Downingtown East grinds down Unionville, 47-16

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Downingtown East’s Zach Hamilton battled for yardage against Unionville. EAST MARLBOROUGH — For one quarter, Unionville woke. The 3-6 Indians looked like the District One, 5A champions they were a year ago, playing stingy defense and using a slashing option run game centered on its quarterback, while arguably outplaying 6A powerhouse Downingtown East...

On Stage: Eric Johnson brings it back to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Eric Johnson Texas guitar ace Eric Johnson played the area back in the spring on the first leg of his “Ah Via Musicom Tour.” Now, he is returning to Philly on the second leg for a show on October 22 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com) Johnson is a highly-acclaimed guitarist from the...

What To Do: This weekend is all about the pumpkins

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Great Pumpkin Carve One of the most popular autumn events in the area is “The Great Pumpkin Carve” (Chadds Ford Historical Society, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376,www.chaddsfordhistory.org) which is running now through October 20. The colorful event began with the carving competition on October 18. Live entertainment, hayrides and hot...

On Stage: Kingdom Come celebrates 30 years

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kingdom Come Kingdom Come is a band that has come and gone – and come and gone – and come again. The veteran hard rock band formed in 1987 and broke up a few years later. The group reformed in 1990 and then disbanded in 2016. This year Kingdom Come came back to life again.    Send article as PDF   

Mixed Media: A loss in the local arts world

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times This weeks’ column starts on a more somber note. Fred Carspecken, co-founder and owner of Carspecken-Scott Gallery in Wilmington, passed suddenly in his home last week after struggling with an illness over the last few years. Carspecken held a reputation as a successful art dealer – expanding on his early talents and marketing art to the professional...

UCF board takes first look at new discipline policy

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Monday night meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board held at Unionville Elementary included routine voting items and the official “first read” of the District’s redesigned discipline policy.  This policy was reworked extensively over the summer and could be voted on as soon as next month. Recent UHS graduate and...

Endorsement: Bob Casey Jr. for U.S. Senate

In looking at this year’s race for U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania has a choice between incumbent, two-term U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. and U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta. For most of his two terms in the Senate, Casey has been a moderate (like his father, he is opposed to legalized abortion, although he has strongly supported access to birth control and family planning services) and is often called out by...

On Your Table: Making the best of this year’s apple harvest

By Cathy Branciaroli,  Food Correspondent, The Times Photo Caption:  Brining pork tenderloins in apple cider and spices yields a moist, juicy and flavorful result. Think apples are “As American as Apple Pie”?  Think again.  Apples as we know them today were not native to North America. When early colonists arrived from Europe, they disdained the tiny crab apples they found here and brought...

On Stage: Kathy Mattea finds her voice, again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kathy Mattea Sometimes, dealing with your body as you grow older is like dealing with an old car. Everything works, but some of the parts just aren’t working as well as they used to work. Just ask Kathy Mattea. Mattea, a country music star who is headlining a show – “Kathy Mattea: The Acoustic Living Room Songs & Stories” — on October...

Rustin controls Unionville, 14-0, gets leg up in league title race

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Rustin’s Michael Covert breaks into the Unionville secondary as Indians’ Gabe McLaughlin fights to break off a block. WESTTOWN — Two programs, two traditions — and maybe teams headed in opposite directions. When West Chester Rustin and Unionville get together on a football field, it pretty much always determines the ChesMont American Division...