On Stage: Thumpasaurus makes Philly debut

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Thumpasaurus Philly get ready — Thumpasaurus is on its first national tour and has a stop in Philadelphia planned for March 9. The genre-bending band from Southern California is bringing its “Book of Thump Tour” to the Kung Fu Necktie (1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com).

SEPTA trains to return to Coatesville; Commissioners pledge $1M

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline (front row left and second left) and Kathi Cozzone (second from right) present a check for $1 million to Coatesville City Council and city staff to kick-start a train station parking garage. The presentation was made as SEPTA announced its plan to return regional rail service to the city. Also pictured, is State Representative Dan Williams...

What To Do: Celebrating Charter Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This weekend’s calendar features a wide array of Charter Day activities. Charter Day, which is “officially” celebrated on March 11, recognizes the day William Penn received his land grant for Pennsylvania from King Charles II of England in 1681.

Mixed Media: Seven Million Acres submissions sought

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I started off this week at Street Road Artists Space, co-hosting the 100 Women of Brandywine Valley, (an excellent charity event) but of course, I’m here to focus on Street Road. I had been meaning to visit this unassuming space off of Street Road (just past Rt. 41) run by artist, Emily Artinian, for a while. My trip was long overdue. Artinian graciously...

On Stage: ‘Revisiting’ one of the 60s top acts

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Creedence Clearwater Revisited Fans of music from the late 1960s know that a concert by Creedence Clearwater Revisited is a safe bet. And, in recent times, the band’s area concerts have been hosted by safe places to bet. Around a year-and-a-half ago, Creedence Clearwater Revisited performed at a casino in downtown Philadelphia. On March 8, the band...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Coming through the winter of our lives

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As we come out of the winter and enter the season of spring, with longer days and warming temperatures, it brings to mind my own movement through winter and how I handled this dormant period of time. I then pondered on how we, as humans, get through the winter. Winter is that one season that has the most effect on our emotions. “The Winter Blues” is very...

When a tooth can’t be repaired

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Sometimes it just can’t be fixed.  In today’s modern age of dentistry the “save it no matter what” attitude has been replaced by a more measured response.  Sometimes it makes more sense to remove a tooth and place an implant than to do tons of work to “save” an already compromised tooth. There are a lot of reasons to replace a lost...

On Stage: Broadway hits area with ‘Rent’ and ‘Rotten’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Rent This week, the national tours of two Tony Award-winning musicals will visit the area – “Rent” in Philadelphia and “Something Rotten” in Wilmington. “Rent”, which had record-breaking sales when it played Philadelphia on numerous previous occasions, has established itself as one of America’s all-time best Broadway shows. Based on Puccini’s...

Commissioners celebrate National Ag Day

Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Richard Hostetter (The Farm at Doe Run), County Commissioner Terence Farrell, Kyle MacCauley (MacCauley Suffolks), David Bell (B&R Angus), Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich, Kaitlin Bell (B&R Angus), County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners recognized the County’s agricultural economic strength...

On Stage: ‘Divas’ on stage at Keswick

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times “Calling All Divas,” which is being presented by the Keswick Theater (291 N. Keswick Avenue, Glenside, 215-572-7650, www.keswicktheatre.com) on March 2, is more than just one form of entertainment. It’s a play. It is a concert. It is an evening of fun in a theater. And, it is a world premiere. There are other things about the show that come in...