On Stage: Peacock, Antigone Rising still going strong

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Alice Peacock Just before the end of last century, two female acts arrived on the music scene and immediately began receiving accolades for their work and started building a solid fan base – Alice Peacock in 1999 and Antigone Rising in 1998. We’re now approaching the end of the second decade of this century and both acts are still making great music....

Otten bills address food waste, food insecurity

State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, hosted constituents in her district office Tuesday evening for an overview and discussion of her proposed food waste reduction bills, followed by the screening of a documentary on food waste. “More food reaches our landfills and incinerators than any other single material in our everyday trash stream,” Otten said. “Today,...

Kerslake announces primary challenge to Howard in 167th

Ginny Kerslake Former Chester County Commissioner candidate Ginny Kerslake announced her candidacy Wednesday for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 167th District. This District includes West Whiteland, East Whiteland, Charlestown, Willistown, West Pikeland, and Easttown townships and Malvern borough. “In times like today, when personal property rights, public safety, and the environment...

Killion and staff to conduct food drive

In the spirit of the holiday season, Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester and Delaware) and his staff are conducting a holiday food drive to benefit the West Chester Food Cupboard. “While Chester County is Pennsylvania’s most prosperous county, there are still people – often children – in our own community who are hungry,” said Killion. “As the holidays approach, it’s important to be thankful...

Toughkenamon Improvement Plan- Update and Open House Dec. 9

In an effort to advance the newly adopted 2018 Comprehensive Plan, New Garden Township applied for and was awarded a grant through the DVRPC Transportation and Community Development Initiative to fund the engineering of a Streetscape and Transportation Improvement Plan in the Village of Toughkenamon. The Township advertised for interested residents and business owners to form a committee  to guide...

Pine Street’s 100 Wheels Project to build 1,000th bike on Thursday night

The elves of Pine Street Carpenters will gather at the remodeling firm’s shop on December 5 for its 12th annual 100 Wheels Project bike-build. The West Chester company’s community service project has provided nearly 1000 bikes to deserving children in the community, and on December 5 the remodeling firm will build another 122 bicycles for those in need. WEST CHESTER — For a hundred or so elves,...

DA files bribery, conspiracy charges against Energy Transfer employees over Pipeline security

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced the filing of criminal charges Tuesday against employees of Energy Transfer and contracted security firms for bribery, conspiracy, and related offenses regarding the Mariner East Pipeline. This is the second set of charges filed by the District Attorney’s Office related to Mariner East. In this case, the charges allege that Energy...

Sestak ends Presidential campaign

Former Congressman Joe Sestak Joe Sestak, a Democrat who represented the old 7th Congressional District in Chester and Delaware counties  between 2006 and 2010 ended his presidential campaign Sunday night. Sestak, a retired three-star U.S. Navy admiral struggled for attention and campaign donations — never making the threshold to participate in any of the Democratic Party debates — and was somewhat...

Chester County Youth Center receives statewide award for community service dog treat-making program

: Kristi Washington (center), Caseworker for the Chester County Youth Center, who received a state Program of the Year award for the Youth Center’s dog treat-making program, along with Youth Center deputy director Fred Ellzy (left) and Youth Center Director Gary Blair (right). The Chester County Youth Center recently received a Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs (JDCAP)...

New book recalls building of Messiah Lutheran Church in Downingtown

The Rev. Barry M. Ridge has published a book about the building of Messiah Lutheran Church, 46 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown. Pastor Ridge served the congregation from 1977 to 1987. Messiah’s current building, which was dedicated in 1986, replaced an earlier building at the same location. A Time to Build is a collection of sermons and photographs tracing Messiah’s adventure in building: from...