On Stage: The Ultra comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Ultra Anyone who heads to the show on November 16 at the Fire (412 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, 267-671-9298, firephilly.com) expecting to hear a concert by the British hitmakers Ultra might be disappointed. That band — a British boy band from the 90s that had a major hit with “Rescue Me” – is simply “Ultra.”

Just scraping by — the tongue — for better oral health

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times If you never heard of tongue scraping – you are not alone. While it’s been a standard go-to therapy in bad-breath treatment for years, most of us never really paid a lot of attention to our tongues.  So let me explain what it’s all about. Just imagine that cold winter day (the one we are all dreading) … as you stand at the door,...

Rahn named Deputy County Administrator

Kara Rahn WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell announce the appointment of Kara Rahn as Deputy County Administrator effective November 26th. Rahn, 41, moves to this new role from the Department of Voter Services, where she has served as Director for nearly three years. As Deputy County Administrator, Rahn will support County Administrator...

On Stage: Dominque brings free concert to WCU

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times David Dominique West Chester University’s Wells School of Music will present a special show on November 13 as part of its “New Music Series.” The show Tuesday night at WCU’s Ware Family Recital Hall (Swope Music Building, 817 South High Street, West Chester, https://25livepub.collegenet.com) is highly attractive for two reasons – primarily...

Pulse Point saves a life in Kennett Square

Longwood Fire Company Lieutenant Bas de Vries KENNETT SQUARE — During the evening of November 7 in the heart of downtown Kennett Square a man endured a frightening experience. He found a friend in her car; she looked like she was dead. The man immediately called 911, the first step in the “Chain of Survival” that triggered a complex series of notifications. According to the American Heart...

Feeling a bit bluer than usual after Election Day

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times So, what to take away from Tuesday’s election results? While the county’s Congressional races and even State Representative races weren’t a surprise (regular readers will note I felt pretty strongly that Democrats could win all but three state house districts unless the national wave was immense, which it was not, and they did), you have to think that the...

On Stage: New Romance brings back that 80s vibe

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The 1980s was a decade when MTV was a major player in the world of rock music. Bands found instant success when their videos got into regular rotation on the music-based cable channel. More than 30 years have passed since that era in the history of pop music. Many of the acts are long-gone. Some have persevered over the last three decades and other...

What To Do: Honoring our Veterans

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is the weekend that America celebrates Veterans Day – a special holiday created to honor those who have served the nation as part of United States Armed Forces. Valley Forge National Park (1400 North Outer Line Drive, Valley Forge, 610- 783-1000, www.nps.gov/vafo) is hosting a special “Veterans Day Commemoration” on November 11 beginning...

On Stage: Pennsylvania Ballet starts season with a classic

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jiří Kylián’s “Petite Mort” at the Pennsylvania Ballet Year after year, the Pennsylvania Ballet has been able to present a season schedule that has just the right balance between the old and the new …the right mixture of traditional and contemporary. The Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella kicked off the 2018-2019 season...

Mixed Media: Art shows closing, opening

By Caroline Roosevelt,  Columnist, The Times The severity of the rain held out long enough last Friday for Kennett Square to welcome a bustling crowd to its’ Expanded Art Stroll. Congratulations to all the merchants, artists, organizations and volunteers for contributing to such a fun event. Special shout out to Casa Guanajuato for their phenomenal installation experience, “Journey to Mictlan”...