On Stage: Spend some time with Family and Friends

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Family and Friends For a lot of people, Thursday night is a good time to get an early start on the weekend – a good time to enjoy an evening with family and friends. This Thursday night is an especially good night to enjoy an evening with family and friends – more specifically, Family and Friends. On July 20, Family and Friends, a highly energetic...

Authorities continue investigation into Bellingham killings

Bruce Rogal A man, after attempting to kill his ex-wife on the day their divorce became final, apparently killed his aged parents at an East Goshen Assisted Living facility, before leading police on a deadly chase, with gunfire exchanged before being found dead, Wednesday night. The man, Bruce Rogal, age 59, allegedly killed his parents in the Bellingham retirement community in East Goshen on Wednesday...

Mixed media: A few closings, and openings in local arts shows

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times We’ve got a few shows that just opened, or are about to open, but first, here’s what’s ending. Art Trust’s current mixed media exhibition, “Mixed,” will end September 28. Join them for their artist talk on September 27th from 7 – 8pm. Sharon Bartmann, Jennifer Hartz, and Jim Roberts will discuss their work and there will be some time...

Arrest announced in W. Fallowfield slaying

Hakeem Smith Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of an Oxford man in the slaying of a man whose body was discovered in West Fallowfield last week. Hogan announced Wednesday morning that Hakeem Smith faces charges  for the murder of Sam Algarin on Sept. 13. Algarin’s lifeless body was found on the side of the road in West Fallowfield Township, dead from a single...

On Stage: Othmer returns to where it all started

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Julia Othmer There are three major cities in Julia Othmer’s life – Kansas City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Kansas City is where she was born and raised. Philadelphia was where her career as a singer/songwriter/keyboardist came to life. Los Angeles has been her home for more than a decade. This week, Othmer is bringing her music back to where...

This is music?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I’m old. Like, officially “middle-aged” although I fight like hell to defy it. Beauty serums, hair dye, daily workouts…if it helps me to feel younger, sign me up. In my mind, I’m no older than 25. But, you know what gives me away? Makes me feel like that commercial for Progressive Insurance that says “we can’t save you from turning into...

For GOP, the call is coming from inside the house

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Those of you old enough to remember 1980s slasher movies (or those of who have seen countless Internet memes) might be able to relate to both local and national Republicans when I note it appears that “the call is coming from inside the house.” Yes, Bob Woodward’s Fear and the now-famous Op/Ed in The New York Times display a litany of Republicans willing,...

On Stage: Step back in time this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Nicky as Carol Channing, a Musical Revue Entertainment history will be on display this weekend at a pair of live shows at the Rrazz Room (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, 888-596-1027, www.TheRrazzRoom.com). One show will feature a live performance by a multi-faceted entertainer who has been plying his trade for more than 50 years. The other show...

Authorities seek public’s help on W. Fallowfield murder

Local authorities are seeking information about this car — missing — after the body of its owner was discovered late Thursday in West Fallowfield. Authorities are asking the public for help in finding the killer of a man whose body was discovered Thursday night in West Fallowfield. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and West Fallowfield Police Department are investigating a...

What To Do: Restaurant Festival dishes it up this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=29) has been treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats for almost 40 years. This year, the free festival, which will be held on September 16...