Just because we made it to Green, doesn’t mean the fight against COVID-19 is over

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa If everything goes as planned, Chester County will move to Green Status next Friday, the final phase of social and business limitations intended to halt the spread of COVID-19. I think we can both be excited and proud of this fact. For the most part, people in this county listened to local and state officials, played it carefully, stayed home as much...

Fathers’ Day is twice as nice for pair of E. Brandywine Firefighters

East Brandywine Chief Vincent D’Amico and Firefighter/EMT Eddie Ranck each recently became the fathers of twins. EAST BRANDYWINE — This Father’s Day the Chester County Fire Chief’s Association is highlighting fathers who volunteer at area firehouses.  Surprisingly, two fathers who volunteer at the East Brandywine Fire Company have welcomed two sets of twins making Chief Vincent D’Amico...

Chester County Fire Chiefs Association salutes volunteer firefighting dads

Editor’s Note: As we celebrate Father’s Day this year, the Chester County Fire Chiefs Association gives a special thank you to all dads who volunteer to keep Chester County lives safe and encourages more to do the same by learning about the many volunteer opportunities available at www.helpfightfire.com.     Rick King and Family Four years ago, Rick King had one of his proudest moments as...

Great gift ideas for Fathers’ Day

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I’m sorry, fellas. Last week I (selfishly) fixated on bathing suits for the ladies…even though your big day is next Sunday. I’m sure you must have been worried that I had forgotten about you. You probably felt neglected and mistreated. Never fear, I’m here to rectify things. I must confess, I avoided writing about it because I find Father’s...

What To Do: Nothing beats a summer fair

Also: Lots to do with Dad this Fathers’ Day By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Summer kicks off in the area June 21, when St. Joseph’s Church in Downingtown holds its annual Community Festival. Summertime has arrived and warm weather agendas are usually filled with fun events — especially festivals and country fairs. The attraction of a summer fair is timeless. The glow...

Cool gifts to celebrate the dad in your life

From health, to leisure time, these will bring a smile to any dad By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Father’s Day is today! Aaaaaah! A homemade card is†delightful but let’s put our heads together and come up with a cool gift to go with it. I love when magazines suggest BBQ sauce as the perfect present for Dad. SO bizarre, right? Would you ever give your mother pancake mix wrapped...

What To Do: Fathers Day means high-flying fun!

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times There are three types of aircraft that almost always force you to turn your gaze skyward and they all begin with the letter “h” — harrier jets, helicopters and hot air balloons. This weekend, you’ll be able to see two of the three in the skies above Chester County. If you want to see harriers in action, you might need to go to Iraq where the...

On Your Table: Nothing says Fathers Day like a great burger

Keep it simple for a grilled taste treat By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times  Show Dad some love on Father’s Day with grilled burgers.  They don’t need to be beef by the way, but with a few easy tips and techniques, anyone can grill perfect burgers in honor of Dad’s big day. If you decide to make beef burgers, the key to making great steakhouse-style burgers at home...

So, how cool is your Dad?

A fun little quiz to see exactly how ‘with-it’ the Dad in your life is By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times In honor of Father’s Day, here is a quiz to test your “Daddy Coolness Factor”.  Be honest.  NO cheating.

Taking a swing at golf fashion?

There’s no excuse for some of these looks on the links By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I figured no better time than Father’s Day (and the last day of the US Open) to give a quick review on the Do’s and Don’ts of golf fashion. I have included the picture collage as a reference. Let’s take it step by step, shall we?