On Stage: Dorothy is seeing a higher profile these days

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dorothy Dorothy, who recently released her album “28 Days in the Valley,” has been a very busy performer this year. In the last few months, the album and the lead single “Flawless” took off – and so did Dorothy. The talented singer from Los Angeles completed one tour, almost immediately headed out on another tour and has been sprinkling...

What To Do: With outdoor events looming, hope for dry weather

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Larry Ahearn will perform at Spring Gulch. Hopefully, things won’t be too soggy over the next few days – especially because many of the popular events on this weekend’s calendar are outdoor activities. From May 18-20, the Spring Gulch Folk Festival will return for another year at Spring Gulch Resort Campground (475 Lynch Road, New Holland,...

Will 2018 be the year of woman in Chester County politics?

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times In the Chester County Democratic primary election, the winners for U.S. Senator and Governor were (unopposed) men, but women for US House PA-06 (also unopposed) and Lt. Governor (Kathi Cozzone carried Chesco but not PA), so that’s half men and half women Dem winners in Chesco. For PA Senate and House, 3 men and 8 women won Democratic races in districts...

On Stage: Kid Koala spins into Philly tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kid Koala   Eric San will be performing in Philadelphia on May 17, but you won’t find his name on any venue listings. His fans, however, know that he’s coming because they know he performs under his entertainment alias – Kid Koala. On May 17, Kid Koala will bring his “Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville Floor Kids Edition” to Johnny Brenda’s...

Mixed Media: Chester County Open Studio Tour

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Lynette Shelley at Ivystone This weekend marks the kick-off of the County Open Studio Tours starting with Chester County. You have plenty of ways to curate your schedule, plenty of conduits to take, with 154 artists spread over 64 studios. Not even the most diligent of art walkers could make it to every site location so I recommend choosing either a theme,...

Wagner, Barletta win statewide; Andrew, Roe, Williams win local nods

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Voters across Chester County — and Pennsylvania — made their choices Tuesday in the primary elections that settle both statewide and local legislative races in a typically low turnout election, but one that saw local Democrats turn out at a higher rate than their Republican counterparts, a break from recent primary election in the county. While Gov. Tom Wolf...

On Your Table: Nothing beats fresh and local

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Early spring greens such as Swiss chard and kale are plentiful at local farmers markets right now All the lovely recent weather got you jazzed up for some outdoor food shopping?  A farmers market near you can’t be beat for fresh produce and chatting with food artisans.  They are open now and can be found all over Chester County with hours...

Happy Mother’s Day

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Are you reading this article from your bed as you wait for someone to knock on the door with breakfast and a steaming hot cup of coffee? Yeah, neither am I. But, that’s OK.

On Stage: After 40 years, Feelies still feelin’ it

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Feelies Two years ago, the Feelies celebrated their 40th anniversary as a band. But, their long career has not been a continuous one. When a band has existed more than four decades, there’s a good chance there was at least one hiatus along the way. The Feelies, who are performing on May 12 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia,...

What To Do: The Willowdale Steeplechase is Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Without question, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country. It has established its reputation as an area known for staging top-flight equestrian events. The 2018 equestrian season had its unofficial start last weekend with a big annual point-to-point event in Delaware.