Mixed Media: Art coming up everywhere for spring

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Did you get out for the May First Friday last weekend? I made it down to Carspecken and Scott on Thursday night for the opening of Frances Roosevelt’s solo exhibit of recent work. The gallery was bustling! A work by Olga Nelson In addition to that, the Square Pear Fine Art Gallery (formerly Mala Galleria) made its debut with its new name last week....

Joseph Kennedy III to speak in West Chester, May 30

U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III. Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) will visit Chester County on Wednesday, May 30 to present keynote remarks at “Vision of the Future”, being held at West Chester University at 5:00pm. He is the first premier guest the Chester County Young Democrats welcome to encourage political awareness and involvement ahead of the 2018 midterms.

County: when in doubt, throw it out

Please, please throw it out! That may not be the message you want to hear near Earth Day, but the truth is “too zealous recyclers have contaminated the recyclables with trash.”  They are ruining the ability to market the material nationwide. Chester County residents are great recyclers, but shouldn’t be tempted to be too passionate putting items in the bin that do not belong and “trashing”...

Dog licenses are past due for 2018

WEST CHESTER – The Chester County Treasurer’s Office is issuing a notice that all dog owners in the county should, by now, have purchased licenses for their pets for 2018.  The notice comes in anticipation of canvassing in the county by the Dog Warden during the month of May. All dogs age three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or...

Chesco opens tactical firing range for first responders

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone with President of the Chester County Police Chiefs Association, Chief Shane Clark, and Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Bobby Kagel. SOUTH COATESVILLE — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell were joined by more representatives of the first...

Mixed Media: The School exhibition edition

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Summer vacation hasn’t started yet, but several art locations are hosting collections of student art from the 2017-2018 school year and you should make your way over to check them out. Here’s a listing of the local offerings, as well as a few other upcoming events. First off, because it’s happening TODAY, I should mention that the Delaware College...

Venture Chesco launches to spark startups

From left to right – RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin; Guy Fardone, Chief Executive Officer, Evolve IP;  Scott Nissenbaum, Chief Investment Officer, Ben Franklin; Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone; and Tony Green, Vice President, Technology Commercialization Group, Ben Franklin. WAYNE — The Chester County Retirement...

On Stage: Canadian band with Chester County connection makes Philadelphia debut tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Common Deer If Common Deer, a Canadian indie rock band from Ontario, wanted to add a fitting cover song to its repertoire, it could choose a song that was an international hit long before any of the band members were born. That song would be Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family,” which topped the charts in 1979.

Chesco doubles open space acreage preserved in 2017

Portions of the former Strawbridge estate near the Maryland border were preserved as protected open space in Chester County last year. Photo courtesy: Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation . The Chester County Commissioners announced that an estimated 4,240 acres of open space were protected during 2017—more than double the amount preserved the previous year. “We are pleased...

Commissioners honor 50th anniversary of Fair Housing Act

Chester County’s Board of Commissioners’ proclamation for Fair Housing Month was presented this week, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Pictured, left to right, are: Commissioner Terence Farrell; Pat Bokovitz, Director of the Chester County Department of Community Development; Jamie Ridge, President/CEO of the Suburban Realtors Alliance; Commissioner Michelle Kichline;...