If you want to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend, you do have a few interesting options. The first Friday of the month is a good time to check out a First Friday event. This weekend, two good choices are Old City Philadelphia and Lancaster. This month’s edition of First Friday Lancaster (https://visitlancastercity.com/first-friday)...

On Stage: Ring in the new year with some good old funk via livestream

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) will be a bustle of activity on New Year’s Eve. The theater in Bucks County, which is one of the only venues in eastern Pennsylvania to still stage live concerts, will present three shows on December 31. The acts will be performing onstage but without live audiences....