On Stage: 50 years of rock stardom? Just say Yes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times In recent years, Yes has been visiting America during the summer months to perform shows featuring a couple of the bands classic albums performed in their entirety. Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists Yes have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic...

What To Do: It’s summer festival season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kimberton Fair It’s the middle of July and that means it’s time for outdoor festivals. Every summer, this area is a hotbed for festivals — blueberry festivals, peach festivals, county fairs, firemen’s festivals, state fairs and plain old country fairs. If you enjoy country fairs, you should check out the 90th Annual Kimberton Community Fair...

Mixed Media: No summer doldrums — lots to see in local arts scene

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times We may be in between First Friday’s but there’s plenty going on to  fill your schedule. Let’s see what’s upcoming. The Brandywine River Art Museum just unveiled their new exhibition: The Serious and The Smirk: Portraits from The Collection. This exhibition explores the genre of portraiture and its’ varied uses. The clever title of the exhibition...

On Stage: Want to go seriously retro? Check out Blackmore’s Night

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Blackmore’s NightFeatured, Blackmore’s Night, Many bands play music from the past – from 20, 30, 40, 50 or even 60 years ago. Blackmore’s Night plays music that has its roots in music from several centuries ago. On July 19, Blackmore’s Night will make a return visit to the area for a show at the Keswick Theater (291 N. Keswick...

KAU U12 advances to state Little League tournament

The KAU Under 12 Little League team celebrates its District 7 championship and will advance to the state tournament this weekend. The Kennett Square 12 U Little League captured the Section 7 championship Tuesday night, defeating Carlisle 7-0. Levi Brawley got the win on the mound for KAU.  A home run by David Lillis and multiple hits by Tague Davis and Trevor Dunne contributed to KAU’s strong...

Azalta, Eagles and Stroud celebrate area All-Pro teachers with day in White Clay

From left to right: Axalta All-Pro teachers Eric Turnbull, Brooks Twilley, Joe Dell’Arciprete, Heather Handler, Colleen Mooney, Robin McClean, the Stroud Center’s Dr. Steve Kerlin, Philadelphia Eagles Safety Chris Maragos, Dr. Javier Dominguez, Ross Cruz, Paul VanHouten, Anne Klein, and Michelle Fogel got hands on with macroinvertebrates in White Clay Creek. Axalta, a leading global supplier...

On Stage: Fitness tops surprising busy Tuesday night local show schedule

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Fitness July 17 is a Tuesday and Tuesdays is not usually the best day of the week for a selection of live music at area venues. Mid-week shows are a tough draw – especially Tuesday’s following a summer weekend. This year, July 17 is an exception. The area music calendar features shows by Fitness, an electro-pop duo from L.A. on July 17. There...

UCFSD approves student handbooks, asks for student conduct policy feedback

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The cover of the new Unionville High School student handbook. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Monday night’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board Meeting was brief, including only the voting items needed to ensure a smooth start to the upcoming school year. Student handbooks for elementary, middle, and high schools were approved.  The updated handbooks better...

Mushroom Farmers award scholarships to area students

Community Awareness Committee Member Keith Silfee, Joseph Davidson, Natalie Savaiko and David Alonzo. Fourteen college-bound high school seniors from four area high schools were awarded scholarships from the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s Community Awareness Committee (CAC), the group announced today. Thirteen received the Sara Manning Scholarship ($1,000) and one received the Rob Ferranto...

Lasko family donates ambulance to Good Fellowship

Vivian Lasko starts the new ambulance that the Lasko family helped donate to Good Fellowship Ambulance in the name of her husband, the late business leader and philanthropist Oscar Lasko. State Senator Andy Dinniman thanked the Lasko Family for donating $184,000 to Good Fellowship Ambulance and EMS Training Institute for the purchase of a new ambulance. “Oscar Lasko and the Lasko family never...