What To Do: Local wine and chocolate pairings are perfect

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Galer Estate Celebrating Valentine’s Day is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter and make you forget about snow. Here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart. Valentine’s Day and chocolates have been a match made in heaven for a long time. Not surprisingly, Valentine’s Day is in the top...

Houlahan asks for ‘Valentines for Veterans’

WEST CHESTER – U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6)  — Chester County’s representative in the U.S. House, is inviting students and residents in the region to participate in the Valentines for Veterans project by making cards for area veterans, thanking them for their service. “Especially during this pandemic, we’ve seen extraordinary acts of kindness in the Pennsylvania Sixth,” said...

What To Do: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Victorine’s Valentine Day Celebrating Valentine’s Day is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter. Valentine’s Day Weekend is tough to pin down this year because February 14 is in a Friday. Some activities are this weekend and some are on February 14. Here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart....

Paying tribute to couples who love — and fight fires together

Amanda and Tom Keesey Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and in fire stations across Chester County love is in the air. To help celebrate the holiday, the Chester County Fire Chiefs Association is paying special tribute to couples who keep the spark of romance alive by saving lives together as volunteer firefighters. The Association also encourages anyone looking to show their love for their...

A February SuperSix just for Valentine’s

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Not that we ever really need an excuse to shop…but, a holiday does ramp up the intensity. I have found some fun ideas, all under $100! Here we go… JCrew Ruffle Neck Pullover (on sale for $60!) :    Send article as PDF   

Commissioners get to heart of the matter, get CPR lesson

Harry Moore, Deputy Director of Field Services for the Chester County Department of Emergency Services (far left) instructs Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone in hands-only CPR. WEST CHESTER — In Chester County, on Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the heart. To further emphasize their proclamation of support for American Heart Month, the Chester County...

State Police warn on Valentine’s ‘Sweetheart’ scams

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds the public – particularly users of dating and matchmaking websites – to protect themselves against online sweetheart scams. Also referred to as a romance scam, the sweetheart scam is a common way for thieves to trick strangers into sending them large amounts of cash. The perpetrator typically preys on the loneliness of their...

A chance to find a special person love on Valentine’s Day

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My dear Readers, This is certainly the season of LOVE and as a Dating, Love and Life Strategist, I have never had a client that has inspired me more to help find the love and life one truly deserves. We all deserve love, and I feel so humbled and appreciative that I have been able to help hundreds of men and women find the love and life they’ve always dreamed...

Last-minute Valentine’s Day desserts

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times A little chocolate can go a long way to saying “I love you” to your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s day is upon us but don’t stress out. Making the day special can be as easy or as elaborate as you’d like to make it. Simple seems best as the clock is ticking down. And last minute dishes can be just as delightful as...

What To Do: One word: chocolate!

Kennett Chocolate Festival is sweet treat before Valentine’s By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Chocolate takes center stage at the annual Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival. Once the Christmas holidays are over, the dog days of winter start to set in. A holiday is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter and Valentine’s Day is always equal to the task. Valentine’s...