Do celebrities impact your fashion choices?

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By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I subscribe to a rather long list of online resources that I look forward to reading on a regular basis. I have talked about The Skimm (www.theskimm.com) in the past. If you are short on time and don’t want to rely on Twitter or Facebook for an update on current events (that is a joke, peeps), The Skimm actually imparts real facts. It is enjoyable that...

Capturing a unique look in images

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Jie Lan’s People of Kennett Square offers a mesmerizing look at people By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times In the spirit of the change in season and switching out my wardrobe for fall, I figured that I would take the opportunity to update my Times headshot, as well. (I’m sure you all were on pins and needles waiting for this). A few months ago, I had the opportunity to be photographed...

On Your Table: Easy grab-n’ go foods for kids

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By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Nutritious, individual portioned ham and egg “muffins” are easy to prepare ahead of time and just perfect for grab-n-go meals or snacks. Now that the kids are back to school, packing an appetizing, healthy meal for them is an easy way to improve their day, even if they don’t feel quite so enthusiastic about the early mornings and hectic...

Setting aside fashion for one week

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(Editor’s Note: today’s column is a reprise of one we ran five years ago today. It is no less relevant — but does add a bit of new detail on something you can do to help the families of the victims). By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I can’t write a fashion article today. Instead, I’d like to honor my cousin, Michael Horrocks, who perished in the horrific attacks on September...

All About Connecting: My dear readers…

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Use the power of love and a passion to live fearlessly By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times When I started my company All About Connecting four years ago, my purpose was to coach about the whole human experience being shared. Life, and all its dramatic and monotonous moments; from deep despair of losing a loved one, to experiencing new passionate love, All About Connecting has been able to inspire...

A little patience from patients appreciated

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New state laws on prescription painkillers may slow your visit By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times In order to combat the significant problem of prescription drug abuse, Pennsylvania has put into place a prescription drug monitoring program. This program will allow prescribers and dispensers to review the medications prescribed for an individual patient. This system mandates...

Goodbye Summer: September Super Six is here!

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Fall into six fun things to brighten your autumn By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Happy official end of summer / segway to fall Super Six! Hopefully, I will help to ease the pain of transition with my September picks: Fairchild Baldwin Necklace (available at No.109Shop) : OK, these necklaces are instantaneous glamour. Run, don’t walk, to No.109 to grab your favorite color before they...

Don’t Retire-ReFire: How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

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By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Have you ever forgotten where you put your keys? Do you sometimes forget words or names? Do you feel like your brain is just getting duller? Have you ever felt like you have nothing to add to a conversation? Don’t panic! It’s part of the natural aging process. However, there is growing evidence that tells us otherwise. We do possess the power and...

With summer dwindling, it’s time for Pumpkin Spice

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I’m craving a bit of cool, crisp weather and maybe a latte By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Right now, I am writing my article on the beach feeling summertime slip through my fingers like sand. It has been a long, hot, sunny one filled with lots of great memories. But, I’m looking forward to the change in season. It’s one of the main reasons that I love to live in Chester County....

Not quite ready to let go

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Mixed emotions with my oldest leaving for college By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I am typing this article in the midst of chaos all around me. My oldest leaves for his freshman year of college in four days and I am not ready…not physically, emotionally, or spiritually. In fact, I cried washing his XL twin sheet set thinking about how the bed in his room will remain untouched for...