What To Do: Kennett Brewing Co celebrates 7 years

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Enjoying a drink in an outdoor setting is always a well-liked activity. This weekend, there are several events around the area that feature that kind of scenario. From June 24-26, the Kennett Brewing Company (http://kennettbrewingcompany.com) will present its Seventh Annual Anniversary Party. While in previous years, the event was a one-day affair, the...

On Stage: Everclear celebrating 30 years with show at the Keswick

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Everclear If music fans looked at the Marquee of the Keswick Theater (291 N. Keswick Avenue, Glenside, 215-572-7650, www.keswicktheatre.com) for a show on June 23, they might think they had stepped into a time machine and been transported back to the mid-1990s. The show’s headliner is Everclear – a band that released its first album, “World of...

Study: Chester Co. rated as one of healthiest counties in U.S.

Chester County has been recognized as one of the 500 healthiest counties in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with CVS Health.  Chester County ranks number 92 overall, based on 10 categories that drive community health, and is a top county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  There are more than 3,000 counties and county equivalents across America. This accolade follows...

ReFirement at any age: Vital core values to know, practice and stay true to

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times In a world of chaos, where one’s core values are tested every day by the influences of our society, stay true to yourself and your values, at all times, even when no one is looking. It is important to stay grounded in the values and beliefs you have come to know. The battles we wage on ourselves and the world can be a never ending-struggle if we don’t...

OJRSD board OKs new 5-year teachers’ contract

The Owen J. Roberts Board of School Directors, during its regular school board meeting held on June 20, 2022, approved a new contract with the Roberts Education Association. The current contract is due to expire on June 30, 2022; therefore, the new five-year contract will be effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027. With consideration for student success at the forefront of all efforts, both parties...

OJRSD hires two new elementary prinicipals

Heather Gillan-Esposito Owen J. Roberts School District (OJRSD) announced the hiring of two new elementary principals for the district. At its Board of Directors meeting Monday night, the OJRSD Board of Directors appointed Ms. Heather Gillan-Esposito as the principal of North Coventry Elementary and Dr. Jeffrey Detweiler as the principal of West Vincent Elementary. Both new assignments will be effective...

What To Do: Busy weekend of events to celebrate with your favorite Dad

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The West Chester Railroad Father’s Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated...

On Stage: Country stars get together as The Frontmen

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Frontmen When The Frontmen take the stage at the American Music Theatre (2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, www.AMTshows.com) on June 17, the three singers will be bringing a lot of baggage with them – baggage in the combined total of more than 30 Number One hits, more than 30 million records sold and more than 50 Top 40 hits. The Frontmen features...

Christiana Care announces deal to buy Jennersville Hospital campus

ChristianaCare and Tower Health announced Wednesday that ChristianaCare will purchase the former Jennersville Hospital location in West Grove from Tower Health, with the closing expected in approximately 30 to 60 days. The purchase will include the hospital and Tower Health’s interest in two office buildings, and an additional 24-acre parcel of land. The new name for the campus will be ChristianaCare...

Unionville HS gets familiar face as new principal

Dr. Amy Jenkins EAST MARLBOROUGH – A familiar face is returning to Unionville High School this fall, as the school’s new principal: Dr. Amy Jenkins. The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District announced Monday the appointment of Jenkins as the school’s new principal, replacing James Conley, who was hired earlier this year as Assistant Superintendent in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School...