On Your Table: Savoring Summer’s bounty

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Tomatoes, the jewels of summer. It’s that time of summer when produce beckons.  All of it. From that first bite into butter slathered corn on the cob, to that cherry tomato that bursts with flavor when you pop it into your mouth, to the juicy sweetness of red ripe watermelon.  Even zucchini, that butt of too many jokes.  Well, I’m sure...

Chesco Coroner: 59 deaths due to opioids so far in 2018

WEST CHESTER — The opioid crisis continues to take lives in Chester County, local officials said Monday. The Chester County Coroner’s Office released data Monday on deaths due to drug overdose in Chester County for the year as of June 30, 2018. A total of 59 people died of a drug overdose during this period, with 57 deaths determined to be accidental and two due to suicide.   ...

Chesco attorney charged with defrauding clients

Joshua Janis Authorities have a charged a county attorney — Joshua Janis — saying he charged numerous clients for work never done or only partially completed. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of attorney Joshua Janis on charges that he defrauded over 25 clients, many in divorce cases. Authorities have identified at least 25 cases and are asking the public to contact...

Mixed Media: Local artists on display in Seattle, ‘Fusion’ comes to Del. Contemporary

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I’m going to start off today’s article by bringing up an art event in Seattle. Why, you ask? Greenville gallery, Somerville Manning, will be posted up there for the Seattle Art Fair on August 2nd – 8th. I lived in Seattle for a few years, wrote art coverage there as well, and am heart-warmed to see the intersection of the Brandywine Valley and...

Chesco honored for digital tech advances

Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell (second right) and Chester County Chief Information Officer Glenn Angstadt (right) accept the 2018 Digital Counties Award at last week’s National Association of Counties Conference in Nashville. Also pictured are (from left): Alan Cox, Executive Vice President, Center for Digital Government; Danielle Balmelle, Business Development Executive for award...

On Your Table: It’s National Blueberry Month — let’s eat pie!

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times What better way to celebrate National Blueberry Month than with a mouthwatering pie. “Everybody in the car!”  On scorching hot July Ohio mornings, my mother, siblings and I headed out in our trusty station wagon to an abandoned blueberry farm near town where we filled turkey roasters with scads of perfectly ripe dusky-colored blueberries...

Summer arts schedule kicks into high gear locally

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Welcome back to Mixed Media after a little midsummer hiatus! I hope everyone enjoyed their Independence Day celebrations and have successfully digested all of that potato salad and recovered from any fireworks related injuries. We’ve got a few events coming up. Thursday, July 19, Art Trust in West Chester will be hosting the artist talk for their current...

Sheriff’s office K-9 Nero truly becomes a ‘rock’ star

Chester County Sheriffs Deputy Matthew ‘Jamie’ Mendenhall is shown on duty with K-9 Nero. WEST CHESTER — Anyone familiar with K-9 Nero, a stately, bomb-sniffing German shepherd, regarded him as a rock star long before he expanded that definition. In early May, Nero and his partner, Chester County Deputy Sheriff Matthew “Jamie” Mendenhall, were participating in a routine training exercise...

County donates $7,500 to Volunteer English Program

County Commissioner Terence Farrell; John Rafferty, VEP Board Member; VEP alumni and ambassador Janice Guenot; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Dr. Margaret Pearsall, VEP Development Associate; VEP Board President Valerie Rozek; and VEP 2nd Vice President Fred Crotchfelt. The Chester County Commissioners recently presented a check for $7,500 to representatives from the Chester County-based non-profit...

Beyond ‘Trump, bad’

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times The June 16 editorial “For GOP candidates the question is: To Trump or not to Trump?” http://chescotimes.com/?p=25893/ makes a lot of good points about this year’s enthusiasm gap between the two major parties (see also the recent Pew poll http://www.people- press.org/2018/06/20/voters-more-focused-on-control-of-congress-and-the-president-than-in-past-midterms/)...