Coatesville Christmas Parade cancelled due to poor weather

Due to forecasts of inclement weather, the Coatesville Christmas Parade, scheduled for Saturday — has been cancelled. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast called for high winds and steady rain throughout the day. Due to notice requirements of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) (Lincoln Highway is a state highway), the parade cannot be rescheduled for this year,...

Roman named director of county Workforce Development Board

Jeannette Roman Jeannette Roman has been named Director of Chester County’s Workforce Development Board (WDB) by Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline. Roman has worked for the WDB since 2010, most recently as the Acting Director. Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz said, “The Workforce Development Board is an integral part of Chester County’s...

On Stage: ‘Hairspray’ returns to Delaware Valley

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Hairspray Prior to May 2022, it had been more than a decade since “Hairspray” went on a National Tour and played a run in the area. The show, which is filled with fun numbers and poignant messages, is a delight that shouldn’t be missed. The National Tour touched down at the Miller Theater (formerly the Merriam Theater) in Philly in May. Now, it’s...

On Stage: Boney James returns to Philly with show at Rivers Casino

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Boney James Boney James has performed at many venues in the Delaware Valley, South Jersey and Atlantic City. Boney James has released a lot of smooth jazz albums. This weekend, James returns to the Philly area with a new album and a show at a new venue. James will treat fans to music from his recently released album, “Detour,” in a concert at Rivers...

Fernmoor Homes breaks ground at Mi-Place™ at Downingtown

Fernmoor Homes, a leading family-owned building company providing luxury homes and apartments across New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, held a groundbreaking for their upcoming Mi-Place™ at Downingtown apartments and townhomes in Caln Township. This new residential community will add 400 new homes to Caln Township, including 200 3-bedroom townhomes, with one-car garages, and 200 1- and 2-bedroom...

Holliday named new Exec. Director for PA Bar Association

Matthew M. Holliday Matthew M. Holliday of West Chester will be the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s executive director-elect beginning Jan. 2, 2023. Holliday currently serves as executive director of the Chester County Bar Association and the Chester County Bar Foundation. “Matt brings to the PBA a track record of growing membership, broadening community partnerships, and expanding benefits and...

Johnson named Director of Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services

Jamie Johnson After serving for ten years as the second in command of the Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, the Chester County Commissioners named Jamie Johnson the new Director upon the retirement of Vince Brown. Brown worked in Drug & Alcohol (D&A) for 32 years, the last ten as its Director. “Jamie is passionate about helping those who struggle with substance abuse disorders, and...

On Stage Extra: Dreamers hit the road again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Dreamers After sitting back waiting a long time for the pandemic to pass, Dreamers, a pop rock duo featuring Nick Wold and Nelson, has shaken off the rust and is on the road again. They are in the middle of their “The Cameras & Coastlines” co-headlining tour with Smallpools – a tour that touches down locally on November 13 at Brooklyn Bowl...

On Stage: Willie Nile returns to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Willie Nile Willie Nile loves the Philadelphia area – and, without a doubt, the Philly area loves him back. Around 16 months ago, Nile — much to his relief and much to his delight — started playing live shows for live audiences again after a year-and-a-half of pandemic restrictions. Since mid-2021, Nile has come down from New York to perform...

Shapiro, Fetterman, Houlahan post victories; Friel appears to flip state house race

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Although the votes are still being counted, a few races seem to be coming into focus this Wednesday morning on what has turned out to be a better than expected election for the commonwealth’s Democrats — including a chance as of this writing for democrats to control the the State House of Representatives for the first time in more than a decade. Attorney...