Hundreds gather at OUTFest to support the LGBTQIA+ community

Chester County History Center was filled with OUTFest Rally Attendees. WEST CHESTER — Hundreds of Chester County residents gathered Saturday at the Chester County History Center for a rally in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.  The event featured local elected officials, community leaders, and local advocates. The rally was held in response to the cancellation of a planned OUTFest street festival...

Times 2022 election questionnaire: David Cunningham, 13th State House District

David Cunningham It is time again — for the fourth straight election cycle — for The Times election questionnaire for legislative candidates — your chance to get an unfiltered look at candidates’ views on various issues. The questions were sent out in September to both major parties in the county, asking them to be distributed to the individual campaigns. As always, the answers...

Sappey hosts Naloxone training event

Pictured left to right are Dr. Joseph Greco, MD, LCH Medical Director, state Rep. Christina Sappey, Kate Genthert-Siolek, Chester County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist, and Bob Rafetto, PRLA Brandywine Chapter Co-Chair. Community members joined State Rep. Christina Sappey on Monday for a Free Naloxone Training at Kennett Borough Hall. The event was hosted with support from the Chester County...

Chesco Health launches community health survey

The Chester County Health Department launched its community health assessment survey this week to assess the health and well-being of those who live, work, or go to school in Chester County. The assessment, conducted every three years, creates an important opportunity to improve the health of Chester County residents. The information collected will help identify community strengths, prioritize...

Due to expected rain, OUTFest rally moves to indoor venue

Local leaders and advocates have been working hard behind the scenes to plan a rally in support of the LGBTQ+ community in the wake of the cancellation of the originally planned OUTFest street festival. The event will include a rally with notable speakers, a brief march, and a party at Split Rail Tavern on Walnut Street in West Chester. Given the current forecast for rain on Saturday, October 1,...

On Stage: Step back in time for The Sixties Show at The Colonial Theater

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Sixties Show If you grew up with the music and the vibes of the 1960s or if you’re a later day fan of that era, there is a show coming to the Colonial Theater (227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, thecolonialtheatre.com/events) on September 30 that you don’t want to miss — The Sixties Show. The Sixties Show is a high energy trip back in...

Officials gather to celebrate creation of Big Elk Creek State Park

John Hallas – State Parks Director with DCNR, Todd Pride – President of Legacy Land & Water Foundation, Cindy Adams Dunn – Secretary of DCNR, Senator Carolyn Comitta, John Norbeck – Deputy Secretary DCNR, Josh Maxwell – Chester County Commissioner celebrate the creation of Big Elk Creek State Park, Wednesday. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)...

Kennett Sq. officials celebrate groundbreaking of new apartments

(Left to right) Doug Doerfler (Kennett Square Borough Council) Matt Johnson (Director of Development), Dan Berger (CEO), Steve Berger (Founder), Matt Fetick (Mayor of Kennet Square) KENNETT SQUARE – Berger Rental Communities, a full-service real estate company, broke ground on September 27th to commemorate the start of construction of Kennett Square Apartments. Kennett Square Apartments...

CommUNITY OUTfest resurrected as rally, march and fundraiser, Oct. 1

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa WEST CHESTER — OUTFest may be cancelled, at least as originally envisioned, but now a rally and march in support of the county’s LGBTQ+ community will take place, potentially a much larger event than the original plan. West Chester CommUNITY OUTfest, a two-block street festival featuring performers, activities, and vendors, was scheduled for Oct....

On Stage: The Eternal Yardbirds return to play City Winery

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Yardbirds Any credible list of the 10 all-time best rock guitarists should – without question – include Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Amazingly, all three got their starts in the same band – the Yardbirds The Yardbirds, who are playing the City Winery (990 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, citywinery.com) on September 22 are a bit...