Pocopson: So far, so good on bridge replacement

Strode’s Mill restoration supported by township By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Contractors work on removing the bridge supports, Wednesday, now that the entire deck of the Rt. 926 bridge has been removed. The new bridge is expected to be open on or about Sept. 1. POCOPSON – “Well, the bridge is out!” exclaimed Pocopson supervisor Elaine DiMonte as soon as the public comment portion...

All About Connecting: Online dating quiz

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times This month, a quiz to kick off the column (don’t worry about studying!): ALL ABOUT CONNECTING’S ONLINE DATING QUIZ Do you find that the people you write through online dating sites and apps don’t write you back? Do you find that the people that reach out to you are the ones you are not interested in? Do you wonder if there are any new people on...

Art Watch: When myth is most becoming

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times March kicks off with first Friday art gallery openings all over Chester County, and my favorite pick is at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square where allegorical painter Rachel Romano has a solo show “True North” throughout March, with an opening artist reception this Friday March 3 from 6-9pm at the gallery at 206 East State Street in Kennett Square. The...

Hoffman named to UCF curriculum post

By Julianne Besznyak, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — As was the case with the job of Assistant Superintendent, a familiar face will be filling the job of Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Director of Curriculum and Instruction — current Patton Middle School Principal, Tim Hoffman. The district Board of Education moved Monday night to appoint of Hoffman to replace John Nolen,...

Spring fever coming just a bit early this year

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I am (blissfully) typing this article while sitting out on the patio, sans coat, iced coffee in hand. In February. Although it is highly unlikely that these 70 degree temps will continue long term, I am happy to soak it up now. Even when the weather returns to normal, the brief respite from winter is enough to force an early transition of the contents...

On Stage (Extra): A ‘Curious’ case of Broadway-style entertainment

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Theater fans from this area have been very fortunate this month – mainly because of the offerings from the Kimmel Center’s “Broadway Philadelphia” series at the Academy of Music (Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia, 215-731-3333, www.kimmelcenter.org). Instead of being presented for the umpteenth...

Congress members can’t hide from the voters

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The phone rang the other night during dinner, it was a phone “town hall” for U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan (R-7) — I happen to live in the 7th — but the timing was lousy and as a practicing journalist, I kind of feel like it is inappropriate as a journalist to participate in such events. And to be honest — Meehan and his colleagues need to put on their big boy...

What To Do: Time for Kennett Winterfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Something special is brewing in Kennett Square this weekend — a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Fifth Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 25 from 12:30-4 p.m. at 600 South Broad Street in Kennett...

Fair DistrictsPA forum takes on Gerrymandering

Carol Kuniholm, Chair of Fair Districts PA, addressing the audience, Wednesday night at West Chester Henderson High School. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times WEST CHESTER – Political strategist Karl Rove once said, “He who can control redistricting can control Congress.” At her presentation Wednesday at Henderson High School, Fair Districts PA Chair Carol Kuniholm used this quote to...

Kennett’s Feliciano scales new heights in pole vault

By Hannah Christopher, Running Editor, The Times Xavier Feliciano at the Pennsylvania Indoor Track Carnival at Lehigh University. Xavier Feliciano is an extraordinary person who is a senior at Kennett High School.   His pole vaulting coach Paul Eyanson is also extraordinary, and the two of them together have accomplished great heights.   Literally and physically the team of these two have made...