What To Do: Easter, Earth Day and more celebrations

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is the weekend that Easter Egg hunts will be omnipresent. Brightly-colored Easter eggs will be everywhere. The only place with more eggs might be in a large seafood restaurant specializing in shad roe dishes. Fortunately, there are more events this weekend than just Easter Egg hunts – like Earth Day events. Earth Day has been becoming more...

On Stage: Odonis Odonis stays intense

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Odonis Odonis Two acts playing at Philadelphia venues on April 19 can induce different dream states. Odonis Odonis can put you on a trail to industrial nightmares while Dawn Landes can make you float away with her soft lullabies. Odonis Odonis is a Canadian band that has embraced different sound vibes over the years but has always maintained a constant...

On Stage: Less Than Jake is more than fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Less Than Jake Just over a year ago, ska/punk/indie rock veterans Less Than Jake energized and thoroughly entertained a sellout audience at The Queen (500 North Market Street, Wilmington, 202-730-3331,www.thequeenwilmington.com). Now, the band from Gainesville, Florida, is back to do it again. LTJ will headline a show at The Queen on April 17 and...

Chester County to celebrate 30 years of open space preservation

Chester County residents are invited to attend a celebration that will mark the 30th anniversary of the open space preservation program in this county and recognize the economic benefits of these efforts. The Chester County Open Space Summit will take place from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville.   ...

DA candidate Ryan backs bills to support abuse victims

Deb Ryan Deb Ryan, Democratic candidate for Chester County District Attorney, fully supports the Pennsylvania legislature’s efforts to support domestic abuse and sexual abuse survivors. Ryan states, “PA House Bill 962, the PA House proposed Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment, and Act 79 are three very important pieces of legislation to protect our commonwealth’s citizens.” House bill...

Sunday Punch: Did some local Democrats sell us out on the Pipeline?

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Minus a gallbladder and feeling moderately human for the first time since before the Super Bowl, in the first Sunday Punch of April, we look at lots of fun stuff: wind turbine cancer, jumping to conclusions, how we all hate social media but can’t quit it and of course, the impressive ability of Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. We’ll start...

On Stage: Anastasia comes to Academy of Music

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Anastasia Springtime is a great time to start enjoying outdoor activities. But, with the vagaries of spring weather in this region, it’s a good idea to have backup plans for your weekend activity. Spending time indoors watching a theatrical production is a great backup plan and this is a great time for theater options in the area.   ...

What To Do: take a train ride with the Easter Bunny

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Easter Bunny on the west Chester Railroad. The Easter Bunny is known for hopping around — but not always. Sometimes, instead of bouncing along the ground, the big happy rabbit rides a train. The holiday bunny has already embarked on his three-weekend stint of riding trains all around the area. The West Chester Railroad (610-430-2233, www.westchesterrr.net)...

On Stage: McKay offers perfect musical compliment to spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Nellie McKay When Nellie McKay performs on stage, her warm voice and engaging delivery seem to make beautiful musical flowers appear in the air. When people pay a visit to Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org), there are beautiful flowers in the air and everywhere.    Send article...

Commissioners file suit against Sunoco over pipeline construction

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell, and the County of Chester have filed a civil lawsuit against Sunoco Pipeline LP regarding the Mariner East pipeline project.  The Commissioners and the County are seeking a permanent injunction against Sunoco relating to the company’s disregard of the language of supplemental permanent easements...