Art Watch: Busy art calendar as summer ebbs

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week make sure to submit your artwork to the Oxford Art Alliance’s Juried Show by the close of Thursday August 24th. This is a wonderful national show that is juried this year by Brandywine River Museum of Art’s Executive Director, Tom Padon. Go to www.oxfordart.org for more information and an online application. There are great cash prizes and...

On Your Table: Tomatoes are the bright star in your summer salad

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Tomato Salad with Cucumbers and Shiraz Dressing Tomato season is upon us and that means we’re about to see our favorite fruit in a whole plethora of shades, shapes and sizes. Sure, these days you can find tomatoes at the grocery store year round. But those perfectly round, usually bland, tomatoes have been genetically modified over the years...

Cozzone to announce bid for Lt. Gov

Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone will formally announce Tuesday that she plans to run for Lt. Governor in 2018. She plans a formal announcement on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in West Chester at 2 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

CHAMPS! KAU Juniors return home to victory parade tonight

The National Champion KAU Junior League baseball team. KENNETT SQUARE — Although they lost a tough matchup to Chinese Taipei in the World Championships, the KAU Junior League baseball won the National Championship — and became the talk of most of the sports world with an amazing catch by Jack Regenye, who literally leaped over the center field fence to rob a home run in Sunday’s game. KAU...

Heavy weather keeps township crews busy

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township Public Works Director Roger Lysle discusses extensive township clean ups after recent heavy rains. KENNETT  – The recent run of wet weather has kept the yownship’s public works crews on their toes. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Public Works Director Roger Lysle discussed the impact that the heavy rainfall...

Shopping in an age of instant gratification

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times The art of shopping has changed, changed, changed, my friends. Most say for the better, but I’m not convinced. It all seems too easy. There’s no “thrill of the hunt” anymore. Remember when we were kids and you waited, ever so patiently, for your mom to take you for Back to School clothes and how, if you went too late, the store would probably be...

On Stage Spotlight: Croce returns to his Chester County roots

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times A.J. Croce There are quite a few recording acts that have their roots in Chester County. Nashville has three of them – Downingtown’s Liz Longley and Kate Klim (Downingtown High grads) and Chester Springs’ Anna Wilson (Villa Maria Academy). West Chester has Mindy Rhodes (Westtown School) and Laura Promiscuo (West Chester Henderson). Coatesville has...

Nobody asked me, but…

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times To be clear, the small number of misguided souls who call themselves Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists and the like should have no serious place in our public discourse (I’ll make the same argument for anyone, left, right, middle or otherwise who would use violence or intimidation to further their political aims). And aside from the small group of vocal, angry folks...

What To Do: Symphony under the stars at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times You can triple your pleasure if you visit Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org/nightscape) on August 19. The featured attraction will be a concert by Kennett Symphony of Chester County at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood’s Open Air Theater. Visitors to the site will also be able to check out Longwood’s amazing...

On Stage: Dave Koz and Larry Graham Jr. are side by side

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Dave Koz and Larry Graham Jr. There are people who never seem to wear the same outfit twice. Dave Koz seems that way when it comes to touring his live shows. Koz’ tours come in many different formats and are presented at a wide variety of venues. In recent years, Koz has visited this area with an assortment of different shows and an array of guest performers...