On Stage: River Whyless is another reason App. State is famous

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times River Whyless For sports fans, Appalachian State University is known for producing what has been called “one of the greatest upsets in college football history.” For music fans, Appalachian State University is known for giving the world one of the best American folk/rock bands in the past decade – River Whyless. The sports world was stunned...

Letter From The Editor: Tough times in the media world

Dear Readers, I probably don’t have to tell you what a challenging time it is for us in the small-time, local media. The old advertising model is broken, a new one hasn’t really replaced it and readers like you increasingly don’t want to have to pay for content. It’s that vise that has seen our readership hold steady, yet revenue decline for three straight years.

On Your Table: Beat the heat with Ice Cream treats

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent , The Times Ice cream makes for frosty summer desserts (Photo courtesy of TheMerryThought) It’s that time of year, the time when the Mr Softie trucks start cruising neighborhoods blaring their widely known jingle or, in what must be a fit of desperation on the part of some driver, Christmas carols.   But they do indeed signal that it’s June and therefore...

On Stage: Get some joy from ‘Hate’ tour at The Troc

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Night Club On June 9, the Trocadero (10th and Arch streets, Philadelphia, 215-922-6888, www.thetroc.com) is hosting the “Everybody Still Hates You Tour.” Obviously, it will not be an evening filled with Americana, smooth jazz or sensitive singer/songwriters. The tour features Combichrist as the headliner along with Wednesday 13, Night Club, Prison,...

What To Do: Get your Gilbert & Sullivan on at Longwood

 By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Great flower gardens, an impressive fountain show and live performances of a classic theater piece all can be found at one location this weekend — Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org). On June 8 and 9, Longwood is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company. The Savoy Company, which is the...

Mixed Media: Weather proves a challenge to local art shows

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I hope no one wound up trespassing on Scarlett Thicket Farm last Saturday because of my article! The show has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 9, due to last weeks’ inclimate weather. We will see what happens THIS Saturday, as this spring has been a real nail-biter when it comes to the fruition of weather predictions. At any rate, check out...

On Stage: ‘Boeing, Boeing’ hits Candlelight stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Candlelight Theatre (2208 Millers Road, Arden, Delaware, 302- 475-2313, www.candlelighttheatredelaware.org) is always a great place to enjoy an evening of top-flight musical theater entertainment along with a tasty buffet dinner. Each year, the comfortable theater, which is located a few miles south of Concordville, has an annual schedule that...

Commissioners push PUC to keep Mariner East II shut down

WEST CHESTER — On Tuesday, The Chester County Commissioners issued a letter to  Rosemary Chiavetta, Secretary Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission asking that the commission uphold the current suspension of the Mariner East pipeline project Here is a copy of the letter the commissioners sent Tuesday to the PUC:

On Stage: Thrash metal fans — tonight is your night

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Slayer Tonight, area fans of thrash metal music know that there is only one place they should be – the Santander Arena (700 Penn Street, Reading, www.santander-arena.com). Tonight, the arena in Berk County is hosting “Slayer’s Final World Tour — Leg 1, North America.” Joining Slayer is second-billed Anthrax, thus offering fans an opportunity...

June SuperSix: Summer is finally here!

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It’s summer, it’s summer, it’s summer….HOORAY! OK, I realize that technically it’s not summer until Thursday, June 21st at 6:07am, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s here! A change in the season calls for a few new items for your wardrobe, right? Luckily, I have a Summer Super Six to provide a little inspiration. Here we go…