Mixed Media: When the wall(paper) is the art work

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times The Main Line Arts Center unveiled their Professional Artist Members’ Exhibition last week. Stop by to celebrate at the reception this Friday, January 11th from 5:30 – 8pm. This exhibition will showcase a variety of media (sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media) from the programs’ 2019 cohort. Participating artists include: Frank de Pietro,...

On Stage: ‘Beautiful’ music on stage at Academy

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Sarah Bockel as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. It’s very likely that you know these songs — “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” “It’s Too Late,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “I Feel the Earth Move.” But you may not know what links these familiar songs together. All these classic...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: What is your vision for 2019?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times What goals did you set your sights on, to complete in 2018? Are you satisfied with your results or is there still unfinished business to tend to in order to start 2019 strong? What didn’t you get done?  Are you beating yourself for not getting those things done? What is your plan now? In spite of having a few tasks on your list, is the vision for your...

On Your Table: Two new cookbooks offer new tastes for 2019

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times They say that after the indulgences of the holidays, January is the month for salads.  Sure, it’s time for healthy eating after all those decadent holiday meals.  But being winter, it’s also a great month for curling up and reading cookbooks.   And, for trying out new recipes. I was lucky enough to get an advance look at two new cookbooks,...

What To Do: First First Friday is loaded with activities

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A work by artists Doug Elliot as part of Snowy Days If you want to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend, you do have some interesting options. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday...

On Stage: Coatesville’s Fitzy comes home to perform — and teach

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Brian Fitzy If asked to name people from Coatesville who have become famous, most area residents would probably think of professional athletes/C.A.S.H. alumni such as boxing’s Calvin “Silky Smooth” Grove, who had 49 professional victories and won the IBF featherweight world title in 1988; football’s Billy Joe, who was “Rookie of the Year”...

Chester County celebrates preservation of 500th farm

: Chester County Commissioners visit 500th preserved farm. From left to right: Commissioner Terence Farrell; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; farm owner Gerald Rohrer; Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; and Cindy Rohrer. Chester County signed contracts on the preservation of its 500th farm this week, bringing the total number of farm acres preserved in the county to just under 40,000.  In total, more...

Mixed Media: An exploration of the self

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times HALF:HALF at the Delaware Contemporary Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019, and in the Chinese new year, it will be the Year of The Pig. Let’s not read into that too much. Anyway, in terms of the Chinese Zodiac, the pig represents wealth and fortune. The pig is a rational, hard worker that occasionally treats itself. It brings energy to anything it does....

Inner Nature: Gustation, the sense of taste

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, The Times Lead in paint and gasoline was banned in the 1970s because it causes brain damage by downregulating the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) [1]. BNDF is an important growth factor for brains to grow and develop properly. Therefore, banning lead from gasoline makes sense – after all chemicals in fumes get breathed in, enter the circulation,...

Happy New Year!

While it is hard to know exactly what 2019 will bring, we’d like to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year! We’re continue to enjoy some holiday time with friends and family and will resume our normal publishing schedule of reader-submitted community news on Wednesday. Again, thank you for your support over the years and we hope that 2019 will be the best year yet to come. ...