What To Do: January means Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Orchids at Longwood Gardens If you ask Siri to name the largest family of flowering plants in the world, she/he/it would quickly come up with the answer. The largest family of flowering plants in the world is the orchid — a flower that is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful, delicate and graceful flowers in the world. The Royal Botanical...

Mixed Media: Beat the Winter blues with colorful florals

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Flowers With Jewel and Butterfly, by Charles Jay The winter doldrums are upon us. Holidays are over, and now we hang out in limbo, preparing for snowstorm after snowstorm until Spring arrives. Or… you can head to Church Street Gallery for a solo exhibition of Charles Jay’s work in West Chester and get your fix of colorful florals and a flavor of warmth...

WMCA offers support to government workers impacted by shutdown

WEST CHESTER — As the federal government shutdown continues, the seven branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine are extending support to those impacted. Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the YMCA’s facilities free of charge during this time. If the individual is already a member of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, their next...

Murphy named new director for Chesco Emergency Services

Michael Murphy, Jr. The Chester County Commissioners today announce the appointment of Michael Murphy, Jr. as Director of the Department of Emergency Services. Murphy was formerly Platoon Leader for the County’s 9-1-1 operations. “The safety of Chester County residents is one of our top priorities and our Director of Emergency Services plays a pivotal role in ensuring that safety,” said Chester...

On Stage: ASH comes home to Delaware Valley

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times In world of mythology, a phoenix rises from the ashes. In the world of modern dance, it’s ash that has arisen – actually ASH. West Chester’s Braham Crane put together his highly-acclaimed dance company in Chester County more than 10 years ago and called it A.S.H. (which stands for “Artists.Simply.Human”).

Two CCIU supervisors honored with Patriot Award

Charlot Barker (left) receives the Department of Defense Patriot Award from retired Pennsylvania National Guard Col. Patrick Heron (right). DOWNINGTOWN – One of the best ways to help men and women in the military is to support them in the workplace, and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is doing its part. Two supervisors from the CCIU recently received the Patriot Award in recognition...

Giving back: Henderson students prepare meals for Safe Harbor

Students from Henderson High School’s Kids “4” Kids Club gathered at The Kitchen Studio at Pine Street on Sunday to prepare meals for Safe Harbor of Chester County. Students from the Kids “4” Kids club at Henderson High School turned into chefs and bakers on Sunday afternoon as they gathered at The Kitchen Studio at Pine Street in West Chester to prepare meals for Safe Harbor of Chester...

What To Do: Chill out and hit the ice

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Power Play Rinks in Exton The crazy weather we’ve been having recently could mean this will be a great winter for skating on frozen ponds around Chester County — or it could mean it will be a winter with no ice at all. Fortunately, there are quite a few very good indoor locations for ice skating in the area.

On Stage: Philly still loves Bowie

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times David Bowie may be gone but he is far from forgotten – especially with events such as the “Philly Loves Bowie Week.” “Philly Loves Bowie Week” is an annual volunteer production of a family of fans of the Starman – music lovers who felt it was important to gather together as a city to celebrate the life and work of a truly one-of-a-kind...

Mixed Media: When the wall(paper) is the art work

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times The Main Line Arts Center unveiled their Professional Artist Members’ Exhibition last week. Stop by to celebrate at the reception this Friday, January 11th from 5:30 – 8pm. This exhibition will showcase a variety of media (sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media) from the programs’ 2019 cohort. Participating artists include: Frank de Pietro,...