On Stage: W. Caln’s Brian Fitzy isn’t waiting

CASH grad hits the road in advance of new album release By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Brian Fitzy Even though Brian Fitzy doesn’t officially release his new album “Hard Times for Dreamers” until May 19, he is not sitting back waiting for it to drop before playing album support shows. Instead, he has seven shows booked between now and May 19 including a concert on April 28 at Bourbon...

Art Watch: Songbirds and cupcakes

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times For the last weekend in April, make sure to check out local galleries around town that will be taking down their April shows at the end of the week. This week I am highlighting the April show of Gallery 222 in Malvern, but there are also terrific shows now all over our area that are too numerable to list, that are all closing this weekend in preparation for First...

Chesco: Drug Take Back Day is Sat.

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is raising community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place on Saturday, April 29th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating...

A Q&A with Alexis Kletjian

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times If you have been a follower of Read My Lipgloss for a while, you know that I enjoy writing about my love for accessories. In fact, I rarely post a Super Six that doesn’t include some sort of bauble. This week, I am featuring the spectacular creations of award winning, fine jewelry designer Alexis Kletjian…just in time for Mother’s Day gift giving!...

On Stage (Bonus): See Heather Maloney in a whole new light

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Heather Maloney Area music fans – get ready to see Heather Maloney in a whole new light. Maloney is a singer-songwriter-rocker from western Massachusetts who has released several critically-acclaimed albums – the most recent being “Making Me Break” in 2015. She has been recording and playing her music live since 2009 and has had numerous performances...

Chester Co.: Where men are men and the congressmen are nervous

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times That loud sigh of relief you might be hearing is coming from our three local members of Congress — Ryan Costello (R-6), Pat Meehan (R-7) and Lloyd Smucker (R-16) — when it became clearer that the White House wouldn’t force a vote on the revised replacement for the Affordable Care Act this coming week. While the text of the revised legislation isn’t out,...

On Stage (Extra): Everything Turned To Color’s Chesco roots

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Everything Turned To Color “Everything Turned to Color” may sound like a phrase uttered by someone who took a hit of LSD while watching an old black-and-white movie. In reality, Everything Turned to Color is the name of a talented new trio featuring Kyle Weber (vocals, electric guitar), Bryan Weber (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Neha Jiwrajka (vocals,...

What To Do: Earth Day, more important than ever

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Earth Day has been becoming more necessary every year. Now, because of the political turn of events in last November, efforts to protect the earth are crucial. Earth Day has been featuring celebrations all around the world for more than 40 years. There are a number of special Earth Day festivities in the area this weekend, including the “Earth Day Walk...

Kennett backs fight against Gerrymandering

Township swears in two new police officers By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Governor Tom Wolf presents Kennett Township staff with the 2017 Local Government Excellence in Building Community Partnerships award, in recognition of the creation of Barkingfield Park. Courtesy: Kennett Township. KENNETT  – The room was packed during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting as dozens of citizens...

On Stage: Tough choices tonight for music lovers

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Sabaton Area fans of heavy metal music have a tough decision to face on April 20. If their preferred metal music is Swedish heavy metal, they have a really tough decision to face If they want to attend a live concert featuring one of Sweden’s top international bands, they face an excruciating choice – a choice between war-inspired metal or prog rock-influenced...