On Stage: Big Damn Blues Revolution storms into Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Blues will be the order of the day on November 14 when the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) presents “The Big Damn Blues Revolution Tour” — a triple-bill featuring The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band as the headliner and J.D. Wilkes and Dom Flemons...

On Stage: A musical that really is ‘Beautiful’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times For more than a century, many beautiful national touring productions of Broadway shows have been presented at The Playhouse on Rodney Square (10th and Market streets, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-0200, www. duponttheatre.com), which formerly has been known as the DuPont Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre. This week, the theater in downtown Wilmington...

How to quickly treat cold sores

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Got a Cold Sore? Here’s How to Treat It Quickly. A cold sore always crops up at just the wrong time. Nobody likes to have an ugly sore on their lip or corner of their mouth. Finding which cold sore treatment works best for you can help speed along its healing. And that’s why we’re here. Cold sores usually last 7-10 days but how you...

InnerNature: Sex — The key to diversity

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, The Times In his book “Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea,” Carl Zimmer concedes: “Sex is not only unnecessary, but it ought to be a recipe for evolutionary disaster. For one thing, it is an inefficient way to reproduce…And sex carries other costs as well…By all rights, any group of animals that evolves sexual reproduction should be promptly outcompeted by nonsexual...

Leland announces run for the 167th

Wendy Graham Leland The 2020 election season is kicking off with the first local announcement of a challenge in a Chester County state legislative district — with a military veteran announcing late Monday night, Veterans Day, that she would seek the 167th State House seat. Describing herself as a “dedicated community leader and combat veteran,” retired Army Col. Wendy Graham Leland...

On Stage: The music inspired by Bucks County at Michener

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Karen Gross  If you enjoy visiting museums, listening to good music or are a history buff – or all three – then you should consider a trip to Doylestown on November 10 to visit the James A. Michener Art Museum (138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, MichenerArtMuseum.org). On Sunday afternoon, the Michener Art Museum will host singer and songwriter...

Authorities seek help to ID body found in Valley Twp.

The jacket worn by a woman, whose body was discovered in Valley Twp., Oct. 29. Authorities are asking the public for help to identify her. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Valley Township Police Department announced the recovery of the partially decomposed body of a woman in Valley Township. They are asking for the public’s assistance in identification of the woman. On...

What To Do: Saluting our veterans

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Valley Forge National Park Monday is Veterans Day – a special holiday created to honor those who have served the nation as part of United States Armed Forces. This is the weekend that America celebrates Veterans Day. Valley Forge National Park (1400 North Outer Line Drive, Valley Forge, 610- 783-1000, www.nps.gov/vafo) is presenting “Artillery...

On Stage: Celebrating 80 years of Blue Note Records

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kandace Springs Area jazz fans are in for a triple treat on November 8 when The Grand Opera House (818 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-652-5577,www.thegrandwilmington.org) hosts “The Blue Note 80th Anniversary Tour” featuring Kandace Springs (Vocalist and keyboards / Trio), James Francies (Piano / Trio) & James Carter (Saxophone...

Democrats sweep county election in historic win

The 2019 Democratic Chester County slate. WEST CHESTER – Remember, remember the 5th of November. Voters gave a democratic majority to county leadership for the first time in Chester County history. Final returns show solid wins to both Josh Maxwell of Downingtown and Marian Moskowitz of Phoenixville for the three-member Board of Commissioners, the chief governing body of Chester County.