Rudolf hired as Kennett Twp. interim manager

KENNETT — Alison Rudolf will serve as Kennett Township’s interim township manager beginning Tuesday, May 28. She will replace, on an interim basis, Lisa Moore, who was terminated by the township last week and is the subject of an ongoing investigation over alleged fiscal improprieties.    Send article as PDF   

What To Do: Kennett Memorial Day Parade tops busy weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Memorial Day Parade Memorial Day Weekend is a time for weekend getaways, barbecues and traditional events. One of the most popular traditional events is Kennett Square’s annual Memorial Day Parade (West State Street, Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com). The parade, which honors the area’s veterans, is scheduled for May 27. ...

On Stage: the circus comes to town

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Big Apple Circus The Big Apple Circus, which is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year, up residency at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Avenue, Oaks, https://bigapplecircus.com) for a run now through June 16. Many of the world’s greatest circus acts have performed under the Big Apple Circus Big Top. Each year, a new show...

On Stage: Yann Tiersen at The Keswick tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Yann Tiersen Yann Tiersen speaks a lot of languages, plays an amazing number of instruments and has released almost 20 albums. Tiersen is a multi-dimensional musician from the Breton region in the west of France who is known for his solo work and his work on film scores. He is currently on tour supporting his new album, “ALL” – a tour that...

Brush up on your teeth cleaning skills

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Did you know that May is designated National Dental Care Month? I didn’t but it seems there is a national month for everything. I just learned that May is National Dental Care Month. A great time to share some toothbrushing tips.    Send article as PDF   

On Stage: Uriah Heep keeps it heavy for nearly 50 years

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Uriah Heep In 1969, guitarist Mick Box formed a band in London called Uriah Heep – its name taken from a Charles Dickens character. Box has remained the core element of the band and has kept it going for more than five decades. On May 20, Uriah Heep visits the area for a show at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com). ...

On Stage: Brand X returns, again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Brand X Brand X, which is headlining shows at the Kennett Flash (102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, 484-732-8295, http://www.kennettflash.org) on May 18 and 19 has a similarity to horror film characters like Freddie Kreuger and Chucky – just when you think they’re dead and gone for good, they reappear. The London-based band started in 1975...

Op/Ed: Trump budget cuts will be devastating to Chester County

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone It’s déjà vu all over again.  The numbers and the analyses are out and President Trump’s FY 2020 budget contains brutal cuts even more drastic than his 2018 budget.  This budget targets key federal programs that are vital to Pennsylvania counties which provide necessary human services, emergency services...

What To Do: Valley Jamboree in Chadds Ford

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The weather forecast is lovely for the next week — sunny days and highs ranging from 75-83 degrees – and that’s great because many of the popular events on this weekend’s calendar are outdoor activities. The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s “Valley Jamboree” is scheduled for May 18 and 19 at the Barn Visitors Center (1736 Creek...

On Stage: Fab Faux focus on the sound of the Beatles

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Fab Faux Beatles fans will never be able to see the Beatles perform live — unless John and George somehow come back from the dead. But the band’s music lives on with a wide array of tribute acts performing songs from the foursome’s impressive catalogue. Some of these tribute acts put on stage shows in which they try to look and sound like...