On Stage: Red Baraat brings Bhangra to America

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Red Baraat A lot of music musicians and bands claim to be unique but most fail to live up to that claim. Red Baraat, which is headlining a show on March 23 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com), doesn’t claim to be unique – even though the band truly is.    Send article...

Chadds Ford students display STEM projects at school board meeting

By Julianne Besznyak, Correspondent, The Times CHADDS FORD – Monday nights Unionville–Chadds Ford School District Board of Education meeting took place at Chadds Ford Elementary School and featured students display projects related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The meeting started off with School Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz highlighting the STEM activities that are taking...

Coatesville Police investigate double shooting

COATESVILLE – City Police are investigating a double shooting that reportedly occurred Tuesday night in the 600 block of Belmont Street. Upon arriving at the scene, police say they found one individual had been shot in the buttocks. The victim was then transported to Paoli Hospital by ambulance. It was then discovered that a second individual had been shot in the abdomen but was transported...

Chesco Congress members feeling heat on health care vote

At last count, Meehan, Costello and Smucker appear to be yes votes By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The fate of a controversial health care reform bill may end up in the hands of local members of the U.S. Congress — as two of them were seen as being on the fence on the bill but now said to be leaning toward “yes” votes — as the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans scramble...

No really, 10 easy hacks for oral health

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times While you’ve probably seen linkbait around the Internet on “10 easy hacks to…” on everything to weight loss to dating, many of which are of dubious quality, there really are a few simple things you can do to improve your dental health (and keep your family happier and maybe save you a few bucks). So here’s an...

Holdsworth new Kennett Sq. Police Chief

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times William Holdsworth was named Monday night as the new Chief of Police in Kennett Square. KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett Square Borough Council voted unanimously on Monday night to conditionally offer the chief of police position to current borough Lieutenant William Holdsworth. He will be sworn in on April 3, succeeding Ed Zunino, who retired in 2016. Mayor Matthew...

Art Watch: From discovery to sublime

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The big art weekend event this week is 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show, held at Chadds Ford Elementary School this Friday, March 24 from 7-10pm and Saturday March 25 from 10am-4pm. The Friday opening is for adults only, and is always a very fun party with donated delicious appetizers served by students and staff on cleverly made palette trays.   ...

Man wanted in gun discharge, hit and run

COATESVILLE — A city man is wanted in connection with an incident Sunday evening, where at least one shot was fired and a man reportedly struck another person with his car, fleeing the scene. City Police are seeking Aaron Humphrey, 33, who, witnesses said, was engaged in a verbal altercation with two individuals who were not identified by police.    Send article as PDF...

What is the definition of vanity?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I was standing in line at CVS the other day and witnessed something interesting. A woman and her pre-teen daughter (probably 12?) were ahead of me to check out. While we waited for the cashier, the young girl picked up a lip-gloss from the aisle display. Her mother’s response? “Put that down! Don’t be so vain. You do not need lip gloss.” Obviously...

What to Do: Get Happy on Monday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If you’re looking for something fun to do on Monday, you have several good options — “Be Happy,” celebrate the first day of Spring or get a free water ice at any of Rita’s Water Ice locations around the area. It won’t take much of an effort to do all three at the same time. The International Day of Happiness is March 20 — every year...