On Stage: Metal for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ice Nine Kills There are concerts every night of the week just about 365 nights every year. When winter weather departs from the northern states around this time every year, the weeknight concert schedule becomes almost as heavy as the weekend night schedule. This week, there are numerous midweek concerts in the area featuring interesting acts. Fans...

AAA: New Year’s Day among deadliest for drivers

As Philadelphia-area residents prepare for New Year’s celebrations, AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding drivers and passengers alike of the dangers on the roads this New Year’s Day, which consistently ranks among the year’s deadliest days for alcohol-related traffic fatalities. “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 10,265 people died in drunk driving crashes...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: The art of moving on

A new year means an opportunity for positive change  By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As we go through our lives, from even before we can remember, we are faced with trials and tribulations, as well as joy and accomplishments. We are faced with change and choices, from a baby, to cry when our diaper is wet, to an adult, to choose the right people to be around, who will encourage us...

What To Do: Happy New Year!

From Mummers to first day celebrations, ring in 2016 By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The annual Mummers Parade is a Philadelphia New year’s Day staple. The biggest attractions in the upcoming week are New Year’s Day events and New Year’s Day in Philadelphia is all about the Mummers Parade (21-336-3050, www.phillymummers.com) — a festive celebration featuring string bands,...