Mixed Media: Fall fundraisers highlight busy art events schedule

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Fall is such a nostalgic, family oriented month, and my childhood memories are filled with the weekends my parents would take us to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins to carve. Funny enough, I didn’t care for the actual carving, but I lovingly selected my pumpkin, and waited impatiently for the toasted seeds we’d eat while carving. If you’re...

On Stage: Ricci and Appleton bring no-holds bar sound to Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jason Ricci and JJ Appleton What do you get when you pair a talented singer/songwriter/guitarist from New York City and a kickass harmonica player and singer from the South? You get an act billed as Jason Ricci and JJ Appleton. The two veteran musicians will bring their no-holds-barred sound to the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville,...

Endorsement: Tom Wolf for Governor

With Pennsylvania continuing to be unable to function on a basic level — schools continue to be underfunded, our infrastructure continues to crumble from years of neglect and increasingly even State Police coverage is threatened for local communities — there was an opportunity for a bold, new vision to really address the commonwealth’s problems by a gubernatorial candidate this year. Unfortunately,...

Nancy Pelosi to speak at Democratic Women’s dinner, Friday

U.S. Rep. (and Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi. The Chester County Democratic Women’s Leadership Initiative (CCDWLI) is pleased to welcome House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, to Chester County for their Fall Gala on Friday, October 12.” Michele Vaughn, CCDWLI Chair and Co-Founder, made the following statement about the event:    Send article as PDF   ...

A father speaks about his son, a young man doing it the right way

By Charlie Weirauch, III , Special to The Times eremy Weirauch Editor’s Note: The following is a submission from a parent about their son — and while it doesn’t fit traditional journalism, it does fit our new evolving content model of featuring submissions from the community at large on topics of wide ranging interest. If you have a submission, we’d be happy to publish it....

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Are you an Influencer?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Does the concept of being an Influencer sound like it means controlling someone’s thoughts or having power over them? It may, but there is another, better, more positive direction I’m taking you in. It’s a direction that you may or may not have considered until now. We must abandon the antiquated way of thinking about the act of influencing. We...

On Stage: Pete RG fans to get album preview at Ortlieb’s

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Pete RG Pete RG, who is headlining a show at Ortlieb’s (847 North Third Street, Philadelphia, 267- 324-3348, www.ticketfly.com) on October 9, will be treating his fans to a preview of his soon-to-be-released album “Whatever We Want Whenever We Want.” Three years ago, RG was in Philly playing the now-defunct North Star Bar while touring in support...

The battle for the 160th: meet the candidates

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times PA HOUSE DISTRICT 160 – With less than a month until Election Day, the race in the 160th district is shaping up to be a battle for the ages: The Son of Darby vs. The Kid from Kennett. The veteran vs. the rookie. Goliath vs. David. Incumbent Stephen Barrar (R), who became the representative for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ 160th...

An event to help transition into Fall Fashion

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times This may come as a surprise…but, I am not a fashion expert (although, I sorta have held myself out to be since I started this column six years ago). I don’t have a degree and I can’t even sew a button. I just have strong opinions, a big mouth, and a knack for picking the most expensive options on the planet. What can I say? It’s a gift. However,...

Unionville holds off Kennett 10-7 in nail-biter

Kennett’s Sam Forte fires the ball over Unionville’s Declan Boyle, Friday night. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Since 2005, when Kennett High School revived its football team, the annual matchup with arch rival Unionville has been a one-sided affair, with the Indians winning every game. But while that streak did not end Friday night, the Blue Demons served...