The East Hill Group knows how to go above and beyond

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Bill and Robin Huyler, principals of The East Hill Group of Chadds Ford. CHADDS FORD — Sometimes answering a customer’s question correctly is not enough.  When you fundamentally understand your customers, you can go above and beyond and not only answer their questions but can begin to anticipate their needs. That’s the fundamental philosophy behind The East...

On Stage (Bonus): JoJo’s Holiday Variety Show ready to get you in the mood

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Now that the holiday season has arrived, there are many, many concert options. But, it is also a good time to consider attending a stage production such as a play, a ballet performance or even a modern-day version of the old variety show. On December 15, Joey Sweeney and a bunch of other artists from around the Delaware Valley will be presenting a modern-day...

What To Do: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The March to Valley Forge The Christmas season is in full swing. The holiday spirit is in the air, traffic around malls and shopping centers is almost impassable and Christmas events are everywhere. Over the next week or so, you can head in any direction and find a holiday event to attend — and maybe even a few events that are not holiday-related. On...

Pocopson recognizes Girl Scout Gold Award recipient for video on Holocaust

Supervisors consider only one meeting a month By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The last township meeting of 2017 – and the only meeting in Dec. due to the holidays – was held on Monday, Dec. 11, with discussions involving having only one meeting per month, instead of two moving forward into 2018.  During the brief meeting, the supervisors presented a resolution to...

On Stage: Aimee Mann comes to the Colonial

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Aimee Mann Aimee Mann has probably played more different area venues than any other act on the scene – starting with her formative days in ’til Tuesday and  continuing through her long solo career. Mann has played everywhere from huge arenas (the Spectrum) to outdoor venues (Mann Music Center, Philadelphia Zoo) to small clubs (Chestnut Cabaret, World...

Kennett supervisors OK emergency services tax hike

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors (pictured) and leaders in Kennett Square are doing a fundraising competition, Change for Change, which will benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard. KENNETT – Citing the expense of a growing police force, the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors have passed a 2018 budget that includes a tax increase to cover the costs...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: The magic of the season

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Ah, to look at life through the eyes of a child, especially during this magical time of year.  Well, you can!  All you have to do is put yourself back to a time in your childhood where you were wide-eyed and filled with joy, wonder and excitement. Soon, you will have a grin from ear to ear and a skip in you step. Being the passionate person that I am,...

On Stage: The Color Purple returns to Philadephia

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Color Purple For the second time this season, area theater fans are being treated to an inaugural run of a hit Broadway show’s National Tour. The North American Tour of the Tony Award®-winning revival of “The Color Purple” visits Philadelphia from December 12-17 as part of the Broadway Philadelphia series, which is presented collaboratively by...

Super Six: Holidays edition

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Ho Ho Ho! Ready for the Holiday Super Six? Anyone else in “Present Panic Mode” like I am? While online shopping offers many conveniences, the sheer volume of options has me paralyzed, overwhelmed, and unable to get past “add to cart”. I have a tendency to second guess and I worry that what I see on my computer might not be as awesome in person....

Moore, Trump put local Republicans at severe risk

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As we head into the 2018 election season, we see that the two major political parties find themselves at crossroads, with one party seemingly finding its roots after years of wandering and pandering and another so lost, to as be unrecognizable from just a few years ago. For Democrats, heading into 2018 with a wind at their back — and locally, the biggest series...