E. Coventry youth dies in house fire

EAST COVENTRY – A township boy died in a house fire early Sunday, State Police said. The East Coventry and Ridge Fire Company responded to a report of a structure fire on Bulkwater Road at 5:34 a.m. Responders reported finding the structure fully involved with a report of one occupant — the child — still in the structure.

Dirty hair, don’t care

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Looooove that summer is finally here! Hate, hate, hate what this season does to my mane. Are you a Friends fan? Remember the episode where Monica is in Barbados and her hair gets larger with each passing minute? That’s me. Click on the link to watch (and to feel my pain): http://bit.ly/2t6FIvJ Styling my tresses in high heat and humidity takes super...

Unintended consequences and Newton’s Third Law

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times While Democrats wept over special election results this week, U.S. Senate Republicans — in secret — put together their version of the health care reform, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which apart from some minor details, appears to be a lot like the house health care plan, the American Health Care Act: it cuts benefits for the poor, could lead to big...

On Stage (Bonus): Marah finds you can go home again

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Marah There is an old saying that says you can never go home again. Don’t tell that to Dave Bielanko or his band Marah. Marah was formed in 1993 by singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Bielanko from Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, bass guitarist Danny Metz and drummer Ronnie Vance in 1993. Singer/songwriter/guitarist and harmonica player Serge Bielanko, Dave’s...

What To Do: Chester County Balloon Festival soars to new heights

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chester County Balloon Festival Seeing hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes floating in the sky over your head is always a memorable sensation. If you want to experience this sensation, then you should plan on attending this weekend’s 11th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival (New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark Road just off Highway 1, Toughkenamon,...

On Stage: Blues guitar aces, young and old, share stage

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Quinn Sullivan and Buddy Guy Guitar ace Quinn Sullivan is headlining a show on June 22 at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) and will be performing dates with blues legend Buddy Guy later this summer. Three weeks ago, Sullivan was sitting in class as a student at New Bedford High School in Massachusetts.

Art Watch: An exciting weekend of art

From steel sculpture in Chester Springs to Plein Air painting in Malvern, something for everyone By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This weekend offers a fun opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Chester County weekend of art, from Lisa Fedon’s Open Studio sale, to Ivystone Studio in Downingtown and a Plein Air competition at Gallery 222 in Malvern. Metal sculptor Lisa Fedon will be opening up...

On Stage (Bonus): Reel Big Fish on a ‘Beer Run’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Reel Big Fish A hot summer night, live music under the stars and a variety of tasty craft beers on tap is a combination that’s hard to beat. Reel Big Fish, a ska-punk band from California, is older that the legal age to drink in every state. So, it’s more than acceptable for the band from Huntington Beach to launch a national tour in celebration of America’s...

Runway of Dreams brings fashion to the differently abled

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Say what you will about the pitfalls of social media and its contribution to the degradation of society, but, sometimes its power for good is magnificent. Case in point, last week I was scrolling through Facebook and stumbled across a video shared by my friend, Cristi. It was a mini documentary highlighting an organization called “Runway of Dreams.”...

On Stage (Extra): Barone dives into the soul of 60’s Village artists

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Richard Barone New York City is – and always has been – one of the music capitols of the world. In the mid-to-late 1960s, folk music and rock music came together with some jazz influences on the side to take popular music to a whole new place. It was when folk-rock was born and when the DNA for country-rock was starting to come into existence.