On Stage: The Patriot Tour comes to Philadelphia

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Marcus Lutrell While various activities around the country may or may not show disrespect for the country, there are many activities bolstering patriotism – events such as Veterans’ Day parades and Flag Day events. On October 20, the Kimmel Center will host an event that is 100 per cent respectful and even more patriotic – the Patriot Tour. The Patriot...

Art Watch: the Delaware County Studio Tour is on

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Rev up your engines and sync your google maps ap and prepare to explore the arts from the 51 artists at 19 studio locations showing throughout Delaware County this weekend! Most everyone knows about the Chester County Studio Tour which is now a blockbuster May event every year, but the Delaware County Studio Tour is still getting its sea legs, as it is just in...

Op/Ed.: Protecting children’s health care

By U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, Sixth District, Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) For two decades, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has offered vital services to families across the country, including right here in Southeastern Pennsylvania. In fact, Pennsylvania launched statewide CHIP in 1992 and it has been recognized as the model for federal CHIP, which launched five years...

On Stage: The Main Squeeze

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Main Squeeze The Main Squeeze relocated from the Midwest to the West Coast and now are in the middle of a long tour of the East Coast – a tour that brings then to the area for a show on October 17 at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, http://undergroundarts.org). The band features Ben “Smiley” Silverstein, keyboards;...

GOP, Dems spar over campaign materials

Updated 9 a.m. 10-17: Confirms Reif’s title is Controller By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Margaret Reif (left) and Norman MacQueen The county’s Democrats are taking Controller Norman MacQueen to task for citing achievements on Republican Party campaign literature that Democrats say are “outrageous” and “imagined” while GOP officials say challenger Margaret Reif is being dishonest...

On Stage (Spotlight): Ramirez brings tour to Boot and Saddle

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times David Ramirez Sometimes you have to go places, even when you’re not going anywhere — like David Ramirez. On October 15, Ramirez will bring his “We’re Not Going Anywhere Tour” to Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-639-4528, www.bootandsaddlephilly.com). The tour shares its name with Ramirez’ new album.

Downingtown East’s second half overpowers Unionville, 45-21

Downingtown East’s Nicolas Hesel closes in on Unionville’s Alex Gorgone as he loses the handle on a first-quarter fumble. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — For a half, it was truly epic, but the second half proved that depth and school size matters in high school football. Undefeated Unionville was giving undefeated Downingtown East all it could handle for two quarters...

What To Do: Kennett Symphony opens 2017-18 season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times On October 14, it will be time for “Opening Night” for the 2017-2018 season of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363m, http://www.kennettsymphony.org). The show, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m., is being held at Unionville High School on Route 82 in Kennett Square. The KSCC concert will feature Michael Hall as Conductor and Andrew...

OnStage (Bonus): Keifer is coming home

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tom Keifer Tom Keifer is going home again – again. Keifer is a local boy who rose to international fame as the lead vocalist of the glam-rock band Cinderella. He is a Philadelphia area native who relocated to southern New Jersey during the Cinderella days and then moved to Nashville around 20 years ago. More specifically, Keifer grew up in Delaware County...

On Stage: Pa. Ballet opens with Sleeping Beauty

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Pennsylvania Ballet’s opening production of its 2017-2018 season is “The Sleeping Beauty,” which is a bit ironic considering that the company has been anything but sleeping in recent years under the guidance of Artistic Director Angel Corella. “The Sleeping Beauty” opens on October 12 and runs through October 22 at the Academy of Music (Broad...