On Stage (Extra): Richard Shindell comes to New Hope

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Richard Shindell This month, New Hope has caught fans’ attention as a worthwhile destination for live music. Two weeks ago, Dave Davies, guitarist and co-founder of the Kinks, performed at the Havana Club in New Hope. This weekend, veteran singer-songwriter Richard Shindell has a show in the artsy, riverside town. On April 29, Shindell will be performing...

Fair Districts PA seeks support from Pocopson to stop gerrymandering

Historical Committee announces a new virtual tour mobile app By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The bulk of Monday night’s township meeting was spent on presentations. The first of two presentations from Fair Districts PA sought support from Supervisors Elaine DiMonte and Ricki Stumpo. (Alice Balsama was not present). The second included a new mobile application providing historical...

What To Do: Yellow Springs Art Show celebrates 44 years

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Yellow Springs Art Show The Yellow Springs Art Show got its start back in 1973 as a free event featuring a variety of artists displaying their work on clotheslines. It has changed immeasurably since then and has become one of the largest and most prestigious annual art shows in the Delaware Valley. The Yellow Springs Art Show, which is still free and...

UCF to shift school start times

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education voted Monday night to approve a change in school start times, delaying the start of the school day by 25 minutes, beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The move comes after years of study of the impact on sleep on teenagers — the changes were drive by a desire to allow teens to get more sleep, officials said....

On Stage: W. Caln’s Brian Fitzy isn’t waiting

CASH grad hits the road in advance of new album release By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Brian Fitzy Even though Brian Fitzy doesn’t officially release his new album “Hard Times for Dreamers” until May 19, he is not sitting back waiting for it to drop before playing album support shows. Instead, he has seven shows booked between now and May 19 including a concert on April 28 at Bourbon...

Art Watch: Songbirds and cupcakes

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times For the last weekend in April, make sure to check out local galleries around town that will be taking down their April shows at the end of the week. This week I am highlighting the April show of Gallery 222 in Malvern, but there are also terrific shows now all over our area that are too numerable to list, that are all closing this weekend in preparation for First...

Chesco: Drug Take Back Day is Sat.

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is raising community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place on Saturday, April 29th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating...

A Q&A with Alexis Kletjian

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times If you have been a follower of Read My Lipgloss for a while, you know that I enjoy writing about my love for accessories. In fact, I rarely post a Super Six that doesn’t include some sort of bauble. This week, I am featuring the spectacular creations of award winning, fine jewelry designer Alexis Kletjian…just in time for Mother’s Day gift giving!...

On Stage (Bonus): See Heather Maloney in a whole new light

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Heather Maloney Area music fans – get ready to see Heather Maloney in a whole new light. Maloney is a singer-songwriter-rocker from western Massachusetts who has released several critically-acclaimed albums – the most recent being “Making Me Break” in 2015. She has been recording and playing her music live since 2009 and has had numerous performances...

Chester Co.: Where men are men and the congressmen are nervous

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times That loud sigh of relief you might be hearing is coming from our three local members of Congress — Ryan Costello (R-6), Pat Meehan (R-7) and Lloyd Smucker (R-16) — when it became clearer that the White House wouldn’t force a vote on the revised replacement for the Affordable Care Act this coming week. While the text of the revised legislation isn’t out,...