Red Cross & Firefighters install smoke alarms for those in need

A city firefighter installs a smoke alarm in a city home, Saturday. COATESVILLE — On Saturday March 23, 2019 Coatesville City Firefighters and volunteers from the American Red Cross teamed up to promote their “Sound the Alarm – Save a Life” event in homes throughout the City. “On a crisp 30 degree early spring morning these American Red Cross volunteers left the warmth and comfort of...

On Stage: Monterey Jazz Fest On Tour comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour Some of this weekend’s featured concerts in the area cover a variety of musical styles including all-star jazz, modern blues, singer-songwriter, and alt-country/experimental. Six of the most talented new artists on the jazz scene are now on the road together as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour. The tour,...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Art by Kathy Ruck at Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale When spring arrives, it marks the beginning of the annual season of area art shows and antiques/craft fairs. One of this area’s best art shows is scheduled for this weekend. The 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show (http://cfes.ucfsd.org/artshow/) will be held March 22 and 23 at the Chadds...

Mixed Media: Focus on arts for Kennett students

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times This month, Kennett hosts a few events focused around our local K-12 student artists. First, Kudos to a new program put together by Chester County Art Association  and Mary D. Lang Elementary Center (part of the Kennett Consolidated School District) to provide free art activities for children in families who are learning English as a second language. ...

On Stage: Family takes center stage this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Barr Brothers Three music acts with international vibes in their DNA will be playing shows in the area on March 22 and 23 – the Barr Brothers on Friday and Francesca Blanchard and Ranky Tanky on March 23. The Barr Brothers will headline a show at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com) with...

Democrats endorse Sondergaard, Binder, Maxwell & Maddox

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Democrats are on the verge of a third consecutive tear of historic wins as they gathered at Stetson Middle School Tuesday night to endorse countywide judicial and row offices.  Among the 23 candidates presented to the Committee, only two – Deb Ryan for District Attorney and Chris Pielli for Recorder of Deeds — ran unopposed. All came with impeccable resumes...

On Stage: Miss Saigon gets a darker update

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Miss Saigon The Vietnam War as an undeclared war in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia that lasted from November 1955 to the fall of Saigon in April 1975. It had a profound effect on the citizens of those countries and on the soldiers of the US Army. Just ask any of the hundreds of Vietnam vets from Pennsylvania who have been prescribed medical marijuana...

County granted $3.74 million for farm preservation

At its recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board awarded Chester County the highest level of funding, $3.74 million, to preserve nearly 150 more acres of farmland on two Chester County farms.  The state board announced an overall spending threshold of $38 million for the purchase of development rights from 38 farm owners state-wide – the highest spending total in...

On Stage: Kiranavali Vidyasankar showed early talent

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kiranavali Vidyasankar Many musicians trace their history of playing music back to the days of their early childhood – piano lessons when they were four years old or picking up a guitar at the age of six. Kiranavali Vidyasankar, who will perform in concert on March 17 at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, http://firemuseumpresents.com),...

Commissioners rip ‘redacted’ Sunoco pipeline emergency plan

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell view an excerpt from the heavily redacted Sunoco pipeline emergency management plan. WEST CHESTER — After many requests, and eventually demands, the Chester County Commissioners confirmed receipt Thursday by the Department of Emergency Services of the long-awaited Sunoco pipeline emergency management plan.  But...