Don’t Retire, ReFire: Getting back on track

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times It’s fun to step away from the usual for a while and kick your heels up, but, inherently, we are creatures of habit and feel more centered when we have a routine. What have you set aside? What do you have to take off the back burner and fire it up again? Labor Day, 2018, is behind us and although we still have two weeks remaining of the summer, our...

Super Six: Back to School

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Why should kids have all the fun with back to school shopping? I say, it is an opportunity for us to freshen up our wardrobe, too. After all, drop-offs, pick-ups, sports practice runs, incessant grocery shopping, and laundry folding deserves a fancy outfit. Correct? Well, lucky for y’all that I rounded up six of my favorite finds! Here we go… ...

Tasty treats await at West Chester’s Artisan Exchange

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Delightful made-from-scratch cheesecakes are the specialty of Anastasia & Patricia’s Hand Crafted Cheesecakes. Imagine a throng of food artisans gathered together in one convenient food hall, beckoning you to try out their many tasty creations.  That’s what Saturday mornings are like at West Chester’s Artisans Exchange. The Exchange...

Age is just a number

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Of course, as a self-proclaimed fashionista, I watched the Emmy Awards last weekend. Well, that’s not exactly true. I focused my efforts primarily on the red carpet footage (which is what matters, in my book). Honestly,  I had barely seen a quarter of the shows vying for accolades. It’s 99% about the couture for me. The dress (or tux), hair, make-up,...

Creating natural fragrances

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Open any beauty magazine lately and you will find at least one article on the importance of the “green beauty” movement. The information really hits home when you read over what combination of chemicals comprise the list of ingredients in your favorite make-up. Eye opening and kind of terrifying, honestly. Take a minute and go read it. I bet you can’t...

A little patience from patients appreciated

New state laws on prescription painkillers may slow your visit By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times In order to combat the significant problem of prescription drug abuse, Pennsylvania has put into place a prescription drug monitoring program. This program will allow prescribers and dispensers to review the medications prescribed for an individual patient. This system mandates...

Turnback Sunday: Confessions of a fashion addict

After four years, the fashion essential principles are the same Editor’s Note: Four years ago, Kelly Hockenberry debuted her column in what was then only The Unionville Times. As we’ve grown, Kelly has become a popular columnist around Chester County. As a salute to her timeless wisdom, we celebrate her fourth anniversary as a columnist by re-running her first-ever column. Congratulations...

A few birthday wishes and a time to take stock

Maybe another year wiser, but no shortage of milestones By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Tomorrow I will be one year older and wiser.  Well, hopefully. I stumbled across this blog post from “A Pretty Penny” (http://bit.ly/OLTMTd) about “taking stock” of things.  I thought it was a clever and appropriate way to take a step back and really check in on life.  Remember filling...