What To Do: Remembering our indigenous roots

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chester County American Indian Cultural Festival Temperatures that have climbed into the upper 70s and low 80s but don’t let that fool you. We’re in the fourth week of autumn and winter is just around the corner. If you look at an event calendar, you’ll see that it is loaded with autumn and Halloween events. This week’s schedule features a variety...

AG Shapiro announces run for Governor

Pennsylvania Attorney General announces his bid for Governor at an event in Pittsburgh, Wednesday. To the surprise virtually no one — The Times has been reporting this for months — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is running for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2022. While there are nearly dozen Republican candidates for governor, Shapiro is currently the only Democrat seeking...

On Stage: Candlelight celebrates the best of its performances

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Candlelight Theater (2208 Millers Road, Arden, Delaware, 302- 475-2313, www.candlelighttheatredelaware.org) is presenting its brand-new mainstage production – “The Best of the Candlelight Theatre” – now through October 31. The original production is just what its name implies – a series of arranged and choreographed numbers that were...

Everything you need to know about local Halloween events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve When October arrives each year, Halloween events are omnipresent. Some are kid-friendly, some are elaborate, and some are really scary. Some are one- or two-day events and some last as long as six or seven weeks. They come in all shapes and sizes — and they are everywhere. One of the most popular Halloween events in the...

Chesco Dems rip Mastriano event falsely claiming 2020 election fraud

On Tuesday, Chester County’s Democrats laced into state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who plans a Chesterbrook event this week built around the Big Lie — that Donald Trump won the 2020 election, which multiple real audits have shown to be untrue — a claim fraudulently pushed by he and others in the state and local Republican Party. Mastriano has pushed for bogus vote “fraudits” in various...

When it comes to the pipeline: who bought Tom Wolf?

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Yes, it was a good thing that Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro came to Chester County this past week and announced 48 criminal charges against Energy Transfer, the company completely botching the construction of the Mariner East II Pipeline. The bad thing: work continued on the project the next day like nothing happened. Even if Energy Transfer...

Police arrest teen over CASD alleged school shooting threat

Caln Police arrested a local student following a threat — which the student later claimed to be a joke — of a school shooting in the Coatesville Area School District, Thursday. The threat led to an early dismissal of schools in favor of remote learning as local police worked to assess the threat. It started at 7 a.m., when Caln Police Department was made aware of a tip that was submitted to a...

What To Do: Fall into Autumn festivals

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Friends Fall Festival Now that crisp autumn weather has arrived, it’s a great time to enjoy outdoor events such fall festivals, historical celebrations, hayrides, wine festivals, mazes and scenic train rides. The Friends Fall Festival at the Downingtown Friends Meeting (Downingtown Friends Meeting, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, 610-269-4223,...

Commissioners adopt new climate action plan

The Chester County Board of Commissioners today adopted the county’s new Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in Chester County by 2050. The plan, developed by the Chester County Planning Commission with input from a series of public meetings, public comments, and partner review, represents a significant update of the county’s 2010 Greenhouse Gas Report, which...

On Stage: Birdtalker kicks off busy area music weekend at MilkBoy Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Birdtalker This weekend, live music gets off to an early start with a twin-bill at MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 215- 925-6455, www.milkboyphilly.com). The show on October 7 will feature Birdtalker as the headlined with Bre Kennedy as the opening act. Fronted by husband-and-wife Zack and Dani Green, Birdtalker have cultivated...