Fly Eagles, Fly

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It’s been quite a week of celebrating in Philadelphia! Just a few days shy of Valentine’s Day, there has been nothing but love in the air thanks to that incredible win last Sunday. I will be honest (even at the risk of being ostracized) and tell you that I am not a die-hard football fan. I can count on one hand the number of regular season games I...

Hundreds (or more) from Chester Co. participate in marches

From Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia to West Chester, local voices heard By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just a handful of the attendees in Washington D.C. who rode buses from the Kennett Area Democrats, who brought more than 200 residents to the nation’s capital, Saturday. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Chester County residents participated in Saturday’s Women’s March — which...

What To Do: Ring in 2017 in Kennett Square

Mushroom Drop is just one great local way to celebrate New Years By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The biggest party night of the year is upon us. Saturday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style at its annual “Midnight in the Square” (downtown Kennett Square, midnightinthesquare.com). Young children and their parents...

On Stage: Pope Francis’ visit shakes up concert schedules

But shows still happening, including Ghost, Fidlar and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times With Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia, much of the local music and performance scene is seeking schedule changes. Back in the mid-1980s during MTV’s heyday, “Frankie Goes to Hollywood” was a band that drew thousands of fans at every appearance. This weekend, “Frankie Goes...

CCCBI hosts prep session for DNC, Pope visits

MALVERN — The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry will host Historic Happenings: WMF 2015 and DNC 2016, Be Part of History, On Friday, April 24. Over the next 15 months, the Philadelphia Region hosts The World Meeting of Families & Papal Visit (September 22-27); and, less than a year later, the 2016 Democratic National Convention (July 25-28, 2016). Andi Coyle, of VISIT PHILADELPHIA®...

Chesco’s Usher to have Philly gallery show, Sept. 6

Contemplation 8 by Donna Usher. This work and many others will be on display, starting Sept. 6 at the LGTripp Gallery in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA — A solo show by internationally-exhibited artist Donna Usher of Chester County will open at the LGTripp Gallery in the Old City section of Philadelphia beginning September 6. Usher’s show has already garnered an outstanding review by Dr. Burt...

Poll numbers don’t always tell the whole story

Also: is it time to fire legislators too busy ‘on vacation’ to do their jobs? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Ah, the sweet smell of late summer. Fruits ripening, corn growing, backyard grills fired up, maybe even a whiff of chlorine from the pool all in the air. Also floating in the air: polling data, much of which might leave folks scratching their heads a bit. You may have seen...

Dentistry gives back, helps the needy

Mission of Mercy helps nearly 2,000 to have a better smile By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Dentists on a mission. Th first weekend of the month was a busy weekend for dentists in Pennsylvania. On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, a special event occurred in Philadelphia.  A dental Mission of Mercy. This event, dubbed MOM-n-PA (mission of mercy in PA) took place at the...

As Philly goes, so goes Chester County?

In this week of HS graduations, why you need to be concerned about Philly’s schools By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Out here in Chester County, we’ve been relatively insulated — we think — from the collapse of the Philadelphia Public Schools. Maybe you’ve seen some of the recent discussion about all extra curricular activities, even sports, being cut from the public schools....

Blue Demons compete in “National Treasure”, The 118th Penn Relays

Philadelphia legend and Temple alumni Bill Cosby was omni present on Friday Historic Franklin field played host to Kennett and more than 1400 high school relay teams By Dave Conard Sports Editor, KennettTimes.com PHILADELPHIA—Every April the very best in track and field make their way to historic Franklin Field to compete in one of the grandest stages in the world, the Penn Relays. Over the first...