Have a happy — and safe — Thanksgiving

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Whether you’re hitting the road to be home with family, or hosting the brood at your place, there’s a few simple tips from local and state experts to make your travel and holiday safer and happier. First, of course, I’ll throw in one of my own: don’t talk about politics. No, seriously. Don’t. I’d suggest other, less explosive topics such as “how...

Give extra ‘thanks’ for safety this holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday, folks around the Chester County area will be indulging in two activities: travel to be with friends and family and, of course cooking. While both are cornerstones of the holiday season, both can offer hazards if folks don’t exercise appropriate caution.

We can all find things to be thankful for

Even if you’re upset now, take stock in all of the good things in life By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times There has been a whole lotta controversy in the past few weeks and not enough love. Just my opinion; but, luckily, this is my article and I can express myself freely because of my constitutional rights and my supportive editor. (Shameless plug for Mike McGann!) As we get closer...

On Your Table: Thanksgiving is not just about the turkey

You have to go beyond giving them the bird for a great meal By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Thanksgiving is as much about the side dishes as the star of the dish. Everybody frets about cooking the family turkey for Thanksgiving. Butterball even has a hotline (800-288-8372) so that folks can call and ask questions from experts who are on call throughout the holiday. Mind you,...

What To Do: Holiday season kicks off this week

Also: Cat, reptile shows, wines at first blush and more this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cat lovers can get their fill of thrills at the Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter Cat Fanciers Association 2015 World Championship Cat Show this weekend. Thanksgiving is getting ready to knock on the door and that means a slew of Christmas-related events will be filling the event calendar...

Culinary students host youngsters for Thanksgiving trip

A Penn London Elementary School student uses candy corn to decorate his snicker doodle cookie, during a recent visit to the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pennock’s Bridge Campus Culinary Arts in Penn. WEST GROVE — Technical College High School (TCHS) Pennock’s Bridge Campus Culinary Arts students recently hosted 25 Kindergarten, first and second grade students from Penn London Elementary...

Chester County heritage turkeys taste like ‘eating sunshine’

Get back to real Thanksgiving roots with the birds that nature built from Wyebrook Farms By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Heritage turkeys including the black birds, Broad Breasted Bronze, the white ones, Royal Palms and the browns, which are Bourbon Reds Chances are if you are like most Americans on Thanksgiving Day you’ll be serving turkey, a native bird that Benjamin Franklin...

I have many things to be thankful for

And so do my kids, nieces and nephews By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times My memories of Thanksgiving as a child are some of my most precious.  Our (not so large) extended family would gather at my Great Aunt’s house for food (including tons of desserts…my grandfather and his brother owned a few bakeries!) laughter and love. We would play touch football with our cousins and then come...

So many things to be thankful for

Just a few of things I’m thinking of this Thanksgiving By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Can you believe that Thanksgiving is a mere 4 days away?  How quickly time flies!  Weren’t we just complaining about how hot it was this summer? I am thankful for so many things this November, though.  I thought I’d list a few for you… I am thankful that the election is O-V-E-R.  Whatever...